Javed Iqbal

  • TLAHORE - The cost of Rs200 billion Orange Line Metro Train Project has gone up by Rs15 billion because of a subsequent amendment to the original contract awarded to a Chinese construction company. This came to light in a report recently submitted by the P&D department to the provincial cabinet. ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Despite the apex court order to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to tighten the noose around the politicians pressurising bureaucrats to promote favouritism and the chief secretary’s letter to all officers to comply with the court direction, consecutive events in ...

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  • TLahore - Despite tall claims of the outgoing PML-N government that it abolished the patwari culture, an episode in Rahim Yar Khan told a different story when the administration was forced to withdraw orders for transfer of revenue officials. Transfers of patwaris by Rahim Yar Khan AC Hira Rizwan ...

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  • TLahore  -  The Punjab government retrieved at least 35 luxury vehicles and about 45 costly cars and parked them in the provincial pool, The Nation has learnt. The officers had been using them without entitlement. The caretaker government has refused to give these vehicles to other ...

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  • TLAHORE - Strict anti-corruption legislation is needed to curb this menace as, currently, there is no concrete method to check whether an officer is involved in corrupt practices or not, let alone to curb his financial mismanagement. Traditionally, there are methods to check officials’ ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  A committee constituted by the Punjab chief secretary to discuss implementation of the Punjab Service Tribunal (PST) judgment on promotion ratio between ex-PCS and ex-PSS officers will meet today. Ex-PSS, a faction of the provincial service officers, had approached the Chief ...

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  • TLAHORE - The caretaker government has finally dropped the proposal to close down about three dozen public sector companies and left the issue for the coming government to decide. Law minister Syed Zia Haider Rizvi confirmed on Saturday that the interim government would not close any of the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government is going to prevent all the 72 proscribed organizations declared by the Ministry of Interior from collecting hides of sacrificial animals on the sacred festival of Eidul Azha, The Nation has learnt. The said banned outfits as is feared collect hides worth ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Chief Minister’s Inspection Team has detected registration of more than 4,000 vehicles on bogus documents by the excise and taxation department. All these vehicles were auctioned by the security institution on various occasions. It also found registration of 701 trucks on ...

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  • TLahore   - The Punjab government will retrieve luxury vehicles from officials who had been using them without entitlement and hand over them to senior officials who are duly entitled and need them for field use.  The officials serving in the public sector companies, authorities, ...

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  • TLAHORE - The bureaucracy has finally bridled the financially autonomous companies and authorities by lowering the salary ceiling of their officers to a minimum level. Earlier, the government officials posted in these public sector projects had been drawing one million or more. However, the ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  The caretaker Punjab government has set the high salary limit for officers appointed in public sector companies, authorities, autonomous bodies and foundations, says a Finance Department notificaiton. All types of project allowances, pay packages, market based salaries ...

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  • TLAHORE - Although all the major political parties have fielded five percent women candidates on general seats, fulfilling the constitutional needs in the elections being held today, most of them are contesting on less important seats for the respective parties. It is the constitutional requirement ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab home department has directed the inspector general prisons to constitute a medical board to thoroughly examine former premier Nawaz Sharif after the Adiala Jail authorities’ suggestion regarding his shifting from the prison to hospital on medical grounds. The IG prisons ...

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  • TLAHORE - A caretaker cabinet member Saturday disclosed the provincial government has allowed the air-conditioner facility to former premier Nawaz Sharif in Adiala Jail. The decision in this regard was taken on the NAB doctor’s advice, he said, adding Caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hasan ...

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  • TLahore  -  Punjab Law Minister Syed Zia Haider Rizvi has said that caretaker government would lay down a procedure for hiring fresh law officers in the Advocate General Punjab (AGP) office. Rizvi said it while chairing a high level meeting at the AGP office. AGP Imtiaz Rasheed Siddiqui, ...

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  • TLahore - The Punjab chief secretary said that he delegated his powers to the divisional commissioners and directed them to resolve the public issues on the division level and strictly implement election commission code of conduct. Talking exclusively to The Nation, Akbar Hussain Durrani claimed ...

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  • TLAHORE  - The former government had decided to write off loans issued to mechanical tandoor owners but on the Finance Department's refusal to approve the proposal the matter was put on the backburner. The then government under sasti rotti scheme had issued loans to private people. Against an ...

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  • TLAHORE - After Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hassan Askari’s nod to close about one dozen inactive and dysfunctional companies set up by the PML-N government, the caretaker cabinet will meet soon to stamp the closure. There are about 70 public sector companies established in Punjab and a ...

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  • TLAHORE - As the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday suspended all local governments until July 25, the Election Day, the Punjab government is likely to appoint deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners as administrators, sources said. The provincial government has also issued a ...

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  • TLAHORE - Unlike protests against the arrest of former LDA DG Ahad Cheema, bureaucrats remained calm on the arrest of former principal secretary to prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad. Fawad, a BPS-22 officer, got prime postings like secretary of C&W, health, services and implementation and ...

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  • TLahore - The interim government is considering more reshuffles, it is learnt reliably.  According to sources, Punjab Prisons IG, DIGs, jail superintendents, special secretaries and public sector company chiefs are likely to be transferred. The prisons inspector general is the custodian of ...

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  • TLAHORE  - On NAB’s demand, the Punjab secretary implementation and coordination (I&C) on Wednesday sought information from parent administrative departments of the public sector companies regarding terms and conditions of the CEO’s appointments. Sources said the National ...

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  • TLAHORE - Despite continued state land grab and decreasing revenue collection, the outgoing senior member of the Board of Revenue (SMBR) has abolished a large number of slots of naib tehsildars, The Nation has learnt. Former board member Aslam Kamboh was later repatriated to the federal government. ...

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  • TLAHORE - Although the caretaker government has changed a large number of officers in the province, junior field officers like assistant commissioners and tehsildars that may influence elections have not been transferred at all. Moreover, district monitoring officers (DMOs) and SHOs on police side ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/Lahore/Karachi  -  The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday gave its nod to a massive administrative reshuffle in three provinces aimed at ensuring a greater degree of transparency in the upcoming general elections in the country. These administrative changes have been ...

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  • TLahore - Caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi will fly to Islamabad on Wednesday (today) with a list of over 100 officers to be transferred, sources in the CM Office confided to The Nation.  The officers have been serving in Punjab on key positions for many years. And the caretaker ...

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  • TLAHORE - The caretaker Punjab government has decided to reverse the transfers and postings made by the former administration during last two weeks or so and decided to make a major fresh reshuffle in the bureaucracy. The PML-N government during its last month had accommodated a good number of ...

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  • TLAHORE - The fate of dozens of companies the PML-N government set up in Punjab as parallel entities to administrative department is uncertain. The Supreme Court has exposed utility and performance of these companies, especially huge salaries and perks the heads of these companies are enjoying. The ...

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  • TLAHORE - A high-level meeting on public sector companies at the Civil Secretariat the other day decided that all political people working with these companies on lucrative positions will be de-notified, The Nation has learnt. The meeting was chaired by Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed and ...

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