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  • TLahore - Punjab Chief Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar has directed the civil servants to perform their duties in accordance with the rules and regulations without fearing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Talking to The Nation Khokhar dispelled the impression that NAB’s fear has ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Government College University has filed a complaint in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against former Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences DG Dr Allah Ditta Raza Ch, alleging Dr Allah Ditta Ch committed fraud and embezzlement in funds collected from student registration ...

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  • TLahore - The Punjab Assembly secretary has requested the Punjab government to provide VVIP facilities to ex-MPAs, The Nation has learnt. In a letter to the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department, Punjab Assembly Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti said: “Speaker has desired that the government ...

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  • TLahore - Under the pressure from the Supreme Court, the Punjab Irrigation Department (PID) has sprung into action against the water thieves in areas of Bahalawalpur Division. The department officials however have denied the impression that India, as matter of state policy, was stealing water from ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Sultan of Brunei has expressed his eagerness to invest in Punjab by establishing health and education cities in the province. The Planning and Development Chairman has already conducted a meeting and directed the concerned departments to come up with proposals to streamline foreign ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government has cancelled allotment of state land to Pak-Turk Schools & Colleges (PTSC) in Multan and decided to hand it over to the education department. A meeting in this regard was held at the Civil Secretariat the other day. ACS Ajaz Ahmad chaired the meeting while School ...

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  • TLahore   -  The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has requested the Punjab Chief Secretary not to post Punjab Secretariat Service (PSS) officers in the establishment. A letter from the ACE DG to the Secretary Services S&GAD conveyed that all the posts of directors region, ...

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  • TLAHORE - Senior educationists have lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resolve to introduce a uniform system of education in the country but say the government would have to take a number of steps to materialize this objective. The Nation talked to senior educationists who identified a number ...

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  • TLahore - Reversal of devolution has reached new heights with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at a higher echelon of power who has taken even petty issues into his own hands. Contrary to the PTI government claims to devolve power to the lower strata of the society, ensure decentralisation, ...

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  • TLahore - The Punjab government suspended a number of the irrigation officials on the charges of conniving with water thieves in the Bahawalnagar Canal Circle (BCC). The department also started disciplinary proceedings against them under PEEDA Act 2006. However, some of them got stay order from the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The INDUSTRIES, Commerce and Investment (IC&I) Department has finally formulated rules for the installation of new cement plants and forwarded for approval to the competent authority. After approval of the Chief Executive, the rules will be notified. New cement plants are needed as ...

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  • TLahore   -  There is not a single district in Punjab where electricity is not being stolen. According to data of the provincial energy department and task force, 1,464 domestic theft complaints were reported in a month (October 13- November 17). Most of the cases surfaced in southern ...

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  • TLAHORE - The creation of the South Punjab province remains a dream but the PTI government has announced a big step towards this direction by announcing the establishment of a mini-secretariat in Multan or Bahawalpur. But how far this move will serve the purpose is a question of great concern not ...

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  • TLahore - The Punjab Health Foundation (PHF) will unveil its plan on Sunday (today) to generate 100,000 jobs for doctors and allied health professionals by financing 45 new health initiatives in rural and underprivileged areas.The jobs will be created through the public private partnership model ...

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  • TLahore - Punjab may lose its water share up to 4maf if the provinces agree to a proposal floated by Sindh during a meeting called by the Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP). The meeting is being held to resolve the water dispute among provinces. Sindh has floated a proposal that the share of the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Joint Enquiry Team (JET) constituted by the apex court, after thoroughly probing the establishment of cement industry in the Potohar region, has recommended criminal proceedings against three factories and 15 people including two secretaries. The JET has also recommended imposition of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Did the Lahore NAB director general Shahzad Saleem transgress his limits by recently giving interviews to some TV channels? The NAB official’s media interaction raised a question as to who is competent to talk to the press in certain situations. An official of the Regulations ...

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  • TLAHORE - Did the police really deal with the TLP protesters in Lahore last week the way they should have? Or did they deliberately adopt an indifferent attitude to give the protesters an upper hand? What will happen if TLP zealots come out on the streets again in case talks between the religious ...

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  • TLAHORE - Reshuffle in the bureaucracy by the PTI government has given a message to the civil establishment to mend its ways or be ready to face the consequences. After posting of Yousuf Naseem Khokhar as Punjab bureaucracy chief, transfers of officers, both civil and police, are said to be a ...

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  • TLAHORE - Speakers at the Hameed Nizami Press Institute of Pakistan (HNPIP) seminar on ‘Access to Information for Responsible Governance’ on Saturday said that without ensuring right to information the concept of good governance would remain a dream. Former LHC judge  Shaikh Ahmad ...

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  • TLAHORE - Conflict between the Lahore High Court (LHC) registrar and the Punjab government on certain issues has deepened. Issues include upgrade of various posts, time-scale promotions and advance increment in respect of this court and the district judiciary. The LHC registrar said in a letter to ...

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  • TLAHORE - After the visit of the First Lady Bushra Bibi to the social welfare centre Lahore, Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal Department Secretary Ambreen Raza has initiated steps to improve the condition of the dilapidated centres. Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar too had visited the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PTI government has given a free hand to Punjab Chief Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar to constitute his team, it is learnt reliably. A massive reshuffle has been made in the bureaucracy after the PTI government took over in the province for better service delivery, a senior official ...

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  • TLAHORE - The enrolment campaign will fail unless the government makes it mandatory for officials at every level, especially education department, to send their children to state-run schools. Experts say that without taking such a step the enrolment drive of the School Education Department (SED) ...

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  • TLAHORE - New Punjab Chief Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar will face serious challenges, as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has claimed to replicate the KP model in the province. Role of the Civil Secretariat under the incumbent government would be central that earlier was that of a ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Chief Secretary Akbar Durrani Tuesday was replaced by interior secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar. He also served on important positions both in the province and federation like the secretary of planning development and reform division, water and power. He had also served as principal ...

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  • TLahore - Home Department and jail officials have termed the last Thursday’s visit of Punjab Minister for Prisons Zawar Hussain to Kot Lakhpat Jail and unlocking the high-security barracks illegal and in violation of criminal justice system. The minister and the jail superintendent have ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab chief secretary convened a meeting today (Wednesday) to discuss civil service reforms following Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a task force to make recommendations for the purpose. Senior Board of Revenue member, additional chief secretary, Chief Minister’s ...

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  • 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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