Javed Iqbal

  • 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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  • TLAHORE - The creation of a new province, comprising 11 districts of South Punjab, may take about a year or so to become functional once a constitutional amendment for the purpose is passed by the Parliament and the Punjab legislature.  And with the emergence of a new federating unit, new ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab chief minister and opposition leader in the provincial assembly Monday chose former chief secretary Nasir Mehmood Khosa as caretaker chief minister of the province. Former bureaucrat Nasir Khosa, a resident of DG Khan, had also served as the Balochistan chief secretary before ...

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  • TLAHORE - Against the target of 6,519 classrooms, only 765 classrooms will be constructed by the end of the outgoing fiscal year, according to official documents. The initial target was construction of 23,000 classrooms with the help of DFID-UK, a non-government organisation. Construction of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Setting aside the Punjab chief secretary’s order of 2013, the Punjab Service Tribunal (PST) on Wednesday ruled that Provincial Management Service (PMS) Rules 2004 be amended to fix promotion ratio of 63:37 for ex-PCS and ex-PSS officers respectively. Previously, the ex-PSS officers ...

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  • TLAHORE - The provincial bigwigs have started discussions to devise a strategy to rationalise the difference in salaries drawn by regular officers and those hired by public sector companies. Earlier, top officials were busy resolving issues facing the public sector companies like completion of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has decided to review the wheat procurement policy on Tuesday after parliamentarians from South Punjab complained that they had no say in the wheat bag (bardana) distribution campaign as the government has computerized the whole process to ensure ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has constituted a committee of top educationists to look into reasons for falling standards of higher education in the country and identify measures to improve the situation. At a time when the federal and provincial higher education commissions lack ...

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  • TLahore - A new debate has started on seniority of candidates for the slots of vice chancellors of Punjab University and Lahore College for Women University. On Sunday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered vice chancellors of three public sector universities to resign, observing ...

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  • TA new debate on seniority of candidates for the top slots of the Vice Chancellors in the Punjab University and the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) after the removal of their VCs by the apex court has been started. Both of the VCs had not only managed their appointment through the search ...

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  • TLAHORE - Despite clear instructions of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to both federal and provincial governments not to start any scheme which may be termed pre-poll rigging, Cholistan Development Authority has earmarked 200,000 acres of state lands for allotment to people ‘on ...

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  • TLAHORE - A committee constituted by the Punjab chief minister to decide representations against alleged illegal appointment of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) vice-chancellor has not been able to decide the issue even after a lapse of ten months, The Nation has learnt. Official ...

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  • TThe committee constituted by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to decide the presentations on Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Vice-Chancellors’ alleged illegal appointment in 10 days could not settle the issue even in ten months, The Nation has learnt. Official ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab Board of Revenue apprehended that tax amnesty scheme announced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would face teething troubles as Centre and provinces have not worked on the mechanism for purchasing properties misdeclared in new transactions after the abolishment of DC ...

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  • TLahore - The deadline for submission of decade-long performance reports of government departments will end today (Friday). However, some department heads say that performance reports should be sought from companies and authorities that have got billions of rupees since their creation and officers ...

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  • TThe Punjab government has sought departments’ decade-long performance, The Nation has learnt. All the departments have been directed to submit their performance reports to the Implementation and Coordination (I&C) Department within three days. It is further stressed that the Chief ...

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  • TLahore - The School Education Department has proposed an allowance for officers serving at supervisory positions, The Nation has learnt. If approved, this will cost Rs2.7 billion to the kitty. Success of the move is subject to nod of Chief Minister’s Office and a summary will be moved to the ...

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  • TLAHORE - A 14-year long dispute between two cadres of the provincial civil service is going to be resolved soon as the Provincial Service Tribunal (PST) is set to announce its decision in few days. The PST reserved its verdict the other day concerning the dispute between ex-PCS and ex-PSS officers ...

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