Javed Iqbal

  • 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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  • 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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