Punjab Minister for Human Rights & Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday. Usman Buzdar said his government will provide equal progress opportunities to all minorities. The Punjab government’s ...

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    DERA ISMAIL KHAN - Federal Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Ali Amin Khan Gandapur on Monday said that steps had been taken for ensuring all health facilities to people of the dis­trict and work would start soon on construction of a children hospital here. Talking to media persons during his visit to inaugu­ration ceremony of the Mega Sports Projects in Ratta Kulachi ...

  • Govt urged to release Rs100b fund for merged dists uplift

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    PESHAWAR - The Awami National Par­ty Provincial President Aimal Wali Khan has asked the federal gov­ernment to immediate­ly release Rs. 100 billion fund for the uplift of the merged districts and au­thorize the elected mem­bers to utilize the fund for the betterment of their respective constit­uencies. Addressing a press conference Aimal Wali Khan said that President Arif ...

  • Outsiders bag all mining contracts in IOK through foul play

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    ISLAMABAD - In Indian Oc­cupied Kashmir, of the total 95 percent mineral blocks auctioned by Delhi-run regime in the terri­tory, the non-local mining com­panies have bagged almost all the contracts for extraction of miner­als from water bodies with locals saying the authorities are twisting clauses in favour of the outsiders. Majority of mineral blocks auc­tioned for ...

  • KP CM directs to remove discrepancies in laws

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    PESHAWAR - Chief Minister Khyber Pakh­tunkhwa Mahmood Khan has di­rected all the provincial depart­ments to carefully review their respective laws having conflicts with the laws of other depart­ments and to propose necessary amendments so that such discrep­ancies in laws could be removed. Presiding over provincial cabi­net meeting here Monday, he also directed that the ...

  • China hopes India to jointly push for de-escalation on border region

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    BEIJING           -          China Monday said it hoped that Indians would continue close communication through military and diplomatic channels for the de-escalation on the border. “We hope the Indian side will move towards China and through concrete actions implement the consensus and continue close communication through military and ...

  • Punjab govt mulls reforms in revenue system: CM

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    LAHORE - Punjab government has decided to introduce reforms in the revenue system to end the hegemony of revenue officials over revenue matters. In this connection, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at his office to ponder over the problems facing the citizens and to find out the solutions. He directed to constitute a committee for introducing departmental reforms in the ...

  • Shehbaz files plea for exemption from personal appearance in bail petition

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    LAHORE - Opposition Leader in National Assembly Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday filed an application in the Lahore High Court for one-day exemption from personal appearance in connection with his pre-arrest bail petition in assets beyond means and money laundering case. In his civil miscellaneous application, Shehbaz Sharif submitted that the court had ordered Institute of Public Health chief ...

  • Rs8b allocated for better healthcare facilities: Yasmin

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    LAHORE - Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has said that construction of mother and child hospitals will help ensure better healthcare facilities for children and mothers. She said this while presiding over a meeting at the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, here on Monday. She said that under Prime Minister’s health initiatives, a hefty amount of Rs 8 billion would be spent ...

  • Buzdar condemns Indian atrocities along LoC

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    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has strongly condemned Indian Army’s continued atrocities along the Line of Control (LoC) and prayed for early recovery of five persons, who were injured due to unprovoked firing of the occupied Indian Army in Nakyal Sector. “India has gone berserk and is violating all international laws by continuously targeting the civilian ...

  • No differences between govt and allies: Governor

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    LAHORE - Governor Punjab  Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that the government and its allies were on the same page and determined to solve peole’s probelms. Talking to a party delegation led by Allama Asif Alvi at the Governor’s House here on Monday, he said the opposition parties were pursuing their own vested interests through protests and conspiracies against the ...

  • Punjab will become a centre of investment, business activities: Aslam

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    LAHORE - Provincial Industries and Trade Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that Punjab government is establishing 13 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and establishment of new industrial sector will bring industrial revolution in Punjab. He expressed these views while inaugurating a development project of a private sector in his constituency. He disclosed that Punjab will become a centre of ...

  • Appointment of officers for South Punjab secretariat finalized

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    LAHORE - Special Political Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister Syed Rafaqat Ali Gillani said on Monday that appointment of officers for South Punjab secretariat and other matters related to it had been finalized. According to a handout issued here on Monday, he said that people had lauded Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in this regard. He said that officers would be given financial and ...

  • 342,733 calls received at 15 Helpline during June

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    LAHORE - About 342,733 calls were received at 15 emergency Helpline during the month of June, according to the statistics issued by the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA). Out of total calls, 252,219 were considered hoax and 44,662 cases were registered for further action while 24,853 of the calls received sought information, consultancy, traffic management or CTP help. The PSCA Lost & Found ...

  • Sanjrani, Shibli condole with Shafqat Mehmood

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    LAHORE - Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani Monday visited house of Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mehmood here and condoled with him over the death of his mother. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz also accompanied the Senate Chairman.  They offered Fateha for the departed soul and prayed for the elevation of her rank in paradise.  They remained ...

  • LDA demolishes illegal structures

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    LAHORE - The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) town planning squad on Monday demolished six illegal structures during an operation. According to the spokesperson, the authority demolished a building on plot No. 515 E-block Johar town, illegal construction on plot No 42 B-block Faisal town and shops on plot No 506 Abbas block were demolished. Moreover, pillars of illegally constructed shops were ...

  • PM seeks WHO role for removal of Covid-19 related restrictions

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    ISLAMABAD            -          Prime Minister Imran Khan on Mon­day called upon World Health Or­ganization (WHO) to play its role in engaging member states to remove COVID-19 related travel restrictions for Pakistan and other developing countries. Talking to Director General WHO Dr. Tedros ...

  • 767 food outlets sealed across Punjab in last three months

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    LAHORE - The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has sealed 767 food points, punished 8,724 eateries and stopped the production of 326 food joints during the last three months.  This was revealed in the Second Quarter Performance Report 2020 of operations wing while sharing with media for the public interest here on Monday.  PFA Director General Irfan Memon said that the authority registered ...

  • IGP stresses modern technology use for curbing crimes

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    LAHORE - Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Shoaib Dastgir Monday ordered for incorporating a new feature into the system to check progress report of cases present in the police station record management system for improving professional duties. The feature could help any supervisory officer get information regarding registration of case, date of submission of challan, arrest of the ...

  • Monument to be built to pay tribute to heroes

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    PESHAWAR            -           The Khyber Pakh­tunkhwa Local Govern­ment Department, in the light of the provincial government’s directives, has decided to build a monument to pay tribute to the heroes who fought against the coronavirus. In this regard, stu­dents, citizens, ...

  • Smart lockdown strategy proved effective in coping with COVID-19: Shibli

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    ISLAMABAD - The way Pakistan has addressed the COVID-19 challenge is really commendable and Pakistan is a role model in this context. Mr. Christian Turner, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan said this in a meeting with Senator Shibli Faraz, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting here on Monday. He said that effective communication and care are effective weapons in the fight ...

  • IHC reserves verdict in petition against temple construction

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    ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday reserved its verdict in a writ petition challenging the government’s decision to construct a Hindu temple in the federal capital. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted hearing of lawyer Chaudhary Tanveer Akhtar’s petition and reserved the judgment after hearing the arguments in this matter. During the ...

  • NDMA sends 10th tranche of PPEs to Punjab, Sindh

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    ISLAMABAD           -        The National Disaster Management Author­ity (NDMA) has sent tenth tranche of Person­al Protective Equipments (PPEs) to Punjab and Sindh. Consignment has already been released to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltis­tan and Azad Kashmir. The NDMA’s tenth ...

  • Health ministry forms 3-member committee to probe nurses’ stipend matter

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    ISLAMABAD - Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on Monday formed a three-member committee to probe the matter of student nurses within 14 days. The office order issued said that in the context of ongoing strike by student nurses, a fact finding committee comprising the following is constituted to probe the matter indicated in para-2. The committee is composed of Deputy Secretary Health, ...

  • Three men killed in incidents

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    RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD - As many as three persons were killed in separate incidents in different parts of twin cities on Monday. According to details, a young man was killed by unknown killers in Bhatta Chowk and threw his dead body at a nearby plot. Police, on call of locals, rushed to the scene and shifted the dead body to DHQ Hospital for autopsy. The incident took place in the jurisdiction of ...

  • PHA offers coop to boost tourism industry

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    ISLAMABAD            -           The Pakistan Hotels Association (PHA) has offered its cooperation to the federal government and its tourism related departments in order to bring improvements in the hospitality sector. “Due to the continuous financial losses in PTDC motels located in ...

  • Govt asked to reverse decision on building temple

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    MARDAN             -          District Amir of the Khatm-e-Nabuwat Movement, Qari Ikram-ul-Haq on Monday urged the federal government to withdraw decision of to build a temple in Islamabad and announced to stage a protest rally against the government decision on Friday. He expresses these ...

  • Rain emergency imposed

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    Karachi - Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar on Monday imposed rain emergency in Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and asked all departments concerned to remain high alert to cope with any untoward situation. Akhtar asked municipal services, fire brigade and departments of health, parks and engineering to remain alert. He also asked managements of hospitals under administrative control of KMC to be on ...

  • Pakistan urges UNSC to denounce Indian atrocities in IOK

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    UNITED NATIONS            -           India has “callously exploited” the coronavirus crisis to further advance its occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, a top Pakistani diplomat has said, as he urged the UN Security Council to end the “open aggression and atrocities” ...

  • ATP chief urges world to help stop HR abuses in IOK

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    Peshawar              -       Chairman Amun Taraqi Party (ATP) Muhammad Faiq Shah has urged the world powers, international human rights organizations including UN and OIC to take notice of the human rights violations, atrocities and brutalities on innocent Kashmiri Muslims in Indian occupied Jammu and ...