Tag: Deadline

Devolution deadline missed

ISLAMABAD - The Implementation Commission on the 18th Amendment Monday suffered another blow when the Rabbani-led commission missed another deadline of March 21 set for the second phase of devolution of five ministries to the federating units because of the procedural delays and lack of cooperation by the provinces and the Finance Ministry.
The commission, which held a meeting with Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair at the Cabinet Division, was informed by the provincial chief

No maybes, Qaim gives May deadline for embankments’ repairs

KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah on Monday issued an end-May deadline for the completion of strengthening and restructuring protective bunds. Presiding over a high-level meeting on Monday, he said time is of the essence since the next flood season is near and from people in interior Sindh are unhappy with the slow pace of repair works. The CM added that the Federal government had assured Sindh of providing Rs 5 billion, of which Rs 2.5 billion are to be released

Devolution plan – Commission misses March 15 deadline

ISLAMABAD - The Implementation Commission for the 18th Amendment suffered another blow on Tuesday when the lack of cooperation from the four provinces made the commission, led by Inter-provincial Coordination Minister Raza Rabbani, miss the March 15 deadline set for the second phase of devolution of another five ministries.
The commission, which met here with Rabbani in the chair, was told by the provincial chief secretaries that the provincial governments would not be able to

Devolution deadline unlikely to be met

ISLAMABAD - Due to a lack of interest of several members of the implementation commission on the 18th Amendment and uncooperative behaviour of the provinces, the commission is set to miss the deadline for the completion of the process of devolution of ministries to the provinces.
The lack of interest by the members of the commission could only be gauged by the fact that only three of the nine members attended Tuesday's meeting. "Only Raza Rabbani, Rehmatullah Kakar and Naveed

FBR extends tax payment deadline till February 28

ISLAMABAD - The Federal Board of Revenue has extended the date for payment of taxes for the month of January. According to an FBR notification, the date has been extended till February 28 for payment of taxes /duties for January and filing of Sales Tax and FED returns under Section 74 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 and Section 43 of the Federal Excise Act, 2005.

‘N’ mulls strategy as deadline expires

LAHORE - As the timeline for the implementation of the PML-N's 10-point agenda expires today (Thursday), party leaders have put their head together to devise a final strategy in the light of PPP's response to the charter of demands.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani is likely to meet or call PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif to seek additional time for implementing the reform agenda.
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday held talks with senior party leaders, including Punjab Chief

Gilani rubbishes PML-N deadline

ISLAMABAD - With the 45-day deadline to implement the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)'s 10-point reforms agenda set to expire on Friday, Prime Minister (PM) Yousaf Raza Gilani indicated on Wednesday that the government would continue to follow its policy of engaging political parties without being dictated to.
Speaking to a group of parliamentarians, the PM said that the process of consultation and dialogue should not be held hostage by a deadline because it adversely

DCO sets March 15 deadline for completion of all uplift projects

FAISALABAD - DCO Nasim Sadiq expressed his displeasure over the slow pace of development schemes in education and health sectors and directed the city government officials to take disciplinary action against the contractors responsible for the delay. The action should include imposition of penalties and exclusion of their names from the government contractors' list, he said.
He was presiding over a meeting to review the progress of work on various development schemes. He gave a

SC gives another deadline to Techno Energy to return Rs...

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday gave another deadline to Techno Energy, a Sialkot-based firm, to refund a mobilisation advance of Rs 780 million with a mark up of Rs 300 million by today (Tuesday) for its failure to import machinery for a 150MW rental power project despite keeping the amount with it for over two years.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a suo motu case

Govt still undecided on Nawaz deadline

ISLAMABAD - As the deadline by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif approaches expiration, the PPP leadership is still undecided over whether to respond to the charter of demands and how.
The party has decided to keep mum over the issue for the time being and would respond to the PML-N's charter of demands after the deadline of January 10. "First, the government is so far undecided whether or not to respond to the issue. And if the government has to respond, should it be in an affirmative or

Pressure mounts on Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo after deadline expires

ABIDJAN - Pressure ratcheted up on Sunday on Ivory Coast's defiant leader Laurent Gbagbo to quit even as his rival faced the threat of a mob attack on his internationally recognised government's headquarters.
Gbagbo's notorious "Street General", Minister for Youth Charles Ble Goude, had urged Ivorian youths to rise up after the New Year to seize control of Alassane Ouattara's headquarters in the waterfront Golf Hotel resort. But as the African Union mediator in the crisis, Kenyan

Qaim empowered to extend Education City deadline

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday authorised the Sindh chief minister to extend the deadline for the completion of the Karachi Education City project, after it dawned onto the provincial lawmakers that the private parties, which have acquired land for the project, cannot be held responsible for the delay.
The House granted an amendment in the Colonisation of Government Lands Bill, empowering the Sindh chief minister to allow an extension to the time limit set in the original

PML-N sets fourth deadline for party reorganisation

ISLAMABAD: After failure to meet three deadlines set earlier for the party's reorganisation, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided that intra-party elections from the unit to the central level should be completed by January 15, 2011.
In a PML-N central organising committee meeting, it also decided that intra-party elections at the local as well as provincial and central levels should be completed before January 15 next year. PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif had dissolved