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PEPCO lobbying to delay reforms

The Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) is lobbying hard to delay implementation of the final draft of power sector reforms, which was recently finalised on the recommendations of technical audit reports of

Delay in batting powerplay was costly

LAHORE – The vice captain of Pakistan cricket team Misbah-ul-Haq has finally admitted that the decision to delay the batting powerplay was a big mistake in the semi-final of the World Cup against India at Mohali. Misbah was quoted by website as saying: “We planned to take batting powerplay after building partnership and some momentum but we lost wickets on regular intervals which halted our progress and I was left with tail-enders to finish the match. If we took the batting powerplay

CAA officers protest delay in pay raise

LAHORE – Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Officers Association of Pakistan has decided to launch a protest against the delay in the implementation of salary increase and in this connection they would only perform duties as stated in the rule book from March 30; no additional duties would be performed.
While addressing a press conference, Association President Ghulam Mustafa Khan Mirani said from March 30, all Operation and Technical and Administrative Units in all 42 airports of

Financial crunch to be latest reason for LG polls delay

ISLAMABAD – Apart from political interests and other obstacles that are forcing ruling parties in all the provinces not to conduct local government (LG) elections, the financial crunch in the Centre is now another reason blocking the way of LG polls in the next financial year.
The federal government has no fiscal space to conduct the elections at the cost of Rs 3 billion, as estimated by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh

CSF delay impacting terror war, US told

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Sunday urged the US administration to expedite the payment of the Coalition Support Fund, saying the delay was impacting the country’s efforts against extremism and terrorism. The demand was made during a meeting between Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and the new US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman here.
“The finance minister told the US envoy that suspension of aid to Pakistan owing to a row between Islamabad and

Iraq to delay Arab League summit

BAGHDAD – Iraq has agreed to postpone an Arab League summit scheduled for March 29 in Baghdad at the request of Arab foreign ministers because of turmoil in some countries in the region, a government official said on Thursday. Countries in the Middle East and north Africa have been rocked by protests against political repression and economic hardship which resulted in the ousting of long-serving rulers in Tunisia and Egypt. “It has been agreed to postpone holding the Arab summit for a

No delay in devolution of ministries: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Senator Raza Rabbani on Tuesday said the second phase of devolution of important ministries to provinces would be completed by the first week of March.
“Let me make it clear that there is no veracity to the news items that the devolution plan is being delayed. It is on time and there is no delay whatsoever,” he told the National Assembly while responding to a point of order raised by PML-Q MNA Marvi Memon.
“Under the

Delay in trade pact hurting Pak-Indonesia trade

LAHORE – Ambassador of Indonesia Ishaq Latuconsina has said delay in signing of preferential trade agreement (PTA) is hitting the two-way trade between Pakistan and Indonesia. Both the countries would have to adopt out-of-the-box methodologies to harness the trade and business potential in the two countries and to increase bilateral trade.
The Ambassador was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Friday. He also stressed the need to exchange subject

PML-N says its patience is running out over PPP’s delay of reforms

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) categorically told the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government on Tuesday that its patience was running out on the slow progress on the 10-point reforms agenda.
Talking to media after holding talks with the PPP ministerial team, Senator Ishaq Dar said his party had informed the government their patience was wearing thin. “We have asked the government to come up with a plan to cut expenditure and raise revenues, similar to the

Wasim surprised at delay in announcement of captain

LAHORE – Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has expressed surprise over the decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board to withhold the name of the captain while announcing the 15-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held from February 19.
“It is a strange practice to me and it only means that it gives many players an idea that they are contenders for the captaincy and that could spoil the spirit in the dressing room,” Akram said while talking to reporters at a cricket

Butt’s family irritated at decision delay

LAHORE – The family of former skipper Salman Butt has criticised the independent tribunal of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for deferring the verdict of the tainted Pakistani trio for one month. Butt’s father, Zulfiqar Ali Butt, was very annoyed with the decision and said: “I fail to understand why ICC is lingering on this case. If my son is guilty, punish him now, or else, leave him. Why is the verdict being deferred to next month? The other two players have been acquitted

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