Tag: Directs

PM directs NDMA to assist Lahore fire rescue operation

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to immediately provide all necessary equipments and other assistance to extinguish the fire that erupted in a busy market of Lahore.
A fire erupted on early Monday in a busy commercial area of the old part of Lahore city and spread to the adjacent buildings. The rescue operation was hampered because the buildings are located in thickly populated area with narrow

NA body directs SSGC not to renew JJVL agreement

ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum on Wednesday directed the Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) not to renew the contract its LPG extraction contract with the Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited (JJVL) despite the Sindh High Court's Tuesday orders that allowed SSGC to do so.
The committee said the contract should not be renewed without a fresh bidding process; however, it permitted gas supplies during the interim period. Committee chairman Shaikh

Judge directs CCPO Lahore to arrange refresher courses for SHOs

LAHORE - Additional District and Session Judge Sana Khan Attique on Wednesday directed Punjab Police inspector general to arrange for the refresher courses for the station house officers (SHO), teaching them how to deal with the public complaints, after Township Police Station SHO repeatedly failed to address to a complaint despite multiple court orders.
The court directed Lahore CCPO to take action against Township Police Station SHO and get the petitioner's grievance redressed.

LHC directs Railways to pay salaries of legal advisers

LAHORE - Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court Tuesday directed Pakistan Railways authorities to pay by February 14 salaries of its legal advisers, outstanding for the last month. On the petition of advocate, Arshad Virk, the court warned the Railyways high ups against holding back salaries of grade 17 to Grade 22 officers upon paying the respondents on the said date.
An executive officer of the department assured the court of paying the legal advisers by that said

SC directs govt to ensure Rs 7,000 as minimum salary

ISLAMABAD - The federal and provincial governments were asked by the Supreme Court on Thursday to ensure Rs7,000 per month as minimum salary in public and private sector of the country, to carry out surveys and to punish those who are reluctant to pay as much.
SC also ordered the establishing of complaint cells in every district for implementing this directive, also seeking report on the same by February 14.
A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad

Punjab chief secretary directs secretaries to consider doctors’ demands

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Secretary (CS) Nasir Mehmood Khosa on Monday directed the provincial health and finance secretaries to deliberate on demands of young doctors. A delegation of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif a few days ago and presented their demands including a special pay package for doctors, pay protection and increasing slots for doctors on house job. The CM had constituted a committee consisting of all stakeholders to

Senate body directs FIA to assess actual price of NICL properties

ISLAMABAD - The Senate Standing Committee on Commerce on Friday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to advertise the sales of land illegally purchased by the NICL in order to assess their actual value.
Chairing the committee's meeting, Senator Ilyas Ahmed Bilour rejected the value assessment of properties by FIA, saying the evaluation conducted by the agency appeared to be an attempt to give a clean chit to the suspects.
DG FIA Waseem Ahmed admitted they too were

SC directs agencies to let families meet 11 Adiala inmates

ISLAMABAD - A three-member Supreme Court bench on Wednesday directed the spy agencies to ensure the meeting of 11 inmates of Adiala Jail, now in their custody, with their families.
The bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a case involving the mysterious disappearance of 11 inmates of Adiala Jail.
Raja Muhammad Irshad, lawyer for intelligence agencies, told the court that in pursuance of the

PCO Judges case – SC directs defence counsel to complete...

ISLAMABAD - A four-member larger bench of the Supreme Court on Monday directed S M Zafar, counsel for one of the PCO judges, to conclude his arguments by today (Tuesday).
The bench, comprising Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez, was hearing contempt of court cases against the superior courts' judges who had taken oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in defiance of a seven-judge

SC directs Punjab Police chief to arrest all suspects

ISLAMABAD: Having learnt about the lukewarm response of police towards the accused of conducting a drag race that killed five and injured two people, the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the Punjab police chief to arrest them all four accused and report in court today (Tuesday).
A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday noted that "prima facie it indicates that without

LHC directs govt to raise Facebook issue on int’l...

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday directed federal government to raise at international forums the issue of hosting blasphemous material against prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Holy Quran on Facebook and other websites. Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry passed the instructions directing ministry of foreign affairs and ministry of information technology to submit a detailed report till next date of hearing about the steps taken to stop display of derogatory contents against Islam on

SC directs AGP to submit govt’s view on amended NAB ordinance

A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench on Tuesday directed the attorney general of Pakistan (AGP) to present the government's written point of view over the promulgation of the National Accountability Bureau (Amendment) Ordinance, 2010.
The bench comprising Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, was hearing two petitions challenging the National Accountability (Amendment) Bureau Ordinance, 2010, promulgated by

PM directs TCP to move food, fertiliser cargoes to FAP terminal

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has directed the Trading Corporation of Pakistan to move its food and fertilisers cargoes to the new terminal set up at Port Qasim at a cost of Rs 10 billion.
The prime minister issued this directive to the TCP while inaugurating Pakistan's first fully-automated terminal, built to handle dry grains and fertiliser cargoes in bulk. He said the setting up of the country's most modern terminal in Karachi would promote economic growth,

LHC directs SBP to submit loan write offs list

Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to submit the list of individuals whose loans were written off by commercial banks in the last 40 years.
State Bank of Pakistan Assistant Chief Manager Zahid Pervez appeared in the court of Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Shairf and requested an extension for submitting the list. Pervez submitted that he had only received a copy of the petition the day before and had forwarded it and sent it to SBP