Tag: Government

PPA presses government on surplus wheat

LAHORE: The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA), in an interesting development, has asked the provincial government to sell surplus wheat stocks to poultry feed manufacturers at Rs 18 per kilogram, which was purchasable for Rs 23.75 per kilogram in the beginning of the season, Pakistan Today learnt on Monday.
PPA Chairman, Raza Mehmood Khursand, has asked the provincial government to sell one million tonne of surplus wheat to poultry feed manufacturers or request the federal

Baloch slams government

A 53 percent price hike and the recent $7 billion International Monetary Fund (IMP) loan was a charge sheet against the government who had made exaggerated claims of providing "roti,kapra,makan" to people before getting elected, Jamaat e Islami (JI) Secretary General, Liaquat Baloch said in a press statement.
The prices of electricity, gas, food items, agricultural inputs and other items had registered a steep rise, he said, depriving the public of their basic rights. The rulers

Federal government decrees removal of sugar mill

Karachi: The federal government, it is alleged, in a surprising move, is directing the Sindh government to pursue the relocation of a functioning sugar mill from Benazirabad (Nawabshah) to the nearby Sanghar district, citing the environment hazard the mill posed.
Interestingly, a senior bureaucrat, a member of the Board of Revenue who also holds the additional charge of Chief Secretary Sindh, Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha has summoned a meeting of the management of the above-mentioned

No government, judiciary showdown in the offing: Gilani

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday said there would be no showdown between the government and the judiciary and October 13 would pass smoothly.
"Those who are giving deadlines for the government's ouster will be disappointed," he said while talking to reporters after a dinner hosted in honor of diplomats at the Prime Minister's House.
Gilnai said the government had a lot of respect for the judiciary and there was no clash between the two

Punjab government resisting 80 percent hike in water tariff

The Punjab government is resisting imposing the 80 percent hike in the commercial water tariff fearing a backlash from the public already unhappy over the government's performance, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
According to a Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) official, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led Punjab government was not deciding the issue of the water tariff for the last six months. He said that the PML-N leaders were attending official meetings

Dutch PM-elect Forms Government backed by Anti-Islam MP

Wilders has been campaigning for an end to Muslim immigration, a ban on the building of new mosques and a head scarf tax.
Dutch Prime Minister-elect Mark Rutte on Friday started work to forge a new rightist, minority government that will rely heavily on the support of anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders.
With Wilders support expected to come at the cost of a burqa ban and a halving of immigration, Rutte met his future vice-premier, Maxime Verhagen, leader of the Christian Democratic