Tag: Govts

UN urges all govts to endorse convention on enforced disappearance

  UNITED NATIONS: Marking the 10th anniversary of an historic treaty to keep people from suffering enforced disappearance or secret detentions, the United Nations has...

Track-II: Interlocutors urge Pak, India govts to build on Kashmir resolution...

Senior track-II interlocutors have urged Pakistani and Indian governments to take forward the bilateral discussions in recent years for a framework to resolve the...

Federal, provincial govts submit NGOs’ reports in SC

1,129 NGOs working in federal capital, 7,516 in Punjab, more than 1,500 in Sindh, above 10,000 in KP KP AAG report says no monitoring mechanism...

Govt’s ‘secret cell’ busy in ‘setting the record straight’: report

An investigative reporter has claimed that the government has set up a covert cell in the basement of COMSATS Headquarters in Islamabad’s G-5 Sector...

Shah disgusted with govt’s silence over terrorism

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah on Saturday said Islam was being defamed by terrorists who had nothing to do with the...

Altaf warns govt against hindering Qadri’s march

Reiterating moral support to Dr Qadri’s long march, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Monday said no hurdles should be created in...

SHC seeks federal, provincial govts’ comments in army deployment plea

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notices to the federal and provincial governments on a constitutional petition seeking deployment of army in...

‘Various district govts using cheap material for uplift projects’

Various district governments are using low quality material for development schemes and proper specifications have not been followed, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah...

Federal and Punjab govts lock horns over SZH’s regulation

The federal and Punjab governments have locked horns over transfer of Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Sheikh Fatima Institute of Nursing and drugs regulation to Punjab...

‘Education Punjab govt’s top priority’

HAFIZABAD - Punjab Task Force on Education Chairperson Saira Afzal Tarar has said that promotion of education is the top priority of the provincial government which is spending billions of rupees for this purpose. She was addressing a foundation stone-laying ceremony of development schemes in "model village" Rasoolpur Tarar declared by the Punjab chief minister during his visit to the district last year. She said 47.5 percent funds would be spent on the completion of various schemes

Democratic process put on rails by govt’s reconciliation policy: Gilani

ISLAMABAD - Reiterating government reconciliation policy, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that democratic process has been put on rails by virtue of the reconciliation policy of the government.
This policy, he maintained, has introduced a new culture of accommodation and consultation with all the political parties for deciding issues of national importance.
The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Ms Raheela Baloch, MNA, Ms.Fauzia Wahab, MNA

Kasur-Depalpur Road: Punjab govt’s largest project

KASUR - The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has said the Kasur-Depalpur Road project is currently the largest road project of the Punjab government. In a press release, the FWO said it took full advantage of the local expertise, labor, materials and services, adding that this mega road project would bring tremendous benefits for the locals and people of other cities as well. It said the dual road would serve as an important link between Lahore and Multan via Kasur, Khudian and

Lal Masjid operation was ‘Q’ govt’s blunder: Humayun

SAHIWAL - Former federal minister Humayun Akhtar said that the attack on Lal Masjid was a blunder of the PML-Q government. He added that half the country had become Lal Masjid now and America's 103 drown attacks had killed thousands of people.
Addressing a public meeting at Harappa Railway Station, he said a record development work was done and prices were kept under control during the PML-Q government, but the sitting government had failed to deliver and check the prices of

Quality education Punjab govt’s top priority, says Sana Ullah

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan has said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been focusing on the promotion of quality education in the province.
"To achieve the desired results, various revolutionary policies have been introduced for the encouragement of outstanding students and provision of scholarships to them for higher studies in well reputed educational institutions under endowment fund," he said and added this was in addition

Govt’s request to take on board Ranjha in NRO plea turned...

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected repeated requests of Additional Attorney General KK Agha to allow Dr Khalid Ranjha to represent the federation in place of Kamal Azfar in the review petition against the NRO verdict. The court directed Agha to get specific instructions from the government about the counsel until April 14. During the hearing, Azfar submitted that it appeared as if the government did not want to let the case proceed for fear of dismissal and was making

NRO review petition – SC turns down govt’s request to replace...

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court (SC) declined the government's request to replace its counsel in the review petition against the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdict on Monday and ordered him to take instructions from the government and appear in court today (Tuesday).
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who was heading the 17-member full court hearing of the government's review petition against the NRO verdict, stated that the court could dismiss the review

Firdous expresses govt’s resolve to empower women

SIALKOT - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday said the government was taking effective steps for the women development and economic empowerment.
Addressing a gathering of women at Bahadurpur near Head Marala, she said they should work shoulder to shoulder with men as any progress without their involvement in national mainstream was impossible. The government, in line with the mission of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto vision, was striving