Tag: Okays

Gilani okays formation of Intelligence Bureau Foundation

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani approved the establishment of Intelligence Bureau (IB) Foundation on the pattern of the National Police Foundation and the Federal...

President okays infrastructure bonds

President Asif Ali Zardari today directed speeding up of the distribution of share certificates among employees of state-owned enterprises as well as floating infrastructure...

Israel okays 1,600 East Jerusalem settler homes

Israel's interior minister has given final approval for the construction of 1,600 new settler homes in east Jerusalem, his spokesman said Thursday, prompting a...

Cabinet okays Rs 2b Ramzan Package for poor

The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs 2 billion-subsidised Ramzan Relief Package of essential food items to be distributed through the Utility Stores...

ECC okays ‘not-so-sweet’ Ramadan package

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet approved on Wednesday a relief package of Rs 2 billion for Ramadan at state-operated utility stores....

Punjab IGP okays 3 new police stations in Lahore

The Punjab inspector general of police (IGP) on Friday approved setting up of three new police stations in different areas of the provincial capital...

PCB okays Afridi for Sri Lanka league

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday said it had given clearance to former captain Shahid Afridi to take part in the inaugural Sri Lankan...

PA okays Rs 87.436b supplementary budget

Rejecting the opposition’s cut motions, the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday approved a massive Rs 87.436 billion supplementary budget for 2010-11 by majority, approving 41...

NA okays 77 demands for grants of Rs 2 trillion

The National Assembly on Friday approved 77 demands for grants of over Rs 2 trillion as opposition members demanded the government put all the...

Nawaz okays PML unification minus Chaudhrys

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has given green signal for unification of all the factions of Pakistan Muslim League minus Chaudhry...

Parliamentary body okays 4 names for ECP

The parliamentary committee on the formation of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday unanimously approved the names of four retired high court...

NEC okays Rs 730b for development

Setting the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate at 4.2 percent, the National Economic Council (NEC) on Saturday approved an allocation of Rs 730...

NA body okays 18 percent hike in defence budget

ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly's Standing Committee on Defence on Thursday recommended an 18 percent increase in the defence budget for the year of 2011-1012.
MNA Haider Ali Shah, a member of the committee, told Pakistan Today that the committee was given a presentation on the budget proposals for the next year, adding that it was briefed that the devaluation of the rupee and the expenditure in operations conducted in Swat, Bajaur and South Waziristan were major reasons for

National Assembly committee okays new Haj Policy

ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Religious Affairs approved the new Haj Policy of 2011 on Thursday with directions to the Religious Affairs Ministry to take measures to ensure proper implementation of the policy to provide as much relief to the pilgrims as possible.
The committee, which met here at ministry offices with Maulana Qasim Jan in the chair, also told the ministry to rectify the mistakes that had previously caused embarrassment for pilgrims,

WB okays $400m for education in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI - The World Bank has approved an assistance of $400 million to help Pakistan improve access, quality, and relevance of education at all levels.
A news release issued by the bank said $300 million equivalent credit for the tertiary education support project would finance the government's tertiary education development programme, and would leverage an estimated investment of approximately $1.7 billion in additional resources from the government.
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Army okays 200 officers’ promotions

ISLAMABAD - The three-day Army Promotion Board meeting that ended here on Friday with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani in the chair approved the names of 150 Lt Colonels for promotion to the slot of colonels and 50 others as brigadiers.
"The board meeting considered the names of around one thousand Lt Colonels for promotion, of which 200 were promoted, including 150 as colonels and 50 as brigadiers," a security official said.

Punjab CM okays 17 bills to amend Rule of Business

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has approved drafts of 17 amendment bills regarding Punjab Government Rules of Business-2011. He made these approvals in Punjab cabinet's meeting held under his chairmanship at Chief Minister's Secretariat here on Tuesday that would be presented before the provincial assembly for final approval. The chief minister also issued instructions for setting up a cabinet committee for the strict implementation of minimum wages law in the light of