Tag: Planning

PPP, PML-Q planning to neutralise Nawaz League

One objective the PPP and the PML-Q share is their plan to neutralise the PML-N in the aftermath of the next general elections. As...

‘DHA City master planning to complete on time’

The master planning phase of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) project - DHA City Karachi (DCK) - would complete on schedule by the end...

Education dept planning to extend summer vacations

The Punjab School Education Department (SED) is planning to extend summer vacations due to Ramadan and hot weather, Pakistan Today has learnt. Parents have urged...

‘LT, JD planning to attack Himachal Pradesh dam’

Indian intelligence agencies have warned that outfits like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) are planning to target the Bhakra Nangal Dam in...

Govt planning to establish more ATCs across province

A fter taking various steps regarding the Sindh Local Government Ordinance-2000, the Police Order-2002, and reviving Karachi’s five districts and Hyderabad to its original...

Yellow cab scheme announced without planning

The yellow cab scheme announced in the provincial budget 2011-12 will take at least three months to come into operation, as the Punjab government...

TMO summoned for planning food street on Shadbagh green belt

Justice Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Friday summoned Shalamar Town municipal officer (TMO) on a petition challenging a project for establishing...

Planning Commission calls for bolstering private sector

The Public Sector Development Program will continue to dwindle and foreign financing is not assured. It is therefore essential to create the space and...

Planning Commission issues observations on growth

LAHORE The government should create space and incentives for the private sector to play the dominant role in the growth process and economic activity. The main argument in the new growth framework is that growth should be market-led and not state-led, private sector should be the main driver of growth, and if allowed to, the market will generate innovations, entrepreneurship, and transformation of cities and youth employment, the authors of a report recently prepared by the Planning

Planning Commission to hold Youth Idea Challenge competition

ISLAMABAD - The Planning Commission will hold a Youth Idea Challenge to hear the voice of youth about inclusiveness of economic growth through a video competition.
The competition invites all academic institutions in all provinces as well as AJK and Gilgit Baltistan to participate and express their ideas at the National forum, said a press release issued here on Tuesday.
The documentaries are expected to reflect the vision of the Pakistani Youth on distributing the benefits

LDA Town Planning Wing staff demolishes illegal buildings

LAHORE - Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Town Planning Wing staff on Thursday demolished a number of illegal buildings in various localities of the city.
The LDA staff demolished a hospital structure, which was illegally constructed on Plot Number 3 Block F/1 WAPDA Town.
Two structures constructed without getting approval of the building plan from LDA on Plots Number 196 and 217 of L-Block Sabzazar Scheme were also razed. Constructions on plot numbers 412,413 and 414 of

South Sudan accuses north of planning genocide

JUBA - A south Sudanese official accused the north of planning a Darfur-style genocide against the south, in an escalation of rhetoric less than four months ahead of the secession of his oil-producing region. Pagan Amum's accusation came a day after he said his party had suspended talks about preparations for southern independence with the north's National Congress Party, which he said was plotting to overthrow the south's semi-autonomous government.
Southerners overwhelmingly

USAID holds 1st National Strategic planning workshop

LAHORE - The USAID funded Pre-STEP program sponsored a Strategic Planning workshop, which concluded at Pearl Continental Hotel on Wednesday. The workshop was the first in a series of other related activities planned for the year. It intends to introduce Strategic Planning as a tool to improve quality of teacher education in 15 Pre-STEP partner public universities under its Pre-Service Teacher Education Program.
A group of 50 professionals comprising Deans of Faculty of

PMI arranges seminar on enterprise resource planning

LAHORE - The Project Management Institute (PMI), US, Lahore chapter organised a seminar, "Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)" at the Holiday Inn Hotel on Thursday. Descon Engineering Chief Information Officer Nauman Majeed gave a presentation on implementation of ERP in various organisations. Senior employees from different companies also attended the seminar.
Majeed briefed the seminar's participants about importance of ERP in today's era. He defined ERP as an integration of

Health secretary admits failure to implement family planning

LAHORE - Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad admitted on Tuesday that due to lack of a firm commitment on part of the Punjab government, efforts to implement family planning and promote reproductive health have been inconsistent so far.
"Most of medical officers, even senior medical officers working in rural areas are unaware of basic concepts of reproductive health", he said adding that no government, resource generation or GDP could cater to such a rapid increase in

Religio-political parties planning for long march on blasphemy issue

ISLAMABAD - The country's religio-political parties are planning to give masses a call for long march against the "government's inaction to remove apprehensions and confusion on the fate of blasphemy law". Liaqat Baloch, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Sahibzada Abu Alkhair Muhammad Zubair, Qari Zawar Bahadur and Maulana Amjad Khan, all important religious leaders, in telephonic conversations with one another on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the

Absence of govt planning prevents CGT payment at KSE

KARACHI - The institutional investors at Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) were unable to pay the newly imposed Capital Gain Tax (CGT) on time due the absence of a regulatory and collection mechanism yet to be devised by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). Furthermore, the FBR last week had to extend dates for the quarterly payments of CGT to a period that, the investors believe, is "too short" and, therefore pressuring them.
Taxpayers from brokerage houses, banks, Development