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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