Tag: Public

‘Benazir murder probe will be made public soon’

LAHORE - Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Waraich has said that 90 percent of the investigation into the Benazir Bhutto assassination case has been completed and it will be publicised as soon as it completes.
Waraich was presiding over a meeting with representatives of all districts of Sahiwal division at PPP Punjab office on Thursday. He said that the names of the people involved in BB's assassination would soon be uncovered. He condemned the Punjab

Public cooperation sought to wipe out anti-social elements

FAISALABAD - Faisalabad police needed public cooperation to wipe out drug barons, land mafia, touts and god fathers of criminals from the region, said Regional Police Officer (RPO) Aftab Ahmed Cheema while addressing a meeting of lawyers, journalists and local politicians. The meeting was also attended by the superintendent of police (SP), deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) and station house officers (SHOs) of Tandlianwala and Samundary who were there to answer the public

PPP decides not to make Benazir’s probe report public

LARKANA - The report on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto was presented in a meeting of the PPP Central Executive Committee (CEC) for the first time on Sunday, which decided not to make it public.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, after a thorough briefing on the investigation into the former premier's assassination, said the premature release of the entire investigation report could legally sabotage the case currently in progress.
"It could also allow the conspirators

Dawood Public School organises blood donation campaign

KARACHI - The Dawood Public School in collaboration with the Fatimid Blood Bank organised a blood donation campaign on Saturday. VThe school's students participated devotedly in the campaign and informed their fellow students about the benefits of blood donation. Parents and teachersalso participated in the campaign and the Fatimid Foundation presented appreciation certificates to the volunteering students.
The team of Fatimid Foundation tested the donors' blood for haemoglobin,

Sindh govt declares public holiday on April 4

KARACHI - The government of Sindh declared April 4 as a public holiday throughout the province on account of 32nd death anniversary of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. All government offices, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils under the administrative control of the Sindh government would remain closed.

Transporters take 2,000 public vehicles off roads

KARACHI - Reacting to the recent increase in Petrol Oil and Lubricants (POL) prices, Karachi-based transporters have taken at least 2,000 public buses and coaches off the roads, sources have informed Pakistan Today.
Moreover, the Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) has also convened an emergency meeting of all the stakeholders on Monday to announce a wheel-jam strike, discuss the government's decision and chalk out future course of action. Transporters said that if the government

Public holiday today

KARACHI - Under immense public expectation, the Sindh government has announced a public holiday on Wednesday (today). A decision to this effect was taken after Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah conferred over phone.
According to official sources, Acting Sindh Chief Secretary Subhan Memon had earlier recommended turning Wednesday into a half-day as the semi final is scheduled to start in the afternoon. But the CM said that people as well

MQM set for Gaddafi Stadium public meeting on April 10

LAHORE - The Muttahia Qaumi Movement (MQM), after reaching an understanding with the Punjab government, on Saturday finalised Gaddafi Stadium as the venue for its upcoming Punjab chapter public meeting in Lahore on April 10. According to MQM sources, party leaders led by Dr Farooq Sattar were convinced by the Punjab government that owing to security risks, permission to hold the public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan was not granted, as hundreds of party workers are likely to attend the

Sindh puts weight behind green public transport

KARACHI - All public transport vehicles including mini buses and large passenger buses will be converted to pollution free and economical fuel compressed natural gas (CNG).
This was stated by Sindh Minister for Transport Akhtar Husain Jadoon, while speaking at the seventh CNG Conference and Exhibition CONEX 2011 at a local hotel. The conference was organised by the national forum for environment and health. The All Pakistan CNG Association Minister said that President Asif Ali

‘Combating counterfeiting, piracy needs public consent’

KARACHI - The mindset and attitude of the people need to be changed for combating the menace of counterfeiting and piracy, as it is not merely the government's action or legislation that can protect the products of intellectual property.
These views were expressed by speakers at the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Conference 2011 organised on Saturday by Global Media Links in collaboration with Business Milestones. The theme of the conference was 'IPR: An international

Women demand gender equality in public sector

LAHORE - Gender Mainstreaming Units of the Education, Home, and Services and General Administration (S&GAD) departments conducted a training workshop on "Women's Participation in Public Sector Employment and Challenges" on Monday. A large number of female employees of these departments participated and expressed their views on gender equality issues in the country.
The speakers said male-dominated family systems, culture and norms of the society were becoming an obstacle in

IGC aims at boosting public procurement

KARACHI - The International Growth Center (IGC) is implementing a research project on improving the efficiency of public procurement in Sindh and for this purpose a research team of the center will visit the Governors Secretariat, shortly.
The research team of the IGC comprising Farooq Mansoori and Amar Sham Khanghrani will be visiting the secretariat to gather relevant data, as the success of their research project is predicated upon the availability of credible data in the case

Govt to provide security to public prosecutors

ISLAMABAD - As part of the security measures in the wake of increasing life threats by the terrorists particularly to those affiliated with the prosecution of terrorists, the government on Monday announced to provide security guards to public prosecutors on the day of prosecution along with a police squad. Federal Minister for Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan announced the same while chairing a meeting which discussed the difficulties faced by Anti- Terrorism Courts

FFBL violates public procurement rules

KARACHI - Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim (FFBL) has awarded a contract of independent 7MGD water line commissioning to a highest bidder in violation of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules. It has been learnt that a letter of intimation over this violation of rules by the FFBL was written to Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani by a local construction company seeking his intervention over the violation of public procurement rules by FFBL in the said project.

ISL plans to raise Rs 3.0b through public offering

KARACHI - International Steels Limited (ISL) plans to raise around Rs 3.0 billion rupees through public offering. This was stated by the Managing Director Towfiq Habib Chinoy at ISL's inauguration ceremony, held on Friday. Earlier, the Rs. 8.7 billion steel mill was inaugurated by Almas Chinoy, wife of the late Amir Chinoy - founder of the International Industries. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Sumitomo Corporation Senior Managing Director Kazuhisa Togashi, JFE Steel

public assets in Bahawalpur – Dubious sale irks Senate body

ISLAMABAD - The Senate's functional committee on less-developed areas on Wednesday expressed concern over the "dubious" sale of 39 public properties in Bahawalpur at throwaway prices by the Punjab government and vowed to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter. The meeting, which was held with chairman Dr Abdul Malik in the chair, out rightly rejected the notion of the Punjab government over the auction of lands worth above Rs 40 billion for only Rs 851 million and resolved to

Swat stories – Pakistan army soap attempts to woo sceptical public

LAHORE - It is just after eight o'clock in the evening, and a fierce battle is raging in the corner of my living room. Members of the Pakistani security forces are inching closer to a Taliban hideout, but the militants are fighting for their lives.
Inspector Javed Iqbal Khan shouts for cover as he tries to get behind the enemy lines.
Overcoming an horrific gunshot wound to his right arm, he musters enough strength to raise his gun and shoot dead the last Taliban fighter