Tag: Public

PPP to start public campaign for LG polls: Faiza Malik

LAHORE: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would soon start a public campaign for preparing for the local government (LG) elections and strengthening the party in the city, PPP Lahore Women Wing President Faiza Malik said on Saturday in a press release.
She said that the federal government would complete its constitutional tenure, as it had assumed power with the support of the masses instead of any state institution.
The PPP leader said that consistency in democracy was

Public transport looks for a turnaround

A new subsidy, expected to be implemented within a couple of months, is likely to change the public transport system for the better, flooding the city roads with an array of new buses that will cater for a large number of commuters.
According to Transport Secretary Mohammad Yousaf, a final decision on the subsidy had not been taken yet but it was expected in the very near future. "The subsidy will start within a couple of months, in fact within one month," said

Legal issues keep Musharraf’s tax returns from public

ISLAMABAD: The tax returns of former president Pervez Musharraf could not go public on Wednesday due to the legal controversy over handing and taking over of the record between the officials of Federal Board of Revenue and the Auditor General at the Public Accounts Committee meeting.
The legal row between FBR and AGP high-ups enraged PAC member Khawaja Asif who walked out of the meeting, saying the former president was calling shots from London and the officials of FBR and AGP

Govt to convert public sector schools English medium by June

Question hour began yesterday with the Punjab Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman put at the answering pedestal. The day was embarrassing for the minister as he was forced to apologise over various lacks in information provided by the education department on questions raised by the house.
Government schools to be English medium:
All public sector schools in Punjab would be converted into English medium by the end of this fiscal year, said the Punjab Education

Public depts in trouble as Finance Department blocks funds

Provincial departments are in deep financial trouble as the Punjab Finance Department has stopped funds, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
The departments, including Education, Health, Communication and Works, and Livestock are feeling the heat of financial crunch and have no option but to linger on payments to their contractors and halt all kind of development, sources said.
"Only salaries and pensions of government employees are being paid," an official of the