KASUR – Kasur District Coordination Officer (DCO) Malik Jahanzaib Awan held a meeting to review the prices of consumer goods in the district. The DCO said that hoarding and price hike were serious problems faced by the masses. He directed the authorities concerned to chalk out a comprehensive plan for providing maximum relief to the masses. He warned shopkeepers to sell their products at the fixed price otherwise a strict action would be taken against them. He appealed to the people
LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting on Sunday to review low-cost housing scheme Aashiyana’s progress. Member Provincial Assembly and Punjab Land Development Company Chairman Sheikh Allaoud Din and officers concerned attended the meeting.
The CM said Aashiyana was a revolutionary project that would provide low-income people with their own homes. He said that all basic amenities would be available in the scheme. He said the Aashiyana
COLOMBO – The use of technology to enable teams to challenge decisions by umpires at the World Cup is proving controversial, but Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi wants reviews to be doubled. The Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) is being used for the first time at a World Cup, with some backing its use and others raising serious doubts. But one player who does not need to be convinced is Afridi. “I think UDRS is good,” said Afridi after Pakistan’s win over Canada on Thursday, when
LAHORE – Pakistan has advanced in the field of medical sciences as compared to its status at the time of partition when there were only 121 female doctors, out of whom only 43 were MBBS, former Fatima Jinnah Medical College principal Dr Basharat Yousaf said on Friday during a meeting of Lahore College Associates (LCA). LCA held its annual meeting and reviewed the role of females in national development. Former LCWU vice chancellor and LCA President Prof Dr Bushra Mateen chaired the
LAHORE – National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) Inspector General Dr Wasim Kauser on Tuesday reviewed arrangements of safety helmet campaign started by N-5 Central Zone on national highways. He reviewed these arrangements while presiding over a meeting held at the IG Camp Office Thoker Niaz Baig Lahore and Islamabad. NH&MP DIG Syed Ibne Hussain was also present on this occasion.
Kauser said there was a need of raising awareness about benefits of wearing protective helmets
LAHORE – The US Consulate Lahore office Economic Officer Jessica Berlow and Economic Specialist Shahid Abbas on Monday visited Kujer village in Sheikhupura to see community service projects started by Rotary International. Rotary International District Governor Shehzad Ahmed and Assistant Governor Iqbal Malik organized.
The guests were given a warm welcome by the villagers. They visited Government Elementary Girls’ School where Rotary provided basic necessities such as
ISLAMABAD – Implementation Commission on 18th Amendment Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday said that Zakat collection and distribution method would be finalised in the Council of Common Interest’s upcoming meeting as the ministry of Zakat & Usher has been devolved to the provinces under the18th Constitutional Amendment.
A source told Pakistan Today that in the Implementation Commission on 18th Amendment’s meeting, Social Welfare and Special Education Minister Samina Khalid
ISLAMABAD – Devolution of organs, attached departments, autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions in the five ministries which are to be devolved to provinces in the second phase were discussed by the implementation commission on 18th Constitutional Amendment in a review meeting on Monday.
Important Decisions on the fate of these ministries were taken, sources informed Pakistan Today.
“The Establishment Division (ED), Cabinet Division and the ministry of Inter-Provincial
DURBAN – The International Cricket Council should take responsibility for implementing the umpire review system itself and remove the right of Test teams to opt out, South Africa captain Graeme Smith said on Wednesday.
Smith and his team were frustrated by a number of decisions the captain called unlucky as India beat them by 87 runs to square the three-match series 1-1.
The Umpire Decision Review System, designed to eradicate clear umpiring mistakes, is not in use in the
KABUL: A roadside bomb killed 14 civilians in western Afghanistan on Thursday and four Afghan soldiers died in a US air strike overnight, hours before a US strategy review reported progress in the Afghan war.
Violence is at its worst in Afghanistan since US-backed Afghan forces ousted the Taliban in 2001 after the September 11 Al Qaeda attacks on the United States, with record civilian and military casualties.
US President Barack Obama’s review said “notable operational
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha and Sindh Rehabilitation Minister Haji Muzaffar Ali Shujra on Sunday jointly presided a meeting to review the task of issuing Watan Cards to the flood survivors.
In the meeting, database processing was discussed. It was decided that the vacancies of mukhtiarkars would be filled in accordance with the rules and regulations with the view to expedite the task of distributing Watan Cards to the genuine flood survivors.
KARACHI: In light of the recent terrorist attack on the Crime Investigation Department (CID) office, the provincial assembly speaker has called a high-level meeting at the Sindh Assembly Secretariat today to review security arrangements for the assembly premises, Pakistan Today has learnt.
After the devastating bombing of the CID headquarters that left at least 17 people dead, security at all government installations including the assembly premises had been put on high alert.
ISLAMABAD: Parliament’s Special Committee for Constitutional Reforms on Wednesday reviewed the rules framed by the National Judicial Commission, besides discussing various constitutional options available to amend Article 175A.
Talking to reporters after chairing the meeting, Raza Rabbani said the Supreme Court had referred the Article 175A of the 18th Amendment to the parliamentary committee for further evaluation, however, the committee cannot give any timeframe to finalise its
SRINAGAR: India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram reviewed the security situation in Indian-held Kashmir on Sunday in the face of months of deadly protests against Indian occupation that have left over 100 people dead.
Chidambaram held a series of meetings with Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and top security and intelligence officials, a spokesman said.
It was Chidambaram’s first visit to the state since June 11 when a 17-year-old student was killed by a police teargas