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LHC seeks report on dengue outbreak

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday sought report and parawise comments from the Punjab health secretary, the district coordination officer and the Solid Waste Management managing director within seven days, on a petition claiming that dengue fever in Punjab was taking shape of an epidemic owing to negligence on the part of the government.
Justice Sheikh Ahmad Farooq passed the order on a petition filed by Ahmad Ghani, a resident of Lahore, through his counsel

PAC seeks report on misuse of development funds

Taking notice of alleged corruption in the utilisation of development funds for members of parliament, the Public Accounts Committee on Monday sought a report from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in on the matter.
The Public Accounts Committee met under Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to review audit objections to Pakistan Railways accounts and misuse of official vehicles by various government departments. The chairman of the prime minister's

SC seeks AG’s explanation

The Supreme Court on Monday served notices on the attorney general to explain articles of the constitution related to 'consultation' in the appointments of government's institutions.
The three-member bench comprising Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, was hearing petitions challenging the appointment of Deedar Hussain Shah as NAB chairman.
The court also issued notice to the federal government through the Law and

Pope seeks religious liberty in Muslim Mideast

Pope Benedict called on Islamic countries in the Middle East Sunday to guarantee freedom of worship to non-Muslims and said peace in the region was the best remedy for a worrying exodus of Christians.
He made his a appeal at a solemn mass in St Peter's Basilica ending a two week Vatican summit of bishops from the Middle East, whose final document criticised Israel and urged the Jewish state to end its occupation of Palestinian territories.
In his sermon at

Pakistan seeks $3b additional financing from WB and ADB

Pakistan has asked the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide $3 billion in additional financing instead of diverting the funding by reprioritising the existing projects for the country, State Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference, the minister said that project loans already approved by both institutions were in the pipeline and their reprioritisation could affect the

LHC seeks report on travel subsidy for handicapped

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday, demanded a report from Pakistan international airlines (PIA) managing director, ministry of defense and federal secretary transport regarding the subsidizing of travel facilities to the handicapped. President Asif Ali Zardari had announced a 50 percent discount in fare for the handicapped in 2009.
The court passed the order on the petition of Afzal Humayyun, which stated that on 30 December 2009 the president of Pakistan speaking on the

SC seeks report on the lawyers-police clash

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Tuesday directed Deputy Inspector General Police (Investigation) Rao Sardar Ali to appear before the court on October 29 regarding the lawyers-police clash that took place in the district courts on October 1 and 2.
Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab was instructed to submit copies of the first investigation reports (FIRs) and other important documents regarding the case on the day of his hearing by a bench consisting of Chief

LHC seeks report on ‘free education for all’ petition

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought a detailed report from the federal and provincial government within three weeks on a constitutional petition for uniform education policy providing for free education to children less than 16 years of age.
Judicial Activism Panel (JAP) Chairman Muhammad Azhar Siddique had filed the petition submitting that after 18th constitutional amendment it had become obligatory for the government to provide free education to children

Russia seeks strong economic ties with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia have finally decided to enhance their economic and trade cooperation after a limbo of 25 years.
Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman, Saleem H. Mandviwala and Russian Ambassador, Budnik Andrey made this announcement at a joint news conference here on Wednesday.
The Russian Ambassador said Russia considered Pakistan as a key player for economic development in the region.
"We want to develop our economic cooperation with Pakistan" he said.