Tag: Services

Iraq PM eyes security, services as new govt meets

BAGHDAD: Iraq's new cabinet held its first meeting on Wednesday, a day after a parliamentary vote ended months of political deadlock, but now must address the public's real concerns -- security and services.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki "met this morning with his ministers to tell them that his three top priorities are security, public services, especially electricity, and relations with neighbouring countries," Ali Moussawi, an adviser to Maliki, told AFP.
In separate

Rescue services to conduct exams for fresh appointments

LAHORE: A large number of candidates submitted their applications at the Emergency Services Academy Lahore and the divisional headquarters for various vacant posts in Punjab. Initial medical screening of the candidates for Hepatitis B, C, HIV and physical screening has been conducted. A written test will be held at 10 a.m. at the Emergency Services Academy Shama Chowk (former LOS) Ferozepur Road Lahore.
The written test from BS-12 to BS-18 will be conducted on December 28, BS-11

‘Award recognises BB’s services’

LAHORE: The Service to Humanity award given to former Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was, in fact, acknowledgement of her services for the humanity. Punjab Finance Minister Tanvir Ashraf Kaira here on Monday said the award given to her by the international conference of Asian Political Parties in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, showed the international community acknowledged the services of PPP leadership for democracy and humanity. While talking to various delegations of Pakistan

Negotiations on GST on services still inconclusive

ISLAMABAD: The two days of negotiations to finalise the proposed law on the reformed general sales tax on services between the Finance Ministry and provincial governments remained inconclusive on Wednesday.
Sources said the talks remained unproductive and no progress was made on disputed services, however, some procedural changes were agreed to in the federal legislation. It was agreed that another meeting would be held before the National Assembly session to settle the lingering

Rescue 1122 to provide round-the-clock services during Eid

LAHORE: Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer held an emergency preparedness meeting on Monday to review the arrangements made on the occasion of Eidul Azha in all cities of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sahiwal, Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Muzzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Mianwali, Pakpattan, Kasur, Gujrat, Bahawalnagar, Jehlum, Attock, Khanewal, Vehari, Chakwal,

Fire breaks out in Services Hospital’s CCU

LAHORE: Yet another fire broke out at the Services Hospital on Tuesday, this time in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), suspending emergency services for more than two hours, Pakistan Today has learnt.
This was the third such incident of electric short circuiting at the Services Hospital as the first two took place in the ICU and Bano Meraj Surgical Operation Theatre. Although, the magnitude of the fire and the ensuing damage was not as much as the earlier incidents when equipment

Punjab-Sindh row over port services – PM chairing meeting today to...

KARACHI: In a bid to resolve the ongoing dispute between Sindh and Punjab over five major potential port services, an inter provincial meeting has been called in the federal capital today (Monday), likely to be chaired by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Pakistan Today has learnt that both provinces seemed reluctant to compromise on their stance, which was delaying the implementation of the reformed general sales tax (RGST), a condition set by the International Monetary Fund

WAR proposes new medico-legal services for effective litigation

LAHORE: Medico-legal reforms are integral for effective litigation process for rape victims, War Against Rape (WAR) Director Sarah Zaman said on Thursday.
Addressing a workshop and presentation on medico-legal services in Karachi and Lahore, Zaman made some suggestions to improve their performances. In 2009, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) estimated that around 60 percent of crimes against women translated into rape, while non-governmental organisation Sahil's data

‘Monkey business’ in Kisan Supplies Services

LAHORE: The declining prospects of the Kisan Supplies Services (KSS), a failed financial venture initiated by the Jamaat-e-Islami, has put question marks over the credibility of the JI leadership, which is battling hard to contain damages and even get rid of the whole project that ruined the financial lives of many stakeholders.
About 15 years ago, JI initiated a business venture in the name of "Kisan Supplies Services". The project was started with an initial paid-up capital of

PIA’s Haj services begin

The Pakistan International Airlines' massive Haj operation started with the first pre-Haj flight PK-1661 departed from Karachi Haj terminal carrying 459 pilgrims for Jeddah, a PIA spokesman said on Monday.
PIA Deputy Managing Director Salim Sayani, Director Corporate Planning Shahnawaz Rehman, Director Engineering Maqsood Ahmed, General Manager Passenger Handling Services Aijaz Mazhar, Station Manager Karachi Airport Saeed Khan, District Manager Saleem Raza Bhutto and other