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E&T secretary trying to fudge numbers?

Despite Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s orders to conduct a third party audit in development projects to ensure transparency, Punjab Excise and Taxation (E&T) Department Secretary Shamail Ahmed Khawaja is evading an

‘Babar Awan trying to distort facts’

levelling allegations against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) regarding the accountability bill, Babar Awan should remember that he sat out more than two and a half dozen meetings on the accountability bill,

‘Pakistan trying to allay Indian concerns on EU concessions’

KARACHI – The Commerce secretary Zafar Mehmood has said that government was trying hard to alleviate concerns of India and other countries over concessions granted by European Union (EU) to Pakistan. He said this while talking to media men here on Monday after his meeting with office bearers of Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries Pakistan (FCCIP).
“During the meeting held earlier in Geneva, India had voiced its reservations over the concessions given by EU to

Hizbut Tahrir activists arrested for trying to hold protest

LAHORE – Police thrashed activists of the outlawed Hizbut Tahrir and arrested around 16 of them in order stop them from holding a protest at Qartaba Chowk on Sunday. A deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and Civil Lines Police Station house officer were also injured when Hizbut Tahrir workers retaliated in order to avoid arrests.
According to details, around 100 activists of the outlawed organisation tried to stage a protest at Qartaba Chowk but heavy police contingents were

US trying to destroy Pakistan’s nuclear power: Qazi

KASUR – Former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad has said that they do not want a war with the US, but just want abolition of the system under which the nation is being enslaved.
Talking to JI Kasur workers, Qazi said that the US under a conspiracy was spreading unrest in the country. “The US is trying to destroy Pakistan’s nuclear power because it considers our nuclear power is more dangerous for Israel than it is for India. We can stand on our feet if there is no US

‘Govt trying to influence probe against Moonis’

LAHORE – The Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam has accused the Punjab government of trying to influence the investigation against Moonis Elahi.
In a press conference at Muslim League House on Sunday PML-Q leader Kamil Ali Agha Kamil Ali Agha said the cases were registered against Moonis when he was away from Pakistan. He said that Moonis had returned to face the cases which showed that he had nothing to do hide.
Kamil alleged that FIA Additional Director Zafar Ahmad

We’re trying to reduce load shedding, but…

STAFF REPORT – The Sindh government will ensure that load shedding is reduced to its minimum possible level, promised Sindh Electric Power Minister Shazia Marri on Friday while talking to media personnel at the inauguration of a spring festival and flower exhibition. Marri said that Sindh has the gotten the right of ownership to 50 per cent share on its oil, gas and other natural recourses under Article 172 (3) through the 18th Amendment. She said that the Sindh government has planned

Pakistan trying not to let Davis issue strain ties with US: FO

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday said it was working with the US to ensure that the diplomatic row with Washington over suspected CIA contractor Raymond Davis, arrested in January for killing two Pakistanis in Lahore, did not impact bilateral relations.
In response to a volley of questions on the Davis’ issue at her weekly press briefing, Foreign Office spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua said, “The matter of Davis is sub-judice and it will be a little early for me to say anything in