Tag Archives: Departments

Nation-building departments asked to expedite uplift work

SAHIWAL – Sahiwal Divisional Commissioner Qazi Muhammad Ashfaq Qureshi has directed nation-building departments to accelerate the pace of development carrying out under the city package and ensure quality so that people can benefit from these projects for a long time.
He said this while chairing a meeting to review the projects of the city package. He said the beautification of the city should also be ensured after the completion of this package and the citizens should also be

Prosecution department’s performance reviewed

HAFIZABAD – A meeting the district prosecutors was with District Prosecutor Nasrullah Goroo in the chair to review the performance of the prosecution department. Nasrullah Goroo directed the prosecutors to cooperate with all investigation officers to submit all chalans of criminal cases within 14 days in the office of the district prosecuting officer and submit appeals against all such cases in which sentence was decreased or accused were acquitted.
He also directed the

Centre to retain 7 Labour Ministry departments

ISLAMABAD – Around seven departments of the Ministry of Labour and Manpower will not be devolved to the provinces and would remain the federal subject, an official told Pakistan Today on Saturday. “There are seven major wings of the Ministry of Labour and Manpower that will not be devolved to the provinces. They include Overseas Employment Corporation, National Training Bureau, Directorate of Workers Education, Pakistan Institute of Manpower and Human Resource Department,” Arslan

CM takes notice of misuse of govt vehicles

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken note of the fact that a number of retired officers are using official vehicles without authorisation while a large number of employees i.e. gardeners, drivers and police constables are also serving them. Similarly, the serving officers are using vehicles and services of such employees beyond their entitlement.
Punjab CM has directed that all administrative secretaries, heads of attached departments; autonomous,

Gujranwala Health Department’s vehicles rusting

GUJRANWALA – Gujranwala Health Department has six field vans, four ambulances at the districts headquarters hospital and a large number of other new vehicles that are rusting at the district health officer’s office while the authorities are inquiring an embezzlement of Rs 2.8 million as well.
Reportedly, the provincial government provided 15 luxurious vehicles to local health authorities out of which one landcruiser was for the executive district officer (health), another for the

Sindh merges 44 departments into 28

KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Friday approved a summary for merging 44 government departments into 28, sources told Pakistan Today. The Services, General Administration and Coordination Department recently forwarded a summary for merging 44 existing administrative departments into 28 new ones to the chief minister.
After the “right-sizing” of the federal cabinet, the Sindh government had also decided to cut the cabinet size by bringing the number of ministers to

Chief minister okays merger of 44 departments into 28 new ones

KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah approved the summary for merging 44 government departments into 28 on Friday, sources told Pakistan Today.
The Services, General Administration and Coordination Department of the provincial government recently proposed a summary for merging 44 existing administrative departments into 28 new ones to the chief minister. After the “right-sizing” of the federal cabinet, the Sindh government had also decided to shorten the cabinet by

Edu Department’s sacked workers to march towards Sindh Assembly today

KARACHI – The sacked lower grade employees of the Sindh Education Department, on a hunger strike outside the Karachi Press Club, will march to the Sindh Assembly building today to record their protest.
All Sindh Education Department Lower Staff Association (ASEDLSA) President Darya Khan Jamali told Pakistan Today that the Arbab Rahim-led government had appointed them by allowing a relaxation in age limit on the premise that no appointments were made in the Education Department

KESC abolishes ‘redundant’ departments; 4,000 axed

KARACHI – The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) announced on Wednesday that it has abolished a number of its non-core and redundant departments.
People working in these departments were offered a voluntary separation scheme (VSS) that closed on January 15.
Around 4,000 KESC employees, who did not opt for the VSS, have now been retrenched, said a press release issued by the power utility.
These employees would be paid all their statutory dues along with one month’s

Departments bifurcated to adjust coalition partners

KARACHI – As the year 2010 ends, the highlight of the year remains how the PPP-led Sindh government divided a number of provincial departments only to gratify elected and non-elected leaders of ruling as well as coalition partners without creating any new job opportunities.
Although, a number of government departments were bifurcated, not a single vacancy was created to provide jobs to the unemployed youth. Analysts say that bifurcation of administrative departments is only

Punjab cabinet approves 8 ammendment bills for government departments

LAHORE: Eight amendment bills on government departments were approved in a meeting of the Punjab Cabinet presided over by Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif at the CM Secretariat here on Wednesday. The bills were with regard to the transfer of ministry affairs to provinces stipulated by the 18th constitutional amendment. A Cabinet Committee for eliminating corruption from Punjab was constituted by the CM tasked with formulating recommendations on the matter. The recommendations

BRIDGING the GAPS – School Education Department’s website launched

LAHORE: School Education Department Government of Punjab has launched its official website (www.schools.punjab.gov.pk) for online access to the information and policies pertaining to the department to facilitate the public and the government functions.
The data of around 62 thousands schools including male and female has been uploaded on the website. The department has uploaded information under the respective subject and category links for ease of searching.
Sources in the

Issuance of blue number plates resumes for semi-govt departments

Computerized number plates were introduced in Punjab in 2006. 9,00,000 blank number plates were purchased from a German company. The plate for four-wheeler costs Rs 500 and a two-wheeler’s, Rs 350. Each plate has a five-year warranty.”
“Forty five plates have been issued to NESPAK, 31 to WASA, 17 to SNGPL, 12 to PHA, 6 to UET, 48 to LESCO, 11 to WAPDA, 9 to National Bank, 6 to Irrigation Project Management Unit and 5 to PEPCO, Masood ul Haq, director Motor