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16 development schemes approved for Hafizabad

16 development schemes approved for Hafizabad

HAFIZABAD – Hafizabad District Development Committee has approved 16 new development schemes costing Rs 120.5 million to provide different amenities of life to the people. It was decided in a meeting held at the district complex under the chair of Muhammad Asif. The meeting also reviewed the pace of work on various ongoing schemes under the district development programme. The participants of the meeting were told that more than 200 development schemes were being completed at a cost of

Shahbaz inspects development work in Lahore

LAHORE – Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif reached Bhutta Chowk early Sunday morning to see the ongoing development work.
The Chief Minister inspected under construction projects of Ring Road Package-1 and directed officials to complete the work within one month.
He said that these projects would ease the traffic flow in the area.
He directed officials to ensure best construction quality and early completion of the projects to facilitate citizens.

‘Punjab govt utilising all resources for province’s development’

LAHORE – The Punjab government is utilising all available resources for the socio-economic development of the province and provision of basic amenities to the masses and a special programme is being implemented for poverty alleviation and uplift of education, health and other sectors, Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif said on Monday.
He was chairing a meeting to review the implementation of ongoing development projects with the cooperation of the UK Department for International

Punjab government releases Rs 94m for development schemes

HAFIZABAD – Punjab government has released Rs 93.932 million for up gradation of schools, construction of roads and others development schemes under Punjab Development Programme. Hafizabad District Development Committee Chairman Muhammad Asif said this while talking to journalists. He added all these schemes were being launched with the consultation and recommendation of members of provincial and national assemblies according to the priorities of the people of their constituencies.

Development in Balochistan govt’s top priority: Gilani

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani Saturday said the development of Balochistan was on the top of the government’s priorities.
Talking to Minister for Science and Technology Changez Jamali, who called on him at the PM’s House, Gilani said the introduction of Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan was a manifestation of the stern resolve of the government.
The prime minister observed that the government was keen to develop the damaged irrigation infrastructure of the

Baluchistan’s development top priority of Govt: PM

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the development of Balochistan is the priority of the Government.
The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Mr Changez Jamali, Minister for Science & Technology who called on him at PM’s House on Saturday.
The introduction of Aghaz-e-Haqooe-e-Balochistan, he added, is the manifestation of the stern resolve of the Government.
The representation of Balochistan in the Federal Cabinet shows that

‘Biotechnology vital for rapid agricultural development’

KARACHI – The use of biotechnology approach is vital for rapid agricultural development and healthcare in the country, said University of Karachi’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Director Dr M Iqbal Choudhary on Friday.
“The potential of biotech crops for the future is enormous,” he said while delivering a lecture at the ICCBS. He further said that droughts and floods are predicted to become more prevalent and severe as country faces new

Roads vital for development, prosperity, says Qaim

KARACHI – Roads play a vital role in the development and prosperity of any country, and the present government is paying full attention to the construction, repair and renovation of Sindh’s essential roads, said Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah at the CM House on Tuesday.
Presiding over the fifth meeting of the Public-Private Partnership Policy Board as the board’s chairman, Shah said that by initiating various projects under public-private partnership, the provincial government

Qureshi sees no serious development during Gilani’s visit

ISLAMABAD – Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had made a good decision by accepting the invitation of his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh.
“PM Gilani should visit India as this meeting between him and Manmohan would improve Indo-Pak relations. Though Indo-Pak composite dialogue comprising the 8-point agenda has been restored, it is crystal clear no serious issue would be discussed,” said Qureshi.

PDWP approves 11 development schemes worth Rs 13bn

KARACHI – In a meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP), 11 development schemes worth Rs 13.226 billion were approved on Thursday. The meeting was presided over by the Planning Secretary of the Planning and Development Department and attended by the administrative heads of various departments.
The department heads briefed the participants of the meeting about their respective schemes – including construction of a Trauma Centre at the Ojha Institute and

‘Imbalanced budgetary preferences hurting social development’

ISLAMABAD – The budgetary allocations for terrorism, soaring defence expenditure and natural disasters are the main hurdles for the failure in attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and there is a need to advance the principles of localisation of the MDGs.
These views were expressed by politicians and experts on the final day of a two-day event on ‘National Conference on Monitoring the Achievements of the MDGs and Weaknesses of the Existing Budgetary Allocations’,

‘Gender equality a must for development’

FAISALABAD – Gender equality is inevitable for a durable socio-economic development in the society, said Gender Reforms Action Plan (GRAP) Deputy Director Muhammad Anees Chaudhry. He said this while addressing a training workshop held at Allama Iqbal Library organised by Gender Support Unit for the capacity building of union council secretaries.
The speakers were Executive District Officer (Literacy) Asif Tarar, Community Organisation District Officer Saeed Anwar, Gender

Community development centres for eunuchs

KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly was told on Friday that community development centres (CDCs) for eunuchs would be established in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur. In these CDCs, facilities of residence and food would be made available, and eunuchs would be trained to become beauticians, besides being imparted training in other fields.
Sindh Welfare Minister Nargis ND Khan said that CDCs would be included in the Annual Development Programme of the province.
Member of the Provincial

‘Women’s role vital in development process’

SIALKOT – Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said women could play a vital role in the development process by following the golden principles of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. While addressing a girls’ school’s inaugural ceremony, she said female education was imperative for the development of Pakistan and to bring it at par with developed nations. She said the majority of population needed to be educated for accelerating the developmental process in the society.

LCA reviews women’s role in national development

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

Rs 2.36bn development package announced for Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA – Gujranwala Division Commissioner Saeed Iqbal Wahla has announced the implementation of district and city special package from March 15 in the division which will cost Rs 2.36 billion. He made this announcement while presiding over a review meeting attended by the district coordination officers and other officers concerned of all the six districts.
He told the participants of the meeting that the Punjab chief minister had been monitoring the schemes of this package

‘Arrested Development’ set for the silver screen

NEW YORK – Cult hit sit-com ‘Arrested Development’ is set to come to the big screen with creator Mitch Hurwitz confirming that he is writing the film’s script. The sitcom about a formerly wealthy and dysfunctional family, starring Jason Bateman, Portia De Rossi and Michael Cera, stopped airing in 2006 and fans have been hoping for a movie ever since.
“Our fans have been so supportive and we’re so grateful, so I kind of hate to answer the question until I can say, ‘Yes, we’ve shot