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No funds for district governments

LAHORE – The Punjab government has turned its back on district governments clamouring for funds to run their affairs on a daily basis, as the monthly grants of majority of districts and tehsils have been pending for months, Pakistan Today has learnt. The Finance Department issues monthly grants for 36 district governments including five city district governments, 20 cantonment boards, 144 tehsil municipal administrations (TMAs) and 3,464 union administrations.
The monthly grants

SC seeks government’s stance on status of PCO judges

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday directed the attorney general to submit by April 4 a written statement on behalf of the federal government on the constitutional status of a number of former judges of the superior courts who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in violation of a November 3, 2007 restraining order. A seven-member special bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tassaduq

IMF tranche hinges on government’s strategy for circular debt, PSEs’ reform

ISLAMABAD – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sought a clear plan of action from the government by Friday (today) to end the circular debt issue and reform the bleeding public sector enterprises within the current financial year in order to revive the suspended standby arrangement facility. An official source said the success of the talks hinged on the action plan that the government presented to the fund staff on Thursday and would be finalised today. During the talks, IMF