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US official arrives in Myanmar to meet Suu Kyi, MPs

US official arrives in Myanmar to meet Suu Kyi, MPs

YANGON: A United States official arrived in army-ruled Myanmar on Tuesday for talks with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was recently freed from house arrest, plus a minister and newly elected lawmakers, a government official said.
The visit by Joseph Yun, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, is seen as a move by Washington to test the political waters in Myanmar, a month after a controversial general election and Suu Kyi’s release from

PU official suspended for allegedly beating up journalist

LAHORE: The Punjab University (PU) on Monday suspended Agricultural Officer Rana Qurban Ali for allegedly torturing journalist Abdul Manan and directed him to submit a written reply within five days. Disciplinary action was also initiated against Qurban’s friends who had helped him in beating and trying to abduct Manan on December 3.
The PU resident officer-II (RO-II) has written to the Law College principal and sports sciences and physical education department chairman to take

114 Sindh judges have no official transport

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) Registrar Abdul Rasool Memon submitted a report before a division bench of the SHC on Tuesday that revealed that 114 judges of the province have no vehicle for their official use.
According to the report 18 district and sessions judges of grade 21 and 91 additional session judges, senior civil judges and civil judges from grade 18 to 20 don’t have a vehicle for official use.
Sindh Advocate General Yousaf Leghari and Finance Department

Govt tells ministries to stop unauthorised use of official vehicles

ISLAMABAD: The government has directed ministries to stop unauthorised use of official vehicles by ministers, secretaries and departmental heads. A letter issued by the Cabinet Division last week directed the ministries to take immediate steps to stop unauthorised use of official vehicles, as recommended by the PAC.
The letter said the ministers, secretaries and departmental heads could use one official vehicle each. The ministries were requested to submit surplus vehicles in the

Official figures cast doubt over PSMA claims – Sugar surpasses Rs100 psychological barrier

LAHORE: The price of white refined sugar has now reached the psychological barrier of Rs 100 per kilogram in wholesale markets on Saturday. The latest pricelists shows that the sweetener is now selling at Rs 5,050 per 50-kilogram bag in the largest wholesale market of the province, Akbari Market.
Pricelists show that the price of white sugar has been sharply raised by Rs 11 per kilogram in the last five days as the sweetener was selling at Rs 90-92 per kilogram on November 2,

To bribe or not to bribe a traffic official?

There was a time when the traffic wardens, were labeled as ‘bribe wardens’, as citizens complained that the wardens often caught them without a cause and they had to bribe their way out.
Traffic police was revamped a few years ago and the traffic environment changed dramatically. Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association, conducted a poll to measure the currently prevailing commuters’ behaviour.
The questioned were based on the

PIA official flouts rules to promote employee

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) finance director has promoted his ‘favourite employee’ after giving him a waiver of four years, flouting the rule that an employee must serve for seven years before being promoted to the next grade.
Thus, Finance Director Secretariat Assistant Mohammad Shareef he has been promoted from pay group III to pay group IV after a four-year waiver. Before this promotion, he was a record assistant at the Finance Director Secretariat and