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Afghan officials arrest three with ‘links’ to Pakistan

Afghan officials arrest three with ‘links’ to Pakistan

KABUL: Afghan security forces have detained three insurgents they blame for an attack on a UN compound last month and believe they have links to the Afghan Taliban leaders based in Pakistan, security officials said here on Saturday.
Four Taliban suicide bombers, dressed as police and women, attacked the United Nations compound in Herat city, a commercial hub in Afghanistan’s west, on October 23. All four were killed and there were no casualties among the UN staff.
The attack

‘Saudi prince writes’ to CJP, complains about Pakistani officials

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday received a letter purportedly written by Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, alleging that substandard accommodation on exorbitant rates was provided to the haj pilgrims of Pakistan in Makkah by the Religious Affairs Ministry.
The letter said hired buildings were 3.5 kilometres away from the holy mosque (haram-e-Ka’aba) in Makkah, despite the fact that he (the prince) had offered

Irrigation officials make millions while Sindh drowns

KARACHI: The officials of the Sindh Irrigation Department have used the recent flashfloods as an excuse to shamelessly embezzle funds as the country struggles to get back on its feet, a report by Pakistan Today revealed.
Two years ago, the current Singh Irrigation and Power Minister Jam Saifullah Dharejo was replaced by Syed Murad Ali Shah by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government because of the charges of corruption against him.
Dharejo used his influence and was

FBR authorises officials to make direct recruitments

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday issued a notification to announce that the secretary of its revenue division, member (administration), chief of the management, chief commissioners, director generals and heads of the departments will be authorised to recruit employees to the bureau
up to grade 17.
The FBR has apparently attempted to give a legal cover to the unlawful appointments made by senior officials in the Customs Department recently. In order to

ZTBL threatening audit officials for seeking financial records

ISLAMABAD: The Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) has not provided the financial record of the last two years and has threatened to use political influence, audit officials informed the special committee of the Public Accounts Committee on Friday.
The PAC special committee met with Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada in the chair to review audit reports of the Finance Ministry for the years 1994-95 and 1997-98. Taking serious notice of the ZTBL’s defiance, the committee chairman warned

Govt cannot nab corrupt officials: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD
Grilling the government for its inability to nab the corrupt officials, PML-N Secretary Information Ahsan Iqbal, on Wednesday said that the government did not establish any accountability department to watch over corrupt politicians under the government’s wings.
Addressing a press conference on the Transparency International report, Ahsan Iqbal said that due to the corrupt practices of the government, Pakistan had jumped eight steps in the most corrupt nations

SC summons NEPRA chief, WAPDA officials in RPPs case

ISLAMABAD
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) chairman, former and incumbent officials of WAPDA and shareholders of Genco Power, involved in the contract deal for rental power plants (RPP), to appear in court on October 26.
The court allowed them to either appear in person or through their representatives, with the assurance that they would appear in court whenever it asked them to.
A three-member Supreme Court

Prices spiral up as monitoring officials take the weekend off

The fearless vendors in the Sunday bazaars, in the absence of price magistrates, officials from the City District Government Lahore (CDGL), livestock and food departments and the market committees, openly charged exorbitant prices for fruits and vegetables. Overall escalating trend in the prices of fruits and vegetables was registered this week as compared to the last week at the Sunday bazaars of the city.
Visitors were of the view that this hectic exercise of placing these

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