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PA okays Rs 87.436b supplementary budget

Rejecting the opposition’s cut motions, the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday approved a massive Rs 87.436 billion supplementary budget for 2010-11 by majority, approving 41 demands for grants as it did so. Only

NA body okays 18 percent hike in defence budget

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defence on Thursday recommended an 18 percent increase in the defence budget for the year of 2011-1012.
MNA Haider Ali Shah, a member of the committee, told Pakistan Today that the committee was given a presentation on the budget proposals for the next year, adding that it was briefed that the devaluation of the rupee and the expenditure in operations conducted in Swat, Bajaur and South Waziristan were major reasons for

National Assembly committee okays new Haj Policy

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly Standing Committee on Religious Affairs approved the new Haj Policy of 2011 on Thursday with directions to the Religious Affairs Ministry to take measures to ensure proper implementation of the policy to provide as much relief to the pilgrims as possible.
The committee, which met here at ministry offices with Maulana Qasim Jan in the chair, also told the ministry to rectify the mistakes that had previously caused embarrassment for pilgrims,

WB okays $400m for education in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI – The World Bank has approved an assistance of $400 million to help Pakistan improve access, quality, and relevance of education at all levels.
A news release issued by the bank said $300 million equivalent credit for the tertiary education support project would finance the government’s tertiary education development programme, and would leverage an estimated investment of approximately $1.7 billion in additional resources from the government.
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Army okays 200 officers’ promotions

ISLAMABAD – The three-day Army Promotion Board meeting that ended here on Friday with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani in the chair approved the names of 150 Lt Colonels for promotion to the slot of colonels and 50 others as brigadiers.
“The board meeting considered the names of around one thousand Lt Colonels for promotion, of which 200 were promoted, including 150 as colonels and 50 as brigadiers,” a security official said.

Punjab CM okays 17 bills to amend Rule of Business

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has approved drafts of 17 amendment bills regarding Punjab Government Rules of Business-2011. He made these approvals in Punjab cabinet’s meeting held under his chairmanship at Chief Minister’s Secretariat here on Tuesday that would be presented before the provincial assembly for final approval. The chief minister also issued instructions for setting up a cabinet committee for the strict implementation of minimum wages law in the light of