Tag Archives: Provincial

Provincial ‘inflationary’ borrowing balloons

Similar to the cash-strapped federal government, provinces are also catering to their budgetary needs through heavy bank borrowings. Though the provincial governments of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Azad Jammu and

Provincial football bodies office bearers elected

The commission conducting Pakistan football elections announced the list of successful candidates of all the four provincial associations after scrutiny of the nomination papers on Saturday. According to reports, three officials from

Provincial depts asked to assist Anti-Narcotics Force

KARACHI – In order to eradicate the menace of drugs and save innocent people from this anti-social habit, the provincial departments should join hands with the Anti-Narcotics Force, Sindh Chief Secretary Subhan Memon said on Monday. The chief secretary was presiding over a meeting to discuss the under-preparation Drug Control Master Plan Sindh in accordance with the Drug Control Master Plan 2010-14.
The meeting focused on controlling trafficking and distribution of narcotic

Davis’ removal from ECL – LHC issues notice to central, provincial govt

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday again issued notice to the federal and Punjab governments for April 26 on a petition challenging removal of US national Raymond Davis’ name from the Exit Control List (ECL) without obtaining consent of the LHC.
Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey filed the petition requesting the court to seek explanation from former federal law minister Senator Dr Babar Awan, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Additional District and Sessions Judge

House count begins sans a provincial census commissioner

KARACHI – The first phase of the sixth census kicked off on Tuesday across the province, with as many as 8,500 officials having been engaged by the Karachi district government to complete formalities. The census has begun without a provincial census commissioner, even though the Federal government was supposed to appoint one and it did so for the other three provinces.
The first house to be marked in Sindh was Governor’s House, with Karachi Administrator Fazlur Rehman painting

Altaf calls for full provincial autonomy

KARACHI – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has called for full provincial autonomy in light of the “true spirit” of the Pakistan Resolution signed in Lahore on March 23, 1940.
In his message on the eve of Pakistan Day, Hussain said Pakistan was created after innumerable sacrifices and keeping it from harm requires national unity and solidarity. He said it was the need of the hour for all citizens to work towards ending provincialism that has sharply divided the