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PILDAT holds workshop on South Punjab’s provincial status

PILDAT holds workshop on South Punjab’s provincial status

LAHORE – PILDAT’s mock discussion on the provincial status of South Punjab remained deadlocked between the Punjab chief minister’s task force and the proponents of a provincial status for the region.
In an exercise to resolve the conflict and devise negotiation strategies for members of the Punjab Assembly and office bearers of major political parties, a mock simulation exercise was conducted on Friday by a seasoned instructor Mohammed Feyyaz over the issue of whether or not

Raisani rejects call to oust PML-N from provincial cabinet

QUETTA – Referring to the remarks of PPP MPA Ali Madad Jattak during the Balochistan Assembly’s session that the PML-N ministers should be sacked from the PPP-led cabinet, Raisani Tuesday said Jattak spoke in his personal capacity and had nothing to do with his coalition government.
He said that he would not let the political situation of Punjab to affect the politics in Balochistan. Talking to journalists after Balochistan Assembly’s session, the chief minister said several

Provincial government shelves Sialkot-Lahore Motorway project

SIALKOT – The provincial government has finally shelved the project of establishing the Sialkot-Lahore Motorway due to prolonged non-availability of the funds. The revenue department has lifted the ban imposed on the sale and purchase of the land acquired several years ago for the motorway and has advised the concerned officials to give back the acquired land to its actual owners by getting back the money from them.
A formal official notification has also been issued by the

Provincial Selection Board to meet again on Monday

LAHORE – The Provincial Selection Board (PSB-I) met on Saturday to consider promotion cases of officers in grade 18 and upwards, but remained inconclusive and will meet on Monday again, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The PSB-I is headed by the chief secretary, with the additional chief secretary, finance secretary, services secretary, special branch additional inspector general, regulations secretary, MPDD secretary and others are on board.

PMA provincial council agrees on raise for doctors

LAHORE – The Pakistan Medical Association Punjab chapter provincial council meeting unanimously agreed on Wednesday that the Punjab government needs to announce a special salary package for doctors urgently to stop the brain drain of doctors.
The PMA provincial council meeting was held at PMA House under the chairmanship of Professor M Ashraf Nizami. The office bearers of PMA Lahore, PMA Multan, PMA Gujranwala, PMA Mianwali, PMA Hafizabad, PMA Toba Tek Sing, PMA Faisalabad, PMA

‘Islamabad to get provincial assembly soon’

ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan on Friday announced the federal capital would soon get its own provincial assembly. While addressing a ceremony for the allotment of land for lawyers’ chambers, he said the status of Islamabad was like a small province, so, administratively, the capital city could not be shadowed by any of the provinces. He said the residents of Islamabad would have their own provincial assembly and the system of

Musharraf may announce provincial APML leaders soon

DUBAI: Youth intervention can change the political culture in Pakistan, former president Pervez Musharraf said while addressing a gathering in Abu Dhabi, announcing that he will soon introduce a new party setup at provincial level, followed by city and town councils to garner support for the coming elections.
The gathering was organized by UAE-based Pakistani businessmen including Abdul Salam, Khurrum Anis and Dr Syed Qaiser Anis, the former president of the UAE Pakistan

JUI-F mulls parting ways with provincial govts

ISLAMABAD: After quitting the federal government, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) is seriously considering parting ways with the Pakistan People’s Party-led governments in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).
Insiders told Pakistan Today on Thursday that the JUI-F had decided to sit on the opposition benches during the forthcoming National Assembly session and it would also move to the other side of the isle in the upcoming Senate session as well.
A JUI-F source

Gunmen kidnap 18 Afghan deminers in southeast

GARDEZ: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 18 Afghan deminers on Thursday in southeastern Khost province, the provincial police chief said, the second abduction of a mine clearing team this month.
The group from the Kabul-based Mine Detection Centre were travelling in Musa Khel district when they were stopped by a group of gunmen and then seized, said Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai. “They had gone to the area on the request of the elders to clear mines from their village,” Ishaqzai told

Issuing licences for oil exploration provincial subject, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Naveed Qamar told the Upper House on Wednesday that issuing new licences for oil and gas exploration in the country was a provincial subject now and the federal government had stopped giving licences for new blocks since the passage of 18th Amendment.
Replying to a question on the matter, the minister said the government would cancel the licenses of all those companies that did not start work despite obtaining the

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