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UK secy visits Easypaisa outlet

Visiting United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell along with Deputy Governor State Bank Yaseen Anwar visited Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited and Telenor Pakistan’s easypaisa outlet in Karachi today.

New health secy delegates powers

Punjab Health Secretary Jehanzaib Khan has delegated several departmental powers to different additional secretaries to “dispose of the official business” and has issued a notification in this regard, Pakistan Today has learnt.

Errors in electoral lists unacceptable: ECP secy

ISLAMABAD – In the backdrop of startling revelation of more than 37 million unverified and bogus votes in 2007 elector rolls, chief election commissioner has initiated an inquiry against a private firm which was hired by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for almost Rs 1 billion for making error-free electoral lists.
Election Commission Secretary Ishtiak Ahmed Khan told Pakistan Today during an interview on Saturday that the ECP paid almost Rs 1 billion in 2007 to a

LHC tells chief secy to submit report on strike in 15 days

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry told the Punjab chief secretary on Friday to submit a report within 15 days about who was responsible for the deaths of several patients during the 37-day doctors’ strike.
The CJ questioned why the “ineligible” Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad was not transferred. The CJ told Fawad that if he could not run the affairs, he should quit. The CJ also clarified that the matter was worth taking suo motu notice of,

LHC displeased with Punjab health secy

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Thursday expressed displeasure at the appointment of Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad and summoned the Punjab chief secretary to appear in court in person today (Friday) to explain the deteriorating condition of healthcare in hospitals because of the young doctors’ strike.
The chief justice also summoned the Young Doctors Association (YDA) president to explain the legal grounds of the establishment of

ANP gen secy, MQM man among 5 killed

KARACHI – An ANP general secretary and a MQM activist were among five killed in separate incidents of violence across the city on Monday. ANP Sindh District West General Secretary Hanif Khan was attacked in the Metroville area. Sixty one-year-old Khan was shot in the street while he was on his way to a mosque. MQM activist Sajid Butt was gunned down in Zia Colony near the Lyari Expressway in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. In another incident, one Misar Gul was stabbed at Khayaban-e-Tanzeem in the

PTBB secy says errors in textbooks unacceptable

LAHORE – Compiling and publishing the syllabus for schoolchildren is a key step in the framing of education policy and the education department is supposed to exercise caution with the nuances of this process, a responsibility that is sometimes not met: the Islamiat book for class five is one of the glaring examples of the carelessness of the Punjab Textbook Board.
Firstly, the cover of the textbook depicts the interior of the Mosque of Cordoba, which was converted to a cathedral

ANP-Sindh general secy passes away

KARACHI – Awami National Party (ANP)-Sindh general secretary Amin Khattak died at age 57 on Sunday. The ANP has announced three-day mourning period. Khattak was born in Jalozai, Nowshera. He was appointed the National Democratic Party Patel Para (Karachi) ward president in 1986. In 1994, he became the ANP general secretary and later the ANP-Sindh president in 1996. In 2001, Ajmal Khattak and he jointly formed the National Awami Party (NAP).
In 2003, he returned to the ANP as its

Missing court staffers – ISI, Rangers DGs, home secy put on notice

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday issued notices to the director generals (DGs) of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), and the Sindh Home Department secretary seeking explanation over the disappearance of two Malir judicial staffers.
The SHC division bench comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa was hearing a constitutional petition moved by Shah Muhammad Brohi seeking the whereabouts of his brother, Shafqat

SC directs railways secy to submit report on land scam

ISLAMABAD – Hearing a petition against the Railways land scam, allegedly worth more than Rs 25 billion, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Railways secretary to submit a comprehensive report within two weeks. A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani held that the court would also examine the transparency of the transfer of money in the deal.
Mian Gul Hassan advocate told the court that

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