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CM orders removal of garbage, showroom cars from roads

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday paid a surprise visit to various areas of District East and District South and expressed his annoyance at vehicles of car showrooms being parked on the roads and the presence of heaps of garbage on the roads. The CM directed the relevant authorities to clear the […]


Cyber governance policy being formulated

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The government has drafted the Cyber Governance Policy aimed at realising the full potential of information and communication technologies for socio-economic development by assuring availability, confidentially and integrity of the critical infrastructure and information system, besides providing reliable, secured and resilient cyber space for all. According to the policy draft, the country’s cyber governance policy […]


HRCP expresses concern at state of rights

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with concern the state’s amendment of the requisites of participatory democracy and reversal to the concept of a majoritarian state. On the conclusion of its 33rd annual general meeting, HRCP said this trend must be arrested as it runs counter to the dictates of pluralism. […]


Reforms in water governance

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After nearly ten months of protests in different parts of Badin, April 3, 2019 saw a coordinated shutter-down strike in major towns across the district. The ongoing protests are against the persistent and acute shortage of water. Based on news reports, protesters blame influential landowners and the local irrigation department for collusion in diverting scarce […]


Plan ready to promote social, cultural activities, says minister

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JHELUM: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that since Pakistan has recovered from terrorism, the government has now devised a plan to promote social and cultural activities across the country by arranging cultural shows and events. “Now we do not get news of blasts on a daily basis and terrorists challenging […]


CM fine-tunes arrangements for coal power plants

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KARACHI   –  Sindh Chief Minister on Sunday chaired a meeting to finalise arrangements for the inauguration of Thar Coal Power Plants and said that it would be the first step towards prosperity of the country. It is pertinent to mention here that the project would be inaugurated by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on April 10. The […]


Pakistani Hindus free to enjoy religious freedom: Dr Ramesh

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KARACHI : Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has said that Pakistan is a free country where Hindu community enjoys religious freedom. He made these remarks while addressing the Geeta Samelan ceremony, which was attended by thousands of Hindu people across the country. Dr Ramesh Vankwani said that objective of dedicating Holi […]


‘Bhitai’s message of peace, tolerance is as relevant today as in the past’

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KARACHI: “The lack of tolerance, lack of understanding and all this aggressiveness that we see in people nowadays makes us think back to how it used to be. It is what makes us cherish the past. Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s universal message of peace and tolerance is as relevant today as it was in the […]


Govt increases water usage charges for AJK

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Resources Faisal Vawda on Wednesday said that the government has increased the water usage charges for AJK from 25 paisa to Rs 1.10 per unit which will enhance its income to Rs 11 billion. “Earlier AJK was getting Rs 70 million for the water usage charges at the rate of […]


IHC forms body to probe forced conversion charges

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­­abad High Court on Tuesday formed a five-member commission to probe whether two sisters belonging to a Hindu family of Ghotki had converted to Islam under coercion or of their own volition and whether or not they were underage at the time of their marriage with Muslim men. The court named renowned Islamic […]


Pakistan united against aggression: Malik

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ISLAMABAD – PPP leader Senator Rehman Malik Tuesday launched his book “Modi’s War Doctrine” amid a galaxy of parliamentarians, intellectuals and journalists. The book contains a comprehensive study of the Indian designs of escalation before every past Lok Sabha general election in India. Speaking on the occasion, Senator Rehman Malik said Pakistan had given a […]


Tasks undone

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The task forces and reform committees, formed soon after the new Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led (PTI) government assumed power, have not really taken off. Over six months have passed but a majority of them have hardly convened their scheduled meetings. Some of the committees became defunct after their conveners either quit or remained busy in their own […]


Govt prioritising provision of fundamental rights: Punjab minister

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LAHORE: Punjab Revenue Minister Col (r) Malik Anwer has said the provincial government is attaching high value to providing the people with their fundamental rights like education, health, food, clothing and shelter. The government is focusing its attention to bring the living standard of the rural population on a par with the living standard of […]


KP makes RTI as first pillar of good governance strategy

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has pronounced people’s right to access information, data and record of the public functionaries as first pillar of its good governance strategy it launched here on Thursday. The provincial government affirmed that right to information (RTI) remains the most effective tool to ensure transparency that leads to accountability, which serves […]