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Protecting rights: Action to continue against child labour at brick kilns, says CM

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LAHORE: Action will continue to eliminate child labour from brick kilns, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday. He was addressing a meeting at Civil Secretariat through video link. “Kilns where children are found working will be sealed and their owners sent to jail. The required resources will be provided for the provision of education […]

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Elimination of child labour a mission: CM

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Tuesday said elimination of child labour from kilns was his mission and this menace would be removed at any cost. Addressing a meeting of a steering committee constituted to curb child labour from kilns, the CM said all-out resources would be provided to resolve problems of children working at brick […]

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Financial aid: Govt begins distribution of Khidmat Cards

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LAHORE: The government on Tuesday launched the Punjab Khidmat Card programme for providing interest-free loans, free technical training and financial assistance to the disabled. The programme was inaugurated by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who distributed Khidmat Cards among a group of disabled persons. “The Punjab Khidmat Card programme has been initiated to make disabled people […]

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Health department fails to achieve targets: CM Punjab

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says the Health Department has failed to achieve targets despite having huge budgetary allocations. He was addressing the first convocation of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Friday. He said that not a single lab in Pakistan could examine drugs. It is evident from the fact that the Punjab […]

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DFID assures Punjab govt of help in health, education

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LAHORE – British Department for International Development (DFID) has assured the Punjab government cooperation in health, education, skill development and other sectors. Newly appointed DFID head to Pakistan Ms Joanna Reid met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, yesterday and promised further partnership with Punjab in the development programmes. Shahbaz Sharif on this his recent visit to […]

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Shahbaz hails media’s role towards strengthening democracy

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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that role of media has become more important in the present circumstances. He said that media has played a positive role for the strengthening of democracy and promotion of democratic values in the country. He said that overseas Pakistanis are ambassadors of the country and Punjab government has […]

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IT promotion crucial for rapid development

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that the promotion of information technology was necessary for rapid development. The chief minister was speaking to Google Asia-Pacific Public Policy and Government Affairs Director Ann Lavin. Sharif said the government had been implementing a comprehensive programme for the promotion of e-governance. The chief minister said the […]

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Revamping standards: Shahbaz says use of IT can curb crime

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that use of information technology could curb crime and facilitate provision of justice to the people at police stations. He was chairing a meeting convened to review the law and order situation and security arrangements in the province at the Arfa Karim Software Technology Park. Sharif ordered […]

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Wi-Fi service for public places planned

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Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif approved Khadim-i-Punjab Metro Wi-Fi Network Programme and a programme for distribution of computer tablets among math and science teachers of grades eight to 10 at a meeting on Thursday. The meeting also decided to distribute tablets among top students between grade five to grade eight at public schools Addressing the meeting, […]

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Role of journalists vital for eliminating terrorism: CM

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the country is facing numerous challenges and elimination of terrorism is at the top of the list and that all segments of society will have to play a role in the war against terrorism. He said the role of the journalist community was of vital importance for promoting […]

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Media has pivotal role in war on terrorism, says Shahbaz

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday that a centre of excellence and a utility store would be established at the Journalists’ Colony. He was speaking to a delegation of Lahore journalists. Sharif said the government had always tried to resolve the challenges confronting journalists. He ordered the constitution of a committee to assist […]

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CM expresses deep grief over Majid Nizami’s death

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep sorrow and immense grief over the death of Dr Majid Nizami, editor-in-chief of Urdu-language daily, Nawa-i-Waqt, and he visited the residence of the deceased to condole with the bereaved family. According to a handout, the chief minister shouldered the coffin and offered funeral at Bagh-i-Jinnah. Later, after […]

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Journalists boycott agreement signing ceremony

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RAWALPINDI: Mediapersons on Tuesday boycotted a ceremony held to contract out garbage lifting in the city to a Turkish company in protest against the ban on their entry to a police station. The SHO of Sadiqabad, Abdul Sattar Khan, has displayed a banner outside the police station which says: “Journalists can contact the city police […]

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Journalists’ endowment fund to be doubled, says Shahbaz

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LAHORE: “Those hindering national development and opposing efforts to manage the electricity shortage are not sincere to the people of the country,” Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Sunday. He was addressing a seminar on the role of journalism in the stability of Pakistan organised by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists at Alhamra Hall. Federal […]

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