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KP govt has failed to introduce health, education reforms: CJP tells Khattak

PESHAWAR: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar told Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak that his government had failed to bring about any improvement in health and education sectors. The chief justice made the remarks while questioning CM Khattak about his government’s five-year performance. “What is the total population of Peshawar?” the judge asked Khattak, who failed to…

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KP govt will not present next budget, says CM Khattak

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Sunday said that his government would not present the next budget, saying it was against the rules. “We have prepared a list of 14 candidates who had sold their tickets in the Senate elections. They will face strict action,” Chief Minister Khattak told a press conference in Peshawar….

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Sindh govt maintains lowest tax rate: CM

KARACHI: The Sindh government pursues a progressive tax policy rather than a regressive one with low tax rate as its cardinal component, said Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Thursday. “No new tax was levied in the budget 2017-18, announced on June 5, 2017, maintaining the standard rate at 13 per cent, the lowest in…

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Senate elections: Where is Shehbaz Sharif?

Reporting by Usman Khan Although Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been officially elected PML-N’s President following Nawaz Sharif’s ouster by the Supreme Court, the younger Sharif appears to have no role in the decision-making process. The PML-N president has been missing in recent party’s meeting held in connection with the election’s campaign of Senate’s chairman…

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CM Shehbaz congratulates PML-N-backed candidates for Senate win

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated PML-N-backed Senate candidates over their victory in the Senate’s elections. In his fecilitation message, CM Sharif said newly-elected senators should utilise their energies for supremacy of the constitution, rule of law and strengthening of democratic system and play their role in legislative process. The chief minister…

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CM takes notice of minor girl assault in Dunyapur

CM takes notice of minor girl assault in Dunyapur LAHORE:Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of rape and murder of a minor girl in Dunyapur and sought a report from the IG Punjab. The chief minister said brutality with the minor girl was extremely painful and highly condemnable and those who were…

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Sindh CM for conducting drug tests of students

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in order to protect children from increasing drug menace has decided to make mandatory drug testing of children receiving education in government and private institutions. This he said while presiding over a meeting regarding drug menace in our educational institutions all over the province, said a press…

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Sialvi withdraws agitation threat after CM Shehbaz visit

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday went to Aastana Aliya Sial Sharif in Sargodha and held meeting with Sajadanasheen Pir Hamid-ud-Din Sialvi. According to a handout, after the meeting, he talked with the media along with Pir Hamid-ud-Din Sialvi and said that agitation movement had been scrapped by Sialvi Sahib upon his…

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At last, one track of Submarine Underpass opens for traffic

KARACHI: Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro had said one side of the Submarine Underpass would be open for traffic on November 15. The track finally opened for traffic last night (January 21). Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took a ride through a underpass on Sunday, and then took to Twitter to share the news. He…

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Sindh govt seeks judicial inquiry into Intizar’s murder

KARACHI: The Sindh government has requested Sindh High Court Chief Justice to appoint a sitting judge for judicial inquiry into murder of a youth Intizar Ahmed, who was shot dead in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority Saturday night, Samaa reported. Today, Secretary to Government of Sindh, Qazi Shahid Pervez, wrote a letter on behalf of Chief…

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Three parliamentarians submits papers for election of CM in Balochistan

QUETTA: The papers for new leader of the House in Balochistan assembly were submitted by Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Abdul Reheem Ziaratwale and Syed Liaqat Agha in Secretary Balochistan Assembly for election of new chief minister in the province. On Friday, Talking to media persons, speaker Balochistan Assembly Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani said Pakistan Muslim…

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Sindh CM sets up Special Desk to receive complaints against child abuse

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said “Special Desk against Child Abuse” has been established at the Chief Minister House to receive complaints about child abuse. According to a spokesman for Sindh Chief Minister House here on Thursday, the special desk would receive complaints round-the-clock. Complaints can be lodged with the desk against…

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Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri decides to step down

NEWS DESK: Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri is expected to resign officially in a meeting that is scheduled between him and the governor of the province. The Balochistan Assembly session is expected to begin at 4pm. According to reports, Zehri has decided to step down. Zehri faces a no-confidence vote in today’s session. Also read: PM has…

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PM has not advised Balochistan CM to step down: spokesperson

NEWS DESK: After reports that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi advised Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri on Tuesday to step down amid the ongoing political crisis in the provincial assembly, the spokesperson for the CM said that the news was untrue. Earlier, it was reported that the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) expressed dismay over…

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Sindh CM approves appointment of 813 candidates for CPEC security

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved the appointment of 813 candidates, recommended by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, A.D. Khowaja, to strengthen Special Protection Unit (SPU) constituted for the security of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) related projects and associated workers. According to a statement issued by the Sindh…

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CM Punjab blasts ‘irresponsible’ Trump’s statement

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said the statement of US President Donald Trump with regard to American Aid to Pakistan was highly detested and irresponsible. In a statement, he said that Trump had leveled serious allegations against Pakistan and the Pakistani nation. This time, the whole nation should give its response…

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CM Shehbaz returns home after Saudi visit

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif returned home on Tuesday from his Saudi Arabia visit by a special plane of the Saudi government. The chief minister performed Ummrah, visited Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) to humbly pay his respects and offered Nawafil there. He especially prayed for national prosperity and unity of the Muslim world. The chief…

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CM forms committee for reforms in education system

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah reiterating his commitment to overhauling exiting education system in public sector has constituted a committee to review the Sindh School Education Standards and Curriculum (SSES&C) Bill and make recommendations for necessary amendments. He stated this while holding a meeting at the Chief Minister House, said a statement…

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CM Sindh grieves over deaths of devotees

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Thursday expressed grief and sorrow over deaths of devotees whose boat drowned in sea near coastal area Baharo of district Thatta. According to a statement issued here, he said that his heart goes out to the families of the victims. Taking notice of boat drowning in sea,…

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Shehbaz condemns Trump decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Thursday strongly condemned President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He said that the religious sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims of the world had deeply been hurt by the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city of Jerusalem….

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CM dismisses DSP, SHO, SI, ASI in old couple torture case

LAHORE: An elderly couple that was subjected to police torture in Multan met with Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here on Thursday. During the meeting, the Chief Minister inquired about the details of the incident from them. He regretted the gory incident and took strict action to punish responsible persons. The Chief Minister ordered…

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