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PM directs for revival of tribunal for disadvantaged persons

Nawaz at Gwadar

ISLAMABAD, 29 JULY (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has rejected the proposal of Ministry of Human Rights to abolish the Tribunal for Disadvantaged Persons. The Prime Minister, instead, has directed the Ministry for revival as well as proper functioning of Tribunal for Disadvantaged Persons to guarantee the rights of women, children and religious minorities. The Prime Minister while observing that government has a much greater duty of care towards its disadvantaged citizens, said that a revitalized Tribunal for Disadvantaged Persons can play a very effective role in helpingRead More

Murad Ali Shah elected new CM of Sindh

CM Sindh directs departments to ensure quality of uplift works

KARACHI, 29 JULY (DNA) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) nominee Syed Murad Ali Shah was voted in as the new chief minister of Sindh on Friday in an easy election boycotted by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani announced that the PPP nominee received 88 votes while PTI nominee Khurram Sher Zaman received 3 votes from the House. Shah, who until the resignation of Qaim Ali Shah as chief minster on Wednesday was working as a senior minister for finance, had only one rival candidate from the oppositionRead More

450 fishermen arrested by Indian authorities in five years

Indian fishermen

ISLAMABAD, 29 JULY (DNA) – Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday said 450 Pakistani fishermen were arrested by Indian authorities during the last five years. Speaking in the Senate during question hour,the advisor said out of total 450 Pakistani fishermen arrested, 395 fishermen had been released by the Indian authorities. Allegedly, he said they were arrested for their unauthorized presence in Indian waters, adding whenever, an arrest was brought to our notice, Pakistan requested the Indian authorities for consular access, so as to collect informationRead More

Rooting-out corruption would be my priority, says expected PM AJK

Nominated PM AJK Raja Farooq with Nawaz

MUZAFFARABAD, 29 JULY (DNA) –  The President of AJK PML-N and nominated Prime minister of Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Friday expressed his firm resolve to root out corruption, embezzlement and injustices from AJK and said the transfer of power up to gross root level through local body elections and Kashmir issue would also be his priority. He said while addressing a huge gathering after arriving from Islamabad as a nominated Premier of AJK and getting unprecedented welcome from the masses at AJK capital Muzaffarabad on Thursday. WhileRead More

Nisar suspends Pak visa abolition agreement with Kuwait

visa agreement with Kuwait

ISLAMABAD, 29 JULY (DNA) – The Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday suspended Pakistan’s visa abolition agreement with Kuwait. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said that the move came in the back drop of difficulties faced by the Pakistani government officials and diplomats during their travel to Kuwait. The spokesman quoted the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan as saying: “Despite the accord with Kuwait, Pakistani government officials holding blue and diplomatic passports were still required to get visa for travelling to Kuwait which was againstRead More

BISP launches reports on “Population of Pakistan: an Analysis of NSER”

BISP launches report

ISLAMABAD, 29 JULY (DNA) – Economic growth, equitable wealth distribution and competitive societies are pivotal in eliminating poverty. We have made commendable progress towards achieving macroeconomic stability and results of incumbent government’s policies are clearly evident as Pakistan is being referred as emerging market for foreign investment. This was stated by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof Ahsan Iqbal while addressing as chief guest at the launch of series of research studies titled “Population of Pakistan: An analysis of NSER 2010-2011” These research studies were conducted by PakistanRead More