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Saturday, February 15th, 2020


India asks Erdogan not to interfere in its internal affairs

NEW DELHI, Feb 15 (DNA): After the Turkish president’s visit to Pakistan led to Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterating his opposition to India’s steps in Kashmir, New Delhi on Saturday stated that Turkey should “develop proper understanding of the facts” and stop interfering in internal affairs of other countries.   In a statement issued on Saturday morning, the spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar dismissed the remarks on Kashmir made during the visit of the Turkish president to Islamabad.   “India rejects all references to Jammu andRead More

Sugar, wheat price hike due to govt’s negligence, admits PM Imran

LAHORE, FEB 15 (DNA) :  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday admitted that wheat and flour crises happened due to government’s negligence. Prime Minister was addressing distribution ceremony of Sehat Insaf Card in Governor House. He admitted that wheat price hike had been caused due to government’s negligence and said that he who knows who benefited from recent wave of inflation. Imran Khan said, “I never said that we will make Pakistan an Asian tiger. I said that we will make Pakistan a great nation by following the footsteps of stateRead More

Private universities shut down due to govt policies: Imran Masood

LAHORE, FEB 15 (DNA) :  Association of Private Sector Universities in Punjab (APSUP) spokesperson and Vice Chancellor the University of South Asia Mian Imran Masood Saturday said private universities have been shut down due to the government’s policies. Imran Masood held a press conference and maintained that the biggest problem that students are facing is they do not have access to universities. Only nine percent children in Pakistan go to schools and seven percent get higher education, he said. “I am surprised that Prime Minister Imran Khan is unaware ofRead More

Food crises: PM directs strict action against hoarders

LAHORE, FEB 15 (DNA) :  Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to take strict action against hoarders involved in artificial crisis of food items. Prime Minister Imran Khan held an important meeting with CM Punjab and directed him to expedite operation against hoarders and adulteration mafia. On this occasion PM Imran Khan said that he approved an Rs15 billion relief package to provide relief to the masses as availability of everyday commodities at reasonable prices to the poor is among government’s top priorities. PM launched global portal ofRead More

Money laundering case: NAB Lahore raids Sharif family’s company offices

LAHORE, FEB 15 (DNA) :  The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore Saturday raided Sharif family’s company offices in money laundering case and seized computers and other important record. The raids were conducted at the offices of Salman Shahbaz and Muhammad Usman. Furthermore, documents were confiscated from the office of the chief financial officer of the Sharif Group of Industries. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed that the NAB raided the offices located at 55-K and 91-F, Model Town around 12:30 PM. On the other hand, Marriyum Aurangzeb bashedRead More

Recommendation to promote govt employees based on performance being considered

ISLAMABAD, FEB 15 (DNA) : The process to bring reforms in the federal bureaucracy has begun as a recommendation of imposing penalties or conferring reward(s) based on performance of government employees is being considered seriously for implementation. Sources familiar with the matter told the media on Saturday that according to the proposed recommendation, performance of every employee will be reviewed after 20 years of his/her service, and the officers will be promoted to higher grades or ranks based on their performance. The proposal aims to promote only qualified and competentRead More