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Penalty imposed

February 28, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Karachi: The Honourable Chief Justice / Appointing Authority had ordered to initiate the fact finding inquiry against M/s. Atir Mehmood and Humayun Zeb, the then Incharge Project Directors (AJP) of this Court in the matter of awarding contract for procurement of furniture for the 58 newly created courts …

Malnutrition costs Pakistan $7.6n annually, study

February 28, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Karachi/ Islamabad: The consequences of malnutrition – including lost labourers, healthcare expenses and lower productivity – cost Pakistan US$7.6 billion, or 3 percent of GDP, every year, according to a new report launched by the Pakistan Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat at the Ministry of Planning Development & …

ADB approves use of India’s POWERGRID Safeguard System

February 28, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the use of Power Grid Corporation of India’s (POWERGRID) safeguard system as the benchmark for planning and implementing safeguards in ADB-financed projects.
The approval is based on ADB’s assessment that POWERGRID’s Environment and Social Policy and Procedures (ESPP) …

Commemorative Postage Stamp

February 28, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

KARACHI: Pakistan Post Office is issuing a Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs8 denomination at 13th ECO Summit to be held at Islamabad. The Commemorative Postage Stamp will be available for sale from 01 March 2017 at all the important post offices in Pakistan. It should be carefully noted …

SHC fines KDA DG for Rs 5000 for not removing encroachment

February 28, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Karachi Development Authority director general, Syed Nasir Abbas for disobeying its order regarding the removal of 55 houses built on park’s plot in Gulistan-e-Johar.
Headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, the SHC bench directed KDA’s …

Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistan’s ‘Father Teresa’ who ‘adopted’ 20,000 children

February 28, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Karachi: Abdul Sattar Edhi was an award-winning philanthropist and humanitarian. Known in Pakistan as “Angel of Mercy” and “Pakistan’s Father Teresa” for his social work that also won international acclaim, Edhi established a welfare foundation almost six decades ago that he oversaw together with his wife, Bilquis Edhi, …