Bureaucracy asked to expedite office work

QUETTA:Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has issued directions to all Administrative Departments and Commissionerates for presentation regarding notices, reminders, pending late files and delayed matters on IPMs.   Administrative Secretaries and Commissioners have been directed on matters warranting action or completion on their part to conclude at the earliest inclusive of completing their file tRead More…

(Govt) Kamal takes notice of contractors’ malpractice

QUETTA:Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has taken notice that contractors get themselves registered with BRA to compete in bidding process but later on fail to submit their monthly Sales Tax Returns.   Accordingly all Administrative Departments have been directed to ensure that all the bidders (contractors) are registered and active filers of their monthly Sales Tax return with Balochistan RevenueRead More…

SAPM: (Dr Moeed, Haider discuss matters pertaining to Kashmir dispute)

ISLAMABAD:Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf at a meeting here on Thursday discussed matters pertaining to Kashmir dispute.   They expressed concerns over the belligerent and irresponsible posture of India.Read More…

NCOC: (1302 new cases of Covid-19 reported over last 24 hours)

ISLAMABAD:As many as 26 more people died of coronavirus in the country over the last 24 hours with 1302 new cases reported.   According to the latest statistics of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 316,665. There are now 15,317 active cases in the country.Read More…

Minister: (Steps afoot to ensure fast implementation of second phase of CPEC: FM)

ISLAMABAD:Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said steps are afoot to ensure fast track implementation of the second phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) related projects.   Talking to Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong here on Thursday, the Foreign Minister said both Pakistan and China have always supported each other in difficult times.   He expressed his gratitude to CRead More…

KP: (PM to inaugurate Sehat Card Plus Program in Swat tomorrow)

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Sehat Card Plus Program for the entire population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Swat tomorrow (Friday).   This was disclosed by KP Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra along with Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information Kamran Bangash in a news briefing in Peshawar on Thursday.   Taimur Saleem Jhagra said program will be complRead More…

KE facilitates senior citizens, removes need to visit Customer Centres

KARACHI:Strengthening its portfolio of services, K-Electric (KE), Karachi’s sole power provider, has launched tele-billing services for senior citizens and specially-abled customers via its 24/7 118 call center.   According to a KE statement on Thursday, this initiative is an extension of KE’s vision to be increasingly accessible to customers by driving digitization, streamlining business processes to Read More…

SHC orders exclusion of CM aide’s name from ECL

KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered the federal authorities to remove the name of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s aide on prisons and inter-provincial coordination Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani from the Exit Control List (ECL).   The high court issued this order on a petition moved by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Jakhrani challenging the travel ban. He is facing charges of corrupRead More…

Underage marriage case: SHC orders formation of media board to determine Arzoo’s age

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered health secretary to constitute a medical board to determine the age of Arzoo, a Christian girl whose family claim she is a underage as she was allegedly abducted before being converted into Islam and married to a 45-year-old Muslim man Ali Azhar.   A SHC bench, headed by Justice KK Agha heard the petition filed by parents of the girl through their counRead More…

Dry weather forecast in country’s most parts

KARACHI:Met office has forecast that on Thursday, mainly dry weather is likely to prevail over the most parts of the country, while cold in Northern areas, hilly areas of Kashmir, North Balochistan and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while smog is predicted in few plain areas of Punjab.   On Friday, mainly dry weather is likely to prevail over most parts of the country, while cold in Northern areas, hilly areas oRead More…