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Day: November 13, 2022

Punjab Cabinet Committee reviews long march security

LAHORE: The Punjab Cabinet Standing Committee on Law and Order on Sunday took notice of fireworks in Long March and issued directions to take stern action against this activity in the future. The meeting was held in civil secretariat to review the security of the long march. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Raja Basharat chaired the meeting. Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan, Acting IG and other officers participated in the meeting. The committee issued necessary instructions after a detailed review of the security for the PTI long march. The meeting was told that there were two long march in the province one in the Kharian and the other in Faisalabad. In order to provide them fool proof security, 3500 police personnel have been deployed. The minister Raja Basharat expressed his satisf...

Planning Commission initiates future socio-economic roadmap

ISLAMABAD: Planning Commission Sunday initiated a comprehensive study on the future development scenario building for Pakistan titled “Pakistan Outlook 2035”. The study will assess long-term challenges in the light of prevailing economic crisis and changing global dynamics in key sectors of economy and identify policy choices for rapid socio-economic development of the country. While chairing a meeting of the Planning Commission Members in Islamabad, Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal said the study will be launched at the start of 2023. He said it will act as a prelude to developing Pakistan’s Vision 2035 and Vision 2047. The Planning Minister emphasized that Pakistan’s economy requires fundamental structural changes and development of new export led growth paradigm....

Ex-Test cricketer Iftikhar among 19 to participate in ICC Tutors course

LAHORE: Former Test cricketer and current high performance coach Rao Iftikhar Anjum will be amongst 19 participants which will undergo a three-day ICC Tutors’ Course at the National High Performance Centre (NHPC) from Monday, 14 November. Amongst 19 participants, eight are Level 2 qualified, nine possess Level 3 coaching course certificates, while two are Level 4 qualified coaches. Former Pakistan international cricketer Iqbal Sikander and former Bangladesh Test captain Amin-ul-Islam - both assigned by ICC, will be tutors for the course. They will teach participants on how to conduct Level 1 coaching course. After undergoing the three-day course, the participants will be in a position to work with PCB coaches to conduct Level 1 coaching course in their respective cricket associati...

JSM rallies against settlement of Afghan refugees in Sindh

LARKANA: A large protest rally was held from Allahabad to Attatürk Tower here on Sunday against the unlawful raid on the house of the Chairman of Jeay Sindh Mahaz Riyaz Chandio, the settlement of Afghans and other refugees, aliens and the non-rehabilitation of the flood victims by Sindh rulers. On this occasion, the leaders Zulfikar Buledi, Anwar Domki, Ghulam Nabi Magnejo, Mudassar, Hussain Bakhsh Sheikh, Mor Buledi, Shaukat Magsi and others said that refugees are a nuisance and cancer for people of Sindh who have harmed the people and ruined their lives. They alleged that Afghans are involved in bringing and selling contraband goods due to which robberies and other crimes have become a daily routine and the young generation is dying due to drug addiction hence all of them should be...

President Alvi, PM Shehbaz, Zardari condemn suicide blast in Turkey

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the explosion in Turkey’s capital Istanbul's Istiqlal Street on Sunday. President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister said in their statements issued here on Sunday that terrorism is a common problem in the whole world. They He said Pakistan stands with the government and people of Turkey against this terrorist incident. He expressed deep regret over the loss of precious lives and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. Meanwhile, former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari condemned the bomb blast in Istanbul, Turkey, and expressed condolence to the Turkish government and people. Zardari said the world must take practical measures to end terrorism and extremism. He prayed for the speedy recovery...

Man gunned down near Naundero

NAUNDERO: A young man was allegedly gunned down by armed men who attacked his house in Phupota village located within the limits of Ketty Mumtaz police station on Sunday morning. Police said that the man, Muharram Phulpoto, was busy drinking tea to go to the jungle to collect fuel wood for sale to earn livelihood for his family when the armed men entered his house and showered him with bullets. Ketty Mumtaz police further said that the deceased and the armed men are cousins as they accused Raja Phulpoto and his companions of the murder attack which took place over domestic affairs. They further said that they had arrested Hakim Phulpoto, brother of Raja Phulpoto, and after lodging FIR, further arrests will be made.