Nov 202017
Govt believes in public service: Shahbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that PML-N government is implementing a comprehensive program to solve various issues being faced by the country.In a statement, he said that due to the government’s sincere efforts, the grave challenges like power crisis and terrorism have been overcome.Chief Minister said government believes in public service and country is moving forward in a right direction.Source: Radio Pakistan Click for detailed story

Nov 192017
Truck and Minibus Collide Head-on in Pakistan, Killing 20

ISLAMABAD A head-on collision between a mini-bus and a truck in southern Pakistan on Monday killed at least 20 people and left three others injured, police said.Police officer Rab Nawaz said the fully loaded truck crashed into the passenger van on a cross-country highway near the town of Khairpur, about 1,040 kilometers (650 miles) south of the capital, Islamabad. Police initially said 17 were killed but three of the injured later died at hospital.Nawaz said the other injured were also in critical condition and that the death toll could increase further. The police said the passengers included women and children. Both drivers were killed.The initial investigation showed that speeding amid poor visibility in the morning fog had caused the tragedy, Nawaz added. He said the recovery of the victims’ bodies was made difficult as the heavy truck had overturned after the collision, landing on top of the mini-bus.Road accidents are common in Pakistan because of poor road conditions and disregard for safety standards and traffic rules by drivers.Source: Voice of America Click for detailed story

Nov 182017
Federal govt to complete all development projects in Sindh: PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says the federal government will complete all the ongoing development projects in Sindh.He was talking to Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair in Karachi on Sunday.They discussed law and order situation and development projects in the province.The Prime Minister said after improvement in security situation the government is focusing on development projects, and the federal government will continue its support for the development of the province.Source: Radio Pakistan Click for detailed story

Nov 152017

The federal government is spending more than five hundred million rupees on the improvement of electricity system in district Swabi.A spokesman of Peshawar Electric Supply Company told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that government has initiated several projects in the area including lying of new transmission lines and replacement of old cables and electric poles.Similarly, several Grid Stations have been upgraded and new power transformers have been installed to improve power distribution system.Source: Radio Pakistan Click for detailed story

Nov 142017

President Mamnoon Hussain says challenges and threats in South Asia can be addressed through regional cooperation and resolution of longstanding disputes. He was addressing a seminar ‘Peace in South Asia, organized by Pakistan Institute of International Affairs in Karachi on Wednesday.The President said Jammu and Kashmir dispute and unresolved issues of Sir Creek and Siachin is major hurdle to peace and stability of South Asia.He said deteriorating situation in Occupied Kashmir has badly impacted the regional peace as India is trying to suppress the legitimate struggle of Kashmiris for self-determination, dubbing it as terrorism.He said Kashmiris are fighting for their right of self-determination, which has been pledged to them by UN Security Council.The President said the US strategy to pamper India as a big regional power could also negatively impact the regional situation. He said such an attitude could propel an arms race among countries of the region at the cost of socio-economic development.Source: Radio Pakistan Click for detailed story

Nov 132017

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif chaired a high level meeting in Lahore on Saturday to review expansion of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital in Muzaffargarh .Speaking on the occasion, he said the government is adding two hundred and fifty beds in the hospital to provide the best treatment facilities to the people of South Punjab. He directed to concerned officials to recruit doctors, nurses and other staff in stipulated period of time.Shahbaz Sharif also directed to make a plan for expansion of Lahore Hepatitis Filter Clinic for one thousand patients.Source: Radio Pakistan Click for detailed story

Nov 062017

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said on Monday that former PM Nawaz Sharif’s close aides were conspiring against him. Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said the people close to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief were working against him and Sharif was aware of this fact, Express News reported. Will not save Nawaz under any condition, says Khursheed Shah Shah said the PPP was not in favour of holding early general elections and they should take place by July or August next year. He added that there was no need for fresh delimitation of constituencies to hold the polls as questions had been raised over the accuracy of the latest census results. “The PML-N shouldn’t have any problem with that because it had won in the last elections with the same constituencies.” The PPP leader maintained that Sindh’s population figures in the new census results were inaccurate. “If the results showed the true figures of Sindh’s population increase, the province’s seats would have increased by 10 or 12,” he remarked. The post Nawaz Sharif’s close aides conspiring against him, claims Khursheed Shah appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

Nov 062017
After Malala, another Swat student nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize

SWAT: Fourteen-year-old Hira Akbar has become the second student from Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa after Malala Yousafzai to be nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize. She is among six students shortlisted out of 200 across the world for the award. “I’ll continue my struggle for the rights of my fellow students in Swat,” Hira told The Express Tribune at her home in Saidu Sharif, the main town in the picturesque district. Malala awarded International Children’s Peace Prize “The [award] nomination has motivated me to strive for children’s rights across the province,” she added. Hira Akbar at her home in Saidu Sharif. PHOTO: Express Hira, the speaker of the Child Rights Committee’s parliament, has been nominated for the award for her efforts for children’s rights in Swat. Malala, who was shot by Taliban militants after campaigning for girls’ right to education, had won the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize in 2013. The International Children’s Peace Prize, an initiative of the Dutch based KidsRights Foundation, was launched in 2005 by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, when he chaired the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome. Malala later became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. International Children’s Peace Prize carries a cash value of 100,000 euros ($133,000) that is invested in projects relating to the winner’s cause. The post After Malala, another Swat student nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

Nov 062017

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has announced an immediate release of Rs3.5 million grants for Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) to help them rise from the slump that the national sport is facing. A PHF delegation, which included President Brigadier (Retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, Vice President Tariq Huda and Secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior, met Murad on Monday to discuss plans for the improvement of hockey in Sindh and ultimately in the country. Aside from the immediate grants, Murad also promised Rs100 million annually for the PHF. Meanwhile, he also promised to help renovate the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium. PHF receives NOC for Pakistan Hockey League “The Sindh government will bear all the expenses for the renovation work of Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium,” said Murad. “I will my best to bring back the lost glory of hockey in Sindh and Pakistan.” Sectary PHF Shahbaz praised Murad for stepping up to help them. “We are really thankful to the Sindh CM for stepping forward to help us in the revival of national game throughout the country,” Shahbaz told The Express Tribune. “The initial grant of 3.5m will be released this week, while the yearly grant of 100m will be released within this month.” When asked where the money will be invested, Shahbaz said: “We have to revive the passion of the national game among the youngsters first by organising championships for every age group.” Shahbaz also unearthed the details of the renovation of the hockey stadium. “They have agreed to [Read More…]

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