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Archive for September 4th, 2020

Punjab to recruit 5000 new teachers: Yasser Humayun

September 4, 2020 |

The session of Punjab Assembly was held at Assembly Building in Lahore. Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi chaired the session. Replying to queries of lawmakers, Punjab Minister for Education Raja Yasser Humayun told the House that five thousand new appointments will be made to fill the vacant posts of teachers in the province.   […]

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Govt taking steps in connection with ease of doing business in country: President

September 4, 2020 |

President Dr. Arif Alvi says the incumbent government is taking adequate measures in connection with ease of doing business in the country. Addressing a ceremony of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce Achievement Awards in Islamabad, he said despite the Coronavirus pandemic and heavy odds, the government is striving to stabilize the national institutions. The President said […]

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Aleem decides to regularise the subsidy on flour

September 4, 2020 |

A high-level departmental meeting chaired by Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has decided to regularise the subsidy on flour and further lower the prices of subsidized flour. Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Aleem Khan said presently, the subsidized flour is available for every citizen. He said that under the new system, subsidized flour would […]

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CM Punjab directs authorities to remain vigilant in wake of rains

September 4, 2020 |

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the administration associated with the relief and rescue operations to remain vigilant and alert in the wake of rains in the province. In a directive issued from Lahore today, he said in case of rain in Lahore and other divisions, drainage of rainwater should be ensured in […]

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KP Govt striving for improvement of IT sector: Ziaullah Bangash

September 4, 2020 |

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is striving for improvement of the IT sector in the province. This was stated by Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science and Information Technology Ziaullah Bangash while chairing a meeting in Peshawar. He said timely completion of projects of public interest is the responsibility of the government. The Advisor […]

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300MW Balakot hydropower project to be constructed on Kunhar River

September 4, 2020 |

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has signed an agreement with a Turkish consultant company for the construction of 300 megawatt Balakot hydropower project on the Kunhar River in Mansehra district. The Turkish company would complete the project through joint ventures with the country’s local consultant companies. The government will start construction work on the project with financial assistance of […]

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Mechanism being put in place to better deal with locusts: Fakhar

September 4, 2020 |

Minister for National Food Security Fakhar Imam has said a mechanism is being put in place to better deal with locusts. Briefing media persons in Islamabad on Friday, he said the country’s armed forces have played an important role in controlling the attack of crop munching pests. Fakhar Imam said China, Japan and Britain also […]

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Army troops reach Khushab to assist civil administration in relief efforts

September 4, 2020 |

Army troops have reached Khushab to assist civil administration in relief efforts in flood hit areas of the district. Over ten villages of District Khushab have been affected due to heavy rains. Troops of Mangla Corps are carrying out damage assessment and busy in relief measures to help flood victims in Jabbi, Dhokri, Bhola, Khaliqabad, […]

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GB Caretaker CM directs for strict action to stop illegal cutting of forest

September 4, 2020 |

Gilgit Baltistan Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Afzal Khan has directed for strict action to stop illegal cutting of forest. Speaking at a briefing in Gilgit today (Friday), he said that deforestation has a very negative impact on the environment. Caretaker Chief Minister said that Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program is a significant initiative of the […]

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PM declines to accept resignation of Asim Bajwa; directs him to continue as SAPM

September 4, 2020 |

Prime Minister Imran Khan did not accept resignation of his Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Asim Saleem Bajwa and directed him to continue his work. In a statement, the Prime Minister said that he is satisfied with the evidence and clarification presented by Asim Saleem Bajwa.   Source: Radio Pakistan

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NCOC asks provinces to ensure strict compliance of SOPs

September 4, 2020 |

National Command and Operation Center has asked the provinces to ensure health guidelines and standard operating procedures at schools and other educational institutions after reopening. Presiding over a virtual meeting of NCOC in Islamabad, Minister for Planning, and Development Asad Umar said the provincial governments should increase their existing capacity of contact tracing and quarantining. […]

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235,000 cusecs water heading towards Punjnad headworks

September 4, 2020 |

Flood water of around two hundred thirty five thousand cusecs in Chenab River is heading towards Punjnad headworks after passing through the riverine areas of Multan and Muzaffargarh districts. According to Focal Person for flood in Multan Muhammad Tayyeb, water level in Multan is decreasing gradually. Our Multan correspondent reports that the district administration has […]

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