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  • SC orders audit of Defence Housing Authority accounts

    ISLAMABAD: Declaring that a claim by the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore, that their accounts could not be scrutinised was “unjustified”, the Supreme Court ordered the auditor general of Pakistan (AGP) on Tuesday to proceed with an audit of their accounts...

    On Tuesday, AGP Rana Asad Amin appeared before the court and said that his office had repeatedly informed DHA, Lahore that their accounts were to be audited, but said that...

  • Governor’s houses, rest houses burden on kitty: Imran

    ABBOTTABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Friday said after forming government in the centre, his party would hand over the country’s all governor’s houses and rest houses to the people instead of reserving them for the ruling class only to reduce burden on the public exchequer...

    Rs20 million was being spent on these rest houses from the provincial exchequer but in future, they will generate money,” he said while...

  • Report sought from Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority on plasma sale

    LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Tuesday sought a detailed report from the Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority (PBTA) about steps taken to stop sale of plasma of the patients recovered from coronavirus...

    The chief justice was hearing a petition against the government’s failure to check the plasma sale while Specialised Healthcare Secretary Nabeel Awan, officials of the healthcare commission and PBTA were...

  • Naya Pakistan housing authority ordinance to be presented in NA today

    ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has recently promulgated three ordinances for promotion of housing schemes in the country and one about establishment of Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHA) will be laid before the National Assembly on Monday (today)...

    According to the agenda of the lower house, Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Basher Cheema will lay the Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Ordinance, 2019, before the lower house...

  • Allotment of plots to housing authority’s executive board members challenged

    ISLAMABAD: As many as 47 serving and retired officers of various ministries/divisions have challenged the decision of the executive board of the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) to allot plots to the members of the board in ‘privileged’ sectors depriving them of their legitimate rights...

    The FGEHA’s executive board comprises Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema, who is not a member of the scheme......

  • PTI’s housing programme is ambitious but will it address the root causes of the housing crisis?

    First things first: the spirit behind the government’s Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) must be commended...

    The struggle for dignified housing in Pakistan has a long history replete with brutal evictions of katchi abadi dwellers, political and legal resistance by groups like the Karachi Indigenous Rights Alliance, the Alliance for Katchi Abadis and the Awami Workers’ Party (AWP), the cumulative efforts of low-income housing...

  • Russia accuses US of breaking treaty over defence system sale to Japan

    MOSCOW: Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov on Saturday accused the United States of violating a key arms treaty by selling a missile defence system to Japan...

    “The US is deploying them (missile defence systems) at their military bases in Romania and Poland, that is near our western borders, which goes against the 1987 INF Treaty banning the deployment of such systems on the ground,” Ryabkov said in a statement published...

  • MQM-P says Karachi mayor to resign if legal houses demolished

    KARACHI: Lashing out at the Pakistan Peoples Party-led provincial government, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan said on Sunday that it would resist every move to demolish legally constructed houses in the name of ongoing drive against encroachments...

    The MQM-P organised a protest demonstration against water shortage in Karachi at Nagan Chowrangi...

  • Replies sought on pleas against demolition of houses along Karachi's Gujjar Nullah

    KARACHI: An anti-encroachment tribunal on Saturday summoned the provincial local government secretary, Karachi administrator and commissioner, director of the Katchi Abadis department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation along with their respective replies regarding likely demolition of houses over leased land along Gujjar Nullah...

    Over 50 residents approached the tribunal citing the LG secretary, Karachi administrator and...

  • Sindh Food Authority to be functional in one month only for Karachi

    KARACHI: One year after the passage of a law for provision of safe and hygienic food to the people, the provincial government finally activated the Sindh Food Authority on Monday, saying it would start function in one month from Karachi...

    The Sindh Assembly had on March 8, 2017 passed into law the Sindh Food Authority Act, 2017...

  • Karachi fetches highest bid in sale of PSL franchises

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League (PSL) project received a big boost here on Thursday after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the franchise rights of all five outfits participating in the high-profile league have been sold out for a whopping US$93m for a 10-year period, with the Karachi franchise fetching the highest bid...

    The Karachi franchise emerged as the most expensive one, fetching US$2...

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