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  • Finance minister sends defamation notice to TV channel Bol

    Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday a sent a legal notice to Bol News demanding an apology and a retraction for "false" and "defamatory" statements made on the show ‘Live with Dr Shahid Masood'...

    Shahid Masood, who serves as an anchor on the news channel, under Section 8 of the Defamation Ordinance, 2002, a statement issued by the finance ministry said...

  • Army seeks funds from finance ministry to raise new security division

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army has sought additional funds from the finance ministry to raise a new security division and an additional 28 security battalions, it emerged on Sunday...

    A statement released by the ministry of finance said senior officials from the army had a meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at his ministry in Islamabad, where the demand for “financing and the release of funds” was made by military officials...

  • Finance division releases Rs250m to protect Houbara Bustards

    The Finance Division on Thursday released Rs250 million for a 'Houbara Bustard and Migratory Birds Endowment Fund' upon the directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...

    The houbara bustard is not only protected under various international conventions and agreements signed by Pakistan, its hunting is also banned under local wildlife protection laws...

  • Finance Division seeks Rs25bn gas price subsidy for exporters

    ISLAMABAD: As industry and big businesses fume over government’s poor decision-making served with the double whammy of interest rate hike and currency devaluation, the ministries of finance and energy are finally seeking Rs25bn supplementary grant as subsidy on gas rates...

    However, the finance ministry declined to release funds despite announcement by Finance Minister Asad Umar to provide Rs44bn subsidy on gas rates, no such...

  • Channel 24 fined Rs1mn for airing 'baseless' news against IG Sindh

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs1 million on "Channel 24" for airing "baseless and unverified news report about Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh A...

    Besides the fine (payable within three weeks), the channel was also directed to air an apology in this regard on May 20, 2017, in the same manner, and magnitude on the same time slot by specifically naming Khawaja...

  • TV channel’s ‘sting operation’ causes uproar in Sindh PA

    KARACHI: A security lapse at the Sindh Assembly on Friday created a commotion in the house when it was revealed that an armed man was sitting in the speaker’s gallery...

    This, it was learnt later, was part of a private television channel’s ‘sting operation’ to expose the inadequate security protocol at the assembly...

  • MQM chief’s call for Sindh division inappropriate: CM

    SUKKUR: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain’s reiterating call for dividing Sindh is simply inappropriate...

    The Pakistan Peoples Party would never allow the division of Sindh as the party had already made it clear that division of the province was unacceptable, he said...

  • Sattar says MQM-P doesn’t want division of Sindh

    HYDERBAD: Maintaining that his party is against the division of Sindh, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar has urged “Sindhi-speaking” youths to understand what their “Urdu-speaking” brethren are thinking so that both sides can work together to end the gulf between people of the rural and urban areas...

    “We believe in Sindh’s integrity...

  • Fireworks in PA as PPP, Muttahida lock horns over division of Sindh

    KARACHI: The burning issue of creating more provinces once again echoed in the Sindh Assembly on Monday when lawmakers from the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party declared that no one could divide Sindh and opposition Muttahida Qaumi Movement members insisted that creation of more administrative units, including a Mohajir province, was the only solution to all governance related problems...

    Monday was the fifth day of a general discussion...

  • CM, opposition leader oppose division of Sindh

    KARACHI: The opposition in the Sindh Assembly appeared to be a house divided over the controversy involving the demand by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan for dividing the province when all members of the Grand Democratic Alliance, and several lawmakers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, including Leader of the Opposition Firdous Shamim Naqvi, stood with the treasury benches to oppose the Muttahida’s demand...

    The house got divided...

  • Opposition wants governor fired for remarks on Sindh’s division

    ISLAMABAD: The opposition in the Senate on Thursday demanded resignation of Sindh Governor Imran Ismail for his remarks about division of the province while Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers defended the view, saying there was room in the Constitution for creating more administrative units in a province...

    The issue was raised by the Pakistan Peoples Party’s Sassui Palijo who, speaking on a point of public importance, said the...

  • Imran rejects MQM-P’s demand for division of Sindh

    KARACHI: In what appears to be a setback for his coalition partner Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan that has been demanding a new province to be carved out of Sindh, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that he was against creation of another province in Sindh...

    He wrapped up his visit within a few hours after meeting members of the business fraternity as well as leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and coalition...

  • Reaction forced supporters of Sindh’s division to backtrack: CM Shah

    DADU: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that after a strong reaction by Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and others to Centre’s move to impose Article 149 on the province, supporters of Sindh’s division have started backtracking on their earlier statements...

    He said that changing the chief minister of Punjab was an internal issue of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf...

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