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  • US team visits Islamabad International Airport to give clearance to PIA direct flights

    RAWALPINDI: A United States (US) Transport Security Administration (TSA) team on Monday visited Islamabad International Airport (IIA) to conduct final inspection and give clearance to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to start direct flights to the US...

    According to sources, the team will also visit Jinnah International Airport Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore...

  • Islamabad International Airport does not have bomb disposal, detection squads

    RAWALPINDI: Despite being one of the sensitive airports, the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) does not have bomb detection and bomb disposal squads...

    The intelligence intimated that since the IIAP is a sensitive airport covered by greenwoods and located at a quite long distance from Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, it should have rescue teams available 24 hours...

  • Yemen government forces enter Hodeida airport: UAE

    Yemeni government forces, backed by the United Arab Emirates, entered Hodeida airport on Tuesday, the UAE said, as the fight for control of the rebel-held port city intensifies...

    “With the participation and support of the Emirati armed forces, the joint Yemeni resistance (army) entered Hodeida airport,” the UAE state news agency WAM tweeted...

  • President Alvi attends inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport

    President Arif Alvi attended the inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport on Monday while on a three-day visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    President Erdogan, while opening the airport ? which his government says will eventually become the largest in the world ? with great fanfare, said it would be "the pride of our country and an example to the world...

  • 10 international non-government organisations' registration requests rejected

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was informed on Friday that 66 international non-government organisations (INGOs) had been registered so far and the applications of 10 others rejected under a new procedure adopted by the ministry...

    He said besides completing the registration process, it should be ensured that all the registered INGOs were provided all possible support from the government...

  • What domestic and international legal challenges does Imran Khan’s government face?

    However, to bring forth real change, important steps will need to be taken regarding how the government handles legal matters on the domestic as well as international legal fronts...

    On the oft-ignored international front, Prime Minister Khan’s government will need to deal with dozens of international legal issues of the sort that not many countries in the world have faced before...

  • Local government elections

    LOCAL government is the basic tier of a democratic system...

    It is meant to address and resolve the people’s local issues such as sanitation, water supply, small-level developments...

  • KP govt ready to investigate local government polls, says Khattak

    PESHAWAR: Accepting mismanagement and rigging in the recently held local government election, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday said his government was ready to form a judicial commission or an investigating team to probe rigging allegations...

    Addressing a press conference in Peshawar along with leaders of coalition parties — Jamaat-i-Islami and Awami Jamhuri Ittehad— the KP chief minister categorically...

  • PHC dismisses pleas against local government law

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday dismissed two identical petitions challenging several provisions of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act (LGA) 2013, including those on the holding of village and neighbourhood council elections on non-party basis and powers of the chief minister to suspend district nazims...

    Qazi Mohammad Anwar, lawyer for the provincial government, had argued that the petitions were...

  • Whither local self-government?

    Dillon articulated America’s legal doctrine on local government — Dillon’s rule that “Municipal corporations owe their origin to, and derive their power and rights wholly from the state [provincial] legislature…...

    Cooley articulated the Cooley Doctrine that “[L]ocal government is a matter of absolute right and the state cannot take it away...

  • China landslide leaves around 40 missing: Local government

    BEIJING: Around 40 people were missing in China Wednesday after a landslide buried the living quarters of a mining company under one million cubic metres of earth, local authorities and state media said...

    The deluge shortly after midnight swallowed fifteen employee dormitories and three residential houses in Shanyang county, in the northern province of Shaanxi, an official at the county's propaganda office told AFP...

  • Sindh local government set-up explainer

    Anyone trying to understand the local government elections system in Sindh — whose first phase gets under way on Oct 31 — is most likely to get lost in a complicated haze of wards, union councils, and municipal corporations, some of which will have direct elections while others indirect...

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