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  • Three provinces in a fix over selection of caretaker chief ministers

    LAHORE: No breakthrough was witnessed in the selection of caretaker chief ministers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan on Sunday...

    While the KP parliamentary committee failed to evolve consensus on the issue and decided to refer the matter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) decided to assign the task of choosing a candidate for the post...

  • Caretaker federal cabinet appoints new chief secretaries, IGPs across all provinces

    A federal cabinet meeting, chaired by caretaker prime minister Nasirul Mulk, on Wednesday approved the posting of new chief secretaries and inspector generals in all four provinces...

    The cabinet made the decision in consultation with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the respective provincial governments in order to ensure free, fair and transparent elections in the country...

  • Chief justice directs provinces, capital to reopen shopping malls

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Monday issued directions to reopen shopping malls across the country...

    During a hearing of a suo motu case regarding measures taken to deal with the coronavirus crisis — being heard by a five-member bench comprising the CJP, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed — Justice Ahmed questioned the "logic" behind...

  • Ministers in the dark about outcome of army chief’s Kabul visit

    ISLAMABAD: In a reflection of growing civil-military disconnect on crucial foreign policy and security matters, two key government ministers expressed ignorance in the Senate on Tuesday over the outcome of the army chief’s weekend visit to Afghanistan...

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, who had specially been called to the Senate for the purpose, made a statement on the Indian prime minister’s surprise...

  • Chief ministers urged to firm up positions on gas sector reforms

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has urged chief ministers of the four provinces for a second time in two weeks to make up their minds about concerns over proposed reforms in the gas sector, which envisage unbundling of two major companies into several public- and private-sector companies and absorption of increasing quantities of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

    The Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Committee led by IPC...

  • PM Abbasi, chief ministers unanimously approve first-ever National Water Policy

    The Council of Common Interest (CCI) in its 37th meeting held at the PM Office on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in chair, unanimously approved the first-ever National Water Policy (NWP) of Pakistan...

    The chief ministers of the four provinces and senior officials attended the meeting in which Sartaj Aziz, the deputy chairman of Planning Commission of Pakistan, briefed the CCI on the draft of the policy...

  • Three former chief ministers in the run for today’s polls

    PESHAWAR: Quite a few constituencies of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, where former chief ministers, speakers and ministers are trying their luck to make way to the provincial legislature, are up for interesting competition during the general elections being held on Wednesday (today)...

    Former chief minister Pervez Khattak is contesting polls for two provincial assembly seats; PK-61 and PK-64, respectively...

  • Chief ministers told to lead anti-polio campaigns

    PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the chief ministers to lead the anti-polio vaccination campaigns in their respective provinces to ensure a quality nationwide campaign from Dec 16 for the elimination of the crippling disease...

    In a letter sent to all chief ministers on Dec 4, special assistant to the prime minister on national health services Dr Zafar Mirza revealed that the prime minister had instructed the chief...

  • Punjab, KP chief ministers told to arrange winter shelters

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Mini­ster Imran Khan on Sunday directed the chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take steps to provide temporary shelters and food to every person in their respective province in the wake of extreme and harsh cold weather...

    “Given the extremely cold weather conditions, I have asked CMs of Punjab and KP to ensure that no person is left out without a shelter; and their administrations must take immediate...

  • India extends detention of ex-chief ministers of occupied Kashmir under 'draconian' law

    India has extended the detention of four political leaders in occupied Kashmir, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, who have been held by authorities since August of last year after the Indian government scrapped Article 370 of the Indian constitution that granted special status to the occupied region...

    The officials said the detained include Abdullah, Mufti and regional party leaders — Ali Mohmmad...

  • CPEC and the provinces

    Civil-military relations are said to be at their lowest ebb in years, a main opposition party is gearing itself to lay siege to the capital, and inter-provincial tensions over the distribution of federal resources and CPEC projects are escalating...

    The first problem is recurring, and regardless of what many think about it, is largely beyond the control of this or any other civilian government...

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