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  • Nespak to upgrade 14 railway stations

    LAHORE: The National Engineering Services Pakistan (Nespak) will upgrade and modernise 14 railway stations in two years with an estimated cost of Rs500 million...

    The land adjacent to railway stations will be developed for commercial purposes under an agreement signed between Nespak and the Pakistan Railways (PR) at railways headquarters here on Saturday...

  • NAB files corruption references against Gillani, Tappi, LDA and Nespak

    Also read: 101 references filed since new NAB chief took overFurthermore, the board gave the go-ahead for an inquiry against employees of the Lahore Development Authority and the management of Nespak...

    Individuals from LDA and Nespak have been accused of exploiting their positions for illegal gains in the Orange Line Metro Train Project leading to losses of Rs4 billion...

  • Govt considers doing away with Erra

    ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government is yet to appoint a chairman of the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabili­tation Authority (Erra) to oversee ongoing projects in the earthquake affected areas of the country...

    Erra was established through an ordinance immediately after the Oct 8, 2005, earthquake and was turned into a permanent body through an act of parliament by the PPP-led coalition government in 2011...

  • Quake survivors want Erra wound up

    Political activist Shafat Ali said Erra failed to address issues faced by earthquake-affected families even 10 years after the tragedy hit the region...

    “The federal government should wind up Erra without delay, while its funds should be transferred to the Provincial Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority so that issues like of that of the New Balakot City Housing Project could be addressed,” he said...

  • Erra’s hasty payment to contractor raises eyebrows

    MUZAFFARABAD: The Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Erra) made an additional payment of Rs62...

    Lately, AJK’s State Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency (Serra) has asked Erra to recover the “unlawfully released” public money from the contactor...

  • Senate panel to discuss sacking of PMDC, Erra employees on Nov 21

    ISLAMABAD: A key Senate committee is set to take up a number of important issues, including the sacking of hundreds of employees of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and the Earthquake Recons­truction and Rehabilitation Authority (Erra), in its meeting on Nov 21...

    The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights, headed by opposition Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), is also scheduled to...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association

    LAHORE: Needless reduction in the number of athletes in Pakistan’s contingent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal has affected Pakistan’s chances of winning more medals in the mega event...

    In a press release, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) stated on Friday that while small countries like the host Nepal (596 athletes), Sri Lanka (564 athletes), Bangladesh (470 athletes) and India (487...

  • As Test cricket returns to Pakistan, Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

    As Test cricket returns to Pakistan after over a decade, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away... ...

  • After Iran, Pakistan?

    Hardly a week after the Iran deal was announced, the New York Times — which often reflects official US policy — editorially propagated that attention be turned to constraining Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic capabilities...

    The NYT arguments, taken from the Indian hymnbook, were not surprising; the timing of the proposal to target Pakistan is significant...

  • Pakistan's Muniba Mazari named goodwill ambassador by UN Women

    ISLAMABAD: UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female goodwill ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls...

    As the goodwill ambassador for UN Women Pakistan, Muniba will dedicate her efforts towards the empowerment of women and girls, and would serve as an advocate for UN Women’s “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It...

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