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  • Gas tariff hike summary not moved, NA committee told

    ISLAMABAD: Amid renewed efforts to open up security-hit areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal region for petroleum exploration, the ministry of petroleum and natural resources told a parliamentary panel on Thursday that it had not moved any summary for increase in consumer-end natural gas tariff...

    Testifying before the National Assembly’s standing committee on petroleum and natural resources, Petroleum Secretary Arshad Mirza said...

  • Model Town inquiry report: LHC seeks summary of lawyer’s posting as private counsel for govt

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed a senior lawyer to furnish a summary of his appointment as the private counsel by the Punjab government to represent it in its appeal against a decision for release of the Model Town inquiry report...

    A three-judge full bench sought the summary after a lawyer opposing the appeal objected to appearance of Khwaja Harris advocate as a counsel for the provincial government...

  • Summary of PTI response to JC questionnaire

    In its latest submission to the JC ? an 11-page document ? the PTI says it is the responsibility of the JC to "inquire into and determine" the answers to Section 3 of the [General Elections 2013 Inquiry Commission Ordinance 2015][2] within the forty-five day time period prescribed by the Ordinance...

    Section 3: GE 2013 Inquiry Commission Ordinance 2015Scope of Inquiry ? The Commission shall inquire into and determine whether or...

  • Summary for Rangers special powers extension sent to Sindh CM Murad Shah

    The Sindh home department on Monday submitted a summary to the provincial chief minister's office proposing a 90-day extension in the policing powers granted to the Rangers in Karachi Division...

    The special policing powers granted to Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, by the Sindh government under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997 to carry out raids and arrest suspects are set to expire on April 15...

  • Governor returns summary seeking removal of VC

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan returned the summary by the provincial government seeking removal of Prof Rasul Jan, the vice-chancellor of University of Peshawar, in a case involving PTI MNA Murad Saeed, a senior government official confirmed to Dawn...

    The official said that Governor Mahtab, who is also the chancellor of University of Peshawar, returned the summary to the government, asking it to...

  • Summary sent to ECC for deregulation of CNG sector

    ISLAMABAD: The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, informed the Senate on Thursday that his ministry had sent a summary to the Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet for deregulation of the country’s CNG sector...

    After deregulation of the sector, he said, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority would not determine the CNG price...

  • Summary for Rangers special powers extension sent to CM

    KARACHI: As the special policing powers granted to the Rangers two months ago are going to expire on Feb 5, the home department has moved a summary to the chief minister with the proposal to extend the powers for another 60 days in accordance with a Sindh Assembly resolution that allowed the deployment of the paramilitary force in the city for one year, sources said on Monday...

    The summary is expected to get the go-ahead from Sindh...

  • Summary to pay salaries to LHWs approved

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai has said that a summary regarding payment of salaries to the lady health workers (LHWs) is being approved...

    He said that details of their services and schedule of new expenditures had been sent to the finance department to give basic pay scales to them...

  • PM warned against approving NARC summary

    ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar of Pakistan Peoples Party on Tuesday warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that the plan to develop a residential colony on the 1,400 acres of the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC)would create trouble for him in the future...

    Speaking on an adjournment motion moved by Senator Mushahid Hussain in the upper house, Mr Babar said that the summary moved by the Capital Development Authority (CDA)...

  • Presidency receives first summary in Urdu

    ISLAMABAD: The presidency received on Wednesday the first summary from the Prime Minister’s Office in Urdu which reflects the government has started implementing the Supreme Court’s order to introduce Urdu as the official language of the country...

    “Today we received the first official document from the prime minister’s office in Urdu,” an official at the presidency told Dawn...

  • Summary sent to Presidency for joint session of parliament

    ISLAMABAD: The government has sent a summary to the Presidency seeking President Mamnoon Hussain’s approval for holding a joint session of parliament to discuss the issue of ‘surgical strikes’ by Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC)...

    “The Presidency has been intimated about the joint session through a summary sent by the Prime Minister Office,” a source in the Presidency told Dawn on Friday...

  • UK judge orders ARY to air summary of judgement in defamation case

    LONDON: A Pakistani television channel could become the first-ever channel in the United Kingdom ordered to broadcast the summary of a legal judgement against it...

    At a legal hearing in London on Wednesday, Judge Sir David Eady ruled that the summary should be broadcast on Dec 23 (Friday) at 6pm, 10pm and 3am in the first five minutes of each hour...

  • Houbara hunting permits: Summary approved by Punjab cabinet presented in court

    LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday presented before the Lahore High Court a summary approved by the provincial cabinet regarding issuance of permits to foreign dignitaries, including Qatari royals, for Houbara Bustard hunting...

    Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah was hearing a petition against the issuance of hunting permits when Assistant Advocate General Anwaar Hussain submitted the summary and said the hunting of Houbara...

  • ARY broadcasts summary of UK verdict against it

    LONDON: In a legal first for the UK, ARY News has had to broadcast a summary of a highly critical legal judgement against it...

    ARY was forced to announce that the judgement found that 24 ARY programmes about Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Editor-in-Chief of GEO/Jang Group, were not only “seriously defamatory” but also “simply had no foundation”...

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