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  • Passco buys 22pc of targeted wheat

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Agricultural Services and Storage Corporation (Passco) has procured 22 per cent of its wheat target for the current year after in the first week of purchase, which started on May 1...

    Participants learned Passco had distributed 56 per cent of the gunny bags allocated for Punjab, 88 per cent Sindh and 63 per cent of the total target for Balochistan...

  • Passco’s wheat procurement target being increased

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on National Food Security has recommended the government to increase wheat procurement target of Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (Passco)...

    In a meeting on Monday, Passco Managing Director Tariq Masud informed the committee that a summary to increase the target from 0...

  • Passco’s receivables touch Rs74bn

    ISLAMABAD: The total receivables of Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (Passco) from the federal government have accumulated to Rs74 billion, the National Assembly Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research was informed on Wednesday...

    Passco Managing Director, Tariq Masud presented a detailed briefing and requested the committee chairman Malik Shakir Bashir Awan to pursue the case with the Ministry...

  • Case registered against housing society after 10 years

    RAWALPINDI: Ten years after the Punjab forest department lodged a complaint against Bahria Town, a case was registered on Thursday on charges of kidnapping, illegal detention and occupation of government land...

    On October 11, 2005, a senior forest department official, Jamil Ahmed, had lodged a complaint with the police stating that the Bahria Town administration was cutting trees from government land in Loi Bher
  • Police help sought for operation against unauthorised housing society

    ISLAMABAD: After facing strong resistance from the landlords recently, the city managers on Friday sought help from the police and the local administration to carry out an operation against an unauthorised housing society in Shah Allah Ditta...

    The CDA is planning to carry out the operation against the housing scheme - North Ridge - operating on a private land in Zone III on Monday...

  • Housing society’s plea against show-cause notice dismissed

    ISLAMABAD: The legality of a housing society located near the New Islamabad International Airport is at stake as the Lahore High Court (LHC)’s Rawalpindi bench dismissed a petition filed by the society against a show-cause notice issued by the Punjab government...

    As a result, the housing society is not in a position to claim the completion certificate, which ensures the legality of a society...

  • IGP retracts statement on FIR against housing society

    ISLAMABAD: The inspector general of the Islamabad police ‘misled’ the Supreme Court about the registration of a criminal case against a private housing society for alleged encroachment on a forest land...

    Though the ‘encroachment’ on the forest land near Loi Bher by Bahria Town was reported to the police in 2005, no FIR was registered against the housing society till July 23, 2015...

  • Farmers oppose plan to build housing society on NARC land

    PESHAWAR: The representatives of various organisations of farmers have expressed concern over the Capital Development Authority’s plan to build a housing society on the land of National Agricultural Research Council (NARC) in Islamabad and warned to observe a sit-in outside the parliament if the plan was not abandoned...

    Speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Friday, Mohammad Israr, representing growers, said that...

  • SC housing society officials told to submit surety bonds in gun attack case

    Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Owais had summoned SC Assistant Registrar Ghulam Ghous and several other office-bearers of the Supreme Court Employees Cooperative Housing Society (SCECHS) on a complaint of the society’s developer and landowner Akash Afzal...

    However, the contractor later accused Ghous, who is president of the society, of embezzlement of funds and lodged a complaint with the authorities against him...

  • Housing society restrained from using land meant for amenities

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday restrained private housing society from converting land reserved for amenities into residential or commercial units...

    When the JAC expressed its concerns to Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz, the housing society cancelled the memberships of 46 of its members...

  • Housing society officials arrested for illegal plot allotment, embezzlement

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested the top office bearers of the Commerce Employees Cooperative Housing Society for illegal allotment of plots, embezzlement in funds and illegal award of contracts for infrastructural development in the housing scheme to some private construction companies...

    A spokesperson of NAB told the media on Thursday that those who were arrested include the former president of the...

  • LHC verdict on bail refusal: Saad, Salman cheated public through illegal housing society

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has ruled that former railways minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq and his brother former provincial minister Khwaja Salman Rafiq have been involved in cheating the public at large by promoting an illegal society — Paragon City to gain financial benefits, which constitute an offence under section 9-A of National Accountability Ordinance 1999...

    The detailed verdict on bail petitions of the Khwaja brothers by a...

  • PTI’s housing programme is ambitious but will it address the root causes of the housing crisis?

    First things first: the spirit behind the government’s Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) must be commended...

    The struggle for dignified housing in Pakistan has a long history replete with brutal evictions of katchi abadi dwellers, political and legal resistance by groups like the Karachi Indigenous Rights Alliance, the Alliance for Katchi Abadis and the Awami Workers’ Party (AWP), the cumulative efforts of low-income housing...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

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