Pakistan News

    Privatization Of Public Sector In Pakistan

  • LHC irked by setting up of companies in public sector

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday directed the Punjab advocate general to submit record of all public sector companies in the province, their legal status and salaries and perks enjoyed by their heads...

    During hearing of a petition against alleged irregularities in Punjab Saaf Pani Company, Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi expressed concern over establishment of the public sector companies and huge salaries being...

  • NAB to launch probe into 56 public sector firms’ affairs

    LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has finally decided to launch a thorough probe into affairs of the 56 public sector companies formed by Shahbaz Sharif administration in Punjab for their alleged involvement in corruption...

    According to petitioners, the Shahbaz administration had established 56 public sector companies some 9 years ago on the pretext of “good governance”...

  • Public-sector strikes add to pressure on France's Macron

    French civil servants angered by Emmanuel Macron's plans to freeze their pay and eliminate 120,000 public jobs go on strike Tuesday, amplifying a revolt over the president's cost-cutting, pro-business agenda...

    4 million public workers have called for a day of nationwide strikes and demonstrations to show their “profound disagreement” with Macron's bid to transform the gargantuan public service...

  • Nawaz urges maximum utilisation of public sector development funds

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal to ensure maximum utilisation of the allocated Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) funds on development projects to benefit the masses...

    It included the proposed allocation for next year on projects that are part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and on LNG-based power projects...

  • Public sector’s power dues Rs206bn, Senate told

    ISLAMABAD: The government has reported that outstanding electricity bills payable by public sector amount to Rs206 billion as of March 1...

    In an update submitted to the Senate, Water and Power Minister Khawaja Asif has reported that total power sector recoveries made by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were dismally unimpressive...

  • Public sector telecom company to provide 3G, 4G services in Gilgit-Baltistan

    GILGIT BALTISTAN: The Special Communication Organisation (SCO), a public sector telecommunications services provider in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), is set to roll out 3G and 4G mobile internet services in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by the end of this year...

    "We will be able to provide 3G and 4G services to the people of GB within two months of getting approval from the federal government," SCO Gilgit Sector...

  • Over eight public sector universities in Sindh to observe strike today

    KARACHI: Teachers and non-teaching staff of at least eight major public sector universities will go on a day-long strike on Wednesday (today) to protest against what they described as “continued government interference in the matters of universities” under the controversial Sindh Universities Laws Act 2013...

    The strike call is given by the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa)-Sindh chapter, and...

  • Nepra displeased over capacity-output gap in public sector

    It declared the performance of all the four public sector generation companies as unsatisfactory...

    Nepra also expressed displeasure that power generated by some of the private plants was facing dispersal problems because of failure of the public sector companies to construct transmission lines; the plants were there but the system could not utilise them...

  • Some reflections on public sector reforms

    REFORMING the civil services has remained a cherished goal of political parties and military regimes alike during the nearly 70 years of Pakistan’s existence...

    The involvement of international financial institutions divided the structural reform agenda into one for the financial sector and another for the public sector...

  • No classes held at 14 public sector varsities as teachers protest

    KARACHI: Academic activities remained suspended on Monday at 14 public sector institutions of higher learning, including nine universities and their affiliated campuses where teachers observed a black day against the government’s recent controversial appointments...

    The call for protest was given by the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Asso­cia­­tion (Fapuasa), Sindh chapter...

  • Asad Umar says budget makes no mention of how circular, public sector debt will be paid

    Shortly after the outgoing PML-N government presented a sixth full-term budget in the National Assembly on Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Asad Umar took to Twitter to point out what he deemed were the shortcomings...

    "No mention in the budget about how and when the more than 500 billion [rupees] of circular debt and more than 1 trillion [rupees] of public sector debt will be paid," said Umar...

  • Occupancy of ventilators on rise in public sector hospitals in KP

    PESHAWAR: The occupancy of ventilators in public sector hospitals has been increasing due to seriously-ill Covid-19 patients as the pandemic killed a nurse in Peshawar, taking the death toll among health workers to 100 in the country...

    It said that 10,119 health workers were diagnosed with Covid-19, which they contracted in the line of duty at the public sector hospitals...

  • ‘VCs misused emergency powers’: ACE unearths major hiring scam in Punjab public sector varsities

    LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has detected over 4,500 illegal appointments in 12 public sector universities in Punjab made during the last 10 years or so and recommended to the governor/chancellor to take ‘strict legal action’ against those involved in this crime...

    Says illegal recruitment of 4,554 people during last 10 years caused Rs6 billion lossThe ACE, in its findings, say: “The administration of 12...

  • More
Back to top