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  • 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...

  • Provinces aim to claw back powers in oil and gas sector

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has agreed to clearly bifurcate roles and powers of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) and the federal forums like Energy and Economic Committees of the Cabinet after the provinces surrendered their demand for re-opening of a series of energy related decisions taken by the centre since 2013...

    The provinces have been criticising major decisions made by the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) and the...

  • Widespread rains lash Mirpurkhas, Badin and Tharparkar districts

    MIRPURKHAS: Widespread rains with thunderstorm hit Murpurkhas, Badin and Tharparkar districts on Sunday bringing down the temperatures and turning weather pleasant after several weeks of scorching heat...

    In various towns and villages of Mirpurkhas district, a heavy spell of rain continued for 45 minutes causing inundation of low-lying areas and breakdown of electricity network...

  • Hoping to clinch South and Malir districts, PPP braces for ‘bad news’ from Lyari

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party on Saturday seemed prepared to receive some ‘bad news’ from its stronghold, Lyari, despite hoping to grab the most number of seats from Karachi’s South and Malir to rule the two district municipal corporations...

    “Look, a few years back we had queues of workers to win PPP candidature, but this time we had no aspirants for some areas, indicating how much people are frightened of the gangs,” said...

  • Bilawal’s reshuffle leaves PPP headless in Punjab and 36 districts

    RAWALPINDI: Following the dissolution of local organisations by party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in April, the PPP remains headless in Punjab, as well as in 36 districts in the province...

    Bilawal dissolved party organisations in the four provinces on April 13, and appointed five member committees for the reorganisation of the party in Punjab and Sindh...

  • Census gets under way in Sindh’s eight districts and Sehwan taluka

    KARACHI: Wearing green jackets and caps, enumerators on Wednesday visited hundreds of blocks across the metropolis, Hyderabad and Ghotki districts as well as Sehwan taluka of Jamshoro district to count housing units and register the heads of the families residing there...

    The census was formally launched with President Mamnoon Hussain scribbling the digit ‘01’ at the State Guest House in Karachi in the presence of senior government...

  • IHC upholds delimitation of constituencies in Islamabad, Karachi and six other districts

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday upheld the delimitation of 10 constituencies in eight districts as it dismissed over 20 petitions seeking to set aside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s notification regarding delimitation...

    Justice Aamer Farooq, after hearing the point of view of the petitioners and the ECP at length, dismissed the petitions filed against the delimitation of district Islamabad, Karachi, Bhakkar,...

  • Provinces announce easing lockdown even as Pakistan witnesses record rise in coronavirus cases

    The governments of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan on Friday announced the partial easing of lockdown measures imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, even as the number of infections in the country registered a record daily increase...

    On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced the lifting of the countrywide lockdown in phases from Saturday by reopening all construction-related industries and...

  • Provinces’ support sought for water pricing mechanism

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government and its agencies sought on Thursday support of the provinces to introduce a proper pricing mechanism for all kinds of water uses as a policy instrument to fill the demand-supply gap in water infrastructure and supplies...

    At a consultative session on National Water Policy arranged by the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), the Indus River System Authority and the Punjab government revealed...

  • Provinces ‘ignore’ Centre’s proposed amendments to LG laws

    Federal minister and convener of a sub-committee of the parliamentary committee on electoral reforms, Zahid Hamid, told reporters after a board meeting here on Tuesday that the provinces have not yet responded to the proposed amendments despite repeated reminders...

    He added that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has been asked to once again seek response from the provinces...

  • ‘Socioeconomic disparity between Balochistan, other provinces too wide’

    ISLAMABAD: “People of Balochistan have been denied their rights by the powerful elite which has hampered their development,” renowned columnist and Baloch rights activist Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur said at a seminar on Monday...

    The seminar titled ‘Social and Economic Disparities in Balochistan’ was organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)...

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