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  • Mayor urges chief justice to help resolve city’s issues with provincial government

    KARACHI: Mayor Wasim Akhtar appealed to the chief justice on Monday to take suo motu notice of the problems faced by the city as its civic and municipal infrastructure had been “ruined due to curtailment of funds by the Pakistan Peoples Party-led provincial government in the budgets during the past 10 years”...

    71 billion has been allocated for seven new mega schemes for the provincial capital that generates taxes of Rs450bn,” he said...

  • Pakistan’s cricket structure is flawed, says Shaharyar

    ISLAMABAD: In the wake of Pakistan’s humiliating whitewash in the ODI series before defeat in the one-off T20 international to Bangladesh, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Sunday that the country’s cricketing system was “completely flawed”...

    Shaharyar spoke to reporters during the inauguration of a cricket ground at Pakistan Sweet Homes and said that Pakistan’s loss was due to flaws in the fitness,...

  • Pakistan needs diversification of exports, changes to trade structure: Japanese ambassador

    KARACHI: The Ambas­sador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Pakistan Takashi Kurai has said that Japan and Pakistan have enjoyed good and fruitful relations for over 65 years and they will continue to support Pakistan in the future as well...

    “Let me start with my last meeting with Mr Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, on Friday where I made clear to him that whatever government comes into power in Pakistan,...

  • Amendment undermines constitutional structure, SC told

    Tracing its history, Mr Khan said military courts were not something new in Pakistan...

    ”The first time military courts were introduced in Pakistan was in 1953 during the anti-Ahmedi riots in Lahore, whereas the second such occasion was Oct 1958, when the first martial law was declared on the night between Oct 7 and Oct 8 and remained in existence for four years...

  • Paramedics protest delay in service structure

    LAHORE: Scores of paramedics from all teaching hospitals of the provincial capital staged a sit-in on Monday outside the Punjab Assembly against delay in provision of service structure as per the “promises” made by the chief minister...

    They said the government was not issuing a notification of the service structure that had been finalised for employees of the health department from BPS 5 to 17...

  • No consensus yet on accountability structure

    ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary parties failed to reach a consensus on the type of accountability structure in the country even at their 19th sitting on Wednesday...

    At a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Accountability Laws held at Parliament House, almost all parties, including the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), agreed on replacement of the National Accountability Bureau (for being controversial and partial) with the...

  • Paramedics boycott duties, demand service structure

    PESHAWAR: The paramedical employees of various government hospitals in Peshawar division on Wednesday observed a complete boycott of duties and held a rally outside the Peshawar Press Club to protest against the delay in implementation of service structure for them...

    Speaking on the occasion, the association leaders blamed the secretary finance of the provincial government for what they called delaying tactics to materialise the...

  • SBP evolves new cash penalty structure

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan has introduced new penalty structure to align the existing regime for cash processing functions...

    In a circular issued on Thursday, the central bank stated that in order to align the existing penalty regime for cash processing functions (CPC) with the Currency Management Strategy, a new penalty structure has been developed...

  • ‘Changes to Tests must be in line with new structure’

    LONDON: Any changes to Test cricket must be in line with in with the sport’s new global structure, the head of the international cricket players union (FICA) Tony Irish has said...

    “Any proposed change needs to fit into whatever the new overall global structure is going to be,” he said in quotes published by the Telegraph newspaper...

  • PCB, domestic structure in need of major overhaul: Ehsan Mani

    ISLAMABAD: Dejected over the worst-ever defeat of Pakistan at the hands of fast-rising Bangladesh, former president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Ehsan Mani has laid emphasis on making changes to Pakistan cricket structure as well as the country’s cricket governing body...

    Professionals should be entrusted with the job of handling affairs of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), maintained the former ICC president while...

  • SC judge says Constitution has concept of basic structure

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court hearing on challenges to the 18th Amendment on Monday provided an opportunity to peep into judges’ minds when one member of the full court acknowledged that there was a concept of basic structure theory in the 1973 Constitution...

    “The very recourse to the 1973 Constitution shows a structure which may be called a basic structure,” observed Justice Ejaz Afzal...

  • Corporate structure of energy development body approved

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved the corporate structure of the Provincial Energy Development Organisation (PEDO) to make it an autonomous commercial entity and to expedite the process of energy generation in the province...

    The corporate structure envisages formation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Power Company Limited and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Private Power Board within one month...

  • Can parliament alter Constitution’s structure, asks SC

    “What will be the mode if a popular demand but not a revolution asks for changing the basic structure of the Constitution to secularism from Islam,” Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk wondered and asked could it be done by the present parliament or a constituent assembly would be needed...

    The debate on secularism started when Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, while sharing his thoughts, observed that Pakistan had been created in 1947 in the name of...

  • Probe body seeks record of hiring, service structure

    GUJRAT: A three-member inquiry committee probing the allegations leveled against the EDO (Health) by health department workers has sought the official record of the recently-conducted recruitment and material related to the service structure of contract employees...

    The association of allied health workers from across the district had staged a day-long demonstration and a sit-in on May 11 against EDO (Health) Dr Ijaz Haider for...

  • SC says it has relied on theory of basic structure

    ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court said on Tuesday it had always relied on the basic structure theory only to protect the core values of the constitutional fabric and democracy in the larger interest of the country whenever a military dictator tinkered with the constitution...

    “The courts in Pakistan have always tried to find a way in defending the constitution on the basis of basic structure theory when the parliament is virtually under...

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