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  • Railways to co-opt private sector in two production units

    ISLAMABAD: The government will involve the private sector in two production units of Pakistan Railways with a view to enhancing the production of locomotives and passenger coaches, Minister for Railways Saad Rafiq said on Wednesday...

    Speaking at the launch of a report on the performance of Pakistan Railways, Mr Rafiq said that the ‘Expression of Interest’ had been issued seeking private sector’s interest in the operation of Carriage...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

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

    Pakistan registered a great deal of success in the case of financial sector reforms, but noticeable progress could not be made in the case of the government 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...

    Meanwhile, teachers held a rally on the KU campus to show solidarity with their colleagues in other public sector universities against the controversial act...

  • Parties empower district units for LB elections

    However, they have authorised their local units in all districts to do seat adjustments with likeminded parties and groups for the upcoming elections...

    The QWP leader alleged that the ruling parties used the government’s machinery to mould public opinion in their favour...

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