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  • PWD asked to recover Federal Lodges dues

    As per audit objection, the Public Works Department (PWD) failed to recover dues from various occupants of the lodges...

    The PWD director-general informed the committee that a list of defaulting parliamentarians had been sent to the National Assembly and Senate Secretariat but to no avail...

  • PWD official acquitted of corruption

    PESHAWAR: A local accountability court on Monday acquitted an assistant executive engineer of Pak-PWD arrested by the National accountability Bureau on charges of possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income...

    SENT TO JUDICIAL LOCK-UP: The judge of another accountability court, Asim Imam, on Monday sent to judicial lock-up four other Pak-PWD officials arrested last month on the charge of embezzling Rs190 million...

  • Ex-officer of PWD held for corruption

    PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has arrested a former executive engineer of Pak PWD (Public Works Department), Pervez Khan, on the charges of possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income...

    He is presently posted as director technical in the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation, Islamabad...

  • Dolphin Force: Punjab government's white elephant?

    The inspiration (and peculiar name) for the security force comes from a law enforcement unit in Turkey which greatly impressed Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, leading to its emulation at home...

    Several requests were sent to higher offices of the provincial government to increase the number of vehicles deployed at police stations, officials claim, but no response was ever solicited...

  • Punjab CM reprimands city district government officials for poor performance

    GUJRAT: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the Norwegian government has equipped the Crime Scene Unit (CSU) of Gujrat police with the latest gadgets and machinery worth Rs2 million...

    This is the first such project of the UNODC in any district of Punjab as a former Gujrat DPO, Rai Ijaz Ahmed (now serving as Sialkot DPO), had initiated this project through negotiations with the organisation as...

  • Government replaces IGPs of Sindh, Punjab and KP

    The federal government on Friday issued notifications for the appointments of Inspector Generals of Police (IGP) in the Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces...

    Dr Kaleem Imam, a grade-21 officer serving as the Punjab IGP, has now been appointed as the IGP for Sindh...

  • Government seeks FAO help to fight locust threat in Punjab

    ISLAMABAD: The government has sought technical advice and guidance from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations on international best practices and use of pesticides with safety standards, as Punjab is facing a locust attack...

    FAO representative in Pakistan Mina Dowlatchahi held a meeting with Minister for National Food Security and Research Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar here on Tuesday and discussed with him the...

  • US voices concern about stability of Pakistan government

    WASHINGTON: US Sec­retary of State Rex Tillerson said after a meeting with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday that he believed the United States had a reliable partner in Pakistan...

    In his brief remarks to the media following the meeting, Sec­retary Tillerson expressed concerns about the future of Pakistan’s government, stressing that Washington wanted a stable government in Islamabad...

  • How the local government elections are strengthening democracy in Pakistan

    My cousin is contesting a Union Council election in a rural constituency in southern Punjab — my family’s first foray into any kind of electoral politics...

    So here is what I have learned so far from this election fought in the constituency of about 20,000 voters in three economically robust and socially vibrant villages in southern Punjab...

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