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  • Planning Commission facing acute human resource shortage

    ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission is facing acute shortage of human resource and performing its key functions on a makeshift basis, even though it has expanded its role and profile across the government set-up through Vision 2025 and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    “Human resource is our big problem,” said planning and development secretary Shoaib Siddiqui, adding the Planning Commission had only one full-time project...

  • Planning Commission used as rubber stamp for Lahore project: official

    ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission raised a number of serious objections against a key project for Lahore worth over Rs165 billion, but could not secure any change in it before its approval, sources said...

    The 27km Lahore Orange Line Metro Train is a brainchild of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the authorities signed its contract with Chinese contractors during the recent visit to Pakistan of Chinese President Xi Jinping even...

  • Planning Commission reallocates funds to complete 101 projects

    62 trillion worth of half-cooked projects in the national development programme in just one year, the Planning Commission re-appropriated funds allocated by the National Economic Council (NEC) for 213 projects during the outgoing fiscal year for speedy completion of 101 projects...

    This is despite claims by Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal that the PML-N government has done away with the practice of allowing...

  • ‘Planning Commission detrimental to national interest’

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Mohammad Asif criticised regulatory bodies and a fellow government department – the Planning Commission – stopping just short of calling it an anti-state policymaking body...

    “I have said it before, I feel that if the Planning Commission had existed at the time, Emperor Shah Jehan could never have built the Taj Mahal,” Asif said at a...

  • Planning Commission opposes Casa power project

    ISLAMABAD: As US-backed projects for transnational energy imports from Central Asia gain momentum, the Planning Commission has opposed the Casa-1000 project and described it as expensive, against development of domestic energy resources and the West’s “handsome parting gift to Afghanistan at Pakistan’s expense”...

    The commission warned that the proposed project was being pushed forward with greater emphasis to counter the...

  • Planning Commission opposes LNG terminal leasing at Gwadar

    ISLAMABAD: While the Planning Commission has opposed the leasing option of an LNG terminal at Gwadar, preferring an outright purchase of the facility for Rs41 billion, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) led by Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal has set aside the commission’s objections, giving the petroleum ministry a go-ahead for leasing the Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) for 25 years at an estimated...

  • Town planning cannot be tasked to SBCA, says judicial commission

    KARACHI: The Supreme Court-mandated commission on water and sanitation in Sindh on Monday expressed serious reservations over the provincial authorities’ decision to empower the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) to regulate town planning...

    The commission, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Amir Hani Muslim, summoned the chief secretary for Dec 13 directing him to come up with the decision of the government regarding...

  • Ton-up Sharma seals India’s series-clinching win against Sri Lanka

    PALLEKELE: Opener Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten 124 to help India overcome a top-order wobble and register a series-clinching six-wicket victory in the third One-day International against Sri Lanka on Sunday...

    India slumped to 61-4 in 14 overs but Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni accomplished the chase with an unbroken 157-run stand to put India 3-0 up in the five-match series...

  • Ashwin, Sharma help India take charge

    NAGPUR: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and pacer Ishant Sharma led a powerful bowling display by India to skittle out Sri Lanka for 205 on the opening day of the second Test here on Friday...

    Ashwin took four wickets and fellow spinner Ravindra Jadeja and Sharma three each...

  • India recall Shami, Sharma for Champions Trophy

    NEW DELHI: India recalled fit-again fast bowler Mohammed Shami and opening batsman Rohit Sharma on Monday as they belatedly unveiled a squad to defend their Champions Trophy title after a row over sharing out world cricket’s revenues...

    Pace spearhead Shami and Sharma, who has recovered from a thigh injury, are the only two changes from the team that played England in a three-match one-day series in India this year...

  • India recall Sharma for SL Tests, uncapped Pandya included

    NEW DELHI: Indian recalled batsman Rohit Sharma and included unca­pped all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the squad to face Sri Lanka in a three-Test series starting this month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday...

    Sharma last played in the five-day format against New Zealand in October, 2016 before he was sidelined with a thigh injury...

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