Pakistan Observer

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NAB slogan: ‘Say no to corruption’

Islamabad—National Ac-countability Bureau (NAB) has proposed to All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to joins hands with Bureau and print its message “Say no to cor-ruption” on top of first page of all newspapers. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Chairman Senate calls for details of retired CJs’ perks, privileges

Islamabad—Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari while expressing annoyance over non-submission of answers by the government about perks and privileges of retired chief justices asked the government to present all facts before the house on Tuesday. A session of the upper house of the parliament started with Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari 20 minutes from its scheduled time. Chairman Senate summoned the Federal Minister for Law Pervez Rashid in the House on Tuesday. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Education reforms programme in of Punjab reviewed

Lahore—Minister of Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan chaired a meeting to review education reforms in the province. The meeting was attended by DCOs, EDOs and key officials of the Schools Education Department and affiliated agencies. The meeting was the first in a series of consultative meetings to be held with different stakeholders to get input into the future of education reforms in government schools across the province. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Heavy rain in plain areas, snowfall over hills likely

Islamabad—Rain-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in federal capital, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), while heavy falls accompanied with hailstorms at few places of the province including Lahore city, Lahore and Gujranwala divisions on Tuesday and Wednesday. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Senate dissatisfied over FATA development schemes

Islamabad—Senate Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions on Monday express dissatisfaction over the schemes of FATA development programme 2007-15 of Mohmand Agencies. The meeting, held here at Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Saleh Shah, was informed that a lot of development work was done in 2009-10 in the area. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Police apprehend girl extortionist in Peshawar

Peshawar—Police have detained a college girl for demanding extortion money in the name of outlawed organization, media reported on Monday. The girl threatened the parents to abduct their children in case she was not provided with the extortion money. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

PTI lashes out at ECP for writing letters to ROs

Islamabad—Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Monday expressed great concerns over letters written by Election Commission of Pakistan to returning officers. PTI Information Secretary Dr Shireen Mazari blamed Election Commission of Pakistan for alleged pre-poll rigging to favour PML-N in upcoming Senate elections. She said that the election commission has written letters to Returning Officers (ROs) on Sunday against the rules. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Loadshedding won’t end by 2020

Islamabad—Loadshedding across the country is unlikely to end by year 2020, the State of Industry report released by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) revealed on Monday. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

PTI stands by its money transfer statement: Mazari

Islamabad—A day after Finance Minister Ishaq Dar clarified in a letter to the PTI chief that the amount he had transferred on his son’s account in Dubai were returned to him, PTI spokesperson Sherry Mazari said on Saturday that the party leader has yet to receive a letter from Dar in this regard. ... Sunday, February 22, 2015 Details

IK announces Jehad against timber mafia

Haripur—Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has kicked off the Billion Tree Tsunami campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Saturday and announced a Jehad against the Timber Mafia. Talking to media at Sangra near here after planting a sapling, Imran Khan said that the Timber Mafia has caused a loss of one hundred billion rupees to the KP government. He said the timber mafia was planning to cut timber of another Rs 200 billion but the PTI government took immediate notice and stopped the illegal practice. ... Sunday, February 22, 2015 Details

Over 4m children vaccinated against polio in KP

Peshawar—More than 4.00 million children under the age of five years were vaccinated against polio in 25 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the first round of “Sehat Ka Ittehad” programme, an anti-polio campaign recently launched in the province and adjacent tribal areas. ... Friday, February 20, 2015 Details