PML-N submits bill for creation of South Punjab, Bahawalpur provinces

  Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday submitted a constitutional amendment bill in the National Assembly for the creation of “Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces.” The bill was submitted to the NA secretary by MNAs Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Tanvir and Rana Sanaullah. The bill demands that Article 1 of the Constitution be amended to create the Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces. The Bahawalpur province will consist of the current administrative division that is considered Bahawalpur, while the current divisions of Dera Ghazi Khan and Multan will fall into the…

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Shahid Khaqan terms economic growth biggest challenge of country

Terming economic growth the biggest challenge of the country, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday demanded of the government to take the parliament into confidence over foreign loans. Addressing a joint press conference along with PML-N leaders in Islamabad, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that his government had initiated the projects of dams to tackle the water scarcity in the country. He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government should have pursue the dams projects. The PML-N leader said that his government faced the challenges…

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Huawei pledges to invest a total of more than 100 billion US dollars into R&D in the next five years

In his first interview since 2015, Ren Zhengfei broke his silence on the series of allegation that have roiled Huawei since the second half of 2018, from restrictions on the company selling 5G products and infrastructure in some Western countries, to the arrest of his daughter Huawei CFO in Canada. Mr. Ren Zhengfei spoke openly to journalists at a press conference organized at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The press conference focused heavily on the topic of cybersecurity as journalists questioned the Huawei founder onallegations by some Western countries that…

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LMS with collaboration of Sportfever360 launched First Cricket League in Islamabad

  Last Man Stands (LMS) originated back in 2005 with a few players only, but with a passage of time, it has become a widest amateur cricket league in the world. LMS unites together like minded individuals from all walks of life, countries, religions, and races, to enjoy this wonderful format of cricket. Last Man Stands offer a support system of training, technology and development. Through this unique initiative, young and talented players are groomed and provided with unlimited exposure. LMS is affiliated with English Cricket Board (ECB) and has…

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PIPFA elects M. Ali Latif as its new president for year 2019

The Board of Governors of the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (PIPFA) has elected its new President for the Year 2019 in its 125th meeting. The BOG unanimously elected M. Ali Latif (FCA | FPFA | CPFA | CISA) as President of PIPFA. M. Ali Latif is a Fellow Member of ICAP & PIPFA and a practicing chartered accountant working as Partner in “M/s Muniff Ziauddin & Co., Chartered Accountants – An independent Member Firm of BKR International”. He is a 2nd generation Chartered Accountant and son of a…

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Saad Rafique on fire after court appearance

The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday resumed hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to monetary losses racked up by the Pakistan Railways during former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique’s incumbency. The minister, who is currently in the custody of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), was presented before the court. Reportedly, the top judge stated “We have not called him, why he has been presented here?”, adding that the court has sought response from the auditor general. His lawyer told the court that the court-ordered audit report on Railways losses was…

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Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against Al-Azizia verdict to be heard within 10 days

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered to hear an appeal filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif, seeking bail and suspension of his sentence in the Al-Azizia reference case, within 10 days. Reportedly, a two-member bench of the court issued directives to its Registrar Office to fix the hearing of the appeal. The plea stated that “transparent trial is the right of every Pakistani national, and it is requested that the writ petition be fixed at an early date.” Earlier, Nawaz Sharif had asked the court to suspend his sentence and release him on…

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IHC reserves Nawaz’s petition seeking suspension of jail sentence in Al-Azizia verdict

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday has reserved judgment on maintainability of apeal filed by Nawaz Sharif challenging the Al-Azizia reference verdict of the Accountability Court. A two-member bench comprising of Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq heared the petition and remarked that until the hearing of the appeal, the petitioner s sentence could not be suspended. Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Harris told the court that the appeal was not set for hearing yet  perhaps  due to holidays. Sharif’s legal team had last week pleaded with the court…

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CJP expresses displeasure on rescheduling dam ceremony without being informed

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday expressed displeasure over rescheduling in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mohmand Dam, and not being informed accordingly, and hinted that he might not participate in it. The ceremony was rescheduled from from January 2 to January 13. Meanwhile, the Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda offered him an apology on behalf of the government. Reportedly, the CJP presided over a hearing in the case concerning the construction of the Nai Gaj Dam in Sindh, and subsequently summoned…

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Govt to continue its drive against corrupt mafia: Info Minister

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain says the government will continue its drive against the corrupt mafia as per its manifesto to purge the country of the menace of corruption and money laundering. He was addressing a joint news conference along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on accountability Shehzad Akbar in Islamabad this afternoon. He said the government is not interfering in the professional work of all the investigating agencies but has only given them a free hand to perform their obligations in an independent atmosphere. The Minister…

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