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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Two children per family enough: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Terming the burgeoning population a ticking time bomb, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday suggested that two children per family would help control it. The suggestion from the top judge came during the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to unchecked population growth. The chief justice directed the government, civil 78

January 15, 2019 7:43 AM Govt will 'need to take practical steps' if PPP does not bring change to Sindh, warns Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry warned on Tuesday that if the PPP is unable to bring change to Sindh and the chief minister does not resign, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government "will need to take practical steps". Chaudhry, while speaking to reporters upon arrival in Karachi, explained that the government wants "the PPP to bring change themselves" 75

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Need to bring development in lives of people stressed

ISLAMABAD: In a startling disclosure about prevalence of dialysis requirement among 85 percent outdoor patients visiting one hospital in Punjab's district of Bahawalpur out of total 1.38 million, Ministry of Planning Parliamentary Secretary Kanwal Shauzab said that the reprioritisation of development programme would be done to achieve social sector goals 72

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 12 civilians killed in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU: Twelve civilians were killed on Thursday during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials said on Friday. The west African country declared a state of emergency in several provinces at the end of last year and on Thursday replaced its army chief as it struggled to put a stop to a spate 67

January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Govt should stop dreaming of usurping rights of provinces: ANP

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain has deplored remarks about the 18th Amendment as unfortunate. In a statement on Friday, Iftikhar Hussain said the parliament had passed the amendment after thorough deliberation. He alleged that Imran Khan had been brought into power under a conspiracy. He said the conspirators 46

December 28, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab CNG stations to remain closed for two weeks

LAHORE: Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Ltd (SNGPL) on Thursday announced that compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations operating on re-liquified natural gas (RLNG) in Punjab will remain closed for two weeks with immediate effect. According to a notification issued by SNGPL, owing to suspension of RLNG supplies, the load management plan for CNG stations 73

December 23, 2018 12:00 AM 25 Taliban killed in three Afghan provinces

KABUL: Afghan security forces have killed at least 25 Taliban militants in three provinces, authorities said on Saturday. In eastern Nangarhar province, six Taliban militants were killed after Afghan Special Operations Forces launched an operation in Sara Rod district overnight, the provincial government said in a statement. The security forces also seized 44

December 23, 2018 12:00 AM Single agency to collect sales tax on goods, services

KARACHI: The federal and provincial governments have given nod for the establishment of a single sales tax collection agency on goods and services, sources said on Saturday. An official at the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) said the proposed agnecy will start operations in next three years. Currently, the federal government and all the four provincial 73

December 21, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Private SEZs to be treated like state-owned’

“We have so far received nine applications from private sector to set up private SEZs in different cities of Punjab, which are being considered for further approval,” a senior Board of Investment (BoI) official said while talking to Associated Press of Pakistan (APP). The official said the BoI was working on 100 days’ reforms agenda with a deadline of January 68

December 21, 2018 12:00 AM FAO to help Pakistan develop climate-resilient agriculture

ISLAMABAD: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will help Pakistan develop climate-resilient agriculture sector for food security and share knowledge to avert almost $700 million of annual losses to livestock caused by diseases, under a five-year agreement. Minister for National Food Security and Research Mehboob Sultan and FAO representative 64