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The petitioner submitted that Pakistan is a rich country and its all provinces have the potential of becoming an independent state, adding that the leadership of the country never worked for its development by not devolving the powers at a lower level. "Sindh is also a rich province but so-called Waderas, ...
Going by the spirit of the 1940 resolution, Pakistan was proposed to be an arrangement whereby the constituting units, meaning the provinces -- which existed long before Pakistan -- were to form independent 'states'. Although originally this was supposed to be within British India, yet shortly after it ...

Besides pledging to take steps to control the water crisis, the federation and provinces also signed a charter to announce a water emergency in the country. ... A groundwater authority will be set up in each province to ensure transparency and sustainability, while technology will be brought in use to ...
"We demanded for taking all the four provinces into consideration while allocating funds." The Sindh CM alleged that the prime minister wanted to "forcefully" get an approval for the summary. "We were told at the meeting that 'your approval is not required.'" "To that, we replied that there was no reason ...
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was not limited to any of the provinces, but was a gigantic project for the whole country. "It is not a project that is only about ...
Abbasi referred to the demand for the creation of Hazara province as well as for other federating units in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. He mentioned the adoption of two resolutions in the Punjab assembly in the last two years, about the restoration of Bahawalpur province ...

Referring to the move by more than half a dozen lawmakers belonging to south Punjab to quit the ruling party and struggle for the creation of a separate province, the premier said, "I read news articles about five to six people holding a press conference and demanding a separate province for South Punjab.
Dr Hidayat Bhutto, a London based activist of the World Sindhi Congress, said, "It's a long standing problem that Punjab establishment is trying to build Kalabagh Dam, a proposed hydroelectric dam on the Indus River, through Supreme Court of Pakistan which has been rejected by all other three provinces. Punjab Province
Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, or KP, has not always been recognized as a digital economy. Sharing a border with Afghanistan, the province experienced a period of instability and militancy over several decades that saw outmigration and the decline of private industries. Since then, the ... jobs
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Pakistani police say a road accident on a highway in the south has killed seven members of a family, including a newlywed couple. Officer Aslam Aqilani said on Friday that only a 2-year-old girl, who was thrown out of the car in the crash, survived when an SUV rear-ended ...
The Election Commission of Pakistan has accepted the papers of the 39-year-old Krishna Kumari who was nominated by the ruling PPP for a Senate seat ... Lahore: Krishna Kumari Kohli from Thar in Pakistan's Sindh province will become the first-ever Hindu woman Senator in the Muslim-majority country, ...
Major separatist factions and leading ethno-nationalist politicians active in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan have denied engaging in secret talks with Chinese officials keen on preserving their country's $60 billion investments. Sources within the insurgent factions, however, claim that ...
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says it has been given three months to prove it is doing enough to stay off an international watch list for countries that fail to curb the financing of terror groups. Pakistan has been scrambling to stay off the list compiled by the Financial Action Task Force, which is currently meeting in ...
LAHORE, Pakistan — A Pakistani prosecutor says the serial child killer who was given the death sentence last week for killing eight children in eastern Punjab province has filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence. Munir Siyal said on Tuesday that Mohammad Imran filed the appeal in Lahore's ...
Raza Rabbani. However, 18 of its 26 senators are retiring on March 11. Only nine of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party's 27 senators will be stepping down at that time. Given the strength of the PML-N in the Punjab Assembly, it is expected that all 12 of the senators from that province ...
This is the second incident of firing in less than a month at the session court in Lahore, capital city of Pakistan's east Punjab Province. On Jan. 31, unknown number of gunmen opened fire outside the premises of session court in Lahore. A police officer and under-trial prisoner were killed while another ...
Punjabi, which is widely spoken in Punjab province of Pakistan, Pashto and many other native languages have not been declared official languages of the country. According to Dawn News, Pakistanis are more interested in learning the Chinese language than ever as they see the tides changing and ...

LAHORE: Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman has invited Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif to visit the region and hold a public meeting there. He met the PML-N chief along with a delegation at his Jati Umra residence and discussed matters pertaining to devolvement projects ...
Islamabad: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), which issues at least one press release a day to build its shattered image, has asked Chairmen of the Provincial Quality Control Boards of Punjab, Sindh, KPK, Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, and AJK to ensure strict compliance of Drug Sales ...
(Dunya News) – United Nations Development Programme has released a new poverty report that indicates stark regional disparities within Pakistan with Balochistan being the poorest province of the country. Each province has been ranked on its citizens living below the poverty line, which is defined as ...
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said on Sunday that terrorism is an international issue still rife even in the US but we have successfully eliminated it through our political will and with the support of people of Pakistan, particularly of Karachi. Delivering his address at Naya Nazimabad during ...
The Senate consists of a total of 104 members — 23 each from the four provinces, eight from FATA and four from Islamabad Capital Territory. The 23 seats of each province break down into 14 general seats, four each for women and technocrats and one for minorities. While the total term for a senator is six ...
LAHORE: The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department is going to establish police stations in the province, besides revival of check posts at the province's entry and exit points, to curb the flow of narcotics. Narcotics Director General Raja Zahid was actively working to establish the police stations after being ...
He also regretted the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) government for its step-motherly attitude towards the smaller province. He said ... would only be viable if all the federating units were given equal treatment adding that PML-N has leadership always trampled upon the rights of small provinces.
ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister Amir Muqam Khan has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has failed to provide good ... to a private news channel, he said that Imran Khan held double standards regarding accountability and failed to hold accountable any person in the province.
KARACHI: Panelists part of a discussion on the prevalent abysmal situation of Pakistan's restive Balochistan province likened the current circumstances of the area to that of East Pakistan before it seceded and became Bangladesh. The session was held to mark the book launch of A Cry for Justice: ...
Saeed was also leading the Mehsud Taliban, a faction of the group in Pakistan's northwestern Waziristan Agency. His vehicle was targeted in Margha area of Barmal district in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province bordering with North Waziristan, his close aide told Anadolu Agency over the phone ...
Azra Perveen entered the brightly lit lobby of the Violence Against Women Center in Pakistan's Punjab province on a late September day, the words “Protect. Serve. Empower.” written on the wall. Perveen began recounting her story at the front desk, before heading to the center's counseling department.
After receiving a go ahead from party leadership sometime before the Senate schedule is announced, the aspirants transfer their vote to the province from where ... In a Federation like Pakistan where Punjab, one of the federating units, has over 50 per cent of the population and hence a key role in decision ...
ISLAMABAD: The deadline to file nomination papers for a seat in the Senate from the provincial assemblies ended at 4pm today. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 34 candidates submitted nomination papers from Punjab: 21 nominations were submitted for general seats, five each ...
Officials in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province are gathering data - basic information, history and references – to shortlist 28,000 imams (prayer leaders). ... will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 10,000, under a new scheme introduced by the provincial government, led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party.
Protesters angry over the killing of a young man have set fire to a Taliban office in the northwestern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Tribal leaders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's southern city of Dera Ismail Khan say hundreds of Pashtun tribespeople torched the office of a pro-government Taliban ...
A Pakistani court has sentenced one man to death and handed life terms to five others for murdering a student who was falsely accused of blasphemy. Twenty-five others ... The 25-year-old was studying mass communications at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He described ...
Angry protestors in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday stormed the offices of a militant group that allegedly killed a university student from South Waziristan region. Protestors attacked at least two buildings believed to be occupied by Taliban militants in Shaikh Yousef village of Dera ...
The cabinet approved singing of arrangements on mutual cooperation in the field of justice administration between the Ministry of Law and Justice of Pakistan and the Ministry of Justice of Tunisia. The cabinet approved enforcement of the Costs of Litigation Act, 2017 with effect from March 1, 2018.
6 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani security forces arrested 11 militants during multiple operations conducted in southwestern Balochistan province on Tuesday, the ... said that paramilitary frontier corps carried out intelligence-based operations in Surkhab, Kanak Valley and near Moro River areas of the province.
LAHORE: Asif Ali Zardari, the former president of Pakistan and the co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP), said that his party would emerge victorious across the country in the upcoming elections. “We will win from Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh.” The PPP co-chairman said ...
Lahore: Hamad Obaid Al Za'abi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, met with Malek Mohammad Rafique Rajwana, Governor of Punjab, to discuss relations between the UAE and Pakistan, during an official visit to the Punjab Province. During the meeting, the Governor of Punjab hailed the developmental and ...
Lahore: Bhagat Singh should be accorded Pakistan's highest gallantry award 'Nishan-e-Haider' and his statue be installed at Lahore's Shaadman Chowk ... In its fresh application to Pakistan's Punjab province government, the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation said Singh had sacrificed his life for the ...
During the hearing of the provincial government's appeal, the three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justices Umar Ata Bandiyal and ... The IG will also have complete authority to order transfers and postings in the province, the court observed.
Pakistan this week launched a drive against polio across the country. In a separate attack in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, assailants killed two policemen. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the attacks. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack. Pakistan ...
In Islamabad, Pakistan's military in a statement said three women were included among the five villagers wounded by Indian fire. It said Pakistani troops "effectively responded" to the Indian fire near Sialkot, which lies in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province but shares a frontier with Kashmir. Pakistani news ...
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has notified the shares of districts/agencies, Fata and Islamabad Capital Territory for the seats of ... The province — which has an area larger than its population needs — will have 16.01 shares in the National Assembly and 51 in the provincial assembly.
A four-year-old girl was raped before being strangled to death in northwest Pakistan, a district mayor and doctors have said. The body of the victim, who is being named as Asma, was found in a sugarcane field on Sunday in the Jandarpar Gujjar Garhi district of Mardan city, a day after she went missing.
Grief spills over to anger in infamous Pakistan city ... Residents walk along a street in Kasur in Pakistan's Punjab province. The rape and murders of a dozen children by a suspected serial killer have terrified parents in central Pakistan, and prompted soul-searching over how the country fails to protect its ...
A central Philippine province declared a state of calamity on Tuesday as a volcano spewed lava that reached the limits of a six-km radius no-go zone and spread ash on nearby farming villages. Mount Mayon, a volcano in Albay province in the coconut-growing central Bicol region, has been erupting since ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — Hundreds of Afghans in Logar province pitched in to recognize President Donald Trump with a gold medal for bravery after his administration suspended aid to Pakistan. Community members from tribal leaders down to cobblers chipped in 45,000 afghanis, or about $650, to pay for ...
A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday The Associated Press. A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Pakistani authorities launched an anti-polio campaign in Punjab province as polio remains endemic in Pakistan.
A community gathering in Afghanistan's Logar Province has awarded U.S. President Donald Trump a “bravery” medal, thanking him for his tough stance against Pakistan. Said Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan on January 14 that more than 300 ...
The port of Gwadar, a staple of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, is located in the southwestern Balochistan province, bordering Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province.The troubled province also hosts one of the five U.S. military bases located in Afghanistan. If the NATO supply line to Afghanistan ...


 

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