Iqtidar Gilani

  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday again unanimously passed the Provincial Assembly (Privileges) (Amendment) Bill 2021, not considering governor’s objections.  The PA had earlier passed the bill on June 29 but sent back by Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar raising the objections ...

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  • LAHORE - Cement sector posted negative growth of 19.41 percent in July 2021. The total cement despatches in July 2021 were 3.899 million tons against 4.838 million tons during July 2020. Monsoon rains during the month and stoppage of construction activities due to Eid-ul-Azha seriously affected ...

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  • LAHORE - Expressing displeasure over the absence of Secretary Food during question hour, Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi on Monday adjourned the session without taking up any item on agenda. The session started more than one hour behind the scheduled time with Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi in the ...

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  • Lahore   -  Expressing displeasure over the absence of Secretary Food during question hour, Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi on Monday adjourned the session without taking up any item on agenda. The session started more than one hour behind the scheduled time with Speaker Ch ...

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  • LAHORE   -  Punjab Assembly Speaker Chauhdry Parvez Elahi on Friday adjourned the session without taking up any item on agenda like the last day for not producing ruling party legislator Nazir Chohan by FIA.  The last day, the Speaker made it clear that the session would be ...

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  • LAHORE - Infuriated by non-production of ruling party’s legislator Nazir Chohan, Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi adjourned the session for next day without taking up any item on agenda on Thursday.  Visibly perturbed Speaker threatened convening session on daily basis without ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi on Monday held the previous regime responsible for increase in crime rate, saying lack of manpower due to prolonged ban on recruitment affected performance of police.  Conducting PA proceedings during question hour on Home Department, he said ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday amended the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Bill, removing the clauses that recommended jail terms for journalists for reporting things that may violate privileges of the legislators. PML-Q’s Sajid Bhatti, who was also one of the movers of the ...

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  • LAHORE - Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has said that ongoing energy and electricity crisis is all due to mismanagement and flawed planning of the incumbent government.  Addressing a press conference at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Secretariat Model Town on Monday, ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Monday witnessed rare scene of adjournment of session without taking up single item on agenda due to lack of quorum. As the treasury failed to ensure presence of required number of legislators in the House after ringing of bells for five minutes and then even after ...

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  • Lahore    -  Opposition legislators in the Punjab Assembly on Friday demanded restoration of local governments in the province in light with the Apex Court verdict. The PA session started almost three hours behind the scheduled time with Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari in ...

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  • LAHORE   -   Opposition legislators in the Punjab Assembly on Friday demanded restoration of local governments in the province in light with the Apex Court verdict. The PA session started almost three hours behind the scheduled time with Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad ...

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  • LAHORE - Cement sector posted growth of 12.73 per cent in June 2021 compared to June 2020. Total cement dispatches during June 2021 were 5.211 million tons against 4.623 million tons dispatched during the same month of last fiscal year.According to the data released by All Pakistan Cement ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday passed supplementary budget to the tune of Rs229.83 billion for the fiscal year 2021-22 with majority. The approved supplementary grants included Rs 3,211 million for education, Rs 749 million for industries, Rs 4,561 million for public health, Rs 6,918 ...

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  • LAHORE  - Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid inaugurated Lahore Wear Mask Campaign at the GPO here on Wednesday.  Lahore Commissioner Captain (Retd) Usman Younis, Deputy Commissioner Mudassar Riaz Malik, Post Master General and other officials were present on the occasion. The ...

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  • LAHORE - Legislators from across the political divide resorted to usual blame game instead of giving desired input during debate on supplementary budget at the Punjab Assembly on Monday. Opposition accused the present regime of making lives of the masses miserable by adopting wrong economic ...

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  • LAHORE - The Saudi Council for Health Specialities has recognised postgraduate degrees of two public sector medical universities in seven specialities, paving way for aspirant consultants to earn their livelihood in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Besides giving opportunities to fresh postgraduates, ...

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  • LAHORE   -   The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed the Finance Bill 2021-22 with majority. Law Minister Raja Basharat laid the Schedule of Authorised Expenditure for the Year 2021-22 and also introduced the Ghazi National Institute of Engineering and Sciences, Dera Ghazi Khan ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid inquired after health of Johar Town bomb blast victims at Jinnah Hospital on Wednesday. Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College Professor Arif Tajammaul, MS Jinnah Hospital Dr Yahya Sultan and senior consultants were also present. The Health Minister ...

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  • LAHORE - Budget debate continued at Punjab Assembly on Saturday with legislators from across the political divide resorting to usual point-scoring instead of giving proper input on proposed allocations. Opposition members accused the government of making lives of the masses miserable by adopting ...

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  • Treasury benches welcome budget, terming it balanced and best LAHORE    -  Legislators from across the political divide ex-pressed different views on proposed allocations dur-ing general debate on budget for the fiscal year 2011-22 in the Punjab Assembly on Friday. Opposition ...

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  • Hamza accuses PTI regime of damaging economy, making life of masses miserable LAHORE   -  Unlike pandemonium at the National Assembly, sanity prevailed as Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz opened budget debate at the Punjab Assembly on Thursday without any major interruption from the ...

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  • LAHORE - Improvement in economic indicators has helped the Punjab government in presenting growth-oriented budget for fiscal year 2021-22 in line with the PTI manifesto. Addressing a post-budget conference here at Chief Minister's House on Tuesday, Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakhat said ...

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  • LAHORE - Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht on Monday unveiled Rs2.653 trillion tax-free and relief-laden budget for the fiscal year 2021-22, amid rumpus from the Opposition. Led by Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz, PML-N legislators resorted to prolong protest that continued till ...

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  • LAHORE - Terming 10 per cent increase in government employees salaries a joke with people, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) General Secretary Ahsan Iqbal has demanded at least 20-25 per cent raise.  Addressing a Press conference at PML-N Secretariat Model Town on Saturday, he accused the ...

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  • LAHORE   -  Punjab government has decided to block SIMs of people not getting vaccinated and start walk-in vaccination of over 18 years of age group from June 12. Decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid at Civil Secretariat here on ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Irrigation Minister Mohsin Khan Leghari has said that water conservation was collective responsibility as depleting resources have become a biggest threat.Talking to Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Mian Tariq Misbah and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry here ...

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  • LAHORE   -  State Bank of Pakistan Governor Dr Reza Baqir has said that financing of cottage industry up to Rs10 million without collateral would start soon.  Talking to Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Mian Tariq Misbah and Vice President Tahir Manzoor ...

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  • LAHORE   -  Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said Saturday that the Opposition had an important role in a democratic dispensation and PPP, PML-N should support the government in passage of election and judicial reforms initiatives. Talking to reporters ...

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  • LAHORE - Cement sector showed excellent growth of 49.86 per cent in May 2021. Total cement dispatches during May 2021 were 3.947 million tonnes against 2.634 million tonnes dispatched during the same month of last fiscal year. According to the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers ...

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