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Mohmand dam to be built at any cost, says Faisal Vawda

KARACHI: Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda on Friday said Mohmand dam will be constructed, come rain or shine, ARY News reported. “I request all the people of Pakistan to let the dams be built,” he said while addressing a public gathering, to hear the grievances of people, followed by a press conference in his constituency NA-249 in Karachi. The water resources minister said following 18th Amendment, it was a provincial matter to supply water to people. Acknowledging the existence of problems, Faisal Vawda…

18th Amendment: SC hears federal hospitals’ case

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a petition related to transfer of federal government hospitals to provinces under the 18th Amendment, ARY News reported on Friday. A counsel informed the bench that the case has been pending with the Lahore High Court (LHC). The lawyer of Sindh government argued that the court had ruled on June 09 for constitution of a larger bench for hearing of the case. The CJP asked, which hospitals of Sindh have been (in federal control). The Jinnah…

Quality of education, health decreased due to 18th Amendment : Fawad Chaudhry

LAHORE: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said that quality of education and health has decreased in the provinces due to the 18th Amendment and added that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) government is trying to make things better, ARY News reported. Talking to ARY News' program 'Sawal Yeh hai', Fawad Chaudhry alleged Pakistan Peoples Party senior leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari for politicizing the issue of 18th Amendment and added that in fact no amendment could be made in the…

Rolling back 18th Amendment not cakewalk: Murad Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday said that the policy and stand of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on 18th Constitutional Amendment was very loud and clear. “If anybody attempts to roll it back I can’t do anything but it is not as much easy as is being considered,” he said and added that the provinces should be made more autonomous instead of making attempts to take away their autonomy. He was talking to media after meeting Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar at his Supreme Court…

‘Provinces have created a state within a state after 18th Amendment’

KARACHI: While speaking to the participants in the 26th course of National Institute of Management (NIM), Quetta, Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar said, "Provinces have created a state within a state after 18th Amendment." He made these remarks during his speech and recorded his complaint further saying, “We have mandate of Karachi, but we are unable to do what we want to do for the people due to shortage of funds”. The funds under the Karachi Package would be released soon to the city, the Mayor expressed his hopes. “We…

Saeed Ghani says PM’s statement on Karachi master plan violation of 18th Amendment

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Local Government on Sunday said Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement about giving master plan to Karachi was a blatant violation of the 18th Amendment of the Constitution of Pakistan, ARY News reported. In a reaction to his speech at the Sindh Governor House, the provincial minister said Imran should be concerned about solid waste disposal of Peshawar instead of Karachi. He said the chief justice during his recent visit had express satisfaction over cleanliness in the megalopolis. This…

Gilgit-Baltistan enjoys rights at par with rest of country: PM

GILGIT: While inaugurating various development projects in Gilgit Baltistan on Sunday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the people of Gilgit Baltistan have now acquired the same basic rights as other citizens of Pakistan.   He said that Gilgit-Baltistan has been granted permission to have its own civil services and it will also be given a quota in the Civil services of Pakistan. “In the light of GB Order 2018, all authority will be in the hands of the chief secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan including the right…