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Special teams to collect waste in 24 hours: Punjab local govt minister

LAHORE: Directing for immediate steps to ensure cleanliness in all cities of the province, Punjab Minister for Local Government and Community Development Abdul Aleem Khan on Saturday said special teams will be constituted to collect waste in 24 hours. He directed the concerned authorities to make sure that waste from Lahore and other cities of Punjab was dumped at the land fill sites in 24 hours. The senior minister has given directions to the managing director of Solid Waste Management that in each union council waste…

Search for Pakistan’s new army chief likely to end in next 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: A decision about Pakistan’s new army chief is expected in the next few hours for which deliberations with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have already been made. The premier will name his pick on his return from Turkmenistan. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif is stepping down after winning the hearts of millions with his bruising campaign against militants, leaving a vacancy for arguably the most powerful job in the country. Whoever steps into General Sharif's shoes will play an outsize role…