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CM Sindh orders registration of FIR against water theft

KARACHI: Sindh caretaker Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman has directed Irrigation department to take strict action against water theft by registering FIR so that water could be provided to the tail-enders. He took this decision on Monday while presiding over a joint meeting of Agriculture & Irrigation departments here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Minister for irrigation Khair Mohammad Junejo, Minister Irrigation Mushtaq Shah, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajpout,…

Will provide environment for transparent polls: Punjab CM

LAHORE: Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hassan Askari on Saturday said the interim set-up has to serve the public within a stipulated time so as to remove the concerns of people through its performance. Speaking to the media after paying a visit to the national poet Allama Iqbal’s mausoleum to pay his respects, he said he has come to serve the country for a fixed period and that the purpose of his assuming the office of the chief executive of the province for an interim period is to hold transparent elections. Dr…

Parliamentary panel fails to agree on caretaker CM of Balochistan

QUETTA: A parliamentary committee on Wednesday failed to evolve consensus on a name for the post of the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan and recommended forwarding the matter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for a final decision. A meeting of the committee was held in the provincial capital today which remained inconclusive as the government representatives didn’t turn up. Out of a total six members, only three opposition members -Sanaullah Zehri, Abdul Malik Baloch and Syed Liaqat Agha - attended…

‘Khosa excuses to be Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab’

LAHORE: Former chief secretary of Punjab Nasir Saeed Khosa has excused to accept the office of the Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, sources said. According to sources, Mr. Khosa was not consulted before his name was recommended for the top slot of the interim setup in Punjab. Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodur Rashid said the party is taking back its decision to install Mr. Khosa as caretaker chief minister owing to public backlash. He said a new name for the position will be made…

PTI withdraws Nasir Khosa’s name for Punjab caretaker CM

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday had a change of heart when it withdrew the name of former bureaucrat Nasir Saeed Khosa for the office of caretaker chief minister of Punjab.  Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodur Rashid said the party is taking back its decision to install Mr. Khosa as caretaker chief minister owing to public backlash. He said a new name for the position will be made public soon after consultation with party leaders.  The opposition leader said the…