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Four more ministers inducted in Sindh cabinet

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday inducted four more ministers increasing the provincial cabinet to sixteen members and two advisers. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail administered oath to the new minister at a simple ceremony held at the Governor House. The ministers who took oath include Taimur Talpur, Syed Awais Shah, Murtaza Baloch and Abdul Bari Pitafi. Taimur Talpur is son of MNA Nawab Yousuf Talpur and is MPA from Umerkot district. Syed Awais Shah is MPA from Sukkur, Murtaza Baloch from…

PTI has a number of leaders capable enough to become CMs: Andleeb Abbas

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Andleeb Abbas on Saturday said that her party has several leaders who think they are capable enough to become chief minister, ARY News reported on Saturday. "When there are too many choices, the choice is difficult and some problems are very good to have. A lot of PTI members believe that they are capable for the responsibility," Andleeb said while talking to ARY News.  She said PTI chief Imran Khan selected his team members after due deliberation and since the post…

Secy blames lack of funds for inadequate educational facilities in Balochistan

QUETTA: The Supreme Court resumed today the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to lack of basic amenities such as healthcare, education and potable water in Balochistan province. Headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, the three-judge bench of the apex court, which also comprised of Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, is hearing the case at the Quetta registry. During the course of hearing, Secretary Education Noorul Haq Baloch blamed lack of facilities in educational institutions on shortage of…

CJP questions three Balochistan CMs’ performance over 4 years

QUETTA: Taking exception to lack of basic necessities, including clean water, proper healthcare and free education, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday summoned the current and two former chief ministers of Balochistan province to explain what they have done during their respective tenures for the welfare of the people of the province. Headed by the chief justice, a three-judge bench of the apex court was hearing suo motu cases with regard to poor healthcare facilities, non-provision of potable water,…

Population Census on March 15 next year

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to begin Population Census in the country on March 15th, next year. The CCI in its meeting also decided that the house listing and census operation may be carried out in one go. According to Radio Pakistan, the meeting also decided that the Population Census may be held in two phases and each phase may be carried out in all the provinces simultaneously. The Council of Common Interests agreed that Census…

Chief Ministers to chair committees for NAP implementation

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Ministers of all four provinces and Gilgit Baltisitan as well as the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir will head respective committees for the implementation of the National Action Plan. The decision was made on Friday during a meeting chaired by National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. (retd) Nasir Janjua which overviewed the 20-point National Action Plan. Janjua briefed the meeting about the practical steps taken and the obstacles faced over the implementation of the comprehensive plan. It was…

PM chairs national security meeting

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the National Security Committee has been underway here with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in chair, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The meeting will discuss the tensions with India at the Line of Control (LoC). Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, other services chiefs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood, DG ISI Lt.Gen. Rizwan Akhtar, Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security Nasir Janjua, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz,…