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PM Imran constitutes 18-member Economic Advisory Council

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday constituted an 18-member Economic Advisory Council to ensure the availability of best possible professional advice to the government. The Economic Advisory Council shall be chaired by the prime minister himself, Radio Pakistan reported. The council would help to optimise and synergise the formulation and implementation of economic and financial policies of the government. It comprises some of the most learned and well-respected experts, academics and practitioners of…

Sindh CM directs police to remove encroachments from GTS, landfill sites within 48 hours

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday directed police to remove encroachments within 48 hours from transfer stations, landfill sites in Karachi, ARY News reported. "The process of lifting garbage and cleanliness of the city has been started but all the institutions have to extend their support to solid waste management so that they could perform to the best of their capacity purely on modern and on scientific mode in the interest of this city and its people," he said while presiding over a high…

Sindh CM constitutes inquiry committee into NTS paper leak

KARACHI: On instruction of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Shah, the health department has constituted a five-member inquiry committee to probe the allegations of leaks of public sector medical colleges/universities entry test, National Testing Service (NTS) examination, papers conducted on October 22, 2017. The committee comprises Aijaz Ahmed Mahesar, special secretary health as chairman and Mohammad Akhlaq, director general health, Dr Khalil Ahmed Pathan, MS Government General Hospital Lyari, Mohsin Shailkh, additional…

LHC forms bench to hear petitions against Kulsoom’s nomination papers

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has constituted a three-member bench for hearing of petitions against approval of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for the by-poll in NA-120. The hearing will begin on September 6 (Wednesday). The three-member bench headed by Justice Qazi Ameenuddin was constituted by chief justice LHC to hear petitions filed by Pakistan Peoples Party’s candidate Faisal Mir and Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Ishtiaq Chaudhry. The other two members of the bench are Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza and…

‘No notification issued to ban Careem or Uber’

LAHORE: Chairman Punjab IT Board Umar Saif on Tuesday clarified that no notification has been issued to ban ride-hailing services Uber and Careem in Punjab, ARY News reported According to ARY News reporter Ulfat Mughal , Saif told media that Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has constituted a committee to devise policy to regulate the ride-hailing services but no notification has been issued to ban the service. “Since this is a new kind of business in Pakistan, so it is necessary to devise new policies for this,”…