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‘Government focusing on provision of quality healthcare facilities in province’

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said on Wednesday that PTI government is especially focusing on provision of quality healthcare facilities to the general public, ARY News reported.  This he stated, while meeting a delegation of alumni doctors of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) from USA and UK, who called on him at his office in Lahore today. “Government is focusing on provision of quality healthcare services to facilitate general public of the province,” said the Punjab CM, adding that the…

Paying special attention on health and education sectors, says Sarwar

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar on Sunday said government focusing on all sectors, specially health and education for provision of maximum facilities to the people. Talking to the journalists, here in Lahore today, he said issues cannot be resolved with ‘twinkling of an eye’,  the incumbent government's policies will start benefiting  masses in next six months' time. Responding to the critics, the governor said, PTI government has just completed 100 days, those who ruled 30 years were unable to present their…

IMF’s Lagarde urges India to focus on women in wake of child rapes

WASHINGTON: International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday called on India's leader to focus more on women in the wake of the "revolting" rape and murder of two young girls. While she praised the nation's economic performance, "what has happened is just revolting," Lagarde said when asked about the incidents in the past week involving a seven- and an eight-year-old girl. "I would hope that the Indian authorities, starting with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, pay more attention, because it is…

PM Abbasi’s Nepal visit concludes with CPEC, SAARC in focus

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's two-day visit to Nepal has not only provided an opportunity for the leadership of two countries to discuss bilateral matters but to also share views on issues of global and regional importance including CPEC and SAARC. In a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, particular focus was laid on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project, which was joined by Nepal…

FBR shifts focus on finding new taxpayers: special assistant to PM on revenue

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Khan has said Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been making concerted efforts for the broadening of tax base and the focus has shifted from burdening the existing taxpayers to finding new taxpayers. "All our energies are now concentrated on finding new taxpayers through an extensive taxpayer outreach programme which has helped us get a significant number of additional taxpayers till now as compared to the corresponding period last year," he said while…

PML-N should focus on threats facing Pakistan, says Nisar

LAHORE: Former interior minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said the ruling party should focus on the threats facing Pakistan, ARY News reported. "It is the time that the PML-N should come out of the state of indecisiveness now. We should rise above the personal interests and focus on the national interests and party, otherwise the party would also be affected along the individuals," he said talking to mediapersons here in Punjab House. He said he had…

Sindh CM directs secy education to focus on improving educational standard

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday directed the secretary education (colleges and schools) to pay special focus on improving educational standard. “This would happen when the teachers would take classes properly, check copies, give home work to students and personally involve in the system, otherwise nothing would improve,” he said presiding over a meeting with provincial Education Department officials. On this occasion, Murad Ali Shah expressed satisfaction on resumption of classes at Aisha…

Focus turns to U.S. data as China slowdown looms

NEW YORK: After a dizzying two weeks that saw a rapid plunge and rebound in equity prices, investors are looking forward to a week of economic data that may provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike and help tamp down the market's recent wild swings.