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PSCA issues law & order stats, police performance review

LAHORE: Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) has issued law and order statistics along with Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control and Communication Center's (PPIC3) performance review for October 2018. Authority’s Operations Monitoring Center secured more than 25,980 observations that warranted FIRs in 15 cases by proactive policing and interception of more than 103 suspicious persons by PRU and Dolphin Squad and a thorough probing of 5,032 suspicious vehicles. A total of 4,384 vehicles and motor bikes were spotted…

Peshawar Police issue threat alert for Maulana Fazl

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Police on Saturday issued a security threat alert for Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman. A Senior Superintendent of Peshawar Police informed him about the threat through a letter. He advised Maulana not to visit Peshawar, which Fazl ignored and paid the visit to the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Nevertheless, JUI-F leader Maulana Rashid Soomro has sought foolproof security for Ameer of his party, saying that the letter about security threat could not weaken their…

PM directs to bring electricity tariff, crackdown on power theft

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed for immediate steps to bring down the electricity prices and reduce additional burden on consumers due to pilferage and other damages in the power sector. The prime minister, while chairing a meeting of energy task force before his departure to Saudi Arabia, said it is unacceptable that common people suffer due to theft and mismanagement of others. The meeting was given a detailed briefing on the energy sector, and informed that a comprehensive energy policy is being…

Saqib Nisar reviews issues of Mangla Power House

JHELUM: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday toured Magla Dam along with a delegation of Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and reviewed all the issues of Mangla Power House, ARY News reported. Relevant officials gave him detailed briefing on Magla Dam and the power house during his brief stay at Wapda Rest House. The chief justice was informed about low water reception at the dam the following year and production of electricity through it. Wapda officials, the chief engineer, resident…

PM’s assistant, Qatari ambassador discuss issues of employment of Pakistanis in Qatar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari with Ambassador of Qatar Saqr Bin Mubarak Al Mansouri discussed the issues of employment of Pakistanis in Qatar and Qatari investments in Pakistan. Both the dignitaries on Monday discussed issues of mutual interests. The ambassador informed Bukhari that the Qatari government was planning to create 100,000 additional jobs for skilled Pakistanis in Qatar. Furthermore, the special assistant to the PM proposed to establish a think tank…

KBA delegation discusses problems of lawyer community with Sindh CM

KARACHI: A 17-member delegation of Karachi Bar Association (KBA) on Monday called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and discussed issues of the lawyer community with him. Chief Minister’s Advisor on Information Murtaza Wahab was also present on this occasion. Murad Shah acknowledging the sacrifices of the lawyers community for restoration of democracy said that he has special regards for them. “Our father of nation Quid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was a leading lawyer and founder of PPP and prime minister…

War no option for resolving issues between Pakistan, India: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said war was not an option for resolving issues between two nuclear-armed neighbours, ARY News reported. "There is no military solution. The only solution is dialogue," he said while talking to a foreign news channel about relations between Pakistan and India. "(We are) two neighbours with outstanding issues.. (We are) atomic powers. How do you fix things," he wondered. To a query about relationship between Pakistan and the United States, he said we wanted…

Customs court once again issues arrest warrants for Ayyan Ali

RAWALPINDI: Ordering arrest of Ayyan Ali, a special court on customs, excise and taxation in Rawalpindi on Saturday issued bailable warrants for her in the currency smuggling case owing to her continual absence from court. Presiding over the court, Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta said that the model failed to show up despite repeatedly being summoned at the hearings. The court warned that if the accused was not produced before it on October 6 then strict action would be taken against her. Read More: Customs court issues…

Murad wants CCI to take up all pending issues of Sindh, including Karachi’s water share

KARACHI: Presiding over pre-39th the Council of Common Interests (CCI) meeting, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday directed the chief secretary to write a letter to the CCI secretariat for including all the pending issues of the province on the agenda of the forthcoming CCI meeting. The meeting was attended by Minister for Excise & Taxation Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Minister for Energy Imtiaz Shaikh, Chief Secretary Major (retd) Azam Suleman, Principal Secretary Sohail Rajput, the provincial secretaries…

Pakistan, Dutch govts pledge to work on issues of mutual interest

ISLAMABAD: The governments of Pakistan and the Netherlands have agreed to continue working together on issues of mutual interest, ARY News reported. Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Stef Blok on Friday reiterated his government's position of disassociation with avowed anti-Islamist politician Geert Wilders' activities and assured of continued cooperation. He said this in a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. This was the second telephonic conversation between the two foreign ministers…