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Water Resources Ministry awarded contract for Mohmand dam on merit: Vawda

KARACHI: In response to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)'s allegations on the Ministry of Water Resources, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda on Wednesday responded that his ministry had awarded contract for construction of Mohmand dam on merit, ARY News reported. "The contract is open for investigation, however you want it. The National Engineering Services Pakistan (NesPak) has already looked into the matter and confirmed that it was given on merit," Faisal Vawda said in a press conference adding that…

PM directs IG Sindh to de-politicise police, promote merit

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday directed Sindh police chief Syed Kaleem Imam to free his force from political influence and make appointments on merit, ARY News reported. He gave these directions while presiding over a meeting on law and order at State Guest House in the metropolis. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Karachi Corps Commander Lt. Gen Humayun Aziz, Rangers director general Major Gen Muhammad Saeed, and Sindh chief secretary as well as officials from the country’s…

In real democracy leader gets into power on merit, says Imran

CHARSADDA: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday said a leader gets into power on merit in a real democracy, while in a dynasty the leadership is not constituted on merit, ARY News reported. "Merit has been exterminated in the country and common men have not been let through to the top posts," he said while addressing a humungous crowd in Charsadda. He said the PTI was confronted with dynastic politics in Charsadda.  The PTI chief chided leadership of all the big parties responsible for…

CM Sindh directs merit-based recruitment

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has issued clear directives to all the provincial departments to fill vacant positions purely on merit. A statement issued by the spokesman of the CM House on Wednesday said that the provincial government has always followed merit in recruitment. An example is a recruitment in a police department where around 9000 policemen have been appointed purely on merit. Quoting another example, the spokesman said the recruitment of teachers and headmasters through National…

Abid Sher Ali hopes Panamagate verdict to be on merit

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali Monday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will stay in power and continue running the government affairs. “Nawaz is to stay in power and continue the journey of Pakistan’s development,” he said, talking to media outside the Supreme Court. The minister said, the JIT report carries no weight and it has based its report on certain evidences that are beyond facts. He criticized Sheikh Rashid’s political career, highlighting his role as Nawaz Sharif’s aide before…

ICJ issued no order to provide Jhadav consular access, says Sartaj

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaz Aziz on Saturday said that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has not issued any order with regard to consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav. "New Delhi will not succeed in its nefarious designs to hide subversive activities of its spy Kulbhushan Jhadav," talking to editors and senior anchors in Islamabad. He said that Pakistan has strong position regarding merit over the case of Indian spy.  No pronouncement has yet been made on merit and…