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Punjab CM announces scores of development projects for Taunsa   

TAUNSA: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, during maiden visit to his home district since assuming the office, announced scores of development projects worth billions of rupees for Taunsa and adjacent areas on Saturday. According to a statement released form his office, CM Usman Buzdar inaugurated dialysis unit at THQ Taunsa and the Urban Bus Service. He laid foundation stone of Boys Degree College Shadan Lund, two-way Indus Highway, a police station and the buildings of Tehsil Complex. Addressing to members of…

Buzdar approves formation of shelter homes for needy passengers in Lahore

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday approved a proposal to build shelter homes in Lahore for needy passengers visiting the provincial capital, ARY News reported. According to a statement released from his office, the CM approved the pilot project to build five shelter homes for deserving passengers. The project will be completed within 60 days. "Welfare of the general public is an important agenda of PTI government and no stone will be left unturned in this regard. The purpose of building…

CM Buzdar orders indiscriminate action against criminals, mafias

LAHORE: Punjab chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the concerned authorities to take indiscriminate action against the criminals and mafias.     Punjab CM Usman Buzdar held two separate meetings with the legislators belonging to DG Khan and Sargodha on Wednesday. He listened to the problems of assembly members and issued instructions to the concerned authorities on the occasion. The CM said that strict action will be taken against land grabbers and encroachers. He said that process of mutual consultations with…

Equal distribution of resources helps eradicate poverty: CM Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that equal distribution of resources among the different segments of the society helps eradicate poverty. In his message on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Punjab CM Usman Buzdar said that poverty alleviation plays a key role in curbing the scourge of terrorism in the country. The Chief Minister said that revolutionary steps have been taken to alleviate poverty and thousands of low income families are benefiting from welfare-oriented…

Imran Khan says fully backs Usman Buzdar as Punjab CM nominee

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting all the criticism, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that he fully backs Usman Buzdar as his party's candidate for Punjab chief ministership, ARY News reported. In a tweet posted on his account after formally taking over as PM, Imran Khan said that this is the first time Punjab will have a CM from such a neglected area "who is acutely aware of what has to be done there". "I fully back him all the way," added the PM and PTI chief. Earlier in the day, he said that he wants to "make it clear"…

PTI’s Punjab CM nominee Usman Buzdar was accused of murder, fake appointments: reports

LAHORE: Soon after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and newly elected PM Imran Khan nominated Usman Buzdar as his party's candidate for Punjab Chief Minister slot, a background check revealed that the South Punjab politician had two cases registered against him, one of which is reportedly under investigation, ARY News reported. Buzdar, who hails from Dera Ghazi Khan area of South Punjab was nominated in a 1998 murder case in which he paid diyat (blood money) to reach compromise with the victims' heirs. The…

PTI to bring CM Punjab from South Punjab: sources

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday decided to nominate a South Punjab MPA for the position of Punjab chief minister, sources told ARY News. According to ARY News correspondent, Lahore heavy weights Aleem Khan and Yasmeen Rashid are out of the race as party has decided to bring someone from South Punjab as Chief Minister. A consultative meeting chaired by PTI chief and likely new prime minister Imran Khan is now mulling over names of Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, Muhammad Khan Laghari, Jahanzeb…

Media should mobilise voters for elections: Punjab CM

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr. Hassan Askari on Friday said that media should play its national responsibility for mobilization of voters for forthcoming elections. He said this while discussing implementation of code of conducts of Election Commission of Pakistan for media in a meeting with Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Saleem Baig in Lahore. The CM said media should perform its duty responsibly during electoral process on the election day. He said the caretaker…

Dr Hasan Askari takes oath as Punjab caretaker CM

LAHORE: Professor Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi on Friday took oath as the Punjab caretaker chief minister in a ceremony held in Lahore. Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana administered oath to Dr Askari, whose name for the provincial caretaker role was finalised by the Election Commission of Pakistan. Hassan Askari Rizvi is a political scientist who wrote over civil-military relations in Pakistan and is noted for his work in comparative politics, nuclear weapons, and the country’s domestic policy. He is professor emeritus of…

PML-N shortlists names for replacement of Nawaz Sharif: sources

ISLAMABAD: Amid the political turmoil in wake of Panama Papers case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is mulling over names for replacement of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif in case he gets disqualified. Since the ruling party has announced to accede to the Supreme Court’s orders, the PML-N leadership has reached a decision that the party will evade a confrontation with legal and constitutional bodies if the top court’s judgment comes against the premier and in that condition Nawaz Sharif will be replaced by one of…