Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

 

FBR to take action against 196 of its employees for taking BISP benefit

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ISLAMABAD, JAN 28 (DNA) – The Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) has initiated a stern disciplinary action against as many as 196 of its employees who had been benefitting from the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) assistance meant for the poor. A list formed by the FBR includes seven government officers of grade 17, two of grade 14, 10 of grade 11 and others. In a post on Twitter, BISP Chairper¬son Dr Nishtar had revealed that (in total) 2,543 government officers of grade-17 and above had got themselves registered amongRead More


IHC restrains auction of Ishaq Dar’s house in Lahore

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ISLAMABAD, JAN 28 (DNA) – Islamabad High Court on Tuesday issued restraining order against the accountability court’s decision regarding auction of former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s Lahore house.   The high court suspended November 07, 2019, decision of the accountability court on a petition of Mrs Tabassum Ishaq, the spouse of Ishaq Dar.   A bench of the IHC comprises of Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Lubna Saleem Pervez issued the restraining order.   The bench also issued notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and summoned its replyRead More


PM vows to tackle profiteers and hoarders with iron hands

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ISLAMABAD, JAN 28 (DNA) : Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to tackle profiteers and hoarders with iron hands who are responsible for bringing inflation in the country.   Briefing media on cabinet meeting in Islamabad this afternoon, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said at the outset of the meeting the Prime Minister vowed to take every step to provide relief to the people who are facing the brunt of inflation.   Imran Khan also directed Ministry of National Food Security andRead More


24 NUMS students selected for Ehsaas undergraduate scholarships

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ISLAMABAD, JAN 28 (DNA) – The Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC) of the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Project held its first meeting at the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Rawalpindi to recommend students who applied for the scholarships. The meeting evaluated financial needs of the applicants, shortlisted, and recommend the students who fulfilled the defined eligibility criteria of the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Project. Out of 100 applications received at NUMS, 24 students, including 12 female and 12 male students, were recommended by the Committee for the scholarships. The selected studentsRead More


Scouts transform nation by developing civic sense: President Alvi

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ISLAMABAD, JAN 28 (DNA) – President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday, terming scouts as ‘first physical and knowledgeable tier’ of a society, said the volunteer youth force could significantly transform a nation by developing its civic sense at grassroots level. In his address after taking oath as Chief Scout of Pakistan at Aiwan-e-Sadr, President Alvi said scouts had the potential to play constructive role in areas including sensitizing people on literacy, hygiene, fighting corruption and controlling fake news with an objective of betterment of community. President Dr Alvi was administeredRead More


AIOU to enroll students for short courses till February 21

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ISLAMABAD  JAN 28 (DNA)  : Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced that it will enroll students for 18 skill-based short courses till February 21.   These courses are aimed at generating self-employment opportunities, enabling the people to earn their livelihood and take part in the country’s socioeconomic development.   The skill-based courses include motor-welding, plumber, electrician, steel fixer, civil surveyor, draftsman, refrigerator and air-conditioner mechanic, computer hardware and software mechanic.   According to Director Admissions, these courses would help enhancing capacity building of the people who are already engagedRead More