Punjab world record attempt postponed due to security threat

LAHORE: The Punjab government’s attempt to set world record of singing national anthem by maximum people has been postponed due to potential security threat.

The provincial government sources revealed that there was red alert threat to easy and soft target of school and college children at the Punjab University New Campus venue.

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A major achievement for women of Pakistan’s Punjab

The provincial government, announcing to observe March 8 this year as Women Empowerment Day, has passed the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013, at the Punjab Assembly.

The bill aims at giving more opportunities of socio-economic development to women and eliminating all kinds of discriminations against them.

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Local governments- a stage for political machinations?

By Sarah Eleazar

The upcoming local bodies’ election in Punjab has recently stirred a lot of controversy. The provincial assembly’s opposition benches have moved a petition against the Local Government Act 2013 claiming that holding party-less elections is a ruse by the ruling party to hijack the peoples’ mandate. It would turn the election in to . . . → Read More: Local governments- a stage for political machinations?

Punjab Govt supporting LeJ’s Malik Ishaq

Malik Ishaq enjoyed Punjab government’s financial assistance ever since the Sharif’s came to power in 2008, officials on condition of anonymity told The Express Tribune.

The accused terror kingpin belonging to banned Sunni outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), nominated in 44 cases in which 70 people were killed, allegedly received a monthly stipend, during imprisonment, from the Punjab . . . → Read More: Punjab Govt supporting LeJ’s Malik Ishaq

Elite schools in Punjab to reserve 10% seats for underprivileged students

By Mansoor Malik

LAHORE: The Punjab government has allocated Rs31.307 billion current and development budget for education sector for the financial year 2012-13, raising it by 15.35 per cent against current financial year allocation of Rs27.141 billion.

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Asma Jahangir reveals assassination threat

LAHORE: Human rights activist and prominent lawyer Asma Jahangir has accused “high-level security authorities” of having made a plan for her assassination. But she said at a press conference here on Tuesday that “I am not afraid nor will I leave the country”.

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Rs.38 billion unaccounted for by Punjab Govt

By  Anwer Sumra

The Punjab government is unable to explain where it has spent Rs38 billion, which is missing from its accounts for the current fiscal year, official sources told The Express Tribune.

The authorities are reluctant to reconcile the missing amount despite repeated letters of accountant general (AG), they said.

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LUMS, Google collaborate on Tech for People Initiative

“A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the Punjab government which will bring street views of some regions in the province. Google is committed to helping Pakistan progress,” said Google’s Public Policy and Government Affairs senior analyst William Fitzgerald while launching Technology for People Initiative (TPI) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences . . . → Read More: LUMS, Google collaborate on Tech for People Initiative

Laptops can revolutionize the educational sector: CM Shahbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has stressed upon the students receiving laptops to utilize computers as a weapon against poverty and ignorance and ensure a dignified status for the country by acquiring modern education. He said that distribution of laptops to students will bring about a revolution in education sector in Pakistan. He said that Punjab government will distribute a further three lakh laptops among brilliant students next year.

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saving future of thousands of young students

Future of hundreds of students hangs in the balance, as the Government Degree College in Kahuta is likely to be closed down due to suspension of grants by the Punjab government.

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