THE RAPE AND VIDEO TAPING OF KIDS, OR IS IT A CASE OF A LAND DISPUTE?

A high-level inquiry committee formed by the Punjab government to investigate allegations of authorities’ inaction to check instances of child sex abuse and blackmailing by a gang in Husain Khanwala and other villages in Kasur district concluded that reports of child molestation are baseless.

Senior minister of the Punjab government, Rana Sanaullah, while talking to . . . → Read More: THE RAPE AND VIDEO TAPING OF KIDS, OR IS IT A CASE OF A LAND DISPUTE?

China machinery engineering corporation signed deal for indigenous coal in energy sector

A MoU was signed between the Punjab government and the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for mechanical mining of indigenous coal in Salt Range here on Sunday.

Secretary Minerals Dr Arshad Mahmood signed the MoU on behalf of the Punjab government while Vice President Jingkai on behalf of the CMEC. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif . . . → Read More: China machinery engineering corporation signed deal for indigenous coal in energy sector

New National Hockey Stadium to be completed soon

The Shahnaz Sheikh Hockey Stadium in Rawalpindi will be ready to host international tournaments by the end of this year when an astrotruf and a pavilion will be constructed.

Talking to APP, Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh, who is also the national team coach, said the Punjab government . . . → Read More: New National Hockey Stadium to be completed soon

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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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 . . . → 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 . . . → Read More: Laptops can revolutionize the educational sector: CM Shahbaz