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?
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
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.
. . . →Read More:Elite schools in Punjab to reserve 10% seats for underprivileged students
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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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.
. . . →Read More:Rs.38 billion unaccounted for by Punjab Govt
“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
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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The death of three lion cubs at the Karachi Zoo,and the disappearance of a fourth,highlights the dearth of professionals trained in the care of animals,and an apparent indifference on the part of senior officials charged with overseeing the upkeep of the country’s zoological gardens.
. . . →Read More:Karachi Zoo Yet Another Victim Of Incompetence
The Punjab government has issued a new “austerity policy” for this financial year banning tours abroad by parliamentarians at government expense and the purchase of cars and other goods.
Exceptions to the policy can be authorised by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif,or in the case of small purchases,an austerity committee headed by the . . . →Read More:Only tea and biscuits at government functions