Politics Archive

Punjab seeks WHO help to fight hepatitis C

LAHORE: Perturbed over ‘possible explosion’ of deadly hepatitis C in Pakistan, particularly in Punjab that accounts for 60-70 per cent of country’s disease burden, the provincial government has sought the help of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to check the epidemic. The …

Senate panel to take up seven bills tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice is set to take up a number of key legislations on Friday. The meeting of the committee headed by Javed Abbasi of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will discuss two constitution amendment bills moved …

Pakistan rejects US claims regarding CPEC financing

Pakistan has rejected US diplomat Alice Wells’ claims that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is financed solely through loans or non-concessional financing with sovereign guarantees. During the weekly media briefing on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui sought to set the …

NA committee slams Pemra over Vawda controversy

ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Mon­day expressed concern over the performance of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), describing the interpretation of its code of conduct a double standard. The committee has directed the Pemra …

Punjab spent record amount on development projects: minister

RAWALPINDI: Refuting Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhy’s claim that Punjab had not spent enough money on development projects, Provincial Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Sunday said Rs178 billion were utilised under the Annual Development Programme and Rs42 billion under public-private partnership, the …