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Cabinet approves national food security policies

Lahore : The federal cabinet which met here at the PM Office with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in chair approved Deep Sea Fishing Licensing Policy 2018 and the National Food Security Policy. The Cabinet also considered a summary for placement and deletion of names on Exit Control List (ECL) ... Read More »

Cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2018

Lahore : The federal cabinet on Tuesday gave in principle approval to the Hajj Policy 2018, with certain amendments, and decided not to increase Hajj dues this year under the Government Hajj Scheme. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting of federal cabinet here at the PM House during ... Read More »

ECC approves import duty exemption on material for NHA

Lahore : The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Friday, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid  Khaqan Abbasi, approved a proposal on exemption of tax duties for import of construction material for infrastructure projects of National Highway Authority under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This exemption would be applicable ... Read More »

PM approves establishment of Capital Mass Transit Authority

Lahore : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday approved, in principle, a proposal for the establishment of Capital Mass Transit Authority for the purpose of planning, operation and maintenance of Metro Bus Service that would ply between the new Islamabad International Airport and main residential areas of the federal ... Read More »

PM approves creation of HESCO through executive order

Lahore : Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday issued executive orders for the creation of Hazara Electricity Supply Company (HESCO) for speedy addressing of complaints, besides smooth power supply to consumers of the area, stated Deputy Speaker NA Murtaza Javed Abbasi while talking to APP here. He further said that ... Read More »

Punjab University Academic Council approves MBBS, BDS programs

Lahore : Punjab University Academic Council has approved bachelor’s level medical programs i.e. MBBS and BDS along with curriculum as taught in King Edward Medical University from the academic session 2017. The meeting was chaired by Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir in which PU Registrar Dr ... Read More »

Cabinet approves broad-based agenda of int’l cooperation

Lahore : A meeting of the Federal Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here Thursday approved a broad-based agenda including cooperation with other countries in air services, climate change, defence and financial intelligence.  AIR SERVICES: The cabinet approved accords for starting of negotiations on air services with aviation ... Read More »

Punjab Cabinet approves privatization of Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power

Lahore : A meeting of provincial cabinet was presided over by Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here today which approved unanimously privatisation of Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Private Limited Company. The meeting also approved setting up of Punjab Thermal Power Company Limited for new gas power project of 1200MW capacity ... Read More »

Punjab University Syndicate approves Rs 9 billion budget

Lahore : Punjab University Syndicate meeting, presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, on Thursday approved Rs 9 billion budget for the year 2017-18. The university expects a total grant of Rs 2.548 billion from Higher Education Commission, 38 percent of the total budget. To encourage research ... Read More »

NEC approves Rs2.5 trillion national development budget

Lahore : The National Economic Council (NEC) approved country’s consolidated development budget of Rs 2.5 trillion for the upcoming financial year (2017-18), showing highest-ever increase in the overall national outlay. This included Rs 1001 billion Federal Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), Rs 1112 billion provincial PSDP while Rs400 would be spent by various ... Read More »

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