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Climate change ministry to recycle confiscated plastic bags


February 10, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change has decided to recycle the plastic bags it has confiscated since banning them in the capital into waste bins, flowerpots and even furniture. Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Saleem told Dawn on Sunday: “It is nothing new. Furniture and other home products made from recycled plastic bottles and other kinds of plastics are already available in …

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Over 18,000 constables to be recruited in Sindh police


February 10, 2020

KARACHI: The Sindh police are set to appoint more than 18,000 policemen — said to be the highest number of recruitment in recent years — in a move to enhance the manpower and improve the policeman-population ratio, which has remained abysmally low in the region for the past several years, officials said. Of the total posts, 6,000 plus openings are …

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Ex-CM wants greater role of Baloch people in CPEC projects


February 10, 2020

GWADAR: Former chief minister of Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch believes that federal and provincial governments should prioritise the inclusion of Balochistan’s local communities in all projects being executed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Their interests and identities need to be protected through legislation for economically sustainable and socially acceptable development,” he said, according to a press release. Addressing …

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LHC stays conversion of Ishaq Dar’s house into shelter home


February 10, 2020

The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued a stay order against the turning of former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s house into a shelter home in a hearing on Monday. Justice Shahid Bilal Hasan also directed the provincial government to submit a response within 10 days. According to petitioner Tabassum Ishaq Dar, wife of the former minister, the decision to turn Dar’s residence into …

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Buzdar sees economic stability, promises relief for people


February 10, 2020

LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has claimed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government’s relations with its allies were exemplary and the opposition will have to face humiliation for spreading despair. In a statement issued here on Sunday, he said the opposition’s attempt to create cracks in the ruling coalition would be foiled as it was doing “politics of anarchy”. He also claimed …

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Modi’s BJP facing defeat in Delhi polls due to contentious citizenship laws: FM Qureshi


February 10, 2020

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said India’s ruling Bhartya Janata Party (BJP) was facing imminent defeat in New Delhi polls due to premier Narendra Modi’s contentious moves concerning new citizenship laws. Addressing a gathering of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) in Karachi, the foreign minister said since the BJP’s victory in the 2019 general elections …

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Crucial meeting between govt’s new team, PML-Q leaders today


February 10, 2020

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government is set to hold talks with the Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) leadership to resolve longstanding and pending issues with its coalition partner primarily on development funds and administrative powers. The government’s new three-member committee comprising Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and federal minister Shafqat Mahmood is set to hold its maiden …

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PTI, PML-Q once again on same page after successful talks in Lahore


February 10, 2020

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) government and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) finally resolved their differences on Monday after a three-member government committee held talks with coalition partners to resolve longstanding and pending issues primarily on development funds and administrative powers. The government committee, comprising Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood held its maiden …

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