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SC resents delay in completion of Karachi’s transport-related projects


March 7, 2020

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed resentment over an inordinate delay in completion of transport-related projects in the city after the provincial authorities claimed that two such projects had almost been completed. While hearing a set of petitions regarding encroachments and transport issues, a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, observed that it wanted a practical solution …

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Sindh, Balochistan join hands to fight coronavirus


March 7, 2020

QUETTA: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and his Balochistan counterpart Jam Kamal Khan Alyani on Friday decided to adopt a joint strategy for exchanging information about cooperation, prevention, safety and precautionary measures against coronavirus. In a meeting, they discussed coronavirus safety measures taken by the two province, including screening of pilgrims coming from Iran. They termed coronavirus a national …

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Afghan traveller with fever, flu shifted to PIMS from airport


March 7, 2020

RAWALPINDI: An Afghan national who arrived in Islamabad from Kabul on a Pakistan International Airlines flight on Friday was shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) after he was found to be suffering from fever and flu. After the PIA flight PK-250 carrying 159 passengers landed at Islamabad International Airport, its passengers were screened by the health officials. …

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Judiciary took away parliament’s power to appoint judges: Bilawal


March 7, 2020

LAHORE: Pakistan Peo­ples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has alleged that the judiciary had forced the then government in 2010 to get passed the 19th Constitution Ame­n­dment, which did away with the parliamentary com­mittee’s role in appointment of judges of superior courts. “Through the 18th Amen­d­ment our government had introduced a parliamentary commission for appointment of judges, but the judiciary …

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Balochistan assured of help in fight against coronavirus


March 7, 2020

QUETTA: Interior Minister Ejaz Shah has said the federal government will extend all-out help and cooperation to the Balochistan government to deal with the situation created after the return of pilgrims from Iran where coronavirus has left over 100 people dead. Speaking at a press conference after a day-long visit to the provincial capital on Friday, he said the purpose …

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