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Islamabad:Australian, Canadian HCs call on Speaker NA

Islamabad: High Commissioner of Australia and Canada called on Speaker, National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House here on Friday. Wide range of issues including enhancing parliamentary and economic ties between Pakistan and their respective countries came under discussion.Talking to the High Commissioner of Australia Ms. Margaret Adamson, the …

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The court wanted the action to be taken today but the deputy commissioner asked for time as preparations will take “three to four hours”. He added that the protesters are carrying weapons and predicted their strength to be around 2,000, with an increase witnessed on Fridays. Justice Siddiqui maintained that the administration failed to play its due role in resolving the crisis and merely watched the spectacle unfold as a ‘cricket spectator’. He said that in the name of freedom of assembly, one cannot usurp the rights of an entire city. ‘Last warning’ Following Friday’s court order, the district administration called a meeting in which it decided to give the protesters a ‘last chance’, according to sources.

Security forces on Friday claimed to have killed a top militant commander near the site where bullet-riddled bodies of 15 men were found just two days ago in Balochistan’s Turbat district.The banned Baloch Liberation Front (BLF), headed by Allah Nazar Baloch, had claimed responsibility for the killings from Punjab, supposedly …

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Islamabad protesters issued last warning after defying court orders to disperse

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) took notice on Friday of the non-implementation of its earlier orders directing the dislodging of the protest sit-in at Faizabad Interchange. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui directed the authorities to vacate the key route from the protesters by 10am Saturday (tomorrow). During the court proceedings, …

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Islamabad, Nov 17 (Online): Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari has directed that non-performing Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Distribution Companies be shown the door if they fail to meet the targets assigned to them in the next review meeting scheduled mid of December 2017. He further directed the PEPCO to set targets and prepare key performance indicators to gauge the ability of the present CEOs of all DISCOs, in this regard. The Federal Minister for Power Division passed these directions in a meeting here today participated by all the CEOs of DISCOS via video link. Senior officials from Power Division and PEPCO were also present during the meeting. Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari further directed the PEPCO to prepare a list officer based on seniority and track recored of performance for replacement of the present CEOs in case they fail to achieve targets and KPIs in the next review meeting. The Federal Minister also directed the PEPCO to write letter to all BODs of the DISCOs to strictly monitor the performance of their respective DISCOs and take strong actions as per the existing rules against those failing to achieve target set out. He urged that BODs must play their roles as described under the law and corporate governance rules. He said that the Power Division will take all steps to strengthen the BODs. He made it clear that only performance and merit will prevail and those working hard must get the chance to serve the people. He said that the dynamics of Power sector must change 180 degrees and it must change accordingly to the aspiration of the consumers. He said that consumers service and facilitation is the central point of the CEO’s performance and all other indicators like controlling losses, improving recoveries and better service delivery must be associated with it. “No political, personal or other kind of influence will work anymore “Sardar Awais Laghari categorically told all the CEOs. He said that those looking towards such means should find some other venues.

Our very own Malala Yousafzai has made it to the list of world’s influential women, released by Harper Bazaar The women’s magazine released the list as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, to acknowledge “high-achieving” and inspirational women in “industries ranging from fashion, beauty and travel to finance, science and …

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