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seven PML-N leaders approached him for NRO

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Communications Murad Saeed on Wednesday claimed that he was approached by seven Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) leaders for an (National Reconciliation Ordinance) NRO.

Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, the PTI leader said, “Seven of their Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz members asked me for an NRO but their cases will proceed. No one will be given NRO.”

Murad Saeed added that the first person who had approached him for an NRO was “present in the House”.

The assets of those who stole the nation’s money will be auctioned at Islamabad’s D-Chowk, the minister asserted. “Those who looted the nation’s money should be hanged at the same venue,” he further suggested.

When the opposition interrupted Saeed and demanded that accountability should start from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan, who is being probed for not disclosing her foreign properties, the PTI leader agreed and said, “Yes, of course.”


SIALKOT, Nov 28 (Ijaz Hashmi): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to empower youth and determined to spend more resources for youth to pull out the country from economic crisis.
He expressed these views while addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of Government College Women University Sialkot (GCWUS) at Aiman-e-Bad Road.
” The nations which evaluate the people and invest on the people could lead among other nations; he added.
The prime minister said that the major problem of the country was big population and if we could provide higher education to current population, it could lead the country towards progress.
Putting the example of Singapore, he said that Singapore possessed approximately 30 Lakh population with export of 330 billion dollars. At the other side of the coin, we possessed 21 Crore population with only 24 billion dollar export.
He said that Singapore government invested in educational sector and annual budget of a Singapore University higher than the budgets of all national universities.
He said that US was not a super power 100 years back but in 20th century, US appeared as super power because it spent a lot in the field of education.
He said that US universities produced graduates enabled the country towards excellent progress.
He said that US was leading the world due “knowledge economy” and spent more investment in higher education.
The prime minister said that the world in experiencing new things including “Artificial Intelligence” in IT Sector which changing the world.
” We get a chance to invest in “Artificial Intelligence” in IT sector and in higher education to lead the country as developed nation.” he said.
He said that Pakistan ranked as behind the developed nations because Sub-continent did not invest in education and on the generations.
Criticizing on previous government, he said that we would cut the ribbons of universities instead of roads.
He appreciated the roles of all those personalities who converted GCWUS from a school to university.
Punjab Chief Minister, Usman Buzdar, Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Querashi, Federal Religious Minister, Noor ul Haq Qadri, Railway Minister, Sheikh Rashhed, Advisor to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar and others were present on the occasion.

All possible assistance to the defence ministry to enhance the defence sector of Pakistan.

** Ijaz Hashmi *** Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that the government will provide all possible assistance to the defence ministry to enhance the defence sector of Pakistan.

He said this while chairing a meeting to review performance of the defence ministry at the Prime Minister Office in Islamabad. The prime minister said that the government was also supporting investment in commercial and social welfare sectors along with defence sector.

The ministry of defence also briefed the PM during the meeting. Minister for Defence Production Zubida Jalal, Prime Minister Special Assistance Iftikhar Durani, Defence Secretary Leftiuent General (retd) Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry and other senior officials attended the meeting.

Prime Minister praised the performance of defence ministry and its affiliated departments. PM Khan also stressed involvement of private sector in the defence circle so that the state can attain complete benefit from defence sector’s capabilities.

He said the government will provide all possible support to the defence ministry to ensures defence of the country. He also said the government will also assist the ministry in the establishment of Gwadar Shipyard.

Army officer, sepoy martyred in terrorist ambush in North Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Two Pakistani servicemen, a second lieutenant among them, were martyred when terrorists ambushed their vehicle in a mountainous region of North Waziristan Agency.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, said terrorists opened fire at an army vehicle from surrounding mountains in North Wazirstan tribal region.

Resultantly, second lieutenant Abdul Moeed and sepoy Basharat embraced martyrdom, it added.

The ISPR said 21-year-old Moeed had recently passed out from the Pakistan Military Academy and was a resident of Burewala city of the Vehari district.

Whereas, 21-year-old Basharat, who was serving in the armed forces for three years, was a resident of Danyor village in Gilgit.

In an earlier incident on Sept 23, a 22-year old army officer was martyred in firing by terrorists on a border post in Rajgal valley.

Terrorists attacked the border post from across the Pak-Afghan border, leaving Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, who was commanding officer of the post, with fatal injuries; the military’s media wing had said and added that the army officer died on the spot.

The border post was established recently after the Pakistan army successfully carried out an operation in Rajgal valley of Khyber Agency.

Earlier on Aug 21, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor had announced the successful completion of Operation Khyber-4 in the Rajgal Valley, which lasted more than a month. He said the army had achieved its objectives in the Rajgal and Shawal valleys.

Two soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred and 15 others injured during the operation which was aimed at clearing out hideout of terrorists from these areas.


Shahbaz directs authorities to speedup work on “Ujala Programme”

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed the authorities to speedup implementation on   “Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Programme” under which 20 thousands schools are being converted on solar system across the province. Addressing a meeting in Lahore via video link, the Chief Minister said renowned companies are working day and night for the implementation of this programme.

Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhud Ahmed Khan, Secretaries School, Energy, Information and Related officials attended the meeting. The Chief Minister directed the concerned officials to prepare effective mechanism for the monitoring of Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Programme. He also directed them to complete the project by the end of this year.

Shahbaz Sharif said the project is being started from the schools of Southern Punjab where 10,800 schools are being brightened by the solar energy and it will be expanded in phases across the province. The chief minister said 20,000 schools will be provided solar panels under this programme and said that resources worth billions of rupees has been provided for the purpose. He said that lakhs of students and teachers will benefit from this programme and maintained that conversion of schools on solar energy is a unique project in the history of Pakistan.

He hoped that provision of solar panels to schools, where electricity is unavailable, will help improve educational environment of the school and added that provision of resources for educating the youth is a beneficial investment. The Punjab government has taken revolutionary steps for promotion of education, he added.