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Opposition disappointing over govt’ successful talks with IMF: Zartaj Gul

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Opposition disappointing over govt' successful talks with IMF: Zartaj Gul

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir Tuesday said that the opposition making hue and cry over the government’s attempt to seek the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) assistance to tackle the country’s financial crisis.

In an interview, she said opposition’s disappointment increasing after the government’s successful negotiations with IMF.

Zartaj Gul said the PTI government was still facing economy crisis due to financial policies of PML-N government.

She said that the incumbent government was making all out efforts to overcome the challenges facing the country.

 

 

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Only 56% of women carry CNICs in in rural areas of Punjab: survey

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ISLAMABAD: A Survey conducted by Punjab Commission on Status of Women here Friday reveled that in rural areas of Punjab only 56 percent of young women have Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC).

According to a survey as compared with rural peers, urban women have 64 percent of CNICs of women age 18 years and above.

Fewer CNICs were issued to women in Punjab (41 %) as compared to men (59 %), it said.

In General Election 2018, 69 percent of all young women have voted, compared to 32 percent in the elections of 2013.

It said that 69 percent of political participation has been noted during the year 2010 to 2018 and only 39 percent of women were aware of political parties and 1.9 percent were active members of these political parties.

62 percent of young women are using cell phones in Punjab (71% urban) while 34 percent have computer literacy.

21 percent young women have access to internet and out these 82 percent participate in social media forums, it added.

Survey stressed that NADRA should actively seek to eliminate the gender gap in CNICs and voter registration through extensive outreach campaigns especially in high schools and colleges.

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Anyone with ‘unsatisfactory performance’ will be removed: PM

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PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has made it clear that he would not hesitate from changing  portfolios of ministers or showing them the door if their performance is not up to the mark.

“I have changed the batting order of my team,” he said while addressing a rally in Orakzai, adding that he would do the same if he finds performance of his team members unsatisfactory.

“If someone is not working, his batting order will be changed,” Khan said

The premier asked chief ministers of Khyber Paktunkhwa and Punjab to keep an eye on their teams as well.

“It is our duty to keep an eye on our teams,” he advised Usman Buzdar and Mahmood Khan. “We are answerable to the Almighty for this responsibility.”

 

 

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Pakistan, China to sign initial design of ML-1 project

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China will sign the preliminary design of ML-1 project during the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Beijing.

This was stated by Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed while talking to Vice-Governor of China’s province Hubei, Huang Chuping in the federal capital on Friday.

He said completion of Peshawar to Karachi Main Line 1 project will bring revolution to railways in Pakistan.

Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the projects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor have ushered in a golden era between the two countries.

Last week, the federal minister had said the mainline-1 (ML-1) project will provide jobs to 150,000 people of the country.

Rasheed had claimed that he would step down if he failed to give employment to 150,000 people after completion of the ML-1 project.

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