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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government has already requested the Supreme Court to form a commission for a comprehensive accountability.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the Supreme Court can do amendment and addition in the Terms of Reference of the Panama Papers Commission, and the opposition should not do undue criticism on this issue. He was speaking during meeting with senior journalists and intellectuals at Governor's House in Lahore on Saturday. He said that the Government has already requested the Supreme Court to form a commission for a comprehensive accountability. He said that the Government wants effective accountability, more than the Opposition wants. He said that no corruption scandal surfaced during any of PML-N's government tenure. He said that PML-N always came out victorious due to its development works, despite all efforts by the opponents. The Prime Minister said that the record of PML-N is clean and the political opponents are criticizing for achieving power. The Prime Minister said that the PML-N Government is doing untiring efforts for complete elimination of the loadshedding issue during its present tenure. He said that after completion of ongoing power projects, the power generation will rise to thirty-three thousand megawatts. He said that during last one year, investment was done for new power projects with a total capacity of twelve thousand megawatts. He said that there was addition of only ten thousand megawatts during last twenty years. He said that the government saved a total of one hundred twelve billion rupees from three power projects. He said that work is also being done for overcoming gas shortage. He said that government is also paying attention on public welfare projects at the same time. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that the infrastructure network of country will grow four times during next three years.

 

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting of the laws review committee at the ministry of finance.

The meeting had detailed discussion on the draft apprenticeship bill, initiated by ministry of federal education and professional training, besides having deliberations on other legislative proposals to be tabled in the national assembly during the next session. The status of processing of various other legislative proposals which currently are at draft stage, was also reviewed.

 

The proposed sale of F-16 aircraft by the United States to Pakistan is still under discussion between the two countries.

This was stated by foreign office spokesman Nafees Zakariya while commenting on media reports regarding the cutting of financial subsidy for the sale of the aircraft by the United States. Zakariya further said that mutual efforts are needed to tackle the menace of terrorism and the responsibility to eliminate terrorism cannot be placed on one country.

 

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif says Khidmat cards have been issued to more than sixty five thousand deserving people.

He said this while talking to provincial minister for social welfare Haroon Sultan, who called on him in Lahore. He said more than one point five million poor children are being educated through Punjab education foundation. The Chief Minister said more than 150,000 students also getting free educational facilities through Punjab education endowment fund. He said under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif the country is heading toward progress and prosperity.

 

In federally administered tribal areas, the campaign to enroll all children up to nine years of age in schools is in progress.

The campaign has been initiated under directive of governor khyber pakhtunkhwa iqbal zafar jhagra so that no child could remain out of school. More than four hundred thousand children will be enrolled during the campaign and this process will continue till 31st of next month. The sources said one thousand and about eight hundred science teachers are being recruited in fata to provide quality education to tribal students.

 
 
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