Month: August 2013

TMA declares Bahria Town Lahore sectors illegal

* Development work, constructions against the provisions of law Media Times Investigation Unit LAHORE: The competent authority has declared “Bahria Orchard phase –II, Sector D E & F of Bahria Town, Lahore” as illegal, stating the construction work of these projects was “in violation of provisions of Punjab Private Housing Schemes and Land sub-division Rules, …

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Pak mission facilitating expatriates in Saudi Arabia

The overseas Pakistanis are confronting multiple problems in Saudi Arabia and to address such matters the Pakistani mission has taken a number of measures, a written statement of the foreign minister available with Daily Times revealed on Saturday. In Saudi Arabia, labour disputes arise with employers. Overseas Pakistani workers submit a large number of applications …

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Nepotism-plagued Pakistani schools in KSA to be revamped

All political appointees in Pakistan embassy schools in the Kingdom will be replaced with professional teachers within a year said Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning and Development. Talking to Urdu News on Sunday, Ahsan Iqbal said these schools will be turned into excellent educational institutions and all those appointed on political grounds will be axed. …

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Overseas Pakistanis to invest in education sector

LAHORE: Lauding the role of overseas Pakistanis in the nation building, Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar on Monday said that their love for the country was unquestionable and their bond with it unbreakable.  “They have always been ready to serve their country and are fully committed for its prosperity, progress and safety”, he observed during …

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Development of Islamabad

Plan to seek massive investment By Liaqat Toor (Pakistan Observer) After failing to develop Islamabad as metropolitan city on international standards, the new government has initiated steps to attract huge investment from within and abroad to complete its mega projects including housing units, water supply systems and infrastructure development. New chairman of civic body Nadeem Hassan Arif, …

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Diaspora sukuks: Attracting investments from overseas Pakistanis

BY DR. HUMAYON DAR Against the drop scene of a huge plunge in Pakistani rupee against the US dollar in the last few days (leaving USD-PKR parity to 1:105 to 1:108, according to the official exchange rate and the open market, respectively), there is an apparent hue and cry amongst masses. President of Karachi Chamber …

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