Home Page
NewsPunjab anti-terror force on cards
31 August 2013
Punjab anti-terror force on cards


LAHORE: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed the Punjab government to present a comprehensive plan to curb terrorism in the province at the earliest.
“I have serious concerns regarding the capacity of civilian law-enforcement agencies to detect and fight militancy. And, therefore, a separate department to counter terrorism must be put in place immediately”, he remarked while chairing a high-level meeting to review the progress on the formation of Punjab Counter Terrorism Department.
The meeting was also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Minister for Planning & Development Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Water & Power, Kh M. Asif, Senior Punjab Minister Rana Sanaullah, and other senior officials.
Nawaz Sharif said that Counter Terrorism Force should be raised immediately in the province to fight the menace of terrorism.
He also ordered lifting of ban on all the recruitments in the law-enforcement agencies and directed that the recruitment process for the force must start within 10 days.
Nawaz stressed that de-radicalisation must also be made a part of the comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy.
He said that the Federal Government will assist the provincial government’s Counter Terrorism Force (CTF) in all possible ways including the provision of call data information.
He asked for an enhanced coordination and harmony among all State agencies for achieving the desired objectives of uprooting terrorism.
He emphasised that the training imparted to personnel of the CTF must match Army’s standards.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed that the Karachi-Lahore Motorway must be constructed early to benefit a huge population.
The Prime Minister said this while meeting members of China State Construction Company (CSCEC), led by Li Ji Qin, Managing Director of the company here in Lahore.
Highlighting the importance of better communications networks, Nawaz Sharif said that his government was determined to construct mega projects with the assistance of Chinese government which will boost the economic activities in the country and the region.
He said that construction of Karachi-Lahore Motorway will ease the link between Karachi and other major cities of the country.
He said that the road will also serve for speedy trade of goods.
Li JI Qin informed the Prime Minister that his company had already started the feasibility study of Karachi-Lahore motorway on their own expense as technical assistance to the government of Pakistan.
He said that his company had recently constructed a 600 km motorway in Congo and would be able to construct the Karachi-Lahore motorway in 3 years.
The Prime Minister, however, advised the State Engineering Executives to reduce the three-year time by making construction consortiums for the project.
Nawaz expressed the hope that Karachi-Lahore Motorway would be completed in less than two and a half years.
The meeting was also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Minister for Planning & Development, Ahsan Iqbal, Secretary Communication, Chairman NHA and other senior officials.
NewsSee Also in Political News
Senate rules out compromise on people’s mandate
23 August 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday declared that no compromise on the people’s mandate and the rule of law will be made. The Upper House adopted a unanimous resolution, rejecting certain parties’ demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the assemblies. The resolution said, “This House rejects the demands from ‘certain parties’ for the resignation of the prime minister and dissolution of the assemblies and deplores the derogatory, instigating and defamatory ... Full Story
Defiant Imran asks Nawaz Sharif to call re-election
23 August 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that he will call re-election in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Jamiat-Ulema-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) manage to gather even 10 percent of crowd present at his Azadi March, in front of the provincial assembly. Addressing the participants of the PTI sit-in, he challenged his opponents: "You gather people in front of KP Assembly on Sunday ... Full Story
Woman among two killed in Indian firing at Charwa sector
23 August 2014

SIALKOT: Two people including a woman were killed when Indian forces opened unprovoked firing in Charwa sector, Geo News reported on Saturday. Rangers sources said Chenab Rangers responded to Indian firing in a befitting manner.Full Story
Govt, PTI hold 2nd round of talks, agree to continue dialogue process
23 August 2014

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the government committees held second round of talks here on Friday night and agreed to continue dialogue process, Geo News ... Full Story
Lending support: OGRA backs plan to siphon LNG to CNG filling stations
23 August 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has put its weight behind the proposed plan of the Ministry of Petroleum that calls for allocating some liquefied natural gas ... Full Story
Apple iPhone6: Redesign gives rise to supply hiccup
23 August 2014

TOKYO: Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of ... Full Story
1MFY15: Current account deficit swells
23 August 2014

KARACHI: Pakistan’s current account deficit in the first month of 2014-15 increased to more than $454 million as opposed to $125 million recorded in the corresponding month of ... Full Story
Plea against protests: Qadri, Imran file responses in top court
23 August 2014

ISLAMABAD: Both Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan submitted their replies on Friday to a petition claiming ... Full Story
Political Standoff: Summer vacations extended till Aug 31
23 August 2014
Political uncertainty: Siraj hopeful of resolving crisis within 48 hours
23 August 2014
Non-immigrant category: US launches new visa appointment system
23 August 2014
National Assembly session: MPs say PM has their vote of confidence
23 August 2014
Why is Constitution Avenue blocked when all are bound to protect Constitution?
23 August 2014
Sloganeering can’t achieve prosperity, says Nawaz
23 August 2014
Invaders will be responsible if blood spills in capital: Nisar
23 August 2014
Soldier dies in cross-border attack in Balochistan
23 August 2014
Samples sent: US to assess potential of Pakistan’s shale gas reserves
22 August 2014
Who is US to declare Nawaz a democratic PM: Imran Khan
22 August 2014
Nawaz is PM of Pakistan, US to continue working with him: State Department
22 August 2014
Azadi march: Imran asks party workers from KP to reinforce sit-in
22 August 2014
Sit-ins will stall OGDCL privatisation: Zubair
22 August 2014
Rupee-dollar parity:‘Policymakers comfortable with correction’
22 August 2014
Economy: ‘Losses becoming unbearable’
22 August 2014
House into confidence: PM Nawaz rules out force to quell sit-ins
22 August 2014
Nine more Pakistanis released from Bagram prison
22 August 2014
Privacy Policy: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Disclaimer: is not responsible for any content linked to or referred to from these pages. All videos, live tvs, blogs or video links point to content hosted on third party websites or members. We are using third party links for live tvs. Users who upload these videos or blogs agree not to upload illegal content when creating their user accounts. does not accept responsibility for content hosted on third party websites or by the members. If you have any questions please contact us.
Copyright © 2000-2014 AWAZ.TV. All rights reserved unless where otherwise noted.