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Ishaq Dar holds meeting with Marisa Logo -
BAKU May 3 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, held a meeting with  Marisa Logo, Head of US Delegation to Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Board of Governors meeting here on Sunday.


New York City policeman shot in face, suspect in custody -
NEW YORK, May 3 (APP): A plainclothes New York City police officer was recovering from surgery Sunday after being shot in the face while questioning a man he saw acting suspiciously, according to American media reports.


Dar called on President of Republic of Azerbaijan in Baku -
app43-03baku.jpgBAKU May 3 (APP): Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq  Dar here on Sunday called on the president of Republic of  Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interests. 


UN says free expression vital for good governance, human rights -
UNITED NATIONS, May 3 (APP): Freedom of expression and press freedom  are critical to the successful implementation of good governance and  human rights around the world, top United Nations officials declared  Sunday as they inaugurated the 2015 edition of World Press Freedom Day.



Amid new attack on Yarmouk camp, UN urges Syria to halt military operations -
UNITED NATIONS, May 3 (APP): After a reported overnight attack on Yarmouk refugee camp, the U.N. relief agency assisting Palestinians across the Middle East Saturday called on the Syrian government to refrain from using explosive weapons in populated areas, "including airborne weapons, whose indiscriminate effects expose civilians to imminent danger and suffering."


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The passion to win lacking in green-shirts: Zaheer Abbas
ISLAMABAD, May 4 (APP): Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas on Monday said he doesn't see the determination and the willpower to win in the green-shirts like was seen in the Bangladeshi team.
 
KP Inter-Region Boys Youth Games TT, Kabaddi begins
PESHAWAR, May 3 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region Boys Youth Games Table Tennis and Kabaddi Championships got under way here at two different venues in a joint collaboration of Peshawar Uplift Programme and Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here on Sunday.
 
Bannu win KP Inter-Region Boys Youth Games Weightlifting title
PESHAWAR, May 3 (APP): Bannu clinched the trophy after securing more points in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region Youth Games Weightlifting Championship played in a joint collaboration of Peshawar Uplift Programme and Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs here at Qayyum Sports Complex Gymnasium on Sunday.
 
Mardan win KP Inter-Region Youth Games Baseball trophy
PESHAWAR, May 2 (APP): Mardan clinched the trophy after defeating Bannu in the final of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Region Boys Baseball Championship played here at Qayyum Sports Complex on Saturday.
 
WTF-IOC International Taekwondo Course in city from May 26
PESHAWAR, May 2 (APP): World Taekwondo Federation in collaboration with International Olympic Committee will host an international Taekwondo Course under its Sports Structure Programme for Development here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena from May 26 to June 2.
 
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Efforts being made to generate maximum revenue: Saad Rafique PDF Print E-mail
LAHORE, Sept 30 (APP): Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Monday that efforts were being made to generate maximum revenue from all areas of the department. Highlighting the 110-day performance of Pakistan Railways here at Railways headquarters, he said that Pakistan Railways had achieved some initial success in three months adding that each employee of Pakistan Railways was committed to put the department on path to success. In past, he said, Railways HQ and the Ministry both were working in different manner but now they were on same page. He said that different problems could only be resolved through a pragmatic approach. The Minister said that ensuring merit was very necessary to take the PR out of existing challenges.

He said the number of freight locomotives has been increased to 24 from 8 and it had helped in generating good revenue. Pakistan Railways once again started to play main role of oil supply, he added.
Khawaja Saad Rafique said that from now onward all new and used locomotives would be purchased with warranty.
He said that oil reserves had improved during the last three months and now PR has oil reserve of 12 days.
The Minister said that AC business coaches have been converted into AC standard coaches. Pakistan Railways earned over Rs 1 billion in 90 days agaisnt its target, he said.
“We have brought down the daily deficit of the department from Rs 100 million to Rs 20 million,” he claimed.  
Saad Rafique said that scrap disposal policy has been evolved, adding that operation against encroachments was going on which would continue without any discrimination in all areas.
He said that luggage size would be determined so that passengers could not face any problem while travelling.
Now transfers would be done according to the rules, he added.
The Minister said that PR had some 6 to 7 high profile cases of corruption which would be referred to NAB after the appointment of its chairman. Petition has been filed in the Supreme Court for early hearing of case related to Royal Palm Club, he added.
About the allotment of houses, Saad said that no house would be alloted till the formulation of policy in this regard.
He said that from now onwards Pakistan Railways land would not be sold and Technical Committee Examine has been formed for Ex-Pakistan Leave. This committee would examine the applications properly and the leave would be sanctioned purely on merit, he said.
He said that 500 sites have been identified for installing billboards. He said that Railways land would be used for “Mandi Muwashian” cattle market during Eidul Azha for generating revenue.
Saad said that it was prime objective of the PR to upgrade railway track from Peshawar to Karachi to increase the speed of trains upto 120 KM per hour.
Responding to a question, he said that Chairman Railways should be from Railways.
The Minister said that Railway Heritage is also being formed comprising Heritage experts, architects and conservation specialits.
 
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