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Evacuee belief’s properties price Rs75b but to be retrieved



— ETBP recovers properties price Rs25b

ISLAMABAD: Out of its properties price round Rs 100 billion being encroached/ illegally occupied throughout the nation, the Evacuee Belief Property Board (ETPB) has recovered 3,598 acres of land price Rs 25 billion by mid of this month.

The restoration of the dear properties/agricultural land has been potential below the supervision of chairman of the one-man fee on minorities’ rights and safety, Dr Shoaib Suddle, constituted by the Supreme Court docket of Pakistan in 2019.

The fee was additionally given the duty by the apex courtroom round 4 months in the past to make sure that the dues of the ETPB are lined from the tenants of properties and the illegally occupied land too was retrieved. 

The brand new tasks got to the Fee by the SCP after an audit report was submitted to the apex courtroom. Led by the One-man Fee ETPB has recovered greater than 25 % of property illegally occupied for greater than twenty years inside a span of three months.

In response to particulars out there with this scribe, the ETPB, with the assistance of Federal Investigation Company (FIA) and as per findings of forensic audit 2021-22, is retrieving its occupied land in varied districts of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The rights and safety fee, headed by Dr Shoab Suddle, who can be the previous inspector normal of police, was shaped on the orders of the Supreme Court docket within the aftermath of the Peshawar church assault to audit the properties of minorities.

As per the main points, the primary quarterly report compiled by the Fee has highlighted that out of round Rs2.94 billion recoverable dues (rental and so on of properties) Rs694 has been recovered as much as March.

The board has taken management of 3598 acres of land as of March 2023 out of the whole occupied 15008 acres of land price round Rs 100 billion throughout the nation whereas 11410 acres of land are but to be retrieved. The estimated value of the retrieved land, as per officers, was Rs 24.912 billion (Rs 25 bn).

A lot of the occupied properties of ETPB had been in districts of Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur of Sindh and Quetta of Balochistan the place solely 1436 acres  properties/land price Rs 3 billion have been retrieved up to now out of 9953 acres of land.

In districts of Punjab and KP together with Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Bannu, Bhakkar and Hassanabdal not less than 1314 acres of land had been retrieved out of 2351 acres of occupied land of ETPB. Moreover, in districts of Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur and Layyah 237 acres of land had been taken again by the board out of its 1512 acres of occupied land.

In Faisalabad, Sargodha, Okara and Jhang districts the evacuee belief was in a position to retrieve 270 acres of land out of 577 acres of encroached land. Equally, the ETPB has retrieved a substantial variety of its land grabbed by encroachers/occupiers in Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib,  Gujrat, Gujranwala and Sialkot districts up to now.

It could be talked about right here that the Supreme Court docket had earlier directed the FIA to take motion on the report of the Auditor Common of Pakistan concerning alleged irregularities in property items of the ETPB. The courtroom was earlier knowledgeable that the belief owned a complete of 48,000 properties, out of which solely three properties had been bought.

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US says it has ‘deep safety partnership’ with Pakistan



WASHINGTON: America has a deep safety partnership with Pakistan together with counterterrorism efforts and Pakistan’s resolution to not take part within the second Summit for Democracy, hosted by President Jeo Biden, doesn’t change US administration’s willingness to proceed to work with Islamabad on a “broad vary of points”, stated a State Division spokesperson.

Addressing a information briefing right here on Thursday, State Division Spokesperson Vedant Patel stated the US was “definitely sorry that Pakistan selected to not take part” within the three-day occasion that ended Thursday after discussing subjects like strengthening democracy and defending towards authoritarianism; addressing and combating corruption; and selling respect for human rights.

The spokesperson was responding to a query from a Pakistani TV channel reporter, who sought his response to Pakistan’s transfer to choose out of the summit which was joined in-person and just about by some 70 leaders from all over the world.

China and Turkiye have been excluded, however Taiwan was invited.

“It (Pakistan) is a sovereign state and it’s one that may make choices for itself”, Patel stated and added, “This definitely doesn’t change our willingness to proceed to work with Pakistan”.

The US and Pakistan, he stated, work collectively on a broad vary of points, and the Biden administration continues to interact with them on points surrounding democracy, human rights, together with freedom of faith and beliefs, declaring that there there’s an vital safety partnership as nicely.

The identical reporter requested him concerning the rising assaults by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists within the nation, and Patel stated he had seen those self same reviews and provided his condolences to those that have been impacted.

“I don’t have any specifics to supply, however in fact there’s a deep safety partnership with Pakistan, together with counterterrorism efforts,” he added.

When an Indian journalist drew consideration to India’s Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s assertion about not partaking with Pakistan on the plea that talks and terrorism don’t go collectively, the spokesperson stated he would let New Delhi add any further commentary to his feedback.

“However broadly,” Patel stated, “what I’d say is that the US values its vital relationship with each our Indian companions and Pakistan as nicely, and these relationships stand on their very own and should not a zero-sum proposition”.

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PEF boss advocates low-cost mannequin to advertise high quality schooling



LAHORE: Punjab Schooling Basis (PEF) is a crucial autonomous establishment of the Authorities of Punjab that’s taking part in an important function in offering free and high quality schooling to deserving sections of society.

In keeping with the managing director of PEF, Manzar Javed Ali, the public-private partnership mannequin of PEF is designed in a method that helps carry youngsters disadvantaged of colleges into the schooling stream at a low value.

Throughout a dialog with a gaggle of visiting journalists, he famous that at the moment, greater than 2.5 million college students of deserving lessons are receiving free schooling in over 7,400 associate faculties related to the academic initiatives of PEF.

Below this mannequin, the Punjab authorities gives the charges of youngsters learning within the faculty to the non-public faculty house owners via PEF, which incorporates bills corresponding to lecturers’ salaries, furnishings for college students, buildings, and managing utility payments.

Regardless of the low charges, PEF companions are taking part in a superb function within the area of schooling and giving exceptional outcomes. The officers of PEF go to each faculty frequently to make sure that faculty house owners are usually not charging any price or cash from these youngsters whose charges are being paid by the establishment. In case of any irregularity or lack of amenities, the officers report it again to the top workplace, and the group takes motion accordingly.

PEF can also be dedicated to offering schooling to nomadic youngsters within the desert areas of Cholistan via its cell education challenge. The Roshan Thal challenge has additionally been launched to open 300 new faculties in chosen union councils of Bhakkar, Mianwali, Khushab, Jhang, and Leh districts of Thal. Moreover, underneath the Shehr-i-Ilm (metropolis of data) challenge, 336 new faculties will probably be opened in authorised Union Councils of Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, and Sheikhupura.

Ali acknowledges that the charges being paid to companions are low in immediately’s inflationary period and is working laborious to extend the funds of PEF in order that the charges of companions might be elevated additional.

The supply of those amenities must also be ensured by the varsity house owners, and the group’s guidelines are designed to reinforce schooling, present high quality and required amenities to youngsters in faculties, and keep transparency.

Ali, hailing from the Jhang district, commenced his civil service profession in 2005. Having served as further secretary within the Increased Schooling Division (HED) and Faculty Schooling Division (SED), in addition to managing director at Punjab Small Industries Company (PSIC), he was later appointed Deputy commissioner of Kasur.

Whereas spearheading a World Financial institution challenge associated to the talents sector, Ali demonstrated his distinctive skills.

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JIT to probe circumstances towards PTI leaders fashioned



LAHORE: The federal authorities fashioned a Joint Investigation Group (JIT) to probe the circumstances towards Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders.

The JIT chief summoned PTI leaders, together with Hammad Azhar, Farrukh Habib, Fawad Chaudhry, Ejaz Chaudhary, Musarrat Jamshed Cheema others at Capital Metropolis Police Officer (CCPO) workplace at 11 am tomorrow.

“All PTI leaders will document their assertion earlier than JIT tomorrow,” sources stated.

The JIT will examine the ten circumstances registered towards PTI leaders and staff.

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