TOBA TEK SINGH-Punjab Information Commission (PIC) has directed the Toba District Council to provide required information about annual budget of the District Council to the applicant within two weeks.

In a letter sent by PIC to its finance officer on Monday said that complainant Shahid had informed the PIC through a written complaint that he had applied on August 25 for the provision of a copy of annual budget of the District Council for 2017-18 but so far he had not been provided with it. The PIC added in its direction to the District Council finance officer to also inform the citizen and PIC reason behind the delay in provision of budget copy. In case of further delay, action will be taken against him under Right to Information Act 2013, it said.

Hike in POL prices flayed

SANGLA HILL-Pakistan Hube Watan Party (PHWP) chairman Manzoor Qadir termed the recent increase, up to Rs2.5 per litre, in prices of petroleum products a ‘cruel move’ by the government on Wednesday.

He said that the government is creating difficulties for the people instead of providing them relief. The price hike will cause more inflation in the country, therefore, this decision should be withdrawn, he demanded. The PHWP chief said the country requires long term planning for economic progress. “It also requires long term plans to meet the needs of future generations,” he added.

Manzoor Qadir said that the country has been confronted with political, economic and security crises but the national leaders are committing blunders and advancing the enemy’s agenda to destabilize the country. He claimed politics of Nawaz Sharif has come to an end, adding politics of other leaders would die out soon. He stressed the need for across-the-board accountability.