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190 Ulemas and Zakirs Banned from Rawalpindi Division during Muharram

Muharram Procession Pakistan

In addition to the ban on the inter-provincial movement of religious leaders, 190 Ulemas and Zakirs are also banned from Rawalpindi during Muharram. This was confirmed by Regional Police Officer (RPO) Mohammad Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja. 91 of those banned are from Attock, 18 from Jhelum and 45 from Chakwal. Aprroximately 77 of the clerics […]

Govt unveils Strategic Trade Policy Framework 2012-15

The government has unveiled Strategic Trade Policy Framework 2012-15 envisaging escalation of exports from sixty seven billion dollar during 2009-12 to a target of ninety five billion dollars in the next three years.   Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim announcing Policy in Islamabad said country’s exports can become an engine of growth and prosperity of […]

President & PM have no discretionary powers for judges appointment: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued its response on the presidential reference on the issue of judges’ appointment.   A five-member bench of the Supreme Court has given its opinion on the presidential reference saying that president and prime minister has no role in appointment of judges to the superior courts.   The bench headed […]

Present govt introduced culture of tolerance in national politics: PM

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf says the present government has undertaken unprecedented development projects during the last five years‚ which will bring positive change in the lives of people.   Talking to a group of Parliamentarians who called on him separately in Islamabad‚ the Prime Minister urged them to sensitize the people regarding these projects. […]

Cabinet gives final approval to Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline Project: Kaira

Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the federal cabinet has given final approval to Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project.   Briefing media after cabinet meeting in Islamabad today (Wednesday)‚ he said the cabinet‚ which held its meeting with Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the chair‚ also set up a four-member committee under […]

Elections should be held timely

One doesn’t know who is at Tahirul Qadri’s back. His support for the role of army and judiciary in setting up of the Election Commission and the caretaker setup had raised many eyebrows.   As the SC has all along maintained that the elections must be held on time, it is generally understood that it […]

Malala Yousafzai to undergo skull reconstruction surgery: Britain doctors

A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education is to return to a specialist hospital in Britain for surgery to reconstruct her skull, Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday.   Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in October 2102 and brought to Britain for treatment, was discharged from the […]

Bollywood Movie Review: Race 2

Pulsating dance music and acres of underdressed female flesh make Race 2 easy to endure, if not exactly enjoy.   Expect merely a middling box office take for this film, a sequel to the Burmawalas’ hit 2008 action thriller Race: its ramped-up violence and risque take on sex will scare away a mass Indian audience. […]

Will not let judiciary to be maligned; says Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed authorities to submit a copy of a letter written by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari to President Asif Ali Zardari in which he had accused the apex court of pressurising NAB officers and of interfering in their duties.   A three-member bench of the apex […]

Ajmal Pahari arrested again in 12 cases

The recently acquitted and released Ajmal Pahari, the alleged killer of more than 100 people, has been arrested again by the Karachi Police over twelve new charges, including four murder cases, say media reports.   According to media reports, after being released from the Karachi jail on Jan 18, 2013, Ajmal Pahari was arrested again on […]

Coalition partners agree to dissolve National Assembly on March 14

A meeting of the coalition partners of the PPP led government was held at the Aiwan-e-sadr late on Tuesday night in which the leaders agreed to dissolve the National Assembly before March 15 followed by the general elections in the month of May.   Munir Khan Orakzai suggested that the National Assembly should be dissolved […]

Israel becomes first state in history to ignore human rights review

Israel has boycotted the UN human rights forum over fears of scrutiny of its treatment of residents of the occupied territories, Russia Today has reported.   Israel is now the first state in history to win a deferment of the periodical review of its human rights record. Tel Aviv has refused to send a delegation […]

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