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Chaudhrys distance themselves from ‘Q’-Shahbaz meeting

Chaudhrys distance themselves from ‘Q’-Shahbaz meeting

ISLAMABAD: The Chaudhry brothers have distanced themselves from the meeting between Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid senators and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif that is being seen as thawing of relations between the rival factions.
Senators Tariq Azeem and SM Zafar of the PML-Q met Shahbaz on Sunday to convey a message from PML-F leader Pir Pagara. Nisar Ali Khan, Khawaja Asif and Senator Ishaq Dar were also present in the meeting. Media reports said PML-Q President Shujaat

SC binds all judicial, executive authorities to obey its orders

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that all judicial and executive authorities were bound to obey its orders under Articles 189 and 190 of the constitution.
Article 189 reads, “Any decision of the Supreme Court shall, to the extent that it decides a question of law or is based upon or enunciates a principle of law, be binding on all other courts in Pakistan.”
Article 190 says, “All executive and judicial authorities throughout Pakistan shall act in aid of the

CDA to launch campaign for dengue fever

 Three phases of the campaign includes the fumigation of slum areas, green belts, blocks and govt accommodations
 They also plan to make the public aware of precautionary measure against dengue
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, taking serious notice of the outbreak of dengue fever, has ordered an extensive campaign for its control and mitigation.
This was said during a meeting to review the measures

Nadeem advocates polite policing in Islamabad

Professor Khursheed Nadeem stated on Tuesday, while speaking at a programme `An Hour with a Guest’ arranged by Islamabad police, that only a polite and courteous attitude can win the hearts of the public and law enforcement agencies have to respect social values and establish good relations with the people.
According to a press statement, Islamabad police often invite prominent personalities to deliver lectures to their officials so that they can understand the

Owner of Barbecue shop shot, body sunk in Chenab

Mujahid, owner of Shahbaz Tikka Shop, was shot dead and drowned in Upper Chenab by his kidnappers when his family failed to pay $200,000 in ransom.
The kidnappers, Nadeem Mehr and Ijaz Jutt were arrested by Crime Investigation Authority (CIA) and Gujranwala Police along with their employee. They confessed to the crime and said that they had kidnapped Mujahid from outside of his house on September 25. They used his cell phone to call his family to demand the ransom. Upon failure

PML-N’s “Defense Day of Democracy” in full swing

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) held a “Defense Day of Democracy” demonstration at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal today, condemning Zardari and Musharraf and asking party members to prepare for a long march to Islamabad to rid the country of the virus of corruption.
Protesters swarmed the Edgerton Road and The Mall hurling slogans of “Go Zardari Go”, “Say No to Looto and Phooto policy” “Honourless Musharraf dare return to face treason carges!”
Speaking on the occasion, Hamza Shahbaz

Baloch slams government

A 53 percent price hike and the recent $7 billion International Monetary Fund (IMP) loan was a charge sheet against the government who had made exaggerated claims of providing “roti,kapra,makan” to people before getting elected, Jamaat e Islami (JI) Secretary General, Liaquat Baloch said in a press statement.
The prices of electricity, gas, food items, agricultural inputs and other items had registered a steep rise, he said, depriving the public of their basic rights. The rulers

Folk Heritage Museum keeps tradition alive

The Folk Heritage Museum of Islamabad, frequented by a large number of people, preserves the traditional culture and offers an enchanting journey through splendid civilizations of all the four provinces.
Catering to the pluralistic society of Islamabad, the museum documents the change in culture and tradition starting from the Indus civilization to postmodern times.
A walk down the galleries gives one the impression of passing through different areas of the country in

ITP to issue tickets to pedestrians

A summary of amendments requesting an allowance for issuing tickets to pedestrians who use roads instead of the bridges built to cross over was sent by the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) to the government.
“We have asked for an authorization from the law ministry to issue Rs100 ticket citizens who use road instead of a pedestrian bridge,” a senior ITP official asking not to be named told Pakistan Today. The pedestrian bridges constructed by the Capital Development Authority

BHC CJ praises construction of court library

There should be a pressure-free environment where litigants can seek justice easily, Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa said while addressing an inauguration ceremony of a newly constructed library within the courts premises, on Tuesday.
Balochistan Bar Association President Baz Mohammad Kakar, High Bar Association President Hadi Shakeel and Balochistan Bar Council Vice Chairman Bilal Anwar Kasi were also present.
CJ Isa said that there should be

Altaf asks parties to support Land Reforms Bill

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has asked all political and religious parties to support the Land Reforms Bill submitted by his party in the parliament. The bill aims at bringing peace and prosperity in the country by ending illiteracy, unemployment and poverty.
In a statement issued from London, Altaf congratulated MQM parliamentarians for presenting the bill.
“The MQM wants to bring a peaceful revolution in the country. It believes in

Four injured in Haqiqi rally firing

At least four people were injured when some unidentified men opened fire at a rally organised by Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (Afaq Group) near Quaidabad on Tuesday.
The injured, identified as Mohammad Ibraheem, Rehan, Izzatullah and Qamar were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. The duty officer at the Quaidabad police station said that the unidentified men attacked the rally and escaped. The police did not register a case till the filing of this

SHC orders MDA to provide reports for the alleged illegal occupation of land

EDO says MDA has illegally occupied 14,000 acres of land
MDA has failed to pay the Rs 10 billion price for this land
MDA allots six acres to MNA’s son without permission
The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered the Malir Development Authority (MDA) on Tuesday to furnish details about 14,000 acres of its land by October 26, after the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) executive district officer (EDO) revenue claimed that the authority

First Haj flight departs

The PIA’s first Haj flight with 326 pilgrims left Quetta for Jeddah on Tuesday. Provincial Haj and Zakat Secretary Roheel Baloch, Haj Director Muhammad Younis Dar and PIA officials saw off the pilgrims at the airport amid tight security. A total of 11,500 pilgrims from Balochistan are going on Haj through 33 flights, till November 11.

Czech Republic ambassador praises Islamabad police

Czech Republic Ambassador to Pakistan Pavol Sepelak said on Tuesday that the Islamabad police have rendered great sacrifices to maintain law and order in Islamabad. He then laid a floral wreath on the National Police Martyrs Monument at Police Line Headquarters, according to a press statement.
Islamabad police also presented the guard of honor to the visiting dignitary on his arrival to Police Line Headquarters. Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed