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Arrest warrant for WikiLeaks chief

Arrest warrant for WikiLeaks chief

PARIS: Interpol called on Wednesday for the arrest of WikiLeaks’ founder as the site’s release of secret US cables laid bare international concerns over the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.
France-based Interpol said it had alerted all member states to arrest Julian Assange, who is wanted in Sweden for “probable cause of suspected rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion”.
Assange’s mother said she did not want her son, who has denied the charges, hunted down.

Bihari Qaumi Movement chief killed in Karachi

KARACHI: Aftab Malik, founder and chief of the Bihari Qaumi Movement (BQM), was shot dead on Friday in the jurisdiction of Pakistan Bazaar police station in Orangi Town, Karachi, police said.
An official of Pakistan Bazaar police station said that unidentified, armed assailants opened indiscriminate fire on Malik near his house in Orangi Town. As a result, Aftab and two other passers-by received bullets wounds.
The three people were rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed hospital

Shahbaz, Malik call on army chief to discuss security

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday called on Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani to discuss the country’s security, with emphasis on counter-terrorism efforts by the military and provincial law enforcement agencies.
“Shahbaz called on the army chief and whenever he meets General Kayani the discussion is only on the security situation,” Senator Pervez Rashid told Pakistan Today. A security official said the army chief discussed matters pertaining to the law

UN rights chief warns of new ‘crackdown’ in Iran

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Tuesday expressed concern about a new “crackdown” on lawyers and human rights defenders in Iran, including an attorney for a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, also highlighted the case of lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who staged a hunger strike for several weeks after her arrest on September 4, as well as several other people associated with exiled Nobel peace laureate Shirin

PTA chief foresees positive scenario for telecom sector

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr Mohammad Yaseen is optimistic of prospects of continued growth in the telecom sector as leading companies such as Mobilink, Telenor and Zong operating inside Pakistan, have pledged to commit substantial investments to Pakistan in a bid to boost their respective networks and hence market share.
Addressing the serious issue of illegal SIMs, PTA chairman revealed that more than 11 million SIMs have been blocked after

NA sports body chief resigns

ISLAMABAD: Criticising the federal government for making parliamentary committees redundant, chairman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports, Iqbal Muhammad Ali, resigned from the chairmanship of the body on Saturday.
Ali said he had submitted the resignation to the National Assembly Secretariat. Following reports of the involvement of some Pakistani players in match-fixing and subsequent agnominal defeats, the body had recommended the removal of Ijaz Butt,

Chief secretaries in court today for dykes’ breach

ISLAMABAD: All the chief secretaries will appear in the Supreme Court today (Wednesday) to submit their reports on unauthorized diversion of floodwater and the breaches allegedly made in the embankments of barrages and canals by influential people to save their lands.
A three-member Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ghulam Rabbani will hear the matter. The court had taken notice into the matter on the letters

MI6 chief says spying crucial to stopping Iran’s nuclear drive

LONDON: Diplomacy is not enough to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons, the head of Britain’s foreign spy service said on Thursday, urging an “intelligence-led” approach to stopping nuclear proliferation.
In an unprecedented public speech, MI6 chief John Sawers said that the intelligence activities were responsible for Iran’s admission last year of a second enrichment plant, which in turn led to tougher diplomatic pressure on the country.
“Stopping nuclear proliferation

LHC summons ZTBL chief for contempt

A division bench of the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench, has summoned Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) President Muhammad Zaka Ashraf to appear in person on November 8 for contempt of court proceedings.
The court initiated contempt proceedings against Ashraf for misleading the public about the court, after a single bench declared his appointment unlawful and illegal. The division bench passed the order on a contempt of court petition by Muhammad Iqbal Khattak

SC takes up petitions against NAB chief tomorrow

The Supreme Court will on Monday take up identical petitions challenging the appointment of Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.
A three-member SC bench consisting of Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will hear the petitions by Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan and Shahid Orakzai.
The petitioners named the federation through its Law and

SC summons NEPRA chief, WAPDA officials in RPPs case

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) chairman, former and incumbent officials of WAPDA and shareholders of Genco Power, involved in the contract deal for rental power plants (RPP), to appear in court on October 26.
The court allowed them to either appear in person or through their representatives, with the assurance that they would appear in court whenever it asked them to.
A three-member Supreme Court