ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly Standing Committee on House and Library expressed its reservations on Thursday with the security arrangements at Parliament House and Government Hostel. Committee members discussed security arrangements at Parliament House and the hostel and told Islamabad police to take stern measures to ensure foolproof security for both. The committee also told the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to make the arrangements necessary for the provision of shade and
LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) Information Secretary Kamil Ali Agha accused Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) Additional Director General (ADG) Zafar Qureshi of unleashing a personal agenda of vengeance against Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and his family, in a press statement issued in Lahore on Tuesday, and said that Zafar Ahmad Qureshi had failed to find any proof against Monis Elahi in the 14 day physical remand.
Agha said that Qureshi despite his machination has also
QUETTA – The spokesman of the Balochistan government criticised the political parties of all-parties conference (APC) for their undemocratic attitude towards Balochistan issues. In an official statement, the spokesman said that some political parties had no vote bank and yet their electoral constituency were criticising the elected provincial government, asking it to step down.
Obama may be losing the faith of a famous and charismatic supporter ahead of the 2012 elections. Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon campaigned for Obama in 2008, but he recently offered some harsh criticism of the president’s economic approach.
During the interview rounds promoting his latest film, ‘The Adjustment Bureau,’ Damon took aim at the White House’s approach to big banks. “I think he’s rolled over to Wall Street completely. The economy has huge problems. We still
BIRMINGHAM – Former International Cricket Council president Ehsan Mani has branded the governing body “weak” for not doing more to prevent disgraced Pakistan batsman Salman Butt from taking up a World Cup media role. Although the ICC is powerless to prevent a private Pakistan TV channel from hiring Butt, who was banned for five years on fixing charges last week, Mani said they should have tried harder or voiced their disapproval.
Instead Butt, the Pakistan captain during their
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesman Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday criticised the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) decision of withdrawing cases registered on political grounds, saying it was illogical.
In a statement, he said the decision, taken at a time when the government and the PML-N teams were discussing the 10-point reforms agenda, had created more concerns and doubts over the role of the already controversial NAB in keeping a check on corruption.
ISLAMABAD – Claiming that only political parties from Azad Kashmir have right to represent the Kashmiri people, AJK Prime Minister Sardar Atique Ahmad on Sunday warned that any intervention of non-Kashmiri political parties in the state would be a ‘counter-productive’ for the Kashmir cause and Pakistan itself.
He was addressing a meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the Muslim Conference held here. According to a source privy to deliberations at the meeting, the AJK
LAHORE – Former Pakistan batsman and PCB’s Game Development Director Aamer Sohail has slammed former team-mate Ramiz Raja for saying that domestic cricket was based on quantity than quality.
“I don’t know how Ramiz said that Pakistan cricket doesn’t have quality,” PakPassion quoted Sohail, as saying.
Former cricketers have ruined Pakistan cricket because when current format of domestic cricket was introduced, they should have thought about introducing teams like Quetta to
PERTH: Former captain Steve Waugh says a lack of stability within the side is contributing significantly to the current Australian cricket team’s woes. Waugh, who lost just nine of his 57 Tests as Australian captain, believes the national selectors have made too many changes to the team over the last 18 months and not shown enough faith in young players.
“What the selectors have got to do, which they did back then, is have belief in the younger players they pick and say ‘you are