Tag Archives: Criticism

Cabinet avoids direct criticism of US

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) sources claimed on Tuesday that in spite of condemning the NATO air strike on Pakistan Army’s checkposts that killed 24 soldiers, ministers in the cabinet meeting avoided direct

Enver Baig’s criticism irks PCB

A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board believes that former Senator Enver Baig, who was sacked by his political party, is now trying to gain publicity by criticising the sports bodies.

England unfazed by criticism

England spinner Graeme Swann on Tuesday shrugged off criticism of his team’s faltering one-day form, insisting the squad were capable of bouncing back to beat Sri Lanka. England trail Sri Lanka 2-1

Ghurki condemns criticism of Army

Federal minister and Pakistan People’s Party;s (PPP) Lahore Chapter President Samina Khalid Ghurki, condemning the criticism of Pakistan Army, said that some political actors were vilifying the army to please their ‘foreign

China rejects US criticism over Tibet monastery

BEIJING – China hit back Tuesday at US criticism of its handling of unrest at a major Tibetan Buddhist monastery that prompted the Dalai Lama to warn of “catastrophic consequences” if the situation worsened. The United States last week criticised the use of force by Chinese authorities to put down demonstrations by monks at Kirti monastery in a Tibetan region of the southwestern province of Sichuan. The unrest at the monastery was triggered by the self-immolation of a monk last month,

Bahrain releases ‘Blogfather’ after US criticism

MANAMA – Bahraini authorities on Friday freed Internet blogger Mahmood al-Yousif, also known as the “Blogfather”, whose arrest drew criticism from the US State Department, the official news agency BNA said.A government spokesman cited by BNA said Yousif was questioned on Thursday but gave no further details.
The United States has criticised the arrest, while also renewing its condemnation of violence in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom where Shiite-led protests broke out in

Punjab govt tables 6 bills in PA amid strong Opp criticism

LAHORE – The Treasury faced harsh criticism from the opposition on Thursday over Raymond Davis’ release and the doctors’ strike, but managed to proceed with official business by tabling 6 bills in the house.
Opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly blamed the Punjab government for “ensuring the safe release of Raymond Davis” and asked why Law Minister Rana Sanaullah visited Kot Lakhpat Jail before Davis left the prison. Assembly proceedings began an hour late at 11am under the

Criticism of apex court verdict – HRCSA moves SC seeking PPP Sindh MPAs’ disqualification

KARACHI – The Human Rights Commission for South Asia (HRCSA) on Monday moved a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan, Karachi registry seeking disqualification of the PPP’s Sindh Assembly members, who are involved in protesting and criticising the SC’s order that set aside the notification for the appointment of the NAB chairman. The petition was filed by HRCSA representative Syed Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi under Article 184(3) of the Constitution of Pakistan, pleading that the

Turkey hits back at US over media freedom criticism

ANKARA – Turkey on Thursday rejected US criticism over media freedom in the country following the detention of four opposition journalists in a probe of alleged coup plots. “Press freedom in Turkey is greater than press freedom in America… There is no problem in Turkey in this sense,” Interior Minister Besir Atalay said, according to Anatolia news agency.
Monday’s detentions fuelled accusations that a probe into alleged plots to topple the ruling Islamist-rooted Justice and

Netanyahu defends settlement after US criticism

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying Jews have a right to live anywhere in Jerusalem, defended on Monday a settlement project that drew criticism from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Israeli bulldozers cleared the way for 20 new homes for Jews in East Jerusalem, an area captured by Israel in a 1967 war and which Palestinian want as the capital of a future state, by demolishing a derelict hotel on Sunday. Clinton, in Abu Dhabi on a tour of US Gulf

Russia rejects Western criticism of Khodorkovsky case

MOSCOW – Russia on Friday rejected the West’s criticism of a court decision to keep Kremlin critic and ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in jail until 2017 in a case watched as a barometer of the country’s democratic progress.
“The opinions expressed there (in the West) should not and absolutely do not affect the decisions taken by the judicial authorities of the Russian Federation,” news agencies quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying.
“They are independent of both