During a brief hearing of the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam on Thursday, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry fixed a contempt of court case against FIA Director General Malik Muhammad Iqbal…
Mian Ehtasham Waheed, while conducting a two-day workshop for journalists on Wednesday, said that the media’s responsibility was to present a complete and unbiased picture to the public. He said that the…
Backing Kabul’s peace plan to reconcile with Taliban-led insurgents, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday urged Afghanistan to shake off outside “coercion”, while at the same time seeking to boost India’s…
KARACHI – Federal Inter-provincial Coordination Minister Mian Raza Rabbani and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday decided to convene a joint meeting of the vice-chancellors (VCs) of all state-run universities in the province.
Rabbani met Shah at the Chief Minister’s House and discussed the devolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) along with other federal government departments to the provinces under the 18th Constitutional Amendment as well as other related
ISLAMABAD – The fate of higher education in the country will now be decided by the Supreme Court, as a petition filed against the government’s decision to devolve the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has been fixed for hearing tomorrow (Monday).
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Saturday passed the order on a constitutional petition filed by Professor GA Miana.The federation has been named respondent in the petition through the Law Ministry. “Put up this case in the
ISLAMABAD – Reko Diq mines are the property of Balochistan and the elected government of the province alone has the right to enter into a contract regarding the resources, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Wednesday.
The CJP also observed that if Balochistan was given its due share under the current National Finance Commission Award, it would have been the wealthiest province of the country. He said the provincial government did not approach the
LAHORE – The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) will hold a meeting today (Sunday) to decide about the two-day closure in Lahore region. APCNGA Chairman Ghayas Paracha said that some of the members say that there should be no closure, as they have incurred huge losses due to two-day weekly closure of CNG stations. He said that the decision will be made after taking all members on board.
MELBOURNE – Ricky Ponting said on Sunday he will decide his international future over the next few days, but insisted he still has a lot to offer Australian cricket. The captain’s return home after Australia’s World Cup quarter-final elimination by India corresponds with calls for his replacement as Australia’s Test and one-day skipper.
Ponting, whose captaincy has been under attack since Australia’s Ashes series debacle against England in January, scored a fighting 104 but it
LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday dismissed four petitions challenging the immunity status of Raymond Davis, observing that the trial court had started hearing the case and the same court would decide on the immunity for the US national, who is accused of killing two Pakistani youths in Lahore. During Monday’s proceedings at the LHC, it transpired from the mood of the LHC chief justice that the fate of Davis would be decided by the trial court of Additional District and
JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said a decision to support imposing a no-fly zone over Libya was up to the Arab League, not only Gulf countries. “It is an issue that is the responsibility of the Arab League,” Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal told a press conference in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.
Arab League foreign ministers will meet Saturday to discuss ways to stop Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi from bombing and strafing his own citizens who are battling the loyalist
LAHORE – Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the history will decide that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) decision to oust Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) from Punjab government will weaken democracy or not.
She also said that PML-N’s chief put the democracy on stake for his political gains but the PPP would continue its policy of reconciliation not only to strengthen the democracy but also in the best interest of the country.
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is set to decide in a meeting today whether or not to continue its alliance with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Punjab, as well as to determine its future course of action following an increasingly sour fall-out with the PPP.
With the extended deadline to implement the PML-N’s 10-point reforms agenda expiring today, the organising committee of the PML-N will discuss the party’s future strategy vis-a-vis the PPP with two
MUMBAI – The High Court in Mumbai will decide today (Monday) the fate of Mohammed Ajmal alias Amir Kasab, the alleged terrorist of Pakistani origin who was sentenced to death by a special court for his role in the terror attacks on the financial capital.
The High Court is likely to vindicate the death sentence given to Kasab by the special Indian court last May, sources said.
According to Indian law, death sentence given by a lower court has to be confirmed by the High
ISLAMABAD – The fate of the unification bloc regarding a separate parliamentary party status in the Punjab Assembly will be decided after February 23, the cutoff date given by the PML-N to the PPP government for implementing Nawaz Sharif’s 10-point agenda.
This was decided in a meeting of PML-N central leaders chaired by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif. “The PML-N central leaders decided that if the PPP failed to implement the 10-point agenda by February 23 and the PML-N opted to oust
ISLAMABAD – The federal government is seriously considering the option of resuming two holidays a week from April for reducing energy consumption and administrative expenditure as electricity shortfall would reach 2,000 to 3,000MW in the coming summer.
The proposal is part of the government’s efforts to facilitate the industrial and agricultural sector besides saving money under the head of office expenditure amidst severe financial crunch. The decision would help minimise a
ISLAMABAD – As President Asif Ali Zardari called a meeting of the party’s central executive committee (CEC) today (Friday), it triggered speculations in the federal capital that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani would dissolve his cabinet within 24 hours and form a small team of 15 to 20 ministers.
However, no one confirmed the report. “Broadly speaking, the political situation with emphasis on latest events of significance will be the agenda of the CEC meeting. You may draw your
ISLAMABAD – The PPP core committee on Wednesday authorised President Asif Ali Zardari to take any decision to right-size or dissolve the federal cabinet. A PPP source told Pakistan Today that the meeting also concluded that the government should let the law take its course over the issue of US citizen Raymond Davis and it was decided that since the matter was sub-judice, everyone should wait for the court verdict over the issue.
Addressing the participants, Zardari said the