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India says no decision on resumption of series yet

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board’s plans of arranging a series with India suffered a blow as India’s foreign secretary Nirupama Rao said Wednesday that no decision was made on “resumption” of cricket ties with Pakistan. Rao said on her Twitter account: “Hv (have) been asked abt (about) resumption of cricket ties with Pak. Want to clarify no such decision, although sporting contacts may be encouraged.” Replying to a question on twitter, Rao said, “Sporting contacts btw (between)

In or out of the coalition: ANP decision on Sunday

KARACHI – Awami National Party (ANP)-Sindh has summoned a meeting of its think-tank on Friday (today) to deliberate the merits of staying part of the coalition government in Sindh, announced party spokesman Qadir Khan on Thursday. A meeting of the provincial party’s executive committee has also been convened on Sunday to follow up on the think-tank’s deliberations.
Meanwhile, a delegation of PPP-Sindh led by Secretary- General Taj Haider visited Mardan House and held a meeting

PC to wait for SC decision on review petition

ISLAMABAD – The parliamentary committee (PC) on judges’ appointment on Thursday deferred discussing the Supreme Court (SC) verdict that annulled the PC’s rejection of appointments of additional judges in the Sindh and Lahore High Courts.
The PC met under the leadership of Senator Nayyar Hussain Bokhari at the Parliament House, deciding that the committee would wait for the Supreme Court verdict on a review petition filed by the federation against its earlier decision.
The

YDA withdraws decision to call off strike

LAHORE – The Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Thursday night took back its decision to call off its strike in public hospitals across Punjab. YDA president said the bureaucracy wanted to implement its policy of divide and rule, but doctors stood united and would not back down until the fulfilment of their demands on part of Senior Adviser Sardar Zulfikar Khosa.
He said the government only wanted to increase the salaries of house officers, medical officers and post graduate

Govt files petition against SC verdict overturning PC’s decision

ISLAMABAD – The government filed a review petition on Monday against the Supreme Court (SC)’s decision overturning the Parliamentary Committee (PC)’s rejection to grant one-year extensions to six additional judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC) and Sindh High Court (SHC), which were recommended by the Judicial Commission. In the review petition filed through Deputy Attorney General KK Agha, the government contended that an incorrect and flawed assumption was made in the apex court’s

Decision already made to lift emergency law in Syria

DAMASCUS/AMMAN – The decision to lift emergency rule in Syria, which has been in place since 1963, has “already been made”, a presidential adviser said Sunday. “The decision to lift the emergency law has already been made. But I do not know about the time frame,” Buthaina Shaaban told AFP in an interview at her office.
Syria’s emergency law, put in place when the ruling Baath party rose to power in March 1963, imposes restrictions on public gatherings and movement and authorises

President retracts decision to reappoint Deedar

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari has decided to retract his decision of reappointing Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as National Accountability Bureau chairman. The PML-N has decided to propose the name of Justice (r) Khalilur Rehman Ramday for the position.
Sources told Online that after consulting Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Senate Chairman Farooq Naik and other close aides, President Zardari decided to accept the Supreme Court’s verdict regarding NAB Chairman

Govt’s decision to devolve HEC an act of disloyalty: Atta

ISLAMABAD – Renowned educationist and former Higher Education Commission chairman Dr Attaur Rahman on Friday called the government’s decision to devolve the HEC to the provinces an act of disloyalty to Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference Rahman, who is also the chairman of the Council of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, said devolving the HEC to the provinces would be an attack on Pakistan’s educational structure. “In order to destabilise any country, you don’t need to

Gilani supports court’s decision to free Davis

ISLAMABAD – Amid increasing criticism of the judiciary for releasing US national Raymond Davis and of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for facilitating the process, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani supported the court verdict on Friday, saying that the entire leadership of the country was of the opinion that the matter should be left to the court.
The PM said it was inappropriate to hold any single institution responsible for the final outcome of the case. “In the Raymond

‘Leg before decision cost us’

MOHALI – Angry Ireland captain William Porterfield slammed a controversial umpiring decision involving Gary Wilson in their crunch World Cup defeat against the West Indies on Friday. Wilson was adjudged leg before wicket by on-field umpire Asoka de Silva when the batsman was cruising at 61 and the decision was referred to TV umpire Bruce Oxenford. TV replays showed the batsman had offered a shot but de Silva upheld his decision as the ball was pitching in line of the stumps, prompting

Italy to wait on EU before decision on Libyan rebels

ROME – Italy will seek the opinion of other European countries before deciding whether to recognise Libyan rebels as the country’s legitimate representatives, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday. Asked whether Italy would follow the French govt’s lead on recognising Libya’s opposition, Berlusconi told reporters at a press conference in Rome: “It’s the view of a single government. “I think it is better for us to listen to the views of the entire European community,” he

PC will ask PM to file review plea against SC decision

ISLAMABAD – The Parliamentary Committee (PC) on judges’ appointment unanimously decided on Wednesday to request the prime minister that a review petition be filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of the federation, against the verdict of a four-member bench, which overturned the PC’s decision rejecting the Judicial Commission (JC)’s recommendation for one-year extension to six additional judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC) and Sindh High Court (SHC).
The PC decided that it would

Judges’ extensions – SC overturns parliamentary body’s decision

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court overturned on Friday a Parliamentary Committee decision rejecting a yearlong extension to six additional judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC) and Sindh High Court (SHC) and told the government to issue a notification granting the extension in line with the recommendations of the Judicial Commission in February.
A four-member bench comprising Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice

SC suspends PC’s decision of denying extension to 2 SHC judges

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday suspended the decision of the Parliamentary Committee (PC) which denied one year extensions in the service of two additional judges of the Sindh High Court and restrained the respondents from issuing any notification in pursuance of the PC’s recommendations.
A four-member larger bench comprising Justice Mahmood Akhtar Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez was hearing petitions against the

PPP waits as PML-N ponders ‘final decision

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), adopting the wait-and-see policy, will show all of its cards after the final decision of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) regarding ending the coalition in Punjab. The party insiders on Wednesday confided that PPP top leadership has directed its stalwarts to overlook all instigating remarks of PML-N leaders and follow the policy of ‘wait and see’ till February 25.
It was also learnt that the central leadership of the party has

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