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SHCBA to move SC against parliamentary committee’s decision

SHCBA to move SC against parliamentary committee’s decision

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) announced on Wednesday that it would move the Supreme Court of Pakistan against a parliamentary committee’s decision whereby the proposal for extension of two Sindh High Court (SHC) judges was rejected.
The SHCBA took the decision at a meeting chaired by SHCBA President Anwar Mansoor Khan and attended by SHCBA office-bearers and senior lawyers. The participants of the meeting condemned the parliamentary committee’s decision

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS – Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees’ 24-hour strike grounded

Asma welcomes decision to defer ad hoc appointments

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir on Saturday welcomed the decision of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) to defer the appointment of two ad hoc judges in the apex court.
Talking to reporters at the Supreme Court building, she thanked the JCP for giving weight to the voice of bar associations and lawyers that did not approve the ad hoc appointments. She praised the fact that despite being in majority in the JCP, the judges did not

Ad-hoc judges controversy – All but PML-N disagree with SC decision

ISLAMABAD – The unanimous approval of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s proposal by the full court meeting on Monday to request Justice Khalilur Rahmman Ramday and Justice Rahmat Hussain Jaffery to rejoin the bench as ad-hoc judges has triggered a new controversy with major political parties, except the PML-N.
The parties, as well as the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), have expressed reservations and condemned the decision. “The SCBA strongly condemns the ad hoc

Now Sikhs also want decision on Minority Affairs Ministry reversed

KARACHI – After the Pakistan Hindu Foundation (PHF), a representative body of Pakistani Hindus, demanded that the federal and provincial governments should immediately reverse the decision of merging the Minority Affairs Ministry with the Religious Affairs Ministry, the Sikhs have also suite.
Like the PHF, the Sikhs have also demanded that a high-level inquiry be launched against Sindh Minority Affairs Minister Mohan Lal Kohistani for “misappropriating ministry funds.” A

Khosa promises fair decision on UoE professors’ sacking

LAHORE – Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa has assured students of University of Education (UoE) of taking a merit based decision on the sacking of two varsity professors; he said this after meeting with the Student Action Committee representatives of UoE on Monday.
Five students of UoE tabled their demands in front of the Sardar Latif Khosa, where he also took notice of the self immolation by a UoE student in front of Governor House and appreciated the students who were

Pain for players, but a fair decision, says Wasim

LAHORE – Former fast bowling great Wasim Akram on Sunday said it would be very hard for the three banned players — Salman Butt, Mohammad Aamer and Mohammed Asif — to get rid of the stigma associated with the bans imposed on them for spot-fixing. The former captain however backed the bans by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal insisting they would be like a lesson to other cricket playing nations as well.
“I do feel sorry for the players and I can imagine what they must be going

Hasty decision to start battery costs PSM millions

KARACHI – The administration of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) is incurring an expenditure of Rs 30 million every month in terms of its gas utility bill due to its hasty decision to keep Coke Oven Battery-1 heated at a time when it faces an acute shortage of raw material (coal and iron ore).
The battery was fired by the suspended PSM Chief Executive Officer Imtiaz Lodhi on December 1, 2010, by commencing the pre-heating process of the battery for the production of coke, while he

PAC slams reversing of decision to allow used cars’ imports

ISLAMABAD – The special committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Friday criticised the government for reversing the decision to allow the import of three to five year old used vehicles in the country.
The special committee meeting, chaired by Khawaja Muhammad Asif, called the decision anti-consumers, adding that automobile manufacturers in the country were selling low quality vehicles at exorbitant prices. Zafar Mehmood, secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, told the

Qadir backs PCB’s decision on World Cup captaincy

LAHORE – Former chief selector Abdul Qadir Tuesday backed the Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision of delaying the announcement of the captain for the World Cup.
He maintained that it would benefit the Pakistan cricket in the long run.
“By appointing Misbah as the vice captain in the ODI series against New Zealand, the PCB has actually put pressure on Afridi, which is indeed a good move. I am a firm believer of a backup policy not just for captain but for every player and

Butt’s family irritated at decision delay

LAHORE – The family of former skipper Salman Butt has criticised the independent tribunal of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for deferring the verdict of the tainted Pakistani trio for one month. Butt’s father, Zulfiqar Ali Butt, was very annoyed with the decision and said: “I fail to understand why ICC is lingering on this case. If my son is guilty, punish him now, or else, leave him. Why is the verdict being deferred to next month? The other two players have been acquitted

Analysts question govt’s decision to up Eurobond yield

KARACHI – The government has further increased the debt servicing cost on Pakistan Eurobonds for foreign investors by almost half basis points to 10.44 percent in what the analysts believe as an ‘unwise’ move.
It was just last week, on January 7, when yield on Pakistan Eurobond was raised by 15 bps to 9.99 percent by Islamabad after succumbing to a government-falling political pressure against the recent oil price hike.
“Pakistan Eurobond yield has gone further up by 45bps

Tahir hails decision to withdraw auto import SRO

LAHORE – Former Executive Committee Member of Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) Tahir Javaid Malik has hailed the Commerce Ministry decision to withdraw SRO regarding used cars import under personal baggage, gift and transfer of residence schemes.
In a press statement issued here on Friday, Tahir Javaid Malik said that the decision would go a long way and local vending industry would get a new lease of life. He said that the

Integrity Committee grills Malik, Akmal but makes no decision

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board’s Integrity Committee was locked Thursday in debate over the selection of Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik in the team for the ODIs against New Zealand and the Word Cup 2011. Danish Kaneria is not being considered for selection, it was learnt.
The PCB’s Integrity Committee had a closed-door meeting with the three players and had also called Yasir Hameed and Khalid Latif for questioning. However, no final decision has yet been taken.

HRCP expresses concern over FSC’s decision

LAHORE – The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Saturday expressed concerns at the Federal Shariat Court’s (FSC) decision that seeks reversal of several provisions of the Women’s Protection Act 2006.
The non-governmental organisation (NGO) said that it would issue a detailed comment on implications of the FSC’s decision later but was “alarmed that the verdict seeks reversion to provisions of the 1979 Hudood Ordinance which were highly discriminatory to the rights of

Zulqarnain awaits decision on asylum

LAHORE: Pakistan’s runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who flew to London in the middle of the series against South Africa last month, is still waiting for a decision on his asylum case in the United Kingdom.
Haider had fled Abu Dhabi claiming he received death threats from alleged bookies. Haider had also threatened to expose those involved in match-fixing on his Facebook page but since then had gone underground.
Many had thought this was because he was granted asylum

Warne questions decision to leave out Beer

PERTH: Australian spin maestro Shane Warne believes Australia have made a mistake in overlooking Michael Beer for the third Ashes Test in Perth and instead electing to field a four-man pace attack, with the slow bowling duties left to all-rounder Steve Smith.
Warne wrote on his Twitter account: “Very, very surprised Australia playing five quicks and Smith … No Beer is a big surprise,” wrote Warne on his Twitter account.
“Three quicks, Watson, Smith and Beer gives Ricky