While the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the Awami National Party (ANP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) on Saturday defended the restoration of the commissionerate system in Sindh, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement…
Pakistan’s cricket chief has vowed to safeguard his country’s rights after proposed constitutional changes by the game’s world governing body, which meets in Hong Kong from Sunday. The two-day International Cricket Council…
Cristie Kerr returns to defend her State Farm Classic title this week, taking on a star-studded field that includes LPGA Player of the Year Yani Tseng of Taiwan. Brittany Lincicome, winner on…
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed said there are numerous contributions by Shahid Afridi but we are duty-bound to maintain discipline at all levels. Shahid would be given every opportunity…
SANAA – Yemeni soldiers who have sided with anti-regime protesters intervened on Monday to prevent police from taking on thousands of demonstrators camped at a square in central Sanaa, an AFP correspondent said.
SANAA – Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed to defend his people on Friday as he hailed a massive show of support on the streets of Sanaa, in a brief address to crowds outside his palace.
“I pledge… to sacrifice myself for the people, with my blood and with everything I hold dear,” Saleh said, thanking his supporters inside and outside Yemen in the face of two months of escalating protests calling for his ouster.
Bosses at movie company Fox Searchlight have issued a statement to address the growing criticisms of Natalie Portman’s Oscar-winning role in ‘Black Swan.’ The star scooped the Best Actress Academy Award for her turn as unstable dancer Nina in the film last month, but has since faced claims a body double was used for most of the complicated ballet dancing scenes.
The stand-in – American Ballet Theatre dancer Sarah Lane – has fuelled the speculation by telling, “Of the full body
LAHORE – Muslims should actively defend Islam instead of passing resolutions against the US and the West, Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufit Munibur Rehman said on Saturday. He was addressing a seminar titled, “Integrity of Pakistan and our responsibilities” at the Jamia Naeemia. Munib said that lawlessness is reigning supreme and rulers are present everywhere but government is nowhere. “In such circumstances, who can give the assurance of the integrity of the country,” he asked.
ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday vowed to defend the country against terrorists. Addressing a ceremony held at the police lines for paying tributes to the martyrs of Islamabad Police, the interior minister said that the terrorists were trying to destabilize the country. “We are the best… we will continue to be the best and the government would also continue its efforts for safeguarding the country,” Malik said while addressing the heirs of the martyrs of
KARACHI – No teaching activities will take place in any educational institution in Sindh, while college-based teachers’ associations of Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa will observe a black day and hoist black flags on college buildings to protest the brutality meted out to college teachers in Sindh, announced Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) representatives during a press conference on Tuesday.
The boycott of all teaching activities follows the
PUIGPUNYENT – Tour de France champion Alberto Contador plans to appeal against the provisional one-year ban handed down to him by the Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) for failing a doping test.
“I do not agree with the (RFEC’s preliminary) resolution at all,” an emotional Contador told a news conference on Friday, adding that he had no plans to retire from cycling as he had threatened to do if he was punished. “You have to remember this is just a proposal and I will work as hard
BRISBANE – American Andy Roddick will put behind him a season dogged by illness to launch the new year with the defence of his Brisbane International title starting on Sunday. Roddick, 28, believes he is finally his old self again after fighting a bout of mononucleosis, an infectious viral illness, which restricted him to just two titles in 2010.
The 2003 US Open champion and three-time Wimbledon finalist flew into Brisbane four days before the other tournament top seeds to
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday said it would fight a US lawsuit against the ISI as well as its present and past directors general.
“The government of Pakistan has taken a firm decision to strongly contest the suit filed against the ISI, its present and past directors general,” Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said. “The government of Pakistan and its embassy in Washington shall defend the legal suit on behalf of the ISI and its directors general fully and properly.”
PESHAWAR – All parties were on the same page on the floor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly on Thursday against any possible attempts to amend the Blasphemy Law.
Responding to points raised by opposition members, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti said the ruling parties would be a step ahead of religious parties to protect the Blasphemy Law.
“The entire House members will be on roads to mark protest if someone attempted to amend the law,” Hoti
LAHORE: Pakistan Navy will defend their boxing title in the 31st National Games at Amaan Ullah boxing stadium, Peshawar. The Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) has announced the schedule for the competition. The event will start from December 26 and end on the 30th. Olympian referee judge Ali Akber Shah Qadri has been appointed the technical delegate while AIBA Three Star referee judge Ghulam Hussain Patni will look after the event as chairman jury. Dr. Amjad Rahim will act as an
LAHORE : The Pakistan Cricket Board has made it clear that Pakistan’s runaway wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider would be given a chance to defend his position before the board considers any disciplinary action. Haider deserted the Pakistan team on the morning of the fifth and final ODI against South Africa in UAE and fled to England seeking asylum over death threats from an unknown person.
“The board will decide on how to deal with the Zulqarnain issue on the basis of the findings
At meeting of the UN Security Council in New York today (Tuesday), Pakistan will defend its position against allegations that its troops had violated the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls on all parties to an armed conflict to protect women against all forms of abuses.
An official source privy to the development, told Pakistan Today that some NGOs had alleged that Pakistani troops fighting outlaws in troubled areas had violated the provisions of the