ISLAMABAD: Former information minister and PPP leader Sherry Rehman has submitted a private members’ bill with the National Assembly Secretariat, seeking an end to the death penalty for blasphemers. Important additions to the legislation include section 203A, which will ensure that “anyone making false or frivolous accusation under any of the sections 295A-C of the PPC shall be punished in accordance with similar punishments prescribed in the section under which the false accusation
LAHORE: Punjab Higher Education Department has denied the extension of six vice chancellors of public sector universities and has instructed the VC Search Committee to advertise for the posts, Pakistan Today learnt on Tuesday.
Sources informed that a summary was sent to the Punjab Chief Minister in which HED highlighted ‘unsatisfied progress and administrative weaknesses’ as the reasons why their applications for extension were rejected. The six universities include Sargodha
NEW DELHI: India’s government and opposition parties failed on Monday to break a deadlock in parliament over an investigation into a widening corruption scandal that has prevented economic reforms being approved.
The opposition has halted parliament sessions since early November over demands for a joint parliamentary investigation into the sale of telecoms licences and spectrum in the world’s fastest growing mobile phone market.
The Congress party-led coalition government
BERLIN: Former Spanish international great Raul scored a brace as Bundesliga strugglers Schalke 04 finally ended their jinx at the Veltins-Arena with a 3-0 home defeat of St. Pauli on Friday.
Schalke finished runners-up last season but have made a disastrous start to the 2011 campaign with one win in their first 10 games, prior to this victory, leaving them hovering precariously around the relegation zone.
Raul moved to the German side in July on a 2-year deal after making
LAHORE: The equitable distribution of resources, elimination of corruption and curbing police injustices is essential for setting up a peaceful society, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday.
He made these comments while addressing a large gathering of people after the distribution of vouchers of free fertilizers, seeds and quilts among the flood victims in Esa Khel in Mianwali district. The CM said that it was unfortunate that the poor, backward regions were the
KARACHI: Stocks fell on Thursday as the corporate result season had almost ended and investors awaiting the outcome of meetings between International Monetary Fund and Pakistani officials.
IMF and Pakistani authorities are meeting in Islamabad to discuss the possible release of the sixth tranche of an $11 billion emergency loan agreed in November 2008. The KARACHI Stock Exchange’s benchmark 100-share index ended 0.65 percent, or 69.17 points, lower at 10,634.99.
President Nicolas Sarkozy hopes to put his titanic battle to raise France’s retirement age behind him this week by signing the measure into law despite a new wave of strikes, rallies and fuel blockades.
With thousands of families heading off for school half-term holidays, and lawmakers expected to give the pensions bill their formal final approval on Wednesday, Sarkozy hopes the mass protest movement will die away.
But, with opinion polls showing the embattled
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pledged a swift end to the Naples garbage crisis on Friday as TV pictures of piles of rubbish and angry protests put his struggling government under pressure.
At least 20 police officers were injured on Thursday and there was further violence overnight as the chronic problem of waste disposal in Italy’s third largest city flared into violence for another night.
Hundreds of tonnes of garbage lie uncollected in the
-KWSB does not provide water supply connections in slum areas, prompting residents to make illegal connections
-Contaminated water causes diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain
-Losses of Rs 112 billion is caused by inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene conditions
At least 28 people living in the slums of Landhi and Korangi towns were hospitalised with diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain on Monday after allegedly consuming contaminated water.