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PU AFFAIRS – VC’s ‘mates’ fail to show up

PU AFFAIRS – VC’s ‘mates’ fail to show up

LAHORE – Five senior teachers of the Punjab University (PU) denied to support PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran and avoided to participate in a meeting that was arranged by Teachers Front (TF) in VC’s favour.
Some PU teachers disclosed that these five teachers had been ‘obliged’ by the VC in the past. Their names are Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal, Dr Amin Ather, Dr Zahid Karim Khan, Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz and Dr Abdul Ghaffar. PU sources said that they were in close contact

Tunisian forces fire in air, fail to end protest rally

TUNIS – Tunisian security forces fired in the air on Sunday in a vain attempt to disperse tens of thousands of demonstrators in the capital calling for a new interim government, a Reuters witness said. It was the second straight day of mass protests in the North African country’s main city, in defiance of a government ban on rallies, after a lull following the popular uprising last month which overthrew President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
After weeks of relative calm, as many as

PML factions fail to build consensus on new provinces

ISLAMABAD – Apart from rhetoric and media statements for public consumption, none of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) factions has yet taken any practical step for creation of new provinces. In recent past, though PML-Q, PML-F and PML Like-minded have been vociferously demanding creation of Saraiki Province, Hazara Province and restoration of Bahawalpur Province, but no serious effort was made by them to create any political consensus.
Background interviews and interactions with

Nuclear talks with Iran fail

ISTANBUL – Talks between world powers and Iran ended on Saturday without progress in tackling concerns over Tehran’s nuclear programme, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said no more are planned.
“We had hoped to embark on a discussion of practical ways forward, and have made every effort to make that happen. I am disappointed to say that this has not been possible,” Ashton told reporters. She spoke at the end of two days of talks in Istanbul between Iran and the

Loss-making PSEs fail to give data to cabinet

ISLAMABAD – The managements of loss-making public sector enterprises (PSEs) on Wednesday failed to provide relevant data to the federal cabinet meeting and sought a deferment of the matter until the next meeting.
A reliable source informed Pakistan Today that the cabinet meeting was told that officials of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) and Pakistan Railways (PR) failed to submit their restructuring plans, so the matter could not be taken

SECP and KSE fail to build bourse’s credibility

KARACHI – The regulator and management of the domestic equity market seem to have failed to preserve the integrity and credibility of the country’s capital market, where the fate of hundreds of aggrieved investors faced with substantial losses is hanging in balance. The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has long received complaints from the investors, particularly small ones, regarding the non-transference of shares and funds by various brokerage houses at the

Police fail to recover stolen government vehicle

LAHORE – Police have failed to recover a government-owned Bolan carry van stolen on Friday. According to police sources, the vehicle was allocated to Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) employee Nadeem Ghauri and stolen from in front of his residence in Shadbagh.
Police officials revealed that the car was owned by former Lahore Capital City Police officer (CCPO) and PPSC Member Pervaiz Rathore’s staff member. Nadeem told police that he had parked the vehicle in front of his

W African defence chiefs to oust Gbagbo if talks fail

LAGOS – West African regional military chiefs have set in motion plans to oust Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo if negotiations fail, a Nigerian defence spokesman said Friday.
The decision was reached at a meeting in Abuja of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) attended by military chiefs from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Niger and Nigeria. “The committee of chiefs of defence staff met on Tuesday and Wednesday to put machinery

PCB’s fresh measures fail to curb indiscipline

LAHORE: Despite the introduction of a strong anti-corruption code by the PCB, incidents of indiscipline are still being widely reported in the ongoing domestic season. Pakistan’s discarded opener Imran Nazir was banned from playing in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match after he misbehaved with match referee Ishtiaq Ahmed during the last-round match in Rawalpindi.
Nazir, who was leading the ZTBL team, was fined Rs 10,000 by the match referee for abusing leg-spinner Danish Kaneria but

Rescue 1122 trainers fail first aid course, Edhi officials pass

LAHORE: More than 30 officials/trainers of Rescue 1122 failed to pass Emergency First Responder (EFR), basic first aid course, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday. On other hand all staffers of Edhi Ambulance Service, who are considered as less trained and less educated, scored good marks and passed the course.
Rescue 1122 sources told Pakistan Today that about 50 rescue officers/trainers and four staffers of Edhi Ambulance Service took the course.
Sources said the course was

Kashmala’s bid to dislodge Fauzia set to fail

ISLAMABAD: PML-Q likeminded group leader Kashmala Tariq’s bid to dislodge chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance Fauzia Wahab of the PPP is likely to end in a disappointment, as most of the committee members are unwilling to support Kashmala.
It has become a routine that whenever the committee meets, Kashmala is seen coming with an agenda to attack Fauzia. She has been successful in winning the support of PML-N members – Khwaja Asif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi – but

Indian parties fail to end parliament deadlock

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

Qazi, Fazl fail to reconcile; no headway

ISLAMABAD: The deadlock between Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and rest of the component parties of the six-party MMA over the group’s revival is likely to continue, as the latest attempt by Qazi Hussain Ahmed to convince Fazlur Rehman to part ways with the government met a desperate end.
In a bid to sort out differences over the mechanism for the revival the MMA, former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed held a meeting with JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday. The meeting was part

Phone snatchings in capital surge as police fail to benefit from IMEI system

It has been years since the central International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) system was introduced in the country to trace and block stolen cell phones, but the capital city police is yet to avail the system, the use of which will lead to revolutionising the police’s performance in recovering stolen cell phones, apprehending criminals and curb the rapidly rise phone-snatching crime, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) –

Russian men fail to fire-up home crowd

Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko, top seed of the joint ATP and WTA Kremlin Cup tournament, crashed out of the event beaten by unheralded Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas in straight sets.
The 24-year-old Cuevas won 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/5) in one hour 48 minutes to level his record with Davydenko, three-times a champion here (2004/06/07), at 1-1. It was not a good day for the Russian hopes as defending champion Mikhail Youzhny pulled out because he has not recovered after falling ill in

Punjab govt’s Model Villages project likely to fail

The Punjab government has pledges for the construction of only 1,346 houses from various donors against its plans of building over than 20,000 houses under the Model Villages project.
Data available with Pakistan Today revealed that only seven percent of the houses could be constructed in accordance with the pledges made by various donors. The government would need Rs 6 billion to construct 204 model villages. However, neither does the government have the funds for

Govt and Ittehad-e-Tanzeemate-Madaris (ITMD) talks fail

Madaris want the charter to be able to issue degrees
Question on how to move forward with legislation remains unresolved
As the procedure remains unclear even after a meeting on Thursday, the linking of five Boards of Ittehad-e-Tanzeemate-Madaris Pakistan (ITMP) with the Ministry of Education continues to get delayed, an investigation by the reporter revealed.
The government on Thursday announced the formulation of an agreement with the