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Zulqarnain’s family blames PCB for airport snub

Zulqarnain’s family blames PCB for airport snub

LAHORE – Relations between Zulqarnain Haider and the Pakistan Cricket Board seem to have hit a new low after his family blamed the PCB for preventing the wicket-keeper’s wife and children from joining him in the United Kingdom.
Zulqarnain’s wife, Shazia, and his two daughters were stopped from boarding a flight to London on Sunday by FIA officials at the Lahore airport. They were told to contact the British High Commission in Islamabad and the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Health secretary admits failure to implement family planning

LAHORE – Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad admitted on Tuesday that due to lack of a firm commitment on part of the Punjab government, efforts to implement family planning and promote reproductive health have been inconsistent so far.
“Most of medical officers, even senior medical officers working in rural areas are unaware of basic concepts of reproductive health”, he said adding that no government, resource generation or GDP could cater to such a rapid increase in

PQFTL, HBL sign family takaful accord

KARACHI – Pak-Qatar Family Takaful (PQFT), Pakistan’s first and largest family takaful operator, has signed an agreement with HBL-Islamic banking to provide family takaful coverage to HBL-Islamic banking Al-Ziarat account holders. The contribution for life takaful coverage will be made by HBL. The agreement was signed by PQFTL CEO P Ahmed and HBL Islamic Banking Head Muhammad Aslam.
HBL Al-Ziarat account allows customers to save for hajj and umrah and undertake journey at the

Land grabbed by Nayyar Bukhari’s family evacuated

ISLAMABAD – The Capital Development Authority told the Supreme Court on Friday that 80 kanals of land grabbed by brothers of PPP leader Nayyar Hussain Bukhari at Bani Gala had been evacuated. A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a suo motu case initiated on a letter by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan to the CJP against the illegal occupation and land grabbing by Bukhari 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

Each camel jockey’s family given $1,000, SC told

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that the government had disbursed $1,000 as compensation to each affected family of the children used as camel jockeys in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday disposed of the suo motu case with an appreciation for the federal government as well as interior ministry for disbursing 769 cheques worth $1,000 to each

Zardari visits Taseer’s family

LAHORE – President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday pledged that those behind the assassination of slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer would be exposed and punished in accordance with the law.
The president was talking to the family of Taseer in Lahore. He said Taseer led a brave and undaunted political life and embraced martyrdom following the golden tradition set by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and hundreds of other PPP workers.

‘Taseer family should ask PPP about blasphemy bill withdrawal’

LAHORE – Slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s family should ask the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for what reasons the blasphemy law amendment bill submitted by MNA Sherry Rehman was withdrawn, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday. He was talking to journalists outside the Punjab Assembly (PA). He said that the Taseer family should ask the PPP that if it had to withdraw the bill why did it pump the governor to raise the party viewpoint on the blasphemy laws. “I appeal

Blasphemy suspect’s family wants justice

KARACHI – Members of the extended family of Waseem Shahzad, who was accused in October of alleged blasphemy in Malir, have appealed to the government for justice and protection after the brutal assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.
Shahzad and his immediate family had gone underground and later left the country, after an ambiguous organisation called ‘Muhibaan-e Quran Pakistan’, backed by Sindh Zakat and Ushr Minister Muhammad Sajid Jokhio, had accused him of using

Mahd’s family might not pursue case

LAHORE: The mystery of the circumstances in which, Mahd Faisal, student of C-1 of Aitchison College, was shot leading to his unfortunate demise failed to clear up on Friday. In the meanwhile, Investigation Police Cantt converted the attempt to murder case into a murder case after Mahd’s demise at the Neurosurgery Ward of General Hospital late on Thursday night.
Case updates: Mahd Faisal was shot on December 20 by a friend, sources suggest, accidentally during a get-together with

Six-member blind family gets free medical treatment

DASKA – The provincial health secretary ordered the medical superintendent of Civil Hospital Daska to bring the six-member blind family to the hospital for check-up and provide them with free medical facilities after the story of this poor family was published in Pakistan Today on December 14.
Rehmat Ali, 65, appealed to the government for help stating that his income was very low and he could not afford medical treatment of his family. When the news was published in Pakistan

A new member joins the Lahore Zoo’s zebra family

LAHORE: This year once again, a zebra at the Lahore Zoo has given birth to a male foal making a total of nine zebras, with four males and five females. After a long gestation of 12 months, the foal born is now suckling on its mother and is healthy.
The Lahore Zoo has been trying to conserve the Burchell’s zebra in-situ (in captivity, not in the wild) conservation since the last few years. “The zoo management has been very vigilant in the breeding and the conservation of this

Burned woman dies – family protests with body

LAHORE: Jameela (23), who was allegedly burned alive by her husband and in-laws on October 9, died in Mayo Hospital on Friday and her family staged a protest in front of the Lahore Press Club.
According to the police, Kamran married Jameela five years ago and had been living with her in a rented house in Millat Park. Police said Kamran wanted to marry a second time and had been trying to persuade Jameela, but she would have none of it.
On October 9, Kamran took Jameela to

Munawar alleged to have received family pension illegally

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a reference against former Assistant Advocate General Punjab Seema Munawar in an accountability court on the charge of receiving more than Rs. 3.859 million as family pension on fake documents.
The father of the accused, justice (R) Munawar Elahi Rana died on November 5, 1982, while her mother died on November 1, 1998 After the death of her mother, the accused applied for family pension showing herself to be single and

Blasphemy convict’s family goes into hiding after death threats

ISLAMABAD: The family of Asiya Noreen, the first woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, has gone into hiding because of death threats, they said on Wednesday.
Politicians and conservative clerics are at loggerheads on whether President Asif Ali Zardari should pardon Asiya, a mother of five. Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti told reporters that Asiya’s family had been forced to flee their home but declined to say where they were staying

Two Koreas start family reunions

SEOUL: Hundreds of South Koreans on Saturday held tearful reunions with their relatives living in the North as the two Koreas resumed the humanitarian project despite tensions after an exchange of fire.
The reunions, which give divided families their first chance to see one another in six decades, started mid-afternoon at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North’s southeastern coast, near the border, Yonhap news agency said.
“How are you, you… I could only see you in dreams,”