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

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the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for what reasons the blasphemy law amendment bill submitted by MNA Sherry Rehman was withdrawn, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday.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,”

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