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Fate of temporarily appointed doctors hangs in the balance

Fate of temporarily appointed doctors hangs in the balance

LAHORE – The fate of doctors recently recruited by the Punjab Health Department to run hospitals in the absence of striking doctors hangs in the balance, as the YDA has expressed its reservation regarding their future, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The Health Department appointed 617 doctors to run the emergency departments of various hospitals, while the young doctors were on a strike. However, the appointments are not regular, putting the fate of all these newly elected doctors in

State polls to determine fate of Malaysia PM, reforms

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Sarawak state legislature will be dissolved on Monday, paving the way for possible polls in April that could trigger an early general election. The vote in the sprawling, resource-rich state of Sarawak on Borneo island is seen as a barometer of the strength of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government, and is expected to influence the timing and outcome of a general election which could be held this year. A strong win for Najib’s coalition could trigger an

Fate of acid burn victims hangs in the balance

ISLAMABAD – Notwithstanding the large number of women parliamentarians, “Acid Control and Burn Crime Prevention Bill 2010” tabled by Marvi Memon in National Assembly a year ago to address the vital issue of acid violence in Pakistan is still pending approval.
The bill is aimed at controlling the import, production, transportation, boarding, sale, and use of acid to prevent its misuse as a corrosive substance and to provide legal support to acid and burn victims. With approval of

PML-N set to decide coalition’s fate today

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is set to decide in a meeting today whether or not to continue its alliance with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Punjab, as well as to determine its future course of action following an increasingly sour fall-out with the PPP.
With the extended deadline to implement the PML-N’s 10-point reforms agenda expiring today, the organising committee of the PML-N will discuss the party’s future strategy vis-a-vis the PPP with two

Mumbai court will decide Kasab’s fate today

MUMBAI – The High Court in Mumbai will decide today (Monday) the fate of Mohammed Ajmal alias Amir Kasab, the alleged terrorist of Pakistani origin who was sentenced to death by a special court for his role in the terror attacks on the financial capital.
The High Court is likely to vindicate the death sentence given to Kasab by the special Indian court last May, sources said.
According to Indian law, death sentence given by a lower court has to be confirmed by the High

Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s fate hangs in the balance

ISLAMABAD – The fate of former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi hangs in the balance, as the PPP leadership is still undecided over taking any disciplinary action against the PPP veteran. Qureshi had made headlines after his refusal to be part of the new cabinet to protest the change in his portfolio.
A PPP insider told Pakistan Today that the president was against any strict action against Qureshi and the harsh statements made against the former minister was a planned move

‘N’ to decide unification bloc’s fate after 23rd

ISLAMABAD – The fate of the unification bloc regarding a separate parliamentary party status in the Punjab Assembly will be decided after February 23, the cutoff date given by the PML-N to the PPP government for implementing Nawaz Sharif’s 10-point agenda.
This was decided in a meeting of PML-N central leaders chaired by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif. “The PML-N central leaders decided that if the PPP failed to implement the 10-point agenda by February 23 and the PML-N opted to oust

Zardari to decide cabinet’s fate

ISLAMABAD – The PPP core committee on Wednesday authorised President Asif Ali Zardari to take any decision to right-size or dissolve the federal cabinet. A PPP source told Pakistan Today that the meeting also concluded that the government should let the law take its course over the issue of US citizen Raymond Davis and it was decided that since the matter was sub-judice, everyone should wait for the court verdict over the issue.
Addressing the participants, Zardari said the

Court will decide Davis’ fate, Zardari tells US

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday told a US Congressional delegation that the courts would decide the fate of Raymond Davis, the US national detained for killing two Pakistanis in Lahore, as the visiting American lawmakers pressed for his release.
A six-member delegation of US Congress called on President Zardari and demanded the release of Davis, reiterating the American stance on the issue that what the American national did was in self defence. However, the

President to decide Nabeel’s fate on Monday

ISLAMABAD – The issue of former minister of state for ports and shipping Nabeel Gabol’s resignation is likely to be resolved on Monday when he meets President Asif Ali Zardari.
A PPP source told Pakistan Today that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani played a key role in pacifying President Asif Ali Zardari who was annoyed with Gabol for making derogatory remarks against the government’s coalition partners – the Awami National Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Ambiguous questions to determine police officials’ fate

ISLAMABAD – A grilling but ambiguous questionnaire, seeking personal views on sensitive national issues such as drone attacks, terrorism and the influence of West on the country’s foreign policy, has been prepared by the police department to screen police officials after the assassination of Salman Taseer by one of his own guards.
The questionnaire, a copy of which is available with Pakistan Today, has been prepared for all police officials and will be given out to them by DPOs.

Taseer met his fate: Munawar

LAHORE – Salman Taseer was responsible for what happened to him because he tried to obstruct the functioning of the blasphemy law, Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Syed Munawar Hasan said on Wednesday.
Taseer occupied a high government and yet he violated the blasphemy law by extending support to a woman convicted of blasphemy, he said, adding that he was going to seek the president’s clemency for her while the decision was still pending with the courts.
Taseer had ignored the

Taliban warn they will ‘decide fate of 23 abducted IDPs’

PESHAWAR – The Taliban warned on Monday to decide the fate of 23 abducted Mehsud tribesmen, who were kidnapped around two weeks ago from Razmak, North Waziristan, for greeting Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Azam Tariq told reporters over telephone that the internally-displaced Mehsud tribesmen were in TTP’s custody. The tribesmen had moved to North Waziristan from South Waziristan after the military launched an offensive in

Zulqarnain’s fate to be decided today

LAHORE: Pakistan’s runaway wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider will find out today if the authorities in the United Kingdom are willing to grant him asylum or not.
The Pakistani player, who deserted the national team midway through the series in Dubai last month, was summoned for a hearing with the home department in London on Friday regarding his application for asylum in the UK. “Zulqarnain will know his fate on Friday in all probability,” a report quoting a source said.

Tribunal formed to decide trio’s fate

LAHORE: The International Cricket Council has constituted a three-member tribunal to hear the alleged spot-fixing charges against three suspended Pakistani players – Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.
Reports attributing from the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that the head of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, Michael Beloff QC would head the tribunal that also includes LB Siege of South Africa and Sharad Rao of Kenya.
The hearing of the tribunal would be

Fate of Iraqi Christians will worsen, experts fear

VATICAN CITY: With al-Qaeda declaring war on Christians in Iraq and no end to political instability in sight, Catholic experts on the Middle East fear the fate of the minority Christian community there will only worsen.
The pessimism followed the bloodiest attack against Iraq’s Christian minority since the 2003 US-led invasion.
Fifty-two hostages and police were killed on Sunday when security forces stormed a church that had been raided by al-Qaeda-linked gunmen.