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Monica feels like a free bird

Monica feels like a free bird

Monica Bedi is exulting in her freedom from legal hassles after the SC ruled that she’d already completed her sentence in the passport forgery case. Once a Bollywood starlet and then a don’s moll, Monica Bedi has heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court let her off in a passport forgery case on Tuesday.
She says she feels like a ‘free bird’ now. “Finally! After so many years I feel like a free bird. Now I really believe ‘all’s well that ends well’. I am so happy to be let

Black marketeers roam wild and free

LAHORE: The Punjab government has not yet initiated a crackdown against hoarders and black marketers as they continue to sell sugar and other vegetables at inflated prices, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Last year, Punjab government launched a crackdown against the hoarders for selling sugar at higher rates i.e. Rs 60 per kg but this year the consumers have no choice but to buy sugar at Rs 120-130 per Kg as the authorities seem unbothered to check escalating prices of not only sugar

Warid offers free incoming SMS on international roaming

LAHORE: Warid Telecom has offered free incoming SMS to both prepaid and postpaid subscribers while roaming on any affiliate network in the world.
According to a press release issued here on Tuesday, the step was taken during the Hajj season with the vision to facilitate roaming pilgrims who are on travelling to Saudi Arabia.
Hoping to assist the pilgrims and their families, Warid formulated the free incoming SMS offer. In tandem it is providing the best calling rates to

Free fertilisers useless: stakeholders

LAHORE: The government’s decision to disburse free fertilisers to the flood-hit farmers will bear no fruit as farmers badly need cheap electricity and diesel in order to achieve the desired results, stakeholders of the agriculture sector told Pakistan Today.
They apprised Pakistan Today that fertilisers are used to increase fertility of the land and augment yield of crops. However, the fertility of land had already increased due to floods, thus government’s spending on

Asma to work for free judiciary

LAHORE: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jehangir said on Thursday she would play her role for an independent judiciary without taking sides of either the government or the judiciary.
She made these remarks while talking to journalists on the Lahore High Court (LHC) premises. Asma thanked her voters and supporters for helping her in winning the elections. She said that an independent bar was necessary for an independent judiciary and both were two parallel

Breaking free from US slavery vital, says JI’s Qazi

Dr Aafia Siddiqui has become a symbol of respect for the country but unfortunately the rulers have failed to repatriate her back with honour, and breaking free from the shackles of the US slavery is the only solution to all problems being faced by Pakistan, former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain said on Monday.
Qazi made these comments while addressing a function held in connection with the “Dr Aafia Release Movement” at the Lahore Press Club. Dr Fauzia

Government will maintain free market stance, says Mirza Ikhtiar

There is unanimous accord among the major decision-makers that the fundamental principles of the free market must not be disrupted, and the government would not attempt to intervene in setting the domestic price of raw cotton, given prices prevailing on the world stage.
This was stated by Federal Adviser on Textiles Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, while addressing a joint press conference with All Pakistan Textile Mills Association Chairman Ejaz Gohar at the APTMA House on

LHC seeks report on ‘free education for all’ petition

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought a detailed report from the federal and provincial government within three weeks on a constitutional petition for uniform education policy providing for free education to children less than 16 years of age.
Judicial Activism Panel (JAP) Chairman Muhammad Azhar Siddique had filed the petition submitting that after 18th constitutional amendment it had become obligatory for the government to provide free education to children

Free seeds, fertilisers for Sindh’s flood-hit growers

KARACHI: The crop cultivators of Sindh will be granted much needed aid in the form of free seeds and fertiliser to facilitate them in crop growth, particularly wheat, for the upcoming Rabi season, sources in the provincial Agriculture Department told Pakistan Today.
A district level committee including representatives of the growers’ association and local leaders will be established to identify and verify deserving growers.
Each farmer, both in the pacca and kachcha area