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Punjab governor’s assassination a wake-up call

Punjab governor’s assassination a wake-up call

KARACHI – Condemning the brutal assassination of Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer, the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) and the Pakistan Peace Coalition (PPC) on Wednesday termed the incident a wake-up call for the society to the alarming threat of religious fanaticism which is gnawing away at the roots of the country.
PILER and the PPC said that Taseer’s murder by his own security guard to avenge his bold stand on blasphemy laws is not a single-day

THe GOVERNOR’s last rites – PPP workers vent anger at religious parties

LAHORE – At the Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s funeral at the Governor’s House on Wednesday, hundreds of infuriated PPP workers chanted slogans against religious parties, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Among the slogans were “Qatil Qatil, Nawaz Qatil, Shahbaz Qatil, Sana Ullah Qatil” (Killer killer, Nawaz killer, Shahbaz killer, Sana Ullah killer) and “Taliban ka jo yaar hai, gaddar hai” (A friend of the Taliban is a traitor).

Governor’s assassination – Killer has no remorse!

ISLAMABAD – “I killed the governor because he was supporting a blasphemer and demanding the repeal of blasphemy laws,” said Mumtaz Qadri, the man who killed Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer on Tuesday
His images aired on the TV channels soon after the incident, showing him calm and composed, satisfied with the act he just carried out. Qadri, a police constable deputed with the governor as part of his security team, was born on January 1, 1985, and joined the Punjab Police in 2003.

Governor’s killing casts shadow on LSE

LAHORE – The Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE) recovered and remained bullish with an excellent improvement in the volume. However it is feared that the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer will have major implications for the bourse The LSE index added 115.02 points to close at 3,747.41 against its opening at 3,632.39 levels. Only six three scrips went down, 65 went up and 54 closed without any change in their opening values.
The volume of the market remained 7.8 million

Governor’s assassination – Govt announces three-day national mourning

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and directed Interior Affairs Minister Rehman Malik to personally supervise the investigation.
The president was informed about the tragic incident during a meeting with the Sindh lawmakers at the Bilawal House. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah will proceed to Lahore to participate in the funeral on behalf of the

PML-N senator wants removal of governors

ISLAMABAD – Senator Zafar Ali Shah challenged appointments of governors of all provinces in the Supreme Court, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday.
The petitioner contended that the president was bound to take advice from the prime minister while appointing governors in the light of Article 101 of the constitution. All the governors were appointed in former president Pervez Musharraf’s tenure so all the appointments have now become unconstitutional.
Senator Shah who

Leghari stuns rivals in Governor’s Cup Golf

LAHORE: Muhammad Leghari of Royal Palm surprised everyone at the Lahore Gymkhana’s golf course by winning the 27th Millat Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament here on Sunday.
The concluding moments of the final day of this three-day championship at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course produced exciting moments as till the last putt on the 18th hole, the winner of the title was not clear.
At the end of 54 holes, Muhammad Leghari of Royal Palm had an aggregate score of 213, net

Waleed upstages overnight leaders in Governor’s Cup Golf

LAHORE:Wleed Zubair of Lahore Gymkhana emerged as the front runner by upstaging the overnight leaders Wasim, Hamza and Omer Salamat at the end of the second round in the 27th Millat Governor’s Cup Golf Championship at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course.
Waleed surprised the most accomplished zero handicap amateur, Wasim Rana of Karachi and many other aspirants like Omer, Ali Anwar and Danyaal Jehangir. owever, there is a final round of 18 tricky holes still to go and those lagging

Governor’s Cup Golf tees off today

LAHORE: The 27th Governor’s Cup Golf Championship tees off today at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course providing an opportunity to some skillful amateurs of the country to excel over the next three days for the net trophy.
Addressing a press conference here at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Lounge, Media Director Khawaja Parvaiz Saeed gave details of the December 10-14 activity which would be featuring over 130 amateur contenders while a large number of seniors, and veterans have also

PPP leader, governor’s PS make statements

Pakistan People’s Party Punjab Information Secretary Dr Fakharuddin Chaudhry and Punjab Governor’s Principal Secretary Ahmed Nawaz Sukhaira appeared at the FIA office on Monday to record their statements on a report of the Special Branch regarding the alleged assassination plot of the Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Sharif.
After getting his statement recorded, the PPP Punjab information secretary told reporters that the conspiracy was an attempt to taint the

Petition to dismantle Governor’s House filed

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday heard the petition seeking the conversion of the Governor House into a housing colony of 786 plots of equal measure to generate revenue over Rs 15 billion also making the place an ‘architectural wonder of the world’.
Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik told the court that in 1975 the president of Pakistan, using his powers under the constitution, made the Governor House a personal residence for the

Protest against establishment of Board of Governors

LAHORE: Students and teachers from different colleges and activists of Islami Jamiat Taliba on Tuesday staged a rally against the establishment of Board of Governors in 26 public colleges of the province.
Protesters marched from Regal Square to Assembly hall and blocked the mall road for more than two hours. The rally was jointly organized by the Joint Action Committee (JAC), Punjab Professors & Lecturers Association (PPLA) and Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT).
Dozens of students

Still no contempt notice to Musharraf, 4 governors

ISLAMABAD: Irrespective of the fact that almost all the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) judges have resigned, no contempt notice has yet been issued against General (r) Pervez Musharraf and the four governors, who had administered the oath to the PCO judges in blatant violation of the apex court verdict of November 3, 2007.
Of the four governors, the governors of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are still holding their offices and no court has passed any order against them so