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It’s high time for a revolution: Mir Rameez

It’s high time for a revolution: Mir Rameez

CHICHAWATNI – Tehrik-e-Insaf Pakistan Chichawatni president said that the politicians were scared of independent judiciary, which was pivotal for the nation’s progress.
Mir Rameez said the government was sipping the poor dry and had introduced the RGST, which they do not approve of. He said revolution lead by Imran Khan was knocking at Pakistan’s doors and said that Pakistan should not be treated as a sacrificial animal.
He said that the media had raised the level of public

4 new high security prisons being built in Punjab

LAHORE: Four new high security prisons and barracks are being built across jails in Punjab, one each in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Mianwali and Sahiwal at a total cost of Rs 1935.189 million. Inspector General of Prisons Punjab Kokab Nadeem Warraich told APP here on Sunday that in addition to high security prisons, nine more new jails were also being built in various districts at a cost of Rs 6,594.337 million.
He said that new district jails were being built in Okara, Pakpattan,

Oil at 2-year high, above $90

LONDON: Oil rose above $90 a barrel for the first time in 26 months on Tuesday as the dollar fell and the freeze in Europe and the United States stoked fuel demand.
Temperatures in Europe’s main heating hub of the northwest were expected to stay below seasonal norms over the next 10 days, according to private forecaster DTN Meteorlogix, boosting gas oil demand and prompting utilities to switch on oil-fired power plants.
Heating demand in the United States was expected to

High sales, low prices, no sugar

LAHORE: Unexpectedly, high consumer count was witnessed at the Sunday Bazaars of the city and prices of vegetables and fruits decreased but it was yet another Sunday when customers could not get sugar due to its shortage. However, the price of chicken meat increased as compare to last week.
The chicken was sold for Rs 135 per kg thus an increase of Rs 7 per kg was seen. Last week, chicken meat was sold for Rs 128 per kg. The sales of chicken, vegetables and fruits remained

Victoria Girls High School – Taught in heritage

LAHORE: Victoria Girls High School is a government girl’s school inside the walled city of Lahore and is housed in a nineteenth century Sikh period haveli of Naunihal Singh, the son of Maharajah Ranjeet Singh.
The haveli is one of the few remaining royal residences from the Sikh period in Lahore. It is an intact structure of over forty rooms with most elements of its original ornamentation preserved on the two main elevations and the interior courtyard facades.
The most

Indian High Commissioner calls for improved trade relations

LAHORE: The Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal has said that businessmen should strive to create a win-win situation for both Pakistan and India as the governments could only create a conducive environment for trade and it was up to the businessmen to take advantage.
The Indian High Commissioner expressed these views while he was talking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday.
The High Commissioner said that the Indian economy had emerged as one of

UK immigration ‘unacceptably high’, must be cut: PM

LONDON: Immigration to Britain is “unacceptably high” and must be brought down, but this can be done while ensuring businesses can import talent, Prime Minister David Cameron said in remarks aired on Sunday.
He spoke a few days after the state Migration Advisory Committee, charged with setting limits for skilled migrants, said the number of skilled workers from outside the European Union allowed into Britain should be cut by up to a quarter.
“Over recent years we’ve had net

Governments flying high in times of crippling austerity

LAHORE: The federal and provincial governments are all praise for their respective austerity measures at a time when the civil apparatus at both ends is devoting enormous resources for the maintenance of its substantially large VIP fleet of 24 aircraft.
Data made available with Pakistan Today revealed that the federal and provincial governments operate 24 luxury aircrafts ranging from Airbus A310 to Cessna Citation for VIP movement. The data showed that the government bought the

JCP to nominate 2 SC, 40 high court judges after Eid

ISLAMABAD: The third meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) is expected to be held just after Eidul Azha holidays to nominate two Supreme Court judges and 40 high courts, including the Islamabad High Court chief justice.
According to sources in the JCP, the meeting would discuss nominations for two SC judges to replace Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi, who will be attaining the age of superannuation on November 20 and Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed, who retired on May 5

High prices of animals prompt buyers to visit rural areas

PESHAWAR: Skyrocketing prices of the cattle in Peshawar have prompted the people to rush to far-flung areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to buy sacrificial animals at lower prices.
Though Eidul Azha is approaching near, the sale of sacrificial animals in the city is still very low because the people are not interested in purchasing the animals at very high prices, Pakistan Today learnt during a survey on Thursday.
It is learnt that more than 90 per cent people, visiting the

Carla Bruni high up on Al Qaeda hitlist

PARIS: Security around France’s First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy has been tightened up amid fears that she may be the “priority target” of a terrorist assassination plot.
Security services believe President Nicolas Sarkozy’s wife is now “high up” on Al Qaeda’s hitlist of potential VIP victims in France, it was revealed. Fears for Bruni’s safety come after Osama bin Laden issued a chilling personal threat to kill French citizens in revenge for France backing the war in Afghanistan

Bush acknowledges Pakistan paid high price for taking on extremists

WASHINGTON: Former US president George W Bush has acknowledged that Pakistan “paid a high price for taking on extremists” and said its forces were successful for several years in targeting Al Qaeda militants crossing the porous border with Afghanistan.
In his book “Decision Points” published on Tuesday, Bush said he had “complex” relations with Pakistan and former president Pervez Musharraf, who pledged to support the US after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Bush said, “Over

SC moved against Musharraf for high treason

The Supreme Court on Friday was moved to proceed against former president Pervez Musharraf in accordance with the High Treason Punishment Act and set aside the judgment of the Sindh High Court which said that it cannot order registration of a high-treason case against Musharraf.
The petitioner, Maulvi Iqbal Haider, requested the apex court to grant leave to appeal against the impugned Sindh High Court judgment and set aside the same in the interest of justice. He

Relief for high heel disco misery

Stumbling out of a nightclub and walking home barefoot with aching feet after dancing all night in killer heels could be a thing of the past for women thanks to new vending machines which sell disposable shoes.
German student Isabella Fendt came up with the idea “Ballerina to go” – ballerinas are flat shoes – after too many nights of aching disco feet.
Machines selling the shoes are already installed in four clubs in the south German city of Munich.
A pair of the

PSM hires five officers on high salaries to help counter crises

KARACHI: The new administration of the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) has hired five high salaried officers on contract basis amid the entity’s severe financial crunch.
The administration has hired Noor A Memon as the administration director, Khursheed Abbas as the security general manager, Brig (Retd) Rao Wahab as the director in administration, Razzaq Baloch as the deputy general manager in administration and also hired a person as the financial adviser.
Plagued by

Canadian high commissioner discusses bilateral cooperation with Qureshi

The newly appointed Canadian High Commissioner, Ross Hynes called on the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday.
“Issues of mutual interest came under discussion. It was agreed by the Foreign Minister and High Commissioner that bilateral cooperation may be further strengthened between the two countries especially in the areas of trade and investment,” said a foreign office statement.
The High Commissioner appreciated the role of the Pakistani