Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is not prepared to leave Libya but will press efforts to find a political solution to the country’s conflict, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. In…
The United States on Monday called on Moamer Gaddafi to leave Libya as Washington’s most senior envoy to date held talks in the rebel capital in another boost to forces fighting to…
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Saturday he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations provided NATO “stop its planes”, but he refused to give up power as rebels and Western powers…
COLOMBO – Sri Lanka were forced Wednesday to leave out star fast bowler Lasith Malinga while also naming four uncapped players for the 16-member Test squad for the tour of England. Sri Lanka play three Tests, five one-dayers and one Twenty20 international during the tour starting on May 14. Malinga, who last played a Test in August last year, was in top form during the recent World Cup and is currently taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he is turning out for Mumbai
KARACHI – The Sindh governor has sent the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) chairman on a month-long ‘forced’ leave and temporarily appointed the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) chairman in his place just 20 days before the start of the annual examinations 2011.
On Tuesday, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan – the controlling authority – issued a notification appointing BIEK Chairman Anwar Ahmed Zai as BSEK chairman in place of Anzar Hussain Zaidi.
LAHORE – Around 5000 Pakistan cricket fans, including PPP leader Aitzaz Ashan, left for Mohali to watch the Pakistan-India semi-final to be played in Mohali on March 30.
The Indian home ministry has authorised upto 5000 visas to facilitate the entry of Pakistan fans into India. During the last two days, hundreds of fans queued up at the Wagah border to travel across the border. The Indian embassy facilitated only those who have valid tickets for the match, and they were given
LAHORE – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Deputy Convener Farooq Sattar said MQM entered Punjab to serve the masses and the time was not far when people would realize the difference between the MQM and the other political forces. Sattar was talking to the representatives of the print and electronic media at a reception hosted by the LPG Dealer Association Chairman Irfan Khokhar. Among others, MQM Punjab chapter President Randhawa and Sarfaraz Nawaz were also present. “Now that the party
LAHORE – District and Sessions Judge Yousaf Ojla, who conducted the hearing of the double murder trial of Raymond Davis, went on a leave on Thursday. According to a local TV channel, Judge Ojla did not appear in the court on Thursday.
Initially, he asked for a day’s leave, however, according said he might extend the leave for to an indefinite period. The apparent reason for his leave at such a time is said to be mere coincidence, but the real motive is yet to be ascertained.
KARACHI – Pakistan has lost hope in garnering further financial assistance under the $5.3 billion pledges made in Tokyo on the part of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP), owing to an alteration in the donors’ criteria for providing aid. During the Tokyo conference in April 2009, the supporters of democracy in Pakistan representing 26 countries and multinational organisations pledged the provision of at least $5.3 billion over three years to the struggling South Asian
KARACHI – Sakina Nautkani, a woman camped on the pavement outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) since the past eight months, seemed adrift while dozens of women’s rights activists came to protest on International Women’s Day, and went home after their shift was over. Not a single one of them came to ask why Sakina was there. “No, I have never heard of such a day,” Sakina innocently told Pakistan Today, even after multiple demonstrations held to celebrate women and their achievements,
WASHINGTON – US Persident Barack Obama has called on Moamer Gaddafi to “leave now,” declaring that the Libyan leader had lost his right to rule after attacking his own people to put down a popular uprising. Obama’s most direct demand yet that Gaddafi step down was made in a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to coordinate their response to the crisis, the White House said.
“The president stated that when a leader’s only means of staying in power is to use mass
ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Environment has transferred Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) Director General Asif Shujah to National Energy Conservation Centre (ENERCON). It is learnt that a few months ago, the ministry decided to send Asif Shujah on a forced leave after differences erupted between him and the higher authorities over some important issues.
“He has been transferred to ENERCON which is an attached department of the Ministry of Environment,” said an
ATHENS – Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees’ 24-hour strike grounded
LAHORE – The Pakistan Blind Cricket team leaves for Australia in the wee hours of Friday to play a series against their South Australian counterparts. The team will leave for Melbourne via Bangkok from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport Karachi. The Pakistan team will play three T20s and three ODIs in Australia.
ISLAMABAD – Several senior doctors of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), a major hospital of the capital city, have visited foreign countries without taking ex-Pakistan leave or the letter containing ‘no objection certificate’ (NOC) from the hospital’s Executive Director Mehmood Jamal.
These doctors have gone an extra mile by showing their absence from their offices on medical grounds, and in some cases, there are fake attendances as well. The doctors who have gone to
ISLAMABAD – A spokesman of Ministry of Environment has refuted a news item regarding leave of Director General (Pak EPA) published in Pakistan Today and clarified that Asif Sujha Khan was never asked for any illegal acts and no body forced him for issuing any NOC for housing schemes.
The spokesman said the DG (Pak EPA) had proceeded on leave on his own and no hurdle was created in any mega project as the DG (Pak EPA) was fully authorized to exercise delegated powers.
GUJRANWALA – Internal Services Intelligence (ISI) former chief General (Retd) Hameed Gull said aggressions in Afghanistan and Iraq had met the worst defeats and the US must leave the two countries by admitting its defeats.
He was addressing a seminar organised by Gujranwala Wasif Khayal Sangat to commemorate Wasif Ali Wasif. Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, Orya Maqbool Jan, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Zulfiquar Ahmad Cheema, Kh Qutb-ud-Din, Khurram Dastgir Khan, Abdur Rehman Kuaka,