The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore will announce the Class 9 Annual Examinations result on Monday. A board official said that the result will also be uploaded on the…
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faces trial hearings for bribery and for paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl on Monday, as the Italian leader fights off growing unpopularity and financial woes. Berlusconi,…
The first ship carrying 25,000 tonnes of urea fertiliser will anchor at Gwadar Port on Monday, sources in Trading Corporation of Pakistan said. Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has dispatched this…
The Awami National Party (ANP)-Sindh on Saturday decided to end its boycott of ongoing budget sessions of Senate, National and Sindh Assembly and the party members will participate in the sessions, starting…
ISLAMABAD – Punjabi stage actor Murtza Hassan, better known as Mastana, passed away on Monday at the age of 70.
He was suffering from Hepatitis C and was hospitalised for the past three weeks in Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur.
Mastana started his acting career in 1973 and performed in more than 2000 TV and stage plays. Known as one of the top-notch comedians in the industry, and had a large fan base not only in Pakistan, but internationally as well. “Shub Daig” was one his
LAHORE – CNG sales in Punjab will be closed from Monday for an indefinite period as the All Pakistan CNG Association has announced to shut all CNG stations against the discriminatory policies of the Punjab government.
The All Pakistan Petroleum Retailers Association (APPRA) has also announced to join the strike and shut down all petrol filling stations, demanding the Punjab government immediately evolve a policy regarding lease of petrol filling stations in the province.
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 – Six teams of Gujrawala division will show their mettle when the second Chief Minister’s Boys Football Cup kicks off at Gujranwala on Monday. According to Sports Officer Gujranwala Shah Manzar Fareed, colleges of Narowal, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Gujranwala and Gujrat will take part in the football event for the 2nd CM Sports Competitions.
Manzar Fareed said the districts of Punjab produced many great sports personalities and there is plenty of hidden talent
LAHORE – The Provincial Selection Board (PSB-I) met on Saturday to consider promotion cases of officers in grade 18 and upwards, but remained inconclusive and will meet on Monday again, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The PSB-I is headed by the chief secretary, with the additional chief secretary, finance secretary, services secretary, special branch additional inspector general, regulations secretary, MPDD secretary and others are on board.
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.
ISLAMABAD – The Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), an eight-party alliance of the Barelvi school of thought, would discuss the situation arising after the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer in a meeting scheduled at Eidgah Sharif in Rawalpindi on Monday.
The chairman of the SIC, Sahibzada Haji Fazl-e-Kareem, will preside over the meeting. Kareem told Pakistan Today that the meeting would discuss the issue of Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat in the context of the assassination of
ISLAMABAD – The SECP’s amnesty schemes, the companies regularisation scheme (CRS) and companies easy exit scheme (CEES) have been extended to Monday January 3, 2011.
The schemes were to be closed on Friday. However, due to a general strike on Friday and bank holiday on Saturday, most of the companies may not be able to submit their documents. On requests made by the stakeholders, Company Registration Offices of the SECP are open up to 6 pm today to facilitate submission of
LAHORE: Hearing of a petition challenging the pardon granted by President Asif Ali Zardari to Interior Minister Rehman Malik was adjourned to December 24 by a full bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday. Earlier, Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik had requested adjournment on behalf of the federation, citing Rehman’s pending adjudication in Supreme Court as an excuse.
Barrister Farooq Hassan, representing the petitioner, opposed the request saying the government was
ISLAMABAD: A ‘Full Court’ reference will be held at Supreme Court on Monday to honour Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi, a Supreme Court judge who retired on November 20 after reaching 65-years, an SC spokesman told Pakistan Today.
“The chief justice of Pakistan has not yet nominated any judge of the high court to replace Justice Jafferi in SC,” he said, adding that most probably the outgoing judge will be replaced with a judge from the Lahore High Court according to the