WASHINGTON – Four US Congressmen have asked US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to refuse visas to Pakistani nationals who praised the assassination of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer and showed support for his assassin Mumtaz Qadri. In a letter sent to Clinton, Congressmen Gary Ackerman, Steve Israel, Peter King and Michael McCaul said “some of the most prominent clerics, journalists and lawyers who have praised Taseer’s death and have demonstrated support of his murderer, are
KARACHI – India, while opposing the trade concession to Pakistan granted by European Union (EU) in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is in a weaker position to oppose the draft bill. According to experts, India which has shown serious reservations over the draft bill forwarded by EU for unilateral market access to Pakistan citing the contravention of World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules, could not muster adequate points to back up its position in the first session of WTO. Given
NAJAF – Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr burnished his anti-US credentials on Saturday by urging supporters to resist all occupiers of Iraq and oppose the United States, but not necessarily with arms.”We are still fighters,” said Sadr, who returned to Iraq on Wednesday after years
of self-imposed exile in Iran, speaking for the first time in public since his homecoming in the holy Shi’ite city of Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad.
The one-time firebrand, whose
LAHORE – For the very first time in history, two opponent groups of the Punjab University (PU), the Academic Group (leftist) and the Academic Group (rightist) consisting of pro-Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) teachers, joined hands on the issue of delegation powers to PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran by the varsity syndicate, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The leftists wanted former PU College of Earth and Environmental Sciences principal Dr Iftikhar Baloch’s position secured while the
LAHORE: Tahaffuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz (TNRM) staged a protest to condemn an amendment in section 295 C of the Pakistan Penal Code, claiming it is for the protection of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) honour on Wednesday.
A number of people participated in the protest. Participants upheld banners and placards and raised slogans against the government, especially targeting the Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer, who had visited Aasia Bibi, sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy, in
ISLAMABAD: The Uniting for Consensus (UFC) group in the United Nations, which is led by Pakistan and Italy, will oppose the India’s bid for UN Security Council’s permanent membership after the extension of backing by Washington to New Delhi in this regard.
“It was decided at the foreign minister-level talks held between Pakistan and Italy, the leaders of the UFC which opposes the expansion of permanent members of the Security Council. The two sides expressed concern about US