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ORU passes resolution against HEC’s dissolution

ORU passes resolution against HEC’s dissolution

LAHORE – Government College University (GCU) Old Ravians Union on Sunday passed a resolution against the dissolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) saying that it will adversely affect higher education in Pakistan and discourage students.
The resolution was passed unanimously at the meeting of the ORU Executive Committee at the GCU, which was chaired by ORU President and renowned nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand. The executive committee said that the federal

NA body passes bill to rein in acid crimes

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly Standing Committee on Women Development Saturday unanimously passed the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill, 2010, a private member bill presented by PML-Q MNA Marvi Memon. The bill proposes life imprisonment for acid throwers and a fine of Rs 1 million liable to be paid to the aggrieved.
Under the law, the government would constitute a monitoring board which would take initiatives for punitive actions to decrease the acid throwing

Renowned scholar passes away after cardiac arrest

KARACHI – Eminent scholar, educationist and historian Dr Nabi Bux Khan Baloch passed away on Wednesday morning.
He was taken to a hospital following cardiac arrest where he breathed his last.
Having complete command on Sindhi, Persian, Arabic, Urdu and English, Dr Baloch produced excellent work in Sindhi folk literature, history, art, anthropology and poetry.
His death comes as a major loss to Sindhi language. “Dr Baloch’s work is unmatched. Sindh will never forget

Govt restricts VIP passes to two exporters only

KARACHI – While the Ministry of Defence is not releasing VIP protocol passes at the country’s airports for security reasons, it has issued the same passes to some influential exporters.
While the absence of the facility to the countries exporters in the last couple of months is deemed a major irritant apart from the business losses entailed, the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Defence have secretly issued passes to two influential exporters, sources told Pakistan Today.

Renowned intellectual Dr.Baloch passes away

ISLAMABAD, Apr 6 (APP): Prominent scholar, researcher,intellectual and literary figure Dr. Nabi Bux Baloch died of a heart attack late Tuesday night.
Baloch was a famous writer of Sindhi, Persian, Arabic and Urdu languages. He wrote several important books on Sindh’s history and also compiled a Sindhi dictionary. He served as a first dean of the Sindh University and then became the vice chancellor of the university, private news channel reported.
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim

CCP passes order in Cinepax case

ISLAMABAD – A Bench of the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) comprising CCP Chairperson Ms Rahat Kaunain Hassan, and Dr Joseph Wilson, (Member), has passed an order in the matter of Cinepax Limited (‘Cinepax’).
Taking a compliance-oriented approach and while finding a past violation, the CCP Bench agreed to accept Cinepax’s offer to arrange five showings for the underprivileged on their biggest screen, in lieu of their violation, says a press release. The CCP had received

Senate passes bill to rectify Code of Criminal Procedure

ISLAMABAD – The Senate on Friday unanimously passed two bills including ‘The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2010’ and the Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act, 2010 Bill. The criminal procedure bill is aimed at providing relief to the accused languishing in jails for indefinite period due to delay in commencement of their trials due to various causes including the backlog of cases in the courts. Under the Bill titled “Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment)

Renowned comedian Liaquat Soldier passes away

KARACHI – Renowned Pakistani comedian Liaquat Soldier passed away due to a heart attack on Wednesday.
He was participating in a special television transmission for the Cricket World Cup semi-final when he suffered a heart attack and breathed his last on the way to hospital.
His real name is Liaquat Ali, and is survived by a daughter and three sons. He belonged to the Memon community, and had started his career as an actor in the mid-70s.
He also had a passion for

Punjab government passes seven bills in opposition’s absence

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly (PA) on Wednesday passed seven bills in absence of the joint opposition, which boycotted the session and also successfully completed its 100th day of proceedings to fulfill the constitutional requirement after passage of the 18th Constitutional Amendment.
The treasury benches for the first time felt comfortable during the ongoing 23rd session of the PA owing to the boycott of the opposition that provided enough room for presenting four bills and

Comedian Liaquat Soldier passes away

KARACHI – Renowned comedian Liaquat Soldier passed away due to a heart attack on Wednesday. He was participating in a special television transmission for the Cricket World Cup semi-final when he suffered a heart attack and breathed his last on way to the hospital.
His real name is Liaquat Ali, and is survived by a daughter and three sons. He belonged to the Memon community, and had started his career as an actor in the mid-70s.

Senate passes amendments to election laws

ISLAMABAD – The Senate passed on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to amend election laws to ensure security of the database of electoral rolls and make exhibition of CNIC mandatory for casting votes.
After the amendment in ‘Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2011’, which will come into force at once, a new section 30A (after Section 30, Act XXI of 1974) would be inserted into the constitution whereby any employee of the Election Commission of Pakistan, if found guilty of breaching

Elizabeth Taylor passes away

LOS ANGELES – Legendary Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor, who captured hearts in “National Velvet” to launch a film career that spanned five decades, has died aged 79.
Taylor had been in hospital in Los Angeles for six weeks with congestive heart failure, a condition with which she had struggled for some years, and had recently suffered complications, a family statement said. “Legendary actress, businesswoman, and fearless activist Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully today in

PA passes resolution against Quran’s desecration

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly (PA) on Tuesday passed two unanimous resolutions against the desecration of the Holy Quran by US Pastor Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp at Florida, US. Members from both the treasury and opposition benches joined hands and chanted anti-US slogans and blamed the US and Israel for the incident. The members of provincial assembly (MPA) also staged a protest led by PA Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood. As soon as the House proceedings started, Pakistan Muslim

SSUET chancellor’s wife passes way

KARACHI – Birjees Talat Nizami, wife of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) Chancellor ZA Nizami, died in Washington after a protracted illness on Saturday.
She is survived by five sons and two daughters. Mrs Nizami was a famous writer and had published nine books, including ‘Nao Bhanwar Mein’, ‘Kalian’, ‘Phool aur Kantay’, ‘Afkar-e-Birjees’, and ‘Ehsas kay Saaye’. The news of her death came when the SSUET convocation was in progress.
However, the SSUET

Punjabi scholar Dr Akhtar Hussain passes away

LAHORE – Eminent scholar Dr Syed Akhtar Hussain Akhtar died of a heart attack on Tuesday. He was 73.
Dr Akhtar Hussain was born on May 3, 1937, in a small village in district Dir and Pashto was his mother tongue. But once he shifted to Lahore, he took on Punjabi and excelled in it to an extent that he did his doctorate in the language. His topic was ‘Var’, which in Punjabi poetry is a heroic ode or ballad that generally narrates legends such as stories of Punjabi folk heroes or

Former PPP MNA Khalid Ghurki passes away

Lahore – Khalid Ghurki, former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) member of the National Assembly (MNA) and Federal Environment Minister and PPP Lahore President Samina Khalid Ghurki’s husband, passed away at Sheikh Zayed Hospital after a prolonged illness on Tuesday. He was 56. Ghuki had been suffering from kidney problems for a long time and died of kidney failure. He is survived by a widow, two sons and two daughters. The former PPP MNA was a close associate of President Asif Ali

ANP-Sindh general secy passes away

KARACHI – Awami National Party (ANP)-Sindh general secretary Amin Khattak died at age 57 on Sunday. The ANP has announced three-day mourning period. Khattak was born in Jalozai, Nowshera. He was appointed the National Democratic Party Patel Para (Karachi) ward president in 1986. In 1994, he became the ANP general secretary and later the ANP-Sindh president in 1996. In 2001, Ajmal Khattak and he jointly formed the National Awami Party (NAP).
In 2003, he returned to the ANP as its