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FIA seeks PM’s nod to arrest Kazmi

FIA seeks PM’s nod to arrest Kazmi

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sent a written request to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for the arrest of former Religious Affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi after gaining two pieces of evidence against him for his involvement in the Haj accommodation scam, an agency official told Pakistan Today on Tuesday.
“The FIA has received solid evidence and clues about the involvement of the former minister for religious affairs in the Haj corruption scandal, and

Ravians distressed by PM’s unfulfilled grant promise

LAHORE: Grant promised by the Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani last year at the 8th convocation of Government College University (GCU) Lahore for development works at GCU has not been sanctioned yet, while the 9th convocation is scheduled to be held on Friday.
Gillani who is also a former GCU student is not available this year at the convocation. GCU faculty members taunted that not only they will miss the prime minister but the walls and corridors of the 133-year-old building

President may pardon Asiya on PM’s advice

ISLAMABAD: The Presidency has not yet received a mercy petition regarding the pardon for Asiya Noreen, who has been sentenced to death on blasphemy charges, but the president would act on the prime minister’s advice in this matter, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said on Monday.
Babar made the statement as Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti racked up pressure on President Asif Zardari to pardon Asiya.
“According to my own investigation, it was a

India, Japan PMs to confirm trade pact

India’s prime minister kicked off talks in Japan where the population giant and the high-tech nation planned to confirm a trade pact. Manmohan Singh, who arrived Sunday, and his counterpart Naoto Kan were also expected to stress the warm ties linking two of Asia’s biggest democracies at a time of high diplomatic tensions between Japan and China.
The two premiers are due to declare an economic partnership agreement at conclusion of their talks, with a formal signing

PMS wants action against MD minerals

The Provincial Management Services (PMS) officers’ association threatened to start a protest movement if the government did not initiate action against Mines and Minerals MD Shafqat Ranjha for beating one of their senior colleagues.
Talking to reporters, PMS officers’ association information secretary Asifa murtaza alleged that Ranjha abused and severely thrashed a Grade 19 PMS officer Ataullah Sidiqui, who is the Punjab mineral development corporation secretary, in