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LHC bars GCCI President, VP

LHC bars GCCI President, VP

GUJRANWALA: The Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President Sheikh Sarwat Ikram, Vice President Muhammad Saeed Butt and 13 other Executive Members have been barred due to promulgation of Secretary Commerce’s decision. The writ against this decision filed in the Lahore High Court by the then GCCI President Khalid Chadha was withdrawn and the stay order against this decision became ineffective.
The decision said that 15 members of the Executive Committee, enjoying

Mirpurkhas Press Club president shot dead

MIRPURKHAS: Mirpurkhas Press Club president Sultan Mehmood Chandio was shot dead outside his house in Al-Imran Town on Sunday. He was 40.
Police said Chandio was rushed to Civil Hospital Mirpurkhas, where he died of his injuries. Journalists from Mirpurkhas, including members of the National Press Club and Mirpurkhas Press Club reached the hospital and protested against Chandio’s assassination.
President Asif Ali Zardari expressed great sorrow over the incident and directed

DHA Residents Association elects new president

LAHORE: The Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Resident Association Elections (2010-2013) were held on Sunday and Rohail Ikram Ul Haq was elected unopposed as its new president.
Rohail vowed to play the role of the bridge between DHA residents and administration to help resolve all community problems without any delay. Election Commissioner Group Captain Tayyab Siddiqui accompanied by Arshad Ali Mirza and Prof Mubasher Gora announced the election of the new governing body and

President approves Justice Ijaz’s nomination as LHC CJ

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday approved the nomination of Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry as chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
According to President’s spokesman Farhatullah Babar, the parliamentary committee formed under the 18th Amendment unanimously confirmed Justice Ijaz’s name for appointment as LHC chief justice. He will assume his responsibilities on retirement of Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif, the incumbent LHC chief justice, on December 8.

CPNE standing committee elects Jamil Athar president

LAHORE: A 35-member standing committee of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) has elected Jamil Athar, editor of daily Tijarat, president. Ilyas Shakir, editor Qaumi Akhbar, was elected secretary general, while, Qazi Asad Abid was elected senior vice-president for the year 2010-11.
The annual general meeting, presided by acting president of the council, Shaheen Qureshi, also elected Javaid Maher Shamsi joint secretary and Mushtaq Ahmed Qureshi secretary finance.

Dr Samar replaces Lashari as Old Ravian Union’s president

LAHORE: Government College University Lahore alumni on Sunday elected the new Executive Committee of the Old Ravians Union for session 2010-2012. The union’s election festivity brought a large number of Old Ravians from all over the country to their alma mater where polling was held from 11am to 5pm. Nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand has been already elected as the new president of the union unopposed, while Mansoor Feroze Khan and Amanat Ali Ghalib contested hard for the vice

Pakistan president leads hockey gold praise

KARACHI: Pakistan on Friday celebrated their first Asian Games hockey gold in 20 years with the country’s president and prime minister hoping the victory ushers in a new era for the national sport. Pakistan beat Malaysia 2-0 in the final in Guangzhou, China to claim the gold that earned them an automatic ticket to the 2012 London Olympics.
The victory capped a disappointing year, having finished at a miserable 12th in the World Cup and sixth at the Commonwealth Games — both

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

Lashkari resigns as PPP Balochistan president

QUETTA: PPP Balochistan President Senator Lashkari Raisani on Monday again resigned from his party office in protest against a party’s ministers’ attitude towards workers, and the federal government’s lack of interest in resolving Balochistan’s problems.
Despite numerous attempts, Raisani could not be contacted for comments.He had earlier resigned from the same position as well as from the membership of the Senate, but was later convinced by party seniors and workers to withdraw

President, PM condemn Karachi bombing

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the bombing of the CID centre in Karachi on Thursday and vowed that the government would not be deterred by such acts of violence and continue the war against terror.
In a message from China, the president said the acts of terror further strengthen resolve of the government to continue its fight against terrorism and extremism till its complete elimination. He also directed the

President urges media to shun negativity

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari urged media on Sunday to stop selling negativity as a commodity and play its due role in making Pakistan a strong and prosperous nation.
Addressing the 4th national conference of South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) here at Aiwan-e-Sadar, he said the Pakistan People’s Party decided to stay away from a media group to say enough was enough and taking that decision was its political right.
“It is a format of showing our displeasure,”

President calls for concerted effort to take on militants

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said concerted efforts needed to be undertaken to take militants to task and neutralise ambitions of these stateless actors.
Talking to ambassadors of some FoDP countries over dinner at the presidency, Zardari welcomed the Summit-level dialogues with the European Union, saying Pakistan desired to have a comprehensive partnership with the EU and the interaction should be on a regular basis. He said there was a dire need to

New PPP Punjab president by next week

LAHORE: PPP Co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to announce the new leader of the party’s Punjab chapter by next week, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday.
Party insiders claimed that the PPP high command had finally decided to nominate an appropriate candidate so that coordination between the PPP central and provincial hierarchy could be improved.
Sources said Zardari delayed the nomination keeping in view the problems experienced by the party in the past when

Russian president to visit other isles off Japan

OSLO: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit other islands disputed with Japan and step up investments in the archipelago, Russia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, deepening a diplomatic row between Moscow and Tokyo.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, attending a conference in Oslo, said Japan had over-reacted after Medvedev on Monday visited one of four islands seized by Russia from Japan at the end of World War Two.
Japan said it was recalling its ambassador

President lauds EU initiative to grant trade concessions

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government is vigorously pursuing the recent progress made in a meeting of the EU foreign ministers, which granted market access to Pakistani goods into the European trade markets.
The President was hopeful that such steps would boost Pakistan’s economy and address unemployment. According to the Presidency Spokesman, he said this while he was talking to the Chairman of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Ejaz

Qazi approaches president, ISI DG to clear his name

ISLAMABAD: Former railways minister Lt General (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi has formally approached President Asif Ali Zardari, ISI Director General Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha and some parliamentarians to get his position cleared in the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club scam.
In a letter titled ‘Twisted facts and lies versus reality’, addressed to 32 people, including the president, the ISI director general, Senate Chairman Farooq H Naik and PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Qazi

President urges advanced Pak-Turk rail link

ISLAMABAD: President, Asif Ali Zardari called for up gradation of the Pak-Turkey rail link, as it would increase trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
He was talking to Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had called him at the Aiwan-e-Sadar.
Media spokesman to the President, Farhatullah Babar briefed that the President reiterated the proposal of up gradation of railway line between the two countries and urged the Turkish Prime Minister to