Tag Archives: Promises

Failing on promises

After a threat of strike and protest of the main opposition party PML(N), in and outside the parliament, against the unscheduled and prolonged loadshedding, the government has strangely ended loadshedding, at least

Sana promises good show in WI

Pakistan women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir hopes that her side will perform well during the forthcoming West Indies tour. Speaking to reporters here before leaving for the West Indies, Sana said

Promises in shari’a

Promises have a peculiar treatment in Islamic law. Although reneging on promises is considered unethical in shari’a, there is no legal punishment for doing so. Unlike English law that makes no distinction

Lankan minister promises changes

COLOMBO – The sports minister in Sri Lanka has pledged to rejuvenate the game of cricket in Sri Lanka after the defeat by India in the World Cup final. “We have to begin a new journey, new approach in the game in the near future,” Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told BBC Sinhala service, Sandeshaya.
He was commenting after the series of resignations from captain Kumar Sangakkara, his deputy Mahela Jayawardena and the select committee chaired by Aravinda de Silva. The minister

Germany promises to help with alternative energy projects

KARACHI – Germany’s renewable energy technology sector is a success story and the country has the world’s largest wind power sector and one of the largest solar power markets. Germany is planning to boost this share to at least 30 percent by 2020.
This was stated by the German Consul General Dr Christian Brecht in his speech at the international conference on Alternative Energy and Power held at Karachi Expo Centre. He said the topic of alternative energy has emerged as a very

Prime Minister Gilani and his forgotten promises

ISLAMABAD – It took the PPP government three years to seek judicial review of the PPP founding chairman Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s case, although in his first address to parliament, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had promised to bring a parliamentary resolution on the issue. In his first speech to the National Assembly after being elected unanimously, Prime Minister Gilani had asked the assembly to pass a resolution condemning Zulfikar’s “judicial murder” – a rhetoric which was yet to

Malik promises stern action against killing culprits

KARACHI – Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik promised that criminals involved in Karachi’s targeted killings will be dealt with strictly.
Malik said that stern action will be taken irrespective of any connection with political or religious parties.
While talking to the media, Malik said that the government’s main concern was to provide protection to people.
He urged religious parties not to engage in politics over the issue of sacrilege to the Holy Quran.

Govt reneges on promises of plots for flood-hit families?

KARACHI – The Sindh government has decided in principle to renege on promises of handing residential plots in Karachi and Hyderabad to flood-affected families in an attempt to further reconciliatory politics with coalition partners, especially the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Today has learnt.
The plan of not giving any plot districts to the flood hit people is just aimed at fulfilling the demands of the Sindh’s coalition partner – Muttahida Qaumi Movement,