LAHORE – A provincial convention of Aman Itihad held at the Ali Auditorium presented key features for a new social charter where the participants called for removal of the Objective Resolution from the constitution which is the basis of extremist and militant mindset. They said the state should be secular for allowing the people to exercise their religious obligations freely while the judicial system must follow the Bangladesh Supreme Court’s recent verdicts to ban the religious
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
LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is likely to table a resolution in the Punjab Assembly in favour of Seraiki Province, Pakistan Today learnt Tuesday.
Reliable sources in the party told this scribe that the PPP was mulling for an open and clear support to the long-standing demand for a Seraiki province at both provincial and federal levels.
The sources claimed that the PPP was finalising the modalities and the resolution might be tabled in the ongoing or next
KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly on Friday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the murder of Federal Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti and declaring it “another attack on disturbing peace and progress of Pakistan”. The resolution was jointly moved by PPP, MQM and PML-F members including PPP’s Sindh Electric Power Minister Shazia Marri, Dr Sikandar Mandhro, Pitambar Sewhani, and Dr Ahmed Ali Shah, MQM’s Khawaja Izharul Hassan and PML-F’s Nusrat Saher Abbasi.
KARACHI – Contractual workers of the Education Department returned to Karachi on Friday to protest the delay in turning their services permanent, but the police brutally crushed any attempts to demonstrate outside the Chief Minister’s House – tear-gassing hundreds of lower-grade in protests that continued throughout the day.
On Friday morning, the Sindh Assembly had in fact unanimously passed a resolution to urge the Sindh chief minister to utilise his powers to regularise the
NEW DELHI – The Indian government will seek a peaceful resolution of all issues with Pakistan through talks as long as Islamabad does not allow its soil to be used for terrorist activities against India, Indian President Pratibha Patil said on Monday.
“With Pakistan, we seek a peaceful resolution of issues through a meaningful dialogue as long as Pakistan does not allow its soil to be used for terrorist activities against India,” PTI quoted her as saying in her address to a joint
LAHORE – The Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) on Thursday condemned the resolution of the Supreme Court’s (SC) full court reference calling for appointment of Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday and Justice Rehmat Hussain Jaffery as ad-hoc judges of the apex court, terming it nepotism.
“Appointment of Ramady for the second time on contract in the Supreme Court (SC) creates doubts in minds of people about integrity of the judiciary, giving a strong impression that favoritism is being followed
LAHORE – The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Tuesday condemned the unanimous resolution passed in a full court reference of the Supreme Court (SC) in favour of appointment of Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday and Justice Rehmat Jafri as ad-hoc judges for one more year.
During a press conference, SCBA President Asma Jahangir said that bars were showing strong resentment against the resolution and by adopting a resolution for appointment of ad-hoc judges, judges have taken a
LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to ensure women rights as provided by Islam to lessen violence. Opposition member Humaira Awais Shahid moved the resolution, in which she stated that incidents of violence against women were on the rise and one of the reasons for such violence was denial to women rights as provided by Islam. Some treasury members opposed the motion, which though was passed through voice voting.
The second resolution moved by Mehr
KARACHI: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir has denied reports which appeared on Sunday in newspapers claiming that the SCBA executive committee had passed a resolution against amendments in the blasphemy laws and pardon for Aasia Bibi.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, Asma Jahangir said an SCBA executive committee member had tabled a resolution regarding these matters during the committee’s second meeting endorsing due reverence for the name of the
LAHORE: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has underlined the need for resolving all pending issues between Pakistan and India, including the Kashmir dispute, to achieve sustainable peace and progress in the region. He was talking to Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan, Sharat Sabharwal on Tuesday. Matters of mutual interest, current situation in the region, terrorism and other issues of importance came under discussion during the meeting. Nawaz said the two governments should take concrete
LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Sunday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly’s Secretariat against Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer for leaving the country without notifying anybody in violation of Article 104 of the constitution.
The resolution, submitted by MPA Dr Zamurd Yasmeen Rana, stated that Taseer left the country without informing anybody, therefore leaving the governor’s seat vacant. The resolution requested the president to take stern notice of the
LAHORE: Pakistan’s chief coach Waqar Younis wants the spot-fixing scandal to be quickly resolved so that his team can play in the forthcoming NZ series with a free mind and prepare properly for the next year’s World Cup.
Waqar said that he was not clear about the availability of the players. “We need a clear picture so that whoever is eligible to play for Pakistan can focus on the job ahead,” Waqar said. He added that the spot-fixing allegations surrounding Salman Butt, Mohammad
KARACHI: The Civil Society representatives of the country have sough implementation on the Upper House’s resolution for writing off of the foreign debts.
In a letter sent to the Senate Chairman Farooq H Naek, the signatories, who had attended the Pakistan Development Forum meeting this month, expressed concerns over the Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh’s disowning of the call for debt waiver, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
He had said both during the Forum and subsequently
LAHORE: The five-day youth conference, organized by Formation Awareness and Community Empowerment Society (FACES), aims to target students of college and university ages, to bridge cultural and religious differences among communities, and nations.
The students were from Afghanistan, Peshawar and Lahore institutes. Indian students had been invited but did not get visas so they could not be present for the conference.
Though the session consisted of experience sharing among
ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi on Thursday belied the myth that the speaker was impartial, as he became a party against the opposition by again stopping it from moving a resolution to reject spiraling prices of the petroleum products as well as other commodities.
As opposition parties protested with bench-thumping and sloganeering against what they called anti-people policies of the government, the deputy speaker ignored their protest and hurriedly