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Nation must stop welcoming dictators: PM

Nation must stop welcoming dictators: PM

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday urged the nation not to prop up the “unfortunate tradition” of disqualifying politicians to pave the way for dictatorship.
“We have come through votes and will go by votes … leadership is not film stars who could be changed whenever someone wishes a change… No other way is acceptable than elections,” Gilani said in his address to a seminar titled “Quaid-e-Azam’s vision for democracy”, which was attended by academicians,

LHC asked to stop auction at Park and Ride Plaza

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court has been moved through an application to stay the auction of shops and a restaurant at the first floor of Park and Ride Plaza, (Liberty Parking Plaza) at Liberty Market.
The plea was moved by Mohammad, Ahmed and other shop owners in an already pending petition against the construction of the said plaza, which the petitioners claim, has been built on the land which originally was allocated for the development of a park.
The application under CPC

Help stop decline of rationality, Zardari asks US congressmen

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari told US congressmen on Thursday to play their role in urging the United Nations and the international community to work out plans to promote cultural and religious harmony in order to stop the decline of rationality and sanity.
In a meeting with a US congressional delegation led by House Armed Services Committee Member Rob Wittman at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president once again condemned the burning of the Holy Quran by what he described as a

Stop politicising Moonis case: Zaheer

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) parliamentary leader in Punjab Assembly Chaudhary Zaheer-ud-Din while calling the case of Monis Elahi a 20/20 match asked institutions and politicians to refrain from politicizing the Moonis case. He expressed these views while talking to the media outside the on the occasion of Moonis appearance in the court on Monday. Without making public the political motives of the government behind Moonis case, he claimed that son of former chief minister

Stop taking Pakistan for granted, US told

ISLAMABAD – In a strong message to Washington to protest a deadly drone strike that killed 44 Pakistanis on Thursday, Islamabad refused on Friday to attend the trilateral meeting of Pakistani, Afghan and American officials schedule for March 26 in Brussels, saying that Pakistan should not be treated as a client state, nor be taken for granted.
“In pursuance of the directives of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, US Ambassador Cameron Munter was summoned to the Foreign Office by

US won’t stop aid over Davis issue: Gilani

KARACHI – The US will not stop aid to Pakistan because of the Raymond Davis issue, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Saturday. Talking to reporters after attending a Pakistan Navy exercise, the prime minister said there would be no clash between the institutions in the country.
“Pakistan is passing through hard times and is sacrificing a lot for international peace. Terrorism is an international challenge and we need to face it jointly,” he said. Earlier addressing the

Shahbaz calls on army to help stop terrorism

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif urged the army once again on Tuesday to safeguard the country against terrorism, and said that the administration, police, civil society, media and people from all walks of life would have to contribute their share to rid the country of the menace. The CM told assembly members from Faisalabad and Sargodha at Chief Minister’s Secretariat that it was the collective responsibility of all Pakistanis to strive for national development and

LHC moved to stop further power tariff hike

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday seeking court orders to restrain the federal government from further increasing the electricity prices and declare all taxes levied on electricity bills as unconstitutional. Rana Ilmddin filed the petition submitting that the unnecessary and illegal taxes imposed by the federal government had forced the people to commit suicides. He said that people were paying direct or indirect taxes on every commodity they

Stop the war, back Afghan-led efforts: OIC

JEDDAH – The head of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) said on Thursday that military action in Afghanistan should be halted to make way for reconciliation.
“For restoring durable peace in Afghanistan, there is a need to look beyond the military option, which is not the way out,” said Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of OIC, the world’s largest pan-Islamic body.
He highlighted the need for an Afghan-led reconciliation process towards a comprehensive

PML-N should stop hatching conspiracies against me: Moonis

LAHORE – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) should stop hatching conspiracies against me and remember that next time there will no room for them to flee the country, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Chaudhry Moonis Elahi said on Thursday.
He was addressing party workers at the Allama Iqbal International Airport after returning to Lahore from abroad. Former Punjab CM Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s son was given a roaring welcome by party

Sindh govt to stop officers’ hefty project allowances

KARACHI – The Sindh government will stop bureaucrats’ allowances and incentive packages so that money could be saved for plugging and repairing flood protective bunds, sources in the Finance Department informed Pakistan Today.
Government officers working on various projects are drawing funds worth billions of rupees in the form of special allowances, project allowances and incentive packages. Sindh is dealing with one of the worst financial constraints following the floods that

‘Taxing rich can stop economic slowdown’

ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Tuesday said the government was doing its best to improve the country’s economy but that objective could only be obtained by taxing the rich and re-distribution of wealth among the poor.
Addressing a special ceremony at the Planning Commission on Monday to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Human Development Report: The Real Wealth of Nations. The ceremony commemorated the contribution of late Dr Mahabub-ul-Haq to the concept of

CDGL and LDA stop action against road cuts removal

LAHORE – The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) and the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) have stopped action against removal of more than 50 unauthorised road cuts traced out on various roads, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Both departments had planned to close all illegal road cuts considered as big hurdles in smooth flow of traffic after Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered in July 2010 that no road cuts would be allowed after completion of new roads and departments

Stop hiring officials on contract, says SC

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the federal and provincial governments not to reemploy officers on contract after their retirement. The court observed that prima facie their reemployment is in violation of Section 14 of Civil Servant Act 1873 as well as instruction contained in Estacode.
The court also said that their reemployment will be in violation of SC orders. The court asked the attorney general to take up this matter with the competent authorities before

’90 days enough to stop terrorism’

LAHORE – Suicide attacks could be stopped in 90 days if drone attacks be stopped immediately, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab President Ahsen Rasheed while talking to the party officials on Wednesday.
He said, “The drone attacks in the tribal areas are the basic stimulus and the government should mend its policy of following the US directions. Current rulers are putting the lives of the common man at stake and are shamelessly claiming to continue the alien war while

IHC rejects pleas seeking stop to Qadri’s trial

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday rejected two pleas seeking end of the trial of the assassin of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, Mumtaz Qadri, and a quashment of the FIR registered against him under Section 302 for killing Taseer.
The petitioner, Malik Zafar Awan advocate, in two separate petitions, pleaded before Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi, that Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code applied to those who committed unjustified murder.

Stop! No more wheat please – Sindh restricts commodity’s import

KARACHI – In order to restrict the entry of Punjab’s wheat into Sindh and ensure the sale of its available wheat stocks, the provincial government has imposed Section 144 on the borders, it has been learnt.
Well-placed sources told Pakistan Today that on Friday, the Sindh Food Department forwarded a letter to the Home Department, asking the latter to impose restriction at the provincial borders and instruct the local police to check the movement of wheat particularly from the