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LHC adjourns Rehman’s presidential pardon case

LHC adjourns Rehman’s presidential pardon case

LAHORE: Hearing of a petition challenging the pardon granted by President Asif Ali Zardari to Interior Minister Rehman Malik was adjourned to December 24 by a full bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday. Earlier, Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik had requested adjournment on behalf of the federation, citing Rehman’s pending adjudication in Supreme Court as an excuse.
Barrister Farooq Hassan, representing the petitioner, opposed the request saying the government was

Plan for uniform education system likely to end in fiasco

ISLAMABAD: The government’s plan to implement a uniform education system in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) is likely end in fiasco owing to educational managers’ inability to win approval of the required funds.
The uniform education system as well as upgrade of the teachers of the capital territory was announced by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on the international teachers’ day two months back. Gilani, while addressing a function to mark the day, announced a

‘Impatience and flawed system reasons for backwardness’

LAHORE: Impatience, defects in the socio-political system and lack of literary habits are the main reasons for Pakistan’s backwardness, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and renowned lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan said on Sunday. He made these remarks while addressing the book launching ceremony of renowned journalist Qayyum Nizami’s “Quaid-e-Azam as Governor General of Pakistan”.
Aitzaz praised Nizami’s efforts and said that the book presented correct facts. “We are not a society of

Riba incarnated as interest in the banking system

LAHORE: Contemporary Islamic Scholars deem the imposition of modern day interest forbidden by Quranic injunctions. This has given impetus to ‘Islamic Banking’, which now runs parallel to mainstream banking.
Actually, there is no basic difference between the two; under both systems, returns paid to depositors and those received from borrowers, are based on the discount rate of the central bank, which, in itself, is an interest rate.
The sponsors of ‘Islamic banks’ are

Pakistan calls for revamping global financial system

NEW YORK: Pakistan Friday called for the early restructuring of the international financial system so that it may better serve the needs of developing countries and reduce its vulnerability to financial crisis in the future.
“I would like to emphasize that solutions to global problems are based upon open, inclusive and transparent processes,” Senate Chairman Farooq H Naek said during the annual parliamentary hearing held at UN Headquarters in New York.
He also expressed his

UHS reforms testing system – Single entry test for medical colleges from next year

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences (UHS) shall conduct a single and unified entrance test from next year for intermediate candidates interested in taking admission in medical and dental institutions of the Punjab, UHS Vice Chancellor Prof Malik Hussain Mubashar said on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference, Malik said the decision of conducting single entrance test was made keeping in view the best international practices. He said that entry test shall be held soon after FSc

Government reviewing power tariff system

ISLAMABAD: The federal government is having second thoughts on the differential tariff regime, one of the key ingredients of the proposed power sector reforms, as their implementation may raise issues that some regional parties might try to exploit.
The government had sought legal advice whether a national level regulatory body could notify different tariff for countrywide implementation, official sources said. They said under the proposed power sector reforms, the government

Karachi police will get mobile tracking system

KARACHI: A special mobile tracking system will be provided to Karachi police to help them maintain law and order, a meeting attended by members of the National
Assembly’s Standing Committee on Interior and Sindh police officials held at the Inspector General of Police (IGP)’s Office on Thursday decided. A detailed summary of the law and order situation in the city was given by Karachi CCPO Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari.
Similar announcements were made earlier but 101 police stations

I’ll change justice system in 1 year as SCBA head: Asma

After the successful conclusion of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) presidential elections, decisions will be taken in the larger interest of the community with consensus of all members of the body, SCBA presidential candidate Asma Jahangir said on Monday, while claiming to ‘change the justice system within one year if elected president’.
Addressing a big gathering at a reception hosted in her honour, the renowned lawyer said that she was in the run to end

Phone snatchings in capital surge as police fail to benefit from IMEI system

It has been years since the central International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) system was introduced in the country to trace and block stolen cell phones, but the capital city police is yet to avail the system, the use of which will lead to revolutionising the police’s performance in recovering stolen cell phones, apprehending criminals and curb the rapidly rise phone-snatching crime, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) –

KSE to launch off-exchange NDR system

KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) has decided to introduce a new Negotiated Deal Reporting System (NDRS) for equity and debt market segments, which aims to account for greater transparency and allows reporting all off-market transactions in real time.
According to a notice issued by the KSE, currently all off-market transactions are reported via the special interface provided to members on their NCHS terminal. Members are obliged to report the exchange all off-market

Hafeez Shaikh urges equitable tax system

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh expressed that the government’s chief objective is to form a fair, equitable and a corruption-free tax system. The minister said this while he was chairing a day long meeting of the tax Reform Coordination Group (RCG) on Sunday.
The RCG, which is divided into three sub-groups namely Sales Tax and Federal Excise, Income tax and Customs was formed by the Finance Minister in July 2010 to assist on

LDA to launch computerized attendance system

Lahore Development Authority is all set for launching computerized attendance system for its employees of all ranks and cadres.
The computerised attendance software has been prepared for ensuring timely attendance of the LDA employees. The system will be launched soon as the identity cards with bar codes have been issued to more than 90 per cent of the LDA employees and the card detectors have also been installed in the LDA offices. LDA had established a one window

‘Institutions pitted against each other by paralyzing judicial system’

National institutions were pitted against each other by paralyzing the whole judicial system, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Friday.
He made these remarks while proceeding on a suo motu notice along with Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday on police torture on lawyers at the Aiwan-e-Adl, Lahore. Punjab Police Inspector General Tariq Saleem Dogar appeared in court and said that Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Rao