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JI to hold sit-in outside KP Assembly today

JI to hold sit-in outside KP Assembly today

PESHAWAR – Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan is holding a six-hour sit-in outside Khbyer Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s building today (Sunday) against government’s inability to stop frequent drone strikes in tribal areas and increasing prices of essential goods.
JI Amir Syed Munawar Hassan, former Amir Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Provincial President Professor Ibrahim Khan, senior leader Sirajul Haq and other central and provincial leaders will participate in the sit-in that will continue from 10am to

JCP takes up appointment of two judges today

ISLAMABAD – The Judicial Commission of Pakistan for appointment of judges to superior courts will meet today (Saturday) with Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in the chair to discuss appointment of two judges in the Supreme Court.
Two senior-most judges have been included in the commission, who will give their input for the appointment of new judges to the superior courts.
After the approval of the 19th Amendment, it will be for the first time when

Commission on floodwater diversions meets today

ISLAMABAD – The second meeting of the commission on unauthorised diversion of floodwater formed on Supreme Court orders will be held today (Saturday) at the office of the Cabinet Division secretary. In its previous meeting, the commission decided that all four provincial irrigation secretaries would brief the members of the commission on the issue.
It was also decided that the chairmen of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Federal Flood Commission (FFC)

All doctors across Sindh to observe two-hour strike today

KARACHI – All doctors working in public and private hospitals throughout Sindh would observe a strike for two hours today (Friday) to protest against the increasing incidents of murdering doctors.
Only emergency cases would be considered during the strike. However, all wards, the outdoor patients departments, and routine checkups and surgeries would be postponed for two hours.
The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Karachi announced the strike call on Thursday in a meeting

Pakistan Today cricket team awarded

LAHORE – The Pakistan Today cricket team was on Wednesday awarded the Khayaban-i-Amin Media Cup trophy by the Chief Editor of the newspaper Mr Arif Nizami in a simple but impressive ceremony here at the Lahore Press Club’s Nisar Usmani Auditorium.
In the ceremony, rich tributes were paid to veteran journalist late Minhaj Burni for his contribution to journalism.
Pakistan Today’s stand-in captain Nadeem Ijaz received the trophy and cash award of Rs 50,000 for winning the

ASC Girls Netball Tournament final today

LAHORE – The 5th session of the ASC Netball Coaching, Development and Tournament Program for girls (U-16) was held at Govt. Post Graduate College for Women, Wahadat Road.
Mudassar Arain, Secretary General, Pakistan Netball Federation informed that the programme was organized in collaboration with the Australian Sports Commission and Punjab Netball Association. The technical officials comprising Khalid Parvaiz, Yasir, Adeel Khan, Umer Farooq, Abdul Wahab, Asad Mehmood and Ajaz Ul

PPP, ‘N’ meet today to devise proposals

ISLAMABAD – The nominees of the PPP and the PML-N are set to meet today (Tuesday) with the latter already conveying its doubts to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on the inclusion of tainted ministers in the PPP committee holding talks to eliminate corruption.
A PML-N source informed Pakistan Today that Nawaz Sharif had conveyed his party’s reservations over the inclusion of three corrupt ministers in his team, including Raja Parvez Ashraf, Babar Awan, and Naveed Qamar.

SC gives another deadline to Techno Energy to return Rs 1,080m today

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday gave another deadline to Techno Energy, a Sialkot-based firm, to refund a mobilisation advance of Rs 780 million with a mark up of Rs 300 million by today (Tuesday) for its failure to import machinery for a 150MW rental power project despite keeping the amount with it for over two years.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a suo motu case

ANP, PPP reviewing PML-N agenda today

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party asked its coalition partner Awami National Party (ANP) to review Mian Nawaz Sharif’s ten point agenda along with the PPP’s parliamentarians.
The ANP, on Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani’s request, formed a four-member parliamentary committee in Senator Haji Adeel’s headship, while senators Afrsiyab Khattak, Zahid Khan and Bushra Gohar would be the other members of the committee. Haji Adeel told the Online that Finance Minister AbduL Hafiz

KHAYABAN-E-AMiN Media Cup – Pakistan Today trounces rivals

LAHORE – Pakistan Today clinched the Khayaban-e-Amin Media Cup Cricket Tournament in style here on Monday. The team was in-form and literally obliterated every team in the event, especially the tournament favourites Nawa-i-Waqt in the semi-final.
No team in the entire tournament was able to put up even the semblance of a challenge against the talented Pakistan Today outfit. Buoyed by their comprehensive win against title-favourites Nawa-i-Waqt in the semi-final earlier in the

High profile cases being heard today

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court will today (Monday) resume hearing on various high-profile cases, including the Reko Diq case, writing of loans of Rs54 billion, missing persons, PCO judges and the ECL law.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday will take up the cases, which also include death of several bystanders in an illegal car race in Rawalpindi on December 5.
A two-member bench of

GM Syed’s birth anniversary today

KARACHI – The sleepy town of Sann in Dadu district lights up twice every year for GM Syed, the founder of the Sindhi nationalist movement – on January 17 for his birth anniversary and in April for his death anniversary.
While Syed and his followers are branded as traitors now in the mainstream narrative on account of their demand for an independent Sindh, few are aware of the fact that in 1940, as then-Sindh education minister, Syed was the first person from the Muslim League to

Pakistan Today storm into quarters

LAHORE – Pakistan Today, ARY News, Express and Nawa-i-Waqt won their matches in the Khayaban-e-Amin Media Cup Cricket Tournament here on Sunday.
Pakistan Today maintained their winning spree by outplaying daily Pakistan by eight wickets in the third match of the day her at the Khayaban-e-Amin cricket ground. Although the day was sunny but the later half of the evening saw cold breeze making it difficult for the players to warm up to the conditions but still then the event

Commission on illegal diversion of floodwater meets at SC today

ISLAMABAD – The inaugural meeting of four-member commission for probing unauthorized diversion of floodwater and alleged breaches in the embankments of barrages and canals by the influential people during the recent devastating flood, will be held at the Supreme Court today (Saturday).
According to details, members of commission Azam Khan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AW Kazi from Sindh, Fateh Khan Fajak from Balochistan and Khawaja Zaheer Ahmed from Punjab will hold the meeting to

Deaf Squash C’ship final today

LAHORE – The final of the 6th National Deaf Squash Championship will be played today here at the Punjab Squash Complex, between Bilal Tahir and Balil Atiq,
Hamid M. Mirza, Head of Marketing – Bank Alfalah, will be the chief guest at the final, which will be played at 1600 hours. Prize distribution will also be held after the final.
The second round matches started at yesterday at 10 am. Quarter-final and semi-final matches were also decided.

Royal Palm Annual Golf tees off today

LAHORE – The two-day Annual Golf Championship commences today at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club. The par 72, 18 holes Royal Palm Golf Course is considered an awesome test of players’ ability and skills.
The 92 eager participants who tee off will find their skills tested to the full before they can make any worthwhile effort to lay a claim on the title trophy. It is the single handicappers in the six and below range who are likely to emerge as frontrunners as the 36 holes

Crucial talks between Obama and Zardari today

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will welcome President Asif Ali Zardari to the White House on Friday for talks on ties between the uneasy war partners, spokesman Robert Gibbs said. President Zardari is scheduled to discuss diplomatic, economic and security issues with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top US officials today (Friday). He will also attend a memorial service for US special envoy Richard Holbrooke.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani