QUETTA – Balochistan lawyers’ community strongly condemned the brutal killing of Supreme Court senior Judge Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents in Lahore and announced a boycott of courts across the province today (Thursday) against the tragic killing besides demanding the government conduct a transparent probe into the incident. Pakistan Bar Council Member Amanullah Kanrani Advocate said this while addressing a joint press conference on Wednesday. He termed the killing of Justice Javed
LAHORE – Pakistan Today launched its Khayaban-e-Amin Media Cup Cricket Tournament campaign with thumping nine-wicket win in the opening match of the event here on Wednesday.
Pakistan Today bowlers first restricted Khabrain to 26 for seven in five overs, and then reached the target in the third over for loss of just one wicket. Ibrahim, Shoaib, Yasir and Moneeb were notable performers.
In the other matches, Pakistan beat KTN by three runs, Duniya (77) defeated Samaa (53) by
ISLAMABAD – US Vice President Joseph Biden arrives in Islamabad today (Wednesday) on a day-long visit to convey to the Pakistani leadership the Obama administration’s deep concern over political and economic crises in Pakistan and Washington’s demand for immediate corrective measures on both fronts.
Stringent security arrangements have been made to avert any untoward incident during Biden’s visit. American security agencies will lead the security right from Biden’s landing at the
LAHORE – As many as six matches will be played on the opening day of the Khaban-e-Amin Media cricket Cup on the opening day here at the Khaban-e-Amin ground on Wednesday (today). A total number of 32 teams from electronic and print media organisation are participating in the tournament to be played on knock-out basis. Each team will bowl five overs in an innings. The PCB-qualified umpires will supervise the matches.
The schedule for the first day is as follows.
ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court will resume hearing today (Monday) on various high profile constitutional cases including privatization of Habib Bank, missing persons, contempt proceedings against PCO judges and NAB Amendment Ordinance.
A three-member bench comprising Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed will hear the petitions against privatization of Habib Bank, NAB Amendment Ordinance and missing persons. Another three-member bench
LAHORE – Royaat Gallery is to open an art exhibition today, “Passage across Pakistan,” with over ten master painters depicting the beauty of Pakistan’s rich landscape. The show will continue to be on display for two weeks. Gallery timings are 3 pm to 7 pm or by appointment.
Royaat Gallery Director Faryal Arif Latif told Pakistan Today that the painters have used a number of techniques and color palettes to depict a variety of scenes from the austere beauty of Balochistan, to the
LAHORE – The players’ auction for the fourth edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to be held on January 8-9, once again without Pakistani players.
Despite the permission by the Pakistan Cricket Board, no Pakistani cricketer would be auctioned. A BCCI official was reported to have said that the auction will not be postponed for any reason and will go as planned.
A total of 350 players will go under the hammer including some of the best cricketers for
LAHORE – A group show of paintings titled “TRI” is going to begin at the Revivers Galleria in Gulberg on Friday evening in order to welcome New Year 2011 in an artistical way. US Consul General Carmela Conroy will be the chief guest and will inaugurate the paintings’ exhibition which is scheduled to continue for a fortnight till January 22, 2011. On display in the exhibition will be about 36 selected paintings by three well known artists AS Rind, Mashkoor Raza and Salman Farooqi.
HAMILTON – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq says his team is focused for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand and will not be distracted by an anti-corruption hearing that could mete out life bans to three suspended players.
“We are just focused on cricket. We have nothing to do with what’s happening (in Doha),” he told reporters on Thursday. “Everyone who is here is focused on what’s happening here and to do well here.”
In addition to the spot-fixing claims levelled
ISLAMABAD – Acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Frank Ruggiero will arrive in Pakistan today (Thursday) on a two-day visit to meet government officials, representatives of civil society and the media.
“During his visit, Ruggiero will reaffirm that the US remains committed to the people of Pakistan and will continue to support Pakistan’s efforts to ensure greater peace, security and stability in the region, now and in the future,” a US embassy spokesman
LAHORE – The trial of Pakistan’s three suspended players accused of spot fixing will begin today in Doha, Qatar.
ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal chairman Michael Beloff on Wednesday explained the procedures that will be adopted at the full hearing of players.
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer are all set to face an anti-corruption tribunal from January 6 to 11 here with threat of life bans looming over.
Beloff, along with justice Albie Sachs from South
LAHORE – Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s funeral, who was assassinated by his own security guard on Tuesday, will be held today (Wednesday) at the Governor’s House at 1pm. Afterwards, the slain governor would be buried at the Cavalry Grounds graveyard near his private residence.
According to sources, Taseer’s arch-political rivals including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif are expected to attend his funeral.
ISLAMABAD – Owing to the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, all the educational institutions in federal capital will remain closed on Wednesday (today).
Education Ministry’s spokesman said that all schools and colleges being run under the federal directorate of education would remain closed today in protest against the killing of Salman Taseer.
All universities in the capital including International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Quaid-e-Azam University
KARACHI – The first solar eclipse of 2011 on Tuesday (today) that will also be witnessed in the city will harbinger a sea-related natural disaster that will hit the city in the next few months, predicted Hindu pundit Maharaj Premchand Giyanchandani.
There is a silver lining, however, as the pundit foretold more jobs and better business for most Karachiites. “Karachi comes in the Makar Rasi or Capricorn zone, which means the influence of the sea-goat. The fall of the partial solar
SYDNEY – Batsman Usman Khawaja and spinner Michael Beer will make their Australia debuts in the fifth Ashes test against England, stand-in captain Michael Clarke said on Sunday.
Pakistan-born lefthander Khawaja will replace injured captain Ricky Ponting, almost certainly batting at number three, while left-arm orthodox spinner Beer gets his chance after being 12th man for the last two tests. The hosts are hoping the new blood will help them get the New Year off to a good start
ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court will today (Monday) resume hearing of various high-profile cases, including those regarding the purchase of assets of the British Petroleum on exorbitant prices, privatisation of Habib Bank, unauthorised diversion of floodwater by the influential, contempt of court against superior court judges who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in defiance of a SC restrain order of November 3, 2007.
A three-member Supreme Court bench of
ISLAMABAD – A raucous National Assembly session awaits Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Petroleum Minister Naveed Qamar today (Monday), as the opposition, as well as the government’s coalition partners, are set to give them a tough time over the recent POL price hike.
Sources in the PML-N, PML-Q, MQM and JUI-F told Pakistan Today that these parties might also stage token walkouts from the House to register their protest over the government’s decision, which has sparked