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Chinese PM arriving today

Chinese PM arriving today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China will hold high-level talks today (Friday) on the expansion of bilateral trade and cooperation in civil nuclear energy, as the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao arrives in the Pakistani capital for a three-day visit.
The Jiabao will hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Yousaf Raza Gilani soon after he arrives.
The Chinese prime minister will also meet President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan’s military leadership during his visit.

Main Zuljinah procession today

LAHORE: The main Zuljinah procession commemorating the martyrdom of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) grandson Imam Hussain (RA), his family members and companions in the battle of Karbala will be taken out today (Friday) from the Nisar Haveli amid tight security. On Thursday, hundreds of majalis were organised and small zuljinah processions were taken out to commemorate Ashura.
Strict security arrangements were made in this regard and no untoward incident was reported during the whole

MQM to consider options in meeting today

KARACHI: MQM Rabita Committee has convened an emergency joint meeting of its members in Karachi and London for today (Wednesday) to discuss the changing political situation in the country after the JUI-F parted ways with the government on Tuesday.
“The evolving situation after the departure of the JUI-F, the attitude of the PPP government, the MQM’s reservations and other important issues will be discussed in the meeting. A statement would be issued after the meeting about the

Cabinet to decide head money for terrorists today

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet will today (Wednesday) decide on the Ministry of Interior’s proposals regarding head money for the wanted terrorists of Swat and FATA and the release of supplementary grant worth Rs 1.5 billion for payment of liabilities to troops deployed in the operational areas, Pakistan Today learnt on Tuesday.
Interior Ministry has sought approval for the supplementary grant to clear the pending liabilities for the payment of internal security duty allowance

Haj-scam FIA investigators leave for Jeddah today

ISLAMABAD: The crucial visit of the three-member Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team probing the Hajj accommodation scam had been put off for a day due to a delay in the issuance of visas and now it will proceed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia today (Tuesday).
According to an agency official, the team comprising FIA Director Hassan Asghar, FIA Deputy Director Khalid Rasool and FIA Inspector Main Sabir would collect evidence from the crime scene in Jeddah, where investigators would

Lahore Premier League quarters from today

LAHORE: The first phase of the Lahore Premier League concluded here on Monday, with Pak Asia, Bank Alfalah, Hajvari Juices, Lahore Tigers, Fazal Sweets, Sufi Lahore, Mega Events and Chohan Estate reaching the quarterfinals.
In the pre-quarterfinals, Lahore Shapes beat Lahore Shaheen Gourmet by seven wickets. Fazal Sweets defeated Coca-Cola Lahore Thunders by six wickets. Pak Asia beat Hajvari Juices by 34 runs, Fazal Sweets beat Sufi Lahore by 65 runs, Pak Asia beat Lahore

IHC starts working without judges today

ISLAMABAD: The re-established Islamabad High Court (IHC) will start partial functioning today (Monday) by beginning admitting cases, a senior official of the Law Ministry told Pakistan Today on Sunday.
He said the IHC staff was already working since the last two months, whereas over 1,600 cases had also been shifted from Islamabad district courts to the IHC.
The official said the transfer of over 5,000 cases from the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench to the IHC

SC hears contempt cases against PCO judges today

ISLAMABAD: The newly constituted four-member bench of the Supreme Court will hear toady (Monday) contempt charges against the superior courts’ former judges who took oath under the PCO in November 2007. The bench comprises Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez. Besides counsels for the PCO judges, Attorney General Moulvi Anwarul Haq will also appear before the bench on notice.
Earlier on December 6,

SC takes up fatal drag race case today

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench will today take up a suo motu notice taken against loss of five precious lives in a car race in Rawalpindi, reportedly without permission from the district administration.
The bench will comprise Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday while Punjab Provincial Police Officer (PPO), Rawalpindi Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner will appear before the court.

Punjab sports officials meet today

LAHORE: The Director General Sports Punjab is holding a meeting today to discuss preparations of the Punjab teams participating in the forthcoming National Games, to be held at Peshawar.
According to an official of the Punjab sports department, the meeting has been scheduled on December 11 with Sports Board Punjab Director General in the chair at National Hockey Stadium. The main issue to be discussed would be the camps of 21 different disciplines for males and seven different

Zulqarnain’s fate to be decided today

LAHORE: Pakistan’s runaway wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider will find out today if the authorities in the United Kingdom are willing to grant him asylum or not.
The Pakistani player, who deserted the national team midway through the series in Dubai last month, was summoned for a hearing with the home department in London on Friday regarding his application for asylum in the UK. “Zulqarnain will know his fate on Friday in all probability,” a report quoting a source said.

Governor’s Cup Golf tees off today

LAHORE: The 27th Governor’s Cup Golf Championship tees off today at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course providing an opportunity to some skillful amateurs of the country to excel over the next three days for the net trophy.
Addressing a press conference here at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Lounge, Media Director Khawaja Parvaiz Saeed gave details of the December 10-14 activity which would be featuring over 130 amateur contenders while a large number of seniors, and veterans have also

Punjab Tennis C’ship rolls into action today

LAHORE: The Servis Punjab Tennis Championship will roll into action from today at the Bagh-i-Jinnah Tennis Courts, organizers announced on Wednesday.
The tournament is being jointly organized by the Punjab Lawn Tennis Association and Service Sales Corporation.
Addressing a press conference here at Lahore Press Club on Wednesday, former Davis Cupper and Pakistan’s non-playing captain Rashid Malik said that though it was a Punjab level competition but all the top junior

Verdict on PCO judges bench today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will today (Monday) announce its verdict on the formation of its bench hearing contempt of court cases against superior court judges who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).
The oath had been taken in violation of a restraining order passed by a seven-judge bench of the apex court on November 3, 2007. A five-member larger bench comprising Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S

Fake degrees case – ECP summons 11 MPs today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned 11 members of parliament and provincial assemblies on today (Monday) to hear cases pertaining to their fake degree.
The members would defend their degrees before a special committee of the ECP. The two National Assembly members summoned by the ECP are Ghulam Dastageer Rajar and Jawad Hussain, from Rizwan Gul, Farah Deeba, Afshan Faroque, Haji Nasir Mehmood and Suhail Kamran from the Punjab Assembly, Mukaish Kumar,

Haj scam hearing today

ISLAMABAD: A six-member Special Bench of the Supreme Court headed by chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will take up today (Monday) a suo motu case against the irregularities and corruption in Haj arrangements.
Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi and Science and Technology Minister Azam Khan Swati, the attorney general, secretaries of Interior, Establishment, Religious Affairs, the FIA director general, the NAB chairman, the members of committee of parliamentarians

PIAF calls for complete strike today

LAHORE: The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front (PIAF) has appealed the trade and industrial associations to observe a complete strike today against discrimination in gas supply to Punjab industry and the reformed General Sales Tax (GST). In a statement issued on Saturday, PIAF Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Vice Chairmen Iqbal Baig Chughtai, Shahzeb Akram and LCCI former President Mian Anjum Nisar condemned gas outages and the reformed GST.
They lamented that both