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AG and Lashari appearing in contempt cases against CDA today

AG and Lashari appearing in contempt cases against CDA today

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench will take up today (Monday) various contempt of court cases against Capital Development Authority (CDA).
The bench comprises Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday. Majority of contempt of court cases against CDA have been filed by PML-N’s former senator, Saadia Abbasi.
Attorney General Moulvi Anwarul Haq and former CDA chairman Kamran Lashari will also appear on

SC will hear Adiala Jail prisoners’ case today

Masood Rehman
A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench will hear today a case pertaining to the alleged abduction of 11 prisoners – involved in heinous crimes – from Adiala jail by intelligence agencies.
The bench comprises Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday.
Their version:
Punjab home secretary, Punjab inspector general of prisons and the Rawalpindi district

NA’s 26th session begins today

ISLAMABAD: The first sitting of the 26th session of the National Assembly scheduled to be held today will be adjourned after offering fateha for late parliamentarian Farooq Leghari.
Leghari was the member of the National Assembly and died on October 20 due to protracted illness. According to parliamentary traditions, lawmakers from different political parties will pay tribute to the services rendered by the late president for the country.
National Assembly Speaker Dr

ECP will review 14 more fake degree cases today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has summoned fourteen members of National and provincial assemblies to face its special committee on fake degrees today.
Three National Assembly members, Mir Hamdam Khan, Ghulam Dastagir Rajar, Haji Rozuddin, two Sindh Assembly members Mukesh Kumar, Patembir Sehwani, four MPAs from Punjab, Afshan Farooq, Muhammad Safdar Gul, Farah Deeba, Haji Nasir Mahmood, four from Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Maulvi Obaidullah, Haji Sher Azam Wazir,

Five F-16s arriving today

ISLAMABAD: The second consignment of five US F-16 fighter jets will arrive in the country today (Saturday).
Online sources said that the five fighter jets would land at the Shahbaz Airbase in Jacobabad. They said that the fighter jets were to arrive in Pakistan in September, but their arrival was delayed by the massive flashfloods.
The US has agreed to provide Pakistan 18 F-16 fighter jets by the end of this year. Of these, three have already reached the country, five will

Federal cabinet meets in Lahore today

The federal cabinet will meet at Governor’s House Lahore today (Wednesday) under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to take up the country’s law and order situation and other important issues.
It will be the second federal cabinet meeting in the provincial capital during the PPP government’s tenure. Sources said the PPP-led government had organised several cabinet meetings in provincial capitals and it intended to hold more such meeting in Karachi,

IMF and Pakistan to discuss today sixth tranche of $11 billion loan

A meeting between officials from Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is to be held on Wednesday (today) in Islamabad to discuss the country’s performance for the release of the sixth tranche worth $11 billion.
According to official sources, discussions regarding policy making would take place on November 1 and November 2. The review for release of the sixth tranche had been delayed since August due to issues including an increase in power tariffs and

SCBA presidential polls – Awais and Asma fight for the crown today

Experts and pundits from the lawyers’ community have predicted cut-throat competition between Ahmed Awais and Asma Jahangir for the presidential slot of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) polls being held today (Wednesday).
The bigwigs of the lawyers’ community, now being divided in pro-judiciary and pro-government groups, were witnessed struggling yesterday to secure the votes of the 2,130 registered SCBA voters for their respective groups using every trick in

Pakistan to defend its troops at UNSC today

At meeting of the UN Security Council in New York today (Tuesday), Pakistan will defend its position against allegations that its troops had violated the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls on all parties to an armed conflict to protect women against all forms of abuses.
An official source privy to the development, told Pakistan Today that some NGOs had alleged that Pakistani troops fighting outlaws in troubled areas had violated the provisions of the

20 MPs to appear in ECP today to defend fake degrees

Twenty lawmakers accused of possessing fake or invalid educational degrees would appear before a special committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today (Monday) to defend their position.
Earlier, the ECP had set October 25 as the deadline for the completion of hearing of all cases, however, an Election Commission official said that it was impossible for the ECP to meet the deadline, as most of the cases were yet to be heard. He said the commission

SC verdict on 18th Amendment today

ISLAMABAD: All roads will lead to the Supreme Court today (Thursday) where a 17-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, will announce its verdict on the 18th Amendment challenged by more than 16 petitioners.
The court would also define and determine the exact ambit of the SC authority for reviewing the mechanism approved by parliament. All parties concerned would appear before the court on notice.
Earlier on September 30, the larger bench had

‘Thank God it’s not that warm today’

LAHORE: The weather remained hazy after midday, on Monday, in the provincial capital of Punjab and the temperature kept cool. Locals took a sigh of relief as the recorded temperature of Lahore was comparatively lesser than the past few days.
The hazy weather took over the skies of Lahore after 11am and lingered on till dusk. The highest recorded temperature according to the Meteorology Department Lahore was 33 degree Celsius where as the lowest was 22.3. On Sunday the highest

Turkish prime minister arrives today

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in the country today (Tuesday) on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues with the Pakistani leaderhip.
“On the invitation of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, the prime minister of the republic of Turkey, would visit Pakistan on October12-13. Besides meetings with the leadership, the Turkish prime minister’s programme includes visits to flood-affected areas,” Foreign Office