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Nisar urges consensus on NAB chief’s appointment

Nisar urges consensus on NAB chief’s appointment

ISLAMABAD – Responding to a letter by President Asif Ali Zardari seeking consultation over the appointment of Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as the NAB chairman, Opposition Leader Nisar Ali Khan on Monday proposed the formation of a panel of suitable candidates for the post for consolation purposes and to facilitate the development of a consensus amongst the consultants.
Nisar, however, avoided categorically rejecting the president’s proposal of Justice (r) Shah’s appointment

Nisar urges consensus

Continued from page 32 – The leader of the opposition has the highest respect and regard for the august court and is of the view that its order should have been accepted without demur and another suitable person appointed after meaningful and consensus-oriented consultation in accordance with paragraph above.”
“The leader of the opposition considers it’s strange that without waiting for the detailed order of the court, the president has again proposed the appointment of Justice

Gooch urges England to go one better

NEW DELHI – England batting coach Graham Gooch believes Andrew Strauss’s men can succeed where he failed as a player and win the World Cup. The former England captain enjoyed a distinguished and lengthy career as an opening batsman, helping win a couple of Ashes series and posting the Test record score at Lord’s of 333 against India in 1990.
But he also became the answer to a somewhat unkind quiz question: name the one England player who appeared in all three of their losing

Bhutanese PM urges collective efforts for prosperity

ISLAMABAD – Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Thinley Sunday said that South Asian states should intensify efforts to promote regional trade, tourism, protect environment and eradicate terrorism from the region as their prosperity lies in collective efforts.
He was addressing a press conference after his first visit to Pakistan. The Bhutanese prime minister, who is also Chairman of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), emphasized the need for a more

CJ urges judges to set high standard of conduct, integrity

ISLAMABAD Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Saturday urged the judges to set high standards of conduct and integrity, calling on them to earn greater public confidence through improved performance and fair and impartial dispensation of justice. Addressing judges of the Balochistan High Court, Quetta district and special courts, the CJP asked them to set high example of honesty and decide cases expeditiously.
The meeting had been convened at the

UK urges investors to look beyond headlines

LAHORE – British Deputy High Commissioner and UK Trade and Investment Director Robert W Gibson has said that the power crisis, corruption and security related problems are the biggest challenges faced by Pakistan, but the UK government encourages its investors to look beyond headlines. Gibson made these remarks while speaking to guests at a farewell dinner, which was arranged at the British High Commission on the successful completion of his three years tenure as UK Trade and

SMEDA chief urges fresh thinking

MULTAN – Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) Chief Executive Yousuf Naseem Khokhar has suggested the formation of a working group comprising representatives of the federal government, Punjab and farmer associations to generate fresh thinking and to ensure the profitable utilisation of Agro Food Processing (AFP) facilities in Multan.
Addressing a seminar at AFP, which includes a mango pulp plant, the SMEDA chief said that governments are not supposed to run

ICCI urges equitable tax mechanism

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Saturday stressed the need for implementing a free and fair taxation policy to raise revenues by broadening and simplifying the tax base. “Unfortunately taxation has not been given due attention in Pakistan and has became an ineffective tool with regards to socioeconomic policies,” ICCI President Mehfooz Elahi said while addressing members of the business community. He was of the view that many people avoid filing tax returns

UN rights chief urges Saudis to allow free assembly

GENEVA – The office of the UN human rights chief on Friday urged Saudi Arabia to exercise restraint and allow free assembly, as protests were planned in the kingdom to press for democratic reform. “We are concerned about what may happen later today in Saudi Arabia, where the situation is very tense,” said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. “As in other similar situations in the Middle East, we’re calling for restraint on the part of the

Gilani urges scholars to help youth follow Holy Prophet’s teachings

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday urged Muslim scholars to play their role in bringing back on path those deviated from the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Addressing the inaugural session of the International Seerat Conference, Gilani said the youth was falling prey to intolerance and extremism and the situation demanded the religious scholars realise their responsibilities and strive for the promotion of the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

PPP Lahore urges govt to arrest Bhatti’s assassins

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Lahore chapter here on Saturday demanded the government arrest the murderers of assassinated federal minister Shahbaz Bhatti and reveal the facts behind the brutal action. Party leaders at a condolence reference organised at the PPP city office for Shahbaz Bhatti condemned the assassination of the former minister and workers and paid tribute to Shahbaz Bhatti for his contribution to the party, minorities and the country.
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Islamist rebel urges ‘total war’ with Russia

MOSCOW – The Chechen Islamist rebel leader who is Russia’s most wanted man has issued an appeal for recruits for a “total war” against the Russian state, in a new video message posted on Thursday. “A total war is in progress, fight the enemy where ever you can,” Doku Umarov said standing alongside two other militants in a snow-covered forest in a video posted on militant website hunafa.com.
As well as repeating calls for women to join the rebellion, Umarov called on Russian

Waqar urges end to talk of fixing

COLOMBO – Pakistan coach Waqar Younis Wednesday insisted the World Cup was clean and urged an end to talk about match-fixing in cricket. His comments come after Sri Lankan state TV channel ITN speculated over whether Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera may have changed the game by getting out cheaply in their team’s defeat against Pakistan.
The station added a local businessman had placed an $18,000 bet on Sri Lanka losing the game. Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities angrily

UK parliamentary body urges US-Taliban talks

LONDON – The US must hold direct talks with the Taliban if it is to have any hope of ending the Afghan war, an influential British parliamentary committee said on Wednesday. The Foreign Affairs Committee said the military campaign was not working and urged the British government to use its influence in Washington to convince it to engage fully in direct talks with Taliban leaders.
“An Afghan-led, but US driven, process of political reconciliation is the best remaining hope that

Imran urges students to support revolution

Lahore – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan addressed students of Institute of Management Sciences on Monday. He said, “The revolution will kick corrupt politicians and rulers into the sea; future of the country belongs to students who should come out to bring a change.”
He said that rulers were spending on their own luxuries but they were not ready to invest in the education sector. He further said PTI raised the revolution slogan not for power but to kick

Olympic chief urges clampdown on illegal betting

GENEVA – Olympic chief Jacques Rogge has urged governments around the world to clamp down on illegal betting and license boomakers, warning that the credibility of spectator sports is at stake. “We need their support, they alone have the judicial powers, they can tap telephone calls, they can issue warrants, they can search baggage — we cannot do that,” Rogge told journalists ahead of a meeting on the issue at International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne on

Match commissioner urges fair play

LAHORE – Match commissioner of the Pakistan-Palestine Lahore Test, Mian Rizwan Ali has asked the management of both teams to ensure discipline during the match at Punjab Stadium. “PFF President Faisal Saleh Hayat is a great advocate of fair play and sportsmanship. Fair play is essential to our sport and to everyone involved in it. I appeal to players, referees, fans and officials throughout Pakistan to help praise and promote the spirit of fair play,” said Rizwan during the manager’s