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Now Sikhs also want decision on Minority Affairs Ministry reversed

Now Sikhs also want decision on Minority Affairs Ministry reversed

KARACHI – After the Pakistan Hindu Foundation (PHF), a representative body of Pakistani Hindus, demanded that the federal and provincial governments should immediately reverse the decision of merging the Minority Affairs Ministry with the Religious Affairs Ministry, the Sikhs have also suite.
Like the PHF, the Sikhs have also demanded that a high-level inquiry be launched against Sindh Minority Affairs Minister Mohan Lal Kohistani for “misappropriating ministry funds.” A

‘Cougar Town’ recap: Give women what they want!

LAHORE – In “Cry to Me,” the cul-de-sac crew celebrated Valentine’s Day. Grayson, being the rock-star boyfriend that he is, bought Jules (and even Kirsten!) roses the day before V-Day, thus beginning an epic circle of love. I would like to adopt the circle of love concept into my life, especially if it means someone will bring me sticky buns. Even if that someone is Tom.
The gang recounted their worst Valentine’s Days ever, and Grayson won (?) with his dad’s Feb. 14 death. Jules’

I want more grand slams: Djokovic

MELBOURNE – Novak Djokovic belted out Serbian folk songs in an all-in party after clinching the Australian Open, but shrugged off a poor night’s sleep to focus on more glory on the clay-courts of Roland Garros. “We brought two Serbian guys who played our traditional music for two hours … We went out of the changing room at 2 a.m. That’s all I remember,” said a glassy-eyed Djokovic of celebrations at Melbourne Park after his stunning straight sets victory over Briton Andy Murray.

Want power tariffs to remain the same? Chalo chalo, Islamabad chalo!

KARACHI – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) will be organising a public hearing in Islamabad on February 1 vis-a-vis Karachi Electric Supply Company’s (KESC) petitions seeking a hike in power tariffs, but neither the Karachi-based interveners nor citizens are likely to attend the hearing.
On January 18, sources told Pakistan Today, the KESC through a petition (No.CMF/NEPRA/071/529) had demanded NEPRA to sanction an increase of Rs 1.30 per kilowatt (kW) for

Devolution – provinces want ministries, not employees

ISLAMABAD – Disowned by the chief secretaries of all the four provinces, the employees of the devolved ministries of education, culture, social welfare and special education and livestock were placed in the ‘surplus pool’ by the Implementation Commission on Thursday.
Earlier, the chief secretaries had told the commission that they lacked resources to accommodate employees after the first phase of devolution, a source within the commission told Pakistan Today. Chaired by Chairman

Honour your promise PM! – FDE teachers want promotions and better salaries

ISLAMABAD – The teachers affiliated with Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) have been waiting for enhanced salaries, promotions and upgrading of institute since the prime minister’s announcement to same effect, three months ago.
The FDE teachers seek implementation on the prime minister’s statement of early November, in which he had pledged enhanced salaries and promotions for them.
President Islamabad Teachers Association, Azhar Awan on Sunday while talking to Pakistan

Religious parties want non-existent body abolished

ISLAMABAD – The ignorance of religious parties’ heads is evident from the fact that they have been demanding the abolition of that ‘special committee on the blasphemy law’ which does not even exist.
Clerics and heads of religious parties are continuously pushing the government to disband the committee “formed on President Asif Zardari’s directions and is tasked to propose amendments in the existing blasphemy law under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs

Leave Pakistan if you want to live, Malik tells Sherry

ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Rehman Malik has advised PPP parliamentarian and former information minister Sherry Rehman to leave the country if she wanted to keep safe from religious extremists.
A source told Pakistan Today on Thursday that Malik telephoned Sherry, who is also in the middle of the controversy over blasphemy laws, to leave the country at the earliest because “fanatics are hell bent to take her life due to her views on blasphemy laws”. Malik cited intelligence

Jackson’s state executors want TV ‘autopsy’ canceled

LOS ANGELES – Executors of Michael Jackson’s estate asked a TV network to cancel a program reenacting the singer’s autopsy, calling it ‘in shockingly bad taste’.
“Your decision to even schedule this program is in shockingly bad taste, insensitive to Michael’s family and appears to be motivated solely by your blind desire to exploit Michael’s death,” co-executors John Branca and John McClain wrote in a letter. “On behalf of Michael’s family, fans, common sense and decency, we urge

I want to remain skipper

MELBOURNE – Heart-broken after failing to regain the Ashes on Wednesday, Ricky Ponting was forced to admit the captaincy issue was out of his hands and his powers with the bat may be on the wane.
Ponting, whose struggles with the bat have mirrored Australia’s underwhelming campaign, became his country’s first captain in 120 years to lose the Ashes three times. Speculation has been rife that the 36-year-old may step down as captain or skip next week’s fifth and final match of the

PML-Q MPs want party to steer clear of ‘unreliable’ Fazl

ISLAMABAD – A majority of PML-Q lawmakers in the joint parliamentary party meeting on Thursday called the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman “unreliable” and advised the Chaudhrys to avoid striking any power-sharing deal with the JUI-F in Balochistan.
A source in the PML-Q told Pakistan Today that the party parliamentarians were sceptical about Fazl’s departure from the coalition, saying he would rejoin the government soon. He said a number of party lawmakers also

Barca want Guardiola to be the club’s Alex

MADRID: Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola can extend his contract for as long as he wants and the club are hoping he will emulate long-serving Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, president Sandro Rosell said on Wednesday.
Guardiola, 39, has led the Spanish champions to eight trophies, including the 2009 Champions League, in his two and a half seasons in charge and while there is no indication he will leave he has yet to agree a contract extension beyond the end of the current

They want gas

LAHORE: All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) and Petroleum Dealers Association held a protest on Tuesday, demanding uninterrupted gas supply and restoration of lease and commission in petrol. The office bearers gathered at Liberty Chowk and condemned the gas closure for CNG stations. A large number of rickshaw and taxi driver also joined them saying their businesses have ruined because of CNG closure. The protestors, holding banners and placards demanding of the government to save

BIEK students want modified curriculum

KARACHI: The students’ syndicate of the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) – a body of former students, who topped in their intermediate examination in nine faculties – has stressed the need to modify the curriculum to meet international standards.
They also requested the board’s management to alter the pattern of exam papers and increase the grammar portion to improve students’ language skills. BIEK Chairman Anwer Ahmed Zai told the syndicate’s members that the board

China says does not want to ‘replace’ US as world power

BEIJING: China does not want to “replace” the United States from its dominant role in the world, and the world should not fear China’s rise, the country’s top diplomat wrote in an essay.
State Councillor Dai Bingguo said that China would not engage in an arms race, as the country’s resources were better spent on development and ensuring its people had enough to eat. “The notion that China wants to replace the United States and dominate the world is a myth,” Dai wrote in the

Clerics want govt to leave Aasia matter to the courts

LAHORE: Milli Majlis-e- Shariah forum of clerics from different sects, has warned the government that they would strongly resist any move to procedurally change the Blasphemy Law. Leaders of Milli Majlis ask the government to leave the Aasia Bibi issue on courts instead of poking its nose in judicial matters.
They said that the governor of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has committed contempt of court and blasphemy also by visiting Aasia bibi in jail. In a joint press

Zardari didn’t want Barhamdagh in Pakistan: WikiLeaks

ISLAMABAD: A diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks has quoted President Asif Ali Zardari as telling former US Ambassador Anne W Patterson that he would ask his Afghan counterpart to keep the renegade Baloch leader, Barahamdagh Bugti, in Afghanistan.
Zardari’s comments clearly breached the country’s policy since 2007, as Islamabad had time and again pressed Kabul to hand over Bugti to Pakistan for trial. “Ambassador Patterson had asked Interior Minister Rehman Malik several times