Opposition stage token walk out over killing of MQM workers in Karachi
2013-06-19 07:17:10 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties in National Assembly on Wednesday staged a token walk from the House over the killing of MQM workers in Karachi.On point of order MQM leader Iqbal Khan said that the people were being killed in Karachi but no concrete measures were taken to control the situation.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013
LHC issues notice to Punjab govt
2013-06-18 20:18:24 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Tuesday issued notice to the Punjab government for June 26 on a petition challenging appointment of Ahad Cheema as Director General Lahore Development Authority (LDA).Justice Shahzada Mazhar issued notice on a petition filed by Khurram Hafeez.Earlier, the petitioner's counsel submitted before the court that Ahad Cheema was a junior officer but he had been appointe...
LHC takes notice of attempt to set woman ablaze
2013-06-18 20:17:27 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday took notice of news published in a section of the press that a 32-years-old woman was set on fire by her in-laws in the suburban areas of Lahore.The District & Sessions Judge (D&SJ), Lahore has been directed to probe the matter and submit a detailed report on steps taken by local police along with his own comments.Aqeela Bibi, a resident of Barki Ha...
Labour leader Junaidi calls on CM Sindh
2013-06-18 19:59:59 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
KARACHI: Labour leader Habibuddin Junidi called on Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, at the CM House here on Tuesday.He apprised the Chief Minister of the problems of the working classes and called for their resolution at the government level.Qaim Ali Shah assured that the problems of the working classes would be resolved on priority basis.He was of the view that Pakistan Peoples Party (PP...
LHC seeks report from Religious Affairs Ministry
2013-06-18 19:47:16 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Tuesday adjourning the hearing of petitions challenging Haj policy 2013 and process of quota allocation sought a report from Religious Affairs Ministry by June 24.The chief justice passed the orders on petitions filed by Al-Aqsa Travels and others.As proceedings started, the petitioner's counsel submitted that the ministry did not wan...
SC adjourns hearing till Wednesday in load shedding case
2013-06-18 19:32:50 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of a sou-moto case regarding prolonged load-shedding in the country till Wednesday due to shortage of time.The adjournment was made by a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rahman in a suo-moto case. It is to be mention that earlier apex court direc...
PTI wants coordination from opposition groups in Parliament
2013-06-18 15:11:10 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) Vice chairman MNA Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that his party wants to seek active role of all opposition groups in the parliament in a more coordinated and active manner to highlight the issues of masses. "We don't want to see any political party or group of parliamentarians working as a friendly opposition and giving undue support to the rulers"...
Naveed hopes Balochistan govt to overcome issues
2013-06-18 15:00:49 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
ISLAMABAD: Member National Assembly of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Syed Naveed Qamar hoped that the Balochistan government would take steps to overcome law and order situation in the province.He stressed the need for dialogue to maintain peace in the region.Talking to a private TV channel, Qamar urged to curb the roots of militancy in FATA and Balochistan.He was of the view that FATA and Balochis...
Shehbaz expresses sorrow over loss of lives in accident
2013-06-15 20:59:29 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives in a traffic accident at Chaman Road, Quetta.In his message he prayed for the departed souls for eternal peace.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013
Sindh Governor condemns attack on Quaid-e-Azam Residency, Ziarat
2013-06-15 20:53:55 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat- ul- Ebad Khan has strongly condemned the rocket attack on Quaid-e-Azam Residency in Ziarat.In a statement issued here on Saturday, the Governor expressing deep grief and sorrow over the attack on the national asset, termed it as an attack on whole nation.He demanded of the authorities concerned to arrest the culprits involved in the attack and bring them to just...
Sindh CM condemns terrorist attack on Quaid-e-Azam Residency, Ziarat
2013-06-15 20:52:58 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah Residency in Ziarat.In a statement issued here on Saturday, the Chief Minister expressing grief and sorrow over the incident said that whole the nation is in deep shock due to attack on a national asset.He term the attack on the residence of founder of the nation as a na...
Shujat condemns attack on Quaid's residency, university bus
2013-06-15 20:43:00 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
LAHORE: PML-Q Presient, Senator Ch Shujat Hussain, senior central leader Ch Pervaiz Elahi and Parliamentary Leader in the Punjab Assembly Moonis Elahi have condemned the attack on Quaid-e-Azam's residency in Ziarat (Quetta) and termed it a national tragedy. In a statement issued here Saturday, PML-Q leadership said that every Pakistani was grieved at heart, adding that the federal and provinci...
Bilawal condemns terrorist attack on Univeraity bus, Ziarat Residency
2013-06-15 20:42:03 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
KARACHI: Patron-In-Chief of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the barbaric terrorists' attacks on a University bus of Sardar Bahadar Khan Women University and Bolan Medical Complex, resulting in loss of human lives including girl students and termed it as inhuman and beastly acts, which the people of Pakistan will never tolerate.In a statement issued he...
May 11 polls enhanced prestige of Pakistan in comity of nations: Ebad
2013-06-15 20:35:22 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
KARACHI: The May 11 general elections in Pakistan have been welcomed internationally and enhanced the prestige of the country in the comity of nations.This was stated by Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat- ul- Ebad Khan. He was talking to the envoy of France, Philippe Thiebaud, and of Vatican, Father Robert, who called on him at the Governor House here separately.The Governor further pointed out that there...
PTI, JI stage walkout against GST hike
2013-06-15 20:24:34 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
RECORDER REPORTISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Saturday separately staged walkout from the National Assembly against implementation on increase in General Sales Tax (GST) from 16 percent to 17 percent from June 13 without approval from the Parliament and revoking the exemption of income tax for the people of Malakand Division.Speaking on a point of order, PTI Depu...
Musharraf indicted in judges' detention case
2013-06-15 20:16:23 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
KHUDAYAR MOHLAISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday indicted former president and army chief General Pervez Musharraf (retd) in judge's detention case.The judge of the ATC Islamabad, Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi, resumed the hearing of the matter at Musharraf's residence in Chak Shahzad, which has been turned into a sub-jail, where investigating officers of the case read out the ...
Kaira hopes government to overcome economic, energy issues
2013-06-15 10:22:57 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
ISLAMABAD: leader of Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Qamar Zaman Kaira hoped that new government would take serious steps to overcome the issues faced by the country including terrorism and energy crises.Demand of electricity was increasing by 7 to 8 percent each year, he added.He further said the duration of load shedding could be reduced substantially with the allocation of funds, Radio Pakis...
Governor summons KP Assembly session on June 17
2013-06-14 10:30:47 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
PESHAWAR: The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Engr Shaukatullah Khan on Friday summoned the Provincial Assembly to meet on June 17 at 2pm.It was notified by the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa here today.It merits to mention that the budget of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government for year 2013-14 would be presented in this special session of the Assembly.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan...
Sindh CM calls on Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan
2013-06-13 20:54:12 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
KARACHI: Provincial Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, on Thursday called on Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, at the Governor House here.On the occasion, he felicitated Dr. Ishrat-ul-bad Khan on performing Umrah.A Governor House statement said that during the meeting the coming provincial budget and other matters of importance came up for discussion.The Governor and the Chief Minister als...
Governor Sindh summons budget session on June 17
2013-06-13 20:13:53 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
KARACHI: Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat- ul- Ebad Khan, has summoned the budget session of the Provincial Assembly on June 17 at three p.m.This was stated here on Thursday by the Media Adviser to the Governor, Syed Wajahat Ali.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013