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Appointment of Chairperson HEC: IHC seeks reply from Sec Estab by Nov 4 ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday issued notice to the Secretary Establishment Division and sought reply by November 4 on the delay in appointment of Chairperson Higher Education Commission (HEC).A single member bench of the IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued notice on a petition filed by Khawaja Aurang Zeb through his lawyer Barrister Afzal Hussain, seeking direction from the court to the federal government to complete the process of the appointment of the Chairperson Higher Education Commission within 10 days.During the course of hearing, Deputy Attorney General apprised the bench that Cabinet secretary informed him that cabinet division has no role in appointment of Chairperson HEC's and the matter relates to the establishment division.Barrister Afzal Hussain counsel for the petitioner apprised the bench that the contract of the Chairperson HEC had ended on August 25, 2013, and the office of the Chairperson HEC was lying vacant ...

IHC serves contempt notice to Sethi for not relinquishing charge ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Friday issued contempt notice to Najam Sethi, for not complying the court orders with regard to restrain from functioning as Acting Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).A single member bench comprising Justice Shoukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the notice while hearing a contempt plea moved by Ahmad Nawaz Khan, seeking the contempt proceedings against Najam Sethi.During course of hearing, Abdul Razzak Rajab apprised the bench that despite having the knowledge ...
Police nab 97 suspects in 73 separate targeted actions KARACHI: The police have arrested 97 suspects in 73 separate targeted actions from different areas during the last 24 hours and recovered 26 weapons of different calibres from their possession.According to an official press release issued here on Thursday, two encounters were also held with the accused.Some of the arrested accused were involved in crimes of heinous nature including murders, kidnapping for ransom and street crimes, it said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...
Pakistan urges UN experts to make stronger recommendations aimed at ending drone hits UNITED NATIONS: Welcoming last week's reports by two UN Special Rapporteurs on the use of armed drones in various parts of the world, Pakistan Wednesday urged the two experts to make "stronger and clearer" recommendation in their final report that would help enforce a more stringent, prohibitive regime against strikes from unmanned aircraft."It is quite clear that, like Pakistan, most member states view the use of armed drones a clear violation of sovereignty and a ...
EU delegation calls on Secretary Law ISLAMABAD: European Union (EU) Mission will continue its help for further strengthening and consolidation of the electoral process and parliamentary democracy on the basis of international legal instruments rectified by Pakistan.A delegation of EU mission headed by Michael Gahler, the member of the EU Parliament and Chief Observer for the 2013 EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Pakistan, said this during his meeting with Federal Secretary Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights Barrister ...
Rs78.00mn for 12 SBBHRCW centres for current fiscal year ISLAMABAD: As many as Rs78.00 million have been allocated for the 12 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Human Rights Centres for Women (SBBHRCW) working under federal government for rehabilitation of women in distress or affected by floods and earthquake.Talking to APP here on Thursday an official of ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights said Rs57.644 million has been spent on these 12 Centres up to June 30, 2012.He informed that SBBHRCW have been established for the ...
Police arrest 74 accused in 24 hours KARACHI: Karachi police in 71 raid and counters during last 24 hours arrested 74 accused involved in murder, terrorism, theft, robbery and other crimes.Thirty five arms and ammunition was also recovered from the arrested persons , said a Police statement here on Wednesday. This was the results of special security arrangements including enhanced patrolling, snap checking, picketing, surveillance, set up check posts.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...


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