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IHC issues another notice to Lakhvi ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued another notice to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi as the first one has not been not complied with.A two-member bench of Justice Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui and Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi heard the petition filed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to suspend bail orders of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who is allegedly behind the Mumbai attack.The bench also directed the Ssuperintendent of Adyala Jail to present the compliance report of notices before it.Earlier FIA prosecutor Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry requested the court to expedite the proceedings. The bench, however, adjourned the case for an indefinite period after issuing the notice to the accused. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

British High Commissioner calls on Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE: British High Commissioner Philip Barton called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Monday.Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations and promotion of cooperation in various sectors were discussed in the meeting.Talking to the British High Commissioner, the chief minister said Pakistan highly valued its relations with Britain, adding that there were strong friendly relations between the two countries.He appreciated British cooperation in education, health, skills development, law and order and other sectors.Stressing ...
PPP govt has taken measures for education sector improvement: Qaim KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that PPP government has taken necessary measures for the improvement of education sector.This he said while performing the stone lying ceremony of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (SMBB) Cadet College at village Bago Khan Metlo, near Khairpur on Sunday, an official statement said here.He said that total construction cost of College is Rs 593 million. "It is a gift for the people of Khairpur and adjoining ...
PM calls meeting on fuel shortage, cancels other engagements ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has cancelled all his official engagements scheduled for Monday as he would spend the day chairing meetings on fuel management, focusing on provision of immediate relief to the people.The Prime Minister, who had taken serious notice of fuel shortage, is expected to take important decisions in these meetings so that the responsible for this situation are taken to task and supply-demand gap is bridged.In a statement issued here Sunday, ...
CJP directs to expedite legislation process for Operationalisation of FJA as Centre of Excellence ISLAMABAD: Showing his unflinching determination for the promotion of quality legal and judicial education in the country Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, directed that urgent steps should be taken to expedite the legislation process in order to make the Federal Judicial Academy fully functional as the Center of Excellence for Law and Judicial Education. The CJP expressed these views while presiding over the 39th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Judicial ...
Senate standing body chief opposes any to move to privatise PIA KARACHI: The Chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat, Senator Kulsoom Parveen has opposed any move to privatize Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and demanded steps for revival of its lost glory.Presiding over a meeting of the Senate body at PIA headquarters here on Friday, she said that the airline should be provided new aircraft.She also demanded of the government to waive the interest on PIA's loans to make it financially viable.Senator Kulsoom Parveen ...
Senate Standing Committee condemns insulting French publication ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs in its meeting has condemned the insulting French publication in strongest possible ways by passing a unanimous resolution.It sent a copy of the resolution to the Foreign Office so that the latter can convey the same to ambassadors in Pakistan.The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel at the Parliament House here on Friday.The resolution said, "The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, representing the sentiments ...


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