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Four state enterprises’ chiefs sent packing

The interim government on Friday virtually sacked heads of four state-run organisations, de-notifying the contracts of some high-profile “political appointees”. Those whose contracts have been de-notified included Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Director General

OGRA chief’s LLM degree dubious

ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Thursday declared that the university which had awarded LLM degree to Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Chairman Tauqir Sadiq was neither recognised by the government of Pakistan nor the United Kingdom and the US.
The OGRA chairman claimed that he had obtained a Master’s in Law from American University of London which, according to the HEC was not recognised both in the UK and the US. The OGRA chairman’s degree and his

SHC hauls up MI, IB and Rangers chiefs in missing student’s case

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday issued notices to the director generals of the Military Intelligence (MI), Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), provincial Home secretary, police chief, Crime Investigation Department (CID) in charge, Station House Officer (SHO) and DIG Investigation of a Steel Town police station, in a case pertaining to the disappearance of a student from Karachi.
The SHC division bench comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam and

Movie chiefs plan Batman reboot

Movie bosses behind the Batman franchise have confirmed the Caped Crusader will return in a reboot following Christopher Nolan’s upcoming third film – sparking rumours they are already hunting for an actor to take over from Christian Bale.
Bale will return to play the superhero for a third time in Nolan’s next movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. The Oscar-winner has already hinted he will hang up his cape when

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

Verdict reserved on NHA chief’s acquittal plea

KARACHI – Additional and District Judge (ADJ) West Gulshan Aara Chandio on Saturday reserved the judgment on the acquittal plea of National Highway Authority (NHA) Chairman Chaudry Altaf from the Shershah bridge collapse case under Section 265-K.
The NHA chief, ex-chairman NHA Major General (r) Farrukh Javed, operations member Raja Nowsherwan, general manager (construction) Mohammed Yousaf Barakzai, ex-general manager (construction) retired colonel Tahseenul Haq, former member