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JI’s Munawar asks Fazl to quit Kashmir Committee

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hassan asked Parliament's Special Committee on Kashmir head Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Friday to resign from his office for his failures on Kashmir issue. Addressing a press conference, he said the parliament's committee failed in highlighting the Indian state terrorism in the Occupied Kashmir.
He backed the dialogue with India on the Kashmir issue but said that all the negotiations with India so far remained unfruitful

Parliamentary committee rejects appointment of four judges

ISLAMABAD - Accepting Judicial Commission of Pakistan's proposed one year extension of 20 additional judges of the Lahore High Court, the parliamentary committee on judges' appointment on Wednesday rejected extension of four additional judges of the High Court.
The committee which met here with Senator Nayyar Hussain Bukhari in the chair rejected JCP's proposal for granting one year extension to four additional judges of the LHC including Justice Mazhar Ali, Justice Yawar Ali,

PPP core committee to decide on cabinet dissolution today

ISLAMABAD - In its core committee meeting today (Tuesday), the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) will take a final decision on whether the cabinet should be dissolved or not. President Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the party, is being advised not to go ahead with the plan at a time when the government is already facing problems and its intention to right-size the cabinet has already got on the nerves of the incumbents for possibly losing ministerial slots in the exercise.

Committee probing UoE issue to present report today

LAHORE - A two-member committee consisting of Government College University (GCU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab and University of Engineering and Technology (UET) VC Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Akram will present its report on issue of the University of Education (UoE) to the Punjab CM today (Tuesday) after meeting with the varsity administration.
On Monday, Insaaf Students Federation (ISF) activists and UOE students held a protest against termination of varsity teachers.

PPP core committee considers shuffling cabinet

Islamabad - The Pakistan People's party core committee late on Friday took stock of the country's economic and political situation, also considering a reshuffle in the federal cabinet on the basis of the performance of the ministers.
A source informed Pakistan Today that the meeting held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr also reviewed the law and order situation in the country, especially in Karachi and Quetta.
The meeting, which continued until the filing of this report, took serious

Cabinet Committee finalises recommendations to restructure PSM

ISLAMABAD - The Cabinet Committee on Restructuring (CCOR) on Thursday finalised recommendations for the restructuring of the Board of Directors for the loss making Pakistan Steel Mills, Pakistan Railways and National Transmission and Distribution Companies.
The recommendations of CCoR will be submitted for consideration of the federal cabinet before their final approval. Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the CCOR meeting, which was attended by ministers for power,

TNRM urges president to scrap committee reviewing blasphemy laws

LAHORE - President Asif Ali Zardari should dissolve the committee formed to reconsider Section 295-C of the blasphemy laws and parliament should pass a bill to assure that Section 295-C would never be touched again, the Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Risalat Mahaz (TNRM) demanded on Monday during a protest.
The rally was held from the Data Darbar to the Governor's House. TNRM President Raza-e-Mustafa Naqashbandi said that the Muslims are ready to sacrifice everything in way of the Holy

PPP forms committee to evaluate Nawaz’s agenda

ISLAMABAD LAHORE - The Pakistan People's Party on Thursday formed a five-member ministerial committee to devise a strategy for the implementation of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's agenda, while the PML-N added one more member to its committee to equalise its strength with that of the PPP committee. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani named Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Water and Power Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf, Law Minister Babar Awan, Petroleum Minister Naveed Qamar and

Faisal elected to AFC executive committee

LAHORE - Faisal Saleh Hayat has become the first ever Pakistani to have been elected to the executive committee of the Asian Football Confederation. The 24th Congress of AFC held at Doha Qatar Thursday confirmed Mohamed Bin Hammam as the AFC President for a third term after he was elected unopposed.
Bin Hammam, who became AFC President in 2002, was the only candidate in the election and his victory was confirmed by acclamation from the delegates representing the AFC's 46 Member

Integrity Committee grills Malik, Akmal but makes no decision

LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board's Integrity Committee was locked Thursday in debate over the selection of Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik in the team for the ODIs against New Zealand and the Word Cup 2011. Danish Kaneria is not being considered for selection, it was learnt.
The PCB's Integrity Committee had a closed-door meeting with the three players and had also called Yasir Hameed and Khalid Latif for questioning. However, no final decision has yet been taken.

CM constitutes committee to review pumps’lease

LAHORE - Bowing down to pressure of petrol pump dealers and oil companies, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday constituted a 10-member committee to review the lease auction procedures of petrol pump sites. Punjab Excise and Taxation Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman would head the committee while the CM's PSO Khawaja Imran Raja would act as focal person and petrol pump dealers and oil companies' officials would also be included in the committee.
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LHC adjourns Rehman’s presidential pardon case

LAHORE: Hearing of a petition challenging the pardon granted by President Asif Ali Zardari to Interior Minister Rehman Malik was adjourned to December 24 by a full bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday. Earlier, Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik had requested adjournment on behalf of the federation, citing Rehman's pending adjudication in Supreme Court as an excuse.
Barrister Farooq Hassan, representing the petitioner, opposed the request saying the government was

Committee on judges’ appointments challenged in SHC

KARACHI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) was moved on Saturday against the formation of the parliamentary committee on judges' appointments, with the petitioner, Sohail Hameed Advocate, pleading with the court to term the committee as unconstitutional.
Quoting Article 175-A of the Constitution, the plaintiff submitted that a parliamentary committee must consist of at least 8 members,4 recommended by the prime minister and 4 by the opposition.
The aforementioned Article was

Ambassadors urge Haiti to trust in vote review committee

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Key ambassadors to Haiti called on the country's leaders to resolve a post-election crisis, which has been aggravated by a controversial vote recount expected to begin on Monday.
Envoys from the United Nations, the United States, the Organization of American States and the European Union urged Haiti's presidential candidates to avoid violence by pursuing legal means to challenge the election results. The joint statement, on the eve of a Provisional Electoral

NA committee rejects GST on agriculture

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly's Standing Committee on Agriculture rejected the proposed reformed general sales tax (GST) on agriculture sector on Saturday.
A meeting chaired by Javed Iqbal Warraich was convened to discuss the impact of GST on agricultural commodities, with the members opining that the tax would destroy the agriculture sector. However, officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) said the tax would prove beneficial in the long run.
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CPNE standing committee elects Jamil Athar president

LAHORE: A 35-member standing committee of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) has elected Jamil Athar, editor of daily Tijarat, president. Ilyas Shakir, editor Qaumi Akhbar, was elected secretary general, while, Qazi Asad Abid was elected senior vice-president for the year 2010-11.
The annual general meeting, presided by acting president of the council, Shaheen Qureshi, also elected Javaid Maher Shamsi joint secretary and Mushtaq Ahmed Qureshi secretary finance.

Committee for reviewing blasphemy law – Clerics refuse to work under...

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry for Minorities Affairs has initiated work on the formation of a broad-based special committee to review the blasphemy law, however, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday that the body was likely to fail in accomplishing the task.
The committee, which is being formed on the directions of President Asif Ali Zardari, is likely to fail in making any breakthrough as, according to a source in the ministry, some of the prominent religious leaders have refused to work