Tag: Criticism

Punjab govt tables 6 bills in PA amid strong Opp criticism

LAHORE - The Treasury faced harsh criticism from the opposition on Thursday over Raymond Davis' release and the doctors' strike, but managed to proceed with official business by tabling 6 bills in the house.
Opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly blamed the Punjab government for "ensuring the safe release of Raymond Davis" and asked why Law Minister Rana Sanaullah visited Kot Lakhpat Jail before Davis left the prison. Assembly proceedings began an hour late at 11am under the

Criticism of apex court verdict – HRCSA moves SC seeking PPP...

KARACHI - The Human Rights Commission for South Asia (HRCSA) on Monday moved a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan, Karachi registry seeking disqualification of the PPP's Sindh Assembly members, who are involved in protesting and criticising the SC's order that set aside the notification for the appointment of the NAB chairman. The petition was filed by HRCSA representative Syed Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi under Article 184(3) of the Constitution of Pakistan, pleading that the

Turkey hits back at US over media freedom criticism

ANKARA - Turkey on Thursday rejected US criticism over media freedom in the country following the detention of four opposition journalists in a probe of alleged coup plots. "Press freedom in Turkey is greater than press freedom in America... There is no problem in Turkey in this sense," Interior Minister Besir Atalay said, according to Anatolia news agency.
Monday's detentions fuelled accusations that a probe into alleged plots to topple the ruling Islamist-rooted Justice and

Netanyahu defends settlement after US criticism

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying Jews have a right to live anywhere in Jerusalem, defended on Monday a settlement project that drew criticism from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Israeli bulldozers cleared the way for 20 new homes for Jews in East Jerusalem, an area captured by Israel in a 1967 war and which Palestinian want as the capital of a future state, by demolishing a derelict hotel on Sunday. Clinton, in Abu Dhabi on a tour of US Gulf

Russia rejects Western criticism of Khodorkovsky case

MOSCOW - Russia on Friday rejected the West's criticism of a court decision to keep Kremlin critic and ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in jail until 2017 in a case watched as a barometer of the country's democratic progress.
"The opinions expressed there (in the West) should not and absolutely do not affect the decisions taken by the judicial authorities of the Russian Federation," news agencies quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying.
"They are independent of both

‘I’m open to criticism’

MUMBAI: After following her on Twitter, Priyanka Chopra's fans can now get a sneak peek into her world through a voice blog, voice chats and an official YouTube channel, but no "personal" talk please, the actress says and adds she is looking forward to constructive criticism of her work and style.
The Bollywood actress started the Twitter craze by being one of the first celebrities to join the microblogging site. Now she has gone a step further to make her presence felt in the