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ATC again directs FIA to serve warrants on Musharraf

RAWALPINDI – The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing the Benazir Bhutto murder case on Saturday again directed the FIA to serve arrest warrants on Musharraf at his London residence.
While resuming hearing on the case, ATC Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan reprimanded FIA prosecutors for their failure to serve warrants on the former president. FIA Director Wajid Zia said the British Home Department, through a letter, had assured taking action.
He also submitted copy of the BHD

SBP directs banks to submit forex transactions with Iran

KARACHI – The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has asked the authorised foreign currency dealers, in all commercial banks, for details of transactions, under the Asian Clearing Union (ACU) mechanism, with Iran. Sources, privy to the matter, told Pakistan Today that the federal government had taken this initiative through the State Bank and on the behest of its strategic partners in the United States – who wanted to check nuclear proliferation to atomically-ambitious Tehran.
“Iran is

PM directs PIA to send 747 aircraft to collect Pakistanis from Tunisia

ISLAMABAD – On the specific directions of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani ,Pakistan International Airline (PIA) in coordination with the Ministry of Defence and Foreign Affairs has send a Boeing 747 (Jumbo) to collect Pakistanis who have crossed over from Libya to Tunisia.
The aero-plan with capacity to carry 465 persons has left for the city of Dejerba in Tunisia.
According to information received, around four to five hundred Pakistanis have managed to cross the

ATC directs FIA to produce Musharraf on 26th

RAWALPINDI – The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing the Benazir Bhutto murder case on Saturday gave the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) one more week to serve an arrest warrant on former president Pervez Musharraf, asking them to produce him in court on March 26.
On the last two hearings, ATC-III Special Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed had directed the FIA to arrest and produce the former president in the court, but the agency had so far failed to comply with the orders. During the in

Zardari directs action on APTMA proposals

LAHORE – President Asif Ali Zardari has expeditiously issued directions on the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) proposals regarding an increase in cotton production and availability of energy to the industry.
It may be noted that APTMA Chairman Gohar Ejaz had presented textile’s vision to the president, on behalf of the textile industry, during APTMA’s annual dinner in the presidency on February 11, 2011. The textile vision includes short and long term measures to

Zardari directs uninterrupted gas supply to textile industry

LAHORE – While taking serious notice of gas supply suspension to the textile industry in Punjab, President Asif Ali Zardari has directed the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) managing director to ensure five days a week uninterrupted gas supply to the textile industry in the province of Punjab.
According to the APTMA spokesman, the president has further directed the concerned authorities to divert gas supply to the export-oriented textile industry from the power plants

Woman’s alleged rape by cop – Faryal Talpur directs IGP to submit report

KARACHI – Taking serious notice of alleged rape of a woman in Model Colony by a police sub-inspector, PPP Women Wing President Faryal Talpur on Monday directed the Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) to submit his report of the incident within 24 hours and take stern action against the accused if proven guilty, so that no one dares to commit such heinous crimes.
In a separate statement, PPP Women Wing Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui stated that Talpur had directed

SHC directs govt to bring back fisherfolk jailed in Yemen

KARACHI – Concerned over the half-hearted efforts of government for bringing back stranded Pakistani fisherfolk in Yemen, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed the government to take necessary action in this regard.
Human Rights activist Nisar A Mujahid in his petition had prayed the court to issue directions to the federal government to take necessary steps for the release of Pakistani fisherfolk imprisoned in Yemen. Citing the Interior secretary and the foreign affairs

SC directs railways secy to submit report on land scam

ISLAMABAD – Hearing a petition against the Railways land scam, allegedly worth more than Rs 25 billion, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Railways secretary to submit a comprehensive report within two weeks. A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani held that the court would also examine the transparency of the transfer of money in the deal.
Mian Gul Hassan advocate told the court that

CTO directs action against one-wheelers

LAHORE – Chief Traffic Officer Syed Ahmad Mobin on Saturday directed strictly to the Sector in charges, Circle officers and wardens to take strict and stern action against one wheeler motorists. Syed Ahmad Mobin said that citizens should help traffic police to take action one wheel riders.
He said that special measurements would be taken on Mall road, Jail road, College Road Township, Gulberg and other main arteries on this weekend to cease the entries of the one wheeler.

NA body directs banning certain sex drugs

ISLAMABAD – National Assembly Standing Committee on Health on Friday asked the Ministry of Health to remove the entire stoke of unregistered tranquilisers and other drugs used for sexual amusement from the market. The committee, in its meeting held with Dr Nadeem Ehsan in the chair, was informed that these drugs were easily available because the former health minister had given the illegal quota of raw material in huge quantity to produce such medicines.
Dr Azhra Fazal MNA

Gilani directs Shaikh to resolve circular debt issue

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday asked Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh to hold meetings with all the stakeholders and resolve the circular debt issue. In a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s House and also attended by Petroleum Secretary Imtiaz Qazi and PSO MD Irfan Qureshi, Gilani directed Shaikh to discuss the issue and come up with a solution after holding meetings with the secretaries of Petroleum, Water and Power and Railways at the earliest.

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