Tag: Forced

Child forced to join transgender persons’ group, beaten upon refusal

BAHAWALNAGAR: Transgender persons have allegedly beaten up a young boy after he refused to change his appearance and join their group. The video of the incident...

Britain to outlaw ‘abhorrent’ forced marriage

Britain’s government announced plans Friday to make forced marriage a criminal offence, with parents who coerce their children into marrying to face “very tough...

Australia moves to criminalise forced marriage

Australia on Wednesday moved to criminalise forced marriage, forms of slavery prevalent in the sex industry and the trafficking of organs. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon...

SC urged to take a stand on forced conversions

The Catholic (National) Commission for Justice and Peace representatives Fr Emmanuel Yousaf and Peter Jacob on Friday urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan to...

Not everything is fair about ’s forced outages

Some higher ups in Ministry of Power are deliberately creating problem for the Punjab government by deliberately cutting down supply and carrying out unscheduled...

Flood victims forced to sell possessions, beg for survival

The family of 12 was relieved when a Pakistani Army boat rescued them from floodwaters a week ago. But the hardships have only piled...

CM forced fake FIRs, official tells LHC

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry ordered an inquiry against the Tourism Development Corporation Punjab (TDCP) managing director (MD) on Tuesday for...

Bleeding PSEs forced nation to beg: Nawaz

There would have been no need for the nation to beg for assistances such as the Kerry-Lugar arrangement had deficit in public sector enterprises...

Gujranwala citizens forced to drink polluted water

Gujranwala citizens are forced to drink polluted water from 12 out of 46 water filtration plants in the city for months now and are...

Libya open to reform if Gaddafi not forced out

TRIPOLI - Libya's government said on Tuesday it was ready to negotiate reforms provided embattled leader Moammer Gaddafi was not forced out, as loyalists troops pushed rebel fighters back from the key oil port of Brega and the US military withdrew its fighter jets from the international air campaign in Libya.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)-led air strikes had destroyed 30 percent of the regime's military capacity since the United Nations (UN)-backed bombing campaign

BSEK chairman ‘forced’ to take month-long leave 20 days before exams

KARACHI - The Sindh governor has sent the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) chairman on a month-long 'forced' leave and temporarily appointed the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) chairman in his place just 20 days before the start of the annual examinations 2011.
On Tuesday, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan - the controlling authority - issued a notification appointing BIEK Chairman Anwar Ahmed Zai as BSEK chairman in place of Anzar Hussain Zaidi.

Pakistani plane forced to land in Indonesia

JAKARTA - A Pakistani charter plane headed for Malaysia was reportedly forced to land in Sulawesi on Monday for flying over Indonesia without prior permission from authorities concerned. Per reports, the plane carrying army personnel was forced to land at the Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi, at 1.50pm.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesman Tajwar Mashood said the Boeing 737-300 with 54 people on board was chartered by UN peacekeepers

EPA DG transferred after being sent on forced leave

ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Environment has transferred Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) Director General Asif Shujah to National Energy Conservation Centre (ENERCON). It is learnt that a few months ago, the ministry decided to send Asif Shujah on a forced leave after differences erupted between him and the higher authorities over some important issues.
"He has been transferred to ENERCON which is an attached department of the Ministry of Environment," said an

Incidence of forced SIM porting rising

KARACHI - Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has received a total of 294 complaints of alleged porting of SIMs without consent of the individual involved in the last six months of the previous year. This shows the gravity of the threat posed to rights of mobile phone subscribers.
According to details provided by PTA to Pakistan Today, the authority has received complaints regarding the illegal change of network after Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was introduced and

Ministry says Pak EPA DG not sent on ‘forced leave’

ISLAMABAD - A spokesman of Ministry of Environment has refuted a news item regarding leave of Director General (Pak EPA) published in Pakistan Today and clarified that Asif Sujha Khan was never asked for any illegal acts and no body forced him for issuing any NOC for housing schemes.
The spokesman said the DG (Pak EPA) had proceeded on leave on his own and no hurdle was created in any mega project as the DG (Pak EPA) was fully authorized to exercise delegated powers.

EPA DG sent on forced leave

ISLAMABAD - The ministry of environment had sent Environment Protection Agency (EPA) director general on forced leave for four months for not fulfilling what he believed their illegitimate demands.
Sources in the ministry told Pakistan Today that Asif Shujah was forced to take a long leave because he was not serving the verbal orders from the ministry asking him to carry out certain illegal acts.
A dispute erupted between the ministry and a land owner over Rs one million

Musharraf, Aziz forced me not to resist UK petroleum deal: ex-minister

ISLAMABAD: Usman Aminuddin, former petroleum minister, has revealed that ex-president Pervez Musharraf and ex-premier Shaukat Aziz had forced him not to resist British Petroleum deal for buying Occidental Petroleum's shares in Badin field.
While commenting on the petition filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan by Jamaat-e-Islami former chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, he said Occidental Petroleum's shares in Badin Gas Field were being sold at a throwaway price in 2002. However, he did