Tag: Friend

Another lynching in Sialkot— youth dies, friend injured

A youth died while his friend was seriously injured in the wee hours of Saturday when they were brutally assaulted by politically affluent men...

Man kills friend over minor dispute

A man killed his friend over a minor dispute in Mohallah Faizabad Saturday night. Abdullah and Rameez Ahmed, the two friends, quarreled with...

MPA’s friend found shot in Peoples House

LAHORE - A friend of PML-N MPA Asad Ullah Arain was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the MPA's room in Peoples House located in front of the Punjab Civil Secretariat in the Islampura police precincts on Monday afternoon. Police have yet to ascertain whether the gun was triggered accidentally or he had committed suicide. The police are also investigating murder possibilities, said a senior police officer adding that it was too early to ascertain the motive or cause of

Hamesh’s friend booked for Rs 56m fraud

HAFIZABAD - Civil Judge Iftikhar-un-Nabi has rejected the bail application of Karam Dad Bhatti in a case of fraud worth Rs 53.9 million and sent him to jail on judicial remand. Meanwhile, the Jalalpur Bhattian police have registered another case against Karam Dad Bhatti, a close friend of former Bank of Punjab president Hamesh Khan and former BoP Jalalpur Bhattian branch manager Asghar Ali on the charges of stealing 750 sacks of rice worth Rs 56.2 million.
Reportedly, the Bank of

Assange case police officer ‘friend of victim’

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish police officer in charge of questioning two women who say they were raped and molested by the founder of WikiLeaks is a friend of one of the alleged victims, a report said on Thursday. According to the Expressen daily, the unnamed officer had exchanged personal messages with one of Julian Assange's alleged victims over the Internet more than a year before taking statements from her about the claims.
The woman officer, who like the alleged victim referred

Hamesh Khan’s close friend arrested for Rs 50 million fraud

HAFIZABAD - The city police have arrested Karam Dad Bhatti, a close friend of the Bank of Punjab former president Hamaish Khan over his alleged involvement in a fraud case. According to details, the police have apprehended Karam Dad Bhatti in a fraud case of Rs 50 million on the complaint of Bank of Punjab Hafizabad Manager Rana Muhammad Saleem. The manager also nominated him in another fraud case of Rs 39.7 million. The police arrested him formally and sent him to jail. It was told

Goodbye to you my (dis)trusted friend …

NEWS ANALYSIS - The marriage of convenience of strange bedfellows could not consummate and the three-year "unnatural alliance" between the two pole-apart political rivals finally broke down. The 45-day deadline, which was extended for another 48 hours, expired and the PML-N announced to part ways with the PPP in the Punjab.
It was expected and certain as the PML-N had already started preparing grounds to say "goodbye" to the PPP with Nawaz Sharif publicly taking on the federal

Friend replaces friend to run PIA

KARACHI - The newly appointed managing director of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Nadeem Khan Yousufzai, is a close friend of Ubaid Jatoi - a classmate of President Asif Ali Zardari at Cadet College Petaro - who managed to get Nadeem appointed as PIA MD to replace his other friend, Captain Ijaz Haroon.
Sources told Pakistan Today that Jatoi wAs the first officer of PIA and had links in the power corridors. He managed to get Nadeem appointed as the Civil Aviation

Qaim’s recently-sacked friend finds employment in Chief Minister’s House

KARACHI - Siddiq Abu Bhai is a lucky man to have Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah as his friend: removed nine days ago from his position of adviser to the government, Abu Bhai was appointed on Wednesday as coordinator to the Sindh government on political affairs.
The Sindh government's Services and General Administration Department formally issued a notification about Abu Bhai's fresh appointment on Wednesday. PPP leader Rashid Rabbani is already working as Advisor to the

Clinton cannot say whether China is friend or foe

WASHINGTON - Two years after the Obama administration launched a charm offensive with China, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could not say Wednesday whether Beijing was a friend or foe.
"The reason we're rolling out the red carpet and having President Hu (Jintao) come for a state visit is we think we'll be better to answer such a question as we move forward," Clinton said in an interview with ABC television. "Well, my hope is we have a normal relationship," the chief US

FIA quizzes friend of PM’s son over Haj scam

ISLAMABAD - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team investigating the Haj scam on Sunday called Zain Iftikhar Sukhera, a close friend of Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for questioning.
Sukhera was quizzed at the agency's headquarters for his alleged involvement in Haj scam. FIA has found important clues regarding Sukhera's involvement in the Haj scam he could be arrested for that, a FIA source told Pakistan Today.
He said former Haj

GUEST IN TOWN – Of foes and friend

LAHORE - Perception changing views were presented by Dr Malik Hasan, while he gave an insight on Pak-US relation as he highlighted problems faced by both the countries. Dr Hasan looks at Pakistan as a progressive and competent nation which is wasting its energies on unimportant subjects. While discussing the mechanics of democracy Dr Hasan said that even the American democracy has flaws but the only difference is that Americans do not like making the same mistakes over and over again.

RS 5,000 too MUCH? – President Zardari’s friend flouts wildlife laws

KARACHI - Provincial conservator Hussain Bux Bhaagat was transferred from Karachi to Sukkur and the law that asks for a fee of Rs 5000 for possessing a falcon was amended when President Asif Zardari's Arab friend, carrying two falcons, was stopped at the Karachi airport and asked for documents and fee slips, sources told Pakistan Today.
Arif al Zarooni, emissary of Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmed and the brother of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum was stopped at the Jinnah

Sherpao’s grandson ‘kills’ Aitchisonian friend

LAHORE - A student from Aitchison College, reportedly the grandson of PPP-S chairperson and former Interior Affairs minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao, has been accused of murdering one of his Aitchisonian friends.
The deceased, Mahd Faisal, who was accidentally shot and injured by his friend Muhammad Waleed Sherpao on December 20 at a party in the North Cantonment Police precincts, died in the Neurosurgery Ward of the General Hospital on Thursday.
Mahd was a student of Class C1

China is a friend indeed, says Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Calling China a true and most reliable friend of Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday said the world had a lot to learn from China.
In his vote of thanks after the address of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to a joint session of parliament, Gilani said all political parties, all parliamentarians, and the whole nation stood united to take the friendship and partnership with China to greater heights. He said Pakistan and China enjoyed unique relations

‘China is Pakistan’s trusted and sincere friend’

LAHORE - China has always proved to be a trusted and sincere friend of Pakistan and Pak-China friendship is higher than mountains and deeper than oceans, Punjab CM's special assistant and Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Zeb Jaffar said on Sunday.
She said that Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's visit to Pakistan would further cement bilateral relations and China had provided remarkable assistance to Pakistan in several areas including defence, economy and social sectors

Sindh minister gifts ‘dead’ falcons to Zardari’s Arab friend

KARACHI: Sindh Wildlife Minister Dr Daya Ram Essrani has gifted nine precious hunting peregrine falcons, recovered by his department during a raid, to an Arab dignitary who is reportedly a close friend of President Asif Ali Zardari.
The falcons were recovered on the first day of Eidul Azha during a raid at the Jinnah International Airport from where the endangered and protected birds were being flown to Doha, Qatar. After the raid, the conservator of the Sindh Wildlife Department