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Punjab governor’s murder – 2,000 guards of Sindh VVIPs sent back to head offices

Punjab governor’s murder – 2,000 guards of Sindh VVIPs sent back to head offices

KARACHI – Over 2,000 security personnel deployed with VVIPs of Sindh have been sent back to their head offices, while the personal details of more than 1,000 personnel of law enforcement agencies will be sent to intelligence agencies for vetting, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to the data of the Home Department, important personalities of Sindh enjoy the security of more than 8,000 police personnel and 4,000 personnel of other intelligence agencies. The assassination of

POP count causes alarm, govt buries head in sand

ISLAMABAD: The issue of leakage of over 3000 tonnes of hazardous chemicals from underground stores during recent floods, raised by United Nations and in a press report, is now going to be investigated by the Ministry of Environment.
A preliminary report containing the UN findings as well as clippings of the press report has already been handed over to the prime minister’s office. UN findings were presented at the climate moot held in Cancun, Mexico last month, and revealed that

FIA summons TI’s Pakistan head in NICL case

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab on Monday summoned head of Pakistani chapter of Transparency International Adil Gilani to appear on December 23 to record his statement in National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) case.
FIA sources said that FIA investigators will include Adil Gilani in investigations after the disclosures by arrested nominated accused in NICL including former chairman NICL Ayyaz Khan Niazi.
Sources said Adil Gilani is being summoned as

Cabinet to decide head money for terrorists today

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet will today (Wednesday) decide on the Ministry of Interior’s proposals regarding head money for the wanted terrorists of Swat and FATA and the release of supplementary grant worth Rs 1.5 billion for payment of liabilities to troops deployed in the operational areas, Pakistan Today learnt on Tuesday.
Interior Ministry has sought approval for the supplementary grant to clear the pending liabilities for the payment of internal security duty allowance

Cleric put price on Aasia’s head

PESHAWAR: A hardline cleric on Friday offered a reward of 6,000 dollars to anyone who killed Aasia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
Maulana Yousuf Qureshi, the cleric, issued the call at a rally against moves to pardon the woman. Aasia was sentenced on November 8 to death by hanging, under blasphemy laws that human rights activists say encourage extremism.
The government attempted to pardon her after an international

TI Pakistan head ‘receives death threats’

ISLAMABAD: The head of Pakistan’s branch of global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International said on Tuesday he had received death threats for exposing the “misdeeds” of the government.
“I have received death threats,” Syed Adil Gilani told AFP by telephone from his Karachi office, but declined to name those who had issued the threats.
“They are calling me anti-state and a foreign agent,” he said, adding, “We are exposing misdeeds of government officials”. The head

Protests and clashes as Egyptians head to polls

CAIRO: Egyptians headed to the polls Sunday in a legislative vote marred by violence and protests that is expected to see the ruling party emerge stronger at the expense of the harried Islamist opposition.
Violent clashes took place at several centres, with witnesses saying police fired tear gas at voters in the Nile Delta and in Qena, about 475 kilometres (300 miles) south of Cairo.
Egyptian monitors said election irregularities were rife and evident from the start of

NATO head urges new start with Russia

MOSCOW: NATO and Russia need to embark on a new relationship, the head of the Western military alliance said on Wednesday on a trip to Moscow to lobby for Russian help in Afghanistan.
The visit by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will pave the way for a summit of the 28-nation alliance in Lisbon on Nov. 19-20. Russian President Dmitry Medevedev has accepted an invitation to attend the meeting, where NATO will work out a new strategic plan.
“The meeting in

ANP won’t replace Asfandyar as party head

The Awami National Party (ANP) has shelved a proposal to elevate party President Asfandyar Wali Khan to the post of Rahbar and appoint a new leader in his place – just to keep the party intact and avoid any internal divide and breach of the party constitution.
The ANP is now set to follow PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, who had got himself elected for a third term in violation of party constitution. As per the decision, Asfandyar will be elected the party

I’ll change justice system in 1 year as SCBA head: Asma

After the successful conclusion of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) presidential elections, decisions will be taken in the larger interest of the community with consensus of all members of the body, SCBA presidential candidate Asma Jahangir said on Monday, while claiming to ‘change the justice system within one year if elected president’.
Addressing a big gathering at a reception hosted in her honour, the renowned lawyer said that she was in the run to end

PSM’s desperate bid to keep head above water

KARACHI: The Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) has decided to sell off its land to overcome its overwhelming financial compulsions with the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)-led consortium of banks unlikely to lend it Rs seven billion, part of the Rs 25 billion bailout package announced by the government to rescue the cash-stripped entity.
The PSM board in its meeting held on October 7 decided to sell around 1,500 to 2,000 acres to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Qatar.
“The PSM