KARACHI The Bilawal House spokesman has expressed serious concerns over the framing of kidnapping and robbery charges against Federal Law Minister Babar Awan by a Rawalpindi civil judge and termed the decision as astonishing for Pakistani nation and the honourable courts.
DHAKA – Angry fans attacked the house of Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan after his team crashed to a humiliating nine-wicket World Cup defeat against the West Indies, police said Saturday. Shakib’s mother and sister were inside the three-storey house in the western district town of Magura when several motor-cycle riders stopped and threw stones at the house on Friday evening, local police chief Proloy Chisim said. “The stones broke one window of the house.
His father spoke to
LAHORE – A general house meeting of the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) will be held on Friday (today) to discuss two resolutions tabled on Thursday in condemnation of alleged attack on former chairman of Pakistan Bar council (PBC) Malik Kazim and his son on the premises of Supreme Court. Two local lawyers Malik Muhammad Awan advocate and Chaudhry Jawad Zafar Advocate tabled separate but identical resolutions in the LHCBA requesting the secretary of the bar to call the bar’s
KARACHI – After the Raymond Davis fiasco in Lahore, the Sindh government has decided to maintain personal and travel data of all foreigners in the province in an attempt to keep a check on their movement and avert a Davis-like episode, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Sources told Pakistan Today that from now on, the Home Department will recheck the visit schedule to Sindh of all diplomats, foreign journalists and representatives of foreign-funded NGOs with the Foreign Affairs
KABUL – Afghan MPs elected a compromise candidate as speaker of the parliament’s lower house on Sunday following weeks of debate and political tension between the two front runners, MPs said. Abdul Raof Ibrahimi, who represents northern Kunduz province and is from the minority Uzbek ethnic group, was elected in a public vote by legislators present at the house, Daud Kalakani, another MP, told AFP.
Former speaker Mohammad Younus Qanooni and warlord Abdulrab Rasoul Sayaf were the
HAFIZABAD – Unidentified dacoits looted gold ornaments, cash and other valuables worth millions of rupees, including the dowry of two sisters, from village Wachoki Kalan after taking the inmates hostage. According to details, four dacoits forced an entry into the house of Malik Manzoor of Wachoki Kalan at midnight, took all family members hostage at gunpoint and looted gold ornaments, cash and other valuables worth millions of rupees, including dowry of her two daughters, and fled
PESHAWAR – A two-storey building collapsed in the densely populated area of the provincial metropolis, leaving six dead, including three children, and injuring six others, Rescue 1122 and hospital sources said on Monday. The local police said the two-storey building tumbled and six people, believed to be the members of the same family, died in Mohallah Saleemabad, Khan Mast Colony area.
The building was reported to be old and in a dilapidated condition. Rescue1122 sources said
LAHORE – The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) annual dinner was held for the first time at the presidency. It was attended by over 250 guests, including businessmen, APTMA members and presidents of various chambers of commerce and industry, trade associations, bureaucrats, federal secretaries and relevant federal ministers.
The function was successful in drawing the desired result in the case of both the government and APTMA. President Asif Ali Zardari assured
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
ISLAMABAD – Six parliamentarians owe SR 182,000 to the Pakistan House, Mecca, the monitoring and implementation committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed on Wednesday.
With Yasmeen Rehman in the chair, the committee was also informed by audit officials that SR 155,000 were outstanding against Syed Khurshid Shah while SR 6600 were outstanding against Malik Farid Ullah, Attaur Rehman and Rana Nazir Ahmed, SR 3200 against Basheer Virk and SR 8800 from Fida
ISLAMABAD – The senators belonging to Balochistan province on Thursday walked out from Senate proceedings against the suspension of funds for under-construction road projects in their areas. JUI-F senator form Sindh, Khalid Soomro, also joined his protesting colleagues from Balochistan, to record his protest against the suspension of funds in Sindh.
Dr Ismail Buledi said that without any justification, the National Highway Authority had halted various under-construction roads
QUETTA – Balochistan High Court has asked the provincial government to submit written reply regarding the reasons for not allowing Jamhoori Watan Party Provincial President Shahzain Bugti, his brother and other family members including females to go their ancestral town of Dera Bugti.
The Vacation Judge Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mengal ordered Thursday for seeking clarification on the writ petition of Shahzain Bugti who was bent upon to go to Dera Bugti along with his brother and
KARACHI – The high-ups of the authorities concerned are continuously interfering in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) probing the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) scam as some bitter facts have come to light. Recently, the FIA joint interrogation team was not permitted to search the house of an important personality of the business community as he is an in-law of Amin Qasim Dada, the main culprit of NICL scam.
“The FIA wanted a search warrant for the house of
LAHORE – Valuables worth Rs 1.5 million were reduced to ashes when a fire erupted in a house located in Defence Police Station precincts on Sunday. According to details, the fire erupted due to short-circuit in Abdul Majeed’s house located in 155 S-Block Defence Housing Authority (DHA) close to the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif (240-S) due to which appliances, furniture and valuables were reduced to ashes but no casualties were reported.
According to police,
ISLAMABAD – Recommendations of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), on a number of legal and constitutional issues are piling up at the office of the speaker National Assembly and chairman senate as neither Musharraf regime nor the PPP-led government laid these reports before the parliament for discussion.
These reports swathed in dusty files at the parliament house for over a decade now have practically declared the council a redundant entity. The recommendations contain detailed
PESHAWAR – Unidentified militants attacked the house of Awami National Party’s Senator Zahid Khan on Tuesday, killing one and wounding three others, including his brother. Police said Senator Zahid Khan’s house in Timergarah area of Lower Dir was attacked by a dozen attackers.
They said the assailants opened indiscriminate fire on the house, killing one person. Hospital sources said Muhammad Ayub, the wounded brother of Senator Zahid Khan, and two other injured were in a critical
KARACHI – Law enforcement agencies on Wednesday tried to arrest Federal Minister of State for Ports and Shipping Nabeel Gabol after he tendered his resignation.
Law enforcers arrived at Gabol’s house to arrest him, but their attempt was made unsuccessful by his private security guards and other companions.”We have received orders from our high-ups to detain you and shift you to Islamabad,” the head of the police party told Gabol.
The law enforcement agencies later made a