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Ijaz Butt praises govt for incentives offered to investors in budget

Former Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Chairman and current PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt has praised the Federal Government for the incentives offered...

No decision taken on retaining Afridi as skipper: Butt

No assurance has been rendered to Shahid Afridi of retaining him as skipper for upcoming One Day International (ODI) tour of Ireland, said the...

Ijaz Butt lauds Waqar’s efforts

LAHORE - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has received strong support from PCB chairman Ijaz Butt for his efforts to rebuild the national team following the loss of key players to controversies and scandals.
"I am very happy with what Waqar is doing. He has a plan to move forward and he has handled the team well despite the situation arising after the spot-fixing controversies and other issues," Butt said in Lahore. He said he had personally seen the good work done by Waqar.

Suspension is regrettable, says Ijaz Butt

LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board has backed the ICC anti-corruption tribunal which banned three Pakistan cricketers last weekend over spot fixing charges. PCB chairman Ijaz Butt says the minimum suspension of five years on Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir is "regrettable and a sad reality which must be faced."
The tribunal found all three players guilty of corruption after allegations that they bowled no-balls at prearranged times during the fourth Test against

LHC adjourns Rehman’s presidential pardon case

LAHORE: Hearing of a petition challenging the pardon granted by President Asif Ali Zardari to Interior Minister Rehman Malik was adjourned to December 24 by a full bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday. Earlier, Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik had requested adjournment on behalf of the federation, citing Rehman's pending adjudication in Supreme Court as an excuse.
Barrister Farooq Hassan, representing the petitioner, opposed the request saying the government was

Altaf discusses political drama with Ijaz and Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday made phone calls to Pakistan Muslim League-Zia (PML-Z) President Ijazul Haq and Awami Muslim League (AML) President Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and discussed with them the current political situation with focus on the 'deepening cracks' in the Pakistan People's Party-led coalition government.
Altaf's phone conversations were part of a series of such contacts with important political personalities of the country, in

Latif shocked at Ijaz Butt’s statement on cricket facilities in China

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has challenged the claim of PCB chairman Ijaz Butt that China didn't have enough cricket facilities to host international matches or the Asia Cup in 2012.
In a statement on Thursday, Rashid said he was surprised to read Butt's statement after his return from Bangladesh where he attended the Asian Cricket Council meeting that awarded the Asia Cup to Bangladesh.
Rashid categorically said that the facilities at the cricket stadium in

Ijaz Chaudhry takes oath as new LHC CJ

LAHORE: Justice Ijaz Chaudhry took oath as the chief justice of the Lahore High Court on Thursday and started working after taking charge of his office.
Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer administered the oath to the new chief justice at a ceremony held at the Governor's House. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, judges of the Lahore High Court and senior lawyers attended the ceremony.
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JCP nominates Justice Ijaz Chaudhry as LHC CJ

ISLAMABAD: An in-camera meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) on Saturday nominated Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry as Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice after the retirement of incumbent Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on December 8.
The nomination of Justice Chaudhry, who is the most senior judge of the LHC, will be sent to the Parliamentary Committee, which will send it to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, who will then forward it to President Asif Ali