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‘No Haj dues pending against state institutions’

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Shah on Monday informed the National Assembly that no amount was outstanding against any state institution for the performance of Haj 2010 by 94 government officials and all dues had been paid by their respective organisations. Responding to a question in his written statement, the minister said per haj policy, four contingents of 250 seasonal duty staff (150 from Ministry of Religious Affairs and another 100 from other

Terrorism linked to the absence of democratic institutions, norms

KARACHI – Speakers at the seminar linked Pakistan’s existing problems, including terrorism, to the absence of democratic institutions and norms. They observed that the state itself is complicit in usurping people’s rights and promoting an elite centric model of development. Denying people the right to have a say in national life has promoted divisions and frictions in the society.
The seminar titled ‘Impacts of Extremism on Working Class’ was organised by the Pakistan Institute

‘Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had a passion for educational institutions’

KARACHI – Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had a passion for educational institutions, said professor of politics and history and University of Karachi Director of the Pakistan Study Centre, Dr Jaffer Ahmed Syed on Monday.
He was speaking at commemoration lecture at the Shaheed Zufikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST).
The lecture – Bhutto and His Struggle for Democracy – was organised to mark the 32nd death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

‘Educational institutions should be allowed to contribute towards policy-making’

KARACHI – Educational institutions should be given a chance to contribute towards policy-making and the time has come to catch up with the global phenomena and give top priority to education, said a visiting scholar from the US, Dr Shaheer Ahmed Khan while speaking at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) on Sunday.
A senior Aligarhian, Dr Khan is associated with various organisations in the US to help students ambitious to get higher education in foreign

Zardari has destroyed institutions: Bhutto

KARACHI – Commenting on President Asif Ali Zardari’s statement that he wants to strengthen government institutions, Sindh National Front Chairman Nawab Mumtaz Ali Bhutto said on Tuesday that this was a big joke as he [the president] has destroyed every institution in the country by removing honest, efficient officers and replacing them with corrupt, inefficient and disreputable officers.
“The state of thriving public-owned enterprises such as Pakistan Steel Mills, Pakistan

Govt does not want clash of institutions: Zardari

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari said on Monday the government did not want a clash of the institutions and that “democracy is the best revenge”. “We strengthened the institutions by giving more powers to parliament and we are willing to work and fight for a better democracy,” Zardari said at the 21st All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) award distribution ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The president said that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) did not take the path of aggression

PML-N wants institutions’ role discussed

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Saturday submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly calling for a debate on the constitutional role of the army, the intelligence agencies, the judiciary, the parliament and the political parties.
The motion, submitted by PML-N lawmakers Birjees Tahir and Tahira Aurangzeb, stated that the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis had raised certain questions about the role of different institutions and that the public

PML-N wants conflict between institutions: Riaz

LAHORE – Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz Wednesday termed any attempt to pave the way for a clash between the institutions as dangerous, saying the PML-N-led government in Punjab must realise that this mindset would always cause serious loss to the country.
He said the PML-N leadership whenever in power made efforts to create a conflict between the national institutions without understanding the consequences. Soon after the start of the Punjab Assembly’s

No clash among institutions: Gilani

LAHORE – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that the PPP government has killed all rumours and speculations about a clash between state institutions and successfully put democracy on a sustainable track by adopting reconciliatory posture with other political forces of the country.
“Despite never-ending and self-styled news analysis predicting clash between the executive and the judiciary, nothing of the sorts happened. I pay rich tribute to the legal fraternity for their

‘No clash if all institutions work within parameters’

BADIN – The PPP will continue to abide by the constitution and there will be no clash if all institutions work within the parameters given in the constitution, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Monday.
Addressing a public gathering at the inauguration of Golarchi Grid Station project, Gilani said, “The constitution provides trichotomy, with all institutions including parliament, the executive and the judiciary enjoying their respective powers.” He said the 18th and the

Five institutions in the lurch

ISLAMABAD – Fate of 5 national institutions hangs in balance after devolution of federal ministries to provinces under the 18th Amendment. These institutions include Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL), National Book Foundation (NBF), National Language Authority (NLA), Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) and National Lok Virsa Museum (NLVM).
Under the devolution plan, control of all institutions, previously working under federal ministries of education and culture, is to be

Educational institutions to remain closed today

ISLAMABAD – Owing to the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, all the educational institutions in federal capital will remain closed on Wednesday (today).
Education Ministry’s spokesman said that all schools and colleges being run under the federal directorate of education would remain closed today in protest against the killing of Salman Taseer.
All universities in the capital including International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Quaid-e-Azam University

PPP not to allow privatisation of educational institutions, says Babar Awan

LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would not allow privatisation of educational institutions, Federal Law Minister Senator Dr Babar Awan said on Saturday. He made these remarks while talking to journalists after meeting members of teacher’s Joint Action Committee (JAC).
Awan said that the board of governors (BoG) was a corrupt body and the law did not allow its establishment. He said that baton-charging had become the Punjab Police’s custom and condemned police torture of

‘Institutions pitted against each other by paralyzing judicial system’

National institutions were pitted against each other by paralyzing the whole judicial system, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Friday.
He made these remarks while proceeding on a suo motu notice along with Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday on police torture on lawyers at the Aiwan-e-Adl, Lahore. Punjab Police Inspector General Tariq Saleem Dogar appeared in court and said that Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Rao

Winter, weekly holidays cancelled in Sindh institutions

The Sindh government has decided to cancel all winter vacations for schools and colleges while the weekly holiday of Saturday has also been cancelled to compensate for the educational losses incurred due to the recent floods.
Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq chaired a meeting at the Sindh Secretariat in which it was decided to postpone the annual examinations of Matriculation and Intermediate by 15 days. The meeting was also attended by the Sindh education secretary,

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