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Rokhri not happy with badminton trials in Islamabad

Rokhri not happy with badminton trials in Islamabad

LAHORE – The Aamer Hayat Khan Rokhri-led faction of the Pakistan Badminton Federation has termed the trials being held at Islamabad on January 13 as illegal.
An official of the federation sad that the trials for Fajr International Tournament called by the other faction through its secretary Imtiaz Gill on January 13 2011 at Islamabad were illegal.
Rokhri said that the so-called federation of Gill is planning to hold trials at Islamabad for participation in Fajr Tournament

Islamabad beat Lahore in rugby opener

LAHORE – The Pakistan Rugby Union launched its season with a friendly test between Islamabad Jins and Lahore Rams on Sunday.
Islamabad Jins beat Lahore Rams 8-5 at the DHA Rugby Stadium. The Jins were captained by Shiar Aslam while Manan was the captain of Lahore.
After a competitive first half, Lahore took the lead. A quick turnover by Shakeel gave the ball to Babar who scored. The conversion taken by Menaan was no good so the score was 5-0 to Lahore at half time.

Punjab Governor assassinated in Islamabad

Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer was assassinated in Islamabad by his bodyguard on Tuesday afternoon.
According to initial reports an Elite Force guard fired at Governor Taseer, who was hit in the chest and upper half of the body. The Elite Force guard said he killed governor over defending a Christian woman who was allegedly involved in blasphemy. The guard was identified as Malik Mumtaz Qadri.
Salmaan Taseer recently came to the rescue of a woman condemned to death by a

Islamabad police handled 786 events in 2010

ISLAMABAD – The capital police handled 786 gatherings during the current year, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam in a press statement issued here on Monday. “Remaining firm to their basic objective of maintaining law and order, Islamabad police personnel handled around 46 political gatherings, 95 religious events, 75 trade union activities, 45 events of lawyer, 440 miscellaneous activities including 72 functions, receptions and 13 major events,” said the IGP.

Mercury falls to zero in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – Mercury dropped to zero centigrade in Islamabad, Peshawar and Muzaffarabad on Saturday, as the Metrological department forecast cold, dry and foggy weather in Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan for few days.
A fresh cloud pattern is likely to affect southwest Balochistan and thereafter gradually extending to upper parts of the country from Sunday but cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next few

China may approach NSG to seek nuclear waiver for Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: After reaching an agreement for two more nuclear power reactors to Pakistan, China could approach the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) for a waiver for Islamabad, similar to that provided to India for a nuclear deal with the US.
The NSG is a multinational body concerned with reducing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export and re-transfer of materials that may be applicable to nuclear weapon development. China’s position on nuclear energy cooperation with

Islamabad, Lahore post easy wins in Women U19 C’ship

LAHORE: Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore registered big wins on day six of the National Women Under19 T20 Cricket Championship 2010-11 at the Lahore Country Club, Muridke on Monday.
Peshawar stunned Faisalabad by four wickets. Peshawar reached the target in the final over after Faisalabad had made 100 runs for the loss of six wickets. Wajiha took Peshawar to a hard-fought win with her unbeaten knock of 37.
In another match Islamabad beat Quetta by 92 runs. Islamabad hammered

Car race claims 5 lives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: At least five people, including a father and a son, were killed and several injured on Sunday when the participant of a car race rammed his vehicle into a crowd of spectators in Islamabad’s Bahria Town.
According to details, Majid Naeem, the driver, lost control of his car that headed straight into a crowd, killing Suhail Khan, his son Danyal Khan and Babar Ali on the spot.
Two others, Aslam Yar and Mohsin Javed, succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital.

Islamabad prepares for Eid despite floods and inflation

ISLAMABAD: Shoppers were seen thronging markets throughout the capital, proving all gloomy prophecies predicting that the buyers would stay away from the markets because of an increased inflation rate and the floods wrong.
A day before the festival of Eidul Azha, a large number of women flocked to the markets to buy bangles, clothes and shoes for their kids and themselves.
Jinnah Super, Super Market, Karachi Company, G-10 Markaz and Aabpara Market were amongst those which

Islamabad and Pindi’s roads congested, pollution on the rise

ISLAMABAD: Ill-planning by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and an increased number of vehicles is leading to the congestion of road space in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, along with posing a threat to the environment, a report by Pakistan Today revealed.
“The authorities are not making the public transport system efficient and are busy making tall and empty claims,” an official at the environment ministry asking not to be named told Pakistan Today.
He criticized the

Islamabad seeks Delhi’s help in Mumbai attacks trial

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad on Saturday urged New Delhi to allow a Pakistani commission to visit India to gather more evidence for the prosecution of seven suspects linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik had proposed sending a judicial commission to India to record witnesses’ statements, as the trial of seven suspects continues in Pakistan. Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Rahul Kulshreshth was called to the Foreign Office (FO), where Director

India isn’t a threat to Pakistan, US tells Islamabad

The US on Wednesday told Islamabad that “existential threat to Pakistan is not India, the existential threat to Pakistan involves extremism within its own borders”.
It also said Pakistan, India and Iran could play a “constructive role” in a regional solution to Afghanistan. “We have made no secret of the fact that we’ve told Pakistan clearly that we believe that the existential threat to Pakistan is not India, the existential threat to Pakistan involves extremism

Nadeem advocates polite policing in Islamabad

Professor Khursheed Nadeem stated on Tuesday, while speaking at a programme `An Hour with a Guest’ arranged by Islamabad police, that only a polite and courteous attitude can win the hearts of the public and law enforcement agencies have to respect social values and establish good relations with the people.
According to a press statement, Islamabad police often invite prominent personalities to deliver lectures to their officials so that they can understand the

Czech Republic ambassador praises Islamabad police

Czech Republic Ambassador to Pakistan Pavol Sepelak said on Tuesday that the Islamabad police have rendered great sacrifices to maintain law and order in Islamabad. He then laid a floral wreath on the National Police Martyrs Monument at Police Line Headquarters, according to a press statement.
Islamabad police also presented the guard of honor to the visiting dignitary on his arrival to Police Line Headquarters. Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed