PESHAWAR – Police on Monday took into custody four foreigners, believed to be US nationals, on charges of having incomplete documents and driving vehicles with fake registration numbers, but later set them free on the request of the US Consulate, police said. The men were arrested when moving in two bullet-proof jeeps in the University Town area on Abdara Road without any security guards. They also did not bother to inform the police station concerned about their movement, which is
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday said it was working with the US to ensure that the diplomatic row with Washington over suspected CIA contractor Raymond Davis, arrested in January for killing two Pakistanis in Lahore, did not impact bilateral relations.
In response to a volley of questions on the Davis’ issue at her weekly press briefing, Foreign Office spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua said, “The matter of Davis is sub-judice and it will be a little early for me to say anything in
ISLAMABAD – Federal Law Minister Babar Awan on Monday said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would not let the provincial government fall and derailment of democracy in the Punjab, if Nawaz Sharif realised the mistake of indulging in horse-trading and get rid of his advisors promoting floor-crossing in the province. “People make mistakes and if they realise their mistakes, they should be forgiven.
If Nawaz Sharif realising the mistake gets rid of his advisors involved in
LAHORE – Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the history will decide that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) decision to oust Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) from Punjab government will weaken democracy or not.
She also said that PML-N’s chief put the democracy on stake for his political gains but the PPP would continue its policy of reconciliation not only to strengthen the democracy but also in the best interest of the country.
PESHAWAR – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said corrupt rulers of the country would be ousted as had been witnessed in Tunisia and Egypt. Addressing Insaf Students Federation (ISF), Peshawar chapter youth convention, at Shahi Tehmas Ground, he warned, “Our leaders are helpless before the US, but if they try to release Raymond Davis, they will not escape from the anger of the masses.
Thousands of ISF activists hailing from different public and
ISLAMABAD – Contrary to the tall claims of health ministry that it provides comprehensive health cover to the masses, the capital city hospitals have only one mortuary and that too with insufficient capacity to cater to the needs of people in an emergency situation effectively.
One mortuary in the capital city is built in the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), one of Islamabad’s major government run hospital and it has the capacity to accommodate only 10 dead bodies.
PARIS – France on Monday called on Algeria to allow anti-government protests, inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, to take place freely and without violence. “What is important in our eyes us is that freedom of expression is respected and that the demonstrations are able to take place freely and without violence,” foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero told reporters.
France welcomed as a “step in the right direction” the Algerian government’s promise of political
LAHORE – Federal Minister for Law Babar Awan has said that PPP-led government will not let anyone to become a hero on the Raymond Davis affair and nor would it yield to any international pressure. He was talking to journalists after visiting Mian Mir Shrine at the Punjab Bar Council here on Sunday.
“Cabinet belongs to the party instead of prime minister or president and leadership has prerogative to include whom it thinks better to serve the people,” he said. The statement came
LAHORE – Ali Azmat, a graduate of the University of Art and Design, University of the Punjab, captures the on-going turmoil of Pakistan, with flat, vibrant works that seem more illustrative in nature than paintings. His careful rendition of children, toys and balloons with weapons, blood and other symbols of war, is much more than a mere reflective study of the environment and the situation of the nation.
Using the theme of war and the wave of destruction that engulfs us, Ali
HUA HIN – Spain’s Pablo Martin holed the winning putt as Europe capped a magnificent fightback by retaining the Royal Trophy with a dramatic 9-7 victory over Asia on Sunday.
Martin produced a magical flop shot to 12 inches at the 18th to defeat Jeev Milkha Singh of India by a hole in a glorious moment for European golf. It was also a personal triumph for captain Colin Montgomerie, coming just three months after he led Europe to Ryder Cup success over the United States at Celtic
LAHORE – Former Punjab chief minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s (PML-Q) senior leader Parvez Elahi has said that his party will not let the present system derail and continue to strive for the national solidarity, good governance, strong democratic values and elimination of poverty.
He said this in a meeting held at his residence in Islamabad with the party leaders from Rawalpindi, Jehlum and Attock on thursday.
He added that the party had always upheld national
ISLAMABAD – A three-member Supreme Court bench on Wednesday directed the spy agencies to ensure the meeting of 11 inmates of Adiala Jail, now in their custody, with their families.
The bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a case involving the mysterious disappearance of 11 inmates of Adiala Jail.
Raja Muhammad Irshad, lawyer for intelligence agencies, told the court that in pursuance of the
LAHORE – Pakistani movies generally evoke negative emotions in audiences due to their long standing conditioning with plump girls dancing around a shawl clad tall, dark and not so handsome guy with his ever famous gandhsa. We are left with no other option but yell, “Help!” Lately, however, several attempts are being made to minimize the negative connotations attached to Pakistani cinema. One such endeavor is the independent motion picture house ‘Talking Filmain’.
It is owned by
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the lawyer for intelligence agencies to arrange a meeting of the 11 missing prisoners of the Adiala Jail – who were now in their custody – with their families.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a petition against the mysterious disappearance of the Adiala jail inmates facing terrorism charges after their acquittal by a trial court.
ISLAMABAD: The federal government will not let the provincial governments off the hook if they attempt to politicise the Reformed General Sales Tax Bill in the provincial assemblies, a senior Finance Ministry official said on Saturday.
The official, on condition of anonymity, said the introduction of the reformed GST on goods and services was approved at the meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI). The chief ministers had attended the meeting and president of the main