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SC grills CDA for not implementing verdict

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Monday expressed its dismay with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for not implementing its verdict and taking no action against former CDA chairman Kamran Lashari and other officials, in a land scam case.
Lashari is accused of allowing illegal commercial activities in F-9 Park, Islamabad, and leasing out prime state land for 33 years at a nominal price.
The bench consisting Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry,

I’m not pregnant: Angelina

A representative for actress Angelina Jolie has rubbished reports that she is expecting another baby with partner Brad Pitt. America's Star magazine had reported that the couple, who raise six young children together, is preparing to welcome a new addition to the family.
It also said Jolie had been "flaunting a telltale bump" on the set of her new movie in Budapest, Hungary and Pitt had flown out to be by her side. However, the actress' representative has dismissed it saying

PML-Q not attending Pagara’s PML meeting

The ruling PPP's new strategy to shake hands with the PML-Q is apparently paying off, as the latter is not attending the meeting convened by Pir Pagara in efforts to unify various factions of the PML.
Pagara is hosting the first two-day meeting of leaders from different factions of the PML today. The meeting would be attended by leaders of the Humayun Akhtar-led PMLQ Likeminded, Shaikh Rasheed-led AML and Ejazul Haq-led PML-Z.
Senior Muslim league leaders, Gohar

ICC not to investigate Sydney Test: Lorgat

The International Cricket Council will not re-investigate the Sydney Test between Australia and Pakistan despite being confronted with reports that it had knowledge of suspected match fixer Mazhar Majeed's ''activities'' during the game.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said the governing body did not have "sufficient evidence" to warn the Australian authorities about Majeed's activities during the January series. Australia won the Sydney Test after Pakistan

‘Bureaucracy spares no one, not even US’

All set and ready, the opening of the American consulate in Quetta and the shifting of the Karachi consulate to its new building has become a victim of the Pakistan bureaucracy.
"US authorities have made all arrangements for the establishment of a consulate in Quetta and the prime minister's secretary has also issued an official approval, but the Pakistani bureaucracy is a major barrier in implementing this plan," US Consul General William Martin said in an

‘Marriage is not yet on cards’

Though she made it official that Kunal Khemu and she are seeing each other, Soha insists that she will take her time to settle down. The actress is the youngest of the siblings and wants her older brother (Saif Ali Khan) and sister (Saba Ali Khan) to settle down first.
Only after that will Soha think of getting hooked. Soha is currently enjoying her work and the movie offers she is been getting. She said, "I am doing all kind of cinema, for me it is not commercial or

England tour report not filed yet as UAE awaits

Pakistan squad is set to leave for the United Arab Emirates for another gruelling series against South Africa but the national team management is yet to submit its report on the England tour and the spot-fixing scandal that rocked international cricket.
A Pakistan Cricket Board official confirmed that the board had not received any tour report up till now from former manager Yawar Saeed or coach Waqar Younis. "Till now we have not received any report from the manager

Minimum wage, workers rights not being enforced by Punjab

The Punjab Labour Department has failed to ensure the rights of labourers in the province, as the political leadership is not serious in resolving the problems of workers, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
Labour protection: Punjab Labour and Manpower Minister Ashraf Sohna admitted in the Punjab Assembly that more than 30 million people were attached with the labour profession but the department had enrolled only 0.75 million people out of the total labour force of

Unlike Sasti Roti, BISP is not for cheap publicity, says Taseer

Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is not like Sasti Roti Scheme which was launched just for cheap popularity and publicity, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer said this during a ceremony here on Friday.
The event was organised on the launch of National Poverty Survey 2010-11 conducted under the auspices of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) at the Education Complex.
He said Benazir Income Support Program was not like the Food Stamp Scheme which was 'fake

To bribe or not to bribe a traffic official?

There was a time when the traffic wardens, were labeled as 'bribe wardens', as citizens complained that the wardens often caught them without a cause and they had to bribe their way out.
Traffic police was revamped a few years ago and the traffic environment changed dramatically. Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association, conducted a poll to measure the currently prevailing commuters' behaviour.
The questioned were based on the

Constitutional committee may not reach consensus it once had

Owing to the political polarisation and worsening law and order in the country, Special Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Reforms is unlikely to reach the consensus it had at the time of the passage of the 18th Amendment.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's verdict on the 18th Amendment, the committee is again required to review the article 175-A in the Amendment and another amendment will again have to be passed by the parliament by two-third majority to

26 articles not touched in SC verdict

In its verdict on multiple petitions challenging the passage of the 18th Amendment by parliament, the 17-member Supreme Court bench only referred to Article 175A back to parliament for review, while the remaining 26 articles were not touched upon by the apex court.
Following are the articles, which were not pondered upon, with a view that a final decision would come after parliament reviewed Article 175A under Supreme Court's guidelines.
Amendment in Article

Redknapp vows not to sell hat-trick hero

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp vowed not to sell hat-trick hero Gareth Bale for any figure after the Welshman lit up the San Siro in the Champions League.
Spurs hit back from a 4-0 half-time deficit and the early sending off of goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes as Bale stunned the holders with a brilliant treble in the second period. And although Spurs didn't win, the form of Bale gave Redknapp hope for the future. But he said there's no chance he'd be selling his star

Sacrifices rendered by Karsaz martyrs will not go in vain: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Paying tribute to the sacrifices of the Karsaz martyrs, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the sacrifices rendered by the Karsaz martyrs will not be in vain and the vision of the late Benazir Bhutto, to make Pakistan a democratic, progressive and prosperous country will be translated into a reality.
He expressed these views while talking to the Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim at the PM's House on Monday. "This day reminds us that moderate and

‘Thank God it’s not that warm today’

LAHORE: The weather remained hazy after midday, on Monday, in the provincial capital of Punjab and the temperature kept cool. Locals took a sigh of relief as the recorded temperature of Lahore was comparatively lesser than the past few days.
The hazy weather took over the skies of Lahore after 11am and lingered on till dusk. The highest recorded temperature according to the Meteorology Department Lahore was 33 degree Celsius where as the lowest was 22.3. On Sunday the highest

IA Rehman critiques journalism for commentary, not facts

The Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG), Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) organized a seminar on "Reflections: On the Changing Role and Dynamics of Media in Pakistan" where the renowned journalist Mr I A Rehman, who also serves as the secretary general of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) broached a number of issues the media, print and electronic, was facing today.
He opened his address by locating the print media in its

My movie is not for Karan’s viewers: RGV

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, known for his controversial comments, again spoke his mind when he said that his forthcoming film "Rakta Charitra" was not for people who are fond of Karan Johar's family drama " Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham".
Varma and Johar have often locked horns on various subjects on social networking sites and in front of the media and Varma didn't lose an opportunity to do the same at an event organised here, where the director showed 30 minutes of footage of "Rakta