Tag: Oppose

France opposes further Brexit delay in absence of ‘clear’ plan

France opposes giving Britain an additional extension to its exit from the European Union unless it produces a “clear” plan with “credible political backing",...

Germany, some EU partners oppose Serbia-Kosovo land swap

VIENNA: Germany and some of its European Union partners voiced fears Friday that a possible land-swap between Serbia and Kosovo could open up old...

Vatican changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

  VATICAN CITY: The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance, a move that...

Thousands oppose Indian citizenship for Hindu migrants

GAUHATI: Thousands of people are holding a street protest against a decision by the Indian government to grant citizenship mainly to Hindus who have...

China backs Syria monitors, Russia opposes sanctions

China on Wednesday defended the Arab League’s widely criticised observer mission to Syria as Russia warned against imposing sanctions on the regime of President...

Pakistani players, official oppose lie detector tests

Pakistan cricketers and officials have reservations about using lie detector tests to curb corruption in the game. Banned former captain Salman Butt even called...

Most Pakistanis oppose bin Laden killing

Pakistanis largely disapproved of the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, with a majority believing the al Qaida chief’s death was a bad...

UoL students oppose degrees name change

Inclusion of the department of electronics in faculty of information technology (IT) at the University of Lahore (UoL) has sparked anger among students of...

Russia, China oppose outside interference in Arab unrest

Russia and China oppose outside interference in the unrest in the Arab world, the two presidents said Thursday in a declaration, as the West...

Medical associations oppose evening classes

LAHORE - The medical community has termed the recent government plan to start evening classes in the federal government 'myopic', which will only benefit owners of private medical colleges, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) floated the idea in its recent meeting of the general council and the government decided to launch a pilot project to address the shortage of doctors in the country. However, the medical community, including different

Academics oppose HEC’s devolution

LAHORE - Students, faculty members and educationists condemned the proposed devolution of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and said that a mafia at public sector universities damaged the quality of HEC and forced the government to think about its devolution.
Students said that public sector universities had become a hub of academic corruption and HEC did not bother to stop professors who were looting the government's money. Students also said that government should not devolve

Exporters oppose holiday proposal

KARACHI - The Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) South Zone has voiced strong opposition to two days off in the week for energy conservation. In a statement, PTA chairman Aziz Ahmed said Pakistan's economy which is already at its lowest ebb and many sectors are mired in crisis.
The decision to observe two days off in a week may result in total collapse of industrial sector especially the export sector which will suffer heavily, he lamented.Ahmed stated the decision last year

British Asians oppose closure of BBC’s Asian Network

LONDON - Britain's Asian community has opposed the BBC move to shut down its Asian Network Radio Station. BBC Asian Network , a national radio station which broadcasts news, discussion and music programs 24 hours a day in various languages of Indian-subcontinent.
Similarly it covers news, music and event from south Asian countries. With more than six million listeners across the UK, Asian Network is one of the most popular radio stations in the country. BBC Director General Mark

Senators oppose leniency in Lahore incident

ISLAMABAD - Legislators in the Upper House of parliament on Friday demanded authorities take notice of the Lahore incident involving the death of three young men by US citizens, without showing any leniency.
"The law should take its own course and the culprit be punished under the law of the land," the senators demanded. They were of the view that a thorough probe should be conducted into the incident to ascertain whether the accused was associated with any spy agency.

Experts oppose Environment Ministry’s devolution

ISLAMABAD - Eminent experts on environment said on Thursday that the devolution of Environment Ministry and abolition of "Pakistan Environmental Protection Act 1997" would badly affect environment of the country.
Speaking at a seminar, they raised questions about the fate of Pakistan Environmental Protection Council (PEPC) headed by the prime minister after the abolition of environmental protection act. They said the devolution of ministry of environment would be a disaster for

Pakistani millers oppose Indian sugar import

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani millers oppose sugar imports from India because of fears New Delhi may dump surplus product and hurt the domestic industry, an industry official has said. Pakistan imposes no import duty on White sugar and the government in September waived a 25 percent duty on raw sugar.
This was to encourage the private sugar sector to import sugar to meet feared shortages after August flood damage reduced the 2010/11 crop to 3.2 million tonnes. But government and

NA body set to oppose devolution of Education Ministry

ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Education has decided to forward its recommendations in next two days to the implementation committee against the devolution of the ministry of education under the 18th amendment.
This was decided in the meeting on Monday under the Chairmanship of Abid Sher Ali. Abid Sher Ali, talking to reporters, said within next two days he would present unanimously passed recommendations of the committee to Senator Raza Rabani, chairman