Tag: Presidents

Chinese, Pakistani presidents call for stronger ties

XI pledges to promote CPEC, stronger cooperation in all areas President Xi Jinping met President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday in the river town of Wuzhen in...

LHC summons PBC VC, LHCBA, LBA presidents

The Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourning the hearing of a petition for putting a ban on lawyers' boycott of court proceedings again summoned...

5 well-read American Presidents

Theodore Roosevelt Like no other president, Theodore Roosevelt consumed books at an awe-inspiring rate of one a day when busy and two to three when...

Judges cannot be appointed without president’s consent: AG

Attorney General Irfan Qadir on Friday said judges could not be appointed without the consent of the president. Talking to reporters, Qadir said...

Mending fences

Trilateral summit The Americans, one assumes, wouldn’t be all too pleased. Nor would the Saudis. The Afghan and Pakistani presidents sitting together was all well...

Rwandan president’s reconciliation visit to France

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will Monday make his first official visit to France since the 1994 genocide, to rebuild relations damaged by Kigali's accusation...

Presidents for International Sufi Council announced

International Sufi Council (ISC) Chairman Fakhar Zaman on Thursday made nominations for council presidents in various member countries. The nominated presidents included Galleze Ouiza, Algeria,...

WAPDA announce squad for AFC President’s Cup

LAHORE - The WAPDA Sports Board has announced a squad of 27 players for the upcoming 7th AFC President's Cup at Nepal. WAPDA will face Nepal Police Club, Taiwan Power Company and Balkan at Dasarath Rangasala Stadium and Halchowk Stadium from April 20 to 24.
Shahkot-born Muzammil Hussain, rated as one of the best upcoming keepers, is among the players announced. Arif Mehmood, the only Pakistani to score a hat-trick in the SAFF championship, also made it to the squad and it will be

‘President’s address was disappointing’

ISLAMABAD - Leader of the Opposition in the Upper House Senator Wasim Sajjad on Thursday called the president's to joint sitting of parliament "disappointing" and lacked "soul".
Initiating a debate in the Senate on the president's address, he said the president did not highlight any strategy to address the challenges faced by the country.

Pasban city president’s nephew ‘abducted’ for having ‘close ties with...

KARACHI - Pasban Karachi President Usman Moazzam's nephew was abducted from near his house in Gulshan-e-Hadeed on Saturday. Moazzam said that Aazib Imtiaz Qudwai was kidnapped because he has close ties with the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI). Aazib's father Nafees Qudwai said, "My son and I were on our way to the mosque to offer the Fajr prayer when an Indus Corolla without a number plate collided with him. Three men carrying weapons got out of the car, forced him into the vehicle and drove

President’s roundtable mere rhetoric

ISLAMABAD - The roundtable conference announced by President Asif Ali Zardari to reach political consensus on a national strategy on all issues turned out to be mere rhetoric that has brought further disgrace to the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the presidency and the government as no follow-up steps have been taken to convince the leaders of political parties to attend the moot.
The president had floated the idea on February 8 and also called political leaders to persuade them

WAPDA eye 5th AFC President’s Cup

LAHORE - Pakistan's national soccer champion WAPDA will make their fifth appearance in the 7th AFC President's Cup 2011when they clash with a Palestine club. PFF Presidents Faisal Saleh Hayat said: "The clubs playing in the AFC President's Cup have matured and will be able to play at the higher level such as the AFC Cup, and even the AFC Champions League, in the future." He also congratulated Palestinian Football Association (PFA)'s President General Rajoub Jibril on the entry of

President’s address to parliament – Zardari unlikely to have smooth sailing

ISLAMABAD - Rumpus is expected as President Asif Ali Zardari addresses a joint sitting of both houses of parliament for the fourth consecutive year today (Tuesday) amid announcements by major opposition parties to either walk out of the session or registering protests on the government's failure to deal with national and public issues. Zardari is going to make history as he would be the only democratically-elected president to address parliament for the fourth time.
Though the

Opposition undecided on strategy for president’s address

ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE - The concerted efforts undertaken by the government on Monday, a day ahead of the president's address to the joint sitting of parliament, remained fruitful to the extent that no opposition party announced boycott of the session, all of them remaining undecided and divided on the issue. The divided opposition failed to devise a joint strategy for the president's address until Monday with some looking towards the others and some not remained firm on their earlier

President’s dual office case – SHC reissues notices to federal govt,...

KARACHI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday reissued notices to the federal government and the Attorney General (AG) seeking their explanations on a constitutional petition regarding dual offices held by the president of the country.
A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Maqbool Baqir issued the notices again to the respondents for the next hearing, as no representative on behalf of the federal government appeared before

APTMA annual dinner at President’s House

LAHORE - The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) annual dinner was held for the first time at the presidency. It was attended by over 250 guests, including businessmen, APTMA members and presidents of various chambers of commerce and industry, trade associations, bureaucrats, federal secretaries and relevant federal ministers.
The function was successful in drawing the desired result in the case of both the government and APTMA. President Asif Ali Zardari assured

All except Qureshi attend president’s luncheon

ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday told the outgoing ministers of the PPP that he had asked his "trusted friends" to offer sacrifice and was proud that they rose to the occasion.
He expressed these views in a meeting with Qamar Zaman Kaira, Pir Aftab Shah Jilani, Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali, Waqar Ahmad Khan, Nazar Mohammad Gondal, Raja Parvez Ashraf, Aijaz Jakhrani, Rana Farooq Ahmed, and others in a luncheon-meeting held here at the presidency.
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