Tag Archives: Process

LHC stays Haj quota process

A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday restrained the Religious Affairs Ministry from finalising the process of Haj quota allocation to Haj Group Organisers (HGOs) till June 6.

Democratic process put on rails by govt’s reconciliation policy: Gilani

ISLAMABAD – Reiterating government reconciliation policy, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that democratic process has been put on rails by virtue of the reconciliation policy of the government.
This policy, he maintained, has introduced a new culture of accommodation and consultation with all the political parties for deciding issues of national importance.
The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Ms Raheela Baloch, MNA, Ms.Fauzia Wahab, MNA

Peace process aimed at ending bloodshed: Karzai

KABUL – President Hamid Karzai said his government had initiated a peace process with the rebels to stop the bloodshed of his countrymen.
“No one will even kill insects in such large numbers as Afghans are being killed on a daily basis,” Karzai told a group of journalists in Kabul.
The president said media could play a significant role in exposing the hidden hand behind violence and insecurity in Afghanistan. He asked journalists to help make the reconciliation effort a

Gilani assures Karzai of Pakistan’s support for “Afghan-led” political process

KABUL – Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said Pakistan supports an “Afghan-led” solution for the political settlement of Afghanistan and warned that an “outside formula” was not going to work.
Prime Minister Gilani, in a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at his presidential palace, emphasized on shaping the political settlement that was “home-based” besides being “durable and sustainable.”
A Foreign Office official privy to the meeting told APP that

From the courtroom – Process of judges’ appointment to upper courts challenged in SHC

KARACHI – The Human Rights Commission for South Asia (HRCSA) on Wednesday moved a constitutional petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) challenging the current format regarding appointment of judges to the upper courts.
HRCSA representative Syed Iqbal Kazmi pleaded the court to term the process of judges’ appointment in violation of the constitution, submitting that Article 175(A), included through the 18th Amendment Act 2010 in the constitution, clashes with Article 175(3) over

Haj process starts from 15th

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Saturday announced April 15 as the new date for submitting Haj applications in the designated branches of banks under the government scheme across the country. Earlier, the ministry had planned to start the process from April 10, said a press release.

Pakistan seeks ‘uninterruptible’ peace process with India

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday said peace process with India must be “uninterrupted and uninterruptible” as dialogue was the only way forward to resolve the disputes between the nuclear neighbours.
“Pakistan believes dialogue is the only way forward. This dialogue must be uninterrupted and uninterruptible,” Foreign Office spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua said while addressing her weekly press briefing.
On a recent agreement between Islamabad and New Delhi regarding the

Creating art is an experimental process: Birdie

KARACHI – “I am a hollow form – either occupied, vacant or in a state of flux. A functional form though, occasionally reduced to a dysfunctional state. This state of flux stimulates my evolution as an artist. I am continuously attempting to understand and communicate thoughts, emotions and ideas,” says Mithra Birdie.
Birdie says creating art is an experimental process, in which one falters, fails and succeeds. The sense of fulfilment is temporary as work is continuously

Keep peace process rolling, stress Indo-Pak activists

KARACHI – Pakistani and Indian peace activists on Thursday underlined the need for unbreakable peace process until mutual disputes are resolved. These activists were speaking at a reception, hosted by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) in honour of a nine-member peace delegation that arrived from India in the evening.
Leading the delegation, former MP and senior journalist Kuldip Nayar said that negotiations between the two countries should be