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Afghans should lead peace process: Zardari

Afghans should lead peace process: Zardari

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari told United Kingdom (UK) National Security Adviser Sir Peter Ricketts at President House on Tuesday that any initiative on Afghanistan should ensure territorial integrity of the country and the Afghan ownership of the process with a commitment that their country’s soil would not be used against another. “Pakistan stands for a peaceful, stable, friendly and united Afghanistan, as Pakistan is directly impacted by any development relating to

‘Women’s role vital in development process’

SIALKOT – Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said women could play a vital role in the development process by following the golden principles of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. While addressing a girls’ school’s inaugural ceremony, she said female education was imperative for the development of Pakistan and to bring it at par with developed nations. She said the majority of population needed to be educated for accelerating the developmental process in the society.

Khar asks UK ministers to ease visa process

ISLAMABAD – UK Cabinet Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, also chairperson of the ruling Conservative Party, called on Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar in the federal capital on Tuesday. “She was accompanied by Damian Green, Minister for Immigration, and the British high commissioner to Pakistan,” said a Foreign Office’s statement.
The minister of state highlighted the problems relating to the issuance of visa to the Pakistani nationals and also underlined

DCOs told to expedite post-flood rehabilitation process

KARACHI – Sindh Chief Secretary Sindh Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha advised district coordination officers (DCOs) on Saturday to expedite the rehabilitation process of the flood survivors in the affected districts.
He also asked DCOS to ensure that no outsiders or influential people avail the benefits meant for the flood survivors. The chief secretary was addressing a meeting at the Sindh Secretariat. Rehabilitation Minister Muzaffar Ali Shujra, Adviser to Chief Minister on Planning and

Devolution process to complete in June: Rabbani

KARACHI – By the end of March 2011, five more departments would be transferred to the provinces and the process of devolution would complete by June 30, 2011, Federal Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Raza Rabbani told Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Monday.
The federal minister and the chief minister were discussing matters related to the transfer of various departments of the federal government to provinces at the Chief Minister’s House. According to an official

‘Pakistan backs Afghan-led reconciliation process’

UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan supports an Afghan-led and inclusive reconciliation process in Afghanistan to pave the way for durable peace and stability in the war-torn country, Pakistani Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon has said. “We have a stake in a peaceful and stable Afghanistan,” he said while participating in a discussion panel at the UN on Afghanistan.
The well-attended event was organised by the Century Foundation and Mid-Atlantic region of the United Nations Association

YDA doctors demand transparent process

The medical community decided to protest if any retired professor or a principal of a private medical college will be appointed Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences in near future. Young Doctors Association (YDA) office bearers demanded Punjab Chief Minister to regard the UHS ordinance 2002 and the principle of seniority cum fitness and appoint a senior and capable Professor from Government sector as UHS Vice Chancellor.

Consultation process over, but PPP squabbling within

ISLAMABAD – All heavyweights of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) are most likely to stay with their subjects in the new federal cabinet but Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira is likely to be given some other responsibility while Water and Power Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf may be shown the door.
A source in the PPP told Pakistan Today that the top leadership is looking for some promising replacement for Kaira who could be exposed equally to the local and foreign media while

Kim’s music video in process

Kim Kardashian and Kanye are rumored to be more than pals after being spotted side by side at the Dash store opening in New York this fall, have been secretly working together on a closed-set this week, shooting the music video for Kim’s first single. The rapper and the reality vixen, who also spent her 30th birthday hanging out together, arrived and left separately from the shoot,
which took place in Los Angeles. Hype Williams, the mastermind behind “Empire State of Mind,”

‘Pakistan must move fast on reforms process’

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will have to move fast on the reforms process after the approval of the nine-month extension of $11.3 billion Stand-By Arrangement programme by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a senior official of the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday.
He said the IMF had only given an extension in the programme but the release of the remaining amount of $3.6 billion would depend on the completion of the fifth review, which would be held only after the

SC may direct govt to devise transparent Haj process

ISLAMABAD: A seven-member Supreme Court bench, resuming hearing today of a suo motu action against alleged corruption in Haj arrangements, is likely to direct the government to devise a system to make the Haj process transparent and prevent irregularities.
The bench comprises of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman

KSE member directors to formalise consultation process

KARACHI: Authorities at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) have appointed favoured individuals as chairmen and nominee directors at the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) at their sole discretion for the last several years.
The apex regulator is apparently installing its preferred candidates at the helm of KSE, who do not possess requisite knowledge about the country’s largest equity market. Even inductions are said to have been ‘unilateral’ in nature as