Tens of thousands rallied in Sanaa on Friday to “reject” Yemen’s dependence on the United States and Saudi Arabia, saying badly burned President Ali Abdullah Saleh was “politically dead” after a TV…
LONDON – Three of the authors of a United Nations report which criticised Israel over its 2008-2009 offensive on Gaza on Thursday rejected calls to retract the report. They said in a statement to The Guardian newspaper in Britain that they found it “necessary to dispel any impression that subsequent developments have rendered any part of the mission’s report unsubstantiated. “Aspersions cast on the findings of the report… cannot be left unchallenged,” wrote Pakistani human rights
KARACHI – The people of Pakistan have unanimously rejected Thursday’s hike in petroleum prices, saying the move would increase inflation by at five to 10 percent across the country. The inflation-stricken masses would face around 10 percent increase in price of all items after nine to 13 percent hike in petroleum prices, sources told Pakistan Today.
The hike would have its impacts in three dimensions, as it would increase freight charges, cost of production and transportation,
KARACHI – The people of Pakistan have unanimously rejected Thursday’s hike in petroleum prices, saying the move would increase inflation by at five to 10 percent across the country. The inflation-stricken masses would face around 10 percent increase in price of all items after nine to 13 percent hike in petroleum prices, sources told Pakistan Today. The hike would have its impacts in three dimensions, as it would increase freight charges, cost of production and transportation, and
ISLAMABAD – The provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) have rejected the centre’s proposal of two holidays a week during summer and desired its non inclusion in recommendations for the energy summit. An official source at the Ministry of Water and Power said some of the draft recommendations for the energy summit were shared with the provinces to seek their consent.
Punjab and KPK both objected to the proposal of two holidays a week, saying it badly
SIALKOT – Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PGMEA), Sialkot Markazi Anjuman Tajiran and other main trade bodies have rejected the recent hike in petroleum prices. SCCI President Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry, PRGMEA Central Chairman Ejaz A Khokhar, PGMEA Chairman Sheikh Muhammad Younas and Sialkot Markazi Anjuman Tajraan President Mehar Ghulam
KARACHI – Almost 70 percent of respondents comprising manufacturers, services and retail sectors do not support the reformed GST. In the business category, 80 percent of retailers and 66 percent of manufacturers and service providers have rejected the proposed reformed GST.
It was indicated in a survey of the third quarter Business Confidence Survey (BCS) conducted by Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI). The BCS is conducted on a quarterly basis to gauge
ZURICH – Swiss voters, upholding their national tradition of an ever-ready citizen army, on Sunday rejected a proposal to ban army firearms from their homes, following an emotional debate on the subject. Provisional results of Sunday’s vote showed that 57 percent voted against tightening the rules on army firearms in a country where many see keeping a weapon at home as a crucial element of national identity.
The vast majority of Swiss men liable for military service store their
A former ‘American Idol’ contestant is attempting to sue bosses for discrimination for a third time, withdrawing a £66 million complaint to ask for just £3.3 million. Ian Benardo, who failed his audition when he tried out for the talent show in 2006, originally filed a £200 million lawsuit against producers, claiming they “exploited” his homosexuality by asking him to “gay it up”.
He reduced his demand to £66 million when he re-filed papers in September but the lawsuit was
LONDON – Liverpool have turned down a transfer request from Fernando Torres, the English Premier League club said Saturday, following an audacious bid from Chelsea for the Spanish international. “Fernando Torres tonight submitted a written transfer request, which has been rejected by Liverpool,” Liverpool said in a statement on its website.
“Fernando is under a long-term contract and the Club expects him to honour the commitment he made to Liverpool FC and its supporters when he
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s foreign policy managers expect the US to come up with a request of diplomatic immunity for Raymond Davis, but it is almost impossible for Islamabad to accept any such demand owing to the rising anti-Americanism across the country.
US Ambassador in Islamabad Cameron Munter called on Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir at the Foreign Office on Friday to discuss the Lahore incident. “The US envoy asked for consular access for the American national and it was
LAHORE – The PCS Officers Association has rejected the policy of “downsizing” and “rightsizing” by the Punjab government and termed the move an attempt of the district management group to block their promotional aspects.
The Provincial Civil Service (PCS), the Provincial Secretariat Service (PSS) and the Provincial Management Service (PMS) officer bearers took the decision after a meeting on Monday chaired by its president Rai Manzur Nasir. All 50-members of the executive
ISLAMABAD – Opposition parties and two allies of the PPP are flexing their muscles to take the government head-on for an unprecedented hike in the POL prices, vowing on Saturday to vociferously protest against the increase in and outside parliament.
Talking to Pakistan Today, representatives of the PML-N, PML-Q, MQM, ANP, JI, JUI-F and PPP-Sherpao said it was unfortunate that the already hard-pressed people of Pakistan had been forced to pay for the government’s corruption and
LAHORE: Pakistan’s isolation in international cricket is likely to continue as India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have refused to support the country’s bid to secure hosting rights of the 2012 Asia Cup at a meeting of the Asian Cricket Council in Dhaka.
According to sources, PCB chairman Ijaz Butt and Sultan Rana, who represented Pakistan at the ACC executive council meeting, had offered to host the 2012 event at a neutral venue and suggested Dubai. “But they met with stiff
Aamir Khan’s script sense has always been lauded, applauded and proven. But here comes an interesting bit of information. Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti reportedly took their script (the one which Aamir has green-lighted) to Salman Khan first.
He turned it down. Well, these two women then went to Saif say rumours. He too rejected it. And guess what? When they went to Aamir, the biggest Khan, he not only accepted it, he also saw immense box office potential in this project.
ISLAMABAD: Already isolated by its allies on the issue of the reformed General Tax (GST), the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Tuesday ignited yet another controversy by nominating four treasury members for the parliamentary committee to appoint judges of the superior judiciary without consulting the Awami National Party (ANP), the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
A statement issued by the President’s House said the names of four