Tag Archives: Right

Hindus demand right to register their marriages

Hindus demand right to register their marriages

Islamabad – Families of Scheduled Cast Hindus hailing from different areas of the country on Thursday said that despite the Supreme Court ruling of 23rdNovember 2010 to ensure the marriage registration right for Hindus, no measures had been taken so far in this regard.
While addressing a press conference here at National Press Club, chairman of Scheduled Cast Rights Movement of Pakistan (SCRM) Ramaish Jae Pal regretted the government’s failure to end ‘injustice’ against poor

Economy moving in the right direction: MoF

ISLAMABAD – Despite several domestic and international challenges, the country’s economy is gradually moving towards stability, as suggested by economic indicators.
Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves reached an all time high of $17.38 billion, triggered by massive remittances sent by overseas Pakistan, while other economic indicators have also shown positive growth during the period, sources in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said.
The government has been focusing on the

Eunuchs have right to inheritance: SC

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Tuesday said eunuchs could not be deprived of their right to inheritance. A two-member bench SC comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Ghulam Rabbani directed the federal and provincial governments to complete the registration of eunuchs within one month.
Dr Muhammad Aslam Khaki, counsel for eunuchs, told the court that following the SC’s orders, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) had started

‘If education is a right, not a privilege, why are we being made to pay?’

KARACHI – While the federal and provincial governments play ping-pong over jurisdictions, almost a year after the 18th Amendment, which denotes education between the ages of six and 16 a right rather than a privilege, received presidential assent, no notifications have been issued to cancel fees for government schools. “Why should we be made to pay if education is a right,” Haleem, whose children, seven-year-old Saba and eight-year-old Wahab, attend a government school in Malir, said.

Dalai Lama pleads for right to ‘retire’

DHARAMSHALA – The Dalai Lama pleaded with exiled Tibetan MPs Monday to accept his resignation as their political leader, warning that a delayed handover could pose “an overwhelming challenge”. In a letter read out to the exiled parliament, the 75-year-old Nobel peace laureate argued that the Tibetan movement was now mature enough for a directly-elected political leader. “If we have to remain in exile for several more decades, a time will inevitably come when I will no longer be able

Govt with people’s mandate has right to rule: Shujaat

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain told reporters on Sunday that his recent meeting with President Asif Zardari was for national interests and every government with the people’s mandate should be given right to rule the country.
Accompanied by PML-Q Punjab President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Shujaat was visiting Federal Minister Samina Khalid Ghurki to offer condolences on the death of her husband. He said that the army and judiciary

Get the basics right: Misbah

NEW DELHI – Only a comprehensive victory over Zimbabwe will restore some of Pakistan’s lost self-belief in Monday’s World Cup Group A match in Kandy. Ross Taylor battered them on Tuesday, hammering a 124-ball 131 to inflict on Pakistan a crushing 110-run defeat that continues to rankle the 1992 champions.
“We are trying to recover from our shaken confidence (with a win) in the next match against Zimbabwe,” senior batsman Misbah ul Haq said. “We are trying to get the basics right

Get agencies to set things right in Balochistan, SC tells govt

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that the state of law and order in Balochistan was critical and ordered the Balochistan government to take into confidence the intelligence agencies – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) – to resolve the issue. A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani said that all intelligence agencies were

Punjab govt has lost right to govern, says PML-Q

LAHORE – The Punjab government has lost its right to govern because it has failed to provide roll number slips to thousands of students, PML-Q Punjab Information Secretary Akram Chaudhry said this on Saturday. Speaking to party workers at the Muslim League House, Akram said that the health and education departments have yet to get ministers, which showed that the Punjab chief minister had turned a blind eye to issues concerning these sectors.
“The Punjab government has launched

Help the farmer sow the right way

KARACHI – Before sowing any crops or launching water schemes in the flood-hit Dadu district, the government should determine if the soil is fertile enough or not and also create awareness among the flood survivors about using clean potable water for preventing waterborne diseases. This was recommended by civil society and media representatives at a media workshop titled ‘Post Flood Related Issues in Dadu’ jointly organised by Participatory Development Initiatives (PDI) and OXFAM at a

Pakistan peaking at right time

Pakistan should not lose the focus they grabbed during their recent tour of New Zealand and the senior players deserve praise for that. The think tank of Pakistan, which includes coach Waqar Younis, captain Shahid Afridi and vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq should be admired for bringing the team together as one unit.
I think Waqar, Afridi and Misbah have all together done a great job. The team has faced a lot of flak in the last six-eight months and now it has surely emerged from the

Long march if govt doesn’t take the right track: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD – Warning the government of another long march in case PML-N’s all options failed to bring government on the right track, party central leader Ahasan Iqbal on Monday said the country was facing a “failed regime”, as the government had totally failed to overcome crises created by former military dictator Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf.
Addressing a news conference at the PML-N secretariat, he said it was the PML-N which had pressed the government to oust Musharraf from the

BAFTAS 2011: A right royal drama

LONDON – For the second year running, it was a character called George who brought BAFTA glory for Colin Firth. Last year it was grieving college professor George Falconer, in Tom Ford’s American drama ‘A Single Man.’ This year it was stammering King George VI in Tom Hooper’s ‘The King’s Speech.’
The film won seven of its 14 nominations, and achieved the double whammy of winning both best film and outstanding British film. It also marked the triumph of old media over new. The

Gilani gets the right to wield his axe on cabinet

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) on Friday finally gave Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani a go-ahead to dissolve his cabinet when he considered it appropriate and form a new team of ministers in accordance with Article 92 of the constitution which provided that the size of the cabinet should not exceed eleven percent of the total strength of the parliament.
Although this constitutional provision will be applicable after the next

A begger free city? – ‘We have a right to beg’

LAHORE – Dozens of beggars hold protest demonstration at Kalma Chowk on Wednesday against traffic police for stopping them from begging on main roads two weeks ago. Beggars during the protest have demanded that the government to create job opportunities for them or allow them to beg on main roads.
Over 50 beggars lodged protest demonstration at on Main Boulevard Road and kept the road blocked for about 20 minutes. Beggars while protesting chanted slogans against Chief Traffic

Not a day more to set things right, PML-N tells govt

ISLAMABAD – Dissatisfied with the government’s dilly-dallying, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday decided not to give even one day to it beyond the announced 45-day deadline for the implementation of the reforms agenda.
At a meeting chaired by Nawaz Sahrif, who was also briefed by the PML-N team on the negotiations with the government, the party decided not to panic but agreed to wait for the expiration of the deadline before taking any extreme step.

Sindh says it will not give up its right to collect GST on services

KARACHI – The Sindh government on Tuesday decided that it would not give up its constitutional right to collect GST on all services related to the province. The decision was taken at a meeting presided by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House.
Sindh Chief Secretary Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha, Additional Chief Secretary (Planning and Development) Ishaq Lashari, Finance Secretary Muhammad Siddique Memon, Sindh Revenue Board Chairman Nazar Hussain Maher,