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US Senator Kerry ‘deeply concerned’ at removal

US Senator Kerry ‘deeply concerned’ at removal

DHAKA – US Senator John Kerry says he is “deeply concerned” by efforts to remove Muhammad Yunus from the Grameen Bank he founded and urged the Bangladesh government and Nobel laureate to reach a compromise. The 70-year-old economist was abruptly sacked as managing director of Dhaka-based Grameen Bank by Bangladesh’s central bank on Wednesday in what his supporters say was the culmination of a year-long vendetta against him.
Kerry, who heads the powerful US Senate foreign

Senator dodges bill in Geneva

ISLAMABAD – Senator Sabir Ali Baloch of the ruling PPP has not paid the bill for a hotel room in Geneva despite repeated reminders over the last four months, followed by the hotel’s warning that it would not accept any more bookings from the Pakistani mission.
The hotel management has threatened that if the outstanding Rs 129,721 were not cleared immediately, they would inform the UNO office of the matter. According to the documents available with Pakistan Today, Senator Baloch

Senator John Kerry steps in to save Davis

ISLAMABAD: US Senator John Kerry and the US House of Representatives’ Speaker John Boehner have stepped in to secure the release of American national Raymond Davis, currently detained in Lahore for killing two Pakistanis, as the diplomatic row between Islamabad and Washington intensified on Friday after the Lahore Police declared the incident a “cold-blooded murder”, not an act of self-defence.
The US authorities increased pressure on the Pakistani government to provide

Senator Waqar’s security car hits electricity pole

LAHORE – A private car reserved for security of Privatisation Minister Senator Waqar Ahmad Khan’s children collided with a pole due to speeding leaving three people, including an official of the Elite Force, injured near the Mall Road Underpass on Monday morning.The car was also badly damaged in the incident.
The injured included the car driver, a private security guard and an official of the Elite Force. They were shifted to the Services Hospital where their condition is stated

PML-N senator wants removal of governors

ISLAMABAD – Senator Zafar Ali Shah challenged appointments of governors of all provinces in the Supreme Court, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday.
The petitioner contended that the president was bound to take advice from the prime minister while appointing governors in the light of Article 101 of the constitution. All the governors were appointed in former president Pervez Musharraf’s tenure so all the appointments have now become unconstitutional.
Senator Shah who

Property scam – arrest Senator Waqar, if need be, SC tells NAB

LAHORE – A full bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab director general (DG) to review the investigation into the forex-cum-property scam of Rs 1.38 billion and arrest the real culprits, including five bigwigs who were earlier spared by NAB.
The bench was hearing the bail matter of one Mohsin Ayub, a forex-cum-property dealer who is in jail for a property fraud.