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Tsunami alert – IUCN wants you to stay a mile away from shore

Tsunami alert – IUCN wants you to stay a mile away from shore

KARACHI – A tsunami in the Arabian Sea can cause widespread destruction in Pakistan and in order to prevent the loss of property and around 400,000 human lives a buffer zone along the coast is needed, said International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Asia Regional Director Aban Marker Kabraji on Tuesday.
“The one-mile buffer zone along the coastal belt especially in major cities like Karachi should be without human settlements or infrastructure, as the first victims of

England stay in contention

CHENNAI – England pipped West Indies by 18 runs in a thrilling Group B match on Thursday to stay in the hunt for a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Defending a 243-run total, James Tredwell (4-48), Ravi Bopara (2-22) and Graeme Swann (3-36) came out with a lion-hearted effort to bowl out West Indies for 225 in 44.4 overs.
For the Caribbean team, Chris Gayle (43), Darren Sammy (41) and Andre Russell (49) shone with the bat but it was not enough in the end. Earlier,

Stay within your limits, SHCBA chief warns executive

KARACHI – The incumbent government is trying to curb the independence of judiciary, ignoring court orders and adopting a confrontation policy with the judges, but any interference into judicial affairs by the government will not be tolerated by the legal fraternity, argued Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) President Anwar Mansoor Khan on Wednesday.
Khan was speaking at an event organised by the SHCBA, and attended by SHC judges as well as a large number of members from the

PML-N clarifies Shahbaz’ stay order saga

LAHORE – The PML-N has publicised a fact sheet on the issue of the alleged stay order against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday. The fact sheet says there is absolutely no stay order whatsoever which has been passed in this case (or, for that matter, in any other case), on the strength of which Shahbaz Sharif continued to hold the office of Punjab Chief Minister Punjab.
The facts regarding the litigation pertaining to the raising of challenge to (i) the very

Where’s the stay order on Punjab govt, asks CJP

ISLAMABAD – Taking notice of statements that the Punjab government was functioning under a stay order granted by the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Friday said that anyone intending to make such statements must first gather information from the Supreme Court registrar, “instead of maintaining a version which is not supported by the apex court’s record.”
The CJP said this while heading a five-member bench conducting hearing on a case

Australian selector to stay, for now

SYDNEY – Australia’s under-pressure chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch will be allowed to stay in his job while an extensive review of the national team’s performance is completed. Hilditch, a selector since 1996, came in for heavy criticism after Australia’s dismal 3-1 Ashes series loss to England. But Cricket Australia said the review was not a “witch-hunt” and indicated that Hilditch will stay in the position beyond April, when his contract is due to expire, as it awaits the

SC sends NAB chief packing, govt decides he’ll stay

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday declared the appointment of Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman illegal and ultra vires and directed him to relinquish his charge with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the government has sought legal consultation from the Law Ministry for reappointing Justice (r) Shah. A well-placed source informed Pakistan Today that in view of the apex court’s verdict, the government is mulling on a proposal to

Lille stay on top after Marseille win

PARIS – Lille gained a potentially priceless 2-1 win over Marseille at the Velodrome on Sunday evening to stay top of the league on goal difference. In a high octane encounter young Belgian star Eden Hazard celebrated signing a new contract extension on Friday by firing the ball from 30m out past Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda to give Lille a 10th minute lead. Senegelese striker Moussa Sow almost doubled up for Lille shortly after but his close range angled shot from the left went

Yemeni president vows to stay in power until 2013

SANAA/ADEN – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday reiterated that he would remain in power until his term ends in 2013, rejecting an opposition plan for him to step aside this year. “The peaceful and smooth transition of power is not carried out through chaos but through the will of the people expressed through elections,” an official source at the presidential office said in a statement. The opposition on Friday said Saleh was sticking to an earlier plan to step down in

Appointment of constables – Sindh govt files plea against SHC stay order

KARACHI – The Sindh government filed an urgent application in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday to vacate the stay order passed over a petition filed against the alleged appointment of police constables on political basis. On February 1, the SHC had restricted the Sindh government from hiring police constables till official comments were filed.
On Tuesday, Sindh Advocate General Fattah Mallak submitted an urgent application in which he requested the able court to vacate the

Govt will stay its course: Firdous

SIALKOT/GUJRANWALA – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday said that the government would complete its constitutional term and overcome all challenges with the public support. Those criticising the Pakistan People’s Party and propagating as if the party would seize to exist in Punjab, would soon realise the warmth shown by the people, she said.
Addressing a public gathering organised at the China Chowk on Kashmir Road in Sialkot, the

‘As long as I’m alive Overload will stay alive,’ says Farhad

lahore – Recently there has been much hype on the subject of ‘Overload’ splitting up. Farhad Humayun of ‘Overload’ takes an initiative to explain, “First of all there is no split! I heard the same question for months when Pappoo Sain made an exit.
Later our percussionist Hassan Mohyeddin left for England and people asked me what I was going to do since the band had broken up. I said as long as I’m alive ‘Overload’ will stay alive!” Farhad goes on to affirm that he’s the pioneer

Stay order against ‘political appointments’ in police maintained until March 8

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday maintained the stay order against alleged political appointments in the Karachi police until March 8.
An SHC division bench, comprising Justices Maqbool Baqir and Shahid Anwer Bajwa, also directed Sindh Advocate General Fatah Malak to produce the complete record of the written and verbal tests.
On February 1, the SHC had restricted the Sindh government from appointing constables in the Karachi police who were allegedly

Zardari tells Haqqani to stay on in US

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Zardari on Thursday denied Husain Haqqani’s request to be relieved of ambassadorial responsibilities and asked him to continue as Pakistan’s envoy to the US. A source told Pakistan Today that Haqqani had told Zardari that he wanted to quit as the country’s ambassador to the US and wanted to resume his career as an academician.
Haqqani also told the president that he wanted time to write a book. The source said the president did not want to change the

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS – Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees’ 24-hour strike grounded

Scottish girl joins mother after highly-publicised stay in Lahore

LAHORE – Molly Campbell, the Scottish schoolgirl who fled her home in Scotland to live with her father in Pakistan four years ago amid a custody battle, has returned to Britain – although it is unclear whether the move is permanent, The Guardian newspaper reported on Monday.
The teenager, also known as Misbah Rana, was 12 when she moved to Lahore after a highly-publicised disappearance from her school on the Isle of Lewis, flew in last week from Pakistan with her brother, Adam,

Michel agrees to stay as Pakistan coach

LAHORE – The Pakistan Hockey Federation has succeeded in its efforts to convince Michel Van Den Heuvel to continue as head coach of the national team, with added remuneration and authority of selection till the 2012 Olympics.
The coach will now be given $10,000 per month and will be paid on quarterly basis, while private security will also be provided to the Dutch after he expressed his concern following the murder of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. Nothing has been finalized on