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Kazakh leader says ready to stay in power

Kazakh leader says ready to stay in power

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday said he was ready to work for as long as required, as his country is expected to hold a referendum on whether to extend his term until 2020. Nazarbayev’s comments delivered during an annual state-of-the-nation address appeared to leave little doubt that he intended to extend his grip over the Central Asia’s largest oil producer despite strong criticism from the West.
“I am ready to work for as long as my health allows me.

Mandela’s hospital stay grips South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s revered former president Nelson Mandela’s hospital stay stretched into a second day on Thursday, as the nation grew increasingly concerned for the anti-apartheid hero’s health.
The news that Madiba – the clan name by which the 92-year-old Nobel peace prize winner is affectionately known, and the country’s first elected black leader – remained under medical supervision has put the nation on edge.
Current President Jacob Zuma called for calm as

Chelsea rout Bolton to stay in race

LONDON – Chelsea confirmed their return to form with a ruthless 4-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Monday to keep a foothold in the Premier League title race. If ever there was a fixture for Chelsea to guarantee a win it is away to Bolton and they clinched their eighth successive victory at the Reebok Stadium with a stunning strike by Didier Drogba and goals by Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka and Ramires.
Having taken 10 points from 11 games in a dire run, back-to-back victories

Less than 40-day stay proposed for Haj pilgrims

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Religious Affairs is considering a set of proposals aimed at facilitating Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, on top of which is a recommendation to limit the duration of the pilgrims’ stay to less than 40 days.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Khursheed Ahmed Shah and Minister of State for Religious Affairs Shagufta Jumani were given a detailed briefing by ministry officials on Wednesday.
The ministry suggested that PIA officials should be asked

HRCP for stay on death penalty

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), taking notice of the issuance of death warrants for a man in Sukkur Jail, has demanded order’s withdrawal, calling upon the government to continue the informal moratorium on the death penalty in place since 2008.
An HRCP statement issued on Tuesday expressed concern at the issuance of death warrants for a man detained in Sukkur Jail, whose hanging is scheduled for 6:30 am on January 12. This is contrary to the policy

Petition asks LHC to ‘stay’ petrol prices

Lahore – The civil miscellaneous (CM) application challenging recent increase of nine percent in the petroleum products was filed again in the Lahore High Court after removing objections raised on it by LHC office on Monday. Petitioner Hameed Goraya through his counsel Muteen-ul-Haq Chaudhry had filed the CM petition on Saturday. However, the LHC office had returned the application to the petitioner due to technical objections.
Therefore, the petitioner removed the objections

PPP will stay in power, says Kaira

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will remain in power as long as it retains the majority in the National Assembly, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Wednesday.
“There is no threat to the PPP government and it will remain in power as long as it enjoys majority in the National Assembly”, Kaira said at a press briefing here. “Changing the prime minister is only Fazl Rehman’s wish and Yusuf Raza Gilani is the prime minister of the whole

Lahoris stay indoors on 9th of Muharram

LAHORE: As security for Muharram processions and majalis increased and people thronged Shia majority neighbourhoods and imambargahs all over the city, main roads of Lahore and markets were stripped of any movement. While traffic jams block main arteries of the city on a daily basis and traffic police face dire circumstances in regulating traffic flow at signals, Lahore was completely empty on Thursday. But unlike past terrorist attacks that left a sense of misery, tension and fear on

SC declines stay on leasing Reko Diq gold mines to foreign companies

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Wednesday declined to grant
a stay order on leasing of the Reko Diq gold mines in Balochistan, worth over $260 billion, to foreign exploration companies.
The bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a petition against leasing out Reko Diq gold and copper mines in Balochistan to foreign companies by the federal

NO homecoming – Out-of-town students to stay for Eid

LAHORE: Despite the fact that all educational institutions in Lahore would be closing from today (Monday) for Eid holidays, a large number of foreign students residing at hostels and students from Gilgit Baltistan and other areas of the country would not be going to their hometowns for celebrating the event, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Long traveling distances, short holidays and examinations right after Eid were the main reasons, which had forced these students to celebrate the

Woods struggles to stay in touch

MELBOURNE: Bogeys outnumbered birdies as Tiger Woods struggled to keep in touch with the lead halfway through the Australian Masters on a trying day at Melbourne’s Victoria Golf Club on Friday.
The 14-time Major winner laboured to a one-over 72 to concede 36-hole pacesetter Adam Bland a widening nine strokes in blustery conditions with the weather forecast to further deteriorate for Saturday’s third round. Woods has the job ahead as he searches for his breakthrough tournament

Beckham to stay British

David Beckham has shrugged off speculation he wants to become an American citizen – insisting he’ll remain living in the US as a Brit.
The football superstar and his wife Victoria emigrated to Los Angeles with their brood of boys in 2007, and have since insisted they want to stay there as long as their children are at school.
Beckham recently sparked rumours he is planning to make his move official – when asked if he would consider applying for U.S. citizenship, he replied,

Molinari fends off Westwood to stay a shot clear

SHANGHAI: Francesco Molinari held off a dogged Lee Westwood on Saturday to maintain a one-stroke lead over the new world number one and set up an enticing final-round battle at the HSBC Champions in China.
The Italian, ranked 30th in the world, answered every challenge from his English playing partner and Ryder Cup teammate on day three in Shanghai with a smart, conservative game to card a five-under 67.
The Italian, who stands just 1.72 cm (five feet eight inches) tall,

Federer, Soderling stay on course for final

Roger Federer, returning to the Stockholm Open after a decade away, swept past outgunned American Taylor Dent 6-1, 6-2 in his 900th career match on Thursday.
It took a mere 49 minutes for the top seed to move through, a tennis lifetime after his last appearance at the Kungligahallen which ended with a second-round loss.
The 16-time grand slam champion now stands 727-173 for his singles career and becomes the only active ATP player to reach 900 matches. Second

LHC issues stay on termination of 62 law officers

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday stayed the termination of at least 62 district law officers including prosecutors and deputy prosecutors and issued notice to the Punjab government for Oct 19.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed restrained the government from withdrawing the perks and privileges of the law officers while hearing their petitions.
The officers challenged their removal pleading that the government had not adopted any legal course when terminating their