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Shahzad’s book taken off shelves

Less than a fortnight after journalist Saleem Shahzad was abducted and found murdered under mysterious circumstances, his book Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11 was pulled off the

SC verdict on review plea may be taken to parliament

ISLAMABAD – After the Supreme Court (SC)’s dismissal of the government’s review petition against the apex court’s order overruling the Parliamentary Committee’s decision to reject the Judicial Commission’s recommendations on judges’ appointments, the Parliamentary Committee may bring the final verdict of the apex court to parliament for debate. During the hearing of the review plea, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja remarked that the eight-member parliamentary committee did not have the status

Qureshi taken off NICL scam probe

ISLAMABAD/lAHORE – In what may be termed a pre-alliance sweetener to lure the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leadership into a half-cooked power-sharing deal, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government removed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director General Zafar Ahmed Qureshi from heading the team investigating the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam, a case in which the PML-Q’s Moonis Elahi is a suspect currently in FIA custody.
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Decisive measures being taken to eliminate terror, US told

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Friday told the US that it was taking decisive measures for eliminating terrorism. The assurance was given during a meeting between the US Congressional delegation and Interior Minister Rehman Malik at the Ministry of Interior.
They discussed bilateral issues in detail whereas Malik said Pakistan was taking critical measures for elimination of terrorism and it had given great sacrifices to root out militancy from the country. The US Congressmen appreciated

CM takes notice of misuse of govt vehicles

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken note of the fact that a number of retired officers are using official vehicles without authorisation while a large number of employees i.e. gardeners, drivers and police constables are also serving them. Similarly, the serving officers are using vehicles and services of such employees beyond their entitlement.
Punjab CM has directed that all administrative secretaries, heads of attached departments; autonomous,