Tag: Time

Opposition gives tough time to excise minister in PA

LAHORE: Punjab Excise and Taxation Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman on failed to satisfy opposition members on their queries during the question hour session in the Punjab Assembly on Monday. The opposition members gave the minister a tough time and finally the minister, while admitting the failure of the department to achieve target set for property tax collection for the fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008-09, claimed upward trend in revenue collection after the said years.
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India bans raunchy prime time reality TV shows

NEW DELHI: Indian regulators have ordered television channels not to broadcast reality shows before 11 pm over fears about their increasingly adult content, reports said.
Two hugely popular programmes -- "Bigg Boss", the local version of "Big Brother", and "Rakhi ka Insaaf" -- will be hit by the ruling from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The government and affected channels declined to confirm the crackdown, and the shows have continued to air in their regular prime

Gilani wants time for structural reforms

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday asked donors to give more time to Pakistan to carry out structural reforms including expanding the tax base.
Addressing the plenary session of the Pakistan Development Forum (PDF), the prime minister also said his government was willing to take unpopular decisions to meet the long term challenge of flood reconstruction, institutional and structural reforms for a glorious tomorrow. "We are prepared to take political risks for

‘Pakistan will decide time for NWA offensive’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan itself has to decide the time of launching an offensive in North Waziristan or any place else, General James N Mattis, commander of the United States Central Command, said on Saturday.
During a meeting with Pakistani military leadership, General Mattis said Pakistan was well aware of the US concerns over secret Al Qaeda hideouts inside Pakistan. Defence sources told Online that the US general met Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee Gen Khalid Shameem Wyne

Palestinians say it’s time to recognise their state

JERUSALEM: Israel's plan to build new homes on occupied land should be countered by international recognition of a Palestinian state, the chief Palestinian negotiator said on Tuesday.
Raising the stakes in the deadlock over stalled peace talks, Saeb Erekat said it was clear from the latest announcement of building plans that Israel wants settlements, not peace.
"Israeli unilateralism is a call for immediate international recognition of the Palestinian state," he said in a

Operation only when time is ripe, Kayani tells Petraeus

ISLAMABAD: The top US military commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, on Wednesday called on COAS Gen Ashfaq Kayani to discuss the new but 'targeted' military operation against the Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in North Waziristan.
"The US military commander asked for the earliest possible operation in North Waziristan with strikes by Pakistani air and ground forces as proposed by Islamabad in the recently concluded Pakistan-US strategic dialogue in the US," a senior

Time, destiny favouring LHC PCO judges

LAHORE: Time and destiny might favour PCO Judge Syed Shabbar Raza Rizvi's elevation to the office of the Lahore High Court chief justice after December 8, 2010, when Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif retires from office, judicial sources said on Friday.
Technically, only LHC's Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar Hussain were senior to the so-called 'PCO-tainted' Justice Shabbar Raza. But judicial officers believe that Justice Ijaz Chaudhry would likely be

SC rejects govt’s plea for more time, change of counsel in...

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the government's plea seeking replacement of its counsel and more time to plead the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) review petition, already set for hearing on October 13.
The three-member SC bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, was hearing the federation's application seeking postponement of its review petition against the NRO verdict until it