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President to sign 19th Amendment today

President to sign 19th Amendment today

KARACHI – President Asif Ali Zardari would sign the 19th Constitutional Amendment passed by the both houses of the parliament today (Saturday).
The president’s spokesman, Farhatullah Babar, told a private TV channel on Friday that the president would sign the amendment in the presence of the National Assembly speaker and the Senate chairman. Responding to a question, he said that reservations expressed by the MQM are being addressed. To another question, he said that the

Pro-blasphemy laws strike today

LAHORE – Traders across the country have joined the movement for the protection of the blasphemy laws and announced a countrywide strike for today (Friday).
The All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajiran (APAT), Qaumi Tajir Ittehad (QTI), Gulberg Traders Board Association (GTBA), Mall Road Traders Association (MRTA), Lahore Sugar Dealers Association and Lahore Karyana Merchants Association has confirmed their participation in the strike.
Earlier, the APAT gave a strike call against the

CSB meets today

ISLAMABAD – The Central Selection Board (CSB) is meeting today (Friday) under the chairmanship of Justice (r) Rana Bhagwandas to consider promotions of BPS 19 and BPS 20 officers. Justice (r) Bhagwandas, who is also the chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission, has been recently appointed as the CSB chairman. The board is also scheduled to meet tomorrow (Saturday).
The meeting will be attended by members of CSB, including the establishment secretary, IGPs, chief

Traders going on shutter-down strike today

LAHORE – The markets and business centres of the city will remain closed today and two rallies will be taken out against a possible change in blasphemy laws.
The decision was made during a meeting of traders of different markets of the city, including Liberty Market President Zahid Javed and Hafeez Centre President Malik Kaleem. The traders said all city markets will be closed completely, including fruit and vegetable markets.
It was decided that Shah Alam Market, Azam

PA meeting amid tight security today

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly’s (PA) 22nd session will begin today (Friday) amid tight security arrangements with Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood in the chair. The speaker had directed strict security arrangements in light of intelligence reports warning that holding evening sessions could create security issues, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Special lights would also be displayed all around the building for countering security threats. The session’s first day would start at 3pm and

Lahore Gymkhana goes to polls today

LAHORE – Hectic lobbying and canvassing reaches its epitome for the coveted slot of chairman Lahore Gymkhana, as the panel led by incumbent chairman and prominent businessman Misbaurrehman come face-to-face with the panel led by a retired bureaucrat Ziaurehman on Thursday.
Efforts on collective and individual levels have been witnessed prior to the elections for throughout December. Both panels threw dinners and parties in Lahore Gymkhana to contact and woo maximum number of

UMT convocation to be held today

LAHORE – The Sixth Convocation of the University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, is scheduled to be held on December 30, 2010 at 9 am in the UMT campus, C-II, Johar Town, to confer degrees on the 500 graduates who have successfully completed their degree requirements in summer 2010.
Muhammad Mian Soomro, former Chairman Senate of Pakistan will be the chief guest at this occasion. Professor Khurshid Ahmed Chairman Board of Governors will also be present at this

PMA General Body to meet today

Lahore – The General Body Meeting of the Pakistan Medical Association Lahore would be held on Wednesday (today) under the Chairmanship of Professor Dr Yasmin Rashid.
The report of activities during the two years of the Lahore chapter of the PMA would be presented and a strategy would be finalized to meet the demands of the special salary package and service structure reforms for doctors before the next budget.
In this context all other organizations of doctors are also

15 MPs defending their degrees in ECP today

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned fifteen lawmakers on Tuesday (today) to hear cases pertaining to their educational degrees.
The lawmakers would defend the genuineness of their degrees before a special committee of the ECP, headed by ECP Joint Secretary Afzal Khan.
The four National Assembly members summoned by hearing committee are Mir Ahmadan Khan, Molvi Haji Rozi Uddin, Hayat Ullah Khan Tareen and Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd. Meanwhile 11

PHF’s executive board meets today

LAHORE – The meetings of Pakistan Hockey Federation’s Executive Board and Congress will be held on December 28 at National Hockey Stadium. President PHF Qasim Zia will chair both the meetings. The 18th meeting of PHF Executive Board will take place at 10:30am.
Secretary PHF Muhammad Asif Bajwa will produce the report of the year 2010. The members of the executive board are President PHF Qasim Zia, Vice Presidents Nawab Lashkari Raisani, Saeed Khan, Women’s Vice President

Punjab Junior Table Tennis from today

LAHORE – The Punjab Junior Inter District Table Tennis Championship will start at Khanewal from December 28 at the Sports Hall of Government Commerce College, Peoples Colony Khanewal.
According to President District Table Tennis Association Khanewal Haji Amber Bashir, this championship is being participated by 100 players and official. The events to be contested include team and individual categories in boys and girls. DCO Khanewal Qazi Muhammad Ishfaq will be the chief guest of

PPP CEC meeting today to discuss Bilawal’s entry into politics

ISLAMABAD – The central executive committee (CEC) of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is meeting today (Sunday) at Naudero House, Larkana, under the joint chairmanship of party chief Bilawal Bhutto and co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari.
A party source told Pakistan Today that the meeting could prove to be a launching pad for Bilawal’s entry into mainstream politics. “There is a strong possibility that Bilawal announces the beginning of his political career during the

PBC goes to polls today

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Fifty-seven candidates will be vying for 22 seats of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), as the eminent body of lawyers goes to polls today (Wednesday) at the provincial bar councils.
According to Attorney General for Pakistan Anwarul Haq, who is the ex-officio chairman of the PBC and also the returning officer, 57 candidates would be in the run from all provinces. Members of provincial bar councils will be voting to elect 22 PBC members from their respective

Lahore women’s cricket trials today

LAHORE: The Lahore region women cricket representatives announced Tuesday that trials to select the Lahore team for participation in the Lahore Region Inter-district Cricket Tournament will be held today. According to coach of the Lahore region women wing Irfanullah, the trials will be held today at 9 am and talented players of schools, clubs and institutions would be allowed to take part in the trials.

FSC to decide Women’s Protection Act today

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC), headed by Chief Justice Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan, will announce its judgement on a set of identical petitions challenging the Women’s Protection Act 2006 today (Wednesday). Earlier on November 23, the same bench, also comprising Justice Afzaal Haider and Justice Shahzado Sheikh, had reserved the judgement.
Various provisions of the Women’s Protection Act 2006 and the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) had been challenged in

PM chairing high-level meeting today to review gas shortage

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has summoned a high-level meeting today (Monday) to review the issue of gas load shedding and the Punjab chief minister (CM) has been given special invitation to attend the meeting.
According to reports, Federal Minister for Petroleum Syed Naveed Qamar, Petroleum Secretary Imtiaz Qazi, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited Managing Director (MD) Naeem Malik, Sui Northern Gas Private Limited MD Faizullah Abbasi and the

Polo fund-raiser being played today

LAHORE – The Lahore Polo Club is holding an exhibition polo match to raise funds for the flood effected people of Pakistan.
An official of the LPC said: “Polo for Pakistan is a proposed charitable foundation being established by the Lahore Polo Club with a prime focus on the restoration of shattered lives whenever and whenever needed through collection of funds and proceeds; each and every penny collected from our sponsors will be used for the rightful cause.”
The charity