Tag: Turns

Healthcare provider turns into disease infester

Dozens of buildings and residential quarters of the Pakistan Railways Hospital Mirpurkhas were submerged in knee-deep sewerage water on Sunday, resulting in a cause...

World’s oldest working model turns 80

In an age obsessed with youth and beauty, Carmen Dell’Orefice is a welcome reminder that the two are not inextricably linked. The veteran model this...

Sharapova turns focus to Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova said she is not too disappointed by her loss to Li Na in the French Open semi-finals and will now turn her...

SIC turns down Punjab Assembly speaker’s dinner invitation

Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) refused the dinner invitation by Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood on Wednesday. PA speaker had arranged the dinner...

Historic US flooding turns deadly

Historic flooding along the Mississippi River turned deadly Thursday when an elderly man died despite being pulled from floodwaters and resuscitated by firefighters. The...

Market turns into drug den

In Jalalpur Bhattian, the local parliamentarians with the help of the district government built a market of 110 shops by spending millions of rupees,...

NRO review petition – SC turns down govt’s request to replace...

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court (SC) declined the government's request to replace its counsel in the review petition against the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdict on Monday and ordered him to take instructions from the government and appear in court today (Tuesday).
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who was heading the 17-member full court hearing of the government's review petition against the NRO verdict, stated that the court could dismiss the review

Miandad turns down batting coach offer

LAHORE - Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has turned down an offer from the PCB to take over as the batting coach of the national team. The PCB DG confirmed that he had informed the board that he would not be able to immediately join the team and accompany them on the tour to the West Indies because of prior commitments.
"As it is, I believe you cannot change the technique or style of a batsman once he is in the national team. I think the main job of the batting coach

Bangladesh demo over women’s rights turns violent

DHAKA - Dozens of people were injured and more than 100 arrested Monday as Bangladeshi police clashed with protesters during a strike by Islamic parties against a proposed law to give women equal property rights. Violence broke out in at least four places, with police firing tear gas to control crowds of mainly students of Islamic schools, or madrassas, who brought much of the nation to a standstill by blocking roads. The parties, known as the Islamic Law Implementation Committee,

Massive crowd turns out to bury Yemen ‘martyrs’

SANAA - Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Yemeni capital Sunday for the funerals of some of the 52 people killed in a bloody crackdown on protesters by loyalists of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Around 30 bodies were laid out in neat rows and the square near Sanaa University overflowed with mourners, who massed under tight security and despite a two-day-old state of emergency.
The victims were killed Friday when pro-Saleh gunmen raked demonstrators in the square with

Moonis turns himself in after LHC denies bail

LAHORE - A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday denied bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Moonis Elahi in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) Scam case, following which Elahi turned himself in to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Talking to reporters outside the FIA's Lahore office, Elahi denied the corruption charges against him and said he would be "honourably acquitted by the grace of God". Elahi said he trusted the

Dogar turns down ombudsman offer

ISLAMABAD - In a dramatic development, former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar has turned down the government's offer to become federal ombudsman and has decided to jump into the political arena instead as his two-year mandatory ban ends on March 21.
A close aide of the retired top judge told Pakistan Today that Dogar was all set to make his political ambitions public at a press conference to be held in the federal capital soon after his mandatory ban on entering politics ended

CDA turns blind eye to illegal mosques

ISLAMABAD - Due to the negligence of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), construction of illegal mosques continues in the city with over 40 mosques so far been illegally constructed in the various parts of the city while 82 other mosques have encroached upon CDA's land.
As many as 21 mosques in G series have been constructed illegally while 55 mosques have encroached upon CDA' land. In F series, 10 mosques have been illegally constructed while 13 other mosques have

Govt turns deaf ear to peace bodies

PESHAWAR - The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is not ready to extend its support to the already under pressure local tribal militias or peace committees in the suburban parts of the metropolis, saying no parallel security force will be encouraged. The Aman Lashkar of Adezai area that was facing Taliban militants at the front from Darra Adamkhel had given a deadline to the government that was lapsing today (Tuesday) that if they were not supported by the government, there would be no

JI turns down Fazl’s bid to revive MMA

ISLAMABAD - Refusing Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman's request for the immediate revival of the defunct Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) told Fazl on Saturday that the matter would be decided once elections were announced.
"JI chief Munawwar Hassan told Fazl that MMA is basically an electoral alliance of religious parties and the decision regarding its revival will be taken once new elections are announced, either mid-term or

Badr’s daughter’s marriage turns into political assembly

LAHORE - The marriage ceremony of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Secretary General Jahangir Badr turned into a gigantic political gathering on Saturday evening. A large number of prominent figures from all spheres of life, including Prime Minister Yosaf Raza Gilani, federal ministers, PPP leaders and politicians from PML-N, MQM, PML-Q, and President AJK Raja Zulqarnain attended the function.
Other prominent personalities present included Saudi Abmassador Abdul Aziz Algadir,

Lahore turns white as hailstorm strikes

LAHORE - A white blanket covered Lahore on Saturday, as massive hailstorm hit the provincial metropolis. Lahoris had rarely seen such weather before and were equally surprised when it started to hail at around 5:15pm and in no time nearly everything in the city including streets, parks, house lawns, rooftops and porches were filled with ice balls.
The hailstorm also occupied parking areas and markets creating problems for motorists and pedestrians to travel from one place to the