Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Thursday that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had assured him there would be no more unilateral raids into Pakistan, and added that victories in…
The torture in state custody is on the rise in different shapes in Pakistan including extra-judicial killings and disappearances violating the local and internationally ratified laws, observed IA Rehman, secretary general Human…
ISLAMABAD – In the backdrop of startling revelation of more than 37 million unverified and bogus votes in 2007 elector rolls, chief election commissioner has initiated an inquiry against a private firm which was hired by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for almost Rs 1 billion for making error-free electoral lists.
Election Commission Secretary Ishtiak Ahmed Khan told Pakistan Today during an interview on Saturday that the ECP paid almost Rs 1 billion in 2007 to a
LAHORE – Compiling and publishing the syllabus for schoolchildren is a key step in the framing of education policy and the education department is supposed to exercise caution with the nuances of this process, a responsibility that is sometimes not met: the Islamiat book for class five is one of the glaring examples of the carelessness of the Punjab Textbook Board.
Firstly, the cover of the textbook depicts the interior of the Mosque of Cordoba, which was converted to a cathedral
LAHORE – The 10 percent increase in petroleum prices has affected the rich and poor alike in the city. Citizens complained that the hike had affected their budget as a whole and criticised the authorities for the decision. Rustam Ali Khan, a father of three said, “I don’t understand what this government wants from us; we already do not get CNG for 2 days in a week and now a sudden raise of more than 7 rupees in the petrol prices ? I have no idea what the government is up to.”
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday said it would not accept any foreign pressure for launching a military offensive against the Al Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants in North Waziristan, which the United States believes has become the hub of global terrorism.
“Washington knows our position, our viewpoint on full-scale operations in North Waziristan very well and we will move ahead at a time of our own choosing,” Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said while addressing his weekly
ISLAMABAD: The National Command Authority (NCA) on Tuesday said Pakistan would not accept any effort to undermine its strategic deterrence or any discriminatory treatment.
The NCA meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, reviewed recent international and regional developments and their implications on Pakistan’s national security.
“The NCA expressed concern over policies and trends of selectivity, exceptionalism and discrimination relating to strategic export
SHEIKHUPURA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said his party would not accept the reformed general sales tax (RGST) at any cost.
“The tax will increase inflation and aggravate the suffering of the consumers,” he said while addressing party workers on Saturday. He was in town to condole with PML-N leader Arif Khan Sandhila over the death of his mother.
The PML-N leader said his party would oppose the imposition of unnecessary taxes and
TOKYO: North Korea’s claimed uranium enrichment programme “should never be tolerated” and was “absolutely unacceptable”, Japan said Monday as Pyongyang’s nuclear scheme sparked anger in the region.
“Nuclear weapons development by North Korea should never be tolerated,” prime minister Naoto Kan told reporters.
“Japan will maintain the position and cooperate firmly with the United States and other nations.”
His comments followed disclosures by a US scientist that he had