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IPPs withdraw guarantee notices

Four Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Nishat Chunian, Nishat Power, Liberty and Atlas Power have withdrawn their earlier notices invoking sovereign guarantees after meeting with Minister Water and Power Naveed Qamar and WAPDA

Call to withdraw sales tax on power looms

GUJRANWALA – Pakistan Silk and Rayon Mills Association has condemned levy of sales tax on power looms industry through a presidential ordinance and demanded its instant withdrawal. This demand was made at a meeting of the association chaired by Haji Abdul Waheed.
A unanimously passed resolution warned the government of agitation in Islamabad if the sales tax was not reversed. Haji Muhammad Akram told the participants of the meeting that a committee had been formed to chalk out a

‘Withdraw cases against Khanewal tenants’

LAHORE – Aman Inquilabi Ittehad, consisting of a four-party alliance, held a protest at Charing Cross on Friday, expressing concern at the registration of cases in Khanewal against hundreds of tenants under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The tenants had participated in a march to Lahore to press their demand for ownership rights of the land that they had been cultivating for decades. The protestors said that while the administration had refrained from using force to prevent the tenants’

JS Air decides to withdraw licence

KARACHI – JS Air, a couple of days earlier, submitted its licence for withdrawal with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), sources informed Pakistan Today. This withdrawal is strange as the airline could have utilised its worth of Rs 100 million by passing it on to any other company.
However, they would only fetch half a million rupees by withdrawing their licence, sources questioned. Earlier, it was reported that JS Air had halted its operations due to the marginal decline in

Govt not to withdraw executive powers: Awan

LAHORE – Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan has said that the federal government would not withdraw its executive powers conferred under the constitution to anyone.
Addressing PPP workers at the residence of Azizur Rehman Chan on Saturday, he said executive powers granted under the constitution could not be transferred to anyone else in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and those denying this were liable to the violation of the

PPP asks EPTB chairman to withdraw resignation

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) top brass has shown willingness to address Evacuee Property Trust Board (EPTB) Chairman Syed Asif Hashmi’s reservations, as the Presidency and the Prime Minister’s Secretariat contacted the irked party stalwart and asked him to withdraw his resignation, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The PPP leadership took serious notice of the issue and in order to retain the loyalty of an old stalwart, contacted Hashmi and assured him of addressing his

Sherry did not agree to ‘withdraw’ her bill’

KARACHI – MNA Sherry Rehman has rejected Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s statement that he had discussed her proposed amendments in the blasphemy laws with her and asked her to withdraw the bill, saying that neither had she been consulted nor had she agreed to “withdraw” her bill.
In a press statement, she said since the prime minister had announced in the National Assembly that there could not even be discussion on procedural amendments, and the committee announced by the

Sherry to withdraw blasphemy bill

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD – Former Information and Broadcasting minister Sherry Rehman has decided to withdraw her bill from the parliament that proposed amendments to the blasphemy laws. “Keeping in view the policy of my party, I’ve decided to withdraw the blasphemy amendment bill,” she told reporters.
“My purpose of introducing the amendment in the blasphemy laws was to discourage the misuse of the law”. Certain quarters threatened Sherry with dire consequences in case she refused to

Brokers withdraw demand for a member-chairman at KSE

KARACHI – Members of the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) have back-pedalled from their previous demand for a member-chairman at KSE following appointment of a former broker at the apex regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.
The KSE members on Monday rejected the resolution, demanding the apex regulator to appoint a member chairman at KSE in the most-awaited extraordinary general meeting, held under the chairmanship of Director Abid Ali Habib. “A heated debate

JUI-F asks Sherry to withdraw blasphemy bill

ISLAMABAD – The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Wednesday asked Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) parliamentarian Sherry Rehman to withdraw a proposed bill submitted in the National Assembly seeking amendments in the blasphemy law.
The JUI-F parliamentary party, which met under the chairmanship of party Secretary General Abdul Ghafoor Haideri pressed the former information minister to change her point of view on the issue.
JUI-F’s Ismail Buledi told Pakistan Today that

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