Tag: Wont

N Korea says it won’t react to South drill

YEONPYEONG: North Korea said it would not react to "reckless" military drills by the South on Monday, despite an earlier threat to retaliate, and CNN reported that Pyongyang had agreed to the return of nuclear inspectors.
Air-raid bunkers on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong shook during the live-fire artillery exercise, which went on for just over 90 minutes, but the North Korean guns that had shelled the island after a similar drill last month stayed silent.

Shah’s removal won’t affect Kishan Ganga Arbitration

ISLAMABAD: The change of Indus Water Commissioner will have no effect on Pakistan's case which is likely to be taken up by the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) for hearing in January next year, official sources said. The Indus Water Commissioner Jamaat Ali Shah was made an officer on special duty (OSD) on Wednesday by the government and his deputy Sheraz Memon was appointed as acting commissioner till further orders. The sources said the Water and Power Ministry had no

Swift won’t censor lyrics

Taylor Swift pretends no one will ever hear her songs when she is writing lyrics about ex-boyfriends, because she would have to edit her work "down to nothing" if she took their feelings into consideration. Swift frequently sparks speculation about her love life with her autobiographical tracks, which have been rumoured to reference former romantic interests including Taylor Lautner, John Mayer and Joe Jonas.
But the 20-year-old singer never worries about what her ex-lovers will

Govt won’t allow anyone to misuse blasphemy law: Bhatti

ISLAMABAD: The federal government will not allow anyone to misuse the blasphemy law, Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti said on Friday.
After attending a meeting of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Minorities, Bhatti said, President Asif Ali Zardari had directed that a committee consisting of experts and scholars be set up to revisit and review the existing law so that innocent people could not be targeted.
He said a blasphemy case against Asia Bibi

Sindh won’t accept devolution without financial powers: CM

KARACHI: The devolution of federal departments to the provinces under the 18th Amendment is being done without assigning financial powers that will be unacceptable, the Sindh chief minister said on Friday.
"The federal government wants to transfer the departments without financial powers, and the Sindh government will not withdraw from its constitutional rights," Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said while presiding over a meeting held here to review progress on devolution of

KESC won’t benefit from Turkish power ship

The Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) is not going to get any additional electricity to be generated by the world's largest 'power ship' from Turkey. This meant that the people of Karachi will continue facing extended power cuts.
The ship would add its 232 megawatts of electricity to the national grid, or the WAPDA's grid. Once the addition has been made, PEPCO would reduce 232MW from its 650 MW supply to KESC, sources said. Moreover, it was not possible for

Pakistan won’t allow drones in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Saturday it would not allow the US to conduct drone attacks against suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in Balochistan.
"No request from the US has been received for drone attacks in Balochistan, but if such a request is made, we will never allow them (Americans) to carry out these strikes," Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit told Pakistan Today on Saturday.
A report published in the Washington Post on Friday said that the "US is seeking to

‘Short-term measures won’t control future floods’

KARACHI: Repeating short-term measures for responding to future floods and rehabilitating flood victims would not be helpful, speakers at a two-day conference titled 'Flood and Beyond: Recovery, Reconstruction and Reforms' observed on Thursday.
The event was jointly organised by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK), Sungi Development Foundation and the Centre for Peace and Civil Society.

J-Block park won’t be turned into commercial plaza for now

LAHORE: Succumbing to stiff public pressure, the Model Town Society (MTS) has shelved its controversial plan to convert the J-Block park into a commercial plaza and constituted a eight-member committee to decide the park's fate measuring 55 kanals located at the right side of the Model Town Morr's entrance, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The decision was taken place during the society's annual general meeting held at the MTS Head Office on Sunday after some society members blasted

MQM won’t take Malik’s word anymore

ISLAMABAD: Given a full backing by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain to take any decision on the fate of the coalition government, a four-member MQM delegation will today (Monday) inform President Asif Ali Zardari that the party was in no mood to trust "false promises" made by Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
A source in the MQM informed Pakistan Today that the delegation, headed by Minister of Ports and Shipping Babar Ghouri, would bring a long list of complaints

ADB report won’t be ignored: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Heading a three-member Supreme Court bench on Thursday, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry observed that the report of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) leveling serious allegations of corruption in the contract to Rental Power Projects (RPPs) would not be ignored while deciding the outcome of case.
The bench, also comprising Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, was hearing a suo motu case along with pleas regarding allegations of corruption

ANP won’t replace Asfandyar as party head

The Awami National Party (ANP) has shelved a proposal to elevate party President Asfandyar Wali Khan to the post of Rahbar and appoint a new leader in his place - just to keep the party intact and avoid any internal divide and breach of the party constitution.
The ANP is now set to follow PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, who had got himself elected for a third term in violation of party constitution. As per the decision, Asfandyar will be elected the party

China won’t confirm Japan meeting, tensions return

China refused to say on Thursday whether Premier Wen Jiabao will meet Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan at a regional summit this month, and a Chinese diplomat accused Japanese foreign affairs minister of rekindling ill-will.
The swipe at Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue exposed the prickly tensions that still dog ties between Asia's two biggest economies, despite their efforts to overcome a maritime dispute.

‘Govt won’t withdraw executive order’

ISLAMABAD: The government has no intention of withdrawing its notification of March 16, 2009, Attorney General of Pakistan Maulvi Anwarul Haq told the Supreme Court on Monday.
Appearing before a 17-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry which was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to media reports alleging the government of contemplating the withdrawal of the March 16, 2009 notification reinstating the superior judiciary, the AG informed the court