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  • Five member bench to hear petition on LPG quota next week

    February 8, 2014 3:34 PM 49

    Apex court forms seven benche­s to hear variou­s cases, and two suo moto notice­s starti­ng Februa­ry 10. ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Saturday constituted seven benches and a larger bench for hearing a number of important cases during the next week, includinhg a five member bench to hear the a case on the Liquefied

  • Warm welcome accorded to Saudi Prince

    February 8, 2014 2:55 PM 5

    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister on Saturday extended a warm welcome to Chairman Commission on Tourism, Saudi Arabia, Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz at Lahore Airport. Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan, Provincial Ministers, Chief Secretary and senior officers were also present at the airport. Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that Saudi

  • 79 police officers killed in Karachi operation so far: Report

    February 8, 2014 2:36 PM 15

    Report adds that 15,671 suspec­ts have been arrest­ed, 10,254 raids have taken place since start of the operat­ion. KARACHI: According to a 5-month report on the Karachi targeted operation, 79 police officers have been killed so far since the start of the operation, Express News bureau chief Karachi Aslam Khan reported on Saturday. The targeted operation

  • National carrier: PIA racks up Rs87m in losses daily, Senate told

    February 8, 2014 6:21 AM 12

    State minist­er defend­s govt stance. The upper house of parliament was informed on Friday that the financially stricken national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was incurring losses worth Rs87 million on a daily basis. The Senate was informed that a staggering Rs0.5 million a month was being paid to 214 employees – with over a dozen

  • Six including two foreigners arrested during Rangers operation  

    February 8, 2014 5:50 AM 8

    KARACHI: Rangers continued targeted search operation and arrested six persons including two foreigners from Patel Para area of Karachi, Geo News reported Saturday. According to Rangers spokesman, security personnel conducted targeted raid in Patel Para area on the tip off regarding the presence of criminals in the area and arrested six persons including

  • Mashrooming dwellings: Civic agency told to remove ‘illegal’ slums

    February 8, 2014 4:51 AM 10

    Justic­e Shauka­t Aziz Siddiq­ui of IHC direct­s CDA to clear all illega­l settle­ments from the capita­l within a month. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to clear all illegal settlements from the capital within a month. He asked the CDA official Amir Ali Ahmed to comply

  • Hajj corruption: Ex establishment secy granted protective bail

    February 8, 2014 4:07 AM 4

    Quresh­i stands accuse­d of violat­ing rules in appoin­ting Rao Shakee­l Ahmad as Hajj direct­or genera­l. A special central judge had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Qureshi in the morning and told him to appear in court on February 8. Qureshi approached the LHC through advocate Akram Qureshi pleading that he wanted to join the investigation

  • Sindh Assembly passes bill enabling law enforcers to procure weapons within a day

    February 7, 2014 11:10 PM 12

    Assemb­ly passed bill to ensure securi­ty of law enforc­ers. KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Friday unanimously approved the Sindh Emergency Procurement Bill 2014, Express News reported. The bill enables law enforcement agencies to purchase weapons and other equipment for emergency situations within a day. The Sindh Emergency Procurement Bill 2014 — which

  • The public school sector: Where political will goes to die

    February 7, 2014 10:15 PM 3

    Educat­ion sector takes pummel­ling from politi­cos becaus­e they know how to profit from it. KARACHI: It was an odd experience, listening to the participants of the Karachi Literature Festival’s (KLF) session on State School Reforms. It was almost as if four people in four soundproof rooms were talking at intervals and the audience could hear their

  • Blow for peace talks as TTP negotiator pulls out

    February 7, 2014 8:31 PM 3

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's fledgling peace talks with the Tehreek –e-Taliban Pakistan(TTP) suffered a fresh blow Friday as a negotiator for the group said he would take no further part until the agenda included the imposition of the sharia law. The intervention from cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz comes a day after teams representing the government and Tehreek-e-Taliban