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Faisal Raza Abidi demands CJ’s resignation
editoriAl The art of the possible: ...but only to a measure.
Comment Waqqas Mir says; Time for tough questions: Especially when little makes sense.
Arif Ansar says; Call for an OIC Summit: For the status quo or change?
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Taliban release 4 NGO workers after months QUETTA: Four members of a non-governmental organization (NGO) were released by Taliban kidnappers here on Sunday. The NGO members were kidnapped on December 11 last year from Pishin. They worked at the Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP). The hostages were later shifted to North Waziristan. The kidnappers had killed two of the NGO workers after not receiving ransom amount. Sources said that the four freed workers were identified as Syed Mujeebur Rehman, Bashir Ahmed, Aftab Ahmed and Bor Muhammad. ONLINE
Polio virus exists in Karachi, Hyderabad, Peshawar: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed existence of polio P3 virus in Karachi, Hyderabad and Peshawar, a private TV channel reported on Sunday. The channel quoting sources said WHO experts obtained drain water samples across the country and after examining it, they revealed that polio P3 virus existed in Karachi, Hyderabad and Peshawar. The organization warned that the virus easily transmitted from one child to another. In Karachi, a large quantity of polio P3 virus existed in Baldia and Gadap Towns, the sources added. It may be noted that this virus affected around 28 children in 2008 in Punjab. MONITORINg DESk
Some elements playing with constitution, democracy: Nawaz LAHORE
M L - N President Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said some elements were playing with the constitution, democracy and judiciary and pushing the country towards chaos. Addressing a function at Alhamra Hall, Nawaz said the country was standing at the same place even after the passage of 65 years since independence.
ISLAMABAD: Attorney General Irfan Qadir on Sunday said the Supreme Court violated the constitution by striking out the contempt of court act, but it did not matter much for the government. Talking to a private television channel, Qadir said throwing out the act by the SC did not matter much for the government, but it had affected the reputation of the SC. He said the SC could improve its reputation by changing its verdict. NNI
Passenger bus attacked with grenades in Gilgit, 2 die GILGIT: Two passengers were killed and four others were injured in a hand grenade attack on a passenger bus near Minawar here on Sunday. According to police sources, unidentified armed men attacked the bus with a grenade attack, leaving two dead and four injured. Police and local relief teams reached the site of the incident and shifted the dead and injured to District Headquarters Hospital. Hospital sources said the injured were in critical condition and the death toll could rise. An emergency was declared in Gilgit Hospital and doctors and nurses were called in to deal with the situation. Police said that after the attack, they launched an operation to trace and arrest the culprits, however, no arrests could be made so far. INP
2 NATO trucks torched in Khuzdar KHUZDAR: Unidentified attackers set on fire two trucks carrying goods for NATO forces in Afghanistan at the National Highway on Sunday. According to Levies sources, both supply trucks were completely gutted in fire. The Levies soon reached the spot and started search for the culprits. No life loss was reported in the incident. INP
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He said, “We have already lost east Pakistan and the remaining part of the country is weakening by the day.” Nawaz said Pakistan was being blamed for every act of terrorism that occurred in any part of the world. The former PM promised that the PMLN would work for strengthening the country’s economy, adding that load shedding crisis would be overcome in six months. The PML-N chief said rulers were looking towards others for help and were not utilising local resources to take the country out of
SHO held for role in couple’s naked parade KHAIRPUR MONITORINg DESk
Throwing out contempt act means little: AG
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A station house officer (SHO) was arrested on Sunday for his alleged involvement in the naked parade of a woman and man on streets for their ‘intention of adultery’, a private TV channel reported. According to the SSP concerned, four policemen nominated in the case had so far been held, while raids were being conducted to arrest two more who were at large. The SHO had fled after the case of the couple’s naked parade was registered but was finally arrested later on Sunday. earlier, the SHO and two of his assistant sub-inspectors were suspended for parading the couple naked in Gambat, a tehsil of
Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah’s ancestral district Khairpur. The couple was arrested on charges of “intent to commit adultery” in Mirbahar area of Gambat on July 27 after which they were forced to walk naked through the town to the police station. According to SSP Khairpur, Irfan Baloch, a police party had raided a suspected brothel last month and allegedly caught a man and a woman committing adultery, however, he added that his department was looking into the allegations that the couple was made to walk naked to the police station. “If the cops accused of such inhuman treatment towards the couple were found guilty, they will not be spared,” he said.
Faisalabad police torture arrested student to death FAISALABAD: Alleged torture by police killed an arrested student in Faisalabad, a private news channel reported on Sunday. Deceased Muhammad Zubair was a student of Grade 9 and resident of Hamid Park Mohala. Three days ago, Jhang Bazaar Police Station took him into custody in an adultery case. During custody, the police allegedly broke many of his bones and did not allow anyone of his family to meet him. Zubair received a critical injury during police torture and his condition turned very serious. The police shifted him to Allied Hospital in a very critical condition. Later, he succumbed to injuries. The CPO of Faisalabad has filed a case against Jhang Bazaar Police Station officials after taking notice of the incident while the investigation officer of boy’s case, ASI Muhammad Ali, has been arrested. INP
Zardari believes ‘corruption to be supreme’: likeminded LAHORE ONLINE
Hamid Nasir Chattha and Mian Muhammad Asif, Leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Likeminded (PML-LM), have said that President Asif Ali Zardari does not believe in the constitution, parliament or judiciary but believes in corruption. They said that President Asif Ali Zardari considered “corruption to be supreme”. Addressing a meeting of the workers and leaders of PML-LM on Sunday, chairman of the party, Hamid Nasir Chattha, and provincial secretary information of the party, Mian Muhammad Asif, said that during the last four
crises. He lamented that every day a new corruption scandal appeared in the media and whenever the Supreme Court took notice of rulers’ corruption, they got annoyed. “We shall not let anyone cast an evil eye on Pakistan and after coming to power, we will make Pakistan amongst the top ten economies of the world,” Nawaz said. “The PML-N is a democratic party and it is a wrong impression that he takes every decision,” Nawaz said. He said all the decisions were taken by the party in consultation.
and a half years of the reign of Pakistan Peoples Party, the country had to face a loss of Rs 8.5 trillions on account of corruption, bad governance and tax evasion. They were of the view that PPP was out to maintain an environment appropriate for tussle among the institutions. The government and its allies must stop revolt against the judiciary, they added, warning that if the government got involved in controversial legislation in future, it would be rebutted in the same manner. They said that the 180 million Pakistanis would not let PPP to become ‘political martyrs’. Referring to Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhary Pervez Ilahi, they said Chaud-
hary brothers had made a political suicide by allying with President Asif Ali Zardari. They said that in addition to President Asif Ali Zardari, Chaudhary brothers were responsible for corruption and electricity load shedding, as they had become a “B-team” of PPP. In the next general elections, PML-Q would also meet a setback along with the PPP, they maintained. They proposed it was necessary to hold early elections in order to let the country out of crises.
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