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Need stressed to promote media education

LAHORE: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Arshad Mahmood has said that world has been converted into global village and the nations are being controlled by media in this century, hence there is need to promote media education so that fast awareness could be developed in general masses.While addressing a prize distribution ceremony of the BS (Hons) […]


Deletion of terror charges against nazims questioned

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday sought explanation from Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Judge Shah Ji Rehman and Public Prosecutor (PP) Fahim, within ten days, of why terrorism charges had been dropped from the first information reports (FIRs) lodged against three union council nazims, a general councillor and three others. A PHC division […]


District Nazim accused of ignoring Qasimabad, Rural Talukas

HYDERABAD: The elected representatives of the Qasimabad Taluka have accused District Nazim Hyderabad Kanwar Naveed Jameel of ignoring the Qasimabad and Rural Talukas on an ethnic basis.Speaking at a news conference, Qasimabad Taluka Nazim Noor Mohammed Shoro, Naib Nazim Haider Shahani, UC Nazims Mahboob Abro and Yameen Soomro and councillors said that no development work […]


Lawyers and journalists manhandled on way to Bajaur

PESHAWAR, Nov 6: A fact-finding team of lawyers went to the village of Chingai in Bajaur Agency on Monday after tribesmen thwarted an attempt by the political authorities to stop them from visiting the area. The team recorded statements of scores of tribesmen regarding last week’s aerial attack on a seminary in which 82 people […]


‘Govt to enforce security system to control cyber crimesÂ’

ISLAMABAD: A National Information Security Framework will soon be enforced to combat cyber crimes in the country, said Ammar Hussain Jaffri, the project director of the National Response Center for Cyber Crimes, on Thursday. He said this while addressing the ‘International Information Security Conference 2006: Challenges for Pakistan’, organised by Total Communications and sponsored by […]


UC nazim, naib nazim get bail

PESHAWAR, Oct 18: A local court on Tuesday granted bail to a union council nazim, naib nazim and secretary in a case about preparing fake resignations of three councillors to counter a no-trust motion. Judicial Magistrate Tilla Muhammad Khan said that the three accused should be released on furnishing two sureties of Rs100,000 each. Nazim […]


PHC allows couple to live together

PESHAWAR: A division bench of the Peshawar High Court on Monday allowed Sajid Khan and Naveeda Hamayun, who married on their own will — to live together after the girl showed her willingness to go with her husband. The bench, comprising Chief Justice Tariq Pervez Khan and Justice Raj Muhammad Khan was hearing a habeas […]


Master plan to facilitate Karachiites for 25 years

Karachi – Sindh Minister for Local Government Katchi Abadies, Spatial Development Mohammad Hussain Khan has said the government was preparing a comprehensive master plan for Karachi, which would cater development needs of the Karachiites for next 25 years. Speaking at an Iftar dinner at Cattle Colony of Surjani Town here the other day, the minister […]


1,494 awarded death penalty during last three years

KARACHI: As many as 1,494 accused including 24 women were awarded death penalty in Pakistan during the last three years. Madadgaar, a joint project of Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA) and Unicef said in a press release on Monday that 187 men and 10 women were hanged in 2003, 515 men and […]


Master Plan a must for Karachi: Nazim

KARACHI: City Nazim, Syed Mustafa Kamal, has said that the first-ever Master Plan being prepared for the city will soon be presented before the City Council for approval. Addressing a joint meeting of Master Plan and Revenue Departments on Thursday, the city Nazim said all the businesses continued in Karachi in a haphazard manner in […]


Local govts fail to ensure access to information

ISLAMABAD, Sept 24: Almost all local governments, including that of Rawalpindi, have failed to implement sections 114 and 137 of the Local Government Ordinance (LGO) 2001, which guarantee citizens right to information and transparency. This was stated by the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI-Pakistan) in an official statement issued here on Sunday. It […]


Govt to pass WPB during Ramazan

RAO KHALID ISLAMABAD – The government has decided to pass the Protection to Women’s Rights Bill-2006 during the Ramazan from both the Houses, TheNation learnt. According to the new plan, the government will summon the sessions of the National Assembly and Senate in mid-Ramazan and will pass the bill before Eid holidays start. The parliamentarians […]


KARACHI: City govt to remove structures on drains

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI, Sept 21: The defective storm-water disposal system of the city which has collapsed during the recent monsoons needs to be streamlined. This was stated by the naib nazim of the city, Nasreen Jalil, while speaking at a press conference here on Thursday. She said the City Council had adopted important […]


‘Rs 11m withheld from nazimsÂ’

KARACHI: It is surprising that the city government has not released development funds allocated in the current CDGK budget for union council nazims and councilors, who are directly elected by the people, while town nazims, who are elected by the city nazim, enjoy the power to use millions of rupees allocated for development projects, Al […]