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Archive for July, 2011

Sindh Governor highlights Ulemas role for maintaining peace

Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan said Saturday that the ulema have an important role to play for maintaining peace in the city. He was talking to a renowned scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil who called on him at the Governor House alongwith other ulema. He said that the ulema had always played their comprehensive role for peace whenever a law and order situation was created in the country. Governor said that the government was taking every possible measure […]

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Aman Rally signifies unity, says Prime Minister Gilani

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that peaceful “ Aman Rallay” held in Karachi reflects the resolve of the people of the city to maintain peace and security. The city of Karachi, he added is inhabited by the people of all the provinces of the country and in this context the Aman Rallay signified unity through diversity. The Prime Minister was talking to Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishratul Ibad Khan in a meeting at Governor House here this […]

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Session Judge Malir Imdad Hussain Khoso with Magistrate visited District Jail Malir 33 Prisoners Released

Karachi: Under the new Judicial Policy of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP), the District and Session Judge Malir Imdad Hussain Khoso and Judicial Magistrates Muhammad Ashfaq Mughal, Naveed Asghar Sheikh and PS to DJ Malir Zubair bin Mehmood visited the District Jail Malir. Joint Secretary Fateh M. Qureshi besides the Jail Superintendent Syed Nazir Hussain Shah Deputy Superintendent Ali Bux Sheikh, Assistant Superintendents Shahabuddin Siddiqui, Kamal Bukhari and other jail officials were present on the occasion. They went round […]

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Travel of Diplomats

Islamabad: In response to a question regarding travel curbs on US diplomats, the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that no US-specific restrictions have been applied. However, there are general guidelines regarding travel of Pakistan-based diplomats, designed only to ensure their safety and security, which have existed for a long time. Pakistan is fully mindful of its obligations under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The Foreign Ministry is having a constructive engagement with the US Embassy in Islamabad in this regard. […]

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Fourth Trilateral Meeting of the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Islamabad: The Fourth Trilateral Meeting of the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan will be held in Islamabad on 02 August 2011. The aforementioned Core Group was established to promote the process of reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan. US Special Representative, Ambassador Marc Grossman, Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan, Jawid Lodin and Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, alongwith the representatives of Military and Intelligence of the three countries will participate in the meeting. For more information, contact: Syed Haider Ali Jafri Personal […]

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Change in timing of National Assembly Session to be held on 1st August, 2011

Islamabad: The time of the Session of the National Assembly to be held on 1st August, 2011 has been changed. Now the National Assembly will meet at 5 p.m instead of 3 p.m. Consequently, the meeting of the House Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly will now be held at 4.30 p.m instead of 2 p.m on 1st August, 2011. For more information, contact: Karamat Hussain Niazi Secretary National Assembly of Pakistan Parliament House, Islamabad Tel: +9251 922 1082 […]

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State Bank reduces policy rate by 50 basis points to 13.5%

Karachi: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has decided to reduce its policy rate by 50 basis points to 13.5 percent with effect from August 01, 2011. This was announced by Mr. Yaseen Anwar, Acting Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, while unveiling the Monetary Policy Statement at a press conference held at SBP, Karachi today. The key parameter in this assessment is the outlook of inflation that indicates that average inflation in FY12 is expected to remain in line with […]

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United States Ambassador to Pakistan calls on Sindh Governor, Ishrat-ul-Ebad

Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan said Friday that the present coalition had produced positive results in the past and will continue to play its role in maintaining a pleasant atmosphere in the province in future. He was talking to US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter who called on him at Governor House here alongwith US Consul General William Martin. The Governor noted that the country can start its journey on the road to growth and prosperity by […]

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No compromise on justice to accommodate influential persons, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry

Islamabad: Today, a meeting of the National Judicial (Policy-Making) Committee (NJPMC) was held in the Conference Room of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad under the Chairmanship of Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan/Chairman, National Judicial Policy Making Committee. In his introductory remarks, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan stressed upon the Judges to make all efforts for provision of inexpensive and expeditious justice to all without any fear and favour. He stated that the Constitution of […]

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Accountability Court quashes 13-year old SGS case

Islamabad: Pronouncing verdict in the thirteen year old reference first filed in 1998 popularly known as the SGS case the Accountability Court Rawalpindi Judge Mian Altaf Hussain Mahar today acquitted the accused under trial declaring also that there was no substance in the prosecution tale and it had failed to prove its case. The court in its 35 page judgment referred to the statements of various prosecution witnesses and the arguments of defence counsel Muhammad Arshad Tabrez and said that […]

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Governor, Chief Minister Sindh meet Prime Minister Gilani

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani reiterated that all the political forces of the country must strive together for peace and security throughout the country in order to create conducive environment to step up the pace of development. The people, he added, are looking towards the elected representatives to help resolve their problems and it is only possible by adopting a collective approach. The Prime Minister was talking to the Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ibad and the Chief […]

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Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khosa calls on the Prime Minister

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that government’s policy of reconciliation has helped resolving the national issues. All the political parties, he maintained, should work for the strengthening of democratic institutions, to ensure the solution of the problems of the public. The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Sardar Latif Khosa, Governor of Punjab, who called on him at Prime Minister’s House this morning. The Prime Minister asked the Governor to play his constitutional role […]

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