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SC clarifies report on allegedly stolen immunity papers

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Saturday issued a clarification concerning a news item reported earlier in the week about missing documents on presidential immunity from the residence of one of its judicial officers. A press statement issued by the Registrar office said that a news …

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PFUJ welcomes regularization of 423 contractual employees

KARACHI:- Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) appreciated Federal Government decision for regularization of 423 employees recruited on contractual basis in the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) on the move of PFUJ and for resolving the other issues being faced to the premier national news …

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SC Judicial Assistant suspended

ISLAMABAD: The Registrar of the Supreme Court placed under suspension Muhammad Yousaf Jan Marwat, Judicial Assistant, working in the Record Section of the Court and initiated disciplinary proceedings against him. According to press release issued by the Supreme Court here on Saturday, the official was …

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MQM observes Black Day against extortion

KARACHI: Business community in Karachi as well as other major cities of Sindh are observing complete shutterdown strike today (Saturday) against the scourge of extortion. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and other political/social groups have also put their weight behind the extortion-stricken traders to make Saturday’s …

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Sindh Assembly rejects Arbab’s plea as opposition leader

KARACHI: As only four out of 11 of Arbab Ghulam Rahim’s party members have applied to make him leader of the opposition, it has been turned down by the Sindh Assembly. The four Pakistan Muslim League-Q MPAs who put in the request are Arbab Zulfiqar …

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Teacher torture: Madhyana sent on a two-day physical remand

SARGODHA: Former Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Aslam Madhyana, involved in an alleged assault on a 60-year-old schoolteacher, was sent on a two-day physical remand on Thursday by an anti-terrorism court in Sargodha. The Sargodha police had requested the court to send him on a three-day …

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2008 Balochistan earthquake: IHC orders compensation for 187 families

ISLAMABAD: A court gave the federal government six months to compensate 187 Baloch families, who were affected by an earthquake in the province on October 28, 2008. While deciding on a petition filed by Saifur Rehman, Chief Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman of Islamabad High Court …

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Karachi threatened by rising sea level: ADB

The city of Karachi is at high risk from sea-level rise, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report titled ‘Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific’ warned. The mega city of Karachi in Pakistan is at high risk from sea-level rise, prolonged cyclonic …

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‘Balochistan violence suo moto case’ hearing on March 20

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has decided to hear the “Balochistan law & order situation suo moto” case in Quetta after two weeks. SC in a statement issued here, expressed dissatisfaction over the violence in Pakistan’s largest province, saying the plight there would not improve …

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Honour killing: Kidnapped women say tribal elders want to kill them

SHIKARPUR: The women declared ‘Kari’ by the jirga said the people of the tribe wanted to kill them not their family. Ajeeba and Khursheed Begum Shar have been declared Kari by the Shar tribe jirga, which ordered their killing. They were produced before Judicial Magistrate …

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