Karachi: Sindh High Court SHC has ordered police officials to ensure that ban imposed on excavation of sand and gravel in Karachi is effectively implemented.
This direction came on a petition filed by Syed Shiraz Ali, seeking action against police officers allegedly supporting illegal excavation of sand and gravel.
The petitioner submitted that sand and gravel were being lifted by contractors with the help of area police. He said the contractors without any fear were excavating the sand in large quantity, particularly in the areas like Mehmoodabad, Manzoor colony, Mehran town, Korangi …

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KARACHI: Iqbal Dawood Pakwala, Vice President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry FPCCI, hailed the decision of Asif Ali Zardari President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan regarding Iran Pakistan Gas Pipeline and handing over Gwadar Port to China.
He said that these decisions will help the country in mitigating the gas and energy demand besides strengthening country’s economy for the coming generations. He further stated that Pakistan continues to suffer from huge energy deficiency and this directly affects our industry and GDP growth.
Currently, gas is the cheapest …

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Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan HRCP has expressed deep grief and anger at the unchecked attack on over 100 homes belonging to the Christian community in Badami Bagh, Lahore . The shocking incident occurred after a Christian young man was accused of blasphemy.
It is regrettable that the Punjab administration has not learnt any lessons from previous incidents such as those in Gojra and Shantinagar and totally failed in providing protection to a minority community under siege,said a statement of the HRCP.
Instead of investigating the case, the police arrested …

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf’s letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan requesting for a judicial commission to be formed over allegations of corruption in Rental Power case has been accepted as a petition in the Supreme Court.
The apex court will hear the petition tomorrow Monday March 11 2013. It stated that either the prime minister or a counsel authorised to represent him, can appear before the court for the hearing.
According to a press issued on Saturday the Supreme Court of Pakistan has registered the letter received from Prime …

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians PPPP candidate Dr Abdul Qayoom Soomro has been elected unopposed to the Senate, says Provincial Election Commission Sindh here on Saturday.
Provincial Election Commissioner Sindh and Returning Officer for Senate Byelection 2013 said in a public notice that a seat reserved for Ulema and Technocrats had fallen vacant on account of resignation tendered by Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and nomination papers have been filed for that seat by only one candidate of PPPP, Dr Abdul Qayoom Soomro.
He said that subsequent upon scrutiny of nomination papers under Section …

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Islamabad: The District LongTerm Observers DLTOs of the Free and Fair Election Network FAFEN have observed nine cases of postings and transfers in district administration, police and revenue department in seven districts between February 22 and 28, says a press release of FAFEN issued on Saturday.
Four of these transfers and postings were recorded in four districts of KP Shangla, Kohat, Mardan and Swat. Three transfers and postings were made in two districts of Punjab – Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur and two in one district of Balochistan Panjgur.
This report …

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