Another one bites the dust- Shia Zakir accused under Blasphemy laws

KHUSHAB: Khushab district police officer has sought assistance from the Muttahida Ulema Board Punjab in a blasphemy case against two Shia clerics.

The particulars of the FIR, a compact disc with recordings of allegedly blasphemous lectures by a Shia zakir and the legal opinion of the district public prosecutor have been sent to the board, Ghulam . . . → Read More: Another one bites the dust- Shia Zakir accused under Blasphemy laws

A Poignant tribute to a remarkable lady

By Reem Faruqi

This is it. The moment I’ve been waiting for.

I am standing in front of a petite Pakistani lady, only a little taller than I, yet with triple my spunk. And she is triple my age.

As I greet her, my mind races. She looks at me, and smiles . . . → Read More: A Poignant tribute to a remarkable lady

Sectarian violence kills 6 people in Quetta

By Saleem Shahid

The banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) claimed responsibility for the killing.

Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani suspended eight policemen, including an inspector, for negligence of duty. They were part of a team patrolling the area.

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PU holds job fair to promote employment opportunities

LAHORE – The Punjab University’s College of Information Technology organised a job fair at its campus on Monday. The aim was to provide employment opportunities to IT students. Over 500 students participated in the event and over 200 were interviewed by 22 national- and multi-national companies.

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Private sector can help recover Pakistan’s economy

By Amanullah Khan

Zero rated interest rate needed to spur economic growth

Karachi —The unchecked population growth which needs creation of millions of job every year can only be achieved if the private sector was allowed to play a much greater role to take the GDP growth rate more than double from the . . . → Read More: Private sector can help recover Pakistan’s economy

More evidence required to try Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan PM Yousaf Raza Gilani has acknowledged that the case of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed was an “issue” between Pakistan and India but said Islamabad needs “substantial” evidence against him to try him in a court of law. “We are serious on the issue of Saeed but the question is how to proceed against him . . . → Read More: More evidence required to try Hafiz Saeed

Anonymous plans to hack more Chinese government websites

The hack-tivist group Anonymous plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, a member of the group said on Monday.

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Bank accounts of 12 RPP seized by State Bank

By Shahid Iqbal

The State Bank has directed all banks to stop the operation of the accounts of 12 rental power companies and submit information about accounts of eight important people, including former ministers, allegedly involved in corruption and mismanagement in RPP (rental power project) deals, banking sources said on Monday.

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