By: Israr Ahmad
Paving the way for their trial, a Rawalpindi court finally indicted former Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi and his two associates in the Haj corruption case.
Hamid Kazmi, Haj Director General Rao Shakeel and former Haj Joint Secretary Aftab-ul Islam Raja are accused of corruption in arranging residential . . . → Read More: Minister Religious Affairs indicted in Haj corruption case
The rate of inflation for 44 essential commodities including wheat, rice, pulses, meat, kitchen fuel and poultry products stood at nine per cent in April 2012, a special report by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) released on Wednesday said.
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The federal government has decided to initiate disciplinary proceedings against bureaucrats who are misusing official cars despite availing the compulsory monetisation policy – which entitles them to a handsome monthly car allowance – and purchasing official cars at throwaway prices.
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by Swanee Hunt
Activist Mossarat Qadeem is fighting extremism in Pakistan one child at a time—with the help of their moms.
Her phone rang at 9 p.m. “Can you come tonight? He’s home.” The voice was anxious. “My son left those extremists he took up with, but maybe just for the night.”
. . . → Read More: Mossarat Qadeem reaches out to mothers to stop their children from falling into terror traps
The US Federal Aviation Administration has cleared SpaceShipTwo, a commercial six-passenger spacecraft owned by Virgin Galactic, to begin rocket-powered suborbital test flights, the company said on Wednesday.
SpaceShipTwo manufacturer Scaled Composites of Mojave, California, received a one-year experimental launch permit on 23 May for test flights beyond the atmosphere, FAA spokesman Hank Price said.
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Globalisation, as defined by the rich, is a very nice thing, the former US president Jimmy Carter once reflected. “You’re talking about the internet, you’re talking about cell phones, you’re talking about computers,” said Carter. “This doesn’t affect two-thirds of the people in the world.”
. . . → Read More: Educating 3rd world masses through mobile phones