Constitutional courts needed

By Sufyan Rana

By any barometer, the events of April 26, 2012, were seismic. The Supreme Court of Pakistan held that Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister of Pakistan, was guilty of contempt of court — under Article 204 (2) of the Constitution and Section 3 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance — and should be punished . . . → Read More: Constitutional courts needed

Australia authorities finally caught Croc on dog-hunt

A 4.4-metre (14.5-feet) crocodile that had eaten up to nine pet dogs has been hauled out of a river in Australia’s north, a report said on Friday.

The rogue croc was trapped at Daly River community, some 225 kilometres (139 miles) south of Darwin, where it was terrorising residents and animals, the Northern Territory News . . . → Read More: Australia authorities finally caught Croc on dog-hunt

Grandiose Facebook to raise $10.6 billion via IPO

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc aims to raise about $10.6 billion in Silicon Valley’s largest IPO, dwarfing the coming-out parties of tech companies like Google Inc and granting the world’s largest social network a market value close to Amazon.com’s.

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No stepping down: PM reveals constitutional glitch

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Thursday opened a new debate for legal and constitutional experts by saying that he enjoyed “absolute immunity” under Article 248(1) for performing his official duties, and could not be disqualified because he had “not been charged under a criminal offence”.

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We need to close down all zoos

By Kamran Shafi

For we do not deserve the poor things, the animal haters that we are. While one has long seen and felt the plight of these creatures in the Citadel of Islam, the death of young Saheli, the female Sri Lankan Asian elephant at Marghzar Zoo in Islamabad has really shaken one . . . → Read More: We need to close down all zoos

Lyari unrest resembles Swat: Malik

By Hafeez Tunio

Interior Minister Rehman Malik claimed on Thursday that there is a Swat-like situation in Lyari where militant groups, separatist groups from Balochistan and the Taliban are operating.

Disassociating the government from the Peoples Amn Committee, he said: “We have nothing to do with the PAC. These are criminals who want Lyari . . . → Read More: Lyari unrest resembles Swat: Malik

KP doubles educational budget

In what appears to be a daunting challenge, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to double the provincial budget for education from 2% to 4%. Addressing the media on the second day of the cabinet meeting, K-P Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said the provincial government intends to spend Rs64 billion on the development of education . . . → Read More: KP doubles educational budget