PM’s Task Force dissolved by IHC

The Islamabad High Court on Monday dissolved the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Islamabad with immediate effect and ruled that there was no such law in the Constitution of the country, which allows establishment of such type of force.

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Sindh CM favors legislation to protect minorities’ rights

KARACHI: The Sindh chief minister called for preparing a draft law with the help of legislators and lawyers belonging to the minority communities to protect the rights of the religious minorities at both the federal and provincial levels. The draft law would be presented in the Sindh Assembly and National Assembly for debate and legislation, said . . . → Read More: Sindh CM favors legislation to protect minorities’ rights

India’s Hampi Express incident raises certain questions

There are too many unanswered questions about Tuesday’s Hampi Expresstragedy. How can a driver who knew the route like the back of his hand miss a signal? Were loco pilot M Yesuratnam and assistant loco pilot G Balaraju, from the Guntakal division, too stressed or sleepy that they disregarded the stop signal? Or were they confident . . . → Read More: India’s Hampi Express incident raises certain questions

Owner of ‘Mr. Books’ recovered from kidnappers after two weeks

The city police on Tuesday recovered the owner of Mr Books, who had been kidnapped two weeks ago from near his shop in Supermarket in F-6.

The kidnapped businessman’s family sought the Kohsar police’s help after exhausting their personal contacts. The kidnappers were demanding Rs25 million for Muhammad Yousuf’s release.

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Muzaffar Bhutto’s body found

By Hafeez Tunio

KARACHI: The Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz’s (JSMM) Muzaffar Bhutto, who went missing on February 24, 2011, was found dead near Hyderabad on Tuesday.

The 42-year-old’s bullet-riddled body, also bearing torture marks, was found at the roadside near Hatri and was taken to Civil Hospital, Hyderabad.

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Burma witnesses largest protest after Saffron Revolution

ANDREW BUNCOMBE 

Debilitating power cuts in Burma have pushed hundreds of protesters out on to the streets in the biggest public demonstrations since the Saffron Revolution five years ago. Several members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party have reportedly been detained.

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PCB may decide to hold home series in UAE

Pakistan is likely to host home series against Australia in United Arab Emirates as Australians have refused to play in Zimbabwe, it has been learnt reliably.

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Stress could cause part of brain to shrink

Emotional stress caused by last year’s tsunami caused a part of some survivors’ brains to shrink, according to scientists in Japan who grasped a unique chance to study the neurological effects of trauma.

On a quest to better understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the researchers compared brain scans they had taken of 42 healthy adolescents . . . → Read More: Stress could cause part of brain to shrink