Makhdoom Shahabuddin wanted by ANF for involvement in ephedrine case

By Zuhaeb Nazir

Prime Minister candidate, Makhdoom Shahabuddin may be arrested by the Anti Narcotics Forces (ANF), Aaj News reported on Wednesday.

The recently announced PM candidate is wanted by the ANF in the famous ephedrine case involving former Prime Minster’s son, Ali Musa Gilani.

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Warrants issued for Malik Riaz and Ali Ahmad in land corruption case

The Anti-Corruption Court of Rawalpindi on Thursday issued arrest warrant of Malik Riaz, the main character behind Arsalan Iftikhar case, his son Ali Riaz and and seven other accused.

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Consequences of removing the PM

By Ahmad Rafay Alam

Back in the Eighth Amendment days of yore, the Supreme Court of Pakistan was often called upon to determine whether a president or governor’s dismissal of the national or provincial assembly was constitutional. The Court didn’t swing the axe itself; it merely decided whether the blow was justified.

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IMF likely to question Pakistan’s high defence budget in future deals

By Shahbaz Rana

Pakistan’s defence budget will come under scrutiny in any future arrangement with the International Monetary Fund, as it will be difficult for the IMF to present a case in its board where defence spending is higher than development expenses, says a former IMF official.

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A case of loyalty to the leader, not the nation

By Anwer Mooraj

It’s finally happened. The worst prime minister in the history of Pakistan has been turfed out. A vaulting ambition and compromised morality has finally been nipped in the bud. Yousaf Raza Gilani will finally stumble off like the Flying Dutchman. There are a lot of long faces and unfathomable gloom in . . . → Read More: A case of loyalty to the leader, not the nation

Anti-smoking campaign only focuses on sheesha, not cigarettes

By Sonia Malik

LAHORE: While city government officials have raided dozens of cafes looking to clamp down on sheesha smoking in public places, they have made no effort to stop cigarette smoking in public places, casting doubt on their claims that the campaign is about improving public health.

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SC holds FC responsible for missing persons in Baluchistan

The Supreme Court of Pakistan in its interim order in Balochistan law and order case, held Frontier Corps (FC) responsible for the disappearances in the province.

The three-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry resumed the hearing of Balochistan law and order and missing persons cases on Wednesday.

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Jailed Pakistani cricketer may be released early

Pakistan’s disgraced former Test captain Salman Butt is to be released early from prison in Britain, his father has claimed.

Butt, 27, was jailed for 30 months last November on charges of accepting corrupt payments during the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010.

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Mobile phones will soon replace PCs in Asia: Google

Asia-Pacific is leading a surge in the use of mobile devices as they play a more central role in people’s lives and are on track to replace conventional computers, a top Google executive said on Wednesday.

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