Indian Mulsims stand against Memon’s hanging

A group of Muslim organisations and Mumbai president of Samajwadi Party Abu Asim Azmi on Saturday demanded that 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon not be hanged. The organisations said their demand was in the light of the statement given by B Raman, former Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) head in Pakistan, who had played . . . → Read More: Indian Mulsims stand against Memon’s hanging

Indian courts, unveiling Muslim women?

The Supreme Court has unnecessarily waded into the stormy waters of religion, secularism and faith in its recent extraordinarily insensitive and callous remarks on the veil.

The court dismissed outright a constitutional challenge based on the right to freedom of religion to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) circular that bars candidates from appearing . . . → Read More: Indian courts, unveiling Muslim women?

Malik Riaz claims to be blackmailed by two ex-army officers

BY MUNAWER AZEEM

Real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain lodged a complaint with police on Wednesday against two retired army officers and a developer, accusing them of blackmailing Bahria Town.

Mr Hussain, accompanied by his staff, went to Lohi Baher police station to lodge the case.

Personal . . . → Read More: Malik Riaz claims to be blackmailed by two ex-army officers

JC rejects all three rigging charges levied by PTI

The three-member judicial commission headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk in its detailed report sent to the Ministry of Law on Wednesday rejected all the three allegations of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on rigging in the 2013 general elections.

The three main allegations of the PTI included organised rigging in the 2013 general elections, non-transparent . . . → Read More: JC rejects all three rigging charges levied by PTI

ANF grabs narcotics worth Rs. 4.77 billion in Baluchistan

A special team of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) conducted an intelligence-based operation in Balochistan on Monday, resulting in the seizure of heroine worth billions of rupees.

With the seizure of 746kg heroin worth Rs4.77 billion in the international market, the force has now seized ‘approximately 12,365 tonnes of narcotics in the past 17 years,’ said . . . → Read More: ANF grabs narcotics worth Rs. 4.77 billion in Baluchistan

Is agriculture really that primordial?

It is not without sociological reason that what we describe as art or the science of growing anything out of soil is suffixed by culture. It has two aspects, economic, that relates to production and organisation, and the socio-cultural, that is about the relationships it establishes among peoples, persons and communities. It is unfortunate that . . . → Read More: Is agriculture really that primordial?

Documenting better: Center for law to publish official gazette

The federal government has decided to establish a dedicated cell at the law ministry for regulating the publication of law books and the official gazette. A parliamentary panel has unanimously passed a bill in this regard.

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights considered during its recent meeting ‘The Publication of . . . → Read More: Documenting better: Center for law to publish official gazette

Altaf against all odds

A strange spectacle has unfolded. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) with its high and mighty political clout seems to be waning at a daunting pace.

13 July, 2015: Shortly after Altaf Hussein’s fiery speech heavily critical of the Army, Rangers and Security forces and the current operation being . . . → Read More: Altaf against all odds

Nisar orders FIA to go after the ‘big fish’

Expressing displeasure over the Federal Investigation Agency’s performance, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan directed FIA investigators on Wednesday to lay their hands on the big fish involved in mega corruption scandals.

“Catch the big fish [involved in mega corruption] cases within weeks, no matter who they are. Exercise new powers recently vested in you . . . → Read More: Nisar orders FIA to go after the ‘big fish’

No intention of getting out of financial woes

IN August 2016, Pakistan will complete the final review of its extended arrangements with the IMF. In the absence of major hiccups, the country would be able to heave a sigh of relief.

The crisis risks that loomed large in 2013 would have eased and stabilisation reduced macroeconomic imbalances. Fiscal deficit would be down to . . . → Read More: No intention of getting out of financial woes