Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has been summoned for questioning by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Rental Power Projects (RPP) corruption case on Tuesday.
On the request of NAB,the names of all the suspects in the RPP case have been put on the Exit Control List (ECL). Ashraf,who had not . . . →Read More:NAB summons Raja Rental
By Jon Boone
Many moderates are concerned that Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi is allowed to run for office despite allegations of terror offences.
Throwing money around in mosques is not usually the done thing at Friday prayers, Islam‘s weekly holy day.
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HE’S LOST 819 OF HIS PARTY COLLEAGUES TO TERRORISM,AND SURVIVED AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN 2008. WE RECENTLY SPOKE WITH ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN,CHIEF OF THE TALIBAN-THREATENED AWAMI NATIONAL PARTY,WHICH GOVERNED KHYBER-PAKHTUNKHWA PROVINCE UNTIL MARCH,ABOUT SATURDAY’S ELECTIONS AND MORE. EXCERPTS:
The ANP has been mercilessly attacked by the Taliban in the run-up to . . . →Read More:ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN –till the last man standing
By Lawrence Wilkerson
Although it’s far removed from the public conscience,we ought to pay more attention at just what drone use portends.
Akbar Ahmed’s The Thistle and the Drone:How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam,should be required reading for American soldiers,citizens and,above all, . . . →Read More:US fails to understand drone abuse
Sanaullah was buried with state honours in his native Oora village on Thursday night. Apart from officials,thousands of people from Sialkot and nearby areas had gathered in the village.
Gloom enveloped the city after a special plane carrying the body of Sanaullah from Chandigarh landed at the Sialkot airport at 6:45pm. According to DCO . . . →Read More:State Honours of Revenge
Islamabad:A Pakistani court on Thursday declared that US drone strikes in the country’s lawless tribal belt were illegal and directed the Foreign Ministry to move a resolution against the attacks in the United Nations.
The Peshawar High Court issued the verdict against the strikes by CIA-operated spy planes in response to four petitions that . . . →Read More:Drone strikes illegal:PHC
ISLAMABAD —Pakistan’s prime minister has decided to ban the use of air conditioners by government offices to help cope with the country’s pervasive energy shortages.
A statement issued Wednesday from Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso’s office says the ban will go into effect on May 15 and will continue until the energy situation . . . →Read More:Air conditioners banned as temperatures begin to escalate
In an effort to defend their beleaguered client,former president Pervez Musharraf’s legal counsel on Monday argued that when faced with a threat to national security,military intervention was justified in a developing country.
Qamar Afzal,representing the former president,told a three-member bench of the apex court that the army is a recognised power . . . →Read More:Army intervention was justified,Musharraf’s counsel
According to a 2012 survey by the World Economic Forum,Pakistan is still considered to be one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. With a total of 37 million registered female voters,the policies adopted by political parties to ensure the rights and progress of women might play a key . . . →Read More:Which party fares best for the fairer sex
Founded only a few years ago,Bangladesh’s Hifazat-e-Islam ["Protectorate of Islam"] has recently been thrust onto the centre-stage of national politics by an extraordinary set of circumstances.
Unlike other outfits that operate here in the capital,Dhaka,the Hifazat group is headquartered in the port city of Chittagong,where hundreds of madrassahs draw tens of . . . →Read More:Bangladesh demanding blasphemy law