Survival of the fittest

On Tuesday morning around 10am, with the sun in its full glory and waves of hot air making it impossible to stand outside, I was in the court room of the Lahore High Court awaiting my turn. As I stood there, I noticed teenagers, around 16-17 years of age, standing in the court room looking . . . → Read More: Survival of the fittest

SC probes into NAB chairman appointment

The Supreme Court on Monday resumed hearing the petition challenging the appointment of Admiral (retd) Fasih Bukhari as chairman of the country’s top corruption watchdog, National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The five judge bench – headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani – questioned whether the Prime Minister sent a proposal to President Asif Ali Zardari when . . . → Read More: SC probes into NAB chairman appointment

Young doctors’ protests block roads in Lahore

Members of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Punjab staged protests lasting several hours here on Thursday, staying away from their jobs and blocking major roads.

The doctors protested on Canal Bank Road outside Jinnah Hospital, on Ferozepur Road outside Children’s Hospital, and on Jail Road outside Services Hospital, causing long traffic queues. Operations at several . . . → Read More: Young doctors’ protests block roads in Lahore

Ambiguous fate of Pakistani POWs in Afghanistan

“A decade of war is ending,” announced US President Barack Obama when he won this year’s presidential election. Foreign troops are set to pull out from Afghanistan by 2014 but the Pakistani casualties of war – citizens held in a detention facility in Afghanistan – do not know when their ordeal will end.

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The groom is the bride

An interesting situation emerged in the Lahore High Court during hearing of a love-marriage case when the relatives of the girl claimed that the groom was not a man but a girl.

Ayesha Butt and Shahzad Butt had filed the petition seeking cancellation of an FIR got registered by the family of the girl against . . . → Read More: The groom is the bride

David Cameron and London’s mayor get ringing approval from Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, one of the world’s most wanted militant chiefs, has told Pakistani leaders they should aspire to be more like David Cameron and Boris Johnson, according to The Daily Telegraph.

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Young doctors get back to work

The Young Doctors Association (YDA), Punjab, has called off its strike and resumed treatment of patients in all departments of public sector hospitals in the province in compliance with orders of the Lahore High Court.

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Secretary Religious Affairs apologizes for accusing court of partiality in Haj case

LAHORE: Joint secretary religious affairs Sher Ali on Monday offered the Lahore High Court (LHC) a conditional apology for accusing the court of being partial in the Haj corruption case, DawnNews reported.

Chief Justice LHC Umar Atta Bandial heard the case.

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Zardari cannot hold 2 post, step down as PPP co-Chairman: LHC

By Rana Tanveer

LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday asked President Asif Ali Zardari to dissociate himself from political activities by September 5.

The bench was hearing a contempt of court petition against President Zardari for holding dual offices, as president of Pakistan and co-chairman of the . . . → Read More: Zardari cannot hold 2 post, step down as PPP co-Chairman: LHC

Advertising tactics to sell pure milk

By Faisal Bari 

RECENTLY, a new milk company has been running an advertisement campaign in the print media that says that consumers should choose pure and unadulterated milk, one that is good for their health, rather than milk that has all sorts of impurities and chemicals.

The campaign projects that the milk the new . . . → Read More: Advertising tactics to sell pure milk