Lahore

Gilani questions Sharif's decision to visit Saudi Arabia

Yousuf-Raza-GilaniLahore, July 24 : Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has questioned the timing of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to Saudi Arabia.

In an interaction with the Dawn, Gilani questioned the need for Sharif to leave the country when Pakistan was at war with the Taliban in the northern parts.

He was quoted , as saying that he had no issue with Sharif going to Saudi Arabia to perform Umra, the fact remained that Pakistan needed him more at this time as he has a lot of responsibility being the country's premier.

Hafeez''s elevation as T20 skipper, Whatmore''s appointment ''backfired'': Ijaz Butt

mohammad-hafeezLahore, Feb 27 : Former chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ijaz Butt, has said that appointing Hafeez as T20 captain, and bringing in Dav Whatmore as head coach in place of Mohsin Khan despite the latter''s tremendous contribution, has "backfired quite badly".

The Dawn quoted Butt, as saying that the national team''s 0-3 drubbing at the hands of South Africa in the three-Test series has posed serious questions about the captaincy, adding that it indicated that their confidence level has gone down considerably which could harm the team spirit in days to come.

Hafiz Saeed says India will have to ''leave Kashmir'' amidst frenzied jihad slogans

hafiz-saeedLahore, Feb 6 : Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has urged India to "leave Kashmir", while addressing a rally in Lahore to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day on Tuesday.

Saeed, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the Mumbai attacks in 2008, said India''s army of 800,000 will lose and Kashmiris will get independence, reports The Express Tribune.

Saeed expressed support for all Kashmiri leaders and prayed to God to protect and unite them. He was applauded by supporters amid chants of ''al-jihad, al-jihad''.

Boxer Amir Khan, fiancé ''shop till they drop'' in Lahore ahead of wedding

Amir-Khan-Faryal-MakhdoomLahore, Feb 6 : British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has arrived in Lahore to make preparations for his wedding.

Amir got engaged to Pakistani-American student Faryal Makhdoom on January 29 last year and will get married to her this year in New York, reports The Nation.

Amir visited the Data Darbar shrine where he prayed for his success and for the success of other Muslims across the world.

He later went out for wedding shopping with his fiancé, father Shah Khan and brother Haroon.

Pak politicians in fix over Taliban''s ''act as guarantors'' as pre-condition for talks offer

Pak politicians in fix over Taliban''s ''act as guarantors'' as pre-condition for talks offer Lahore, Feb. 4 : The Pakistani politicians whom the Taliban consider trustworthy, have deferred their response on their latest proposal of seeking guarantees from them as a pre-condition to hold talks with the government.

Earlier on Sunday, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) set a pre-condition for talks with the government.

''Million march'' man Qadri criticised for saving nation from ''martial law'' remarks

http://www.topnews.in/files/Pervaiz-Rashid.jpgLahore, Feb. 4 : Pakistani senator Pervaiz Rashid has strongly condemned a statement by Minhaj-ul-Quran International chief, Tahirul Qadri, who said that had he not announced to end the long march, martial law would have been imposed in the country.

Rashid said that Qadri, in order to save himself from the humiliation and failure of the long march, had started levelling such allegations against defence institutions, reports the Daily Times.

Rashid said that such an act by Qadri had exposed his negative mentality.

''Pak Super League won''t lead to revival of international cricket in country''

''Pak Super League won''t lead to revival of international cricket in country'' Lahore, Jan  29 : Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan reckons that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will not serve its purpose of bringing international cricket back to the country.

 Shaharyar said that with the deteriorating security situation in Pakistan, no country would be willing to send its team to the country, reports The Dawn.

Indian ''spy'' killed for washing clothes in Lahore jail, claims witness

JailLahore, Jan 28 : An Indian prisoner at the Lahore Central Jail in Kot Lakhpat died after being allegedly beaten by jail authorities, a witness has said.

Chamail Singh, 48, a resident of Targwal Khalkay village in Jammu, was imprisoned on spying charges after a military trial sentence in June 2012, reports The Express Tribune.

Inmate Advocate Tehsin Khan said that on January 15, at around 7:45 am, Singh was washing his clothes under a tap in the jail''s courtyard when two constables, Muhammad Sidique and Muhammad Nawaz, and Assistant Superintendent of Jail (ASJ) Nasir Nawaz stopped him for doing so.

Imran Khan terms Pak govt. ''coalition of the corrupt''

Imran-KhanLahore, Jan 28 : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that the current setup in Pakistan is not a real democracy but a "coalition of the corrupt".

Khan said that the current government has only "looted" the citizens in the name of democracy. Khan further said the leaders criticise the judiciary for harming democracy only when it investigates their corruption, reports The Express Tribune.

The PTI chief said democracy is the only way to prosper. Speaking about the dynastic politics in the country, Imran said all political parties should hold intra-party elections to bring real leaders to the top. (ANI)

Imran Khan''s PTI rejects invitation to join ''Million March'' Qadri''s sit-in against govt.

s/Imran-Khan5Lahore, Jan 17 : The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) has rejected the invitation from Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief, Dr Tahirul Qadri, to join his protest in Islamabad.

On Wednesday, Qadri, who along with tens of thousands of his supporters is staging a sit-in outside Parliament House, demanding an "electoral reform", had invited Imran Khan to join his dharna.

The PTI refused the invitation saying it "won''t become part of any undemocratic process", reports the Dawn. The decision was taken at a meeting of the political strategy committee of the party, chaired by Imran Khan.

Pakistan is not a failed state: PM

/Raja-Pervez-Ashraf.Lahore, Jan 9 : Pakistan is not a failed state, Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf has said.

Speaking at the Governor's House Tuesday night, Ashraf said it was unfortunate "that some adversaries" dub Pakistan as a "failed state".

But "we will prove them wrong as we are combating terrorism of all forms with full force and vigour", the prime minister said.

He said Pakistan had suffered a "colossal loss in its fight against terrorism" and reiterated his government's commitment to battle terror.

Sikh moves Lahore HC for disappeared Canada-based daughter

Sikh moves Lahore HC for disappeared Canada-based daughter Lahore, Dec. 29 : The Lahore High Court has asked the police to file a report over the disappearance of Canadian Sikh woman identified as Rajvindar Kaur Gill.

The court was acting on a complaint forwarded by Sikandar Singh Gill, the father of missing woman.

Gill's counsel Aftab Ahmad Bajwa informed the court that Kaur arrived in Pakistan on August 25, 2012 to attend an exhibition of diamonds in Lahore.

Sarabjeet Singh’s lawyer says ‘bright prospects’ exist of his release

 Sarabjeet Singh’s lawyer says ‘bright prospects’ exist of his release  Sarabjeet Singh’s lawyer says ‘bright prospects’ exist of his release Lahore, Jan 5 : Convicted Indian spy Sarabjeet Singh's lawyer Awais Sheikh has said that he anticipates his client's release in the wake of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari paying attention to the fresh mercy petition.

"This time, there are bright prospects of Sarabjeet Singh's release," The Express Tribune quoted Sheikh, as saying.

Pakistan has no objection to ‘most favoured nation’ status for India: Fahim

Pakistan has no objection to ‘most favoured nation’ status for India: Fahim Lahore, Oct 12 : Pakistan has no objection to granting the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India, Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim has said, according to a news report. “We will definitely carry it on. However, we want to proceed step by step,” the Dawn quoted Fahim, as telling reporters after inaugurating an exhibition of carpets.

He said that technical details would be finalised at a meeting of the commerce secretaries of the two countries to be held in New Delhi next month.

Religious parties hold rallies across Pakistan for Taseer assassin’s release

 Religious parties hold rallies across Pakistan for Taseer assassin’s release Lahore, Oct 8 : Religious and religio-political parties have held rallies across Pakistan to protest against the death sentence awarded to Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the self-confessed assassin of former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, and to press the government for his early release.

Gilani says Pak for dialogue, not military action against Haqqani network

 Gilani says Pak for dialogue, not military action against Haqqani network Lahore, Oct 3 : Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the Pakistan Government would first exercise the option of holding a dialogue with the Haqqani network rather than taking military action against it, to arrive at a peace settlement.

“We should give peace a chance at the first place by holding dialogue with the militants,” he said.

His statement a US accusation that Pakistan has links with the militant Haqqani network.

‘Banned’ Amir, agent Mazhar Majeed admit involvement in spot-fixing scandal

 ‘Banned’ Amir, agent Mazhar Majeed admit involvement in spot-fixing scandalLahore, Sept 17: Banned Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir has reportedly admitted to his involvement in last year's spot-fixing scandal before a court in England.

The corruption charges relate to Pakistan's Test match against England at Lord''s last year, when a British tabloid claimed that Aamir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif had colluded in a spot-fixing scam organised by British-based agent Mazhar Majeed.

PCB not to take legal action following NZ brewery’s ‘Pak match-fixing ad’ withdrawal

 PCB not to take legal action following NZ brewery’s ‘Pak match-fixing ad’ withdrawalLahore, Sept 6: Following the withdrawal of an advertisement of an alcoholic drink in New Zealand that took a dig at Pakistani cricketers over match-fixing scandals, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it does not intend to pursue the matter any further.

Ahmed Shahzad not ready to accept ‘attitude problem, disciplinary issues’ allegations

Ahmed Shahzad not ready to accept ‘attitude problem, disciplinary issues’ allegationsLahore, August 28 : Out-of-favour Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shahzad, often criticised for his attitude, is not ready to accept the allegations about his lack of discipline, insisting that he has done nothing wrong.

Shahzad has a history of disciplinary issues since his club-cricket days, and his attitude problem was first highlighted in 2008, when the then team manager Abdul Raqeeb had reported his disruptive behaviour during the ICC Youth World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

Munni badnaam hui' creates problems for real life Munnis

Munni badnaam hui' creates problems for real life MunnisLahore, Dec 2 - "Munni Badnaam Hui Darling Tere Liye" from the Bollywood film "Dabangg" might have legions of fans but not the real life Munni, a mother of two in this Pakistani city, who has been harassed so much that she has shut her small shop.

Munni, a fairly common name in the subcontinent, is ruing the day the song became a hit. Her store is located at her home and she has been unable to open it since the song became popular.




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