If ancient Rome had its First Triumvirate from 60-53 BC (Caesar, Pompey and Crassus), Punjab can today boast its own local triumvirate. The crisis-like situation in Punjab is a consequence of a series of inexplicable decisions by the PTI leadership. If Khan’s tabdeeli has to happen, it must happen in Punjab — and not just happen but be seen to happen. For now, no one is talking any more about reforming the Punjab police, least of all the PTI leadership. First, if the inertia sets in, Punjab will stop responding to Khan and he can kiss his tabdeeli goodbye.
Source:The Express Tribune
October 21, 2018 03:33 UTC
However the seat fell vacant when Farman was nominated K-P governor. According to details, five candidates are contesting for the slot, however it seems that a close contest between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Zulfiqar Ali, brother of K-P governor Shah Farman and Awami National Party’s (ANP) Salahuddin Mohmand.will be witnessed. According to ECP, 86 polling stations have been established across the constituency with 48 polling stations for male voters and 35 for female voters. In 2013, the area residents voted in favor of K-P Governor Shah Farman. In 2018, the area residents voted in favor of Farman again however after taking oath as governor, Farman vacated the seat and now his brother is contesting against ANP’s Salahuddin Mohmand.
Source:The Express Tribune
October 21, 2018 03:22 UTC
But each one has stopped short of taking appropriate measures to stem money laundering and terror financing. The minister said the inter-governmental organisation had identified 27 deficiencies in Pakistan’s financial system, including currency smuggling, hawala and terror financing of proscribed organisations. It presented a long list of deficiencies .The APG concluded that with this pace Pakistan was unlikely to get out of the grey list. The false sense of immunity should have been shattered after close allies China and Saudi Arabia sided with FATF members who voted to grey list Pakistan. Keeping the eyes closed to ground realities will further isolate the country and might even bring international sanctions.
October 20, 2018 19:18 UTC
Most senior PTI ministers seem to talk, still, as if they are in the opposition. The government must realise that comments by senior ministers carry much official weight, especially when they are directed towards foreign governments. The sooner the government realises this, and stops making unqualified noise, the better for everybody involved. Then there’s also the consistent habit of trying to punching above its weight. Surely it is time now that it stops making amateurish moves and take domestic, as well as foreign, relationships more seriously than it has done so far.
October 20, 2018 19:18 UTC
The prime minister is also due to visit Beijing early next month. But it will be good in the long run to restructure the economy, accepting some of the tough condtionalites. Perhaps the prime minister had not properly thought through his remarks. Despite the assurances given by the prime minister the information minister, while briefing the Senate Standing committee on information and broadcasting the very next day pulled a rabbit out of his hat. There was some talk in the meeting with the prime minister about the traditional media not being given its due importance by the government.
October 20, 2018 19:07 UTC
In a federation, the provincial governments and territories play a very important role in leading the overall development process of the country, especially in the case of Pakistan after the 18thamendment to the constitution. It is mostly about the federal level may that be the economy, or politics, and may that be parliamentary debates or media discussions. Media too remains quite silent in discussing such issues especially at the provincial level. Let’s dig further to try to understand the issues and realities lying behind this glass wall of political and media indifference towards provinces, and also created by provincial governments themselves. Somehow there has been a lack of accountability at the level of the provincial and local tiers of the government.
October 20, 2018 19:07 UTC
India defeated Pakistan 3-1 in the Hockey Asian Champions Trophy on Saturday held in Muscat. Pakistan started well and even got the first goal but once Manpreet equalised, India were pretty much unstoppable. The last time these arch-rivals faced each other in 2016, India defeated Pakistan by 3-2 to lift the trophy for the second time. Both countries have won the tournament twice with Pakistan winning it in 2012 and 2013 while India emerged as champions in 2011 and 2016. The six-nation event was started on Thursday and features Pakistan, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and hosts Oman.
October 20, 2018 19:04 UTC
This girl is 10-11 years old working at the house of Major Ammara Riaz and her husband Doctor Mohsin Riaz. Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari took to Twitter to share the details of the case. “We will be following it to ensure FIR registration and further action. Army has also been informed as the suspect is an Army doctor. “Army has also been informed as the suspect is an Army doctor.
October 20, 2018 18:56 UTC
–Int’l symposium on securing Pakistan’s water concludes–Federal, provincial governments asked to take steps to construct Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand damsISLAMABAD: A two-day international symposium titled “Creating a Water Secure Pakistan” concluded on Saturday where the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan acknowledged the importance of water as a fundamental right to life and expressed the dire need for water security in the country. In the declaration, it was said that the potential of the Indus Basin has to be realised through priority actions. It is imperative to invest in supply augmentation (dams and reservoirs) and ensure better utilisation of groundwater, adopting appropriate water technologies (water recycling, desalinization, and water harvesting) and manage consumption and use of water, it said, adding that the international water law should be used to put forward Pakistan’s perspective before various international forums. “Various measures for conservation of water need to be taken which include saving and better management of storage of groundwater to prevent its unrestricted extraction,” the declaration stressed. Federal and all provincial governments, WAPDA and other executive authorities were called on to take all necessary steps for the building of the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.
October 20, 2018 18:45 UTC
Senator Lindsey Graham, a close Trump ally who has nonetheless been outspoken about Khashoggi, shared Corker’s suspicion. “To say that I am skeptical of the new Saudi narrative about Mr Khashoggi is an understatement,” the Republican senator tweeted. TURKEY TO DIVULGE DETAILS:Turkey vowed on Saturday to reveal all details of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi Arabia admitted he was killed at its Istanbul consulate, state media reported. Riyadh’s admission came after persistent claims by the Saudi authorities that the journalist had left the consulate alive. Staff members of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul testified to prosecutors on Friday as part of the probe.
October 20, 2018 16:18 UTC
LARKANA: Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) City Muhammad Kaleem informed on Saturday that Larkana’s Waleed Police Station authorities had recovered three young women who belong to Lahore and arrested eight men from the city’s Noor Colony. Addressing a press conference at his office, he said that the arrested men included Punhal Babar and Juman alias Shaman Shaikh. He added that Juman Shaikh was stated to be the resident of Dadu district. Later, they were kidnapped from Lahore and brought to Larkana to use them for sexual abuse, the police official added. The ASP termed it a great success of Larkana police for which he commended the efforts of a police party.
October 20, 2018 16:07 UTC
Hubba Bubba, Hershey’s, Smarties and Gobstoppers were cool and all but there was no way your childhood could’ve been lit unless you raided a desi khoka or your school canteen for locally produced candies. Here’s a list of 12 candies Pakistani kids relished. How many have eaten? 1- Super Sour2-Choran Chutney3-Hartbeat Beloved CandyAnd the later version4-Cola Candy5-Amrus6-Mitchell’s Milk Toffees7-Cadbury Eclairs8-Fruit Bon Bons9-Fanty10-Butterscotch11-Khopra12-BP Spacer
October 20, 2018 15:45 UTC
ISLAMABAD: A high-powered board (HPB) meeting is likely to consider promotions of top 100 officials during the course of next week, Pakistan Today has learnt. The board will consider the promotions of 41 officers of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) against the seven vacant seats. Similarly, the board will deliberate on the promotions of seven officers of Inland Revenue Services against the two available seats. Meanwhile, the board will also ponder on the cases of Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service officers as there are three vacant grade-22 positions. Besides this, the board will also consider the cases of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), Foreign Service and Office Management group officers in the meeting.
October 20, 2018 15:45 UTC
KARACHI: Two people including a man and woman were injured after their car fell in a ditch which was dug for repair work of water board Punjab Chowrangi area on Saturday. The depth of ditch is said to be approximately 10-feet in which car had fallen. According to the media reports, no barricade or sign-board was placed for the identification of ditch by traffic police or water board. According to the traffic police, the ditch was dug by water board for the repair of water pipeline. Both the injured were shifted to near hospital for medical assistance and now they are out of danger.
October 20, 2018 15:22 UTC
PROSPECTS OF IS IN SOUTH ASIA:The study titled “Prospects of Daesh’s Expansion in South Asia” says that an unorganised presence of WeH militants has been identified in parts of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and other countries of the South Asian region. “Those who have joined the Wilayat-e-Hind are well-educated and most of them are engineers, doctors and MBA degree holders. However, the possible launching route of Indian IS members to Afghanistan is not clear yet,” the study reads. The maltreatment of Indian Muslims by the government and Hindu extremists will push more Indian citizens towards Daesh, the study finds. “All major organisations of Deobandi and Ahle-e-Hadith have condemned Daesh and consider it as a threat to their following.
October 20, 2018 15:11 UTC