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Cautious statement: End ‘manipulated political transfer’, urges Zardari

ISLAMABAD:  Calling for broad-based electoral reforms, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday urged all concerned to put an end to ‘manipulated political transfer’ which he said has been the bane of Pakistan’s political landscape for six decades. Although the PPP media wing, which issued the statement, attributed it to the formation of the proposed judicial commission ...

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Stamping protest: Police puts 100 farmers behind bars for ‘obstructing traffic’

LAHORE: Police manhandled and picked up as many as 100 members of the Pakistan Kissan Ittehad (PKI) who were protesting in front of the Press Club on Wednesday. They were later released on the chief minister’s instructions. PKI president Khalid Khokar said PKI members from several southern districts of the province had arrived in Lahore to register their protest against the ...

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Revenge of the fallen: A case of vanishing transformers

PESHAWAR: The palpable fear of power transformers disappearing in the dead of the night may just force denizens of the city to sleep with one eye open. Safety of life and property is already a precarious business in the provincial capital, but theft of power transformers—though by no means a new phenomenon in the province—has plunged the suburban settlements of Peshawar ...

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Jumping Ship: Former minister likely to join PTI

ABBOTABAD: Former provincial minister and senior politician from Kohistan, Malik Aurangzeb is likely to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on the invitation of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in the coming days, party and family sources told The Express Tribune on Wednesday. Sources said Khattak convinced the leader to quit Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid and join the ruling party along with his relatives and supporters ...

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Bank Al Habib: Shareholders approve 30% dividend

MULTAN: The Annual General Meetng of Bank Al Habib Limited was held at its registered office in Multan on March 18, 2015. The shareholders approved the annual accounts for the year ended December 31, 2014. The payment of 30% cash dividend (final) was also approved. Deposits of the Bank as on December 31, 2014 were Rs446.409 billion and profit after tax ...

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SHC directs centre, provincial govts to curb smuggling of wildlife species

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has ruled that every citizen has the right to a clean environment with natural habitat and wildlife under Article 9 of the Constitution. In view of this ruling, the SHC has ordered the federal and provincial governments to take relevant steps to curb the smuggling of rare wildlife species.  A division bench, comprising justices Sajjad Ali ...

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Suspension: Leaking party info intolerable, says Imran

ISLAMABAD:  After the surprising media revelation about the rigging allegations in intra-party elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has come up with a stern action, warning immediate suspension of a party leader or worker if found guilty of such irresponsible and damaging behaviour. “No matter how senior a position he/she holds, party will not tolerate any internal matter or ...

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A graveyard of books

In all my time at Karachi University (KU) up until this semester, the central library was little more than just a structure that we walked by every day while visiting the canteen. Don’t get me wrong, I love books. I love the idea of spending my days hidden away in bookstores. Libraries, however, are a different story altogether. Since the ...

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Two missing after India navy plane crashes into sea

MUMBAI: A naval aircraft crashed off the western Indian coast leaving two pilots missing, the navy said Wednesday, in the latest of a string of accidents which have hit the force. Rescue operations were underway after the Indian navy’s Dornier aircraft plunged into the sea some 25 nautical miles off the western holiday state of Goa around 10:00 pm local time ...

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