Monthly Archives: March 2014

Special court indicts Former president Pervez Musharraf in treason case

Musharraf indicted for high treason
ISLAMABAD: The special court constituted to try former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for high treason indicted him on the charge on Monday, DawnNews reported.

Musharraf has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The indictment took place during today’s hearing after the arrival of the former military ruler in the premises of the special court from the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC).

The three judge court headed by Justice Faisal Arab of

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government asked not to interfere in Edwardes College affairs

MARDAN: The local Christian community has threatened to move court against a plan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to appoint principal of the Edwardes College, Peshawar.

The chairman of Church Construction Committee, Indaryas Maseeh, told a press conference here on Sunday that an advertisement flouted by the provincial government about filling the vacant post of principal of Edwardes College Peshawar was illegal.

Flanked by Chaudhry Fayaz Maseeh and others, he said that the bishop was

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200 motorcycles impounded for defying ban on anti-polio vaccination day security plan for Sehat Ka Insaf programme

PESHAWAR: Hundreds of motorcycles were impounded in the provincial metropolis on Sunday as part of the security plan for Sehat Ka Insaf programme.

Many people were penalised for not having documents of their vehicles.

Officials of traffic police told Dawn that some 250 motorcycles were impounded for violating Section 144. The people had already been informed through media that primary schools would remain closed and there would be ban on motorcycle riding but despite that they violated

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First reunion of department of psychology, University of Peshawar, at the Pashto Cultural Museum

PESHAWAR: A colorful event was held in connection with the first alumni reunion of the department of psychology, University of Peshawar, at the Pashto Cultural Museum of UoP here on Sunday.

According to UoP press release, the fellow psychologists while talking about psychological problems of the day said that people were suffering from anxiety, depression and other forms of trauma. However, they can get rid of the resonance of their miseries without use of medicine by living a positive life.

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View From Courtroom: Bill related to child marriages generates heated debate by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concerning certain sections

The tabling of Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2014 in the National Assembly by PML-N MNA Marvi Memon and some other members has triggered a fresh controversy while the dust raised after the recent findings given by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concerning certain sections of the Muslim Family laws Ordinance 1961, including polygamy, has yet to settle.

CII chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Shirani has criticised the bill, stating that the council had already given its

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Residents of capital enjoy spring gala organised by the National Youth Parliament (NYP).

ISLAMABAD: The residents of the federal capital thronged the Fatima Jinnah Park, in F-9, on Sunday, to enjoy the Spring Gala with live commentary for the Pakistan vs Bangladesh T-20 cricket match, organised by the National Youth Parliament (NYP).

Although, a big screen could not be set up to screen the match, due to technical difficulties, the live commentary of the match was aired in the park. Moreover, a television was also available which accommodated a few dozen viewers.

Food stalls

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Commercialisation of 30 GM cotton, corn/maize varieties against rules Pakistan does not have bio-safety laws,

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has approved more than 30 varieties of genetically modified (GM) cotton and corn/maize seeds for commercialisation and field test purposes in violation of rules and quality standards.

The approved varieties of Bt (or genetically modified) cotton seeds contain such low levels of poison that not only do not kill pests that destroy crop production but also build resistance in worms, impacting biodiversity and human health.

It may be noted that Pakistan does

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Hum Awards honours prominent names in fashion and entertainment

KARACHI: Everybody who is anybody in fashion and entertainment could be spotted at the 2nd Servis Hum Awards held at the Expo Centre late on Saturday night. But long before the ceremony started, the Red Carpet came alive with celebrity interviews with the choicest of our favourite stars showing off their selection of designer wear that they sported for the evening. While most of the ladies looked sophisticated and statuesque in their western gowns and saris, the men looked equally dapper and

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exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Muhammad Shafique at the Arts Council of Pakistan


An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Muhammad Shafique (from Mirpurkhas) opens at the Arts Council of Pakistan at 5pm. The exhibition will remain open till April 3 daily 10am to

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World TB day awareness walk


The World TB day awareness walk being organised at 9am and inaugural ceremony of annual student week at 11am by the Dow University of Health Sciences on its OJHA

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