Nation observes ‘Love the Holy Prophet Day’ today
Govt calls Army to protect Diplomatic Enclave
Protesters enter high security Red Zone, 11 hurt in police firing
Sharafat Kazmi, Amanullah KhanIslamabad/Karachi—The Interior Ministry called the Pakistan Army here on Thursday as over a thousand enraged protesters attempted to enter Islamabad’s heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave in a bid to register their protest against a US-made anti-Islam film.
At least 11 people were injured as police fired live rounds and tear gas to break up a large crowd of over 1,000 students, many armed with clubs.
The enraged students clashed with law enforcement agencies, pelting them with stones. Several protestors were eventually able to sneak into the high security Red Zone.
SC disqualifies dual national lawmakers
Islamabad—The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that lawmakers holding dual nationalities were not eligible to hold any public offices and declared all such lawmakers as disqualified.
A three-judge bench led by the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had earlier reserved its ruling in the case relating to legislators holding dual nationality.
AG Irfan Qadir removed as prosecutor of Malik Riaz
Islamabad—The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Thursday detached the Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir as the prosecutor in a contempt of court case against real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain.
During hearing of contempt of court case against Malik Riaz, the SC also sought a list of senior lawyers from the registrar for the appointment of new prosecutor in the case.
It should be mentioned that the SC removed AG Irfan Qadir from the Malik Riaz contempt case due to his biased behaviour.
Hina meets Kerry, discusses war on terror
Washington—Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar met chairman of the influential Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator John Kerry and other members of the committee here on Thursday.
Sources said that Pak-US bilateral relations, war on terror, alleged hideouts of Haqqani network in NWA and release of Shakil Afridi were raised by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman.