Lawyers recount tales of police ‘chivalry’
Ch Nisar’s statement draws black coats’ ire
Zubair QureshiIslamabad—Lawyers community of Islamabad Friday took strong exception to Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan’s statement in which he had claimed that an Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) of Islamabad courts was hit not by terrorists by his own guard’s bullets.
Addressing a press conference at the National Press Club, office-bearers of the Federal Capital’s District and IHC Bars termed the Interior Minister’s statement a pack of lies and an attempt to rescue the IG and SSP of Islamabad Police. “We reject the statement of the Minister and demand strict action against the IG Police Sikandar Hayat and SSP Dr Rizwan,” said Mohsin Akhtar Kiani President of the Islamabad High Court and Naseer Ahmed Kiani President of the District Bar Islamabad. They were accompanied by the senior lawyers and office-bearers of their respective cabinets.
International Women’s Day
Perseverance of conflict-hit women from FATA, KP recognized
Zubair QureshiIslamabad—The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Friday recognized bravery and perseverance of the women from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) who despite losses remained determined to continue struggle and lived a normal life for themselves and their families.
IHC stays appointment of new MD APP
City ReporterIslamabad—Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Friday issued stay order against the appointment of new Managing Director (MD) of Associated Press of Pakistan (APP). Justice Nurul Haq Qureshi on the application of two senior journalists of the premier news agency, issued notices to the federation, Secretary Information and relevant officers of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage and ordered that till the verdict of the court, final decision on appointment of the new Managing Director would not be taken.
IWD at French Embassy
French Ambassador praises Pak women for their courage
Liaqat ToorIslamabad—The Ambassador of France, Philippe Thiébaud on Friday praised the courage and the continuous efforts of the women and men working in Pakistan to protect women’s rights, campaign for new laws and creating awareness on violence against women.
Speaking at a reception held in the premises of the embassy to celebrate International Women’s Day, the Ambassador stressed the need for promoting education and skill development of women and reiterated the French Embassy’s commitment in the Northern region of Pakistan where vocational training centres are being developed in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation.
New hemophilia drugs aim to simplify treatmentHEMOPHILIA patient Travis Roop is shown during his 2012 visit to Zion National Park in Utah, in this photo released to Reuters on February 26, 2014. For Roop, being able to get life-saving infusions of a blood clotting agent every two weeks, instead of rushing to treat a bleeding episode, meant he could jog for the first time.
Khadija Mushtaq: A woman of substance, an Icon for youth
Staff ReporterIslamabad—Khadija Mushtaq (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) CEO Roots Ivy International Schools and Executive Director Roots School System/College International, DHA1 campus Islamabad is the most inspirational mentor, academic counselor and an icon for the youth of Pakistan.
An Educationist by profession, this dynamic young woman has broken the taboos of our society, where women are prohibited and discouraged to put forward a point of view and has empowered the young generation in the northern region of Pakistan towards a prosperous future.
Japan bolsters polio eradication with Rs400m grant
City ReporterIslamabad—The Government of Japan and UNICEF will boost up the global eradication effort in one of the last strongholds of polio virus in the world.
The grant given here Friday after agreement between the Japanese Government and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), will be used to procure the oral polio vaccine, cold chain equipment and capacity building programmes throughout 2014. The Japanese Government will disburse 389 million Japanese Yen (equivalent to US$ 3.7 million or Rs. 400 million) to UNICEF immediately.
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