Fuel price hike draws protest

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday boycotted the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) amid countrywide resentment over sharp hike in oil products and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) prices.

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Send president immunity matter to parliament: PM

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has again refused to write a letter to the Swiss authorities against President Asif Ali Zardari for reopening moneylaundering cases and urged the Supreme Court to refer the issue of presidential immunity to the parliament.

Top court to indict Pakistan PM Gilani

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Supreme Court decided on Thursday to charge Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani with contempt for his failure to reopen a case of money-laundering against President Asif Ali Zardari. The court summoned the prime minister on February 13 for formal indictment.

Car-bombing in Pakistan’s Quetta kills at least 8

QUETTA, Pakistan - A bomber remotely detonated an explosive-laden car outside the home of a Pakistani former minister, killing at least eight people and wounding 30, police officials in the city of Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, said on Friday.

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HE ONCE tormented adversaries with pace and movement across the twenty-two yards. Pakistan’s captain cool always dug in when his team needed it. The man was a leader of the lads who brought home cricket’s biggest prize in 1992, and perhaps its greatest moment after independence.

PML-Q’s dissidents lining up to join PTI

ISLAMABAD - A group of about two dozen former ministers and dissidents belonging to the country’s major political parties, mostly from the Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q), is negotiating terms with cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan for formally joining his Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) or to have an electoral alliance with it.

Rental power plants violated contracts: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD — The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has questioned the release of mobilisation funds to the rental power plants (RPPs), given that the companies failed to meet their contractual obligation to import machinery.

Tsunami sweeping Pak politics: Imran

DUBAI — There’s a tsunami sweeping Pakistan’s politics, which should rid itself of the taint of corruption and foreign influence, said Imran Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party (PTI) and one of cricket’s greatest all-rounders.

Graft case: DG FIA tenders resignation in top court

ISLAMABAD— Under severe censure for defying courts with government blessing, the Director-General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Tehsin Anwar Shah finally tendered his resignation in the Supreme Court on Wednesday during the hearing of the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam case.