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SC removes Marriyum Aurangzeb from PEMRA chairperson selection body

Ahmed Waleed & Shehzad Ali The Supreme Court removed State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb from a committee that selects the PEMRA chairperson on Monday. “She is very busy giving statements to the media,” said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heading the three-member bench, while hearing the media commission case. “What does the information minister have to…

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SC orders for removal of all road barriers in Lahore

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif appeared before the Supreme Court Lahore Registry in Clean Water Case on Sunday. Chief Justice, Mian Saqib Nisar headed the three member bench. Shahbaz Sharif presented his government’s position on the issue. He told the court the government completed several public welfare projects in the province. Shahbaz Sharif…

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Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments, reported Reuters. The new policy affects videos that feature people and groups that…

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Video: Sheikh Rashid wants removal, treason trial of AJK Prime Minister

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider should be removed from his office and tried for treason over his recent remarks about Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan.

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Merkel urges unified approach to Iran sanction removal

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged countries which imposed sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme to keep a unified approach to removing them, following Russia's decision to prepare to deliver missile systems to the Islamic Republic. Welcoming this month's agreement with world powers including Russia to curb Iran's nuclear programme, Merkel said…

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Hamas hails EU court removal from terror list

GAZA: Hamas on Wednesday hailed a European court decision to remove the Palestinian group from the EU's terrorism blacklist, describing the move as a “victory”. “This is a victory for the Palestinian question and for the rights of our people,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum told AFP. “We thank the European court for this positive decision…

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Qadri withdraws demand for parliament dissolution

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr. Tahirul Qadri Saturday backed out of his demand for the parliament dissolution, saying that he is ready to give the parliament one more month. “But the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must step down,” Qadri added while addressing the sit-in participants in Islamabad. He directed his workers staging sit-in…

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LHC orders removal of all containers

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered removal of all containers blocking key roads and thoroughfares in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. On an application filed by President District Bar Raja Nasir Mahmood, the bench observed free movement is the right of every citizen of Pakistan. The bench said…

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SC directs removal of hurdles on Constitutional Avenue

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court has directed government and lawyers of protesting parties to vacate roads leading to the Parliament House and the Supreme Court by Thursday morning, SAMAA reported Wednesday. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, has directed PTI counsel Hamid Khan, PAT counsel Ali Zafar and Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt to make efforts to…

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LHC orders removal of containers in Punjab

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Wednesday ordered removal of all the containers placed across Punjab province ahead of anti-government marches scheduled tomorrow. Admitting a petition for hearing seeking removal of containers from Punjab province, the full-bench of the Lahore High Court ruled that the government failed to provide any legal justification for hosting the…

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Zaka Ashraf’s removal challenged in Islamabad High Court

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf’s removal was challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC) today (Tuesday) by Multan Regional Cricket Association, SAMAA reported.PM Nawaz, the chief patron of PCB, dismissed the country's cricket board on Monday and appointed an ad-hoc committee to run the sport, replacing the Zaka Ashraf-led Governing Board.Today, a…

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Removal of elected PCB chief is like a martial law: Ashraf

Staff ReportLAHORE: The first-ever democratically elected PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf described his removal as an undemocratic step of the democratic government. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Zaka Ashraf said that he would challenge the legality of a committee formed in his absence. “It is not a good decision for Pakistan’s cricket and fans,”…

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Maulana Fazl seeks removal of obstacles facing peace talks

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam F (JUI-F) head Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Saturday called for steps to remove obstacles ahead of peace talks between a government-formed committee and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).Speaking to reporters here, Rehman said that tribal traditions also needed to be understood regarding talks.To a question about conflicting views of committee’s members, he stressed…

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BB murder case prosecutor threats to quit over security removal

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Chauhdry Azhar, FIA’s prosecutor in many key cases, has threatened to quit legal assistance in BB murder trial against Pervez Musharraf, if his removed security will not be reinstated, SAMAA reports.Home Ministry has removed security of prosecutor Azhar, FIA’s legal aide in Mumbai Attack and BB murder trials, for no apparent cause.“If security…

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Sethi rules out Misbah’s removal from captaincy

Staff ReportLAHORE: Najam Sethi, Acting Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board, has ruled out removal of Misbah-ul-Haq from captaincy while questioning his replacement, SAMAA reports.“We do not have any replacement for Misbah. If he is removed then who will lead the team?” Sethi told reports during launching ceremony of logo for upcoming series against South Africa.He…

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Karachi: Court orders removal of barriers outside CM House, consulates

Staff ReportKARACHI: Sindh High Court has ordered police to remove barriers and hurdles placed on main roads outside the Chief Minister House and different consulates in Karachi, SAMAA reported.The SHC issued its brief orders on a petition filed by a citizen, stating that various busy roads have been blocked by the authorities under the pretext…

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SC to hear review petition against removal of NAB Chairman on July 23

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Supreme Court will hear a review petition against its verdict on removal of former Nab Chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bukhari on July 22, SAMAA reports.A five-member bench of the Supreme Court has been formed under Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jeelani to hear the petition on July 23.Former NAB Chairman Fasih Bukhari’s counsel, Sardar Latif…

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Mursi removal fuels Sinai Islamist militancy

CAIRO/ISMAILIA, Egypt: Within hours of Egypt's elected president being overthrown this month, militant fellow Islamists in the Sinai peninsula were talking of making war on Cairo's security forces.Scarcely had a video surfaced on YouTube of hundreds of men chanting “No to peace!”, than police and troops were attacked in El Arish and other North Sinai…

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NAB chief challenges SC decision on his removal

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari on Friday challenged Supreme Court’s decision of voiding his appointment, SAMAA reported.On Tuesday, the apex court declared null and void the appointment of NAB chief who was appointed in October 2012.A five-member bench, headed by Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani, had delivered its short verdict,…

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JUI (F) chief seeks removal of KPK governor on rigging fears

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of his faction of Jamait-e-Ulema Islam (JUI-F), on Thursday has demand removal of Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before the May 11 elections, SAMAA reports.The demand was made in a letter, written by Maulana, addressed to the Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim.In his letter, he alleged that President Asif Ali…

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Sindh opposition alliance seeks removal of political governor

Staff ReportKARACHI: An alliance of opposition parties in Sindh called for the removal of political governors and holding of elections in the supervision of army and judiciary. Ten parties, who are part of the alliance, gathered at the residence of PML-F MNA Haji Fida Bux Rajar today to discuss a strategy for the upcoming elections….

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