[Pak Daily Times] The police have placed in durance vile Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! eleven outlaws from various areas of the city and recovered a stolen car, cycle of violence, weapons and gold ornament from their possession.
According to police front man, Golra Police Station's Sub-Inspector Fayyaz Khan arrested a thief identified as Yaseen and recovered gold ornaments from him. Margalla Police Station's Sub-Inspector Abdul Jabbar and ASI Abdul Hafeez nabbed two menfor their involvement in decanting gas into cylinders illegally. Women Police Station's ASI Asif Khan nabbed a man and recovered three wine bottles from him. Industrial area Police Station's ASI Habib Ullah arrested a suspect and recovered a stolen car from him.
CIA Police Sub-Inspector Shams Akbar and ASI Darya Khan arrested two men, and recovered two 30-bore pistols from them. Bani Gala Police Station's Sub-Inspector Abdul Sattar arrested the accused in a property dispute.
The accused decamped after seeing the police team and left their weapons on the spot. Police impounded Kalashnikov, one 12-bore, one 9MM pistol and 76 cartridges. Sihala Police Station's ASI Aurangzeb arrested a suspect and recovered one 30-bore pistol from him. Sabzi Mandi Police Station's ASI Fayyaz akbar apprehended Darya Khan and recovered a stolen motorbike from him. He also arrested another man for having one 30-bore pistol. Loi Bher Police Station's Sub-Inspector Muhammad Ishaq arrested a thief Naeem Hassan and recovered stolen items from him. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons. inp
[Al Ahram] In order to reduce state budget deficit to 9.6% of GDP in compliance with IMF loan conditions, govt plans to raise taxes and cut fuel subsidies -- both of which are likely to impact Egyptians' daily expenses
[BETA.DAWN] Chief of the Pakistain Moslem League - Nawaz (PML-N), Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif ... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf... , formally announced on Thursday the nomination of his younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif, as chief minister of Punjab, DawnNews reported.
A parliamentary committee would finalise the nomination before the commencement of the Punjab Assembly session which has been summoned for May 29.
If elected, it would be Shahbaz's third term as chief minister of the province.
The Pakistain Moslem League - Nawaz (PML-N) is leading in the provincial assembly with a two-third majority.
[Dawn] Shan Masih, a resident of Dawood Nagar, was passing through the Main Bazaar's Street No 7 (Bilal Town) by his cycle of violence when an kaboom took place. Critically injured, Shan was taken to the District Headquarters Hospital where he died.
City Police Officer Raja Riffat Mukhtar told a presser on Wednesday that the police had constituted different teams to ascertain the facts of the blast. He said during overnight raids the police placed in durance vile Please don't kill me! Sheraz of Dawood Nagar and Sohail Sarfraz of Warispura.
He said the arrested men revealed that three days ago they had talked to Qaiser, a priest of Bilal Town, and demanded Rs1 million ransom.
The suspects, he said, claimed themselves to be activists of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi ... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ... . He said they also threatened Qasier with blowing up his house if he failed to pay ransom.
The three boys were carrying some kaboom to Qaiser's house by two cycle of violences when an kaboom took place, claiming Shan's life.
The CPO said the search operation was carried out at different places, which led to the arrest of Sheraz and Sohail.
[Pak Daily Times] Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf ...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations.... (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan ... aka Taliban Khan, who isn't your heaviest-duty thinker, maybe not even among the top five... left hospital on Wednesday, two weeks after getting injured in a fall at a rally for the general election.
The 60-year-old politician was ordered to remain immobile in bed after he fractured vertebrae and a rib in a dramatic tumble from a hoist lifting him to a stage just days before the May 11 general election. Khwaja Nazir, a front man for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, where Imran was being treated, told AFP that he had been discharged on Wednesday and returned to his home in the city. "He would stay in his Lahore home for three days and then would be shifted to his home in Islamabad," Nazir said. "Doctors have advised him rest, for two more weeks."
On Tuesday Imran took his first steps since the injury and a video on the hospital's Facebook page on Wednesday showed him walking gingerly but unaided from his third-floor room to the exit. According to the hospital front man, Imran Khan walked from his room on the third floor of the hospital to the exit on the ground floor. He added that Imran will continue to receive regular physiotherapy and will need to wear a spinal support for some weeks to come. The PTI chairman will gradually increase physical activity over the next few weeks with a return to his full functional capacity expected in approximately six to eight weeks, he said.
[Pak Daily Times] All the unnecessary ministries in the centre will be abolished after June 3, Pakistain Moslem League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Malik Rafiq Rajwana told the Senate Standing Committee on National Regulations & Services on Wednesday.
The National Regulations & Services (NRS) should be the first one to be eliminated, Muttahida Qaumi Movement ...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead... (MQM)'s Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan said in the committee, chaired by PML-N Senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah at Parliament House.
It may be recalled that NRS was created after 18th constitutional amendment when various subjects were devolved to the provinces.
The committee held its meeting to review the affairs related to policy on revision of drug prices in the country. Abdul Haseeb Khan pointed out that bureaucracy has been deceiving the parliamentarians on drug prices and parliamentarians are being defamed for their misdeeds.
"This committee directed the officials to fix the drug prices but they committed massive corruption by using the name of parliamentarians in this regard," Khan told the committee.
He said if the recommendations of the committee were acted upon, the poor people would not have been compelled to spend Rs.20 billion on excessive prices of drugs.
The committee was told that the concerned ministry could not devise a formula to revise the drug prices and could not even constitute policy board on it as per the constitution.
The policy board is comprised of technocrats and technical people but it has been filled with the blue-eyed boys by flouting the relevant rules and procedures, MQM's senator informed the committee.
It was pointed out that there are 450 drug manufacturing companies operating in the country and out of these 200 are carrying out operations with the support of bureaucracy.
Committee members also expressed annoyance over conduct of Pakistain Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association chairman for writing letter to Chairman Senate Nayyer Hussain Bokhari that Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan got the prices of drugs raised for his personal interests. Committee decided to move a privilege motion against Chairman of PPMA for his misconduct.
Secretary Ministry National Regulations & Services clarified that Abdul Haseeb Khan never used his influence to raise the drug prices.
He told the committee the cases of 37 companies which jacked up the prices of drugs are under investigation by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Senators Farah Aqil, Almas Perveen, Farhat Abbas, Suriya Ameeruddin, Khalida Perveen, Rafiq Rajwana, Heman Das, Dr. Karim Khawja and officials of NRS ministry attended the meeting.