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NA panel clears changes to civil procedure code

NA panel clears changes to civil procedure code ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s standing committee on law and justice on Wednesday cleared the civil procedure code (CPC) amendment bill to substantially reduce time for disposal of civil cases. The NA committee considered “The Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (Government …

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Karachi mayor, PSP chief trade charges of corruption

Karachi mayor, PSP chief trade charges of corruption KARACHI: Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday engaged in a war of words over the state of affairs in the metropolis with both sides trading serious allegations against each other. In the morning, the …

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OIC asks India to immediately lift Kashmir curfew

ISLAMABAD: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has asked India to immediately lift the 12-day curfew in occupied Kashmir that has paralysed life across the valley. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi revealed the OIC decision in a video message. “It is another diplomatic achievement for Pakistan that the OIC has …

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UNSC Kashmir moot gives lie to Indian claim

UNITED NATIONS: For the first time since 1965, the UN Security Council (UNSC) held a meeting exclusively on occupied Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, nullifying India’s claim that this was an internal matter. Although the council did not agree on a statement, China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun summed up the …

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Three Pakistani soldiers martyred as ‘Indian Army increases firing along LOC’: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Three Pakistani soldiers were martyred as the “Indian Army increases firing along LOC”, the director-general of Pakistan Army’s military wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said Thursday. “3 Pakistani soldiers embraced shahadat. Pakistan Army responded effectively,” Maj Gen Ghafoor added. In retaliatory gunfire, Pakistan Army killed five Indian soldiers, injured …

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Saami Brothers perform Qawwali in London

LONDON: Karachi’s famous Qawwals ‘The Saami Brothers’ performed to a full house at their first public performance here in London. Fresh from their performance at this year’s WOMAD festival, the Saami Brothers performed to a full house amongst the historic vaults and arches of St Ethelburga’s – a church in …

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