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Justice Isa accuses ex-CJPs Nisar, Ahmed of disregarding merit when appointing SC judges

ISLAMABAD, MAY 28: Justice Qazi Faez Isa, in a letter addressed to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial, has accused former top judges Saqib Nisar and Gulzar Ahmed of deliberately disregarding merit in the appointment of Supreme Court (SC) judges, as he called for more transparency in the process. The letter, dated May 25 (Wednesday), was written by Justice Isa after “much reflection and … because legitimate concerns of quite a few members of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) continue to be ignored”. It added that barRead More

No negotiations with Imran amid threats, dictation: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday said the government will not negotiate with PTI Chairman Imran Khan until he “accepts defeat” and corrects his language and behaviour. Aurangzeb’s remarks came after Imran, in a press conference earlier in the day, said he was open to “every kind of negotiation” if it led to fair and transparent elections. The information minister, in her own press conference in Islamabad, was asked why the government had a problem accepting Imran’s offer. To this, she replied: “Let him (Imran) admit defeat first at least. HeRead More

PTI to move courts on violence against party workers, supporters: Imran

Peshawar, MAY 28: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said his party will move the supreme and high courts regarding the “violence” inflicted on the PTI workers and supporters by the government during its recent Azadi March to Islamabad. Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, Imran recalled the tear-gas shelling and other incidents of heavy handed tactics allegedly used during the march, which ended in abrupt fashion on Thursday after an intense buildup all through the previous day. He said the use of violence against his party’s “peaceful protest” willRead More

Turkish food and culture promoted in South Africa as part of Turkish cuisine week

Pretoria, MAY 28: The Turkish embassy in capital Pretoria has offered free breakfasts and meals to several South Africans who wish to taste Turkish traditional dishes as part of the Turkish Cuisine Week. First Counsellor Yekta Noyan said they have held a series of events promoting Turkish foods in different parts of Gauteng province (which includes Pretoria and Johannesburg). “Our Turkish Cuisine week started with offering Turkish Breakfast at the Ya Bana village. We fed 60 orphans and they were very excited,” Noyan told Anadolu Agency in an interview. Turkey has been promoting its local dishes in a series of events held acrossRead More

Ukrainian town of Lyman falls under full control of Russian forces – ministry

MOSCOW: Russia‘s defence ministry said on Saturday that the Ukrainian town of Lyman had fallen under the full control of Russian and Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine. The claim comes a day after pro-Russian separatists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said they had fully captured the town, a railway hub west of Sievierodonetsk. Ukraine said on Friday that Russia had captured most of Lyman but that its forces were blocking an advance to Sloviansk, a city a half-hour drive further southwest. Ukrainian and Russian forces had been fighting for Lyman for several days.

Film, Culture Policy 2018 revived to uplift industry: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD, MAY 28 /DNA/ – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday said that the Film and Culture Policy 2018 was revived to uplift the industry through multiple incentives. Marriyum made the announcement in a meeting with the delegation of Film Producers Association. She also informed them about the steps being taken by the government for the revival of the film industry. “Recommendations for the revival of industry would soon be formulated after consulting the stakeholders of film and culture sectors,” she said assuring the delegation that thoseRead More