Monthly Archive:: October 2019

Turkey condemns French bill targeting Muslim women

The Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a law that prohibits Muslim women from wearing the headscarf in France while accompanying their children during school trips. In a statement released on Thursday, the ministry warned French officials that the ban could ignite discrimination against …

RSF assails curbs on news anchors

ISLAMABAD: A journalism watchdog has condemned a “draconian” decision by Pakistani authorities ordering news anchors not to express their opinions on air. The statement by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), released late on Tuesday, came after Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) sent the directive …

Court summons Mansehra DC over JUI-F leader’s arrest

MANSEHRA: The Peshawar High Court’s Abbottabad Circuit Bunch has summoned the deputy commissioner of Mansehra district today (Thursday) over the arrest of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl leader Mufti Kifayatullah under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) Ordinance. JUI-F district information secretary …

Dissolution of PMDC through ordinance challenged in IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday admitted for regular hearing a petition against dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The court issued notices to the secretaries to the president, cabinet division and law and health ministries, chief commissioner, …

Judge hearing video scandal case transferred

ISLAMABAD: The registrar office of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday replaced the Prevention of Electronic Crimes judge hearing video scandal of former accountability court judge Mohammad Arshad Malik and appointed him as district and sessions judge (DSJ) West Islamabad. DSJ …

Firm interested to buy stake in Fauji Meat

KARACHI: Fauji Fertiliser Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL) has been approached by a potential acquirer that has expressed its intention to enter into negotiations with the company for the acquisition of majority voting shares in Fauji Meat Limited (FML), the company informed the …