Muhammad Azeem

Why Musharraf alone?

FORMER president Pervez Musharraf resigned from the presidency on Aug 18, 2008. Published 14 Apr, 2013 08:48am

Punjab: Disowning the owning and owning the disowning!

The Punjabi elites, when the question of distribution of national resources and allotment of quota in the services (both civil and military) comes up, become thoroughbred Punjabis albeit in a hushed manner to claim the largest chunk of the national pie wi Published 12 Apr, 2013 05:12am

Islamists storm Tunisian school after bar on veiled student

TUNIS: Radical Muslims burst into a Tunisian school on Wednesday and assaulted its chief after he barred entry to a teenage girl wearing a face veil, or niqab, teachers said, an incident that underlined rising Islamist-secularist tensions. Published 11 Apr, 2013 07:24am

Syrian opposition appeals to Kerry for weapons

LONDON, April 10: Syrian opposition leaders renewed their appeals for arms at a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, but a top jihadist group’s pledge of loyalty to Al Qaeda deepened western concerns that weapons could fall into the Published 11 Apr, 2013 05:15am

Malaysia election set for May 5

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Wednesday announced a general election for May 5, setting a long-awaited date for polls tipped to be the closest ever as the long-ruling government tries to hold off a surging opposition. Published 11 Apr, 2013 05:13am

Ambitious targets in PTI’s election manifesto

ISLAMABAD, April 9: With promises to put the country on a fast-track development in 100 days and curb corruption in 90 days, Pakistan Teheek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan unveiled his party’s election manifesto for the general elections here on Tuesday. Published 10 Apr, 2013 07:36am

Tax officials take to street

LAHORE, April 9: Tax department officials took to the streets across the country on Tuesday to press the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) high-ups for representation in the management of the employees’ foundation. Published 10 Apr, 2013 05:08am

Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya’s president

NAIROBI (Kenya), April 9: Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as Kenya’s fourth president on Tuesday to thunderous cheers from tens of thousands of supporters, despite facing trial on charges of crimes against humanity. Published 10 Apr, 2013 05:06am

Candidates cleared for reserved seats

LAHORE, April 9: After scrutiny of papers, the Election Commission (Punjab) on Tuesday issued a list of candidates for National Assembly on women reserved seats and reserved seats for non-Muslims. Published 10 Apr, 2013 05:06am

Iraq quietly marks decade since fall of Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Iraq on Tuesday quietly marked a decade since US-led forces took control of Baghdad, sealing the ouster of Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime, but the country remains plagued by attacks and mired in crises. Published 10 Apr, 2013 05:04am

Company news

KARACHI, April 9: HBL has joined hands with Metro-Habib Cash & Carry to provide customised end-to-end technology driven banking solutions, a press release said. Published 10 Apr, 2013 05:03am

More of the same

LAST year, former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf declared 2013 as the year of the rights of the child in Pakistan. Published 09 Apr, 2013 05:20am

Implementation of PTA with Indonesia urged

KARACHI, April 8: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President Mohammad Haroon Agar has asked the Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan, Burhan Mohammad, to help expedite enforcement/ implementation of Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between Published 09 Apr, 2013 05:18am

China, Australia to allow direct currency trade

SHANGHAI, April 8: China and Australia will begin direct conversion of their currencies in a sign of growing business links, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Monday on an official visit. Published 09 Apr, 2013 05:17am