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  • UN rules for treatment of prisoners renamed as ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’

    UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has amended and renamed its Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners — the Nelson Mandela Rules, a UN press statement said on Wednesday...

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the adoption of NM rules as “a great step forward” but also drew attention to three areas that could be strengthened from a human rights perspective...

  • COVER: The politics of land: Karachi: The Land Issue

    KARACHI is a city characterised by contestations over resources by a diverse set of formal and informal actors — land and water being the two sectors where this trend is the most prevalent...

    As a parallel economy, it has become more difficult to effectively document the interface between land, services, housing and the associated socio-political, economic and environmental undercurrents...

  • Missionary school land declared ‘state land’

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab education department has declared the land of the Government Christian High School for Boys, Raja Bazaar a ‘state land’ and has directed the district coordination officer to ensure that encroachments are removed from the area...

    It is being run by the Punjab government at present, which has failed to protect the school’s land from being encroached upon...

  • NAB retrieves 10,000 acres of usurped state land near Karachi from land mafia

    National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday claimed to have retrieved 10,000 acres of usurped state land off Superhighway near Karachi worth Rs75 billion, where some major housing schemes were launched in connivance with the revenue officials, Dawn has learnt...

    “In an investigation against revenue authorities on allegations of fake allotments of lands at Thana Boola Khan, Jamshoro, NAB has been successful in getting thousands of...

  • US rules out mediating between Pakistan, Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON: The United States has ruled out mediating between Pakistan and Afghanistan, saying that it wants the neighbouring countries to work through their differences bilaterally...

    At a Thursday afternoon news briefing, State Department spokesman John Kirby said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were quite capable of doing so because they had resolved their differences in the past as well...

  • Report rules out Pakistan-India nuclear war

    This is the conclusion of a report by a prestigious Washington think-tank, the Atlantic Council, which also rules out the possibility of a nuc­lear war between India and Pakistan...

    The experts argued that China, India and Pakistan, despite being enmeshed in a complex rivalry, “are stakeholders in the existing international order, and are committed to an open economic order and multilateral institutionalism”...

  • Pakistan rules out sharing nukes with Saudis, anyone else

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan ruled out sharing its nuclear weapons with Saudi Arabia, insisting Thursday that the atomic arsenal would continue serving solely for the country's national defence even as world powers and Iran near a possible nuclear agreement...

    Pakistan has long been among the world's greatest proliferation threats, having shared weapons technology with Iran, Libya and North Korea...

  • Pakistan rules out N-deal with S. Arabia

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday ruled out any nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia, saying that it supported objectives of non-proliferation as well as nuclear safety and security...

    “As a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan is fully aware of its responsibilities...

  • Restrictions on PET imports from Pakistan by EU violated rules: WTO

    KARACHI: The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on July 6 that the measures adopted by the European Commission agai­nst the import of Pakistan’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) — a chemical used in manufacturing mineral water bottles — violated the rules of the global trade body...

    The European Commission imposed a five per cent countervailing duty in 2010 on the import of PET from Pakistan in order to protect European producers... ...

  • Pakistan vs England: Infection rules Azhar out of first Test

    ABU DHABI: Pakistan suffered a blow before the first Test against England when team officials Sunday ruled out key batsman Azhar Ali because of an infected foot...

    Since making his debut against Australia at Lord's in Pakistan's neutral-venue Test in 2010, Ali has featured in 44 Tests and scored 3,393 runs...

  • WTO chief advises Pakistan to devise business-friendly border rules

    ISLAMABAD: At a time when each province is bargaining to secure a larger share in the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo has cautioned that Pakistan can only reap benefits from the physical infrastructure by enacting efficient business-friendly rules, regulations and procedures at the borders...

    “It does not help to have the physical infrastructure if...

  • 1999 squad rules Warne’s ‘best Pakistan team’

    Was the 1999 World Cup squad Pakistan's best ever?While the question may be open to debate, it seems Australian great Shane Warne has made his mind up for 9 out of 11 players in his 'best Pakistan squad over the last 25 years' are from Wasim Akram's 1999 squad...

    Nine out of 11 players from Pakistan's 1999 World Cup side made the cut in Warne's team...

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