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  • Prof Mutahir: a life of constant struggle

    KARACHI: “Honest and humble to the core, Prof Mutahir was an institution unto himself...

    However Prof Mutahir not only saved him from students, who were angry over the student’s excess, but also stopped the university administration from rusticating him...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • Mumtaz Qadri submits appeal against death sentence in Supreme Court

    ISLAMABAD: The counsel for Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court against his death sentence...

    The convict's lawyer maintained that the Islamabad High Court's ruling of a death sentence for Qadri is not in accordance with the law and constitution of Pakistan as the murder was caused by 'provocation'...

  • Another chehlum for Mumtaz Qadri

    ISLAMABAD: The capital administration and police have approached the family of Mumtaz Qadri after reports that his relatives and villagers were also planning to hold his chehlum on April 10...

    Qadri was hanged in the Adiala Jail of Rawalpindi on February 29 this year for assassinating former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer in 2011...

  • Qadri returns from London: ‘Metro leaks’ to end politics of Shahbaz

    LAHORE: The chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Tahirul Qadri, arrived here on Thursday morning from London, promising to continue his struggle for justice for those killed in Model Town during a police operation in June 2014...

    Mr Qadri, who keeps popping in and out of the country, this time returned after a 10-day foreign tour and, according to party sources, will have a longer stay here “till Justice Baqar Najfi’s report is made...

  • Qadri to come back next month

    LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri said on Wednesday he would return to the country next month to take part in his party’s struggle for getting justice in the Model Town incident in which the Punjab police allegedly killed 14 workers in June last year...

    We have taken to the street to get justice as the protest has been under way in 40 cities,” Dr Qadri told a news conference through a video link here on...

  • Top court accepts Mumtaz Qadri petition challenging death sentence

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted for hearing a petition filed by Mumtaz Qadri — the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer — challenging the Islamabad High Court's decision to hand him the death sentence...

    The hearing today included appeals by the counsel of the self-confessed killer to reduce Qadri's penalty as well as reject the government's plea to include the Anti-Terrorism Act in Taseer's murder case... ...

  • SC adjourns hearing of Mumtaz Qadri appeal against death sentence

    ISLAMABAD: A two-member bench at the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing pertaining to an appeal by Mumtaz Qadri — the killer of former Punjab governor Salman Taseer — against his death penalty, directing the government to submit their appeal as well...

    The two-member bench has summoned an application from the government regarding the Islamabad High Court's decision to cancel Qadri's death penalty under section seven of the...

  • SC allows govt to resubmit amended appeal against IHC verdict on Qadri plea

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court allowed the federal government on Monday to resubmit an amended appeal against the March 9 judgment of the Islamabad High Court accepting Mumtaz Qadri’s plea to annul a provision of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA)...

    A two-judge SC bench headed by Justice Dost Mohammad Khan decided to jointly take up the appeals of the federal government as well as Mumtaz Qadri, who has been sentenced to death for killing...

  • Qadri vows to take Sharifs to task for Model Town incident

    In an effort to "request" the Lahore High Court (LHC) to make the Najfi commission report on the 2014 Model Town tragedy public, the families of the victims — on Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chairman Tahirul Qadri's call — staged a sit-in on Lahore's Mall Road on Wednesday...

    Along with Qadri, the protesters were joined by Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Fawad Chaudhry and Firdous Ashiq Awan... ...

  • Tahirul Qadri returns to Pakistan, 'seeks justice' for 2014 Model Town incident victims

    Prominent cleric and head of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahirul Qadri, on his return to Pakistan on Tuesday, said that he had come back to seek justice for the victims of the 2014 Model Town incident and their families...

    Addressing the media at Lahore airport, Qadri said that he had not expected the Supreme Court's verdict in the Panamagate case that disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif under Article 62 of the...

  • Campaigning for NA-4 seat, JI chief extols Mumtaz Qadri's 'heroism'

    Speaking at a Khatm-i-Nabuwwat Conference in Peshawar on Wednesday and campaigning for the NA-4 seat at the same time, the emir of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq, criticised his opponents in the upcoming NA-4 by-poll for not praying at Mumtaz Qadri's funeral as he did...

    Qadri, a former commando of Punjab police’s Elite Force, was sentenced to death by an Anti-Terrorism Court in October 2011 for assassinating former Punjab...

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