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  • Without undue delay

    ON July 22, the Supreme Court admitted Aasia Bibi’s appeal against her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code...

    This is the truth of how the blasphemy law operates in Pakistan: the accused have to suffer prolonged periods of pretrial detention as they wait for their case to be heard, which in some instances is followed by years in death row cells before their appeals are decided... ...

  • No undue protocol for VIPs in KP

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Saturday notified it was abandoning undue and extra protocol for VIPs throughout the province...

    The notification issued from establishment department stated that the government of KP was pleased to abandon with immediate effect undue and extra protocol, unnecessary security routing, traffic restrictions and blocking of public roads during VVIPs and VIP visits throughout the province to...

  • Habibabad flyover – a story of undue haste

    The Rs831 million bridge, a project of the National Highways Authority (NHA), over the railway line near Adhan village was assigned to a contractor of the Frontier Works Organisation in a BOT (build-operate-transfer) contract...

    A technical adviser told Dawn on the condition of anonymity that the substandard work on the flyover was the outcome of undue haste to complete the structure in a minimum time...

  • Rickshaw drivers rap ‘undue challans’

    The protesting drivers, along with their rickshaws, gathered at Lorri Adda on the call of Pakistan Awami Rickshaw Union...

    They blocked the road for traffic and chanted slogans against the LTC and traffic police authorities demanding withdrawal of undue challaning and purchi fee at the railway station and different hospitals...

  • Pakistan seeks bigger Saarc to counter India’s influence

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan is exploring the possibility of creating a greater South Asian economic alliance to counter India’s controlling hold on the eight-member South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), diplomatic observers say...

    A parliamentary delegation from Pakistan, which is now in New York, pitched this idea during its five-day visit to Washington last week...

  • Pakistan fears Indian influence in Afghanistan, say US spy chiefs

    WASHINGTON: The US intelligence community, in a rare acknowledgement of Pakistan’s concerns, has informed Congress that Islama­bad does not want heavy Indian influence in Afghanistan and will likely turn to China to offset New Delhi’s sway on its western borders...

    The discussion on Pakistan’s interests in Afghanistan was part of a recent congressional hearing on the Afghan war and is linked to a general debate in Washington on the...

  • Pakistan has some influence over Taliban, but no control: Sartaj

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan has some influence on the Taliban but it had no control over them, reported Radio Pakistan...

    Speaking to Meher Abbasi in an interview on DawnNews, Aziz said it was up to the Afghan government to resume talks with Taliban and that Pakistan's job was only to facilitate the talks...

  • Pakistan underlines its influence on Afghan Taliban

    WASHINGTON: Pakis­tani officials publicly highlighted their influence on the Afghan Taliban leadership in the US capital this week, underlining the importance of their country’s role in promoting the Afghan reconciliation process...

    Yet, Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, who led a Pakistani delegation at the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue in Washington this week, surprised many by this public acknowledgment of a presence that...

  • Pakistan slipping out of US influence, say intelligence agencies

    WASHINGTON: Seventeen US intelligence agencies have warned Congress that Pakistan will continue to slip out of America’s influence and into China’s orbit in 2019, and will become a threat to Washington’s interests in the South Asian region...

    PakistanIn their report on Pakistan, the agencies warned that the country will continue to threaten US interests by “deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties to militants,...

  • Pakistan FDI seen surging, but some Western investors fret over Chinese influence

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expects net foreign direct investment (FDI) to jump about 60 per cent in 2017-18, the chairman of Pakistan’s Board of Investment (BoI) said, but some Western investors appear to be put off by China’s growing influence in the South Asian nation...

    Chinese companies are building roads, power stations and a deep-water port in Pakistan after Beijing offered more than $50 billion in funding for Pakistani infrastructure...

  • Senate seeks strict punishment for people disturbing public order while under the influence

    The Senate on Monday approved the Criminal Laws Amendment Bill 2017, which seeks an increase in the punishment for those arrested for inciting disturbances in public spaces while under the influence, DawnNews reported...

    The proposed legislation suggests that those creating a law and order situation while under the influence will be held in captivity for a period ranging anywhere from 48 hours to a week...

  • Indian PM Modi to visit Vietnam, China with oil and expanding SE Asia influence in mind

    KOLKATA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will divide the next four days beginning Friday in Vietnam and China — two socialist nations embroiled in drilling disputes in the South China Sea — in a bid to increase India’s presence South East Asia...

    The visit will be Modi’s first to the region after a cabinet meeting headed by him on Wednesday ratified an Indian Rs5,000 million (about $75m) fund for what his government said would...
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