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[20 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, on Thursday, was informed that the establishment division has suspended Gilgit-Baltistan Inspector General of Police Hussain Asghar from service for flouting orders of the bench hearing the 2010 hajj scam case.
During Thursday’s hearing, Attorney General Irfan Qadir produced the suspension notification of Asghar before a three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Qadir informed the bench that Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had been apprised of the court’s order regarding the G-B police chief upon which the premier ordered immediate action …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[20 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, on Thursday, was informed that the establishment division has suspended Gilgit-Baltistan Inspector General of Police Hussain Asghar from service for flouting orders of the bench hearing the 2010 hajj scam case.
During Thursday’s hearing, Attorney General Irfan Qadir produced the suspension notification of Asghar before a three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Qadir informed the bench that Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had been apprised of the court’s order regarding the G-B police chief upon which the premier ordered immediate action …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[19 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday again directed the government to suspend the appointment of Hussain Asghar as Gilgit-Baltistan Police inspector general over non-compliance of the apex court order.
A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, is hearing a suo motu case of corruption in arrangements for Hajj 2010.
During the hearing, the court asked Attorney General Irfan Qadir to suspend Hussain Asghar and bring it to the notice of Prime Minister Raja Pervez …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[19 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday again directed the government to suspend the appointment of Hussain Asghar as Gilgit-Baltistan Police inspector general over non-compliance of the apex court order.
A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, is hearing a suo motu case of corruption in arrangements for Hajj 2010.
During the hearing, the court asked Attorney General Irfan Qadir to suspend Hussain Asghar and bring it to the notice of Prime Minister Raja Pervez …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[18 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2012.
GILGIT: To travel on a chairlift across the remote valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) is not the safest option but the only one. Scores of people use the facility to cross rivers, even if it spells risk. Only two days back, eight people drowned in a river in Gaise valley, after the rope holding the chairlift snapped, while it was in the middle of the river. None of the bodies have been recovered so far.
“One cannot imagine how dangerous the journey on these chairlifts can be,” …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[18 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: Senior officials from Pakistan and India will meet this week to discuss confidence building measures that seek to remove hurdles in travel and trade across the Line of Control (LoC).
A foreign ministry spokesperson said that the meeting of the Pakistan-India Working Group on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs), regarding the longstanding Kashmir dispute, will be held in Islamabad on July 19.
The Pakistani delegation will be headed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General (South Asia) Zehra Akbari while the Indian side will be led by Ministry of External Affairs Joint …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[18 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

By Zeeshan Javaid in the Daily Times, July 18
ISLAMABAD: The federal government had decided not to file a lawsuit in the Permanent Court of Arbitration-International Court of Arbitration (PCA-ICA) in Hague regarding its concerns and grievances over the controversial 45MW Nimoo Bazgo hydroelectric power project, sources in the water sector informed Daily Times on Tuesday.
Regarding the 45MW controversial Nimoo Bazgo project on River Indus, Pakistani authorities were likely to lose the case before filing a lawsuit in the PCA-ICA to address the issue.
This development became mature after the recent secretary-level …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[18 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2012.
GILGIT: To travel on a chairlift across the remote valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) is not the safest option but the only one. Scores of people use the facility to cross rivers, even if it spells risk. Only two days back, eight people drowned in a river in Gaise valley, after the rope holding the chairlift snapped, while it was in the middle of the river. None of the bodies have been recovered so far.
“One cannot imagine how dangerous the journey on these chairlifts can be,” …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[18 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: Senior officials from Pakistan and India will meet this week to discuss confidence building measures that seek to remove hurdles in travel and trade across the Line of Control (LoC).
A foreign ministry spokesperson said that the meeting of the Pakistan-India Working Group on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs), regarding the longstanding Kashmir dispute, will be held in Islamabad on July 19.
The Pakistani delegation will be headed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General (South Asia) Zehra Akbari while the Indian side will be led by Ministry of External Affairs Joint …

Gilgit -Baltistan »

[18 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

By Zeeshan Javaid in the Daily Times, July 18
ISLAMABAD: The federal government had decided not to file a lawsuit in the Permanent Court of Arbitration-International Court of Arbitration (PCA-ICA) in Hague regarding its concerns and grievances over the controversial 45MW Nimoo Bazgo hydroelectric power project, sources in the water sector informed Daily Times on Tuesday.
Regarding the 45MW controversial Nimoo Bazgo project on River Indus, Pakistani authorities were likely to lose the case before filing a lawsuit in the PCA-ICA to address the issue.
This development became mature after the recent secretary-level …