Monday, February 14, 2011

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan released

New Delhi: Pakistani signer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been released, 28 hours after he was detained at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport with a huge amount of foreign currency in cash.

FIA summons PM son Abdul Qadir Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued summons of Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in Hajj corruption scandal, Geo News reported on Monday.

FIA sources revealed that Abdul Qadir Gilani had been asked for recording his statement in Hajj scandal but he failed to appear, resulting his summons have been issued.

Mera Valentine – Javed Chaudhry

Couples Beaten By Police on Valentine Day

With diplomatic passport, Davis deserves immunity: Fauzia

ISLAMABAD - PPP Information Secretary MNA Fauzia Wahab has said Raymond Davis enjoys immunity if he holds a diplomatic passport. “We understand international and ground realities. Davis had diplomatic passport and whosoever has diplomatic passport enjoys the diplomatic immunity

10 things I hate about Valentine’s day

God help you if you’re single on the love-fest that is V-day. Souls sated with love, trying to impress unattached people with their wonderful relationships should be incinerated and their remains flushed down the toilet!

Baba Fouka On E TECh

Buy the damn rose!

Forget intellectualism, definitions of love, and commercial exploitation. Just buy the damn rose!
KARACHI: That time of year when the city is awash with red. Not as ominous at it sounds, or on second thoughts, perhaps it is: Valentine’s day is coming.

Dressing up for love

Designers prepare to catch up by producing exclusive collections that are in line for the season of love. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Public beating for selling or buying roses on Valentines Day

Public opinion overwhelmingly leans towards a ban on the Valentines Day.
JHAWARIAN: An informal survey by media reporters and the district administration revealed that a vast majority of residents condemned Valentines Day celebrations in the area. Several administrators and clerics have threatened public floggings for anyone seen selling or purchasing a red rose on February 14.

World Cup 2011: The batsmen must click

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The way Misbahul Haq batted in New Zealand should be a lesson to all our batsmen.
With the World Cup taking place in the subcontinent, batting will play a key part inhow Pakistan fares in the event.
The duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad performed reasonably well in New Zealand. Shehzad is quite raw and inexperienced but remains talented and has an array of strokes at his disposal. However, whether he stands tall to pressure at the biggest stage in world cricket remains to be seen. If he manages a big innings early in the tournament, I believe he should have a good World Cup.

Valentine gifts for Mumtaz Qadri

A Pakistani policeman receives flowers and cards from students for detained self-confessed killer Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri outside the Adiyala prison in Rawalpindi on February 14, 2011. PHOTO: AFP

Should Muslims celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day should become just another excuse to spread the love that Islam encourages.
The internet has been inundated with emails, Facebook posts and videos encouraging people to boycott Valentine’s Dayand claiming that Islam prohibits the holiday.
One video made by a group of young boys quotes historical references to prove that V-Day is un-Islamic. I received a text message that said “Speak against the kuffar and boycott Valentine’s Day!”
A student in one of the classes that I teach said:
“Celebrating Valentine’s Day is gunnah.
While another said:
“Do you know the Americans came up with this event to mess with us? They’re trying to take Muslims away from their faith by showing them such celebrations.”

NBP sacks spot-fixing trio

NBP sacks Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir.
KARACHI: Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir who were banned for a minimum five years for corruption have been sacked by the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), one of the leading teams in domestic cricket.

World Cup defining moment for Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar

Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has called the upcoming World Cup his last, claiming it to be the “defining moment” of Pakistan cricket and perhaps of his own career.
“Is this the twilight of my career? Yes. It is very special, playing in the sub-continent’s World Cup,” Shoaib, who is in Dhaka was quoted as saying by website cricinfo.
“I am not sure about how long I’m going to be playing, but I will try to make sure it is full of memories. My personal target is to play every match and to leave 45-50 days after winning the World Cup,” he said.

Pakistan demands release of Rahat Fateh Ali

Pakistan on Monday stepped up its push for the release of famous singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Pakistani High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik has demanded to release of Rahat Fateh Ali.
Renowned Pakistani Singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was being questioned by India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for the second day Monday.
He is still being questioned and senior officials from the Pakistan High Commission have already visited our office, an official of DRI said.

Taseer murder case: Mumtaz Qadri formally indicted

The self-confessed assassin of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, Mumtaz Hussain Qadri was formally incdicted by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi on Monday.
During the hearing, Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri confessed to killing Salman Taseer. After his confessional statement, the court accepted the charge-sheet against Qadri and charged him under Section 302.
The hearing of the case has been adjourned till February 26. The prosecutors were ordered to produce witnesses and evidence in next hearing.

Nokia shares fall further after Microsoft deal

Shares in Nokia, the world’s top mobile phone maker by volume, fell again on Monday as analysts cut their recommendations and earnings forecasts after its deal to use Microsoft’s software.
Nokia said on Friday it would start to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone software across its devices, replacing its home-bred Symbian platform.
J.P Morgan cuts its stance on the stock to “underweight” from “overweight” as the bank said Nokia’s sales in 2011 are at risk since there is no timeline for new smartphones with