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Thursday, October 11th, 2018


Conduct Unbecoming: Justice Shaukat Siddiqui Removed as Islamabad High Court Judge

OCT 11, 2018: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday removed Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui from his post on the recommendation of Supreme Judicial Council citing judge’s “conduct unbecoming” and thus guilty of misconduct. “Consequent upon proceedings under Article 209(5) and recommendations of the Supreme Judicial Council of Pakistan under Article 209(6) read with Article 48(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973…… The President of Pakistan has been pleased to remove Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, Judge, Islamabad High Court, Islamabad, from his officeRead More

Supreme Court Orders Probe Into Failure of Samar Mubarakmand’s Thar Coal Project

OCT 11, 2018: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a probe into the failure of Thar coal power project initiated by Dr Samar Mubarakmand. Defending his position, Mubarakmand said the underground gasification and power project was under the provincial government and began receiving funding from the federal government in 2012. By 2015, despite spending more than Rs3.2 billion on the project, it was only generating 8MW of electricity instead of 100MW as planned due to unavailability of development and operational funds. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar ordered for an investigative committeeRead More

China, Pakistan to Build Strike-Capable Drones Similar to America’s Reaper

OCT 10, 2018: China and Pakistan have agreed a deal to jointly manufacture an advanced Chinese drone similar to US-developed MQ-9 Reaper, in a sign of their growing security ties specially with the launch of multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which would serve as trade and energy corridor connecting China with the Middle East and beyond via the Arabian Sea. A total of 48 Wing Loong II unmanned aerial vehicles will be built by Chengdu Aircraft Corp (CAC), a unit of Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), and PakistanRead More

The New Arab Order: ‘Fundamentally One of Disorder’

A vantage view of the Middle East post Arab Spring which was initiated during former US President Barack Obama’s era and sponsored/funded by George Soros, co-founder of Friends Of Democracy (PKonweb) MARC LYNCH: In 2011, millions of citizens across the Arab world took to the streets. Popular uprisings from Tunis to Cairo promised to topple autocracies and usher in democratic reforms. For a moment, it looked as if the old Middle Eastern order was coming to an end and a new and better one was taking its place. But thingsRead More