Category Archives: Constitutional

FC taking all possible measures in maintaining law and order in Balochistan

A meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior was held at the Parliament House in Islamabad today with its Chairman, Senator Rehman Malik, in the chair.

Inspector General Frontier Constabulary, Major General Nadeem Anjum briefed the meeting that FC is taking all possible measures to cooperate with the Balochistan Government in maintaining law and order in the province.

He said that FC provides security to 70 percent population of Balochistan, polio teams and railways’ installations.

Major General Nadeem told the meeting that 5,888 operations were carried out in last two years during which 133 terrorists were killed while 652 surrendered.

Senator Rehman Malik lauded services of FC and said that Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies are colluding against Pakistan and especially active in Balochistan and erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

The Chairman appreciated the people of Balochistan for their cooperation with the law enforcement agencies to foil nefarious designs of the enemies of motherland.

He said FC is not only providing security to the people of Balochistan, but is playing an important role for the provision of health and education facilities.

The Committee unanimously approved a resolution commending excellent performance of Frontier Constabulary and deleberated to increase its budget.

Source: Radio Pakistan

CM to preside over meeting of Punjab Cabinet today

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar will preside over the meeting of the Punjab Cabinet today.

During the meeting, approval will be accorded to the eight-month budget for the current fiscal year 2018-19.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Discussion on Tolerance and Religious Freedom

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:?

On October 13, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met in Manama with representatives from various Bahraini civil and religious organizations for a discussion on tolerance and religious freedom.

The Deputy Secretary emphasized the important role a dynamic civil society plays in establishing a platform for addressing challenges, and helping Bahrain build and sustain a model of coexistence.

Source: U.S. Department of State

People living alongside LoC custodian of our frontiers: AJK PM

AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider says the government is preparing a plan to provide clean drinking water to all urban and rural areas across the state.

Addressing a public gathering at Rakar Dhar in Rawlakot today (Saturday), he said the government brought improvement in health sector initially at district level.

He said further improvements are underway in National Testing Service for recruitment of teachers purely on merit.

Raja Farooq Haider said people living alongside LoC are the custodian of our frontiers. Their problems would be solved on priority basis.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Cricketer Shehzad Suspended For Failing Drug Test

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been banned for four months for violating anti-doping regulations after he tested positive for a prohibited substance in May, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said on October 5.

The PCB provisionally suspended Shehzad in July after his in-competition urine sample collected during the Pakistan Cup domestic tournament tested positive. An independent review board later confirmed the result.

His four-month suspension is effective from July 10.

The board said the 26-year-old acknowledged that he committed the violations, but said he had no intention to cheat or enhance his performance.

“PCB has a zero tolerance policy towards doping in cricket and hopes that in future cricketers will exercise utmost care to ensure that no prohibited substances enter their system,” PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said in a statement.

The statement did not specify the substance that caused Shehzad’s violation.

“I inadvertently consumed a medicine which, as an experienced cricketer, I should have refrained from,” Shehzad said on Twitter after the decision was announced.

“This is a lesson for me…and I hope to make a strong comeback from here.”

As a part of his rehabilitation process, Shehzad will also have to deliver lectures on anti-doping.

Shehzad last played for Pakistan in the two-match Twenty20 series in Scotland in June.

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Pakistan Cricketer Shehzad Suspended For Failing Drug Test

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been banned for four months for violating anti-doping regulations after he tested positive for a prohibited substance in May, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said on October 5.

The PCB provisionally suspended Shehzad in July after his in-competition urine sample collected during the Pakistan Cup domestic tournament tested positive. An independent review board later confirmed the result.

His four-month suspension is effective from July 10.

The board said the 26-year-old acknowledged that he committed the violations, but said he had no intention to cheat or enhance his performance.

“PCB has a zero tolerance policy towards doping in cricket and hopes that in future cricketers will exercise utmost care to ensure that no prohibited substances enter their system,” PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said in a statement.

The statement did not specify the substance that caused Shehzad’s violation.

“I inadvertently consumed a medicine which, as an experienced cricketer, I should have refrained from,” Shehzad said on Twitter after the decision was announced.

“This is a lesson for me…and I hope to make a strong comeback from here.”

As a part of his rehabilitation process, Shehzad will also have to deliver lectures on anti-doping.

Shehzad last played for Pakistan in the two-match Twenty20 series in Scotland in June.

Copyright (c) 2015. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036.