Umar Aziz Khan

  • TOn reciept of the complaint from National Child Exploitation Centre, Interpol Ottawa Canada regarding Child Pornography / Exploitation, a team was constituted by Mr.Khalid Anis Deputy Director Cyber Crime FIA Lahore comprising of Muhammad Usman AD, Rana Obaidullah Sr. Investigator & Ashir Aroon ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - India has yet to respond to the Foreign Offices request to share information on the terrorist attacks that are allegedly being planned in Pakistan, said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a discussion with journalists here on Thursday. The Foreign Offices request had followed ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - They say that the standing ovations that followed Stalins speeches were so unbelievably lengthy because no one wanted to be seen as the first one to stop clapping. The ruckus that started in the National Assembly when the MQM members got riled up showed no signs of abating even after ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - It might have been the PML(N)s first diatribe against the former dictator after the recent Supreme Court decision, but Chaudhry Nisars speech did not really spring many surprises as far as laying down of the partys line is concerned. The League has always had an off-with-his-head ...

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  • TISLAMABAD " If the way the Senate elections are handled by the major political parties is anything to go by, then it would appear that all expectations of a showdown between the PPP and PML-N are unfounded. According to credible sources central to the process, the PPP, PML(N) and the PML(Q) are set ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Several minutes into Nadeem Afzal Chan's speech on the floor of the house, the Speaker asked him to wind up his speech. With confident bravado he replied that the other members of the house would willingly give him their floor time to complete his speech. What inspired this confidence? ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - How to recount how the economy fared in 2008? Do we say this was the year when both the global economy and Pakistan's hit grave snags? Or do we say this was the year when that uncomfortable reality only became apparent? Because unlike, say, the earthquake of 2005 or the assassination of ...

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  • TWhat if. What if the events of 27th of December last had turned out differently? Though many of us have given this a thought, probably nowhere is it more discussed than in local PPP chapters throughout the country. If Benazir Bhutto had not been assassinated on that day, she just might have been on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari is being advised these days by an old friend and a senior member of an American think tank on 'important' issues of the statecraft. Dr Harlan K Ullman, a retired US Navy Commander, columnist, and more famously, developer of the 'Shock and Awe' strategy for ...

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  • TBRUSSELS - The Nato expressed satisfaction over the Pakistani armed forces' campaign against militants along the country's frontier with Afghanistan at its annual ministerial conference in Brussels on Wednesday. In a joint communique issued by the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Council, ...

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  • TBrussels - Reiterating Nato's open distancing from the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) drone strikes into Pakistani territory, Nato Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said on Tuesday, "Nato's mandate ends at the border." Scheffer was speaking to a select group of Pakistani journalists at the ...

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  • TAllegations as serious as the ones reported in a leading US daily about Pakistan entering into a don't-ask-don't-tell agreement with the US about the latter's drone attacks into the tribal areas were bound to have reverberations in the National Assembly. PML-N leader Ahsen Iqbal expressed great ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - With the sort of reputation the IMF has acquired in the public consciousness, a backlash against the program that we are entering in with the fund is but expected. Though there might be a measure of untutored populism at play here. Even the most virulent of protestors would not be ...

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  • TISLAMABAD " President Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur are going to host a dinner today for Mian Nawaz Sharif and his wife, well-placed sources revealed to TheNation late Friday. The dinner, which will also be attended by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his wife, is ...

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  • TISLAMABAD"It was unnatural. Disparate entities, cobbled together to make up one monster of a coalition. The country had never quite seen anything like it. Three parties that essentially hated each other. Not just enmity between individuals but an abhorrence for basic ideologies as well. And a ...

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  • THe should never have had to step down as president. Because he should never have been the president in the first place. There is always sympathy for the underdog. It's human nature. He was never quite the underdog but he's down and out now. It is inevitable, therefore, that the sympathy follows. ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Two-thirds of a joint session of the Senate and the National Assembly is required for an impeachment to go through i.e 295 legislators out of a college of 442. The first step of the process is going to be a cakewalk. "Not less than half of the total membership of either House", which ...

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  • TMadrid - "Most of the dialogues (between religions) have ended in failure," said Saudi King Abdullah, inaugurating the three-day World Conference on Dialogue in Madrid on Wednesday, "To succeed we must emphasize the common link between us, which is a belief in God." The representatives ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Who wears the pants in the House? Faisal Karim Kundi does, of course. When the Speaker, Dr Fahmida Mirza, is away, that is. Yes, that's when the Deputy Speaker runs the house. And the good natured, down to earth MNA from DI Khan does a good job too. But Dr Sumera Yasir, an MNA from ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Huddled somewhere inside the budget documents, located somewhere in the middle of the budget speech, by which time most of the legislators (and at least one observer in the Press Gallery) were getting drowsy, was the revelation that the total number of judges on the Supreme Court would ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - She might have been only doing her job, but the National Assembly's Speaker certainly turned out to be a killjoy when she expunged former Baluchistan Chief Minister Taj Jamali's remarks about the President from the proceedings. Which means it cannot be written down. But it was some ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Advisor to the US President on National Security Affairs, Stephen Hadley, called his Pakistani counterpart, Secretary to the National Security Council Tariq Aziz the other night, according to well-placed sources in the Presidency. Hadley assured Aziz, who is also a close ...

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