ISLAMABAD - A volatile situation existed in Pakistan where authorities Friday continued their crackdown on agitating lawyers staging a ‘long march’ amidst reports that President Asif Ali Zardari had been set an internationally-backed, 24-hour deadline by the army to end the stir.
NEW DELHI - A key prosecution witness in the 2001 murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi Friday turned hostile in a city court, claiming that his earlier statement indicting Sher Singh Rana as the main accused was made at the behest of the public prosecutor.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Prime Minister’s Interior Adviser Rehman Malik has warned about the possibility of a terrorist attack during the Lawyer’s Long march.
HYDERABAD - Former Supreme Court chief justice S.P. Bharucha will guide the Satyam Computer Services board in selecting the strategic investor from the Indian and overseas bidders, the scam-hit company said Friday.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Friday met President Asif Ali Zardari amid reports that he had been given 24 hours to act on the lawyers’ stir for overturning the controversial measures of former ruler Pervez Musharraf.
WASHINGTON - PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has thrown his weight behind the lawyers Long March and sealed his position as Pakistan’s most popular political leader.
ISLAMABAD - Under a new deal ‘backed by Washington, London and the army establishment’, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has been given 24 hours to act on the lawyers’ stir for overturning the controversial measures of former ruler Pervez Musharraf, a media report said Friday.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities Friday impeded a cross-country lawyers’ rally by blocking a protest convoy from travelling to the capital city Islamabad to join a planned sit-in against the faltering year-old government.
BEIJING - The wife and children of leading Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng have escaped from close police surveillance and travelled via Thailand to the US, Radio Free Asia reported Friday.