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Punjab, Most of Upper Areas Jolted

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Punjab, Most of Upper Areas Jolted

Posted on 21 March 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 3,867

Monday, March 21, 2011
Punjab, most of upper areas jolted ISLAMABAD: An earthquake this afternoon at 2.55pm jolted widespread areas of Punjab and upper areas of the country including Lahore, Islamabad, Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin, Khyber Agency, Peshawar, Mohmand Agency, Swat, Kohat, Nausehra, Chitral, Mansehra, Bat Gram, Kohistan etc.

Met Department said that the jolts measured 5.6 on the Ratchet scale, while the epicentre of the quake could not be ascertained immediately.

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Protest Against Telenor’s khamoshi Ka Boycott TVCs

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Protest Against Telenor’s khamoshi Ka Boycott TVCs

Posted on 21 March 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 4,045

People of Multan are on the roll. Being always the first in any kind of resistance, NGOs and public in Multan staged a protest in front of Multan Press Club against Telenor’s “Khamoshi ka Boycott” TVCs.

The protest, on Sunday, was called by various NGO’s including Naveed Sehar Foundation, Save Future of the Child Organization, Young Pakistanis Organization, Rabita Pakistan Pasiban.

Protestors were holding banners to show their displeasure for Telenor’s “Kahmoshi ka Boycott” TVCs.

Senior officials of above mentioned NGO’s said that Telenor’s TVCs are not only spreading despair amongst Pakistanis but they are also negatively showing the culture of Pakistan which is hampering the image of the country.

They said that Telenor is presenting Pakistan’s culture in worst possible manner just for the sake of their marketing and subscriber count.

They said that gender discrimination and harassment is a global phenomenon. “While the ratio of sexual harassment incidents in Pakistan is way lower than other countries, Telenor is misrepresenting the facts just to spoil Pakistan’s image”, said a protestor.

“Telenor is trying to portray that due to gender discrimination, people don’t allow their sisters, daughters to work or to get education, which is not the case in real”, he added.

Protestors demanded Telenor to immediately stop airing these TVCs or these protests will be taken to next level.

Protestors demanded PTA to devise a policy for cellular company, so that national interest, national integrity and culture is not compromised in future TVCs from cellular companies.

Telenor Pakistan is airing a series of TVCs in which they are asking for the public opinion about various issues including:

* Booti Culture
* Parchi System
* Aurton ki Izzat (Women’s respect)

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Pakistan Court Releases Raymond Davis

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Pakistan Court Releases Raymond Davis

Posted on 16 March 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 3,427

ISLAMABAD: An Additional Sessions judge Wednesday set free CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who killed two Pakistanis on a busy road in Lahore, after payment of blood money (Diyat) in accordance with Sharia law of Pakistan, sources said.

Talking to Geo News, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the court released Raymond Davis after the family members of the murdered men appeared in the court and pardoned the US National after an agreement was reached between the two sides. “He has been released from jail and now it is up to him to leave the country whenever he wants,” the Minister added.

The killings by Raymond Davis in Lahore in January strained relations between Pakistan and US, who repeatedly insisted Davis was an embassy employee and enjoyed diplomatic immunity, particularly after it emerged he was working for the CIA.

A spokesman for the US embassy in Islamabad said he could not immediately confirm the report. Lawyers for the families of the two men shot dead in a busy Lahore street on January 27 said they had been held for four hours at the jail court where Davis was being tried on Wednesday, but had not been allowed to witness proceedings.

Blood money, or ‘Diyat’ is a provision under Islamic sharia law in which compensation can be paid to relatives of those killed to secure a pardon, and is commonly used to resolve such cases in Pakistan.

The Davis case had sparked protests in Pakistan, with religious groups angrily denouncing the American who claimed he acted in self-defence to fend off an armed robbery when he shot dead the two men.

US authorities insisted Davis was protected by full diplomatic immunity, but the Pakistan government refused to back that claim and a decision on his status was on Monday deferred by the Lahore high court for criminal judges to decide.

Revelations that Davis was a CIA contractor heaped pressure on Pakistan’s embattled government and further ramped up burning public mistrust of Washington, damaging fragile relations between the two wary allies.

A third Pakistani was struck down and killed by a US diplomatic vehicle that came to Davis’ assistance in the January incident. US officials denied Pakistan access to the vehicle, and the occupants are widely believed to have left the country.

Police have said they recovered a Glock pistol, four loaded magazines, a GPS navigation system and a small telescope from Davis’ car after the January 27 shooting. The United States postponed a round of high-level talks with Afghanistan and Pakistan following failed attempts to free Davis, and US lawmakers threatened to cut payments to Pakistan unless he is released. (Geo/AFP)

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wi-tribe WiMax Services Now in Faisalabad

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wi-tribe WiMax Services Now in Faisalabad

Posted on 15 February 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 2,419

wi-tribe has launched its WiMAX broadband services in Faisalabad, its 5th city of operations.

After launching services in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad & Rawalpindi, now the residents of Faisalabad can too enjoy broadband services from wi-tribe.

With an aim to enhance online access for both personal and business use, wi-tribe is focused towards expanding its quality-driven network, in line with a strategic plan to provide an affordable range of broadband services to more customers in all their cities of operation.

While talking about wi-tribe’s expansion in Pakistan, VP Sales & Marketing; Wahib Aslam said,

“We are really excited about introducing our services to Faisalabad and take this opportunity to invite the local community to join the tribe. We look forward to our customers benefiting from wi-tribe’s diverse package and promotion offerings, along with a superior broadband experience.

It is evident that any country’s literacy and GDP are significantly tied to online access, which will only improve the opportunities for wi-tribe’s community.”

wi-tribe’s planned expansion in Pakistan is proof of their commitment to contribute towards sustained growth in the country, with the belief that consumers are ready to embrace access to high-speed connectivity.

wi-tribe has launched its WiMAX broadband services in Faisalabad, its 5th city of operations.

After launching services in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad & Rawalpindi, now the residents of Faisalabad can too enjoy broadband services from wi-tribe.

With an aim to enhance online access for both personal and business use, wi-tribe is focused towards expanding its quality-driven network, in line with a strategic plan to provide an affordable range of broadband services to more customers in all their cities of operation.

While talking about wi-tribe’s expansion in Pakistan, VP Sales & Marketing; Wahib Aslam said,

“We are really excited about introducing our services to Faisalabad and take this opportunity to invite the local community to join the tribe. We look forward to our customers benefiting from wi-tribe’s diverse package and promotion offerings, along with a superior broadband experience.

It is evident that any country’s literacy and GDP are significantly tied to online access, which will only improve the opportunities for wi-tribe’s community.”

wi-tribe’s planned expansion in Pakistan is proof of their commitment to contribute towards sustained growth in the country, with the belief that consumers are ready to embrace access to high-speed connectivity.

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Qadri Indicted in Taseer Murder Case

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Qadri Indicted in Taseer Murder Case

Posted on 15 February 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 30,856

RAWALPINDI: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Rawalpindi on Monday charged Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri in Governor Salman Taseer murder case.

Qadri had confessed to killing Taseer, objecting to his calls to reform the blasphemy law, which sentences to death those convicted of defaming the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

One of Qadri’s lawyers, Malik Mohammad Rafiq Khan, told after an anti-terrorism court session held behind closed doors: The judge examined the record and said that apparently the accused committed murder and terrorism.

“The judge read out the charges to the accused. The accused pleaded not guilty,” Khan said in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

The next hearing will be held on February 26, when witnesses and evidence will be presented, the lawyer added.

Taseer’s killing was the most high-profile political assassination in Pakistan since former prime minister Benazir Bhutto died in a gun and suicide attack on her motorcade at the end of an election rally on December 27, 2007.(AFP)

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