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A local court has issued a bailable arrest warrant against former military ruler General (retd.) Pervez Musharraf regarding murder trial of Lal Masjid cleric Ghazi Abdul Rasheed.

Islamabad’s Additional Sessions Judge Wajid Ali Khan presided over the hearing and rejected four requests issued by Musharraf’s counsel and adjourned the hearing till April 2.

Musharraf also requested exemption from appearing in court for this case.

In 2013, police registered a case against Musharraf for allegedly murdering cleric Rasheed and his wife during the Lal Masjid operation.

Musharraf faces a string of court cases dating back to his 1999-2008 rule, including the death of more than 100 people during the Red Mosque seige.

He further faces murder accusations over the 2006 death of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti and 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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ISLAMABAD: Students and their parents have voiced strong protest over blatant charging of additional fee at the rate of Rs 1,190 per month in the name of security charges in federal capital despite strongly worded directives and warning from ministry of CADD. Providing security to the students is the sole responsibility of management of every private educational institution but they have started grabbing inflated charges from children and pocketing them under the garb of security fee.

Ministry of CADD and Private Education Institution Regulatory Authority (PIRA) had warned private educational institutions against the collection of additional charges from students in the name of security otherwise they would be penalized heavily. Private schools’ management is bent upon flouting these orders and is all poised to shift the burden of security fee to the parents of students while they are already saddled under the exorbitantly ever swelling fees being extorted by the private schools in their lucrative business they are transacting under the guise of education.

It is height of infringement on the directives that the schools administration has not allowed the ink of directives issued by the authorities for non charging of security fee dry up and started minting money with annexing Rs 1190 to the tuition fee for the month of March.

The parents of students have appealed to minister for CADD and secretary CADD to take stern action against the educational institutions, which have made mockery of sacred profession of education with turning it into profit incurring entity, and ensure return of security fee being received from their children.

پاکستان میں اسکول اور کالجز کو صرف بہانہ چاہیے جو كے ان کو مل گیا سکیورٹی كے نام پہ . طالبان پروف اسکول بنانے کی کوشش جاری ہے . یہ کام حکومت کا ہے پر لگتا ہے كے اب یہ بوج عوام كے اپر ہمیشہ كے لیے ڈال دیا گیا ہے

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Private Schools are charging extra fee in the name of security. Where as its the sole responsibility of the Scholl administration to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for the kids, but they have taken this security as an opportunity to make extra money.
A school in F-10/2 (Roots Millennium School Wahid Campus) have charged Rs.1190/- per child in the current fee vouchers issued for the fee of March 2015. Upon inquiring the reason to increase the fee they claimed that they have the authorization from the administration. (Previously they were charging Rs.250/-per month)
(Copy of fee voucher is attached for the ready reference).
Where through the press statement on Jan 21 2015,
The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Wednesday barred all the private educational institutes from charging extra fees from students in the name of security charges.
and also…
The Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (Peira) had warned that schools and colleges that failure to comply with the directives would result in penalties.
But by having these fee vouchers issued by the private schools, it is clearly evident that NO ONE READY TO OBEY the rule of law.
Would Mr. Usman Ibrarim or his department  take any action against these excessive charges in the name of security fee.
OR Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD)would take any action against these private schools.
chairman of Duniya Tv/ News paper owned schools chain “Allied” in Lahore also charged play group class 2200 rupees in the name of security
Are these schools deploying missiles or super commandos- why are the minting money.

It’s the job of the state to provide security- it has failed miserably. While the schools have failed to provide proper education – the state has failed to provide security. Both are making money by robbing the people. Education was privatized long ago now we need to privatize defense and security. I think this will reduce the burden on the common man. You all are welcome to disagree. says Shahzad Babar

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Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) “Ra’ad”.

The Ra’ad missile, with a range of 350 km, enables Pakistan to achieve Strategic Standoff Capability on land and at sea. “Cruise Technology” is extremely complex and has been developed by only a few countries in the world. The state of the art Ra’ad Cruise Missile with Stealth Capabilities is a Low Altitude, Terrain Hugging Missile with high maneuverability; can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads within point accuracy. Strategic Plans Division Director General Lt Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, while congratulating the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone of historic significance, termed it a major step towards strengthening Pakistan’s full spectrum credible minimum deterrence capability.

Pakistan’s Strategic pursuits are aimed at achieving Strategic Stability in the region. He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed whole heartedly to make this launch a success. He showed his full confidence over operational preparedness of Strategic Forces including employment and deployment concepts, refinement and training of all ranks in operational and technical domains, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) here. The successful launch has been commended by President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who have congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement.

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The Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh has placed a book of condolences at its premises in the Diplomatic Quarter (DQ) to pay homage to the martyrs of the militants attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A number of diplomats from various missions in the DQ and members of the Pakistani community visited the embassy to offer their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and pay homage to the martyrs and victims, Arab news reported.

Abbas Sarwar Qureshi, head of chancery at the Pakistani Embassy told Arab News, “We have placed a book for condolence messages for the martyrs and victims of the Peshawar incident under the supervision of our charge d’affaires Khayyam Akbar.”

He said that the embassy would be open between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Tuesday to receive visitors who wish to pay homage.

Recalling the tragedy, Chaudhry Aatif, general secretary of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) KSA chapter said: “We join in sharing our sympathies with those who have been left bereft following the Peshawar massacre. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and hope that the Allah Almighty gives them the strength to bear their loss.”

He added that the APML strongly condemns this brutal incident and supports all measures to end terrorism in Pakistan “once and for all.”

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014