Mai denies having millions in her account
ISLAMABAD: Mukhtar Mai said on Tuesday that rumours of her earning millions of rupees by publicising her gang rape ordeal was baseless and propaganda.
“I have Rs 2.2 million and not millions of rupees in my account,” she told reporters at National Library. She said that out of the Rs 2.2m, she had spent Rs 1.2m on constructing a school in her village.
She said the government had excluded her name from the Exit Control List (ECL), but that she had no intention of living abroad. She said the government had played an important role in assuring justice to her.
She also thanked the government for awarding the Madar-e-Millat Fatima Jinnah gold medal to her. online
Radish, banana removed from LG symbols list
ISLAMABAD: Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, acting chief election commissioner, has directed returning officers not to allocate the symbols of radish and banana in the second phase of local bodies elections.
Although these symbols had been allocated to candidates of the first phase of the local bodies elections, the Election Commission had been asked to delete them from the symbols list of the second phase. staff report
9 hurt in Astore football violence
GILGIT: Nine spectators when injured at a football match in Astore district when some supporters of rival teams began firing in a stadium on Monday. Police sources said that the match between rivals Eidgah and Chungarah had always been a sensitive occasion, characterised by clashes between fans, however, firearms had never been used at the stadium before. The injured have been admitted to Astore Civil Hospital for treatment, but no information was available about their condition.