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Turner artist drops far-right aide
Turner artist drops far-right aide

By Dipesh Gadher Tuesday, 17 January 2012 One of Britain’s leading artists has accepted his assistant’s resignation after learning that she made a donation to the far-right English Defence League (EDL). Sir Howard Hodgkin, a Turner prize winner, said it was “impossible” to continue employing Ann Marchini, 62, because he felt the EDL had “despicable […]

Turner artist drops far-right aide
Turner artist drops far-right aide

By Dipesh Gadher Tuesday, 17 January 2012 One of Britain’s leading artists has accepted his assistant’s resignation after learning that she made a donation to the far-right English Defence League (EDL). Sir Howard Hodgkin, a Turner prize winner, said it was “impossible” to continue employing Ann Marchini, 62, because he felt the EDL had “despicable […]

Army rejects US report on Nato attack
Army rejects US report on Nato attack

Pakistan’s military on Monday rejected US findings on a Nov. 26 Nato cross-border air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and plunged relations to a low point. “Pakistan does not agree with several portions and findings of the investigation report, as these are factually not correct,” the military said in a statement. The US report […]

David Miliband: new advisor to Pakistani private equity firm
David Miliband: new advisor to Pakistani private equity firm

Saturday 21 January 2012 10:12:51 By Marianne Landzettel The former British foreign minister, David Miliband, has joined a private equity firm in Pakistan as a senior adviser. In a statement Mr Miliband said Indus Basin Holdings was committed to developing an agricultural sector which Mr Miliband says has a huge potential. He said he was […]

Three to eight million people work as bonded labour in Pakistan
Three to eight million people work as bonded labour in Pakistan

Friday, 06 January 2012 18:39 By Agency Activists from human rights organisations held a protest on December 30, 2011 to show solidarity with bonded labour. The protesters were holding placards and banners in front of Karachi Press Club. They were demanding the government to ensure the labourers got their rights. According to the Human Rights […]

Major polls find Britons at odds on immigration
Major polls find Britons at odds on immigration

The fourth annual Transatlantic Trends: Immigration survey, out last week, showed that global economic turmoil and migration following the “Arab Spring,” had little impact on attitudes to immigration in the US and five European countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain). New global poll identifies British attitudes towards immigration: · Coalition Government’s handling of […]

Judiciary always supports army rule, rues Asma
Judiciary always supports army rule, rues Asma

Friday, 13 January 2012 22:51 Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jahangir condemned the judiciary on Wednesday, saying it has always approved military rules in the past. She said if judges wanted a hand in politics, they should contest elections. Talking to reporters at the Lahore High Court, she said that Parliament, […]

Norwegian police investigate EDL financier
Norwegian police investigate EDL financier

Reuters news agency are reporting that English Defence League financier & strategist Alan Lake is now being formally investigated by the Norwegian police in order to verify if he was an ideological influence on the mass-murdering Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik. · The Guardian have formally investigated and independently confirmed Alan Lake’s authorship of a “Final […]