Topic: Pressures

India court pressures Modi on 'criminal' ministers

NEW DELHI - India's top court said Wednesday lawmakers with criminal backgrounds should not serve in government, with 13 ministers in the current administration facing charges for attempted murder, rioting and other offences.The ruling shines a spotlight on Narendra Modi and his cabinet after the ...

External pressures hitting Pak-Iran bilateral trade

LAHORE -Iranian Governor for Sistan and Baluchistan Ali Osat Hashmi Thursday said that external pressures are hitting Pakistan-Iran bilateral trade therefore the private sector should come forward and play its role.The Governor was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI ...

israel vows resist pressures us visit
March 03, 2014

Israel PM vows to resist ‘pressures’ on US visit

JERUSALEM : Israel’s prime minister pledged Sunday to resist “pressures” as he left for Washington on a visit expected to centre on peace talks with the Palestinians and the Iranian nuclear dispute.“I am now leaving on an important trip to the US where I will meet with ...

China pressures Uighur families on burqas, beards

BEIJING - China’s far-flung western region of Xinjiang is demanding that lawyers guarantee family members don’t wear burqas or grow long beards, the latest government move critics say unfairly targets the region’s Muslim Uighur ethnic community.Lawyers in Turpan, an oasis city ...

NAB forms body to reform civil service rules

ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has constituted a nine-member prevention committee to reform the civil service rules with an aim to give cover and protection to the bureaucrats who are pressured politically or otherwise to take illegal actions in the discharge of their duties, ...

govt influenced political pressures
September 11, 2013, 7:18 pm

Govt not to be influenced by political pressures on economic problems: PM

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that his government is not letting itself influenced by political pressures on economic problems being faced by the country. A new and competent team is working day and night to overcome energy crisis in particular, he added. The dedicated team is fully ...

UN for building tolerance and countering extremismSPECIAL CORRESPONDENT UNITED NATIONS - UN officials Friday stressed the importance of building tolerance and understanding to counter ignorance and extremism, adding that differences and diversity should be a source of strength and not fear. “In an increasingly globalized world - in which societies are growing more diverse - tolerance is central to living together,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message to mark the International Day for Tolerance. “In the face of economic and social pressures, some seek to exploit fears and highlight differences to stoke hatred of minorities, immigrants and the disadvantaged,” he added. “To counter the rise of ignorance, extremism and hate-based political appeals, the moderate majority must speak up for shared values and against all forms of discrimination.” The Secretary-General underlined that tolerance is not just a path to peaceful coexistence but also an engine for creativity and innovation as it allows cultures to share values and a free flow of ideas. “In our evermore interconnected world, promoting tolerance is the way to build the harmony we need to address pressing challenges and secure a better future,” he said. Starting in 1996, the General Assembly invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November each year, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public. The action followed on from the UN Year for Tolerance in 1995, proclaimed by the Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). In her message for the day, Unesco’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, stressed that rapidly evolving societies have multiplied ties connecting people, while also making differences more visible, which can be a source of misunderstanding and tension. “With closer proximity have come new threats that are exploited by those seeking to deepen divisions,” Ms. Bokova said. “The ‘local’ is but one click away from the ‘global’ in the digital era, and this creates new, unpredictable vulnerabilities for all societies.” Ms. Bokova noted that Unesco is helping to build tolerance and solidarity across borders by educating children on how to be global citizens, protecting cultural diversity, harnessing the power of science to share its benefits with all societies, and by defending freedom of expression. “We must invent new ways to strengthen the binds that bring us together,” she said. “We must reach out to young women and men, who carry the greatest burden of change.” Tolerance is a commitment to be learned and renewed every day, the Unesco chief continued, adding that it must be taught, nurtured and never taken for granted, and noting that “tolerance is a way to disarm fear, to open the world for better change and to lay the foundations for lasting peace.”

UNITED NATIONS - UN officials Friday stressed the importance of building tolerance and understanding to counter ignorance and extremism, adding that differences and diversity should be a source of strength and not fear.“In an increasingly globalized world - in which societies are growing more ...

Report Nw Gen Kayani Resisting Pressures Launch Ground Attack
January 01, 2011, 11:03 am

Gen. Kayani resisting US pressures to launch ground attack in NW: Report

Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani was singled out by a major US newspaper Saturday for resisting Obama administration's pressures to launch a ground assault against Afghan Taliban and al-Qaeda sanctuaries in Nort Waziristan, now a principal American demand. "Recent U.S. intelligence ...

Gaza Recovery Doubt Israel Pressures Hamas
January 24, 2009, 7:49 am

Gaza recovery in doubt as Israel pressures Hamas

Israel dismissed on Friday international calls for a full reopening of border crossings with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, leaving a shaky ceasefire and post-war reconstruction in doubt. While a UN official praised Israel's "goodwill" for letting 120 truckloads per day of food and medicine into Gaza, ...

Raises Pressures Pak Crack Down Militants
December 08, 2008, 7:57 am

Us raises pressures on Pak to crack down on militants

The United States Monday ramped up pressure on Pakistan to crack down on militants after the deadly Mumbai attacks but denied reports it set a 48-hour deadline for action. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Pakistan must act quickly to help India prevent follow-on attacks, adding there was ...

Mumbai Pakistan Pressures Rice Condoleezza Attacks
December 03, 2008, 7:49 am

Condoleezza Rice pressures Pakistan over Mumbai attacks

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Pakistan Wednesday to "cooperate fully and transparently" with India's investigation into last week's attacks on Mumbai. Speaking in New Delhi ahead of talks with Indian leaders, Rice urged Pakistan to respond "swiftly and transparently" to New Delhi's ...