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Gilani highlights China visit engagements

BEIJING: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilaniā€™s hectic engagements during his visit to China which concluded on Saturday covered five clusters – active participation in the ASEM summit, sideline bilateral meetings, dialogue with Chinese top business leaders, unveiling the plaque of Pakistan-China Friendship and Cultural Complex and his interaction with the media. The five clusters…

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KSE BoD meets Shaukat Tareen

KARACHI: The Board of Directors of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) held a meeting with Advisor to Prime Minister for Finance, Shaukat Tareen. The market stabilization measures were reviewed and it was noted that many measures like increasing liquidity in the financial system, and additional risk management of leverage products were in place, said a statement…

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AJK PM lauds President Zardaris efforts on resuming LoC trade

ISLAMABAD: AJK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan while appreciating President Asif Ali Zardari's efforts for resuming LoC trade said, “It will help in resolving the Kashmir dispute”. The AJK PM said that Pakistan has been highlighting the issue of Kashmir effectively at the international fora. The people of Kashmir have been struggling for their…

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Zardari condemns attack in Mohmand Agency

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Sunday strongly condemned the attack on a check post in Mohmand Agency and described it a cowardly act. The President directed the law enforcement agencies to apprehend the culprits involved in the heinous act and bring them to justice. President Zardari announced compensation amount of Rs.100,000 for the dead and…

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Gilani condemns Mohmand Agency suicide attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday strongly condemned the suicide attack on the check post in Mohmand Agency resulting in loss of many precious lives. The Prime Minister said that those playing with the lives of innocent people would not escape the wrath of Allah and the law of the land. He…

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Irans plans of exporting gas to continue

TEHRAN: Sanctions are hindering but not stopping Iran's plans to export gas and to secure 8-10 percent of the world market by 2025, a top Iranian gas official said. Reza Kasaeizadeh, managing director of the state's National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC), told Reuters the plans included supplying Europe via the so-called Persian Pipeline, a…

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Procter to step down as match referee

JOHANNESBURG: South African Mike Procter will step down as elite panel match referee to take up the role of his country's convenor of selectors from December 1, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The former all-rounder has officiated in 47 Tests and 154 one-day internationals since 2002 and will sign off after overseeing next month's…

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Black Day observed in Baltistan to condemn Indian occupation of Kashmir

SKARDU: Black Day was observed on Monday in both districts of the Baltistan region Skardu and Ghangche to condemn the Indian forces' occupation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It was October, 27 in 1947, when Indian troops invaded Kashmir in clear violation of the partition plan of the Sub-continent. Rallies were taken out in Skardu…

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Nayyar Sultanas death anniversary today

ISLAMABAD: A talented actress of Pakistan, Nayyar Sultana's death anniversary was observed here Monday. She died of cancer on October 27, 1992, in Karachi. She started her career as a supporting actress but soon turned a top class heroine in the film industry of the 1950s and 1960s era. She was born in 1937 in…

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Mobile users to register SIMs within two weeks

ISLAMABAD: The mobile users have been advised to register their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) with respective mobile companies within two weeks, as the unregistered SIMs would be blocked after the deadline, Interior Ministry sources said. The mobile companies have also been directed to inform their customers regarding the deadline and convince them to register their…

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$3b rice to be exported this year: REAP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan during the current fiscal year will export rice valued at $3 billion. Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP)'s newly elected chairman Rahim Janoo said that not only the exports of rice have increased, but also important decisions were being made relating to the rising prices of rice and combating hoarding and smuggling. He…

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PIA contract employees in NWFP receive confirmation letters

PESHAWAR: As many as 185 PIA contract employees in NWFP got the confirmation letter at a colorful function arranged by Peoples Unity, a trade union body of the national flag carrier affiliated with Pakistan Peoples Party. The recipient of the confirmation letters were highly appreciative of the present federal government especially President Asif Ali Zardari…

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Pakistan exports register 20 pct growth in past three months: Mukhtar

KARACHI: Commerce Minister, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar Monday said that exports have recorded a 20 percent growth in the last three month and this trend will continue in coming months. Addressing a press conference after inaugurating 4th Expo Pakistan 2008, organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) at Expo Centre Karachi, he said that the…

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Foreign diplomats meet Punjab Governor

LAHORE: A 26-member delegation of foreign diplomats from different countries met with Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer at the Governor's House here Monday. Talking to the visitors, the Governor observed that Pakistan is fighting its own war against terrorism, and that the nation is united against terrorists. “The military carrying on the operation against terrorist elements…

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Hindu community to celebrate Diwali on Tuesday

HYDERABAD: Like other parts of the country the Hindu community of Pakistan especially in Hyderabad and interior Sindh would celebrate Diwali festival on Tuesday with great enthusiasm. Diwali is a colorful festival involving lightening of candles, worship, celebration and prayers, where 'prashad' is offered to all devotees. Diwali, being the festival of lights, thousands of…

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Deputy Speaker inaugurates PIA flight to D.I. Khan

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Faisal Karim Kundi, on Monday said that the commencement of PIA flights to Dera Ismail Khan will generate economic and commercial activity in the area besides providing safe mode of transportation to the people. He was speaking to ianugural ceremony of PIA flight to D.I.Khan after a period of six…

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Solution to Kashmir must for peace in region: Yasin Malik

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front, Yasin Malik said India and Pakistan will have to find out a solution to Kashmir problem on priority for durable peace in the region. He said that India should bring falaxibility in its attitue and break status quo in its policy towards Kashmir issue. He…

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Asian Beach Games new experience for Pakistan: POA chief

BALI: Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) President Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Syed Arif Hasan said Pakistani sportsmen put up an impressive show at the Asian Beach Games which has been a new concept and experience for them, and efforts will be made to build on this success by grooming athletes in these sports. “It is a heartening…

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Junior hockey coaching camp concludes in Larkana

LARKANA: MPA Haji Munnawar Ali Abbasi was chief guest at the concluding ceremony of Junior hockey coaching camp held at the Government Pilot Higher Secondary School's hockey ground here on Monday. Coaching camp was sponsored by National Bank of Pakistan with the collaboration of District Hockey Association, Larkana. Junior Hockey coaching camp had begun on…

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LHC to hear petitions against PCB on Oct 28

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear two identical petitions of the dismissed employees of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) against the management, on Tuesday (October 28). Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi during last hearing, heard the arguments by the counsels for the petitioners while the counsel for PCB will argue tomorrow. Col. (Retd.) Muhammad Pervez…

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Hayden ready to counter Zaheer in third India Test

NEW DELHI: Australia's struggling opener Matthew Hayden said on Sunday he would go after India's Zaheer Khan despite being dismissed by the bowler three times in the series. Hayden, 36, said Zaheer's behaviour during the second Test in Mohali revealed an unstable temperament which he wanted to exploit in the third Test beginning here on…

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