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Zardari arrives to attend U.N. interfaith dialogue

NEW YORK: President Asif Ali Zardari arrived here Tuesday to represent Pakistan at a high-level session of the U.N. General Assembly on “Culture of Peace” to promote a global dialogue about religions, cultures and common values. The meeting being held at the initiative of King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia is a…

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Suicide attack injures seven at Provincial Games

PESHAWAR: According to police a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the main gate of the stadium where the Inter-Provincial Games were being held wounding seven people. The blast occurred at the main gate of the Peshawar Sports Complex during the closing ceremony of the Inter-Provincial Games, the sporting event that draws athletes from around…

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FIA shift Munaf Kalia to Lahore

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) brought Khanani and Kalia International Director Munaf Kalia to Lahore from Karachi on Monday, as technical experts of the agency have retrieved all the data of transactions from the main server of the K&K company. Javed Khanani and Munaf Kalia were arrested on Saturday after the agency launched a…

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WAPDA Inter-Unit Hockey Tournament from Nov 12

ISLAMABAD: Inauguration ceremony of WAPDA Inter Unit Hockey Tournament would be held under administration of Islamabad Electric Supply Company at Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium, Sports Complex, Islamabad on Wednesday November 12 at 11:30 a.m. According to IESCO statements, all teams of WAPDA DISCOs and Transmission Companies would participate in it. Spokesman further said that Colonel…

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Miscreants set ablaze truck carrying jeeps of allied forces

LANDIKOTAL: Some unknown miscreants put on fire a truck carrying jeeps of allied forces from Afghanistan to Pakistan here at Landikotal By-pass on Torkham Road on Tuesday morning. An official of Political Administration informed that Naib Subedar, Shamshad Afridi rushed to the site of fire along with Khasadar force as he received the news. The…

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PPP to provide basic amenities to people: Minister

ABBOTTABAD: NWFP Minister for Population Welfare Saleem Khan said Pakistan People's Party (PPP) will continue striving for the provision of basic amenities to the people living in far flung localities. He said issue of terrorism was a challenge for the government which it will counter with the help of the people. He was speaking to…

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SBP urges exchange companies to comply with rules, regulations

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has exhorted the exchange companies to comply with the rules and regulations. A circular to this effect has been issued by the Director of SBP, Syed Samar Hasnain, here on Monday. In the circular the attention of the exchange companies was invited to SSP instructions issued from time to…

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Punjab clinches Inter-Provincial Games trophy for third consecutive time

PESHAWAR: Punjab retained the title for the third consecutive year after securing 3642 points by grabbing 81 gold medals, 34 silver and 34 bronze medals in the 3rd Inter-Provincial Games, which concluded amidst colorful closing ceremony here on Tuesday. Government NWFP was the chief guest on this occasion and witnessed the closing ceremony. President of…

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Aftershocks gradually subsiding: PMD

ISLAMABAD: Director General, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Qamar Zaman Chudhary said there is no need to panic during the aftershocks as they gradually subside after continuing for some time. Talking to PTV he said as a result of 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Balochistan, the energy stored inside the earth is released reducing the chances of…

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IMF to be approached in next 15 days: Tareen

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tareen Tuesday informed the Senate that government would be approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) within the next 10 to 15 days for endorsement of our program as suggested by International Financial Institutions (IFIs). “IFIs agreed and appreciated our economic program and social safety net, but desire…

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Vettori predicts backlash in wake of Aussie loss

SYDNEY: New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori thinks Australia's 2-0 Test series loss in India has made the job of winning the next two Test matches much more difficult for his team. Australia lost the fourth match against India by 172 runs on Monday, surrendering the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2-0. Ricky Ponting and his lineup were traveling…

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Muhammad Mian Soomro acting President in Zardaris absence

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Mian Soomro has started functions of the President of Pakistan during President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit abroad. According to a notification issued here Tuesday, Deputy Chairman Senate Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali will act as Chairman Senate of Pakistan from Tuesday (November 11).

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Sherry condemns Peshawar suicide blast

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman on Tuesday strongly condemned the suicide blast outside Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar. The minister said that the government was fully committed to rooting out terrorism and extremism from the society and such cowardly acts cannot deter the government from is resolve to root out the menace of…

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Zardari, Gilani strongly condemn Peshawar blast

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have strongly condemned the suicide bomb blast at the gate of Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar on Tuesday evening. The President and the Prime Minister expressed their grief over the loss of precious lives and injuries and sympathized with the bereaved families. President Zardari…

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Zardari leaves for New York to attend UNGA

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari left here for New York to participate in the high-level session of UN General Assembly on 'Culture of Peace', being held on November 12-13. The UN session is being held at the initiative of the Custodian of two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, who…

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IMF still awaiting intent letter from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has not yet sent the letter of intent needed to finalise a rescue package it is negotiating with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stave off a possible economic collapse. Sources in the IMF and Washington’s diplomatic circles described the current week as crucial for finalising the package because any further delay could…

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Bush terms meeting with Obama friendly

(CNN) — President Bush had a “relaxed” and “friendly” meeting with President-elect Barack Obama after he and first lady Laura Bush welcomed their successors to their future home Monday, a White House spokesman said. “The president and the president-elect had a long meeting, described by the president as good, constructive, relaxed and friendly,” White House…

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Zardari expects Obama to re-evaluate strikes on al Qaeda, Taliban

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has said he expects U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to re-evaluate the need for U.S. military strikes on al-Qaida and Taliban targets on Pakistan's side of the Afghan border. He warned that the surge in missile attacks since August was hurting Pakistan's own fight against the militants, a campaign he said…

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Gilani for expediting relief efforts in quake-hit areas

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday assured that the government will utilize all resources for the rehabilitation of people affected by the recent earthquake in Balochistan. He was addressing a high level review meeting about the rehabilitation of Balochistan earthquake affected people here at the PM House, which was attended by parliamentarians from…

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U.S. Ambassador calls on Gilani

ISLAMABAD: U.S. Ambassador in Pakistan Ms. Anne W. Patterson accompanied by John D. Bennett, Regional Affairs Counsellor called on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here at the PM House on Monday. John D. Bennett gave a detailed briefing on the intelligence affairs. During the meeting, the Prime Minister also discussed the case of Dr….

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Independence of judiciary vital: Aitzaz Ahsan

LONDON: Noted constitutional lawyer and a senior PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan has termed the independence of judiciary as vital for the development and economic progress of the country and said the lawyers movement in Pakistan will continue till the realisation of its objective. Speaking on the topic of ‘Transformative role Pakistan’s Lawyers Movement’ at the…

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