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Gilani reshuffles eleven Federal Secretaries

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, in a dramatic development on Friday night shook the powerful bureaucracy first time since he assumed his office in March last year, issued notification reshuffling eleven federal secretaries. Gilani transferred and posted about 11 federal secretaries of BPS-22 with just one stroke of pen but surprisingly a couple of…

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Osama Bin Ladin's son faces US sanctions

The U.S. Treasury said on Friday it would freeze the assets of one of Osama bin Laden's sons and three other members of al Qaeda it believes are operating in Iran. “It is important that Iran give a public accounting of how it is meeting its international obligations to constrain al Qaeda,” said Stuart Levey,…

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India should exercise restraint

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Shahid Malik, called on President Asif Ali Zardari at the Aiwan-e-Sadr here on Saturday and briefed him about the developments in the region in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks. Zardari, in the meeting, urged India to respond positively to Pakistan's offer of carrying out a joint investigation…

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WKFM welcomes statements of Miliband, Susan Rice on Kashmir

LONDON: The U.K.-based Kashmiri leaders have welcomed the statements of British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and U.S. Ambassador Designate to the U.N. Susan Rice, on Kashmir, saying, it was time the international community realised the importance of peace in South Asia. The senior Vice President World Kashmir Freedom Movement (WKFM) Nazir Ahmad Qurashi, said the…

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U.S. Senate to approve Obama cabinet soon

WASHINGTON: U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's proposed cabinet of top advisers seems headed toward swift U.S. Senate approval, with former presidential rival Hillary Clinton appearing a shoo-in for secretary of state. Following a tradition in the treatment of incoming presidents, Obama's fellow Democrats along with Republicans have made Senate confirmation of his Cabinet a top priority….

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Kuwait, Pakistan to cooperate in energy sector

ISLAMABAD: Engineering companies of Kuwait and Pakistan have decided to improve bilateral cooperation and business relations in large development projects coming up in Kuwait in the oil and gas, energy and infrastructure sectors. The decision to this effect was taken during the visit of high-level Pakistan's engineering sector delegation to Kuwait. The visit was organized…

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Govt. to generate 4,000 MW electricity by end of this year: Ashraf

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday said that government will generate additional electricity of 4,000 MW by the end of this year with the support of private sector. Addressing a press conference here after attending the signing ceremony of Energy Purchase Agreement of the country's first wind farm, set up…

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Fire kills girl in Gulshan-e-Iqbal

KARACHI: A girl was found dead in a fire, which engulfed the slum area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal in the Aziz Bhatti police station jurisdiction. According to sources the girl's body was found when officials were sifting through burnt items and debris. The reason of the fire was unknown till last reports.

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Boy George sentenced to 15 months in jail

LONDON: Singer Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in jail on Friday after being convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort by handcuffing him to a wall in a London apartment. British Judge David Radford said the 47-year-old former Culture Club frontman, whose real name is George O'Dowd, was guilty of “gratuitous violence.” O'Dowd's…

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British writer John Mortimer dies at 85

LONDON: British lawyer and writer John Mortimer, creator of the curmudgeonly criminal lawyer Rumpole of the Bailey, died Friday. He was 85. Mortimer's family said he died early in the morning at his home in the Chiltern Hills northwest of London. They did not disclose the cause of death. Mortimer combined a career as a…

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Obama's half brother performs in China

SHENZHEN: The news release didn't say who Mark Ndesandjo was. Nor did the posters and e-mails promoting the concert Friday in this southern Chinese boomtown where he played piano to raise money for orphans. But the 200 or so people who showed up for the fundraiser at a posh hotel resort knew the man in…

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Author behind 'Slumdog Millionaire' heads home

JOHANNESBURG: The diplomat-novelist whose work was the basis of the award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” is heading home for the Indian premier of the movie. The film, about a young boy from the slums of Mumbai who wins a fortune in a television game show, walked away with the Golden Globe best picture award and best…

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TTP to contact Swat Taliban to lift ban on girls' education

KHAR: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a proscribed organisation, has said they were not against the education of boys and girls and have contacted the Swat Taliban to reconsider their decision of banning girls' education. Maulvi Omar, TTP's spokesperson, while talking to journalists on phone from an undisclosed location, said that the TTP has contacted the Taliban…

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U.N. General Assembly issues strong call to end Gaza conflict

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly Friday night overwhelmingly adopted a resolution demanding “full respect” for the Security Council resolution 1860, which calls for an immediate and durable in Gaza, where more than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli military attacks. Following a two-day emergency special session convened to address the three-week old…

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CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry arrives in Karachi

KARACHI: The deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry reached Karachi on Saturday. A large number of lawyers were present at the residence of the deposed Chief Justice Chaudhry, while the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Chaudhry Atizaz Ahsan was also present. Strict security measures have been put in place to intercept…

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Pakistan protests Israel's 'campaign of terror' in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS: Stating that Gaza was running out of burial space for the hundreds of Palestinians killed by the brutal Israeli strikes, Pakistan Friday fervently urged the international community to put an end the “ongoing campaign of terror and abominable crimes of Israel”. “Facts and figures being reported from Gaza are earth-shaking: More than 1000…

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Muhammad Asif departs for India

KARACHI: Fast bowler Mohammad Asif has left for India to receive his dues from Delhi Daredevils. Before his departure here at the Quaid-i-Azam International Airport on Saturday, Asif said that his meeting with the officials of Delhi Daredevils is scheduled for today in which issues arising in the last seven months would be discussed and…

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Govt. school blown up in Mingora

Unknown militants blew up a government high school with explosives in Mingora, a Swat's central administrative district, on early Sunday. The loud explosion was so intensified that it shattered two more vacant houses located besides government school. It is pertinent to mention here that suspected militants threatened Friday for a total close down of the…

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UK Foreign Secretary meets General Kayani

A meeting between British Foreign Secretary David Miliband called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kaynai on Saturday. According to reports, war against terror; Pak-India tension and regional situation discussed during the meeting. Miliband had reached Pakistan on a two-day visit on Friday. During a press conference, he stressed the need for…

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Bangladesh go down fighting against Sri Lanka in Triangular final

Kumar Sangakkkara hit a defiant 59 as Sri Lanka overcame a disastrous start to defeat Bangladesh by two wickets in a thrilling tri-series final here on Friday. Sri Lanka, chasing Bangladesh's 152, recovered after losing their first five wickets for just six runs to squeak past the modest target with 11 balls to spare. Earlier,…

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Ex-PC MN Singh backs MNS over Pak artistes

Former Police commissioner MN Singh on Friday said that he was supporting the campaign against Pakistani artistes launched by Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). “I have not supported Raj Thackeray in his previous issues. But I support Thackeray's campaign against the Pakistani artistes. He did right thing by raising this issue and removing them…

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