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Rupee depreciates against dollar

ISLAMABAD: The value of rupee against dollar in the inter-bank on Tuesday depreciated by paisa 35, as it was seen traded at Rs.81.30. Forex market dealers said that the value of rupee since the very outset of trading on Tuesday went under pressure and the rupee against dollar in the inter- bank, depreciating paisa 35,…

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November 4, 2008

 

Pakistanis resent U.S. policies, not people: Jaffer Iqbal

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Pakistanis have nothing against the American people, but they resent biased and short- sighted U.S. policies, like the NATO strikes in our tribal areas that are adding considerably to our difficulties in the war against terror, said PML-N leader Ch. Jaffer Iqbal. The PML central additional general secretary was talking to Mr…

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November 4, 2008

 

Posters of Waheed Murad films on display from Nov 7

LAHORE: Lahore's cinegoers would get a chance to look back into the entertainment history of the country through an array of posters that once advertised the films of renowned film star late Waheed Murad. According to All Pakistan Waheedi Artist Promoters, the archival posters' exhibition will be held here at the Alhamra Art Gallery from…

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November 4, 2008

 

Pakistan hotel bomb suspects held, await charges

ISLAMABAD: Four suspects in the suicide attack on Islamabad's Marriott hotel were sent back to jail by an anti-terrorism court to await charges likely to be brought later this month, police said after a hearing ended on Tuesday. Fifty-five people were killed when an explosive-packed truck blew up outside the hotel in the heart of…

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November 4, 2008

 

Doubts increase over U.S. war against militants in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: U.S. war aims in Afghanistan that call for the defeat of the Taliban and a strong central government in Kabul have become increasingly unrealistic in the face of growing violence and corruption. Even as the Bush administration and U.S. military look for ways to improve strategy, analysts say the next U.S. president could best…

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November 4, 2008

 

U.S.-Afghanistan to work cohesively with Pakistan: Haqqani

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's envoy to the United States Hussain Haqqani Monday urged the United States and Afghanistan to work together with Pakistan in its bid to exterminate the menace of terrorism completely from the region. Talking to CNN he said the terrorists would be in great trouble indeed if militaries and intelligence services of Pakistan, Afghanistan…

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November 4, 2008

 

PTI for peaceful restoration of judiciary

LONDON: The U.K. Chapter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf organized a peaceful rally for the restoration of higher judiciary to coincide with the first anniversary of the imposition of state of emergency by the former President Pervez Musharraf. Arranged outside Pakistan High Commission, the participants called for the independence of judiciary saying that it was vital for…

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November 4, 2008

 

Afghan returnee numbers cross 276,000 this year: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday that some 276,700 Afghans returned to their homeland this year through its voluntary repatriation programme, 99 per cent of them coming from Pakistan. The remaining 1 per cent of returnees came from Iran and other countries, Ewen MacLeod, Acting Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees…

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November 4, 2008

 

PMA seminar on counterfeit, substandard and spurious drugs on

KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Karachi, plans to hold a seminar “Counterfeit, Substandard and Spurious Medicines” at the PMA House here on Wednesday. The program is part of PMA's ongoing series of symposia “Health of the Nation,” organizers said here on Tuesday. Sindh Health Minister, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed has consented to chair the session.

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November 4, 2008

 

Scholars, intellectuals to infuse new thinking in youth

PESHAWAR: Professor Dr. Nasir Jamal Khattak, Chairman Department of English and Applied Linguistics, University of Peshawar has stressed upon scholars and intellectuals to inculcate spirit of new thinking in the young generation, so as to prepare them to meet the modern day challenges. He was delivering a lecture titled' Modernism' organized by the Administration of…

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November 4, 2008

 

Wheat growers demand more incentives

HYDERABAD: The representatives of the growers of Sindh while assuring the producing more wheat against the target, set by the government for Rabi Season have demanded to ensure the procurement of wheat in time. The President Sindh Chamber of Agriculture Syed Qamar-uz-Zaman Shah, President Sindh Abadgar Board Abdul Majeed Nizamani and other representatives of the…

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November 4, 2008

 

Sufficient relief items supplied to quake affectees: NDMA

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Gen (R) Farooq Ahmad Khan has said that NDMA has distributed sufficient relief items on war footings among earthquake-affected people including blankets, quilts, tents, warm jackets, plastic bags and food. While talking to a private TV channel (Aaj TV), Farooq Ahmad Khan said the availability of winterized tents…

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November 4, 2008

 

TCP cancels 50,000 metric ton sugar tender

KARACHI: Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has canceled a tender for the sale of 50,000 metric tons of locally made sugar to ease domestic prices. A TCP official said here Tuesday that a sufficient stock of sugar was available in the market these days and presently there was no need to off load sugar. The…

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November 4, 2008

 

TCP to import 100,000 metric ton urea through Gawadar Port

KARACHI: Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has floated a tender for the import of 100,000 metric tons of urea from worldwide sources. A TCP spokesperson said here Monday that only pre-qualified urea suppliers can submit their bids. They need to quote C&F price for delivery at Port Qasim and Gawadar Port. The bidding will be…

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November 4, 2008

 

Positive change after Zardaris Saudi Arabia visit: Babar Awan

ISLAMABAD: The people of Pakistan will see a good change in the prevailing economic situation of the country after President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to Saudi Arabia and meeting of Friends of Pakistan, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan said here Tuesday. “I am hopeful about the future of Pakistan, sanctity and security of…

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November 4, 2008

 

Syed Ali Gilani hails Obamas statement on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has welcomed the statement of United States presidential candidate, Barrack Obama in which he stressed to enhance understanding between Pakistan and India for resolving Kashmir issue. “Kashmir is not a border dispute between India and Pakistan but it concerns the future of 13 million people. So international…

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November 4, 2008

 

Hunt urges people to realize import of decades old Pak-US ties

RAHIM YAR KHAN: The U.S. is providing financial assistance to the tune of $1.2 billion per annum to Pakistan while the annual American aid to India amounts to $10 million only, said Mr. Bryan D. Hunt, principal officer American Consulate, Lahore. Talking to PML-N leader Ch. Jaffer Iqbal during their meeting here on Tuesday, Hunt…

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November 4, 2008

 

PPP MNAs thank Zardari for taking Qayyum into cabinet

MUZAFFARGARH: PPP Muzaffargarh and people of the district have expressed their happiness on the induction of Abdul Qayyum in the federal cabinet. MNA Jamshed Ahmed Dasti, Amjad Ali Amjad, Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, Ghulam Shabbir Saaghir, Suhail Ahmed Ghauri, Mian Zahoor Samad Bhatti have thanked President of Pakistan and PPP co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari for honouring…

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November 4, 2008

 

Eleven vacant posts of teachers being filled: DCO

KHANEWAL: Eleven vacant posts of teachers in Mian Channu Public school are being filled, said DCO Qazi Muhammad Ashfaq on Tuesday. He said the decision to this effect has been taken to save the school children from further loss of studies. The DCO, who is also chairman education trust, said applications may be submitted by…

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November 4, 2008

 

Telenor completes first phase of relief package for quake affectees

ISLAMABAD: Telenor Pakistan has completed the first phase of its relief and rehabilitation package with an initial amount of Rs.2.5 million for the victims of the recent earthquake in Balochistan. “In the first phase of relief package, as many as 160 quake- affected families of Ziarat and its suburbs, especially Wam, have been provided food…

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November 4, 2008

 

HECs advanced network for researchers fully operational

ISLAMABAD: The advanced Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN), launched by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) that is connected to global Research and Education Networks (RENs) including the Internet2 of USA, Asia-Pacific Advanced Network of continents of Asia and Australia, and GEANT2 network of National RENs of European countries, is fully operational for use by…

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November 4, 2008

 
 
 
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