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Blast in Quetta kills two, injures 12

QUETTA: At least two persons were killed including a rickshaw driver while 12 others sustained injuries, two of them seriously, when explosives planted in a vehicle went off on Shar-i-Iqbal, in highly sensitive locality. The blast took place close to office of city nazim and DCO and civil and sessions courts' premises, here on Monday,…

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October 27, 2008

 

PM Gilani leaves for Turkey

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday left for Turkey to woo investors and to lobby for the Friends of Pakistan initiative to help the country overcome its financial problems. The Prime Minister during his five-day official visit is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with the Turkish leadership. “Turkey is our good friend…

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October 27, 2008

 

17-year old girl shot dead after dog attack

KARACHI: A 17-year-old Pakistani village girl was falsely accused of immorality and had dogs set on her as a punishment before she was shot dead, the girl's parents said on Monday. Gul Sher, father of the girl, Tasleem Solangi, demanded justice for the killing of his daughter after he said a council in their village…

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October 27, 2008

 

Harbhajan doubtful for third Test against Australia

NEW DELHI: India off spinner Harbhajan Singh has a toe injury and is doubtful for the third Test against Australia starting on Wednesday, team coach Gary Kirsten said on Monday. The 28-year-old bowler, who is one short of 300 test wickets, briefly batted at the nets on Monday but sat out most of the session…

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October 27, 2008

 

Lawson settles pay dispute with PCB

LAHORE: Sacked Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has said he had settled his pay dispute with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Former Australia Test bowler Lawson was sacked on Friday although he had around nine months remaining on his two-year contract. “All financial matters with the PCB have been sorted out now and I will be…

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October 27, 2008

 

Pak-Afghan jirga to expedite tackling violence

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman of Afghanistan Jirga Monitoring Commission, Farooq Wardag said the ongoing “Jirgagai” (mini Jirga) would be instrumental in tackling rising militancy. He said the jirgagai is aimed at expediting the dialogue process with the opposition and monitor implementation of decisions of the previous Kabul jirga. “I am very glad over the beginning of…

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October 27, 2008

 

IHC rejects its own plea to review Dr. A.Q. Khan case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Monday rejected a plea to review its decision of July 21 in the nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan's habeas corpus case while maintaining the office objection. The single bench of Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam announced the judgement over the plea that had been filed by Barrister…

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October 27, 2008

 

Australia top world rankings, receive one-day championship award

NEW DELHI: Australia captain Ricky Ponting collected the one-day championship shield on Sunday for his team's move to the top of the world rankings. The Australians regained top spot after defeating the West Indies in the opening game of the five-match ODI series in St. Vincent in June. The shield was presented to Ponting here…

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October 27, 2008

 

Strict security ensured for EXPO 08

ISLAMABAD: Stringent security measures have been taken for the EXPO Pakistan Exhibition 2008 starting here in Karachi today. SSP security Maqsood Ahmed said the exhibition is of an international level wherein more than 700 foreigners of over 40 countries would hold more than 100 stalls. Security for EXPO 2008 has been beefed up in and…

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October 27, 2008

 

Gilani highlights China visit engagements

BEIJING: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani‚Äôs 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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 

$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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October 27, 2008

 

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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October 27, 2008

 
 
 
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