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Gender workshop on maternity, newborn child health concludes

CHITRAL: A one-day Gender Workshop on Maternity Newborn Child Health organized by National MNCH (Mother and Child Health) Program NWFP was held here on Wednesday. Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Saleem Khan was chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Salar Khan briefed the participants and stakeholders about the aims, objectives and importance of the workshop….

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November 5, 2008

 

Petraeus completes visit to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: General David Petraeus, Commander, United States Central Command (CENTCOM), completed his first official visit abroad since assuming command on October 31, 2008, said a US news release here Wednesday. During his visit he met with both senior Pakistan civilian and military leadership, discussing a wide range of topics from Pakistani Sovereignty, the nature of…

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November 5, 2008

 

Obama faces daunting decisions on Iraq, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: President-elect Barack Obama will quickly face big decisions on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as the United States undergoes its first wartime change of administration since the Vietnam era. The commander-in-chief of the world's only military superpower will also have to grapple with other major national security issues, such as Iran's nuclear program…

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November 5, 2008

 

Kashmiris all set to observe Jammu Martyrs Day on Nov 6

MIRPUR: Kashmiri people dwelling both sides of Line of Control and rest of the world will observe 61st Jammu Martyrs day on Thursday (November 6) to pay glorious tributes, besides to commemorate the supreme sacrifices of the lives, given by thousands of the Muslim residents of Jammu this day in 1947 when they were migrating…

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November 5, 2008

 

Farhan-Amair clash in CNS Squash final on Thursday

KARACHI: As expected top two seeds Farhan Mehboob and Aamir Atlas Khan set-up Thursday's title clash in CNS International Squash Championship after comfortable victories at Roshan Khan/Jahangir Khan Squash Complex on Wednesday. To the disappointment of squash supporters, both pre finals turned out to lackluster affairs in US$25,000. A Pakistan Champion will emerge for the…

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November 5, 2008

 

Mumtaz Gillani assumes charge as Federal Minister of Human Rights

ISLAMABAD: Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani has assumed the charge as Federal Minister of Human Rights, says a notification here Wednesday. Mumtaz Gillani was elected as Member National Assembly from NA-189 Bahawalnagar on Pakistan Peoples Party platform.

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November 5, 2008

 

Govt to improve health care delivery system: Aijaz Jakhrani

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Health Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani has said that concrete steps will be taken to improve health care delivery system in the country. The minister while addressing the staff members of the Ministry after assuming charge expressed his determination to strengthen preventive health programmes. He said Lady Health Workers Programme, HIV-AIDS programme Control…

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November 5, 2008

 

Workshop on exam techniques held

ISLAMABAD: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) here on Wednesday organized Exam Excel 2008 exam techniques workshop. As many as 40 ACCA students benefitted from the workshop which enable them to understand exam techniques relevant to ACCA papers. The exam technique session was tailored to facilitate students in overcoming these challenges by sharing examiners approach…

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November 5, 2008

 

U.S. says Afghan officials supported deadly attack

U.S. says Afghan officials supported deadly attack By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) – An insurgent attack that killed nine U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and nearly overran a NATO outpost was carried out with the aid of two local Afghan government officials, the U.S. military said on Tuesday. A report by a military investigator,…

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November 5, 2008

 

U.S. private sector cuts 157,000 jobs in Oct

NEW YORK: U.S. private employers cut a larger-than-expected 157,000 jobs in October, a report by a private employment service said on Wednesday. ADP Employer Services also said it revised the number of jobs lost in September to 26,000 from the originally reported loss of 8,000. ADP said the private sector job losses in October were…

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November 5, 2008

 

Kashmir Centre welcomes U.N. Secretary-Generals optimism on Kashmir

LONDON: The U.K.-based Kashmir Centre has welcomed the optimism of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the forward movement of Indo-Pakistan dialogue that could lead to the resolution of Kashmir dispute. Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl in a statement said Ban Ki-Moon has also expressed his willingness to facilitate the dialogue provided both India and…

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November 5, 2008

 

Karim Darwish moves up to second in World Squash ranking

LONDON: A career-best world number two ranking by Karim Darwish in the new November Professional Squash Association (PSA) Men's World Squash Rankings has led to Egypt becoming the first country to boast three players in the world top four for 16 years. While Egypt's Amr Shabana moves into his 32nd month at the top of…

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November 5, 2008

 

British General for restrategising battle against Taliban in Afghanistan

LONDON: A retired British general has called for a new strategy to battle Taliban in Afghanistan based on the development of the country coupled with increasing the strength of the Afghan Army. General Sir Michael Rose, the former Special Forces commander, was delivering a lecture on 'The war on Terror revisited' arranged by the Pakistan…

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November 5, 2008

 

Afghanistan welcomes Obama win, wants new strategy

KABUL: Afghans welcomed Barack Obama's U.S. election victory on Wednesday, saying they looked forward to a greater focus and new strategy on the war with Taliban insurgents that has killed at least 4,000 people this year alone. Most Afghans were grateful to President George W. Bush when U.S. troops ended the Taliban's austere Islamist rule…

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November 5, 2008

 

Pakistan hopes U.S. under Obama will be less bossy

ISLAMABAD: Barack Obama's victory fostered hopes in Pakistan that the United States would become less overbearing towards its ally in the war on terrorism, and nurture the country's recent return to civilian-led democracy. “I think he will understand that the use of brute force alone creates more enemies and widens the zone of conflict,” Talat…

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November 5, 2008

 

Ali Gilani appeals people to participate in election protest march on Nov 6

SRINAGAR: Senior Kashmir Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to people to massively participate in tomorrow's march to Jamia Masjid, in occupied Kashmir. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued here said that the election is no solution to the core issue of Kashmir but India should give the right to self- determination to…

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November 5, 2008

 

IHC reserves judgement on maintainability of writ against SBP Governor

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Wednesday reserved its verdict over the maintainability of a writ petition against the Governor of State Bank of Pakistan. The single bench of Chief Justice Sardar Mohammad Aslam heard the plea of Barrister M Javed Jafferi, who has claimed that the merit criteria was not followed in the…

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November 5, 2008

 

Lecture on Blockade of Chenab flow

LAHORE: The Institute of Engineers, Pakistan (IEP) has organised a lecture on 'Blockade of Chenab flow' at the IEP building, Gulberg on Saturday, November 8. Engr B.A. Malik, former chief technical advisor UNO will deliver the lecture. Renowned water experts will also be present on the occasion.

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November 5, 2008

 

Gates urges rich countries not to cut health aid

NEW DELHI: Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Wednesday said he was worried the global financial crisis he says could last two to three years might drive rich countries to cut back spending on health aid for the developing world. Echoing comments made last week by U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon, the billionaire philanthropist said the world's…

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November 5, 2008

 

Seminar on Cold Chain Infrastructure uplift on Nov 8

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing a seminar on 'Cold Chain Infrastructure Development and Trade Potential in Pakistan' on November 8 in collaboration with Commerce and Investment Department, Government of the Punjab. The storage and transportation of products requiring temperature-controlled environment is a specialized sector, and the presence of a cold chain…

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November 5, 2008

 

Public to lodge complaints against PIA, CAA: Wafaqi Mohtasib

ISLAMABAD: The government has made a historic decision by allowing the general public to lodge complaints against Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to Wafaqi Mohtasib. “PIA and CAA have been brought under the jurisdiction of Wafaqi Mohtasib by the Law and Justice Division to redress the public grievances and a…

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November 5, 2008

 
 
 
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