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Consultative session on Local Government future on Nov 17

LAHORE: South Asia Partnership, Pakistan (SAP-PK), Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), Aurat Foundation and Shirkat Gah are jointly organizing a consultation on the future of Local Government System at a local hotel on November 17. The consultative sessions aims to analyze the situation following the amendments in Land Revenue Act by Punjab Government, with the return…

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November 15, 2008

 

Citizens invited to participate in Diabetes Awareness walk on Nov 16

KARACHI: Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology will hold its 11th Diabetes Awareness Walk at Boat Basin, Clifton, here on Sunday, as part of global awareness campaign that also coincides with World Diabetes Day. The fact that Diabetes is a largely preventable disease yet inflicting people, of all age groups, at high pace, has led…

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November 15, 2008

 

Rehman Malik lauds Pak Rangers training standard

LAHORE: Passing out parade of recruits was held at the Pakistan Rangers Academy, Mandi Bahauddin on Saturday. Rehman Malik, Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior was chief guest at the function attended by officers from Pakistan Rangers (Punjab), parents of the passing out recruits and other dignitaries, according to a press release issued here. Addressing…

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November 15, 2008

 

TCP floats another tender for 250,000 metric tonnes urea import

KARACHI: Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has floated a tender for the import of 250,000 metric tonnes of urea from worldwide sources. A TCP official said here Saturday that pre-qualified and non-pre- qualified urea suppliers can submit their bids. They need to quote C & F price for delivery at Port Qasim and Gawadar Port….

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November 15, 2008

 

Meezan Bank to have 160 branches by year end

KARACHI: Meezan Bank has announced that it planned to establish a network of over 160 branches across Pakistan by the end of year 2008. This was stated by President and CEO Meezan Bank Limited Irfan Siddiqui in his statement issued at the inauguration of bank's 131st branch in Garden West Karachi. Aala Hazrat, a notable…

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November 15, 2008

 

Work on Faisalabad-Khanewal Expressway to start soon

ISLAMABAD: Land acqusition process for 184- kilometer Faisalabad-Khanewal Expressway (E-4) is underway and work on the project is likely to start soon, a source in the Ministry of Communications said here on Saturday. The Project Concept-1 of the expressway has been approved and the Environment Protection Agency has also granted No Objection Certificatethe source said…

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November 15, 2008

 

Pothohari dictionary published

ISLAMABAD: The first ever Pothohari dictionary of a broadcaster and writer Sharif Shad was launched here on Saturday. The writer has compiled more than 10,000 Pothohari words and proverbs in his comprehensive dictionary encompassing Urdu translation and description, says a press release issued here. Pothohari-Urdu Dictionary will act as a milestone for development of Pothohari…

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November 15, 2008

 

BISE trials for Pakistan Board Games from Nov 20

PESHAWAR: Basketball, football and volleyball (Boys) trials to select Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar teams for the Pakistan Board Games will be starting from November 20 at its premises. Talking to the press, Director Sports Manzar Khan informed that the teams of basketball, football and volleyball (Boys) will be selected after conducting…

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November 15, 2008

 

Shahbaz Sharif leaves for five-day visit to China on Sunday

ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif will leave Sunday for China's five-day visit. He will be accompanied by Punjab provincial ministers and members of National and Provincial assemblies and members from private sector. The delegation includes Punjab Minister for Finance, Planning and Development, Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Punjab Minister for Agriculture, Ahmad Ali Aulakh, MNA,…

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November 15, 2008

 

Livestock sector an asset for Pakistan: Salman Taseer

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Salman Taseer has said that livestock is an asset as it contributes over 50 per cent to the agricultural GDP of Pakistan. Addressing the 2nd convocation of the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) here Saturday, he said trans-genies, genetics, genetic and mineral mapping etc are new sciences of today's high-tech…

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November 15, 2008

 

Win series against India to boost morale: Shoaib Malik

ABU DHABI: Pakistan cricket team captain, Shoaib Malik said that the victory before the series against India augured well and it would help boost the moral of the team. Following the second match triumph against West Indies here, Shoaib in a news conference attributed the victory to the good performance of all the players. He…

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November 14, 2008

 

Unknown gunmen kill three construction workers in Afghanistan

KABUL: Three construction workers were gunned down while a suicide attack wounded three policemen in continuing violence in Afghanistan. The three men working for a private building firm were shot and killed by attackers in a passing vehicle in the eastern province of Khost. The official blamed the attack on the Taliban. In the same…

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November 14, 2008

 

Zardari condoles death of Shaukat Mazari

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed his profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly and MPA from Rajanpur Sardar Shaukat Hussain Mazari who passed away on Friday due to cardiac arrest.In his condolence message to the bereaved family, the President offered his heartfelt sympathies. He prayed…

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November 14, 2008

 

Ex-Deputy Speaker PA Sardar Shaukat Hussain Mazari passes away

LAHORE: Ex-Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Sardar Shaukat Hussain Mazari who suffered severe heart attack during PA session here on Friday expired in the Punjab Institute of Cardiology. Punjab Assembly session was in progress with speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal in the chair when Mr. Mazari suffered cardiac attack. He was immediately provided first aid but in…

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November 14, 2008

 

Pakistan among countries with huge coal reserves

LAHORE: Pakistan is among the countries with the largest coal reserves and it must focus on coal power generation. Punjab University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Mujahid Kamran stated this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Institute of Coal Technology (ICT) at new campus on Friday. He said the PU Institute of Coal Technology would…

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November 14, 2008

 

Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell dies at age 61

PORTLAND: Mitch Mitchell, the former drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, died in his sleep of natural causes, an autopsy revealed Thursday. Mitchell, 61, whose fusion style allowed him and one of history's greatest guitar players to feed off each other, was found early Wednesday in his room at the Benson Hotel in Portland. Dr….

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November 14, 2008

 

Zardari meets UAE FM, Robert Kimmitt, calls John Kerry

NEW YORK: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday spent a busy day, holding several important meetings, besides making a phone call to John Kerry, a key member of the President-elect Barack Obama camp, on the margins of the U.N. meeting on Inter-faith harmony. The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Department of Treasury Robert Kimmitt called on…

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November 14, 2008

 

CIA chief praises Pakistans actions, says U.S., allies keeping Al-Qaeda off-balance

WASHINGTON: Pakistan deserves great credit for its sustained anti-terrorism campaign in its border areas with Afghanistan, CIA Chief Michael Hayden said, declaring that the United States and its allies are keeping al-Qaeda off-balance by deepening isolation of its members. He said al-Qaeda is feeling less secure throughout federally administered tribal areas but claimed major current…

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November 14, 2008

 

FM Qureshi, U.K. FM discuss bilateral relations

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday met Bill Rammell, Britain's State Minister on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in New York and discussed with him bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. In a meeting held on the sidelines of the high- level session of General Assembly, Foreign Minister Qureshi said Pakistan…

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November 14, 2008

 

Need for prolonged macroeconomic stability, financial discipline: Hina

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs, Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday stressed the need for a prolonged period of macroeconomic stability, financial discipline and consistently transparent policies that place poverty reduction at the centre of the country's overall policy framework. “Linking the economic growth-poverty reduction nexus are the very elements that…

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November 14, 2008

 

T20 Cricket to be played from April 4-12 in Florida

KARACHI: Top teams from around the world will be taking part in the $100,000.00 T20 Cricket Tournament to be held in Florida, USA, from April 4 to 12, according to message received here on Friday. Cricket Council USA is holding the 48 clubs event. Besides Canada, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Australia, West Indies and…

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November 14, 2008

 
 
 
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