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ILO starts Cash for Work programme for Balochistan quake victims

ISLAMABAD: The International Labour Organization (ILO) has started “Cash for Work” programme through Taraqee Foundation in the most affected villages of District Ziarat, Balochistan. Country Director of ILO, Donglin Li informed Federal Minister for Livestock, Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd and Balochistan Provincial Minister Aziz Kurd Gaillo in a meeting here. So far 152 affectees have…

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November 14, 2008

 

First-ever combined graduation, commissioning parades held at PAF Academy

PESHAWAR: The first-ever combined graduation parade of four regular courses and commissioning parades were held at Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur on Friday. Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani was the chief guest on the occasion. Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force also witnessed the parade. The…

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November 14, 2008

 

Ten to twelve pct of population diabetic: Minister

LAHORE: Diabetes has assumed epidemic proportions with as much as approximately 10 to 12 percent of our population suffering from this potentially fatal disease, said Neelam Jabbar, Minister Population Welfare Punjab. She said that it is unfortunate that most diabetics are not even aware of their problem, and stressed the need for a joint effort…

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November 14, 2008

 

No shortage of aid for Balochistan quake-hit areas: Babar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Zaheeruddin Babar Awan on Friday said there was no shortage of tents, medicines or food items in the quake-hit areas of Balochistan. Speaking in the National Assembly on a Calling Attention Notice, he said so far 166 deaths and 357 injured have been confirmed in the quake that struck…

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November 14, 2008

 

World Quality Day observed

KARACHI: World Quality Day was celebrated throughout the world Thursday. This day has become a symbol for the nations across the world to focus and promote quality improvements in their societies, including their products, services, government and academia. Quality improvement, both at the national as well as organizational level, has become a professional field by…

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November 14, 2008

 

Diabetes rising in Pakistan by 180 pct every year

HYDERABAD: “People with diabetes need to take an active role in their own care, but patients need to be supported by their health care system to learn how to self manage effectively with timely access to proper treatment and medical advice being equally vital,” said eminent diabetologist Dr. Javed Sakrani said on the World Diabetes…

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November 14, 2008

 

Pakistan senators to address concerns of overseas Pakistanis

LONDON: The visiting four-member delegation of Senate Standing Committee on Labour, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis has offered assistance in addressing the concerns of expatriate Pakistanis on various issues facing them in their homeland. The assurance was given during the course of their inter-action with the members of the British-Pakistani community at the luncheon reception hosted…

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November 14, 2008

 

Gordon Brown holds talks with Karzai on militancy

LONDON: The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown held talks with the Afghan President Hamid Karzai which focussed on efforts both military and political to counter the resurgent Taliban. In this meeting the Afghan President also informed Brown on the efforts being made to further democracy in Afghanistan and the reforms he has initiated within his…

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November 14, 2008

 

Obama committed to Pakistan democracy, people: Historian

WASHINGTON: William Dalrymple, a historian on South Asia, has drawn U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s attention to obligation he owes to Pakistan’s democracy and its people in breaking with the Bush administration’s policy of conducting unilateral strikes against militant targets on the Pakistani side of the Afghan border. “It is difficult to see how Obama plans…

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November 13, 2008

 

G20 to tackle financial crisis, invest in new technologies

UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the upcoming G20 conference on world economy to demonstrate common resolve in tackling the current financial crisis and urged for greater investment in new technologies and trade multilateralism. In his letter to the G20 leaders in advance of their summit in Washington on Saturday, Ban said:…

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November 13, 2008

 

Pakistan ready to consider constructive proposal on Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Pakistan is ready to consider any constructive proposal for addressing the Kashmir issue whether bilaterally or through a multilateral organization or third party mediation. “The sooner this dispute is resolved the better the region would be,” said Shahid Malik , Pakistan High Commissioner to India while speaking at the Foreign Correspondents Club here…

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November 13, 2008

 

Atmospheric Brown Clouds’ darkening Karachi, other Asian cities, threatening health

UNITED NATIONS: A 3-kilometre-thick ‘brown cloud’ of man-made pollution is making Karachi and other Asian cities darker, speeding up the melting of Himalayan glaciers and impacting human health, according to a new U.N. report. Atmospheric Brown Clouds (ABCs), resulting from the burning of fossil fuels and biomass, has resulted in the formation of particles such…

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November 13, 2008

 

Windies to press hard for win in 2nd ODI: Gayle

ABU DHABI: The West Indies need to put the unexpected last over defeat behind them and press hard for victory in the second one-day match against Pakistan here on Friday, captain Chris Gayle said. West Indies snatched defeat from the jaws of victory when their frontline paceman Jerome Taylor conceded 17 off the 50th over…

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November 13, 2008

 

Reinstatement of 59 dismissed Dera Bugti employees

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday announced reinstatement of 59 dismissed employees, belonging to District Dera Bugti, at Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s Sui Gas Field. The decision is part of an effort to proactively address and stabilize the restive geo-political condition in the province of Balochistan and further the peace dialogue initiated earlier…

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November 13, 2008

 

Steering Committee to expedite work on IPI: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed the Steering Committee on Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project to sort out the remaining issues at the earliest so that work could be started on this important project to meet the shortfall of gas in the country. The Prime Minister gave these directions while presiding over…

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November 13, 2008

 

World community to eliminate extremism, terrorism: Zardari

UNITED NATIONS: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said the world community should commit itself to eliminating the root causes of extremism and terrorism, giving all people in all societies renewed faith in their countries, in their laws, and in the futures of their children. He said this while addressing the special session of the…

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November 13, 2008

 

Govt not to accept IMFs tough conditions: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Thursday that government would not accept tough conditions set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Addressing the Senate here, the PM said IMF’s tough terms would not be accepted against national interest. Gilani said that sacrifices rendered for the cause of democracy would not go in…

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November 13, 2008

 

U.N. probe into Benazir Bhuttos assassination makes progress: FM

NEW YORK: Progress has been made in the process to form a United Nations fact-finding commission to investigate the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Wednesday. Responding to a question at a press conference, the foreign minister said government of Pakistan had just responded to a letter from…

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November 13, 2008

 

Pakistan incurred $34.5 bln loss in war on terror: FM

NEW YORK: Pakistan suffered huge losses amounting to $34.5 billion since 2001, for its role in the war against terror and wants regional ownership of the crisis in a bid to bring peace and stability to the troubled region Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Wednesday “Pakistan paid a huge price, both in economic and…

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November 13, 2008

 

PPP working for country’s sovereignty, integrity: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said Pakistan Peoples Party has a unique status among other political parties of South Asia for numerous sacrifices made by its leadership and workers for the cause of democracy. The Prime Minister was addressing the meeting of PPP’s Central Executive Committee and Federal Council held at…

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November 13, 2008

 

Unknown gunmen kidnap Iranian diplomat, kill guard

PESHAWAR: Unknown gunmen kidnapped an Iranian diplomat after killing his security guard Thursday in Phase-4 Hayatabad, Peshawar, a day after an American aid worker was shot dead in the city in volatile northwest Pakistan, officials said. The kidnapping was the latest in a string of attacks on foreigners in Pakistan's northwest, and it underscored the…

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November 13, 2008

 
 
 
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