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Pakistan, U.S. to hold energy dialogue shortly

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the United States will soon hold energy cooperation dialogue following a meeting between their senior officials in Washington this week. Washington assured its full support to Islamabad in overcoming challenges in energy sector when a delegation led by Deputy chairman Planning Commission Salman Faruqi met with the U.S. Assistant Secretary, Economic and…

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October 23, 2008

 

Pakistan, U.S. to hold energy dialogue shortly

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the United States will soon hold energy cooperation dialogue following a meeting between their senior officials in Washington this week. Washington assured its full support to Islamabad in overcoming challenges in energy sector when a delegation led by Deputy chairman Planning Commission Salman Faruqi met with the U.S. Assistant Secretary, Economic and…

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October 23, 2008

 

PM Gilani arrives in Beijing to attend ASEM summit

BEIJING: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived here on Thursday evening, accompanied by a small delegation to attend the seventh Asia Europe (ASEM) Summit. The Prime Minister on his arrival at the Beijing International Airport was warmly received by the senior officials of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, besides Pakistan's Ambassador in Beijing Masood Khan…

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October 23, 2008

 

Pak-China cooperation to reach new heights: Gilani

BEIJING: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here Friday laid the foundation stone of Pakistan-China Friendship and Cultural Complex and said it will act as a useful catalyst in taking their bilateral relationship to new heights. Speaking on the occasion, he said the bilateral relationship between China and Pakistan is unique and multidimensional. He hoped…

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October 23, 2008

 

Suicide car bomber rams Iraq convoy, kills 11

BAGHDAD: A suicide car bomber rammed into the convoy of Iraq's labour minister on Thursday, killing 11 people and wounding 22, police said. A spokesman for the ministry said the minister, Mahmoud al-Sheikh Radhi, was unhurt. Three of his bodyguards were among the dead. A Reuters television cameraman in the vicinity filmed the blast but…

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October 23, 2008

 

PSB Deputy DG receives PhD

ISLAMABAD: Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera, Deputy Director General (Technical), Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), was Thursday awarded a doctoral degree from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. According to reports available here, in a graduation ceremony witnessed by several hundred people, Dr. Ganjera was one of five students from the School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance to receive…

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October 23, 2008

 

Court directs for submission of challan of Wah suicide attack on Nov 3

RAWALPINDI: An Anti-Terrorist Court has directed the prosecution to submit the challan of the Wah suicide attack case on the next date of hearing. Since the accused Hameedullah was not produced in the court the Judge ATC issued show-cause notice to the Superintendent Central jail Adiala here on Thursday. Later, the case was adjourned till…

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October 23, 2008

 

Zardari for proactive approach in disaster management

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said that only proactive approach can help in reducing the impacts of natural and man made disasters. In a meeting with the Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the President emphasised that prevention and mitigation should be the frontline of policy in disaster management followed by relief and…

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October 23, 2008

 

Hamid loses in Mens ITF seniors

ISLAMABAD: The 14th seed of the tournament, Asian champion Hamid-ul-Haq of Pakistan, lost to Martin Duerhammer of Austria 6-0 2-6 7-6(5) in the third round of the 45-plus 28th ITF Seniors and Super-Seniors World Individual Tennis Championships at Antalya, Turkey, according tor results provided here on Thursday. The match lasted for 3 hours and 40…

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October 23, 2008

 

CDA, NDMA join hands to improve emergency response capacity

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Thursday inked an agreement for improving emergency response capacity to save more lives in emergencies and disasters. The main objectives of the agreement are saving more lives in emergencies and disasters, creating urban search and rescue (USAR) teams, creating composite local emergency response…

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October 23, 2008

 

Mushtaq Ahmed to coach England spin

LONDON: Mushtaq Ahmed was named as the new England spin bowling coach by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) here on Thursday. The 38-year-old former Pakistan leg-spinner, a key figure in Sussex's three County Championship winning teams, will work on a consultancy basis with the spinners in England's Test and One-Day squads as well…

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October 23, 2008

 

Envoys of Oman, Australia, Canada call on FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (APP): Ambassador of Sultanate of Oman Mohamed Said Mohamed Al-Lawati, Australian High Commissioner Mrs. Zorica McCarthy and Canadian High Commissioner – designate Randolph Mank paid separate calls on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here at the Foreign Office on Thursday. The Foreign Minister and the envoys of Oman, Australia and Canada during…

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October 23, 2008

 

Pak-India talks on Chenab water blockade begin

NEW DELHI: The two-day talks between Pakistan and India began here on Thursday to discuss the issue of the Chenab water blockade by India which has caused a water loss of around 0.2 million acre feet to Pakistan. A six-member delegation headed by Syed Jamaat Ali Shah, Indus Water Commissioner represented Pakistan at the talks…

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October 23, 2008

 

Turkish envoy calls on Naval Chief

ISLAMABAD: The Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan, Engin Soysal called on Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir at Naval Headquarters here on Thursday. Various matters pertaining to bilateral and mutual interests were discussed during the meeting, said DPR Navy press release issued here today.

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October 23, 2008

 

Tareen for rationalizing gas demand

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Shaukat Tareen here on Thursday directed the Ministry of Petroleum to rationalize gas demand and supply system on national network for reaching an out of box solution in a way that national industry does not suffer in terms of productivity. Chairing the meeting of Economic Monitoring Committee (EMC),…

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October 23, 2008

 

Lt. Gen. Zhao Gang calls on Gen. Tariq Majid

RAWALPINDI: Lieutenant General Zhao Gang, Vice President, National Defence University, China called on General Tariq Majid, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) at Joint Staff Headquarters on Thursday. The visiting General from China remained with the Chairman JCSC for some time and discussed matters of professional interest and mutual cooperation. General Zhao Gang expressed…

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October 23, 2008

 

Pakistan requires $4-5 bln: Taree

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tareen Thursday said Pakistan requires financial assistance of $3-5 billion and all options available under Plan-A, B and C will be explored to meet the requirement. “The discussions with International Monetary Fund (IMF) have started under Article-IV but any formal request will be made after reviewing the…

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October 23, 2008

 

Balochistan welcomes passage of resolution

QUETTA/DERA MURAD JAMALI: The leaders of political parties welcomed on Thursday the resolution adopted unanimously by joint session of the parliament for reviewing security strategy and formulating independent foreign policy for the state. Leaders of Balochistan National Party-Awwami (BNP-A), National Party Parliamentarian (NPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Quiad (PML-Q), and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) talking to APP…

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October 23, 2008

 

Parliament ends debate on national security note

ISLAMABAD: The parliament ended a two-week debate late on Wednesday with a unanimous passage of the resolution that essentially backs the stand of the government on the issue of national security. “Extremism, militancy and terrorism in all forms and manifestations pose a grave danger to the stability and integrity of the nation-state,” the members said…

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October 23, 2008

 

Suspected U.S. drone attack kills 8 in Pakistan

MIRANSHAH: Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles into a Pakistani village early on Thursday, killing at least eight people, residents and an official said, the latest strike on a stronghold of a veteran Taliban commander. The attack targeted a village in the North Waziristan region near the Afghan border where Jalaluddin Haqqani, an old friend of…

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October 23, 2008

 

ATF South Asian 16-U Boys Tennis Trials on Monday

ISLAMABAD: The trials for selection of the 3-member Pakistan U-16 Boys team for the participation in ATF South Asian Tennis Championships 2008 will be held from October 27 – 30 at PTF Tennis Complex. All the interested players born between 1st January 1992 and 31st December 1995 are eligible to report for the trails at…

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October 23, 2008

 
 
 
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