Gunmen kill Nato driver in Landi Kotal
2013-05-24 09:35:32 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
PESHAWAR: Gunmen on Friday opened fire on a convoy of Nato containers in a northwestern Pakistani town near the Afghan border, killing a driver and wounding a helper, officials said.The attack took place at Shagai area, 20 kilometres (12 miles) southeast of Landi Kotal, the main town of the troubled Khyber tribal region."Gunmen opened fire from the nearby mountains on the convoy carrying Nato mili...
79pc Pakistanis think inflation increased in last three months
2013-05-24 09:29:06 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 79pc of Pakistanis think inflation has increased in the last three months; 46pc reduced spending in order to deal with it.A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked "In your opinion, in the last three months, has inflation increased, decreased or remained th...
45 Indian fishermen released, handed over to authorities at Wagah border
2013-05-24 09:26:00 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
LAHORE: Pakistan on Friday as a goodwill gesture and on humanitarian grounds released 45 Indian fishermen from Karachi’s Malir Jail.It should be mentioned that Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso last week had directed the release of Indian fishermen who have already served their sentences.The authorities released a group of 45 prisoners from Malir Jail who later were boarded on a bus ...
CD Shop owner killed in Quetta grenade attack
2013-05-24 09:23:32 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
QUETTA: Unknown assailants lobbed a hand grenade at a shop on Quetta’s Sariab Road on Friday killing its owner.The shop which dealt in CDs was located near the Awami petrol pump on Sariab Road.The owner of the shop who was initially injured in the attack was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.The proprietor Abdul Salam, was a resident of Quetta’s Ittehad Colony located...
Online sureties' verification system being evolved: SHC CJ
2013-05-24 09:20:55 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
KARACHI: Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC) Justice Mushir Alam has said that the online verification system of sureties and securities is being evolved with the assistance of the Excise and Taxation Department for the convenience of the people.Speaking at a certificates distribution ceremony here on Thursday, the Chief Justice said that this system will help people who want to submit suretie...
Indian HC meets Nawaz
2013-05-24 09:17:47 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
LAHORE: Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal on Friday called on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief and prime minister-designate Mian Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind.During the meeting, Nawaz Sharif and Sharat Sabharwal exchanged views on ways to boost bilateral ties. He conveyed the good wishes of Indian Prime Minister and hoped for improvement of bilateral relations during the tenure of Mia...
PC-I for Super Highway construction approved, to be built by next govt: CM
2013-05-24 09:11:14 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
HYDERABAD: Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Justice Zahid Kurban Alavi (Retd) has said that PC-I of M-9 Project for the construction of Super Highway between Hyderabad and Karachi has been completed and it is to be executed soon after assumption of power by the new provincial government.The Highway will provide better transportation facilities to the common man and specially to the industrialists of...
Pakistani students graduated from AIT
2013-05-24 06:44:01 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
BANGKOK: Nineteen Pakistani students have completed Masters and Ph.D programmes at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and were awarded degrees at 119th AIT Graduation Ceremony held in Bangkok on Friday.The graduation ceremony was attended by Thai dignitaries, members of AIT Board of Trustees, AIT administration and faculty, and representatives of diplomatic corps. Pakistan's Ambassador to...
FBR urged to rationalize withholding tax on pharma
2013-05-23 20:20:17 GMT : (Pakistan/Business & Economy)
LAHORE: Pharmaceutical distributors have demanded of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to rationalize Withholding Tax on Pharma distributors as their business involves high turnover with very little profit margin. A 12-member delegation of pharmaceutical distributors comprising its President Aslam Zaidi, Senior Vice President Dr Rahat and led by LCCI Executive Committee Member Khawaja Shahzeb Akr...
SC issues notice to Secretary Finance in Nandipur project case
2013-05-23 19:57:34 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Secretary Finance regarding the non-issuance of sovereign guarantee for Nandipur Power Project, which delayed its completion.The notice was issued by the three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Gulzar Ahmed during the hearing of a petition submitted by Khawaja Muh...
SC dismisses Mehnati's petition regarding rigging in Karachi
2013-05-23 19:52:19 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by Muhammad Hussain Mehnati, Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Karachi regarding the rigging in the mega city during the general elections. The three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the constitutional petition filed by Mehnati under Article 184 ...
UAE court reserves judgment regarding Tauqir Sadiq: SC informed
2013-05-23 19:43:26 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that a UAE court had reserved its judgment over the deportation of former OGRA chief Tauqir Saddiq.The three memebr-bench comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain resumed the hearing of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) implementation case and the escape of its former chairman to the UAE...
Pak foreign reserves figure $11.433 billion
2013-05-23 19:37:37 GMT : (Pakistan/Banking & Finance)
KARACHI: Total liquid foreign reserves of the country amount to dollars 11.433 billion, said a State Bank of Pakistan report.According to SBP weekly statement here on Thursday, the foreign reserves held by State Bank on 17th of this month were $ 6,382.9 million and the net foreign reserves held by the banks other than SBP figured $ 5,050.1 million. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 201...
Summer vacations in Punjab and Sindh announced
2013-05-23 13:33:14 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
LAHORE: The Punjab government on Thursday announced that all government and private schools in the province would start the annual summer holidays from June 1st till August 14th.A notification to this effect was issued by the Punjab Education Department.The vacations had been announced in all schools and colleges due to the unbearable intensity of the hot weather. However, the private education in...
Severe heat wave likely to continue for three days
2013-05-23 13:23:36 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: The Metrological Department on Thursday forecast that severe heat wave conditions would continue to prevail in most parts of the country during two to three days.Met Office said that South and central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan will remain in the grip of heat till today (Friday).Rain is expected on Saturday and Sunday in Islamabad, upper Punjab and northern areas....
Bokhari for enhancing cooperation through greater connectivity
2013-05-23 09:23:30 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate, Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari on Thursday urged greater connectivity between Pakistan and China for enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries."We should concentrate on enhancing economic cooperation through greater connectivity. We must continuously expand and deepen cooperation in all areas of mutual interest," he said in his speech delivered to welcome Ch...
PTI to fulfill masses aspirations: Hashmi
2013-05-23 09:22:06 GMT : (Pakistan/Politics & Policy)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Leader Javed Hashmi on Thursday said people wanted a change and prosperity in the country and only his party could fulfill their wishes.
Talking to APP, he said that PTI is determined to provide a credible leadership to set the course for a sovereign and economically strong Pakistan.
To a question, he said that there would be no future of the...
KP Governor condoles with former senator over brother death
2013-05-23 09:17:52 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah has expressed his heartfelt condolence on the sad demise of Mehmood Sher Khan Mehsud, brother of Ex-Senator Malik Alam Sher Khan Mehsud and the uncle of Ex-Additional Secretary to Governor, Ali Sher Khan Mehsud.The deceased was the son of Ex-Senator Late Malik Gulab Sher Khan Mehsud.In a condolence message sent in the name of Ex-Sena...
‘Come on People, reconnect landline’ offers incentives for customers
2013-05-23 08:29:31 GMT : (Pakistan/Industries & Sectors)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) through `Reconnect Campaign' has invited all previous customers who discontinued their usage of PTCL Landline, while offering them various incentives."Unlike any other customer win-back campaign, ours will have the most persuasive winning factor of offering our customers a reliable answer to an unpredictable communication environment in ...
PMNH joins World Museum Community
2013-05-23 08:27:23 GMT : (Pakistan/General News)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) Thursday became the part of world museums society by joining the International Council of Museum (ICOM) as an Institutional Member.ICOM has broader network of 20000 museums, 30000 experts in various fields and 171 active National Committees around the world.Talking to APP, Director PMNH Dr.Muhammad Rafique said PMNH has received Institutional Me...