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Sindh to brave 48 hours CNG closure KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) here Thursday announced the schedule for closure of CNG stations for the current week.   According to a release of SSGC, all the CNG stations in Sindh will remain closed from 08:00 am on Friday 18th January 2013 till 08:00 am on Sunday 20th January 2013 for 48 hours.   The spokesperson of SSGC said this step is being taken by the gas utility to according to 'Gas Load Management' program, adding SSGC regrets the inconvenience which may be caused to the CNG users.   Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2013 ...

Upcoming elections to be fair, transparent: Arbab PESHAWAR: Federal Minister for Communications, Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan Khalil Thursday affirmed that the upcoming general elections will be free, fair and transparent.   Talking to media, he said that the general elections will be held on time, adding that the people would vote on basis of performance.   It is the need of the time that undemocratic and unconstitutional measures will be avoided, he added.   He said that the government will dispose of all matters amicably. He said that ...
President summons Senate session on Monady ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday has summoned the session of the Senate on Jan 21.   The Upper house would meet in the Parliament House Islamabad on Monday, 21st January in evening.   Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2013 ...
President condemns killing of MQM legislator KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday strongly condemned the assassination of Syed Manzar Imam, Member Sindh Provincial Assembly of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM).   The President expressing grief over the unfortunate incident in Orangi town, Karachi today that resulted into loss of precious lives including Syed Manzar Imam, directed the concerned authorities to undertake every effort to bring the culprits to justice.   He expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for the eternal peace of departed ...
PM directs immediate dispatch of doctors, paramedics for long march participants ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday directed the Capital Administration and Development Division to immediately dispatch a team of doctors and paramedical for medical assistance to the participants of long march.   Prime Minister directed that medical assistance be provided to the women, children, and those who are weak and exposed to the vagaries of weather.   The Prime Minister directed that medical staff alongwith an ambulance and requisite medicines be provided to the participants of the ...
Justice Siddiqui takes oath as permanent judge ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman on Thursday administered oath to Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui as a permanent judge of the IHC.   The ceremony held at IHC Building was attended by the Judges, office bearers of Islamabad High Court Bar Association and District Bar Association including senior officials of the court.   It may be mentioned here that President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday approved the appointment of Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui as a ...
Air pollution ISLAMABAD: OECD report says pollution will become biggest cause of premature death, killing an estimated 3.6 million people a year by 2050.   Air pollution is set to become the biggest environmental cause of premature death in the coming decades, overtaking even such mass killers as poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water, according to a new report, The Guardian Website Quoted.   Both developed and developing countries will be hit, and by 2050, there could be ...


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