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KPK to ensure transparency, quality of development projects: CM ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pervaz Khattak here on Friday assured the international development partners and donors agencies for maintaining transparency and quality in execution of development projects to make the province a model of the country.Talking to media after attending the 3rd High level strategic dialogue on development partnership, he said the provincial government had gathered development partners and apprised them about the progress on these projects.He informed that the provincial government was holding strategicdialogue with development partners aimed at creating synergies for gearing up socio-economic development of the province.He further said that the provincial government has set developmenttargets in collaboration with donors in education, health and other projects of social sector and were also achieved.The CM said the provincial government has also introduced manyconstitutional and legal reforms for bringing systemic change and improving the performance of different departments."Our development partners were satisfied with the progress and performance ...

Commercial import of LNG from Port Qasim to start in January KARACHI: The first commercial import of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) will start from second week of January 2015, said a senior official of Engro Vopak company here at Port Qasim."All the remaining work including jetty of the LNG facility from the ships will be completed at Elengy terminal (Engro Vokak terminal) at Port Qasim by December 2014.Sheikh Imran Ul Haq, Chief Executive Officer Elengy terminal of Engro Company told reporters that Engro Vopak (Elengy terminal) ...

Mehtab calls for continuous efforts to eradicate polio PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan said on Friday that complete eradication of polio disease was a big challenge, which could only be defeated through collective efforts.Addressing to seminar in connection with with International Polio Day here at Governor House, the KP Governor said it was the collective responsibility of the government, civil society, parents, academicians, religious scholars, elected representatives and journalists besides people of every walk of life to work for ...

Mali scrambles to trace Ebola toddler's contacts: WHO GENEVA: Health authorities in Mali are monitoring at least 43 people who had contact with a toddler declared the country's first Ebola case, the World Health Organization said Friday."As soon as the case was confirmed, local authorities began tracing everyone who had contact with the little girl and her grandmother," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told reporters."Around 43 contacts are being monitored. Ten are health workers, including those who dealt with the girl at a paediatric ...

Sweden calls off search for mystery subs STOCKHOLM: Sweden called off a massive hunt Friday for at least one mystery foreign submarine in its waters that had worrying echoes of Cold War stand-offs, after calling the incursion "unacceptable".The search, which stirred up memories of cat-and-mouse games with suspected Soviet submarines along Sweden's long, rugged coastline before fall of the Berlin Wall, had involved battleships, minesweepers and helicopters as well as more than 200 troops."Our assessment is that there was at least one ...

New York confirms first Ebola case NEW YORK: New York confirmed the first case of Ebola in the largest city in the United States as the EU dramatically ramped up aid Friday to contain the killer epidemic ravaging west Africa.The EU announcement of one billion euros ($1.3 billion) for the worst-hit countries comes as fears of a spread of the virus grew, with the first confirmed case in Mali, where a two-year-old girl has tested positive.The World Health Organization (WHO), which ...


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