Saturday, January 15, 2011

US to find ways to boost Pak economy

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama Friday assured President Asif Ali Zardari President of United States help in overcoming Pakistans difficulties and challenges when the two leaders met at the White House, according to the Pakistani envoy. The US President offered to look at new ways to help ...

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NATIONAL More

  • Italy okays 40 million euro loan

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Italy on Friday signed an agreement for poverty reduction through rural development activities in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas with ...

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  • 'Officials arrest to unearth many disclosures

    ISLAMABAD - Qasim Amin Dada, one of the board members of National Insurance Company Limited, has been a missing link in the NICL scam for his close links with the chief of Transparency International ...

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  • Moot highlights role of Indus in irrigation

    ISLAMABAD The Indus River Basin can be seen as a laboratory for development of civilisations and it will remain so in the future. The development of the Indus River Basin plays an important role in ...

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  • MQM, ANP trade allegations

    KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party on Friday traded allegations regarding law and order situation in Karachi. The MQM condemned the target killing of Urdu speaking ...

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  • PM out to eradicate polio

    ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani while announcing the constitution of the National Task Force to oversee the progress on the polio eradication emphasised that failure was not an option ...

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  • Gilani phones Altaf, Asfand

    ISLAMABAD - Following the recent spate of target killings in Karachi, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has a detailed telephonic conversation with MQM chief Altaf Hussain and ANP President ...

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  • Many MPs submit degrees to ECP

    ISLAMABAD - Many of 298 sitting lawmakers including senators, MNAs and MPAs have submitted their documents sought by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to verify their graduation ...

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  • 'SC can't initiate contempt proceedings against judges

    ISLAMABAD - Justice (Retd) Abdul Hameed Dogar's counsel Friday told the court that contempt proceedings against his client would be discriminatory, as currently there was no contempt law, thus ...

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  • Nisar upbeat about Punjab Governor

    ISLAMABAD - Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has sounded upbeat that the new Punjab governor Latif Khosa would develop a good working relationship with Punjab ...

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  • Minhaj Barna laid to rest

    ISLAMABAD (APP) - Veteran journalist and founder of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Minhaj Barna, who passed away on Friday morning, was laid to rest at the graveyard near Race Course ...

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  • SC asks Punjab govt to approach Centre

    ISLAMABAD - The Punjab government has been asked to approach the federal government for compensation for occupation of agriculture institute's land by Pakistan Rangers in Rahim Yar Khan since 1994 ...

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  • Rs 90m lost in M-1 fence wire theft

    JAVAID-UR-RAHMAN ISLAMABAD - Giving another blow to the Communications Ministry already under tremendous financial pressure for last some years, the theft of fence wire at M-1 (Islamabad-Peshawar ...

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  • CDA retrieves land grabbed by Senators brother

    SYED DANISH HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD - Chairman Capital Development Authority Imtiaz Inayat Elahi Friday informed the Supreme Court that 300 kanlas of encroached land including 80-kanal grabbed by the ...

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  • Rainfall, hailstorm delight Isloos

    ISLAMABAD - Residents of twin cities heaved sigh of relief on account of Fridays rainfall that ended the long spell of dry weather. Heavy downpour and hailstorm was witnessed in the sister cities on ...

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  • Train crushes rickshaw driver to death

    FAISALABAD/ARIFWALA - A rickshaw driver was killed while his brother received critical injuries on Friday near Chak Jhumra, a tehsil of Faisalabad district, when a train hit the vehicle amid dense ...

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  • Malik concerned over Hindu extremism

    ISLAMABAD (Online) - Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday met Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik in which host of issues like investigations on Mumbai attacks, Samjhota ...

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INTERNATIONAL More

  • Iran continues to be US nightmare

    MARWAN KABALAN On January 21, a new round of talks will take place between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia), plus ...

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  • Indias 'Mr Clean in muddy times

    Indias Prime Minister Manmohan Singh faces the fight of his life, with his Mr Clean image threatened by corruption scandals in his ruling coalition and soaring food and living costs raising the ...

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  • China slaps Pentagon

    It was, to put it mildly, an awkward moment in diplomacy. On Tuesday, just hours before US Defence Secretary Robert Gates was scheduled to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao at Beijings Great Hall ...

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  • Old attitude over new jet

    Surprisingly, Chinas testing of a stealth fighter has become a hot topic in some Western media. Some have expressed exaggerated concern over the normal practice of Chinas defence forces. Some even ...

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  • Diplomatic deadlock

    In the hope of reviving the peace process Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has urged Israel to revise its position over peace talks and settlement building in order to reach a final settlement with ...

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SPORTS More

  • Focus is on improving, not series sweep: Misbah

    WELLINGTON (Agencies) - Taking a 2-0 sweep of the Test series against New Zealand was not on the mind of Pakistan Captain Misbah-ul-Haq as his side made their final preparations for the second Test ...

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  • Finch ends England's win spree

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia ended England's record eight-match winning streak on Friday with a four-run victory in the second Twenty20 international which was again decided on the final ...

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  • India look to bounce back against Proteas

    JOHANNESBURG (Agencies) - Thrashed in the first game in Durban, India would hope to put up a far more inspired display as they go into the second cricket one-dayer against South Africa here today ...

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  • Lahore Eagles win in National ODI Cricket

    LAHORE - Lahore Eagles won the match of One-Day National Cricket Division-II after defeating Peshawar Panthers by two wickets here at the Lahore Cricket Association ground on Friday. Batting first, ...

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  • Chinese Li Na recovers to beat Kim Clijsters

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - China's Li Na staged a remarkable comeback from 5-0 down in the first set to upset Australian Open favourite Kim Clijsters 7-6 6-3 in the final of the Sydney International on ...

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  • Akram backs Afridi as skipper

    KARACHI (Agencies) - Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has backed the PCB's decision to retain Shahid Afridi as the national team captain for the one-day series in New Zealand. Akram's comments ...

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  • National Deaf Squash final today

    LAHORE - Bilal Tariq of Lahore) will face Bilal Atique form the same city in the final of the 6th National Deaf Squash Championship played here at Punjab Squash Complex on Saturday (today). Bank ...

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  • PCB to send Quaid Trophy final report to ICC

    KARACHI (Agencies) - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will send a detailed report to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy being played between PIA and Habib ...

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  • PHF President, Secy off to Malaysia

    LAHORE - Pakistan Hockey Federation President Qasim Zia and Secretary General Asif Bajwa left for Malaysia on Friday to participate in the Asian Hockey Federation Congress meeting which will be held ...

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  • Media Cup resumes today

    LAHORE - Aaj Tv will face Daily The News in the Media Cup Cricket Tournament which will be resumed on Saturday (today) here at Khayaban-e-Amin. The matches on Friday were suspended due to tragic ...

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BUSINESS More

  • Oil slips after China reserve rate move

    LONDON (Reuters) - Oil weakened on Friday after China lifted lenders' reserve rate requirements by 50 basis points from February to temper inflation. China's move is the seventh increase since early ...

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  • KSE rises to 31-month high on foreign buying

    KARACHI - The Karachi stock exchange on Friday witnessed a bullish trading activity continued with rising volumes on strong valuations. Stocks rose to a 31 month high as foreign investors snapped up ...

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  • $341.6m Pakistan fabric export at stake

    LAHORE - The $341.6 million worth of Pak textile export to Turkey has put on stake, as Turkish government has increased custom duty by 28 percent on the import of raw textile from Pakistan, The ...

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  • SECP registers 3,151 companies in 2010

    LAHORE- The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) registered 3,151 companies in 2010, as compared to 2,762 during last year, showing a 12 % increase. These include 2,881 private ...

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  • NA committee for cotton programme

    ISLAMABAD (APP) - National Assembly Standing Committee on Food and Agriculture here on Friday recommended the constitution of a Joint Research and Investigation Team to submit work plan within one ...

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  • Smeda assures cottage industry of full help

    GUJRANWALA -Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority General Manager Iqbal Qidwai has assured full cooperation to help cottage industry of the city and said development plan will be chalked ...

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  • Pak to participate in German carpet exhibition

    LAHORE - Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has arranged the participation of 25 Pakistani companies at Domotex, world's biggest international trade fair for carpet, being held from 15-18 ...

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  • Shahbaz inaugurates PTCL data centre

    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has inaugurated the data centre of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited, here on Friday. President and Chief Executive Officer of PTCL Waleed ...

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  • Changes in PIA management

    LAHORE - Transfer and postings have been made in PIA at senior management positions, airline spokesman said on Friday. As per details, Director Corporate Planning, Shahnawaz Rehman has also been ...

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  • Countrys first bio-fertilizer plant opens today

    SALMAN ABDUHOO LAHORE - The first-ever bio-fertilizer plant in the country with capacity of producing over 5,000 bags daily is being opened in City on Saturday (today), it was learnt. Punjab Assembly ...

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  • FDI down 15.5pc during 1HFY11

    ERUM ZAIDI KARACHI - The inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Pakistan during first six months (July to December) of current financial year 2010-11 is reported to have dropped by 15.5 per ...

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  • Pakistan to seek Indias relaxation on cotton export

    IMRAN ALI KUNDI ISLAMABAD - Pakistan would seek Indian relaxation in quantitative restrictions on its (Indian) cotton export across the boarder in reciprocation to the concession Islamabad has given ...

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