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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

INTERNATIONAL More

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

SPORTS More

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

BUSINESS More

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...