Saturday, July 31, 2010

Floods continue to ravage KP, Punjab

PESHAWAR/LAHORE - Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed 467 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. At least 408 people died, 342 more injured, while hundreds of others are still missing as non-stop horrible monsoon rains, flash ...

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  • 0.9m cusecs floodwater to reach Sindh by Aug 4

    KARACHI - The Sindh government on Friday cancelled holidays of the employees of various departments and declared a high alert to save people from flooding as about 800,000 to 900,000 cusecs of flood ...

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  • 7 US choppers to join flood relief operation

    ISLAMABAD (APP) - US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W Patterson on Friday announced that as an initial response to the floods in Pakistan, the US government is immediately making seven helicopters ...

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  • Varsities unable to pay raise in salaries

    ASMA GHANI/ AHMAD AHMADANI ISLAMABAD - The universities, financed by the Higher Education Commission (HE-C), are unable to pay increased salaries to their employees as per the Federal Governments ...

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  • Two minors recovered from abroad on SC order

    ISLAMABAD- Finally, the Supreme Court on Friday succeeded to ensure the recovery of two minor kids of Tahira Jabeen, a resident of Lahore. According to details, the apex court took a suo moto notice ...

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  • Mush regime improved ties with India: Kasuri

    ISLAMABAD - Former foreign minister, Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri said that realism and idealism both were important for the formulation of a foreign policy. He said this while addressing the Youth ...

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  • CNG stations defy gas holiday rule

    ISLAMABAD - All Pakistan CNG Association announced, here on Friday, that the CNG sector would not follow the governments energy plan further and the gas stations should now remain open during the gas ...

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  • CCP issues show-cause notice to Cinepax

    ISLAMABAD - Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) on Friday issued a show cause notice to Cinepax Limited for tying the sale of cinema ticket with food coupons between September 2009 to April ...

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  • Sindh to provide flour at Rs20 per kg

    KARACHI - Allocating Rs2 billion as subsidy, the Sindh government has announced Ramazan Package to provide flour at subsidised rate of Rs20 per kg to people in Sindh. This decision was taken during a ...

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  • 23 more coffins reach Karachi

    KARACHI - Karchiites became grievous and sorrowful on Friday when they received 23 more coffins of the victims of the plane crash at the Margalla Hills. The arrival lounge of the airport was packed ...

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  • 'MPs assets list to be scrutinised'

    LAHORE - MNAs and MPAS are now facing another test. Now lists of the assets submitted by them to the Election Commission have been brought under scrutiny, in addition to their educational degrees. ...

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  • Gondal seeks technology transfer from US company

    ISLAMABAD (PPI) - Federal minister for Food & Agriculture, Nazar M Gondal has asked the American investors to focus their investments in the agriculture sector in such a way that yield maximum ...

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  • Energy roadmap should focus on exploiting cheap energy sources

    ISLAMABAD (APP) - Business community on Friday welcomed the governments 10-year energy roadmap, unveiled by the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani while inaugurating 225-MW Orient power plant at ...

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  • 'PIA pilots flight duty timings according to rules'

    LAHORE - Pakistan International Airline (PIA) is operating its flights around the world according to the rules and regulations prescribed by International Aviation Safety Standards. The flight duty ...

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  • KSE crosses 10,500-point psychological barrier

    KARACHI - The KSE 100-share index crossed the psychological barrier of 10,500 points on Friday, gaining 80.36 points to close at 10519.02 points. The KSE 100-index, which opened in the green zone ...

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  • Pakistan coal deposit richer than ME oil reserves

    ISLAMABAD (APP) - Member Science and Technology of Planning Commission of Pakistan Dr Samar Mubarakmand said Friday that the magnitude of Pakistans coal deposit is several times more than total oil ...

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  • Co modifies ads to satisfaction of CCP

    LAHORE (PPI) - The Network for Consumer Protection had approached CCP in respect of an advertisement sponsored by Tetra Pak with a concern that it might contravene the provisions relating to ...

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  • 'Spinners face shortage of primary raw materials'

    KARACHI - To secure market access for textile products abroad negotiation for bilateral agreements with EU and the US is actively taken up by the Ministry of Commerce as there is a ready market of ...

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  • Gilani appreciates Secretary for 'improving' Railways

    ISLAMABAD (APP) - Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has appreciated the services of Sami ul Haq Khilji, Secretary Railways for bringing improvements in the Railways system and signing valuable ...

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  • BQPS-II gets 2 more gas turbines

    KARACHI - Two more gas turbines landed here from France for Karachi Electric Supply Companys 560MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Bin Qasim, called BQPS-2. This completes the gas turbines part of the ...

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  • World oil prices slip

    LONDON (AFP) - World oil prices fell Friday as traders awaited news of an expected economic slowdown in top energy consumer the United States. New Yorks main contract, light sweet crude for delivery ...

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  • UBL declares 10pc dividend

    KARACHI (APP) - United Bank Limited (UBL) has posted a record consolidated profit before tax of Rs 5.125 billion for six months ending June 30, 2010 and declared 10 percent cash dividend. According ...

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  • Monsoon rains to cast negative impact on crops

    ISLAMABAD (APP) - The widespread monsoon rains occurred during last three days will cast negative impact on agriculture sector damaging crops. Chief Meteorologist, Pakistan Meteorological Department ...

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  • Hydroponic farming to help achieve agri targets

    ISLAMABAD (APP) - Pakistan can enhance vegetable and fruit crops yield with hydroponic farming technology to overcome the food shortages and price hike tendency. This technology would not only raise ...

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  • Japanese affiliates hit hardest by China strikes

    TOKYO (AFP) - Japan-affiliated businesses were hit hardest by Chinas recent wave of labour strikes because of a belief among workers that they agree to pay rises most easily, a media survey said ...

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  • Leather sector awaits special grant

    SIALKOT - Leather exports from Pakistan declined by 19 per cent during the last fiscal year 2009-2010, says Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association. Addressing an important ...

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  • Indian trade with Malaysia 3 times higher than Pak

    Karachi - High Commissioner of Malaysia Dato Ahmed Anwar Adnan has said that Indian trade with Malaysia is three times higher than of Pakistan. Addressing the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and ...

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  • 'Nightmare start for iPhone 4s latest launch

    WELLINGTON (AFP) - Hundreds of customers in New Zealand and Hong Kong were turned away empty-handed on Friday as the second phase of the Apple iPhone 4s global launch got off to a nightmare ...

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  • Pak opportunities highlighted in China

    URUMQI (APP) - The investment friendly environment and business opportunities available in Pakistan were highlighted here at the CAREC Business Development Forum started here on Friday. The Economic ...

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  • Atlas selects Oracle Suite

    KARACHI (PR) - Atlas Battery Limited, the pioneer of battery manufacturing in Pakistan, has selected the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 to streamline business processes across the organization ...

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  • Global Olympic partnership

    KARACHI (PR) - Procter and Gamble (NYSE:PG) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday announced the most far-reaching global partnership for the next five Olympic Games from London 2012 ...

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  • Highnoon celebrations

    LAHORE (PR) - Highnoon Laboratories Limited has passed another landmark when it was successfully re-certified as an ISO 9001:2008 compliant company. ISO 9001:2008 is an improved version of ...

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  • Chevron plan

    KARACHI (PR) - Chevron constantly reviews its operations around the world to improve shareholder value. The company has no plans to shut down its operations in Pakistan. We do not comment on market ...

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