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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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...