Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Govt suspends Zafar Qureshi

LAHORE In yet another ugly turn in NICL corruption scandal investigation, the federal government Monday night suspended a competent senior FIA officer, Zafar Ahmad Qureshi, on the pretext of his speaking to media. A recent government attempt to remove Qureshi, who is FIA additional director ...

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  • PML-N Rajanpur to be made strong

    RAJANPUR - Only PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif is capable enough to steer the country out of prevailing crises and put at on the path to development. The party will become strong in the district when it ...

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  • Faryal asks Qamar to set up Bepco

    AHMEDPUREAST - PPP Women Wing Central President Mrs Faryal Talpur has directed Federal Minister for Water & Power Naveed Qamar to visit the district till July 15 and announce the establishment of ...

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  • LHC dismisses Profs plea

    SARGODH - The Lahore High Court has dismissed the writ petition filed by Dr Muhammad Ilyas Tariq, Associate Professor and former chairman Chemistry Department in which he had challenged the authority ...

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  • Shopkeepers booked for fleecing

    NANKANA SAHIB - AC Nabila Irfan booked shopkeepers for selling patrol and other essential items illegally. Reportedly, special price magistrate along with her staff booked shopkeepers Saleem and ...

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  • UK-returned robbed in daylight

    HAFIZABAD - In broad daylight three armed dacoits entered into a house located in busiest Madhrianwala Road and snatched away UK pounds, gold ornaments, Pak- currency and valuables worth Rs1.1 ...

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  • MPA, TMA lock horns

    DASKA - PML-N MPA Yahiya Gul Nawaz has admitted that the Daska administration was misguided by some elements for declaring 60 ancient shops along Kutchery Road here as encroachments. The TMA has ...

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  • Children for sale adopted after 2 days

    SIALKOT -The Child Protection & Welfare Bureau has adopted the children who were put on sale by their mother on Saturday because of poverty. However, Muhammad Bilal, an addict and father of the ...

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  • Shahana for shemale column in CNIC

    KHAN GARH - Punjab Shemale Protection Association (PSPA) Chairperson Shahana Abass, known as Shani, has expressed her hope that if the PPP awards a party ticket to her she will be the partys ...

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  • Three CNG holidays flayed

    VEHARI - A demonstration rally was taken out against three holidays of CNG filling station in a week in Vehari by the Taxi Drivers Association. The rally was taken out from General Bus Stand and ...

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  • Man shot dead

    Shakargarh - Asif Ali, son of Jahangir killed Mohammed Naeem alias Kala Butt with his pistol at Chowk Hakeeman here in Shakargarh. According to the police report, the other night at 10:30pm Asif ...

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  • Protest rally

    WARBURTON - The Ahle Hadith Youth Force Warburton took out a protest rally against contractor Rana Jafar who dropped massive domestic garbage at the site declared for the construction of a mosque. ...

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  • Transformers stolen

    MALAKWAL - Three transformers have been stolen. One transformer was stolen from Mauza Khou and two from Chak 6 while electrical equipment farming machinery of local farmers were stolen from their ...

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  • Retired judge dies

    NOORPUR THAL- Mehr Muhammad Sarfraz Jhavri, a retired sessions judge and brother-in-law of MPA Malik Muhammad Waris Kallu, died of a protracted illness. Former Provincial Minister Malik Khuda Bakhsh ...

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  • Quack deprives woman of bearing child

    HUJRA SHAH MUQEEM - A woman was deprived of bearing child due to negligence of a quack here. According to detail, Abbas Kamyanas daughter Shagufta was deprived of bearing child because of sheer ...

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  • Marriage

    SOHDRA - A local businessman in his late 60s namely Aziz Ahmed has contracted marriage with 45-year-old virgin, a resident of Rung Pura, Sialkot. Two sons of the newly-wed groom, his four daughters, ...

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  • Police nab notorious PO

    RENALA KHURD - Following the instruction of the Okara DPO, the Renala Saddar Police have arrested a notorious proclaimed offender namely Yasin alias Shinu. Reportedly, Yasin alias Shinu was wanted to ...

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  • Labourer shot dead

    BUREWALA - A labourer was shot dead by unknown assailants in Chak 487/EB here Sunday morning. Bashir Ahmad alias Teddi, a resident of Chak 487/EB was returning home from fields where he came across ...

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  • House burgled

    ELLAH ABAD - About 15 burglars held a family hostage at gunpoint and escaped after looting cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs1 million here. Its to be noted here that Ellah Abad is ...

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  • Woman injured in dacoity

    KANGANPUR - Nine dacoits looted one Munirs family in the suburban Dhutay village in the remit of Kanganpur Police. According to detail, nine armed dacoits stormed into Munirs house in the mid night ...

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  • Ex-MPA declared PO

    SARGODHA - Civil Judge Muhammad Imran Shafi has declared former PML-N from constituency PP-34 as proclaimed offender in fake degree case. According to detail, the Sargodha Cantt Police registered a ...

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  • PPP observes black day today

    HAFIZABAD - The Pakistan Peoples Party workers will observe Black Day on Tuesday (today) here. The PPP District President Malik Fayyaz Ahmad said here while talking to media persons here on Monday. ...

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  • Drain retrieved from encroachers

    WAZIRABAD - The Tehsil Municipal Administration of Wazirabad has retrieved a 500 feet long, 4 feet deep and 2 feet wide drain from beneath the encroached shops in front of TMA office. The ...

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  • No end to peoples woes

    MANDI BAHAUDDIN - Fight between elephants results in damage to grass only is being observed here nowadays and 1.5 million population of the district is paying through the nose for the pen-down strike ...

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  • Punjab releases Rs3.95b for Multan

    Multan - The Punjab government has released funds worth about Rs3.95 billion for the completion of different ongoing development projects of Multan. This was disclosed by the Commissioner Multan ...

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  • Surgical industry needs positive projection

    SIALKOT - Surgical Instruments produced in Pakistan are used around the globe, saving lives of a number of people every day by serving the humanity. Pakistans Surgical Instruments export to the world ...

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  • Media role vital for development

    SARGODHA - Federal Minister for Production Ch Anwar Ali Cheema has said that there can be no opinions about the significance of journalism and its role in the prosperity and development of the ...

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  • Commander witnesses training

    GUJRANWALA - Corps Commander Lt-Gen Raheel Sharif visited Pabbi Ranges to witness the Pre-induction Training into Operation Al-Mizan of an infantry battalion. On arrival in training area, the Corps ...

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  • AJK EC announces schedule for polling

    MIRPUR (AJK) - The Azad Jammu & Kashmir Election Commission on Monday announced the schedule for holding of polling on July 20 in the two constituencies of AJK Legislative Assembly including LA-30 ...

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  • 9 including 4 cops, SHO booked in Kasur

    KASUR-Phoolnagar police has registered a case against nine accused including four police constables and an SHO, here on Monday on the orders of Lahore High Court Chief Justice. According to ...

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  • Hashmi vows to fight for partymen

    MARDAN - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) former vice president Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has said that he and Saranjam Khan have been friends since the time when the PML-N was faced with crises ...

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  • Haj policy as per Saudi points, SC told

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistans Haj Policy is framed in the light of the Saudi Arabian Haj Policy, said the former law minister Babar Awan while arguing his case. He said it was the decision of the Saudi ...

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  • SC summons Sana in Babars petition

    ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has summoned Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on a petition filed by Babar Awan. Justice Javed Iqbal heard the case in his chamber in the presence of Babar ...

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  • Pakistani media team on China visit

    BEIJING An official delegation of journalists from Pakistan comprising ten media men, also including two women, has reached Beijing, the Capital of Peoples Republic of China. The tour has been ...

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  • Levies will be made regular, says minister

    QUETTA - Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Shaukatullah Khan has said that Federal government had decided to make Federal Levies regular and its personnel would be given benefits ...

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  • IHC adjourns hearing in petition

    ISLAMABAD A single member bench of Islamabad High Court, comprising Chief Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman, on Monday adjourned the hearing in a petition filed against nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer ...

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  • Kundi takes note of agri water scarcity in DI Khan

    ISLAMABAD - Acting Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi has said that DI Khan and its adjoining districts were facing immense shortage of irrigation water, which resulted into destruction of ...

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  • Abbottabad Commission meets today

    ISLAMABAD (Online) - The maiden meeting of the Abbottabad Commission set up to probe the presence of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad and unilateral strike of the US on May 2 will be ...

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  • Karachi slipping out of control

    KARACHI - Existence of warlords in various areas of the port city is a threat to Karachi peace and it may create violence among various ethnic and religious organisations. Police have started the ...

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  • SHC orders proper security for July 20 AJK LA polls

    KARACHI The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday disposed of the constitutional petition filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) against the deferment of elections on two Karachi seats of Azad Jammu and ...

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  • July 5 a black day in national calendar: Zardari

    ISLAMABAD - Co-Chairman PPP and President Asif Ali Zardari has said that July 5 is a Black Day in national calendar, adding that it was on this day that a dictator not only usurped political power ...

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  • PPP strives for strong democratic institutions, says Kaira

    ISLAMABAD - The central information secretary of Pakistan Peoples Party has said that they have always strived for strengthening of the democratic institutions and culture in the country and as part ...

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  • Imran condemns police brutality in Mianwali

    ISLAMABAD - Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, has strongly condemned the inhuman and barbaric firing of local police in Mianwali that resulted in the reported death of two people ...

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  • Malik apprises PM of KSA visit

    ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan enjoys cordial brotherly relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Talking to Federal Interior Minister Premier Gilani ...

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  • PM wants stable price of sugar in Ramazan

    ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has taken notice of a news item that appeared in a national Urdu daily mentioning that sugar cartels are planning to increase the prices of sugar ...

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  • Grand alliance no danger to govt: Gilani

    ISLAMABAD (APP) - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said any new grand political alliance would be good for the democracy and it would not pose any threat to his government. Talking to ...

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  • SC summons defence, interior secretaries

    ISLAMABAD - Justice Javed Iqbal hearing missing persons case on Monday summoned secretaries ministries of defence and interior in his chamber on Wednesday on a petition filed by Amna Masood for the ...

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  • Islamabad has no time to waste

    LAHORE The bag of Pak-India controversial issues currently on the back-burner is growing bulky with each passing year. The objection to the construction of Kishanganga Project, raised by Pakistan ...

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  • 'Mily still cultivates militant groups

    UNITED NATIONS - An unnamed former militant commander has claimed in an interview with The New York Times that the Pakistani military hasnt given up its strategy of using members of militant groups ...

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  • Joint efforts urged to counter terrorism

    KARACHI - In an impressive passing-out parade held at Pakistan Naval Academy on Monday, 94 officers including seven females were commissioned to join regular naval force. Chief of the Naval Staff ...

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  • Punjab releases Rs 3.95 billion for Multan

    Multan - The Punjab government has released funds worth about Rs3.95 billion for the completion of different ongoing development projects of Multan. This was disclosed by the Commissioner Multan ...

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  • Peacekeepers to get $85m supplemental UN payment

    UNITED NATIONS - After months of negotiations among key states on demands for an increase in troop costs, the General Assembly approved a supplemental payment of over 80 million dollars to Pakistan ...

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  • Ex-MPA declared PO

    SARGODHA - Civil Judge Muhammad Imran Shafi has declared former PML-N from constituency PP-34 as proclaimed offender in fake degree case. According to detail, the Sargodha Cantt Police registered a ...

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INTERNATIONAL More

  • Isolating the dictators will weaken their grip on power

    This week the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Muammer Gaddafi, his son, Seif al-Islam, and Abdullah al-Senussi, his intelligence chief, on charges of committing war crimes ...

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  • Could Gaddafi stay in Libya?

    Colonel Gaddafi can stay in Libya if he gives up power, the head of the opposition movement said on Sunday in a move that could ease the way towards a political solution of the conflict that has now ...

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  • A new era for Thailand?

    Thailand began a new era Monday, with the tantalizing prospect of an end to the violent strife that has wracked the country for more than five years, following Yingluck Shinawatras overwhelming ...

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  • A July fourth shame on the founders

    Yes, that was I standing before the US Embassy in Athens on the eve of the July Fourth weekend holding the American flag in the distress mode - upside down. Indignities experienced by me and my ...

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  • Russia, Nato clash over Libya

    SOCHI, Russia (AFP/Reuters) - Russia and NATO on Monday failed to narrow their differences over the Western air campaign in Libya, as alliance warplanes stepped up their bombing of regime ...

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  • British PM in Afghanistan

    CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron was forced Monday to scrap a visit to an Afghan town he had held up as an example of improved security as a missing soldier also ...

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  • Ben Ali gets 15 years in jail

    TUNIS (AFP) - A Tunis court on Monday sentenced ousted Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in his absence to 15 years in jail for possession of arms, drugs and archaeological artefacts. In his ...

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  • Strauss faces assault case again

    PARIS (Reuters/AFP) - A French writer will file a legal complaint against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday alleging that he tried to rape her during an incident nine years ago, her ...

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  • Canadian boat for Gaza stopped

    ATHENS (AFP) - Thirty pro-Palestinian activists on a Canadian boat bound for Gaza that was stopped out of a Greek port Monday for breaking a ban, defied authorities by claiming they had all captained ...

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  • Mladic removed from war crimes court

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Ratko Mladic was ejected from the courtroom at the UN war crimes tribunal on Monday after the former Bosnian Serb commander heckled the judge when he read out a charge of ...

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  • Iran to try 26 US officials for rights abuses

    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran plans to try in absentia 26 US officials is believes violated human rights, the latest attempt to turn the tables on Western accusations about Tehran's rights record. Lawmaker ...

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  • Syrian forces sweep into Hama, arrest dozens

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian troops stormed houses in Hama on Monday as thousands of people took to the streets shouting "God is greatest," in the city which saw huge protests last week against President ...

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  • S Korean soldier kills 4 fellows

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean marine went on a shooting spree on Monday at a base near the tense maritime border with North Korea, killing four fellow soldiers before trying to blow himself up ...

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  • Top Lt of Zetas cartel nabbed

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police arrested a top lieutenant of the Zetas drug cartel who was linked to the murder of a US immigration agent in February, Mexico's security ministry said on ...

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  • Hotel bans Turbaned Sikh entry

    BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) - An Australian pub that has a no headwear policy was forced to apologise Monday after ejecting a Sikh man for refusing to take off his turban. A staff member at the Royal ...

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  • Taiwan gets stealth tech

    TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan has developed a radar-absorbent material in a breakthrough in the island's development of stealth technology, local media reported Monday. Tests showed that a navy 50-tonne ...

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  • Chavez returns home after surgery

    CARACAS (AFP) - President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return home to Venezuela Monday, after a controversial extended stay in Cuba where he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. "We got here ...

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  • Ugandan school uses bomb as bell

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - A mine awareness team in Uganda were horrified to find an unexploded bomb being used as a bell when they visited a school to teach children how to spot bombs, a local newspaper ...

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  • 11 India ruling party MPs resign

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nine ruling Congress party members of parliament tendered their resignations over their demands for a separate state of Telangana in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, ...

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SPORTS More

  • Court summons board officials

    OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday put Pakistan Cricket Board and federal sports secretary on notice seeking explanation on a constitutional petition filed by Pakistani ...

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  • PCB defers BD U-19 teams Pak tour

    OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to defer Bangladesh national Under-19 teams tour to Pakistan which was scheduled for later this month. This decision has been ...

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  • Foreign hockey coach a failure

    ISLAMABAD - As it was predicted by this correspondent in the earlier column about Pakistan Hockey team's below par and not more than average performance against the minnows like Ireland and China and ...

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  • Adeel becomes fastest athlete

    Sports desk LAHORE - Pakistani athletes shine in Athens Special Olympics as they won 67 medals including 16 gold, 42 silver and 9 bronze medals on the penultimate day of the Athens Summer Special ...

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  • Shabbir wins CNS Open crown

    KARACHI - Shabbir Iqbal of Pakistan Navy maintained his sub par performance in the UMA 16th Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf to finish the four-round 72 hole competition with an aggregate of ...

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  • Camp to polish players abilities: Inti

    OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Pakistan cricket team manager and National Cricket Academy (NCA) director Intikhab Alam said that the purpose of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Fast Track Coaching ...

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  • Afghanistan eye T20 event in Pakistan

    Our Staff Reporter LAHORE - A Pakistan Cricket Board official said Afghanistan interested in playing in a Twenty20 tournament in Pakistan later this year. Sultan Rana, the PCB's director of ...

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  • Rousing welcome awaits Mehwish

    MIRPUR (AJK) - Rousing reception awaits Mehwish Iftikhar, the Kashmir-born Hearing Impaired and Mentally Retarded national special table-tennis world champion on her arrival to her home town of ...

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  • Marta inspires Brazil to 3-0 win

    BOCHUM (AFP) - Star forward Marta inspired Brazil to a 3-0 victory over Norway to reach the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup as Australia stayed in the hunt with a 3-2 win over Equatorial ...

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  • National, provincial events must to explore new talent

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan have very bright chances to win against South Korea in the crucial Davis Cup tie starting from July 8, as the boys got excellently prepared and it was more than satisfactory that ...

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  • Argentina, Brazil look to turn up the heat

    BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - The opening round of matches at the 43rd Copa America has unearthed an uncomfortable truth for hosts Argentina and perennial favourites Brazil. They appear not to be as good as ...

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  • Blue win JS Bank Women's T20 crown

    KARACHI - JS Blue defeated JS Green by 10 runs to win the final of inaugural JS Bank Wwomen's T20 Cricket Tournament here on Sunday night at Moin Khan Cricket Academy ground. Khursheed Jabeen was ...

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  • PHF satisfied with team performance

    LAHORE Pakistan Hockey Federation Secretary Asif Bajwa praised the performance and efforts of the Pakistan team during the European tour. He said that there was a dire need of winning a big event to ...

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  • Lahore win Punjab Judo Championships

    LAHORE Lahore earned the maximum 33 points to clinch the Punjab Judo Championships title which were organised under the banner of the Punjab Judo Association. Sheikhupura were on second spot with ...

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  • Pak squad off to Japan for Asian Athletics

    LAHORE The eight-member Pakistan athletics squad left for Japan on Monday to take part in the Asian Athletic Championships being held from July 7 to 10 at Kobe. The party comprises four men and one ...

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  • Zone VI win Inter Zonal U-19 opener

    KARACHI - All-round performance from Bilal Abbas helped Zone-VI Whites beat Zone-I Blues by 250 runs in the opening match of the KCCA Inter Zonal Under-19 Cricket Tournament here the other day at ...

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  • SSA office bearers elected

    KARACHI - Engineer Tahir Khanzada, who for the last eight years had worked hard as secretary to promote squash in the province, was elected as president of Sindh Squash Association (SSA) at the ...

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  • Baloch Mujahid win Engro Vopak Cup Football

    KARACHI - Baloch Mujahid, which has emerged as the best local club in the sprawling city, won the All Karachi Engro Vopak Cup Football Championship defeating Hunter Sports 3-1 on penalty kicks after ...

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  • Inter Club Soccer

    KARACHI - Saudi Sports FC Malir beat Young Azad Korangi 1-0 in SSB Inter Club football at Malir football stadium here the other day. In another contest Khyber Muslim FC Baldia Town beat Mahfooz IX ...

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ENTERTAINMENT More

  • Transformers global box office hits $372m

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Big-budget Hollywood flick Transformers: Dark of the Moon smashed rivals and delighted movie fans around the world, ringing up $372 million at global box offices since its ...

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  • Kate and Jamie air-lifted for honeymoon

    Following three days of wedding celebrations, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince will be looking forward to a good rest. And after partying all weekend, it looks like newlyweds will finally get some alone ...

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  • Sting cancels Kazakh concert

    LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Sting has cancelled a concert in the Kazakh capital Astana scheduled for Monday after human rights group Amnesty International informed the former Police frontman ...

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  • JK Rowling splits with book agent

    Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has parted company with her longtime literary agent Christopher Little, it has been announced. The millionaire author has worked with Mr Little since he found a ...

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  • Harry Potter recognition is constant: Rupert Grint

    Rupert Grint has said that the attention he gets from the public because of his part in the Harry Potter films is manageable but constant. The actor has played Ron Weasley in all the movie ...

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  • Woman catches baby falling from 10th floor

    A two-year-old Chinese girl cheated death after falling from a 10th-floor window thanks to a passer-by who raced to catch her. Wu Juping, 31, a mother of a seven-month-old baby saw the child dangling ...

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  • Sky smiles with upside-down rainbow

    Seen just a handful of times this stunning phenomenon is known as the 'smile in the sky. Freak weather conditions created this reverse rainbow in Leicestershire where it was pictured by antique ...

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  • Fox News hacker tweets Obama dead

    Hackers have taken over a Twitter account belonging to US broadcaster Fox News and declared President Obama dead. The @foxnewspolitics feed stated: BREAKING NEWS: @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot ...

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  • Divorce ceremonies pick up in Japan

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Ceremonies to celebrate divorces have gained momentum in Japan after the massive March earthquake and tsunami, followed by an ongoing nuclear crisis, caused unhappy couples to ...

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  • President Reagan statue unveiled

    Former US president Ronald Reagan has been honoured with the unveiling of a statue in London to mark 100 years since his birth. Foreign Secretary William Hague and former US Secretary of State ...

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  • Pakistan is largest SMS sender in Asia

    ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan enjoys largest text messaging in Asia and around 151.6385 billion text messages were exchanged during the Year 2009, which is 1532 Short Message Service (sms) per ...

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  • 200 rhinos killed in SA

    JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Nearly 200 rhinos were killed in South Africa in the first half of 2011, with most slaughtered in the world-famous Kruger National Park, environmental group WWF said ...

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BUSINESS More

  • Pharma industry in deep crisis

    OUR STAFF REPORTER RAWALPINDI - The pharmaceutical industry has been facing immense problems owing to shifting of the Health Ministry from the federal level to the provinces under the 18th Amendment. ...

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  • Japanese Consul General meets KCCI chief

    KARACHI (PPI) - Pakistan should learn and adopt the strategies of Japanese SMEs to uplift the SME sector in Pakistan. JETRO Pakistan and KCCI may join hands for mutual cooperation to promote ...

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  • Nespak wins projects worth Rs546b

    OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Water and Power Minister Syed Naveed Qamar has said that the government is making efforts to decrease the loadshedding duration and the installation of various power plants ...

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  • Taxation regime reformed: SECP

    OUR STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - Working in conjunction with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), through the Finance Act 2011-12, got the ...

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  • PPCBLs 1st ATM inaugurated

    LAHORE Khalid Pervaiz, Secretary of Cooperatives department inaugurated the first ATM at PPCBL head office, Lahore, says a press release. Muhammad Khan Khichi, Registrar Cooperatives, Present/CEO of ...

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  • Enhanced Pak-Australia trade stressed

    OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - Ric Smith, the Australian Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan visited the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI) to review business relationship ...

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  • PIA Platinum VISA Debit Card

    KARACHI - Standard Chartered Pakistan announces the launch of the PIA Platinum Visa Debit Card, says a press release. The PIA Platinum Visa Debit Card is the first and only co-branded debit card in ...

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  • New country GM of Nokia

    KARACHI - Nokia Middle East & Africa (MEA) has appointed Khalid Alvi as the new Country General Manager of Nokia Pakistan & Afghanistan, says a press release. In this capacity, Khalid is responsible ...

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  • Oil higher in Asian trade

    SINGAPORE (AFP) - Oil was higher in Asian trade Monday after eurozone finance ministers cleared the way for debt-hit Greece to receive 12 billion euros by mid-July, analysts said. In morning trade, ...

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  • Ufone sweeps industry with SMS offer

    KARACHI - Ufone one of the leading telecom companies in the country recently launched the most economical SMS offer ever. Ufone has always been the market leader in the SMS segment and offers the ...

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  • Ratings of NBP

    KARACHI JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has reaffirmed the entity ratings of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) at 'AAA/A-1+ (Triple A / A-One Plus) with 'Stable Outlook. NBP dominates ...

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  • Australian envoy visits KSE

    OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - Richard C. Smith, the Australian Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Tim George, High Commissioner of Australia visited the Karachi Stock Exchange the other. ...

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  • LPG price set at Rs105 per kg

    ISLAMABAD Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has fixed the consumer price of 11.8 kg cylinder for the current month (July) at Rs1,239 i.e. Rs 105 per kg including distributor margin of Rs70 per ...

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  • KSE 100-index gains 76 points

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The stocks ended on a five-a-half-month high on Monday led by institutional buying in National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) on expectations of healthy corporate earnings, dealers ...

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  • Pakistan-Sri Lanka JEC 10th session begins

    OUR STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - The 10th session of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Joint Economic Commission started on Monday to review the bilateral trade between the two countries, which at present is $ 338 ...

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  • Cement-makers suffer huge losses in fiscal year 2010-11

    OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - A recently-concluded fiscal year 2010-11 proved to be a nightmare for the cement sector as 80 per cent of the cement manufacturers suffered huge losses on the back of ...

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  • 'CNG rate to be 40pc less than petrol

    STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Monday while putting charter of demands alleged that inept decision of the incumbent government is a conspiracy against ...

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  • 17 firms interested in supplying LNG

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Seventeen foreign and domestic companies have shown an interest in supplying Pakistan with 500 million cubic feet per day (cfd) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for up to 10 ...

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  • Dealers threaten to move court

    KARACHI (APP) - CNG Station Owners Association (CSOA) and chairman CNG Dealers Association (CDA) have threatened to move the court against the government decision for weekly closure of CNG stations ...

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  • KCCI demands extension in Amnesty Scheme

    Our Staff Reporter KARACHI - Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) president Mohammad Saeed Shafiq has demanded that Amnesty Scheme should be extended till July 9 and tax base should be ...

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  • India asked to remove Pak concerns

    OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI- India and Pakistan need to overcome bureaucratic, political and security impediments urgently in order to increase the volume of bilateral trade between the two countries. ...

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