Sunday, May 22, 2011

Foreign aid over my dead body, vows Shahbaz

LAHORE If love and affection with the country, supremacy of law, and developing indigenous resources are his crimes, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says he will continue committing these crimes. Pakistan was achieved after sacrifices for the purpose that it will become an Islamic welfare state ...

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NATIONAL More

  • CHINIOT - Three persons including two women were killed by host over old enmity here on Saturday. Allah Yar, resident of Mauza Aasian Lahore Road Chiniot killed his guests Mumtaz, Sakina and Safia ...

  • VEHARI - Provisional Minister for Jails Iqbal Chunnar has said that jails are gateways of betterment for the prisoners and we can educate them through our behaviours and policies. While addressing ...

  • Nankana Sahib - Two young student girls were abducted from a public place. Accused Aamar, Baber, a resident of Model Colony Sangla Hill along with two their two unidentified friends abducted two ...

  • TOBA TEK SINGH - Scores of shopkeepers of Shorkot bazaar staged a protest demonstration on Saturday over non-supply of electricity to their area for the last four days. They set old tyres on fire ...

  • Multan - The Water and Sanitation Authority (Wasa) has decided to launch crackdown on defaulters as the recovery officers are issued orders to approach all defaulters at their homes and disconnect ...

  • FAISALABAD - As many as 81 percent of total Pakistan fruit export consists of only three items Kinnow, dates and mangoes whereas 46 percent of total Pakistan vegetables goes to potato, 21 percent ...

  • CHINIOT - Two girls were abducted in two different villages and were tortured by the kidnappers here on Saturday. Daughter of Murad Khan was abducted by three culprits Asif etc. Accused Asif ...

  • MIRPUR (AJK) - Following the swift melting of snow in the top mountainous catchments, the water level in countrys largest Tarbela dam and the second biggest reservoir - Mangla dam is rapidly rising ...

  • MIRPUR (AJK) - With the allocation of proposed funds in the forthcoming fiscal year 2011-12 AJK budget, the AJK government has principally decided to ink an integrated plan to promote and encourage ...

  • MALAKWAL - Pakistan Muslim League--Q former Naib President Iqbal Lali brother was killed while he was going to Rawalpindi in his car near Shaheedan Wali Pul here on Saturday. According to detail, ...

  • ARIFWALA - Three dacoits looted cash and snatched motorcycle from a man at gunpoint here the other day. . As per detail, Liaqat Ali, a resident of Village 71/EB, was going to home on a motorcycle. ...

  • SIALKOT - PML-N Central Leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif has strongly contradicted the allegation regarding the involvement of PML-N workers in attack on Rabitta office Federal Information Minister Dr ...

  • Nankana Sahib - Owner of internet caf was booked for facilitating and providing space for fornication. Owner of the Shaukat internet cafe Shaukat Ali, a resident of Chowk Sayinia Wala was providing ...

  • MAILSI - This is right time to get united against anti-Pakistan forces. This was stated by MNA Mehmmod Hayat Khan on inauguration ceremony of Sui gas in Mohallah Tillu Pura. Addressing the audience, ...

  • ARIFWALA -DPO Captain (r) Mohammad Sohail has said that the police will make all-out efforts to ensure protection to the life and property of the public. The problems being faced by the public will ...

  • WAZIRABAD - A ten-member Board of Management of Cutlery Institute of Pakistan Saturday elected Muhammad Khalid Mughal, existing Chairman PCSUMEA as Chairman BoM for 2011 and other office-bearers. ...

  • KARACHI - Four persons including two lawyers were gunned down in separate incidents of target killings here on Saturday. According to details, two lawyers, both real brothers, were shot dead in ...

  • KARACHI - President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Asma Jahangir, said on Saturday if the government formed a commission to probe Abbottabad incident then it would also be as useless as ...

  • ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday postponed the by-elections in Balochistan Assemblys constituency PB-26 Jaffarabad-II, from May 24 to July 9 2011. In a statement, the ECP ...

  • KARACHI (INP) PML-F chief Pir Pagara has admitted to Agha Khan Hospital due to some breathing problem. Doctors took his medical tests. Former Sindh CM Ghous Ali Shah and PML-N leader Salim Zia ...

  • JEDDAH (APP) - Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Saturday called for convening the Ministerial Conference of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). In view of ...

  • ISLAMABAD - The lawyer community, which brought revolutionary changes in the countrys political and constitutional outlook, now needs to come up to the expectations by providing justice to people at ...

  • QUETTA - Eight people including two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed and two others sustained injuries in different incidents in various parts of the province on Saturday. Two FC personnel ...

  • KARACHI - The violent protests against prolonged power outages continued in various parts of the city on Saturday, as enraged people took to streets, burnt tyres and blocked vehicular traffic to vent ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister of Defence Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has said that sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the war against terrorism are more than any other country, which should be taken beyond ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has approved the promotion of officers in Secretariat and Police Service of Pakistan groups on the recommendation of the Central Selection Board ...

  • ISLAMABAD (APP) - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Malik Iqbal on Friday suspended eight FIA officials on the charges of illegal human migration to United Kingdom. The Federal ...

  • ISLAMABAD (CNN) - The photo shows Interior Minister Rehman Malik standing alongside US Senator John Kerry, their heads conspiratorially tilted towards each other. They are obviously deep in ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, has strongly castigated those responsible for the inhuman incident, which occurred outside Quetta, statement issued by ...

  • ISLAMABAD A three-member Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, has observed that courts where Moonis Elahis case is being heard are entirely independent to proceed ...

  • RAWALPINDI (Online) - The proceedings of the killing of former Punjab governor Sulman Taseer could not be held due to absence of Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Special Judge Raja Ikhlaq Hussain. The next ...

  • KALAYA (INP) - At least eight suspected militants were killed when the army gunship helicopters attacked their hideouts in Orakzai Agency on Saturday. Sources said that on a tip-off, the gunship ...

  • ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari telephoned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday evening and discussed with him bilateral relations, economic cooperation and situation in the ...

  • KARACHI - The MQM will not support Reform General Sales Tax (RGST) in the next budget, as it will further add to miseries of the poor. Deputy Convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Coordination ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Legal Advisor of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has made clear to the city bosses that the authority cannot materialise a package deal it had made with the affectees of villages ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Cops of Islamabad police witnessed a gruesome murder took place inside a police picket as they ran away from the scene, leaving bleeding poor woman alone in Bhaika Sayydan within the ...

  • ISLAMABAD (INP) - Most parts of the country remained in the grip of hot weather on Saturday with 12 to 16 hours loadshedding making the lives of the people miserable. Temperature in excess of 40 ...

  • RAWALPINDI - While taking strict notice of soaring purse snatching incidents from females and others, City Police Officer (CPO) Azhar Hameed Khokhar directed all the police officers to evolve a ...

  • ISLAMABAD (APP) - Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Ch has constituted two benches at the principal seat to hear a number of important cases in the next week starting from May 23. The first bench ...

  • FAISALABAD - Like other parts of the country, World Anti-Terrorism Day was observed on Saturday in Faisalabad at a time when the wounds of citizens of the countrys third biggest city, inflicted by ...

  • MULTAN - The district police claimed to have smashed at least 13 gangs of outlaws and arrested 50 gangsters besides recovering booty worth over Rs6 million from them during a special drive against ...

  • LALAMUSA - A speeding truck crushed to death a teenaged brother and sister under its wheels on GT Road near Check Post Kharian Cantt. The truck driver made his good escape. Kharian Cantt Police have ...

  • SARGODHA - Former federal minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that a relation of respect exists between PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif and us. Nawazs recent statement on current situation was according ...

  • SIALKOT - There was no let-up and no relief for perturbed business community of Sialkot in energy crisis, as unscheduled load shedding of electricity remained continued in export oriented Sialkot ...

  • NANKANA Sahib - The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) will carry out an impartial survey to assess the needy and deserving people and will deliver the financial assistants to them in a ...

  • JHELUM - Angry protestors blocked a UN vehicle during a protest against loadshedding and shouted slogans against United States. Man in UN Van was from Italy. Police took into custody that van and ...

  • ARIFWALA - The local police have registered cases against seven ulema under the Amplifier Act. The police said that 7 ulema namely Sanaullah, a resident of Village 59/EB, Qari Noor Mohammad, of Shah ...

INTERNATIONAL More

  • I pity those who cheered or felt relief at the announced death of Osama bin Laden. It isnt just that the real bin Laden died years ago. Its that Osama bin Laden was never a terrorist in the first ...

  • The front-cover of Americas Time magazine featured an image of Osama Bin Laden with a red X marked across his face, meaning that he is dead, that we are now free of him forever. The last time the ...

  • MICHAEL E. OHANLON IN the last two weeks, an Afghan police officer killed two American Marines in Helmand Province, and another killed a British soldier after a dispute over a soccer match. Last ...

  • US Navy SEALs launched a secret operation in Abbottabad to kill Osama bin Laden which, the US says, is a victory in its war on terrorism. The killing of bin Laden, however, has made many people ...

  • WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US military's top officer warned Saturday about a worrisome disconnect between civilians and troops, saying soldiers are becoming isolated from the rest of American ...

  • WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama on Friday named former Pakistan troubleshooter Anne Patterson as the next US ambassador to Egypt, a key ally which Washington hopes will become a model for ...

  • SANAA (AFP) - Yemen's opposition on Saturday signed a Gulf-sponsored accord that would see the embattled Yemeni president cede power, opposition sources said, with the government expected to follow ...

  • MADRID (AFP) - Spanish youths furious over soaring unemployment kept up their week-long protest movement Saturday on the eve of local elections expected to deal the ruling Socialists a crushing ...

  • FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AFP) - The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea travelled to Fukushima on Saturday in a show of solidarity over the ongoing nuclear crisis, visiting evacuees left homeless by the ...

  • DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syrian security forces killed at least five people and wounded dozens more on Saturday as they fired at a crowd in the central city of Homs after funerals of anti-regime protesters, ...

  • MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia said Saturday it may be ready to drop its objections to the US-backed missile defence shield for Europe if it receives a formal security pledge from the United States. The ...

  • NEW DELHI (AFP) - Voter support for India's embattled ruling Congress party, which marked the second anniversary of its re-election at the weekend, has fallen "significantly", according to a new ...

  • SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Saturday that it would complete the process of selecting a new managing director by June 30. I am very pleased to ...

  • YAMOUSSOUKRO (AFP) - Alassane Ouattara was inaugurated Saturday as president of Ivory Coast, which he hopes to reunite following a bloody crisis caused by his predecessor's refusal to concede ...

  • LONDON (AFP) - A small bomb exploded in a Northern Ireland bank Saturday but caused no injuries, one day after Britain's Queen Elizabeth II ended an historic trip across the border in the Irish ...

  • ANKARA (AFP/ Reuters) - Turkey Saturday warned Israel against another act of bloodshed in international waters after activists announced plans to send a new aid flotilla to the blockaded Gaza ...

SPORTS More

  • BASSETERRE (AFP) - Tanvir Ahmed completed a maiden half-century and frustrated West Indies with Saeed Ajmal for close to two hours, as Pakistan were dismissed for 272 shortly before lunch in the ...

  • Sports Desk NEW DELHI - Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram said on Saturday that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has committed a big mistake by sacking Shahid Afridi as the ODI captain. Akram said ...

  • KARACHI - Pakistans former one-day captain Shahid Afridi is likely to retire from One Day International after his as skipper earlier in the week. Sources said on Saturday that Afridi is really ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Fourth seed Yasir Butt clinched the FMC International Squash Tournament title by outplaying M Shahnawaz in straight sets 11-9,11-8,11-3 here at the PSA Complex on ...

  • BARCELONA (AFP) - Australian Mark Webber grabbed his first pole position of the season and seventh of his career on Saturday after clocking the fastest time during qualifying for todays (Sunday) ...

  • JAKARTA (AFP) - The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) was on the brink of expulsion from FIFA on Saturday after the governing body called off a crucial leadership vote that had descended into ...

  • LAHORE - Former world squash champion Jansher Khan shown glimpses of his glittering past by playing two back-to-back exhibition matches here at the PSA Complex on Saturday. Jansher, who ruled the ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Pakistan Hockey Federation has invited two more players to attend the training camp of national senior probables from May 30 at Naseer Bunda Hockey Stadium Islamabad to ...

  • BERLIN (AFP) - Victory in the doubles handed Germany a record fifth World Team Cup title on Saturday as the hosts sealed a 2-1 win over defending champions Argentina in the final in ...

  • LONDON (AFP) - The end of the season cant come soon enough for Arsene Wenger following Arsenals depressing slump during the closing weeks of the campaign. Wenger and his side will round off their ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER RAWALPINDI - Rawalpindi District Karate Association (RDKA) organised an award ceremony in the honour of karate player Aamir Mehboob who won bonze medal in nine countries Karate ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Hassan Sadpara, the second climber of Pakistan after Nazir Sabir, who successfully climbed Mount Everest recently, gave briefing to media about his venture during a press conference here ...

  • PARIS (AFP) - Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters will start the French Open as favourites while world number one Caroline Wozniacki will be desperate to translate her undoubted talents into a Grand ...

  • PARIS (AFP) - World number one Rafael Nadal has a record-equalling sixth French Open in his sights, but the Spaniard believes undefeated Novak Djokovic will start Roland Garros as title ...

  • GLASGOW (AFP) - Neil Lennon collected his first piece of silverware since becoming Celtic manager as his side romped to a 3-0 win over Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final at a rain-soaked Hampden ...

  • our staff reporter ISLAMABAD - The tennis camp organised by Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) under the patronage of Indian coach Birbal Wadhera is fast reaching its climax, as the youngsters being ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Mao Gymkhana defeated Shining Club by seven wickets in a friendly fixture played here the other day. Shining Club, batting first, posted 180 runs on the board in the ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Punjab U-16 girls hockey camp is in full swing here and twenty four players are attending it at Bahawalpur. Coaches, Chand Perveen and Shahid Nizami are imparting ...

  • JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Orlando Pirates pipped Ajax Cape Town on goal difference to win the South African Premiership title on Saturday after a dramatic climax to the season. The Buccaneers edged Golden ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - Arham Attique, son of a serving Lt Col Attique Ahmad, a resident of Kashmir, impressed many at the ongoing Pakistan Tennis Federations (PTFs) training camp at Pakistan ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - Balochistan Junior tennis camp started at the Police Foundation Tennis Courts in Quetta under the auspices of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) on Saturday. Secretary ...

ENTERTAINMENT More

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  • KREMS, Austria (AFP) US writer and academic Ruth Klueger, a Holocaust survivor, late Friday received Austrias important Theodor Kramer literary prize, which honours resistance and exile writers. The ...

  • CANNES, France (Reuters) - The Cannes film festival stumbled toward its close on Friday, still reeling from the shock expulsion of Danish director Lars Von Trier which has overshadowed an otherwise ...

  • SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google had stopped digitising old newspapers as publishers sought to make money off story archives instead of having them hosted free online. People will still be able to find ...

  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifty lots of unpublished photographs of The Beatles first US concerts taken by a teenager in 1964 are expected to fetch about $100,000 when they are sold at auction, Christies ...

  • A woman has filed two bizarre claims in Michael Jackson's estate, after declaring that he gave her the STD herpes, almost forty years ago. The disgruntled woman says that the late King Of Pop 'ruined ...

  • The 12 astronauts circling the Earth got a call from a much higher authority Saturday. Pope Benedict XVI made the first ever papal call to space. He addressed the shuttle and station crews from the ...

  • A shortlisted entry in designboom's 2011 Fujitsu Design Award competition has taken such personal configuration a stage further with a touchscreen keyboard on a full-size laptop which would allow ...

  • Randy Macho Man Savage, a larger-than-life personality from professional wrestlings 1980s flying-elbow heyday known for his raspy voice, brash style and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often ...

BUSINESS More

  • our Staff Reporter PESHAWAR Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KPCCI) while presenting their proposals for the fiscal year 2011-12, have demanded of the government to abolish ...

  • Within just 4 decades UAE has transformed itself from being a small fishing and trading center of minute import to the present day modern and strategic regional oil and trading focal point. Etihad ...

  • Collection of taxes had always been the most vital source in almost every society in human history, and taxation system has become life-blood for Socio-economic development in a modern nation state. ...

  • KARACHI Pakistan State Oil, the largest energy sector company in Pakistan, is dedicated to promoting safe usage of CNG across the board. PSO who prides itself on its status of being a market leader ...

  • KARACHI Shan Foods celebrated Mothers day by paying special tribute to mothers by arranging Mothers day activity and distributed exciting gift hampers among mothers at a local hotel in Karachi, says ...

  • THE structure or mechanism that governs behaviour of individuals within the human community is known as an institution. The term institution is applied to the behavioral patterns of individuals and ...

  • KARACHI - PTCL gives high priority to customer care and is constantly endeavouring to provide its valued customers quality care and support, says a Press release. The One Stop Shops were established ...

  • LAHORE (PR) The traders have expressed solidarity with Pakistan Army, saying that armed forces better know how to safeguard the country. In a statement issued here, Sanitaryware Traders ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - LCCI Founders Group Saturday gave a seven-point formula to the government to turn the forthcoming budget into a business-friendly document that would be paving way for the ...

  • ISLAMABAD - Petroleum Ministry reiterated that first flow of Iranian gas would be possible in Pakistan by December 2014, as work on Iran-Pakistan gas Pipeline has been accelerated to meet the plan ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has enhanced the maximum limit of the depreciation to 60 per cent on the import of used/second-hand trucks, agricultural tractors, buses ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER FAISALABAD - All-Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Gohar Ejaz has stressed complete harmony among various segments of the textile sector to make meeting with ...

  • ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), for the week ended on May 19, for the lowest income group up to Rs.3,000, has registered decrease of 0.32 percent over the previous week. The ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The equity market continued to remain in dull mood ahead of central bank policy announcement. Average volumes dropped by 33 percent to 46 million, showing a low of 36-week ...

  • OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) hosted a meeting with Italian Ambassador H.E.Vinvenzo Prati to deliberate on areas of mutual interest for boosting trade ...

  • KARACHI (APP) - The following rates will be applicable for conversion into rupees of Foreign Currency Deposits, Dollar Bearer Certificates, Foreign Currency Bearer Certificates, Special U.S. Dollar ...