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ISAF delegation meet General Kayani

Rawalpindi:An ISAF delegation, led by General John Allen, Commander ISAF, arrived at Rawalpindi, today.The delegation is visiting Pakistan in connection with Tri Partite Commission meeting. Preliminary bilateral meetings were held with Pakistan Army delegation, led by Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. Talks focused on operations in border ... Read More »

Nawaz for action against culprits of May 12 incident

LAHORE – PML-N President Nawaz Sharif has said that in order to establish independence of judiciary, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani must be removed after the apex court verdict. He said that a person convicted by the Supreme Court of country in contempt of court is still a prime minister ... Read More »

Automated system for sale of mobile SIMs launched

ISLAMABAD – PTA and all cellular mobile operators have commercially launched an automated procedure for sale of mobile SIMs. According to the details, the framework for the new system was jointly signed on Jan 19 and has been implemented as per agreed deadlines. Subscribers’ documentation will be maintained electronically and ... Read More »

LPG goes cheaper than petrol, diesel

LAHORE – State-owned LPG producer Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has reduced its base stock price of LPG for the third time this month to Rs 58,000 per ton (exclusive of duties and taxes).The latest price reduction of Rs 7,000 per ton came in the wake of piles ... Read More »

All set to increase HOBC rate

ISLAMABAD – In yet another controversial decision, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MPNR) is set to jack up high-octane (HOBC) price in Sindh compared to the rest of the country, thanks to the ever-ill policies of the government gurus.According to informed circles, the MPNR has decided in principle ... Read More »

Inspector shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA: A police officer, who survived a bomb attack on Thursday, was gunned down in Shalkot area here on Friday night, officials said. DIG (operations) Qazi Abdul Wahid said Inspector Jalal Shah was going home when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on him.“Shah received multiple bullet wounds and died ... Read More »

Door to Nato summit not shut yet: US

WASHINGTON: The US State Department indicated on Friday that Pakistan might still attend a Nato summit in Chicago next week. “I think the question of who is going to be invited is still something that we’re working on,” said State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland when asked if Pakistan was invited ... Read More »

FIA chief changed again

ISLAMABAD: In a surprising move, the government removed Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Javed Iqbal on Friday and appointed Secretary of the Ministry of Narcotics Control Zafar Abbas Lak to the post. Javed Iqbal was the 6th FIA chief removed by the present regime ostensibly for not ... Read More »

Lawmakers want US to declare Haqqani a terror network

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers from both parties on Friday urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to declare the Pakistan-linked Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organization for its “indiscriminate attacks” on US interests. Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and other lawmakers traveled to Afghanistan last week ... Read More »

No case of corruption against me: Gilani

LONDON: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said there is no case of corruption against him and he is performing his role to protect the constitution. Addressing a press conference at the inauguration ceremony of Consular Hall of Pakistan High Commission here, he said, “If all institutions work ... Read More »

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