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Doha fire was result of short circut

Doha:Investigators of a fire that killed 19 last month say there was a “lack of adherence to laws, systems, and measures by all concerned parties”. The investigation found the fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring in a fluorescent light in a Nike store in the Villaggio Mall. An investigation ... Read More »

William Hague arrived in Islamabad

Islamabad:The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived in Islamabad earlier today, Tuesday 12 June.The visit follows the visit made by Foreign Minister Khar to London in March and Prime Minister Gilani in May and underlines the UK’s commitment to a deep, long-term and strategic relationship between the UK and Pakistan ... Read More »

President for sustained efforts to raise Pak-UK trade

Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday said Pakistan and the United Kingdom need to make sustained efforts to achieve the target of 2.5 billion pound trade by 2015, set under their Trade and Investment Roadmap. He was talking to the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William ... Read More »

Gilani seeks British investment in energy sector

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Tuesday sought British investment in Pakistan’s energy sector and said power shortages had hampered the pace of economic growth. Talking to William Hague, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Common Affairs here at the PM House, Gilani said over 100 UK-based companies ... Read More »

Pakistan, US cannot ignore importance of ties: Khar

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday urged a US Congressional delegation that the relationship between Pakistan and the US is important and both sides simply cannot afford to ignore this fact. “Both sides have shared goals of peace and prosperity in the region, the Foreign Minister said and ... Read More »

Pakistan, UK agrees to enhance partnership

Islamabad:Pakistan and Britain on Tuesday expressed satisfaction at the current status of bilateral relations, and underlined the importance of exploring ways and means to further enhance the existing multifaceted partnership. According to a press release issued by the Foreign Office, during the visit of British Foreign Secretary William Hague to ... Read More »

Commander of Sri Lanka Navy visiting Pakistan

Colombo:The Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral D W A S Dissanayake along with a delegation of four members is currently on an official visit to Pakistan. The visit of the Sri Lankan Navy Commander will be from 11 – 16 June 2012 which is undertaken on the invitation ... Read More »

215 million children worldwide are involved in child labour

Islamabad:In a joint statement to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), UNICEF and UNESCO today called for renewed efforts to end the worst forms of child labour in Pakistan. “Human Rights and Social Justice – let’s end Child Labour” is this year’s theme. Child ... Read More »

Pak-Iran to complete gas pipeline

Beijing:President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during their meeting today on the sidelines of SCO Summit being held in Beijing, agreed to vigorously pursue the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project as well as supply of electricity to Pakistan. Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the ... Read More »

Sino-Pak will cooperate in Space Science

Beijing:Pakistan and China today signed yet another MoU for cooperation in Science, technology and Space Sciences. The MoU was signed soon after the conclusion of talks between President Asif Ali Zardari and President Hu Jintao in GHP in Beijing. MoU was signed by Ambassador Masood Khan and Administrator China’sScience & ... Read More »

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