Mirza was in contact with Altaf just before arrest wife

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: The wife of death row inmate Saulat Mirza on Monday revealed that her husband was in contact with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain just before he was apprehended by the authorities in Karachi. In an exclusive interview in “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath”, the wife of former MQM worker said she visited the party headquarters, Nine Zero, for the last time in the previous month (February).... 

Just form JC we’ll withdraw protest call Imran to Govt

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan Sunday said his party will withdraw its call for protest only if the government constitutes the proposed Judicial Commission to probe the ‘rigging of elections’. Addressing a press conference here, the PTI Chief said forced closure of shops will be undertaken in Lahore. “Lahore will be shut down tomorrow; we will block the roads,”... 

Pakistan’s forex reserves reach just below 14 bn

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at 13, 922.4 million dollars on December 5, 2014. Giving a break up of the foreign reserves position, a statement of Central Bank issued here on Thursday said that foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) stood at 9,203.1 million dollars while the net foreign reserves held by banks stood at 4,719.3 million dollars. The SBP statement... 

No OGDCL privatization govt just divesting 10pc shares minister

Posted by on Nov 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Privatization, Muhammad Zubair Friday clarified that government was not privatizing Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL) as divesting some of the company’s shares could not be termed as privatization. Addressing a press conference here, the minister said even after off loading 10 percent shares the government would still be the majority shareholder so the structure of the company... 

Not just football Argentina market down Germany up

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BUENOS AIRES: It’s not just Argentine soccer fans who woke up depressed following their nation’s 1-0 defeat to Germany in the World Cup final. Traders in Buenos Aires were also feeling blue. Argentina’s main Merval index was down 0.6% in early afternoon trading Monday after the team succumbed to a late goal Sunday from German striker Mario Goetze in Rio de Janeiro. That may not sound too bad, but when... 

Fighting not just for protection of media but Pakistan Hamid Mir

Posted by on Jun 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: It seems as Gen Zia era has comeback since journalists and their families are being threatened again, says senior journalist and Geo News anchor Hamid Mir on Sunday. Speaking by telephone at Lahore Press Club, he said that the democracy had become ineffective as the government only condemned attacks on journalists and avoided arresting culprits. He said that there should not be an iota of doubt about the identities... 

MQM worker arrested just before his wedding

Posted by on Feb 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Nuptial celebrations turned into dismal agitations on Saturday night when law enforcement agents led a bridegroom away in handcuffs for his alleged involvement in violent criminal activities just before his wedding, Geo News reported Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker, Fahad Aziz, a resident of Korangi, was reportedly arrested while he was leading his Baraat (wedding motorcade) towards a Shah Faisal Colony... 

I’m not arrogant just confident Pietersen

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment

BRISBANE: England’s Kevin Pietersen insisted Tuesday he is not arrogant, just confident, as he prepares to pad up for his 100th Test in this weeks Ashes opener against Australia. The South African-born star batsman was splashed on the front page of the local newspaper in Brisbane this week under the headline: “He’s so arrogant not even his own team likes him.” But Pietersen, 33, tagged “Mr... 

US defends drone strikes as necessary and just in face of UN criticism

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: The US government has defended its use of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries in front of the UN, telling a chamber full of largely critical nations that in President Obama’s view the deployment of unmanned aerial attacks against al-Qaida targets was “necessary, legal and just”. Representatives from a slew of nations, including Brazil, China and Venezuela, lined up to berate... 

Smoking warning works just on front of cigarette pack

Posted by on Sep 05, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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