US force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10000 troops

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 – the minimum demanded by the US military to train Afghan forces – as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say. Since Afghanistan´s general election on April 5, White House, State Department and Pentagon officials have resumed discussions on how many American troops... 

No option other than to increase tax FM

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: Federal Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar Monday announced to increase the taxes immediately after having successfully negotiated fresh loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank here, Geo News reported. Following his four-day US tour, addressing a press conference at Pakistani embassy in US, Ishaq Dar said that if taxes were not raised more loans would have to be taken. Taxpayers must... 

PMLN govt performance better than PPP govt Gallup Survey

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government’s overall performance is 59 percent better than the Pakistan Peoples Party’s previous government, Gallup public survey said. According to the Gallup survey report 2014, 55 percent of the public expressed very positive feedback over the performance of the PML-N government. It said economy, Indo-Pak relationship, foreign policy, corruption, terrorism... 

Lawmaker says Karachi’s W11 minibus is better than PIA

Posted by on Apr 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Discussing the sorry state of affairs of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), a lawmaker on Wednesday went on to compare the national flag carrier with Karachi’s famous minibus W-11. The minibus is also known to take the passengers to their destination in time despite it route on the city’s busiest roads. MQM National Assembly member Abdul Wasim said that the W-11 was far better than PIA as... 

More than 1000 satellites are flying overhead

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: The spotting of ocean debris by satellites during the search for the lost Malaysian airliner has drawn attention to those orbiting platforms. A primer on what’s in orbit, with help from Nicholas Johnson, who retired Thursday as NASA’s chief scientist for orbital debris: HOW MANY SATELLITES ARE UP THERE? About 1,100 active satellites, both government and private. Plus there are about 2,600 ones that... 

Major Gen Rizwan says Rangers powers not more than ‘piece of paper’

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Director General (DG) Rangers Sindh Major General Rizwan Akhtar has said that additional power, granted to the paramilitary force by Sindh government, was not more than a ‘piece of paper’, Geo News reported. Addressing the inaugural session of Command and Control Centre in F.B Area, DG Rangers said Sindh government granted additional powers to paramilitary force after Supreme Court’s suo moto... 

KP govt willing to give more than an office to Taliban Khattak

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak said the provincial government is willing to give more than an office to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Khattak told reporters outside the provincial assembly that his name was not being considered for the dialogue committee. He said PTI leader Gulzar Khan had been nominated for the final committee. The KP chief minister was of the opinion that it was... 

More than 114 mln catch Fallon´s ´Tonight Show´ debut

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: More than 11.4 million Americans tuned in Monday to watch Jimmy Fallon take over as host of NBC´s “The Tonight Show” in the wake of Jay Leno´s retirement, the network said Tuesday. Twenty percent of households in 56 local markets watching television at midnight (0500 GMT) tuned in to Fallon, it said, sharing preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The figures don´t necessarily take... 

Nine killed in Karachi violence in less than 24 hours

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: At least nine people have been killed in Karachi since last night, Geo News reported. Four dead bodies were found from Surjani Town area early Tuesday morning. According to police, the bodies were recovered from Zero Point in Surjani Town today morning. The victims were kidnapped and later shot dead, police added. Rescue sources told that the deceased were identified as Samiullah, Hafeezullah and Muhammad Faisal... 

UN says more than 733 Iraqis killed in January

Posted by on Feb 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BAGHDAD: The United Nations said Saturday that at least 733 Iraqis were killed during violence in January, even when leaving out casualties from an embattled western province. The figures issued Saturday by the U.N.´s mission to Iraq show 618 civilians and 115 members of the security forces were killed in January. But the UNAMI statement excluded deaths from ongoing fighting in Anbar, due to problems in verifying the... 
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