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Government would encourage Alternate Energy Projects: Prime Minister Gilani

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani stated that Pakistan has a lot of potential for alternate sources of producing electricity which are beneficial both in terms of low production cost and being environment friendly. The mega projects initiated by the Government, he added, would take longer time period for completion, while alternate energy projects take less time for completion which would greatly supplement Government’s efforts to reduce the electricity demand and supply gap. The Prime Minister was talking to […]

Peace in Middle East to remain elusive till Palestinian issue resolved in line with United Nation Resolutions: Ghous Bux Mahar

Islamabad: Pakistan believes that unless the Palestinian problem is resolved in just and fair manner in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, Arab Peace Plan and in line with the wishes of the Palestinian people, peace in Middle East will remain elusive. The PML-Q leader and the Federal Minister for Privatisation Mr. Ghous Bux Khan Mahar said during a meeting with Palestinian Envoy to Pakistan Mr. Hazem Hussain Abu Shanab who called on him here today. Mr. Ghous […]

Minister of State addresses new entrants at the Foreign Service Academy

Islamabad: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar today addressed the passing out ceremony of the 30th Specialized Diplomatic Course and the inaugural ceremony of the 31st Specialized Diplomatic Course of the Foreign Service Officers at the Foreign Service Academy. Foreign Secretary Mr. Salman Bashir was also present at the occasion. The Minister of State greatly appreciated the professionalism and expertise of officers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which equipped them for projecting Pakistan‘s interests abroad. […]

Supreme Court decides 1781 cases during the month of June 2011

Islamabad: Supreme Court of Pakistan disposed of 1781 cases during the month of June 2011 whereas 1180 new cases were instituted. The backlog of cases in Supreme Court on 1st July 2011 is 19550. The backlog in the apex court on 1st June was 20151 cases. As 1180 new cases were instituted during the month of June 2011. The progressive total of pending cases as on 30th June comes to 21331.Out of these, 1781 cases were disposed of in the […]

Work on Manghopir Interchange of Lyari Expressway to begin in a Week

Karachi: District Coordination Officer Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that work on Manghopir Interchange of Lyari Expressway will begin in a week. City Government will arrange bridge financing for this project and the affectees will get alternate plots of land under encroachment package. He expressed these views while addressing a meeting in Civic Centre which was attended by Addl. EDO Revenue Matanat Ali Khan, EDO Transport and Communication Attique Baig, Salman Faridi and representative of National Highway Authority. DCO […]

Local Taxes Department sets new Record of Recovery

Karachi: Local Taxes Department of City District Government Karachi had achieved a new record of recovery during fiscal year 2010-2011. The department recovered a record amount of Rs627.3million, surpassing its own previous record of Rs537.0million recovered in the year 2009-2010. This may be noted that the Local Taxes Department of Revenue Group of Offices recovers two kind of fee which is charged parking fee and advertisement fee. The charged parking is presently running at 22 locations in city out of […]

Karachi Electric Supply Company concerned over villagers’ putting up illegal power supply system, demands government to intervene

Karachi: The Karachi Electric Supply Company has expressed surprise and concern over a strange incident in which the villagers of areas behind Gharo Grid Station installed illegal electricity supply infrastructure and insisted the utility to energize it. Upon KESC’s refusal, they went to the extent of interrupting power supply to the Gharo Water Pumping Station which disturbed water supply to the City. Claiming that they had strong political backing, the culprits daringly owned illegal and unauthorized PMT and the cable […]

Australian Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan visits Overseas Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Karachi: Mr. Ric Smith, the Australian Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan visited the Overseas Investors’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) to review business relationship between Australia and Pakistan and to gauge the overall economic and investment environment in the country. The delegation included H.E. Mr. Tim George – Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ms. Nicola Rosenblum – First Secretary and Mr. Jon Merril – Assistant Secretary, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The meeting was attended by members of the Managing […]

Fraudster making calls to Judges after portraying himself as Supreme Court Registrar arrested from Adiyala Jail

Islamabad: Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad Police has arrested a fraudster who used to call Judges after portraying himself as Registrar Supreme Court and also recovered mobile phone and SIM from him, a police spokesman said here Tuesday. According to details, Magistrate Islamabad Rai Liaqat Kharal registered the compliant with Margallah police station that he had received calls from mobile number 0315-5339165 from a person who portrayed himself as Registrar Supreme Court and gave him directions about the cases […]

Inspector General of Police hosts farewell for outgoing police officer

Islamabad: Inspector General of Police Islamabad Bani Amin Khan on Tuesday hosted fare-well for the Superintendent of Police Islamabad Malik Mumtaz who got retired from his services after serving in the force for 30-years. The fare-well was attended among others by DIG (Headquarters) Ahmed Mukarram, SSP (Headquarters) Zubair Ahmed Hashmi, SP Headquarters Abdul Ghaffar Qaisarani and other senior police officials were also present on the occasion. The IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan appreciated the services of SP Malik Mumtaz and […]

U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue of the Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism

Islamabad: Ambassador William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, was in Islamabad for working level discussions of law enforcement and terrorism.
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Punjab University announces schedule of entry test for admission in various disciplines

Lahore: Punjab University Chairman Admission Committee Prof Dr Muhammad Amin Athar has stated that the schedule of entry test, for admission in various disciplines of BS or equivalent, MA/MSc or equivalent and MS/MPhil/MSc (Engg.)/PhD level, has been announced. The details of disciplines for which the Punjab University will conduct entry test, is available at its website He said the last date for submission of entry test forms for various disciplines is July 12, 2011. Dr Amin Athar further said […]