Customs Intelligence seized 656 Million worth of heroin and opium

Islamabad: Customs Intelligence, in two separate operations, recovered and seized 8kg heroin and 84 kg opium valued at Rs 4.7 million and Rs.11.04 million respectively, including the vehicles. In pursuance of specific information that an attempt would be made to smuggle foreign origin heroin from Khyber agency to Punjab via Motorway (M-1) and ultimately abroad, on 04.07.2011 customs officials mounted surveillance near Peshawar Toll Plaza, M-1. At about 1400 hours, the suspected Toyota Corolla Car bearing registration No. ACJ-697 (Sindh) […]

Pakistan`s first mango consignment to United States likely on July 27

Lahore: Pakistan is expected to dispatch its first commercial mango consignment to United States during the current month, an official told Business Recorder on Wednesday. PHDEC has been working as a facilitator since the idea of mango export to US germinated and has played a vital role in this regard. The official said that the role of PHDEC was twofold. First, its responsibility was to arrange government consignment in collaboration with Pakistan embassy in US and second to facilitate stakeholders […]

Rain hazards likely to increase this year as law enforcement agencies support union miscreants in blocking repair work

Karachi: Karachi Electric Supply Company has submitted before the Sindh High Court that during the upcoming monsoon rains, the union’s illegal actions to block repair of rain related faults are likely to increase problems including threat to human life by electrocution, as the law enforcement agencies are supporting the union miscreants in their illegal actions and have deliberately failed to comply with court orders. KESC has nominated Province of Sindh and others through Mr. Waseem Ahmed, Additional Chief Secretary; Brig. […]

Statement by Ambassador Cameron Munter

Islamabad: The United States Embassy is deeply concerned about the escalating violence in Karachi. We call on all parties to refrain from further violence and work toward a peaceful resolution of differences. The loss of over 60 lives, including women and children, in the last three days is a tragedy. We extend condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims. For more information, contact: Alberto Rodriguez Spokesman Information Office Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy, Islamabad- Pakistan Cell: +92300 […]

No plot is given to Abdul Shakoor: Punjab University Spokesman

Lahore: Punjab University Spokesman, strongly contradicting the news item published in a section of Urdu press, has stated that neither any plot has been given to Estate Officer Abdul Shakoor nor recommendations have been made in this regard. The spokesman further said the PU Land Management Committee, through its transparent policy, gives plots and no plot has been given to anybody in violation of the committee’s policy. For more information, contact: Registrar Punjab University Tel: +9242 9923 1102 Fax: +9242 […]

Faculty Orientation Programme 2011 concludes at Punjab University

Lahore: The concluding and certificate distribution ceremony of 4-day Faculty Orientation Programme 2011 for the new faculty, organized from July 5-8 by Punjab University Institute of Administrative Sciences’ (IAS) Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), held here on Friday. PU Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Javaid Ahmed was the chief guest while Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences Prof Dr Muhammad Ehsan Malik, Director IAS Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, founding Director HRDC Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal Jadoon and faculty members were […]

Three car receivers and six auto-thieves nabbed; 22 stolen cars recovered

Islamabad: Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) Islamabad has busted four gangs- three of car receivers and one of auto-thieves- and recovered a total of 22 stolen vehicles worth millions of rupees from them. Addressing a press conference here Friday, the Inspector General of Police Islamabad Bani Amin Khan said that special task was assigned to ACLC for crackdown against car jackers which succeeded to arrest three notorious car thieves and five auto-thieves. He said 22 stolen cars have been recovered […]

Fifty killed in Pakistan tribal offensive

Peshawar: Pakistan officials said Friday that a four-day air and ground offensive against militants in a key tribal district had left 42 enemy fighters and eight soldiers dead on the Afghan border. There was no independent confirmation of the death toll because journalists and aid workers do not have free access to the district of Kurram. The military announced the operation on Monday, under pressure from Washington to do more to destroy militant sanctuaries since US Navy SEALs killed Osama […]

Pakistan urged to act over escalating violence

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities must put an end to the rise in targeted killings across the country by providing justice for the victims and accountability for the perpetrators, Amnesty International said today amid reports of more than 30 fresh deaths in Karachi in the past two days alone. On Tuesday the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said it had documented the violent deaths of more than 1,100 people in Karachi in the first half of 2011. Some 490 of these were […]

Pakistan Credit Rating Agency and Nespak Maintain ‘PG3+’ project grading of Centre point Karachi

Lahore: The grading indicates good overall project execution capacity. The grading reflects the engagement of reputed project consultants supplemented by a rental yield based model, more suitable to current operating environment. The grading incorporates slow project progress, mainly due to stressed availability of requisite funds, which has led to delays in timely completion. However, the management’s recent funding plan is expected to alleviate liquidity constraints and spur construction activities. The grading is dependent on the management’s effectiveness in timely finalizing […]

Businessmen need no Permission to carry Weapons for Safety: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Karachi: President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Muhammad Saeed Shafiq, in a press statement, informed the Business and Industrial Community and Law Enforcing Agencies that businessmen having arms licence need no permission to carry weapons for their safety. He said that the statement of IG Sindh Wajid Ali Durrani appeared in press to get permission is not acceptable. He said that the IG Sindh should ask the decoits and criminal elements to follow Section 144 and take permission […]

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority awards Gold Medals to the Winners of Best Research Projects on IT and Telecom

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has awarded gold medals with cash prizes to the students of two best research projects in IT and Telecom for the year 2010. Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen presented gold medals to the winners of the competition during a ceremony held at PTA Headquarters, Islamabad today. Member (Technical) Dr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar and Member Finance (acting), Mr. Shabbir Ahmed were also present on the occasion. The event was attended by the senior officers of the […]