Tag Archives: Effort

Tired Schwartzel makes special effort

After an amazing 11-shot win in Thailand on Sunday, South African Charl Schwartzel has returned to one of his favourite courses in search of more success this week. The Alfred Dunhill Championship

Naval exercise AMN 2011: an effort for regional peace and stability

ISLAMABAD – The modern world of today is continuously transforming and we are living in a changing world. Traditionally, majority of threats to maritime security emanated from inter-state territorial disputes and political instabilities.
However, in the new millennium, the concept of maritime security has been redefined. Unlike the past, the world’s nations are confronted with the threats of transnational terrorism emanating from non-state actors. These new security challenges

IFC to back new microfinance effort

ISLAMABAD – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is improving access to finance for Pakistani farmers by investing in the upgradation of the National Rural Support Programme’s (NRSP) micro-credit arm into a regulated, deposit microfinance bank.
IFC will acquire a stake of up to 16 percent in the new NRSP Microfinance Bank to support the bank’s operation of providing farmers with access to crop and livestock loans, develop deposit products to encourage savings and enhance

International rescue effort gathers pace in quake-hit Japan

TOKYO – Rescue workers from more than a dozen countries searched ravaged northeastern coastal cities on Monday for survivors of a massive earthquake and tsunami, as an international effort to help Japan cope with its multiple disasters gathered pace. Some 70 countries have offered assistance in an outpouring of solidarity with Japan, with help coming not only from allies like the United States but also countries with more strained relations like China, and even from the Afghan city of

German FM praises Pakistan’s effort in ‘war on terror’

ISLAMABAD – Hailing Pakistan’s role in the process of reconciliation and integration for peace in Afghanistan, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Saturday that the solution to the crisis in Afghanistan is political and not military. “We support the process of integration and reconciliation for peace in Afghanistan. It is our common interest to have stability there,” German Foreign Minister said while answering questions of reporters in a joint press conference with

Petraeus praises Pakistan’s effort against insurgency

The top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan has said that there will be more coordinated military operations on either side of the border with Pakistan and praised the country for its “impressive” counterinsurgency efforts, according to the Washinton Post.
Gen David Petraeus, who took over command of coalition troops in Afghanistan in July, said there had already been coordinated operations on both sides of the border, with Pakistani forces on one side and NATO and

Building trust with Pakistan, Afghanistan a long-term effort: US

WASHINGTON: The US has said that building a partnership of trust with Pakistan and Afghanistan required a long-term commitment, as top American officials acknowledged Pakistani efforts in the fight against terrorism operating in the region.
In a joint appearance on an American TV channel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defence Secretary Robert Gates noted that Pakistan was working to root out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, as they pledged long-term US engagement with the

President calls for concerted effort to take on militants

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said concerted efforts needed to be undertaken to take militants to task and neutralise ambitions of these stateless actors.
Talking to ambassadors of some FoDP countries over dinner at the presidency, Zardari welcomed the Summit-level dialogues with the European Union, saying Pakistan desired to have a comprehensive partnership with the EU and the interaction should be on a regular basis. He said there was a dire need to