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Private schools asked to freeze fee rates

Private schools asked to freeze fee rates

GUJRANWALA – The Gujranwala divisional commissioner has directed the Quaid-e-Azam Divisional Public School (QDPS) not to enhance its fees for at least one year and also urged all private educational institutes to freeze their fee structure for the same period.
Presiding over a meeting of the board of governors of the QDPS, he added that the provincial government had been taking concrete measures to enhance the literacy rate and improve facilities in the educational institutes. He

Swiss govt orders freeze on any Ben Ali funds

GENEVA – The Swiss government on Wednesday ordered a freeze on any funds that might be held by Tunisia’s ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Switzerland, Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey said.
The three-year blocking order announced after a regular cabinet meeting followed domestic political pressure as well as legal action by Tunisian exiles in Switzerland this week.
The Federal Council “decided to block with immediate effect any possible funds in Switzerland of

Israel never said no to new freeze: Netanyahu

JERUSALEM – Israel never refused to renew a freeze on settlement in the occupied West Bank but the US stopped pressuring for a new moratorium, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
Israeli radio and news sites quoted him as telling parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee that Washington did initially ask Israel to extend a 10-month building freeze which expired in September. “The truth is that we were prepared to do this but contrary to what was reported

ME peace efforts in ‘crisis’ as US freeze bid fails

JERUSALEM: The Middle East peace process lay in tatters on Wednesday after Washington admitted defeat in its efforts to secure an Israeli freeze on settlement building, the Palestinians’ condition for resuming talks.
Speaking late on Tuesday, US officials admitted top-level efforts to coax Israel into imposing new curbs on West Bank settlement construction had gone nowhere, prompting Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to declare a crisis in peace efforts but backslapping among

Abbas links talks to building freeze

CAIRO: The Palestinian Authority will not return to peace talks with Israel unless there is a freeze on settlement building that includes East Jerusalem, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday.
Abbas said the Palestinians and Israel had received no official US request for a return to the talks which began in September but stopped three weeks later after Israel refused to extend a freeze on new settlements in the West Bank.
Asked if the Palestinian Authority