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Mushahid for greater political will to resolve nation’s problems

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Monday called for broad-based consensus between all the political parties for evolving a joint strategy on major challenges confronted by the country. Identifying the four major challenges as economy, energy, education and terrorism at a press conference here, he said that no single party could steer the country out of the challenging situation. MNA Marvi Memon and Deputy Secretary Information Ghulam

Asasah for greater microfinancing

LAHORE – The condition of over 26 districts in Punjab is extremely poor where up to 40 percent of the people are living below the poverty line. With a view to end impoverishment and destitution of the majority of the people, about 35 organisations are providing microfinance services to around 2.1 million people in the country revealed Asasah Chief Executive Tabindah Jafari. In a presentation to the Lahore Economic Journalists Association (LEJA), she said that microfinance includes

Gilani for greater Pak-Uzbek parliamentary cooperation

TASHKENT – Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani urging greater inter-parliamentary interaction between Pakistan and Uzbekistan. Said stronger “bilateral ties would benefit both countries’ peoples.”
Talking to Dilarom Tashmukhamedova, Speaker of the Legislative chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Uzbekistan – the parliament’s lower house, at the Parliament building here, Gilani urged exchange of parliamentary delegations between the two countries.
Gilani who is here on a

Syrian president offers greater freedom after forces kill 37

DERAA – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made an unprecedented pledge of greater freedom and more prosperity to Syrians on Thursday as anger mounted following a crackdown on protesters that left at least 37 dead.
As an aide to Assad in Damascus read out a list of decrees, which included a possible end to 48 years of emergency rule, a human rights group said a leading pro-democracy activist, Mazen Darwish, had been arrested. In the southern city of Deraa, a hospital official said

Engro permitted greater gas allocation for new plant

KARACHI – The federal government has allowed the Engro Corporation to fulfill much of the energy needs of its new urea plant from the provision of natural gas. According to industry sources, the federal government has given the green light to the emerging conglomerate to cater to up to 80 percent of its energy requirements through gas for its newly developed urea plant.
Market analysts opine that a green signal from the government would help Engro commence test production at its

Philippines allows rice import – Pakistan looks to grab greater share

KARACHI – Philippines has allowed the private sector to import almost 163,000 metric tonnes (MT) of rice as unpredictable weather has forced world food authorities of tightening staples’ supplies. The Pakistani embassy in Manila has suggested Islamabad to approach the foreign country to tap the opportunity of getting more market share in the world’s top rice importing country.
Countries like Thailand, China, India and Australia would be exporting a large quantity of rice after

FIA sees greater opportunity in Karachi than greener pastures of Gulf, Europe

KARACHI – Hundreds of youngsters from Sindh, and particularly from Karachi, hoping to head to the Gulf and Europe for employment, are falling prey to fake overseas recruiting agencies in the city that operate under the alleged patronage of Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) authorities, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The FIA has received many complaints against fake overseas recruiting agencies, but no punitive action has been taken against these agencies due to the influential

Sudan’s Nuba peoples rally for greater freedom

KAUDA – Thousands of Sudanese demonstrated in the Nuba mountains on Saturday, demanding free and fair elections as a prelude to greater autonomy within the north, as a southern independence vote wrapped up.
In Kauda, a remote mountain town that is a stronghold of southern former rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement even though it lies in the northern state of South Kordofan, large crowds gathered chanting anti-government slogans and waving SPLM flags. “Down, down, old