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Sleet and snow ground flights in Europe

LONDON: Europe saw little respite on Sunday from the Arctic conditions that have closed airports and disrupted travel on the weekend before Christmas, traditionally one of the busiest times of the year.
Britain's busiest airport, London Heathrow, which was forced to close both its runways for much of Saturday because of heavy snow, was not accepting inbound flights on Sunday and said only a few planes would be leaving. About 30 tonnes of snow was being removed from each parking

Pakistan fast losing ground in CIS

KARACHI: Pakistani exporters are fast losing ground in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) markets. Sources attribute the decline to the aggressive strategy of competitors in specific product categories and trade policy.
There is a significant fall in Pakistani exports to the states of the former Soviet Union. In Azerbaijan, particularly, Indian rice exporters have successfully displaced Pakistani exporters of basmati rice and assumed a predominant position in the market.

KSE regains ground to touch 11,000

KARACHI: Pakistan's Equity Market rose today, with the local bourse, recording a 28- month high with oil scrips distinguished in the bull-run. The benchmark KSE-100 increased by 240 points to close at the 11,206 level.
The local bourse was electrified and recovered to the 11000 benchmark, with the KSE-100 index closed at 11205.84 after gaining 239.84 points, while KSE 30 index closed at 10837.18 after gaining 240.72 points. The share index closed at 7793.49 after gaining 161.15

PU, the new dengue breeding ground

LAHORE: The Punjab University (PU) administration has started watering all big and small lawns and grounds within the university premises, turning them into breeding grounds for the deadly dengue mosquito, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to PU sources, the drive was started on Tuesday from the lawns in front of the Political Science and History departments and would cover all small and big lawns and grounds of the varsity during the Eid holidays. Even the students sitting

Paperwork on Gulberg’s Doongi ground ‘frozen’ by Punjab government

The Punjab government has halted all paper work with immediate effect concerning the conversion of a controversial IMAX theatre into a public park, library, restaurant, gymnasium and parking lots at the Doongi Ground, MM Alam Road, Gulberg, Pakistan Today has learnt.
A Chief Minister's Secretariat official, asking not be named, said that the Punjab government's legal experts had cautioned the provincial administration that another contempt of court petition could be

Orders for ATCs fall on stony ground

The Punjab government has failed to shift four anti-terrorism courts (ATCs) from Lahore, Multan and Gujranwala to other districts despite four month old orders from the home department, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The home department had issued a notification on July 26, directing the Punjab government to shift ATCs to other districts where the courts did not exist and registration of cases under anti-terrorism clauses were on the rise.
According to the

KSE holds its ground

KARACHI: The KESC has maintained a heightened level of trading, continuing its winning streak. The main board stocks faced off-loading mainly by the local corporate participants, resultantly KSE 100 index gained 28 points.
The 100 index closed at 10437.58, while all shares index closed at 7294.31 with the gain of 20.86 points. The activity by off-shore participants in the index heavy weight kept the positive numbers alive on the benchmark.
High turnover in below par