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Standard Chartered wins Best Debt House award

Standard Chartered wins Best Debt House award

KARACHI – Standard Chartered Pakistan has once again won the Asset Triple A award for the “Best Debt House in Pakistan” for 2010. This is the third year in a row that Standard Chartered has won this accolade. This award is recognition of Standard Chartered’s superior structuring and distribution capabilities, while the bank reinforces its dominant leadership position in the capital markets of Pakistan.
Commenting on the recognition Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Chief

Salmaan Taseer’s Qul held at Governor’s House

LAHORE – A large number of people attended slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s qul at the Governor’s House on Thursday. Special prayers were offered for his departed soul while people remembered him as a brave and bold politician who was a true ‘jiyala’ of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Qari Muhammad Ejaz and Qari Muhammad Sadaqat recited Quranic verses and naat while Pir Qari Allama Muhammad Yousaf Awan led prayers for the governor’s departed soul.
A large number of

House fire burns crippled woman

LAHORE – A 65-year-old disabled woman was burnt when fire erupted at her house at Pakistani Chowk, Ichra, in the early hours on Thursday. The deceased, Razia, lived in a two-story house with her daughter, her son-in-law, Tariq, and two children. Razia was alone at her house, which was locked from outside, when suddenly, owing to short circuiting, fire erupted in Razia’s room. Flames soon engulfed the entire house. Locals called Rescue 1122 officials, who extinguished the fire. However

Ex-wife barges in Adnan’s house

DELHI – For Pakistani singer-composer Adnan Sami and his estranged wife, UAE citizen Sabah Galadari, the New Year has begun with yet another altercation. The question now is, which of the two orders will take precedence – the Enforcement Directorate order in accordance with FEMA, confiscating the flats bought by Sami in Oberoi Sky Garden, Mumbai, or the Bombay HC order granting interim relief to Sabah.
The latest episode began around noon on Sunday when Sabah, armed with the HC

UK police search house in Stockholm blasts probe

LONDON: British police were searching a house in southern England as part of an investigation into bombings in a busy shopping district of the Swedish capital on Saturday.
Police said on Monday they had begun examining a terraced house in the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, on Sunday night under the terrorism act.
“No arrests have been made and no hazardous materials found,” police said in a statement. The property has been cordoned off. Britain’s interior ministry said it

Series Review – House of Saddam

When portraying tyrants and dictators to larger audiences, more often than not, historical accounts and present-day narratives tend to present only the monster behind mass murders, atrocities and human suffering. We tend to forget that behind that rather overbearing veneer of cruelty lies a human, a family man, a father and a son.
To tell a personalized account of a tyrant, not lacking in entertainment, whilst maintaining historical accuracy and objectivity is certainly a

Nizam-i-Adal judges being posted, KP minister tells House

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa government is firm on its resolve to establish Islamic Nizam-i-Adal (Islamic judicial system) in Malakand division and appointment of qazis (judges) are in progress in Swat and other districts.
Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar said while speaking in the provincial assembly on Friday. Barrister Javed Abbassi PML (N) MPA from Abbottabad had questioned about posting and appointment of judges in according to 2009 Nizam-i-Adal

Police clueless about robbery at Khawaja Asif’s house

LAHORE: Defence Police have not been able to trace the robbers involved in stealing valuables worth Rs 2.5 million from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Khawaja Asif’s house in Defence Housing Authority (B) Police Station precincts, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Police have registered a case on the complaint of Asif’s son Khawaja Asad. According to the first information report (FIR) registered with the Defense B Police, Khawaja Asad, a

White House condemns latest releases

WASHINGTON: The White House condemned on Sunday WikiLeaks’ “reckless and dangerous action” in releasing classified US diplomatic cables, saying it could endanger lives and risk hurting relations with friendly
US State Department documents released by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks provided candid views of foreign leaders and sensitive information on terrorism and nuclear proliferation, The New York Times reported.
The documents show Saudi donors remain

Govt needs to put its house in order: Hafeez

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh on Wednesday said the government also needed to put its own house in order by reducing non-development expenditures and cutting the size of the federal cabinet to win the people’s support on the Reformed General Sales Tax.
At a background briefing on the reformed GST, organised by the Information Ministry for newspaper editors and TV anchorpersons, the finance minister was asked whether he was in favour of cutting the size of the cabinet,

Zardari House under security blanket following Taliban threats

ISLAMABAD: Following the gruesome bomb blast at the CID building in Karachi on Thursday, security has been further tightened around Zardari House, located in the heart of metropolis in sector F-8/3 following Taliban warnings of attacking the premises.
Well-placed sources said the entire street had been declared a “Red Zone” and no one would be allowed to enter the premises without methodical checking. It was also learnt that following the Taliban threats, all kinds of political

Sindh CM’s House and other buildings damaged

KARACHI: A powerful blast at the CID Civil Lines building on Thursday damaged the Sindh Chief Minister’s House and other buildings including the city’s major hotels situated in the area.
According to the spokesman for the Chief Minister’s House, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah was present at his residence at the time of the blast. “It was a strong blast and it damaged the windowpanes and vases inside the Chief Minister’s House,” the spokesman said.
“Initially we thought that a

Opp says ‘No’ to more taxes – House in turmoil

ISLAMABAD: As the government blocked a joint resolution by the Pakistan Muslim League-N and the PML-Q in the National Assembly against spiraling prices, Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan vowed on Wednesday that the opposition would not let the PPP-led government pass any bill to impose more taxes on the people.
The house was up in arms when the government went out of its way to block the resolution which the opposition parties were pushing through. Realizing that things

Petition to dismantle Governor’s House filed

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday heard the petition seeking the conversion of the Governor House into a housing colony of 786 plots of equal measure to generate revenue over Rs 15 billion also making the place an ‘architectural wonder of the world’.
Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik told the court that in 1975 the president of Pakistan, using his powers under the constitution, made the Governor House a personal residence for the