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Yousuf to join Smethwick

LAHORE – Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has provisionally agreed to join Smethwick. The 36-year-old is currently on a six-week stint with Warwickshire and is poised to play for the Bears in their County Championship clash with Worcestershire, which starts tomorrow.
Yousuf was brought in by Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket Ashley Giles to replace compatriot Younis Khan, who left the county in the lurch by deciding to tour the West Indies with Pakistan having initially

Dr Fauzia to join sit-in against drone attacks

LAHORE – Dr Fauzia Siddiqi addressed a press conference on Sunday along with Insaaf Student Federation (ISF) President Hassaan Niazi and Ibad-ur-Rehman’s brother Sajjad-ur-Rehman, who was killed by a car which had come to help Raymond Davis escape.
Dr Fauzia announced that she would be part of the sit-in against drone attacks. She said that Pakistan’s embassy in the United States threatened the lawyer who appealed against Aafia Siddiqi’s sentence. Sajjad-ur-Rehman said that the

PML-Q likely to join PPP’s coalition

ISLAMABAD – The power-sharing talks between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have entered the final phase and the latter may join the coalition government by taking portfolios in the federal cabinet in the second phase of cabinet formation in a few weeks, a government source told Pakistan Today on Friday.
The source said that the PPP had offered 6 to 8 ministries to the PML-Q for the second phase of cabinet formation, which was likely

PPAF, PMN join hands to develop microfinance sector

KARACHI – Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) have joined hands to launch an online platform that will allow microcredit lenders and other stakeholders to assess competitive situation in their specific markets.
A statement issued by PPAF on Sunday stated that in an agreement to this effect was signed between by PPAF CEO/MD Qazi Azmat Isa and PMN CEO Mohsin Ahmad. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Mission Leader

Join hands to tackle energy issues: Gilani

ISLAMABAD – Calling energy an essential driver of Pakistan’s economy, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday announced the formation of a Government-Industry Energy Council to address the country’s energy issues and make recommendations to the government in this regard.
Addressing the inaugural session of the three-day “Pakistan Energy Conference, 2011” organised by Petroleum Institute of Pakistan, Gilani said the government could not tackle energy-related issues

10 Taliban militants join government in N. Afghanistan

KUNDUZ – A 10-member group of Taliban insurgents renounced insurgency and joined government-initiated peace process in Kunduz province, some 250 km north of the capital city of Kabul, provincial police spokesman said.
“The 10-memeber Taliban group led by Salahuddin renounced insurgency and joined government in Imam Sahib District this morning,” Mohammad Harroon said.
He said the ex-insurgents also handed over 10 weapons to security authorities in the district.

PPP and PML-N stalwarts join PML-Q

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders hailing from Wazirabad joined Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) in a meeting with PML-Q leader Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday.
Waqas Afzal Chattah, former ticket holder of PPP from PP-103, PML-N leader Ali Asghar Cheema, union council leaders Shahbaz Cheema, Chaudhary Muhammad Ashraf, Akhtar Hunjra, Chaudhary Saif, Syed Zaigham and others, while reposing full confidence in the

Standard Chartered, CDC join hands to support AMCs

KARACHI – Standard Chartered Pakistan and Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) have jointly launched a new and unique initiative that offers automated and standardised processing of securities settlement for Asset Management Companies (AMCs) across Pakistan. Standard Chartered Pakistan has successfully integrated its state of the art electronic banking channel Straight2bank (Access) with Central Depository Company’s Fund Management System (FMS), providing a dynamic

LA Reid to join Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor’

LOS ANGELES – Music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid stepped down from his job at Island Def Jam Music on Thursday and was widely reported to be headed for a judging job at upcoming TV talent show “The X-Factor”, Reid, 54, who helped Justin Bieber, Usher and P!nk become stars, resigned as chairman of the Island Def Jam record label, telling staff in a memo leaked to the media that he was looking forward “with much enthusiasm to what the future holds.” Reid’s resignation came a day after

JI and PTI join hands against Davis

LAHORE – Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) have decided to hold joint protests against Raymond Davis’s release from today. The decision was made in a telephonic contact between the JI Chief Syed Munawar Hasan and PTI Chief Imran Khan on Thursday. Accordingly, Syed Munawar Hasan will lead the joint demonstration in the city on Friday, while Imran Khan will lead the rally at Rawalpindi. Munawar, while talking to different delegations at Mansoora, said that the

Mushahid says PML-Q will not join govt

ISLAMABAD – Rejecting the impression that the Pakistan Muslim League-Q was coming forward to become part of the PPP-led coalition government, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Tuesday said that there was complete consensus within the party over not joining the government.
“The PML-Q has no intention to join any government…. We will form our own government after winning the next election,” he told reporters at the PML House. He said dialogue did not mean a deal, as “we believe in

Hundreds join hands to break ‘silence’ that ‘means more blood’

KARACHI – Hundreds of politicians, journalists, lawyers and civil society activists signed letters for Citizens for Democracy’s interfaith harmony campaign ‘Silence means more blood’ on Saturday.
They joined hands against increasing religious extremism and terrorist activities in Pakistan, and demanded that the assassins of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti be apprehended, charged, tried and punished like other criminals.
A camp was set up in front of the Jehangir Kothari

Teaching hospitals’ employees to join anti-polio campaign

Lahore – The Punjab Health Department has asked all teaching hospitals to provide at least 100 employees each to take part in the polio eradication campaign starting shortly. The health department has also made a similar demand to district headquarters hospitals (DHQs) to assign employees for the same cause. A circular has been distributed from the health department to all teaching hospitals and DHQs. Hospitals and DHQs subsequently started preparing lists of the employees they can

Arshad Jutt was ready to join PPP for Rs 50m: Neelam

Lahore – The Unification Bloc MPA Arshad Jutt had demanded Rs 50 million for joining PPP but the party refused to adopt turncoats, said former ministers of Punjab cabinet Tuesday. Addressing a news conference held at Lahore Press Club (LPC), Pakistan People’s Party PPP’s former minister for population welfare, Neelam Jabbar added that the PPP did not believe in horse-trading and had turned down all offers of turncoats in the past.
Neelam said PPP believes in serving the masses

Women join uprising in conservative Libya

BENGHAZI – In a whirlpool of paint, Najah Kablan is busy making banners for the uprising against Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi’s four-decade rule in the traditionally conservative nation.
“I have come to make my contribution,” said Kablan, a school inspector of English-language teaching who wears the veil like the majority of women in the overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim country.
Many women chip in to create artistic ammunition for the revolt against the Gaddafi regime without,

‘MQM not to join govt until demands are met’

LAHORE – The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will not join the federal cabinet until its demands are met, MQM Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Haider Abbas Rizvi said on Friday.
He was talking to journalists after visiting the residence of US national Raymond Davis’ victim. Rizvi said that the MQM’s stance was based on principals and the party would stand by its philosophy.