Tag: Needs

Jamaat-ud-Dawa says Pakistan needs peace

Over tea in Lahore with the man who some see - wrongly he says - as a spokesman for the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, one...

A soft image of Pakistan needs to be portrayed, says diplomat

A softer image of Pakistan needs to be portrayed all over the world, Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner in UK Asif Durrani said while visiting...

Pakistan needs trade, not aid, Zardari tells UK

President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday emphasised that Pakistan was looking forward to access to the European Union for its products, saying the country...

More N-plants to be built to match energy needs: Gilani

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday said Pakistan would build more nuclear power plants to meet its growing energy needs, as the country’s...

‘Children with special education needs need separate budget allocation’

Foundation for Rehabilitation and Education of Special Children (FRESH) General Secretary (GS) Ashba Kamran has deplored the fact that not a single penny was...

SBP, SCI-Pak move to cater financial needs of SMEs

The central bank, commercial banks and SCI-Pak may jointly develop an Energy and Resource Efficient (E&RE) network to address the financial needs of Small...

‘Pakistan needs agenda of radical economic reforms’

Representatives of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday asked their leaderships to rise...

FIFA needs reform from outside: Australia

Australia’s sports minister said Friday that no government should fund another World Cup bid until FIFA had been subject to external scrutiny. Senator Mark...

‘Karachi needs to get uninterrupted power supply’

to Sindh Chief Minister Muhammad Zubair Motiwala said on Sunday that he has urged the management of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to...

‘West needs to redouble support for Pakistan’

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday praised Pakistan’s efforts in the fight against terrorism, saying no country had...

Britain needs policy on drone-like machines: report

LAHORE - The growing use of unmanned aircraft in combat situations raises huge moral and legal issues, and threatens to make war more likely as armed robots take over from human beings, The Guardian quotes an internal study by the UK's Ministry of Defence.
The report warns of the dangers of an "incremental and involuntary journey towards a Terminator-like reality", referring to James Cameron's 1984 movie, in which humans are hunted by robotic killing machines. David Cameron in

‘CIA no longer needs ISI for FATA operations’

LAHORE - The Central Investigation Agency (CIA) has established its own spy network in the tribal areas of Pakistan, reported The Economic Times newspaper while quoted various sources.
The US said the CIA no longer required any collaboration with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to specify targets for drone strikes. According to a US official, the network was developed during the last two years.
The newspaper says the meeting between the spymasters, CIA Director Leon

An ostrich in DHA needs help

LAHORE - After the death of one ostrich in one of the main parks of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), another ostrich's life is in danger because it is being kept in unsuitable hygienic conditions, Pakistan Today has learnt. The ostrich is kept at a public park in GG block, DHA. The DHA administration not only seems careless about the ostrich, whose health is deteriorating, but has also failed to meet the requirements of keeping an ostrich. GG Block Park is considered one of the

‘Pakistan needs strong leadership to emerge from its crises’

KARACHI - A crisis of leadership has pushed Pakistan into a quagmire, and the country needs strong leadership to overcome the crises that beset it, argued Germany Deputy Consul-General Dieter Freund during an interview with Pakistan Today late Tuesday evening. Having served his country for the past four years at the Consulate General in Karachi, Freund retired from service on April 12, 2011. Freund was associated with the German foreign ministry for the past 40 years, the last four of

Ailing artist needs Rs 6m for kidney and liver transplant

KARACHI - Many writers of Sindh have demanded that the government should provide financial assistance to top Sindhi

SL cricket needs clean-up: Bayliss

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka's outgoing coach Trevor Bayliss on Thursday said the country needed a strong and stable cricket administration to allow players to focus only on the game and not be distracted by politics.
"On the field, we've done pretty well for past 18 months," Bayliss said in an interview with AFP. "Getting to the World Cup final itself is an achievement, though we lost (to India)." But off the field, Australian-born Bayliss said, Sri Lanka could improve the way the game

Clarke needs to be ‘formal and firm’: Warne

SYDNEY - New Australia captain Michael Clarke is an astute cricket tactician but will need to be more formal and firm in his man-management, according to spin-bowling great Shane Warne. Clarke was appointed Australia's 43rd test captain on Wednesday in place of Ricky Ponting, who had resigned a day earlier, and departs with his first squad to Bangladesh for three one-dayers on Monday.
Warne, who took 708 test wickets in a glittering career and remains a highly influential voice