Tag: Needs

‘DCOs’ data needs to be verified for accurate picture of what...

KARACHI - The district coordination officers (DCOs) of the flood-affected districts in Sindh have reported that reconstruction work funded by the government and NGOs is under way in their areas, but their data needs to be verified to get an accurate picture of what has been achieved so far, suggested participants of a meeting held at the committee room of the Sindh Planning and Development Department on Saturday.
The meeting was held under the directives of President Asif Ali

New method to assess sugar needs on cards

ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Industries will present a new calculation methodology for assessing domestic annual sugar consumption and demand at the Ministerial Committee meeting on sugar here today.
An official source informed that the Minister for Industries Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani has convened the ministerial committee meeting to review the current position of sugar stocks. Officials at the ministry would share their new sugar calculation methodology with representatives of

Terrorism needs to be rooted out in national interest, says Shahbaz

LAHORE - Terrorism will have to be rooted-out in the national interest, as anti-nation forces are bent upon destroying peace and law and order and there is a need for unity to foil their nefarious designs, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday.
He was chairing a meeting to review various aspects of the Urdu Bazaar bomb blast and pace of investigation into the matter. Shahbaz said that nothing could be more important than maintenance of peace in the existing

Pakistan needs national government, says Musharraf

JEDDAH - Former president Pervez Musharraf has said that a national government should be formed in Pakistan in the country's best interest, adding that he will definitely return.
"I will definitely go to Pakistan. I am only waiting for my political party to gain ground after which I will go and face the court cases," Musharraf said in an interview with Arabian language newspaper Al-Sharq AlAusat, adding "I left Pakistan because the judges are political and my life was in

Leaks stir up Arab anger, show what peace deal needs

CAIRO - Leaked documents that show Palestinians had made major concessions to Israel on occupied East Jerusalem have infuriated many Arabs who fear their rights to the holy city are being sold too cheaply.
Some Arab analysts said the documents, published by Al Jazeera television, did not differ markedly from offers discussed in previous peace talks over the years and showed the kind of concessions needed for any settlement. But ordinary Arabs, many of them angered by their

Mourinho needs to learn respect: Balotelli

ROME - Jose Mourinho is impolite and disrespectful according to his former player Mario Balotelli. Speaking in a new sports pull-out in Tuesday's Gazzetta dello Sport called Extra Time, Manchester City striker Balotelli hits out at the Real Madrid coach.
The pair were at Inter Milan in the previous two seasons but fell out on several occasions, usually over Balotelli's attitude. Mourinho even once banished him from the first team picture for seven matches but Inter finished the

UHS needs regular VC

Lahore - The Punjab government needs to appoint a regular vice chancellor to run the affairs of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Punjab, as appointment of an ad hoc vice chancellor working for the last 4 years has "deteriorated" university standards, Young Doctors Association (YDA) office bearers said on Tuesday.
YDA central office bearers Dr Rana Sohail, Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Aslam Rao, Dr Usra Sadaqat, Dr Khuda Bukhsh have further added the UHS administration is a hub of

Pakistan needs to learn something from Vettori

Pakistan needed early wickets to warp up New Zealand's innings by the start of the day. However, skipper Daniel Vettori had other plans and he played a resolute knock to help his side big time.
The bespectacled left hander loves batting against Pakistan and brought up his third ton against them soon after lunch. New Zealand crossed the 300 mark and eventually were all out for a more than reasonable total of 356.
Vettori made a fine 110 off 166 balls and added invaluable

Pakistan cricket needs volunteers

LAHORE - Pakistan's veteran cricket star Abdul Razzaq believes that committed organisers at grassroot level are required to save Pakistan sports from disaster.
Speaking as chief guest at the final of the Second SPM Lahore Veterans Cricket League at Ali Garh Ground Model Town Lahore on Monday, Razzaq said volunteers and committed workers were needed for the promotion of sports in the country.
He presented shield to SPM oraniser Aizad Syed for his contribution to cricket. He

‘PML-N has failed to fulfill people’s needs’

LAHORE - Former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz's (PML-N) government in Punjab has failed to cater for the needs of masses, however, he added that Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) would complete all the development projects after regaining power in the province.
Addressing a public meeting in Nankana Sahib on Thursday, he said that PML-N was not performing its duties as a major opposition party and the Punjab government

World needs to reinvigorate relief efforts

KARACHI: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN) Abdullah Hussain Haroon has called upon the world especially Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) the need for reinvigorating their efforts of raising funds for Pakistan, stating that the poor are still struggling to keep their heads above water in various flood-affected areas in Sindh and lower Punjab.
The Pakistan Ambassador to UN was speaking at the meeting of the OIC group convened at the UN

Abida Parveen needs another angioplasty

LAHORE: The special medical board constituted on the instructions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for the treatment of renowned folk singer Abida Perveen has furnished its recommendations to the government.
Senior doctors included in the SMB are of the opinion that another cardiac vain of Abida Perveen requires angioplasty which would be possible after four to six weeks. In this connection, Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad said that the CM while declaring Abida Perveen as a

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,

China needs ‘sound’ world economy for forex reform

SEOUL: Chinese President Hu Jintao told US President Barack Obama Thursday that Beijing has an "unswerving" resolve to pursue currency reform, but needs a sound world economy to do it, an official said.
"President Hu also stressed that China's resolve to push forward foreign exchange reform is unswerving," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said after Hu and Obama met just prior to the start of a G20 summit in South Korean capital, Seoul.
"The reform will need a very sound

PEPCO determined to meet industry’s power needs, says MD

LAHORE: The Managing Director of Pakistan Electric Power (PEPCO) Rasul Khan Mahsud has said that the industry is not suffering from load-shedding and their entire power requirements are being met by PEPCO.
He was talking to an eleven member delegation of Steel Melters Association led by Masood Gul, who called on him at the WAPDA house today.
Dilating on the present power situation in the country, the MD PEPCO expressed the need to realistically deal with the crisis and

Judiciary too needs good governance, says Asma

ISLAMABAD: Emphasising the need for good governance in the country, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir on Sunday said good governance was also needed in the judiciary where some petitions were taken up speedily while others were neglected.
"Good governance is not only needed in the executive but also to be followed in the judiciary. Why are some petitions taken speedily and others neglected, and a few disappear with the passage of time," she said while

Terrorism needs to be dealt with iron fist:: CM

The menace of terrorism has to be crushed with an iron fist, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday.
The CM made the comments while presiding over a high-level meeting at the Chief Minister's Secretariat held to review the law and order situation in the province after the Pakpattan bombing at the shrine of Hazrat Baba Farid Shakar.
Members of National Assembly (MNAs) Pirzada Imran Shah, Sardar Mansab Ali Dogar, Member Provincial Assembly (MPA)