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4B sets up new franchise network

4B sets up new franchise network

LAHORE – Four Brothers Group (4B) Pakistan Biologic AG has started its new franchise network “Bio Traders”. The inauguration ceremony of Bio Traders Franchise was organised in a local hotel on Tuesday, on the eve of Four Brothers Group Pakistan Biologic AG’s second annual conference. Former President Senator Zafar Ali Iqbal Chaudhry was the chief guest at the opening ceremony and he cut the ribbon.
Speaking to media, Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry stressed it was an impressive achievement

11 Pakistanis join a cellular network every minute

ISLAMABAD – In every minute 11 Pakistanis join a cellular community, more than 430,000 SMS are sent and 160,000 calls made. Even though the cellular industry pays the highest tax, it contributes 3 percent to the country’s GDP with revenue of Rs 357.7 billion in the year 2009-10 compared to Rs 333 billion in the previous year.
According to official sources, incomes of 6 out of every 1,000 Pakistanis are dependent on the telecom industry. Half of Pakistanis including women have

83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations: ‘King’s Speech’ leads with 12; ‘True Grit’ 10, ‘Social Network’ and ‘Inception’ 8

127 HOURS (Fox Searchlight)
An Hours Production Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight)
A Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures Production Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
INCEPTION(Warner Bros)

A Warner Bros. UK Services Production Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

THE FIGHTER (Paramount)
A Relativity Media Production David Hoberman, Todd

Islamic microfinance network set up

LAHORE – An Islamic microfinance network (IMFN) has been established to bring together international Islamic microfinance organisations on one platform. The network (IMFN) will provide appropriate methodologies of Islamic microfinance and Shariah guidelines to help strengthen the industry.
The third working group meeting of IMFN was held at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). It had been decided that IMFN head office would be established in Lahore, while its

Iran arrests Israel-linked spy network

TEHRAN – Iran has arrested a “network of spies” linked to Israel’s Mossad intelligence service that it blames for the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist in 2010, its state television reported on Monday.
“The network of spies and terrorists linked to … Mossad was destroyed,” state television quoted a statement issued by the intelligence ministry as saying.
“The network was behind the assassination of Masoud Ali-Mohammadi.” A remote-controlled bomb killed the

‘Toy Story 3’, ‘Social Network’ top film review list

LOS ANGELES – ere are two movies that figure in Hollywood’s Oscar race, and there is good reason why “Toy Story 3” and “The Social Network” are the best-reviewed films of the year.
As 2010 draws to an end, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who received their Oscar nomination ballots this week, will be looking at which movies earned the most stars from critics.
Aimated film “Toy Story 3” is at No 1 with critics, scoring a 99 percent rating based on

LA film critics befriend ‘Social Network’

LOS ANGELES: “The Social Network,” a tense drama recounting the back-stabbing early days of Facebook, was named best picture on Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, a group whose edgy picks rarely align with the Academy Awards.
The film won in three other categories including best director, where David Fincher tied with Olivier Assayas for the French terrorism epic “Carlos.” It also won for Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay and tied with “The Ghost Writer” for

$30 billion inter-GCC rail network to be built by 2017

ABU DHABI: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region will have a railway network connecting all its member countries before the end of 2017, Council Secretary General Abdul Rahman Hamad Al Attiya, said on Tuesday.
Presenting the Council’s progress report, after the inaugural session of the 31st GCC Summit, Al Attiya said the proposed inter-GCC rail network would be developed with an estimated cost of $30 billion and would be completed by the end of 2017. He said initial work on

Rising drone attacks hint at strengthened CIA spy network in Waziristan

The almost daily drone attacks in North Waziristan are reflective of the expanded CIA-trained-and-financed human spy network and its infiltration into the Taliban and Al Qaeda militant groups.
Intelligence officials and tribesmen familiar with the developments in South and North Waziristan told Pakistan Today that the number of spies, trained and funded by CIA, has been rising and mysterious movements could be seen across the region.
An intelligence official