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Govt’s job quota offer to MQM worries Sindh-based think tank

Govt’s job quota offer to MQM worries Sindh-based think tank

KARACHI – The Sindh Democratic Forum (SDF) – a Sindh-based political think tank comprising intellectuals, educationists, thinkers, economists, writers, professionals and concerned citizens – has expressed grave concern over the recent announcement by the Sindh government to allocate 50 percent of its job quota to the MQM.
The SDF would start a series of protests throughout the province if the PPP does not immediately reverse its decision, said a statement issued on Sunday.

Pakistan accepts Indian offer for dialogue

ISLAMABAD – In response to India’s fresh invitation to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to visit New Delhi for the revival of Indo-Pak dialogue, Pakistan has made it clear that this important trip would take place only if India agrees on a “comprehensive agenda” for talks on all issues, including Kashmir.
Nonetheless, Pakistan has accepted the Indian offer of holding a foreign secretaries’ meeting on the sidelines of upcoming SAARC Foreign Secretaries Conference slated to be

African leaders to offer inducements to I Coast leader

ABIDJAN – African mediators flew in to Ivory Coast on Monday, armed with inducements but vowing no compromise in their bid to get incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to stand down following disputed polls.
Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga, the African Union’s envoy, arrived in Abidjan, with three heads of state due to join him to try to end the stand-off between Gbagbo and the man the world says beat him to the presidency, Alassane Ouattara.
“It is necessary to give Mr Gbagbo the

Man City offer 35m euros for Dzeko

BERLIN – Manchester City have offered 35 million euros (29.8 million pounds, 45.9 million dollars) for Wolfsburg’s Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko, Germany’s Bild daily reported on Wednesday.
In what Bild said would be a record price for a Bundesliga player, the English club would pay the Germans 30 million euros for the 24-year-old plus five million euros more if City reach the Champions League.
The transfer could be finalised in time for City’s crunch away clash at Arsenal on

Ash receives autobiography offer

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has apparently been offered to write her autobiography by a foreign publishing house.
A source said, “Ash remains a global icon who has managed to be at the top of the game for years despite constant good work from younger actors like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra. Though the industry feels that Kareena is the numero uno star in B-town, in terms of global presence Ash wins over them all.
Publishers want to explore the possibility

Pakistan to offer EPZ to China for auto manufacturing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will offer Chinese investors to set up their electric car manufacturing plants at the Karachi and Gwadar Export Processing Zones (EPZ) for exports to Middle East, Far East and Central Asia, as well as to Africa, Europe and Americas, official sources said.
The offer would be made during the visit of the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who will be accompanied by a large business delegation. The government is focused on Chinese investment in the auto sector to

Priyanka says no to 3 crore offer

MUMBAI: Even though she is being paid more than others, Priyanka Chopra is in no mood to join the bandwagon of Bipasha Basu, Mallika Sherawat and company.
The actress has kicked a Rs 3 crore offer to shimmy at a 5-star hotel for this New Year’s Eve. This amount being offered to her is actually double of what she would demand for a role in a film (Rs 1.5 crore, at last count). The time it would take to earn this amount is as little as 3 hours of actual work.
The schedule of a

PPP woos PML-Q with ‘lucrative’ ERRA offer

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to appease its estranged allies and win the support of opposition parties on critical issues, the apparently cornered Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has started offering lucrative positions to them with the latest one of Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) chairmanship going to Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid Hamid Yar Hiraj.
The government on Monday appointed Hiraj chairman of ERRA after Altaf Saleem resigned.
Earlier, Jamiat

Pakistan accepts Spanish railway offer

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has accepted the Spanish government’s offer to sell its refurbished railway engines and an agreement is to be signed after railway officials of both countries conduct mutual visits.
Sources at the Ministry of Railways said that the Spanish ambassador, during his meeting with Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, pledged Spain’s assistance in the restoration of Pakistan railways.
He also offered to provide used railway engines to support railway system

US prepares new offer for Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON: The United States and its European allies are putting together a new offer for talks with Iran over its nuclear programme, but would include tougher conditions than those rejected by Iran last year, The New York Times reported.
The newspaper cited a senior US official as saying the Obama administration and its partners were “very close to having an agreement” on a position to present to Tehran. Iran has welcomed the offer of talks, which the Western powers want to

Standard Chartered to raise $5.3 billion in rights offer

HONG KONG/LONDON: Asia-centric bank Standard Chartered launched a $5.3 billion (3.4 billion pound) rights issue to bolster its finances for new capital rules and provide the firepower to take advantage of growth opportunities, it said.
The bank said it made record profits and income in the third quarter and for the first nine months of the year. Income in the third quarter rose faster than in the first-half and trading volumes were almost back to levels of before the financial