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Textile maintains positive trend

The textile industry of Pakistan continued its robust performance in 9MFY11, registering profit growth of 122 percent year-on-year. All three sectors such as composite, spinning and weaving witnessed prominent earnings performance. Net

Services Hospital equipped to treat HIV positive children

LAHORE – A government handout issued on Thursday announced the establishment of the country’s first independent specialized paediatric centre at Services Hospital for the treatment of HIV positive children under the National AIDS Control Programme.
National AIDS Control Program Programme Provincial Coordinator Dr Salman Shahid briefed Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad about the program.
He further said that qualified staff and latest diagnostic equipment had been

GCU Career Fair gets a positive response

LAHORE – The Career Fair 2011 at the Government College University (GCU), Lahore received an incredible response from university graduates and final year students who turned up by the hundreds on Tuesday to explore employment opportunities in reputed international and national organisations and seek information about foreign scholarships. Some twenty two noted organisations such as Pakistan International Airlines, Worldwide Fund for Nature Pakistan, Allied Bank, United Bank Limited,

Tiger positive over chances for fifth Masters

AUGUSTA – Tiger Woods was gracious, smiling, on a few occasions monosyllabic and prickly, but above all positive as he discussed his bid for a fifth Masters title at Augusta National this week.
The former world number one has not triumphed anywhere in the world since the 2009 Australian Masters yet, despite his struggles on and off the course during that time, he pronounced himself ready to claim a 15th major title on Sunday.
“My whole idea is to try to win the golf

Journalists called on to play positive role

SAHIWAL – Sahiwal Division Commissioner Qazi Muhammad Ashfaq Qureshi has said that journalists should play positive role to bring a change and help administration provide relief to the people as they are the ears and eyes of the society.
He said this while addressing a delegation of National Dailies Union of Journalists Sahiwal in his office. He added that all segments of the society should play an active role in building a healthy environment and cooperate with one another to

Sanaullah and PCS officers hold ‘positive talks’

LAHORE – A thaw has been finally created in the ongoing conflict between PCS officers and the District Management Group (DMG) after Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah met a delegation of PCS officers on Wednesday.
The PCS Officers’ Association has been on a strike for nearly 10 days, with several provincial service officers abstaining from work not only in the secretariat but in the districts as well. The Punjab government had initially refused to budge, claiming that all the

Austerity drive is yielding positive results: Khosa

LAHORE – Senior Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa has said that the Punjab government has ensured fiscal discipline at every level so that maximum resources could be made available for welfare-oriented projects and wastage of national resources stopped. He was presiding over a meeting of the Provincial Austerity Committee at 90, The Mall on Wednesday.
He said that for the first time in the history of Punjab, the government saved Rs 2.8 billion in the

Pakistan positive despite Akmals’ soap opera

PALLEKELE – Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is positive of wrapping up a World Cup quarter-final spot on Monday despite another twist in the ongoing Akmal brothers soap opera. Pakistan’s build-up to the game against Zimbabwe has been dominated by Kamran and Umar Akmal.
Ever since Kamran put in a blundering performance behind the stumps in the 110-run defeat to New Zealand last Tuesday, it had been widely-expected that younger brother Umar would take the gloves. Umar was then

PPP will be a positive opposition in Punjab, says Firdous

LAHORE – Information Minister Firdous Ashig Awan told reporters at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Friday that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would play a positive role as an opposition party in the Punjab Assembly and will point out any wrong steps by the Punjab government, but it would not do anything to harm democracy.
Criticising turncoat politics, which she called “lotacracy”, the minister said that real democracy was restored to the country after a long struggle,

A Sahil of joy: HIV positive couple’s unaffected newborn

KARACHI – HIV positive couple AD* and his wife S* stood, hands clasped and tears in their eyes, besides the cradle of their newborn boy. Till a few months ago, nobody believed that the baby will not be affected with HIV. Much to the parents’ delight, the newborn is not HIV positive. On Thursday, relatives gathered at the residence of AD’s sister at a ceremony where the newborn was named Sahil (seashore). The name Sahil was chosen, as the father explained, because the child’s birth

Govt-MQM meeting ends on positive note

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) remained locked in consultation for around three hours late on Tuesday night to sort out their differences, with President Asif Ali Zardari making a last ditch effort to save the coalition by calling MQM chief Altaf Hussain and assuring him that all differences between the two parties would be removed. A source told Pakistan Today that the meeting ended on a positive note as both parties agreed to

Djokovic positive about toppling Federer

MELBOURNE – Two of Novak Djokovic’s greatest wins have been in Grand Slams against Roger Federer, and the in-form Serb gets his chance for another career milestone in Thursday’s Australian Open semis.
The world number three has beaten the 16-time major-winner in two Slam semi-finals, last year at the US Open and at the 2008 Australian Open on the way to winning his maiden major title. Although Federer leads their matches 13-6 overall, it is those two defeats that stick in the

Stosur stays positive despite loss

MELBOURNE – Australia’s Samantha Stosur was determined to remain positive despite her straight sets loss to Czech Petra Kvitova in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday.
“I’m obviously very disappointed to not win but I actually thought I played really well,” she said. “It was so close, I mean, that first set. Don’t really know how I lost it, to be honest. “Felt like I started playing a bit better and was probably on top of her and then all of a sudden it was gone

KSE ends trading on positive note

KARACHI – The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) ended trading on a positive note and gained 20.04 points in an oversold market where analysts believe investors are accumulating blue chip scrips on the basis of the expectation of record earning announcements next week.
On the last trading day of the week, the benchmark ended higher at 12,431.31 points, gaining 20.04 points or 0.16 percent against 12,411.87 points on Thursday. The equity market ended higher but down from the intraday

PFF positive about U13 Festival prospects

LAHORE – Pakistan will appear in the AFC U13 Festival of Football, following an impressive display at the AFC Festival during the last four years.
“We are on way to show the same kind of performance, from May 10 to 23. We have picked talented school-level players from Academies, AFC AID-27 coaches and February’s 13th National U13 Festival of Football, who will represent Pakistan in the upcoming AFC U13 Festival of Football,” said PFF President Faisal Saleh Hayat.
He further

Positive proposals will be implemented: Zardari

ISLAMABAD – Talks between the government’s economic team and allied parties as well as the opposition on reforms and resolution of problems in the economic system is a good omen and positive proposals from all political parties would be implemented, President Asif Zardari said on Wednesday.
Presiding over a high-level meeting on the country’s economic situation with the members of the government’s economic team, the president said the democratic government wanted to make the