Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Spokesman Mashhood Tajwar said in a letter addressed to the editor of English language daily The Nation on Friday that the national flag-carrier “contradicts a news item appearing…
The 54th meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held here on Thursday with acting Vice Chancellor Professor Muhammad Tahir in the chair. The…
KARACHI – PPP Census Monitoring Committee
LAHORE – The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) on Sunday dispelled reports about stay order against the construction of Liberty Park and Ride Plaza. LDA Legal Advisor Waqar A Sheikh said that no stay order has been granted by any court against construction of the plaza.
He said that all arrangements have been finalised and auction of shops will be held on Wednesday, April 6, according to the revised schedule in wake of public interest in the cricket World Cup matches. Sheikh
HONG KONG – The world’s highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, housed in the city’s tallest skyscraper and offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour.
Towering some 490 metres (1,600 feet) above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008.
Visitors peered out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 118th floor of the International
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Monday dismissed as ‘baseless’ the comments attributed to the Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir that the Pentagon had financed Western media to destabilise the Arab countries. The Foreign Office spokesperson, in a statement, dubbed the comments ‘wholly concocted’ released to the newspapers and channels by a private wire service. The news agency had quoted the Foreign Secretary as telling the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign affairs on Saturday that the
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolted northern Japan on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning that was later lifted. There were no reports of damage.
Japanese broadcaster NHK said a 50-cm tsunami wave had been expected to reach the shores of Miyagi prefecture, hit hard by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
KARACHI – The federal government has made it mandatory for the stock regulator to submit fortnightly compliance reports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with regard to their efforts to freeze the funds of Al-Qaeda, Taliban and their international associates. The move came after Islamabad put half a dozen more Russia based terrorists on its sanctions list of Al-Qaeda, Taliban and its associates identified by the United Nations Security Council.
Pakistan, in line with the UNSC
KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed the interior secretary, home secretary and Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) to submit detailed reports on targeted killings at a date to be fixed later. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam was hearing a constitutional petition filed by Human Rights Commission South Asia (HRCSA) representative Iqbal Kazmi, seeking to end targeted killings in Karachi.
On behalf of the Pakistan Rangers Sindh director
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Saturday refuted as baseless the media reports suggesting the involvement of its army in the current developments in Libya. In response to a question about reports circulated in the Arab media alleging involvement of Pakistan’s military in the current developments in Libya, Foreign Office Spokesperson Tehmina Janjua emphatically stated that these were mischievous and totally baseless claims. “There are no military personnel stationed in Libya,” she added.
CAIRO – Egypt insisted Thursday it had not denied two warships belonging to Iran passage through the Suez Canal, but canal and shipping officials privately admitted they were blocked. Iran’s official press had reported earlier this month that two warships, part of a flotilla, would pass through the canal, prompting Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to brand the move a provocation.
The ships were due to pass the canal on Thursday, Lieberman claimed on Wednesday, but a
LAHORE – Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Monday observed if courts start taking action on news published in newspapers, the situation will deteriorate further.
CJ made these remarks during the hearing of several writ petitions challenging holding of dual office by President Asif Ali Zardari, when petitioner’s counsel AK Dogar questioned reputation of Zardari by referring to different newspapers reports.
Dogar said that the Supreme
KARACHI – Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has posted an after tax earnings of Rs 7.13 billion in 1HFY11 in comparison with Rs 5.08 billion in 1HFY10 which is the highest in last 34 years. The Board of Management convened on Wednesday at PSO House to review the company’s performance over the first half of financial year 2010-11 (1HFY11).
Despite severe financial challenges posed by the ever burgeoning circular debt, PSO achieved record breaking results, and posted its highest half year
LAHORE – The police investigators on the orders of Lahore High Court kept recording the statements of eyewitnesses in the Lahore shootings case. Two people were reportedly killed by a US national Raymond Davis while another man was crushed to death by a vehicle coming for Davis’ rescue.
Pakistan Today learnt on Friday that the investigators have collected valuable evidence against Raymond Davis. The investigators have recorded statement of a local restaurant owner and an eleven
LAHORE – In response to certain reports appearing in the media pertaining to the initiation of investigation against the Company Secretary of Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE) by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), it is hereby stated that LSE has no knowledge of any such action and has not been contacted, approached and visited by FIA with regards to this matter.
It is further clarified that the LSE has lodged a criminal complaint with FIA against two of its former employees in
ISLAMABAD – The government on Tuesday termed as baseless news reports that warned food insecurity scenario in future, saying that there sufficient stocks of grains including wheat and rice in the country. A spokesman for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture said Pakistan has sufficient stocks of grains including wheat and rice and speculations regarding Food Insecurity in Pakistan are completely baseless.
During last fiscal year 2009-10 Pakistan had a wheat production of 23.3
KHARTOUM – The United Nations should publish reports on rights abuses and a humanitarian crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region where violence has flared in recent months, a coalition of rights groups said on Saturday. Violence in Darfur has increased with new clashes forcing thousands more to flee their homes. Government troops have resumed hostilities with the only insurgents who signed a 2006 peace deal and there has been more fighting with other rebels.
“An important first step to