Tag: Return

Shady rental power deal – SC makes PPR return advance...

ISLAMABAD: The Walters Power International and its Pakistani associate Pakistan Power Resources (PPR) headed by Iqbal Z Ahmed, promised the Supreme Court on Wednesday they would repay in full the mobilization advance along with interest to the government's Central Power Generation Company Ltd, which is said to give electricity production contracts and regulate them.
Both the companies were directed by the SC to repay the advance after detection of fraud by National Electric

Pakistani peace keepers return

LAHORE: A batch of more than 285 Peace Keeping troops of Pakistani contingent arrived from Congo on Wednesday, while Brigadier Saif Ullah Orakzai welcomed them at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.
The arrival of this batch was part of the relief-rotation programme under the UN Mission in Congo, said a press statement of the ISPR. The Pakistani peace-keeping were serving in this war ravaged African country since the last four years.
They were deployed in the most

More families return after Waziristan offensive

ISLAMABAD: Dozens of families have returned to South Waziristan with UN and government help to rebuild their lives after major fighting against the Taliban, a UN official said Sunday.
Thirty-five families were returned Sunday with 48 families already having resettled on Saturday under a repatriation process due continue until next year, the official said. "Thirty-five families left today from northwestern city of Tank to return home," UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokeswoman Ariane

Wenger surprised at Houllier’s return

LONDON: As Arsenal prepare to face Aston Villa on Saturday Arsene Wenger has experessed surprise at his friend and fellow Frenchman Gerard Houllier's decision to return to club management. The Arsenal boss Wenger has known Houllier since the 1970s but thought his days in the dugout were over after he went back to his former role of technical director of the French Football Federation.
Houllier had been out of management for more than three years when Aston Villa came calling in

Gold-laden stars return home

LAHORE: The victorious Pakistan women cricket team members returned home to a rousing welcome at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Sunday Morning.
Amidst showers of rose petals, Pakistani captain Sana Mir along with her team members were warmly received by Pakistan Cricket Board's women wing chairperson Bushra Aitzaz accompanied by excited officials, family members and various fans.
Pakistan women team beat Bangladesh in the final by 10 wickets to win the Asian

Jirga seeks safe return for Dr Ajmal

PESHAWAR: Prof Dr Ajmal Khan is a respectable educationist and apolitical person who should be freed by Taliban on purely humanitarian grounds without attaching any conditions or his family members, friends and politicians of Charsadda should be directly contacted.
This was stated by Family members, friends, well-wishers of Dr Ajmal and prominent political figures from Charsadda at a jirga held at Marhwand, a small native town of Dr Ajmal Khan, on Tuesday to express solidarity

US urges China to press North Korea to return to nuclear...

HANOI: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday urged Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi to use his government's clout to get North Korea to return to nuclear disarmament talks.
During discussions on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Hanoi, Clinton also urged Yang to have China pressure North Korea to smooth the way for the Group of 20 summit in South Korea and improve ties with Seoul, a senior US State Department official told reporters.
"We conveyed today

China won’t confirm Japan meeting, tensions return

China refused to say on Thursday whether Premier Wen Jiabao will meet Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan at a regional summit this month, and a Chinese diplomat accused Japanese foreign affairs minister of rekindling ill-will.
The swipe at Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue exposed the prickly tensions that still dog ties between Asia's two biggest economies, despite their efforts to overcome a maritime dispute.

Davis Road blast marks return of cracker explosions

LAHORE: Three persons, including two minor girls, were injured after a low intensity explosive device blew up in an area adjacent to the Davis Road in Race Course Police precincts on Monday.
The explosive material went off after it fell down from the hands of a scavenger residing at the Habibullah Road in Garhi Shahu area. Police arrested the scavenger identified as Ahmed and his brother after the blast occurred. The blast occurred on the backside of the Muslim League House

Winter return for Ribery and Robben, say Bayern

Bayern Munich expect the influential attacking pair of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben to return from injury in November and January 2011 respectively, the club said Friday.
France international Ribery was sidelined by injury for four months last year and this season it has been a similar story for the attacking midfielder, who suffered ankle ligament damage on September 21.
Dutch international Robben returned from the World Cup with a thigh injury and Bayern's sporting