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No plan for sale of Railways: Sindhu

No plan for sale of Railways: Sindhu

ISLAMABAD – Quashing rumours, State Minister for Railways Mohammad Afzal Sindhu on Wednesday said no plans to privatise Pakistan Railways were under consideration and the railway is still the ‘cheapest and safest’ mode of travel in the country. Responding to different queries put forth by lawmakers during the Question Hour, Sindhu said Pakistan Railways had workshops for maintenance of faulty engines and coaches.
He said the Ministry of Railways signed two loan agreements with

Sale of substandard meat on the rise

PAKPATTAN – The sale of substandard meat is on the rise in the city. Reportedly, unhealthy and unhygienic meat is being sold in the city and the authorities concerned have allowed the butchers to practice this crime. The shopkeepers are selling water-mixed meat at higher prices.
DACOIT ARRESTED: One dacoit was arrested during a robbery bid.
Reportedly, Aamir Ahmed Khan, with his mother, was going on Kharkhana Road when three armed dacoits snatched the purse of his mother

2012 Games tickets sale from March 15

LONDON – Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games will go on sale on March 15, chairman of the organising committee Sebastian Coe announced on Saturday.
Sports fans will have six weeks — from March 15 to April 26 — to apply for the 6.6 million public tickets.
They can apply at any time in that period because it is not a first come, first served process. Any oversubscribed events will be allocated by ballot after the deadline.
“On 15 March, the application process

Sindh Assembly session – Reuse and sale of disposable syringes declared non-bailable offence

KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday passed the Sindh Regulation and Control of Disposable Syringes Bill- 2010, declaring the reuse and sale of disposable syringes in the province a non-bailable offence and punishing offenders with two-year imprisonment.
Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro moved the bill, and Health Minister Dr Saghir Ahmed briefed the members about its salient features. Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro put the bill before the house for voting, and it was passed

No check on sale of fake medicines

QUETTA – Officials in government departments are working with the manufacturers and sellers of fake, sub-standard and spurious medicines in the country, especially in Balochistan.
Fake medicines are prepared in Orangi Town and Kachi Galli of Karachi, Pashtoonabad, Marriabad and adjoining areas of the provincial metropolis, sources within the Health department said, adding that anti-social elements filled wheat flour in empty capsules and coloured chemical water in bottles,

Britain raises sale tax in move to slash deficit

LONDON – Britain’s standard rate of sales tax, or VAT, increased to 20 percent in one of several moves to slash a record public deficit, but the opposition said it would hit the poorest hardest.
Finance minister George Osborne insisted the rise from 17.5 percent was a “reasonable” step towards economic recovery and would raise £13 billion ($20.2 billion) a year.
Retailers have warned it could put the brakes on consumer spending at a time when Britain’s economic recovery

WHITE POISON – Inter-court appeal filed against the sale of adulterated milk

LAHORE – An inter-court appeal (ICA) has been filed in the Lahore High Court against the dismissal of a petition earlier filed against sale of adulterated milk by tetra pack companies and in loose form by the local milkmen.
The ICA came after a judgment by a single bench of the Lahore High Court on December 22 that dismissed a petition filed by Watan Party through Barrister Zafarullah Khan who had asserted that melamine and other chemicals, injurious to human health, were being

BP sale invigorates KSE

KARACHI: The sale of British petroleum (BP) assets to United Energy Group (UEG) for $775 million stirred the markets, as it raised the profile of the energy sector with its value likely to rise.
Rumors of imminent revaluation of all oil stocks rocked the market, which reached a new high of 11,786 points, to close 113 points above yesterday’s closing. With Ashura holidays raising security fears and leading on to a long weekend, investors had been expected to play safe, evident

SC summons record of land sale to Hiraj

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed all parties to submit in court by the second week of January the relevant record of illegal sale of 26.5 kanals of land in the Diplomatic Enclave to Hamid Yar Hiraj, chairman of the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA).
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was conducting a suo motu hearing on a case regarding the allotment

Warraich accuses PML-N of putting Punjab on sale

LAHORE: State Minister for Communications and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich on Tuesday accused the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of putting Punjab on sale and distributing public-sector educational institutions amongst party leaders and loyalists.
He made these remarks in a press conference at the Lahore Press Club along with PPP Punjab Secretary General Samiullah Khan, Information Secretary Dr Fakharuddin Chaudhry, Finance

Delay in crushing, sugar sale by TCP escalating prices

KARACHI: Delay in start of the sugarcane crushing season and hold up by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) to sell sugar stocks have led to the unprecedented rise in the commodity’s retail price across the country.
Sugar mills in Sindh were supposed to start crushing season in October, while those in Punjab were to begin it in November. The TCP also did not off-load the 400,000 tonnes of sugar in time, providing an opportunity to market forces to exploit consumers and

ICT sets up 18 sugar sale points

Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) has set up 18 sugar sale points in the urban and rural areas of the city, selling it at Rs 62 per kg.
According to a press release, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmed visited a sale point at Farooqia Market in F-6 and reviewed the arrangements made by the administration for the smooth provision of sugar to the consumers.
The Deputy Commissioner said that he had assigned special duties to the Assistant Commissioners