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Qureshi sees no serious development during Gilani’s visit

Qureshi sees no serious development during Gilani’s visit

ISLAMABAD – Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had made a good decision by accepting the invitation of his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh.
“PM Gilani should visit India as this meeting between him and Manmohan would improve Indo-Pak relations. Though Indo-Pak composite dialogue comprising the 8-point agenda has been restored, it is crystal clear no serious issue would be discussed,” said Qureshi.

Serious rift may surface between MoC and TDAP

KARACHI – With the National Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce directing the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) to propose amendments in the ordinance of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) by the end of this month; a rift is likely to surface between the two government bodies over the expected changes.
Though the ministry, sources claimed, is interested to propose amendments in the ordinance while clipping wings of the TDAP and making it more under control of the

WHO warns of ‘serious’ food radiation in disaster-hit Japan

TOKYO – The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that radiation in food after an earthquake damaged a Japanese nuclear plant was more serious than previously thought, eclipsing signs of progress in a battle to avert a catastrophic meltdown in its reactors.
News of progress at Fukushima nuclear plant was overshadowed by mounting concern that radioactive particles already released into the atmosphere have contaminated food and water supplies.
“Quite clearly it’s a

One dead, two serious after drinking poisonous liquor

FAISALABAD – A drink party ended in nightmare when a man died and his brother and friend were taken to a hospital in serious condition after drinking poisonous liquor. Reportedly, two brothers Ashiq Hussain and Kashif Hussain, residents of Chak No 68 JB, and their friend Muhammad Boota from the same village arranged a drink party at their Dera.
They consumed an overdose of home-made liquor and slipped into coma after which they were taken to a hospital where Ashiq Hussain died

Inflation serious threat to growth, says Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI – India’s Prime Minster Manmohan Singh said on Friday that high headline inflation is beginning to pose a serious threat to India’s high growth plans, in one of his strongest warnings over the risk of rising prices.
Singh added that farm supply chains needed to be boosted with organised retail chains, a statement seen pushing for the entry of modern supermarkets despite strong political opposition for foreign-owned multi-brand retail from within his Congress party.

‘Earthquake and flood survivors facing serious problems’

LAHORE – Survivors of the 2005 earthquake and the 2010 floods are facing acute problems including abuse, exploitation for distribution of resources especially for unaccompanied women, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Lecturer Salman Haider said on Tuesday while presenting his research paper at a seminar.
The seminar, Findings on Internally Displaced Persons with Special Focus on Women, was organised by the Legislative Watch Group of the Aurat Foundation, Lahore. The

Klotz ecapes serious injury

KITZBUEHEL – Italy’s Siegmar Klotz escaped serious injury after suffering a nasty fall during the men’s World Cup downhill here on Saturday.
The Italian, starting 33rd on a course considered the toughest on the alpine skiing circuit, misjudged a jump, caught too much air and landed nastily on his back. His head whiplashed on the icy Streif track, one ski flying off and propelling him into the red safety netting that lines the course.
The 23-year-old received immediate

China says corruption ‘still very serious’ problem

BEIJING – China on Wednesday admitted its corruption problem was “still very serious” and pledged to work harder to crush widespread official graft and win the public’s confidence.
In a new govt report on the anti-corruption drive, the communist rulers in Beijing reiterated that the country’s “harmony and stability” depended on efforts to build a clean govt. It said the ruling party had shifted its efforts to stamp out graft in the past decade to focus on senior officials who

Polluted water a serious health risk

DASKA – With the spread of waterborne diseases, a large number of patients, most of them women and children, have been admitted to several government and private hospitals and clinics in and around Sialkot.
Health, environment and public health engineering departments have agreed that the local water supply was contaminated and accused the Sialkot Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) of not paying attention to pipeline congestion in residential, commercial and industrial

Is govt serious about ending power crisis and circular debt?

KARACHI: With the power crisis worsening with each passing day, it seems the consumers’ misery has failed to convince the government to take serious measures for redressing the root causes of the problem, the circular debt issue being the foremost one.
Further, the politically-embattled federal government also seems slapdash towards its commitments with international power companies, like M/s MAN of Germany, in terms of the timely materialisation of the Construction Contract.