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Agri Dept sets up facilitation centres

Agri Dept sets up facilitation centres

LAHOREb – The Agriculture Department Punjab has established facilitation centres for the farmer in the Potohar region as the wheat crop is reported to be attacked by pests’ infestation (rust/aphid) because of the prolonged wet spell and cloudy weather. According to a spokesman of the department, regular monitoring by Extension and Pest Warning staff is under way to avoid any eventuality.
The condition of Wheat crop, cultivated on an area of 16.5 million acres, is satisfactory as

NCCPL sets penalties for abuse of leveraged products

KARACHI – While critics foresee possible abuse of the leveraged products about to hit the country’s stock exchanges next week, the National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited (NCCPL) begs to differ.
“This has been taken care of. Unlike previous leveraged products, cash and not securities will be acceptable in the new margin trading system,” NCCPL Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Lukman, told Pakistan Today. The NCCPL chief said ‘robust’ risk management measures had been taken

Egyptian military sets short timetable for democracy

CAIRO – Egyptian military has set a vote on constitutional change provisionally for March 19 as a prelude to a parliamentary election in June followed by a presidential poll to usher in full democracy, army sources said on Tuesday.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, running the Arab world’s most populous nation since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak on February 11, is sticking to a short timetable to open a new chapter in modern Egyptian history.
“The timeframe the

DCO sets March 15 deadline for completion of all uplift projects

FAISALABAD – DCO Nasim Sadiq expressed his displeasure over the slow pace of development schemes in education and health sectors and directed the city government officials to take disciplinary action against the contractors responsible for the delay. The action should include imposition of penalties and exclusion of their names from the government contractors’ list, he said.
He was presiding over a meeting to review the progress of work on various development schemes. He gave a

Jayawardene ton sets up massive Sri Lankan victory

HAMBANTOTA – Mahela Jayawardene smashed an 81-ball century, the fastest by a Sri Lankan in the World Cup to set up a 210-run victory over Canada on Sunday in Group A. Jayawardene blasted a six and nine fours in his 100 to set up a hefty 332-7 after Sri Lanka won the toss and batted first.
He was joined for a 179-run third-wicket partnership by Kumar Sangakkara who was out eight runs short of his century. In response, Canada lost wickets steadily although some lusty hitting by

Over 9m mobile sets imported from China

KARACHI – Pakistan, which has imported over nine million cell phones from China out of a total import of over 11 million handsets during 2009-10, is likely to impose custom duty on those imported from countries with which it has signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to generate revenue.
Under the existing FTA with China and zero-rated duty on the import of cell phones, Pakistan has potentially lost great revenue which could have been generated, if the Rs 500 per set duty was imposed

4B sets up new franchise network

LAHORE – Four Brothers Group (4B) Pakistan Biologic AG has started its new franchise network “Bio Traders”. The inauguration ceremony of Bio Traders Franchise was organised in a local hotel on Tuesday, on the eve of Four Brothers Group Pakistan Biologic AG’s second annual conference. Former President Senator Zafar Ali Iqbal Chaudhry was the chief guest at the opening ceremony and he cut the ribbon.
Speaking to media, Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry stressed it was an impressive achievement

Sudanese man sets himself ablaze

KHARTOUM – A 25-year-old Sudanese man was being treated in hospital for second-degree burns, medics said on Saturday, in the latest instance of self-immolation in the Arab world.
Al-Amin Musa Al-Amin, a labourer from Darfur, poured petrol over himself shortly after Friday prayers and lit it as he stood in Suq al-Shaabi, a market in Omdurman, Khartoum’s twin city, eye-witnesses told AFP.
They could not speculate on the man’s motive. The man was rushed to Omdurman hospital’s

Federer sets record, Henin and Venus crash out

MELBOURNE – Defending champion Roger Federer got back on track with a record 57th win at the Australian Open Friday as Justine Henin crashed and Venus Williams was forced out with a painful muscle injury.Men’s third seed Novak Djokovic, women’s number one Caroline Wozniacki and Russian Maria Sharapova also reached the last 16 as temperatures soared at Melbourne Park. But Williams departed in dramatic circumstances as she screamed in pain and limped to her chair after just one game of

TUSDEC sets up five design and analysis centres

DASKA – Technology Upgrade and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC) has established five National Institute of Design and Analysis centres in Sialkot, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta. According to details, Ceramics Development Centre Eminabad costing Rs 321 million would be operational soon while three engineering centres in Hyderabad, Peshawar and Hub costing Rs 600 million are being set up with the financial support of Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The purpose behind the

Messi sets eyes on hapless Malaga

BARCELONA – Barcelona star Lionel Messi vindicated his selection as the World Player of the Year by netting a hat-trick in the 5-0 Spanish Cup destruction of Real Betis and now he has his sights set firmly on struggling Malaga.
Relegation-threatened Malaga face the ominous task of pitting themselves against Barca who will be seeking a record 28th straight game without defeat – they equalled their previous record tally set in the 1974-75 season with the win over Real Betis.

Pakistan sets sights at 2014 Hockey World Cup

LAHORE – The Pakistan Hockey Federation’s Executive Board and the Annual Congress approved Tuesday a budget of Rs 500 million with a deficit of Rs 300 million for the next year.
The house, which met here on Tuesday, also set 2014 World Cup as its realistic target with major preparations set for 2012 Olympics and the Champions Trophy.
Addressing a press conference here after the meetings chaired by PHF president Qasim Zia, secretary Asif Bajwa said that the deficit amount

PIA sets a bold revenue target of Rs 133 billion

KARACHI – The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) board approved the corporate budget for the year 2011 with a revenue target of Rs 133 billion which is 22 percent higher than the expected actual revenues of 2010.
The board emphasised that the management should make an all out effort to meet the assigned target and appreciated the efforts of the management, which despite volcanic eruptions, snow storms in Europe and slowdown of economic situation all over the world, enabled

`Govt sets out to break Japanese monopoly in local auto sector

ISLAMABAD: In a major policy decision, the government has decided to give tariff concessions to new automobile players to break the monopoly of the Japanese car cartel in the country. According to official sources, the decision was made after a detailed analysis of the local automobile sector by the Ministry of Industries and Production.
They recommended tariff incentives to attract new players in the local car-manufacturing sector. Since the Japanese car assemblers failed to

Veteran Malik sets date with Samir in final

LAHORE: Veteran tennis player Rashid Malik staged a big upset when he beat former national champion Heera Ashiq in the nerve-wrecking semi-final of the Servis Cup Tennis Tournament here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah Courts on Tuesday. The 49-year old former Davis Cupper will now face upcoming star Samir Iftikhar in the men’s singles final today (Wednesday).
The veteran star showed he still has the power to upstage the best of the players in business with his experience and could also

China sets sights on best-ever gold haul

GUANGZHOU: World champion Maryam Jamal failed dismally in her bid for a middle distance double Wednesday as a fired-up Pakistan won its first men’s Asian Games hockey gold in 20 years.
The Pakistani breakthrough, their first major title since the World Cup in Sydney in 1994, went some way to compensate for their cricket team being stunned by Afghanistan in the semi-finals.
On Day 13, China has its sights firmly set on shattering its best-ever gold medal haul, which stands at

Landlord sets labourer on fire for stealing cotton

KARACHI: A farmer was hospitalised with severe burn injuries after he was allegedly set on fire by a landlord and his aides in Kot Ghulam Mohammad taluka of Mirpurkhas district on Saturday.
Thirty-year-old Roopchand Bheel, a resident of Mithi taluka in Tharparkar district had travelled to Kot Ghulam Mohammad to find work. According to Mirpurkhas Action Committee chairman and human rights activist Kanji Rano Bheel, a landlord named Mir Abdul Rehman Talpur in Rabo village, Deh 308,