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US special envoy reiterates US stance on Davis issue

US special envoy reiterates US stance on Davis issue

ISLAMABAD – In his maiden visit to Islamabad, US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman made clear that the release of arrested US citizen Raymond Davis was a must for the continuation of friendly bilateral ties. Grossman, who met President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani, raised the issue of Davis in each of his meeting, with a strong demand for his release coupled with words of caution that the

Special US prison units filled with Muslims

WASHINGTON – US federal prisons for the past three years have housed special units filled disproportionately with Muslim inmates whose every communication with the outside world is strictly monitored. Known as “Guantanamo North,” the so-called Communication Management Units (CMU) were secretly opened in 2007 in maximum security prisons in Terre Haute, Indiana and Marion, Illinois and currently have 71 prisoners, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) told AFP. The US public radio

Warid offers special discounts on international roaming

LAHORE – Warid Telecom continues to stand out to be the fastest growing network in not only providing the best quality international roaming footprint, but also seamless data roaming coverage all across the globe. To share this season’s Cricket World Cup’s joy and excitement, Warid brings discounted international roaming rates for all of its customers roaming in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Not only this, Warid is also offering the most competitive international dialing rates for

ICC World Cup 2011 – A look at some of the most special talents

COMMENT – These are the hard men of cricket. Those that can take an ODI by the horns and by sheer ability and strength of character, can change its course. With ice running in their veins and nerves of braided Kevlar, they can bowl or bat or field their opponents out of the game. And it could very well be some of these multi-taskers who could make the difference between victory and defeat. Yes, the World Cup is upon us and we take a look at these very special cricketers.

Special children get awards at Tulip Show closure

The first ever three days Tulip Flower Show came to an emotion packed conclusion at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club, the beauty of the flowers providing an inspiration to a large number of flower enthusiasts, growers, farmers and families and at the concluding prize distribution ceremony overflow of emotions as the paintings of the tulips drawn by special children of Rising Sun Institute were displayed. Judges of the painting competition declared Umar’s painting as the top one

Iftikhar appointed special judge

LAHORE – The government has appointed District and Sessions Judge Iftikhar Ahmad Khan as Customs, Taxations and Anti-Smuggling Lahore Special Judge after his services were placed at the disposal of the federal government by the Lahore High Court on request by the former. Iftikhar was previously serving as a special judge in Anti-Corruption Bahawalpur.

Aisam’s backhander for special people

LAHORE – Pakistan’s top tennis player Aisamul Haq Qureshi believes that people with special abilities should be given their due right in the society. Aisam was chief guest of the exhibition match organized by the PIMH at its premises on Wednesday.
PIMH XI played a 10-over match against the team of Fountain House with 50 percent staff members and the remaining the special persons.
Aisam said that such activities should be organised more often to give them joy of life. “I

Special plan mapped out for Imam Hussain’s Chehlum

LAHORE – Lahore Police on Thursday chalked out a comprehensive security plan to maintain law and order on Imam Hussain’s Chelum and Data Sahab’s Urs.
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Aslam Tareen, while chairing a meeting of senior police officials at his office on Thursday, mapped out a security plan. More than 12,000 police and armed personnel would provide security to people. The CCPO was told t hat police, Rangers and Elite Force commandos would be deployed at

Banks permitted to open special remittance booths

KARACHI – The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has permitted banks to immediately open dedicated and permanent booths to facilitate the flow of foreign remittances to the country through formal channels.
The decision to open Home Remittance Payment Centers (HRPC) has been taken by the central bank keeping in view the rising trend in the home remittances and their importance for the country’s ailing economy.
According to State Bank estimates, in the last six months of the current

MQM gets its way – Special powers for city’s administrators

KARACHI – Bowing to MQM’s demands, the Sindh government has decided to give special powers to Karachi district and town administrators for utilising development funds on their own.
The decision was taken after the coalition partner in the Sindh government demanded Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to release development funds of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK), which is facing several problems in having them released, reliable sources told Pakistan Today.

Young doctors meet chief minister for special pay package

LAHORE – A delegation of young doctors met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at CM House on Monday and apprised him of the genuine demands of the young doctors, including the demands of a special pay package and pay protection for doctors.
The meeting was attended by Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr Saeed Elahi and MPA Dr Asad Ashraf while the delegation of young doctors consisted of Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Aslam Rao, Dr Khuda

Special student wins three gold medals at PU

LAHORE – Umm-e-Hani Shah, a special student won three gold medals; Hamid Nazami Gold Medal, Dr Maskeen Ali Hajazi Gold Medal and University Gold Medal at 119th convocation of the Punjab University.
PU teachers, students and guests appreciated the efforts and hard work of the special student while Hani, a student of MS replica at Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), thanked God and her parents and teachers for their hard work, which enabled her to reach this position.

England ready for ‘something special’

BRISBANE: Skipper Andrew Strauss said Wednesday he was confident his players could pull off ‘something pretty special’ and win England’s first Ashes series in Australia in a generation.
The five-Test series gets underway on Thursday with England chasing their first victory at the Brisbane Gabba fortress since Mike Gatting’s team last prevailed on their way to the tourists’ last Australian series victory in 1986/87. Strauss said his team was well prepared from three tour leadup