Tag: Swap

Merkel greets Ukraine prisoner swap, urges truce talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday welcomed a prisoner swap between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian rebels but expressed regret about the stalling of truce...

Cabinet approves signing of EU convention for repatriation of Dr Aafia

  Council of Europe Convention could enable Dr Aafia Siddiqui to return to Pakistan under prisoner swap deal PM takes serious notice Karachi law and order,...

SWAP plays a draw with SJAL in exhibition football match

The Sports Writers Association of Punjab came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Sports Journalists Association of Lahore here on Thursday at...

Syrian rebels ‘free’ Iranian hostages in swap

Syrian rebel groups have freed 48 Iranians captured last year in exchange for prisoners held by Syrian security services, according to Iran's state-run Press...

Malik, Mukhtar may swap ministries

The government is giving finishing touches to the re-shuffle of the federal cabinet in sync with its coalition partner. According to a private television channel,...

Israel prepares for second stage of prisoner swap

Israel began preparations on Thursday to release 550 Palestinian prisoners in the second stage of a deal with Hamas that brought home soldier Gilad...

Pakistan, Turkey sign currency swap agreement

President Asif Ali Zardari and Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Wednesday witnessed the signing of the currency swap agreement between the two countries. President Zardari...

Israel, Palestinians mull gains after landmark swap deal

Freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and 477 Palestinians on Wednesday tasted their first full days of freedom, with both sides mulling their gains —...

Greece hopes for quick debt swap in August

Greece wants a voluntary swap of government bonds for longer maturity paper to start in August and be completed fast to emerge rapidly from...

Zardari proposes Pak-Iran currency swap

President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday proposed a currency swap agreement between Pakistan and Iran to further strengthen bilateral trade and economic ties between...

IPPs propose debt swap with PEPCO

Independent Power Producers (IPPs) have sent a proposal to the government asking it to transfer its debt to PEPCO’s balance sheet as the latter...

IPPs, fertiliser companies agree on gas swap to overcome shortage

The Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and fertiliser companies have agreed on a gas swap arrangement to overcome gas shortage, which has nearly jeopardised their...

SWAP, SJAL clash today

LAHORE - An exhibition cricket match between SWAP and SJAL is to be held at the LCCA ground today.
SWAP: Farrukh Butt, Sohail Imran, Yousaf Anjum, Shahzad Malik, Asher Butt, Sohail Ali, Zulqarnain Shaikh, Ashraf Ch., Qasier Chohan, M.Fawad Asghar, Adnan Rasheed, Ijaz Shaikh, Hafiz Shahbaz, Augranzeb baig, Javid Baig, Jawad Hadier, Moshin, Shakeel Khan, Fraz Haider, Raja Ibrar. Coach: Amir Raza Khan, Manager: Shahid Shaikh.
SJAL: M. Yaqoob, Rafiq Khan, M.Babar, Aqeel Bila,

CIA’s Panetta not eager to swap jobs

WASHINGTON - Leon Panetta is happy as CIA director and has not been asked by President Barack Obama to consider changing jobs, the agency said on Thursday, as speculation swirled over changes in top US security posts.
Robert Gates has made clear he plans to step down as defense secretary this year and the military's top officer is expected to retire, prompting speculation about who will move where in Obama's impending reshuffle of military and intelligence chiefs. One scenario

Zardari for currency swap arrangement with Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari proposed a currency swap arrangement between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in a meeting on proposed currency swap arrangements with friendly countries here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday, in order to reduce pressure on the foreign exchange reserves of both countries. The president urged swift finalisation of the currency swap agreement between Pakistan and China, saying that such arrangements should be concluded with Turkey and Sri Lanka to promote and

Beckhams swap planes for ‘security’

David and Victoria Beckham swapped planes at the last minute on Wednesday for "security reasons", sparking speculation they wanted to avoid a run-in with glamour model Katie Price. The former Spice Girl and her footballer husband were due to fly from London to Los Angeles on a Virgin Atlantic flight, on the same plane as the busty model.
They refused to board the plane and switched to an Air New Zealand jet, prompting reports they wanted to distance themselves from Price, who

Egypt, US swap barbs as tension mounts

WASHINGTON - A top Egyptian minister has accused the United States of imposing its "will" on its Arab ally, as the White House warned that Cairo had failed to even reach a "minimum threshold" for reform. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit lashed out in a television interview on a day when Washington took a critical line towards Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, who is in charge of a dialogue with opposition groups.
Amid warnings by the Egyptian government of a