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It’s time for action now!

The “do more” mantra not only continues but this time it significantly carries a warning also that the Abbottabad operation can be replicated. Without mincing her words, US Secretary of State Hillary

Once upon a time…

Lahoris joined three billion people across the globe on Friday to watch the British royal wedding between Prince William, second in line to the throne, and his fiancée Catherine Middleton, on TV.

Gold tops $1,500 for first time

LONDON – Gold rose above $1,500 an ounce for the first time ever as the dollar wilted, oil rose, worries over the U.S. economic outlook boosted demand for the metal as a haven and rising inflation lifted Asian demand.
Spot gold hit a high of $1,505.40 an ounce and was bid at $1,501.10 an ounce at 1403 GMT, against $1,493.90 late in New York on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures for June delivery rose $6.70 an ounce to $1,501.80.
Silver tracked gold higher, extending a stellar

Nasir seeks time to appear before Punjab chief secretary

LAHORE – PCS Officers’ Association President Rai Manzur Nasir on Monday requested for a weeks time to personally appear before the Punjab chief secretary (CS) owing to various reasons. Nasir has been issued show-cause notice and was supposed to appear for a personal hearing with the CS on Monday but on the time of hearing, he requested the competent authority for a weeks’ time.
A senior officer said that Nasir took the plea that he did not receive the show-cause notice and

Counterterrorism strategy: time for changing perspectives

ISLAMABAD – I met the spokesperson for Mayor’s office Manhattan in 2003. Seeing a young bright boy in his twenties was quiet a surprise for me, specially, when we in Pakistan are used to grey-haired spokespersons for our important offices. I asked them how this young boy handles vicious and clever media of USA.
I was told that a complete team of seasoned grey-haired experience backed him up behind the screen, however, media having a friendly young contact, usually don’t show

World food prices fall for first time in eight months

ROME – World food prices fell for the first time in eight months in March after record highs largely due to oil prices, though the situation remains volatile, the UN’s food agency said on Thursday.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Food Price Index dropped to an average 230 points in March, down 2.9 percent from its peak in February, but still 37 percent above March 2010, the Rome-based agency said.
“The decrease in the overall index this month brings some welcome

Bureaucracy has ‘little time’ to resolve citizens’ grievances

KARACHI – Though, the bureaucracy is supposed to listen to the complaints of the masses, the Sindh bureaucracy, which have been assigned the task to resolve the issues of masses, are ignoring the people visiting their offices on regular basis, creating several problems for the poverty-stricken citizens, it has emerged.
Interestingly, the rules and regulations clearly state that the bureaucrat is bound to have at least an hour to meet the general public and listen to their

Malinga calls time on World Cup

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga said on Sunday that his World Cup career is over. “I hope to be of service to my team as long as I can, but I won’t be able to play in the next World Cup in 2015. I have been carrying injuries for the past few weeks and with little rest,” Malinga, 27, told state-run television.
The seamer with the distinctive slingshot style did not elaborate on his injuries, but a career-threatening right knee injury sidelined him in 2008 and in

Five best time travel flicks

In each and every film you watch, certain aspects of the production stand out more than others. Sometimes the movie just looks incredible and you’ll leave the theater gushing over the cinematography.
In other cases, you’ll be quoting the film days after seeing it and will always think of how good the writing was; nay, how integral it was to its quality, almost as if it was a character unto itself. All the same, a narrative theme can be the driving force in a motion picture,

Malinga calls time on World Cup career

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga said on Sunday that his World Cup career is over.
“I hope to be of service to my team as long as I can, but I won’t be able to play in the next World Cup in 2015. I have been carrying injuries for the past few weeks and with little rest,” Malinga, 27, told state-run television.
The seamer with the distinctive slingshot style did not elaborate on his injuries, but a career-threatening right knee injury sidelined him in 2008 and

India peaking at right time: Dhoni

MUMBAI – Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni warned rivals Sri Lanka to expect a tough contest in Saturday’s World Cup final, saying his team had yet to play its best cricket. “There is plenty more to come from us,” Dhoni said ahead of the all-Asian clash at the Wankhede stadium.
“We gained momentum as the tournament went on and we are now peaking at the right time.” Dhoni said India’s intensity had picked up in the knock-out rounds, which helped to defeat defending champions

PPP’s pressure tactics work this time

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh leaders continued their rhetoric against the judges to put pressure on the judiciary ahead of a contempt of court case against them being taken up by the Supreme Court, but changed their tone after the court allowed them 15 days on Friday to file a response. Taj Haider and Sharjeel Memon expressed respect for the apex court while Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza, who is a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari, used the “Sindh card”,

Time for seniors to quit

LAHORE – Former captain Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan fielding cost them the semi-final. “Dropping five catches in such a crucial match never goes unscratched,” he said from Mohali. Imran further criticized the batting of Younus Khan and Misbahul Haq in the lower order.
“These two players should have come at number three and four positions and should not have let the pressure build by preserving wickets,” he added. He further stated that the Indian batting failed and

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