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Japan’s new vehicle sales plunge after quake

TOKYO – Japan’s domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses, last month, dropped 37 percent from a year earlier, as the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami hit production and supplies to auto dealers.Auto sales aggregated 279,389 in March, the seventh-straight monthly decline, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said on Friday.
The 9.0 magnitude earthquake, Japan’s biggest ever recorded, three weeks ago unleashed a tsunami that devastated swathes of the northeast

CM takes notice of misuse of govt vehicles

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken note of the fact that a number of retired officers are using official vehicles without authorisation while a large number of employees i.e. gardeners, drivers and police constables are also serving them. Similarly, the serving officers are using vehicles and services of such employees beyond their entitlement.
Punjab CM has directed that all administrative secretaries, heads of attached departments; autonomous,

Bomb hits vehicle in Algeria, 5 killed

ALGIERS – A bomb struck a vehicle in Algeria and killed five people, media reported on Wednesday, in the deadliest attack in months as the country battles violence blamed on Islamist militants.
Three of the people killed in Tuesday’s blast were from the same family, local media reported. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, which struck close to Djelfa, about 270 kilometres south of the capital Algiers.
The previous most deadly incident was in October last

Maintenance of vehicle at PQA… a dream job

KARACHI – A blacklisted automobile workshop – allegedly having strong backing from the city’s major political party – is charging excessive amounts from the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) for the repair and maintenance of its official vehicles, causing a loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer. Reliable sources told Pakistan Today that in many cases, the bills issued by the workshop even cross the actual price of a brand new vehicle and the practice has been continuing for

Man killed as NATO vehicle attacked

QUETTA – A man was killed and ten others wounded in separate incidents of firing and rocket attack in different areas of Balochistan on Thursday while an Iran-bound goods train derailed after a railway track had been blown up in District Chaghi. Officials said armed men opened fire on a trailer carrying NATO supplies near Wadh area of Khuzdar some 360 KM away from Quetta on RCD Highway.
As a result an occupant identified as Usman Ali resident of Sheikhupura died on the spot while

Three killed as IED hits vehicle

SATAFF REPORT – Three tribesmen were killed when an Improvise Explosive Devise (IED) hit a vehicle in South Waziristan Agency on Wednesday.
Reportedly, a vehicle was passing through a link road on Shakai Road when it was hit by an IED which was planted by some unknown saboteurs. Three people were killed in the incident.
First ever agreement between the government and militants through former Corps Commander Lt Gen (Retd) Safdar Hussain and commander Nek Mohammad was signed

Taseer was denied funds for bullet-proof vehicle

LAHORE – Late Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer had demanded a bullet proof vehicle from the Punjab government, but the summary was rejected by the Punjab chief minister over financial constraints, Pakistan Today has learnt. Taseer had sent a summary to the provincial government to release Rs 25 million for purchasing a Mercedes Benz.
The summary was sent to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on November 9, last year. However, the government rejected the requisition owing to the

Police fail to recover stolen government vehicle

LAHORE – Police have failed to recover a government-owned Bolan carry van stolen on Friday. According to police sources, the vehicle was allocated to Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) employee Nadeem Ghauri and stolen from in front of his residence in Shadbagh.
Police officials revealed that the car was owned by former Lahore Capital City Police officer (CCPO) and PPSC Member Pervaiz Rathore’s staff member. Nadeem told police that he had parked the vehicle in front of his

It was Malik’s job to keep Benazir inside vehicle: lawyer

RAWALPINDI – Benazir Bhutto’s murder trial took another twist on Wednesday when the lawyer of former Rawalpindi police chief Saud Aziz said Benazir’s security adviser Rehman Malik (now the interior minister) was asked to stop her from coming out of the vehicle, but the instruction had not been adhered to.
Malik Waheed Anjum told a press conference that SSP Operations Yaseen Farooq “had informed Benazir’s security adviser Rehman Malik to bar Benazir from coming out of the vehicle

Japanese consulate vehicle attacked in Karachi, two injured

KARACHI: Two employees of the Japanese consulate in Karachi were injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on a vehicle of the consulate in Artillery Maidan police precincts on Thursday.
The injured were identified as the consulate’s driver, Gul Muhammad, and another employee, Ghulam Haider. They were rushed to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment.
A police official said that in light of initial investigations, the incident appeared to be a robbery, as