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Moroccans welcome king’s reform vow, expect results

Moroccans welcome king’s reform vow, expect results

RABAT – Moroccans largely welcomed on Thursday King Mohammed VI’s promise of sweeping reforms, announced as uprisings rock the Arab world, but said they wanted to see if concrete changes would result.
France and Spain, former colonisers which have become key trade partners, also praised the monarch’s announcement in a rare national speech late Wednesday, calling it courageous and historic.
The king unveiled plans for constitutional reforms including a popularly elected prime

Opposition leaders vow to pull country out of crisis

ISLAMABAD – Leaders of the major opposition parties in the National Assembly on Friday got together at the residence of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman to discuss the prevailing political situation in the country.
The leaders included PML-Q President Shujaat Hussain and MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Fazl said no grand political alliance was in the offing. However, he said all the political parties were united on

South Africa vow no let-up against Dutch

MOHALI – South Africa will not lower their guard against the Netherlands as they look to build on a good start to their World Cup bid, coach Corrie van Zyl said Wednesday. The Proteas thumped the West Indies by seven wickets in their opening Group B match in New Delhi last week and want to keep up their momentum.
“We want to win the game and that’s very important for us. We want to see our combinations are right going forward,” said the South African coach. Van Zyl said South

Bahraini protesters vow not to budge

MANAMA – Bahrain protesters vowed on Wednesday not to budge from Pearl Square, epicentre of anti-regime demonstrations, despite the release of leading Shiite opposition activists and renewed calls by the king for talks. “Even if they put the gun in my mouth and order me to leave, I will not,” said Sabah Abadi, a retired municipal employee who sat in a tent with his son and friends in the square. “I’m here day and night.”
One day after a massive protest clogged the main roads of

Pakistan, Thailand vow to promote bilateral investment

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Thailand have agreed to promote bilateral investment as part of the overall effort to strengthen bilateral trade and economic relations. This was agreed during the meeting between Secretary General of Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) Dr Atchaka Sibunruang and a delegation led by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Thailand Sohail Mahmood.
The group included members of the Thai-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce (TPCC). The purpose of the meeting was to review the

WALI KHAN BABAR’S ASSASINATION – Press Club sombre but defiant: journalists vow to fight on

KARACHI – The Karachi Press Club (KPC) presented a sombre but defiant picture on Friday, as the targeted assassination of 28-year-old journalist Wali Khan Babar reverberated among his friends and colleagues.
The KPC may be split along ideological lines, but all differences were cast aside as journalists from both the print and electronic media recalled the insecurity and uncertainty braved by media personnel in the execution of their jobs.
It was all too familiar for many

HR activists vow to protect child rights

PESHAWAR – Human right activists, officials and technocrats unanimously resolved to make joint efforts for the protection of child rights at a two-day capacity-building workshop on “Making Child Rights a Reality” which concluded here on Thursday.
The workshop was arranged by children’s complaint office of Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat. KP Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Arshad Abdullah and newly appointed provincial ombudsman Badshah Gul Wazir were the

SECP and CSRC vow to strengthen regulatory cooperation

ISLAMABAD – The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further enhance regulatory cooperation and information sharing between the two regulatory agencies.
SECP Commissioner Tahir Mahmood in a statement stated, “the MOU is aimed at supporting the national economy and minimising risk that is implicit in financial market transactions. The expanding securities

Pakistan, Norway vow to fight terrorism together

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Norway on Monday agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties besides working together to fight terror and promote peace and stability in the region.
The agreement to this effect was reached at a meeting between Defence Minister Ch Ahmed Mukhtar and his Norwegian counterpart, Ms Grete Faremo, who called on him in Islamabad, an official statement said.
The two leaders exchanged views on various subjects such as defence cooperation, Pakistan’s

Okara police vow for peaceful Moharram

OKARA: District Police Officer (DPO) Azeem Arshad Gujjar and SP Investigations have deployed police jawans for 608 majlises during Muharram.
The officers armed with modern equipments, it has been reported, are trained to provide for 502 majlises for male and 106 for females, the district police officer said.
He called upon the religious scholars to maintain peaceful content in their sermons. The Vigilance Squad of the District Peace Committee, comprising of 16 members, along

S Koreans mourn dead, vow revenge over North’s attack

SEOUL: South Koreans vowed revenge and a tough line against North Korea on Saturday as the nation grieved for two marines killed in the regime’s artillery strike that caused global alarm this week.
General Yoo Nak-Joon, the commander of the Marine Corps, grimly pledged to “repay North Korea a hundred- and thousand-fold” for the deaths of the young servicemen, whose tearful funeral ceremony was televised nationwide.
“We’ll engrave this outrage deep into our bones,” he said.

Senators vow not to fuel ‘corruption furnace’ with taxpayers’ money

ISLAMABAD: Senators from across the political divide on Thursday vowed not to fuel the “corruption furnace” of a non-performing government with the taxpayers’ money, asking Islamabad to first put its own house in order before taxing the poverty-stricken people.
Taking part in the debate on the General Sales Tax (GST) Bill, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Senator SM Zafar said tales of the corrupt practices of rulers were being told across the globe.
“Why should the

US Republicans vow to battle Obama

WASHINGTON: US Republicans, fired-up by their elections romp, vowed to slash government spending and target President Barack Obama’s signature health care overhaul with an eye on defeating him in 2012.
Obama, warning “we can’t afford two years of just squabbling,” announced he had invited top congressional Republicans and Democrats to the White House on November 18 to seek ways to work together after Tuesday’s ballot-box rebuke.
“I think it’s clear that the voters sent a