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PPAF starts work on school in dirt-poor slum

PPAF starts work on school in dirt-poor slum

KARACHI: The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) held the stone-laying ceremony of an educational facility in the impoverished hamlet of Goth Noor Muhammad, located on the outskirts of Karachi, on Tuesday.
The ceremony was performed by PPAF Chairman Hussain Dawood and the fund’s outgoing CEO/MD Kamal Hyat, in-coming CEO/MD Qazi Azmat Isa, and PPAF Board of Directors members Zubyr Soomro, Dr Nuzhat Ahmad, Dr Rajab Ali Memon and Asif Qadir were also present on the occasion.

Hard work will bring victory: Misbah

LAHORE: Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that every member of the team has to give his hundred percent to win the series against New Zealand.
Talking to journalists here on the sidelines of the training camp, Misbah said that Pakistan have the ability to win against any team and they can beat New Zealand. He further stated that the opening combination used during the series against South Africa should not be changed, and also said he wanted to play in all formats of

‘What Next!’ The work of six NCA students

LAHORE: Art lovers and interested viewers were attracted to Ejaz Art Gallery on Saturday to view the paintings of students from National College of Arts (NCA). This was the first exhibition by the young artists who were excited to have their work displayed and at being surrounded by media and other viewers.
Aqueel Abbas-whose paintings were perhaps the most expressive- had painted an aerial view of children who were apparently smiling but hidden deep inside their simple,

Douglas returns to work

Cancer-stricken Michael Douglas has returned to work for the first time since undergoing gruelling chemotherapy sessions earlier this year. The actor has been battling throat cancer since the summer and completed the draining treatment in October.
Douglas has declared he’s determined to beat the illness, and he showed signs of his recovery by filming a clip for an online video feature. The Wall Street star appears in a brooding black and white one-minute clip in which he is seen

PDMA to work under new ministry

KARACHI: Sindh Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) will now work under the newly formed provincial Rehabilitation Ministry and Executive district officers (EDOs) will be appointed in each district of the province to coordinate the provincial government and non governmental organisations (NGOs) in flood relief work.
Rehabilitation Minister Haji Muzzafar Shujra told Pakistan Today that if there would be any disaster in the province in future, the ministry would carry

Javed refuses to work under Waqar

LAHORE: The appointment of former Test captain Javed Miandad as the batting and fielding consultant of the national team has sparked controversy with the PCB director general refusing to work under Waqar Younis, the chief coach.
Miandad is also not willing to accept the terms and conditions of his contract as the batting consultant. The PCB recently made an offer to Miandad to take over the role of batting and fielding consultant of the national team for the upcoming tour of New

Work on Tarbela to complete by Sept 2011

LAHORE: Work on the detailed engineering design, preparation of tender documents and Project Cost (PC)-1 of 960MW Tarbela fourth extension hydropower project, undertaken by WAPDA, is expected to reach completion by September 2011. This mega project will later be available for initiating construction work, completion of which has been planned in a short-span of four years.
Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project, on its completion, will provide approximately two billion units of

Committee for reviewing blasphemy law – Clerics refuse to work under Bhatti’s chairmanship

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry for Minorities Affairs has initiated work on the formation of a broad-based special committee to review the blasphemy law, however, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday that the body was likely to fail in accomplishing the task.
The committee, which is being formed on the directions of President Asif Ali Zardari, is likely to fail in making any breakthrough as, according to a source in the ministry, some of the prominent religious leaders have refused to work

Work on Golen Gol Hydro Project soon

LAHORE: Initial construction work on the components of the 106MW Golen Gol hydroelectric power project will begin in February 2011.
The construction of WAPDA offices and colonies for the project is already underway and is now at the advanced stage. The dam and powerhouse will be constructed through a joint venture of SAMBU-SARCO of South Korea. Proposals of a joint venture with Fichtner of Germany taking the lead alongside a Swiss and three Pakistani companies are being evaluated

Private employees forced to work on Eid without bonuses

LAHORE: Thousands of workers of private companies sacrifice their joy of celebrating Eidul Azha for the sake of their jobs without getting any bonus and compensation in return, Pakistan Today has learnt.
People working at bakeries, hotels, restaurants, petrol pumps and playlands have expressed their concerns over the inhuman attitude of their employees who forced them to work on festive occasions by openly violating labour laws.
Most of these workers belong to areas

Woods’ resurrection still ‘work in progress’

SHANGHAI: Tiger Woods said his efforts to regain his once-dominant form are a “work in progress” that he was taking one tournament at a time.
Woods recently employed the services of golfing instructor Sean Foley after splitting with his longtime swing guru Hank Haney in the wake of sex scandals that wrecked the former world number one’s marriage and ravaged his game.
The two are working on “totally different fundamentals and (a) totally different shift” in his swing, the

Asma to work for free judiciary

LAHORE: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jehangir said on Thursday she would play her role for an independent judiciary without taking sides of either the government or the judiciary.
She made these remarks while talking to journalists on the Lahore High Court (LHC) premises. Asma thanked her voters and supporters for helping her in winning the elections. She said that an independent bar was necessary for an independent judiciary and both were two parallel

Irrfan wants to work with Danny Boyle again

Indian filmstar Irrfan Khan, who wowed the international audiences with his performances in ‘A Mighty Heart’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, has said that he is lucky to have bagged good roles in foreign films and wants to work with director Danny Boyle again.
“I find myself very fortunate. The kind of films I chose in the West, I won’t get it anywhere,” Irrfan told reporters. “There are many other directors I would like to work with like the guy who made ‘Babel’

Court orders Iraqi parliament back to work

Iraq’s highest court ordered parliament to resume its work on Sunday, nearly eight months after inconclusive elections left the country without a new government.
Federal Supreme Court spokesman Abdul Sattar Bayrakdar said parliament was ordered to convene and choose a new speaker, the first step to forming a coalition in Iraq, which has been without a government since the March 7 polls.
“In a decision taken today, the supreme court ordered parliament to return

NATO must work to achieve new vision: Rasmussen

NATO must adopt a new vision to combat modern threats and broaden partnerships with emerging powers such China and India, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday.
Rasmussen called for an alliance to face 21st century dangers such as cyber attacks, ballistic missiles and global terrorism as he outlined his views on a new “strategic concept” that NATO leaders will adopt in November.
The time had come for “an alliance which can defend the 900 million citizens of NATO