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Two water pumps at Pipri station stop working

KARACHI – Two water extraction pumps installed at the Pipri Pumping Station have stopped working, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) announced on Tuesday.It said that the faulty pumps are being repaired on an emergent basis and they pupms would become functional by Wednesday evening. Until then the city would face a water shortage of 17 million gallons.
Normal water supply would be restored from Thursday. It was pointed out that some areas where water supply would be

US, Pakistan working to repair widening rift

ISLAMABAD – With no end in sight to the differences between Pakistan and the US over drone attacks and the scale of CIA operations, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen is rushing to Islamabad this week in a bid to end the days’ long row, which is damaging not only bilateral ties but also the US led anti-terrorism campaign. Mullen, who has met with army chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani several times in the past, is considered to have more tolerance for the

Govt working on two-pronged strategy to curb targeted killings, says Shah

KARACHI – To eliminate targeted killing from the city, the government has adopted a two-pronged strategy under which it is contacting political parties and also taking administrative measures, said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah. He said this at a press conference after presiding over a meeting regarding the law and order situation at the Chief Minister’s House on Wednesday. This was the first meeting of the chief minister holding the portfolio of the Home Department, after

PSO faces working capital headache

KARACHI – Despite strong earnings, low cash payout of Rs 3.0-5.0 per share in the third quarter is seen as Pakistan State Oil’s working capital needs are likely to rise due to higher oil prices while a 14 percent jump in receivables to Rs160 billion would further strain cash requirements.
The third quarter earning per share of Rs 20.68 by the company is estimated that includes Rs 11.8 in core earnings. With higher oil prices, it is estimated that PSO can book Rs 2.2 billion in

Petition seeks to restrain Punjab NAB DG from working

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday seeking to restrain National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab DG Rana Zahid Mahmood from working, as a petition against his appointment is already pending in court. Shah Faisal Qureshi clubbed the petition with his earlier petition against the appointment of the NAB Punjab DG. The petitioner submitted that Zahid was committing illegalities during pendency of the case against his appointment. Qureshi said that

18 tainted officers working at Customs Office

ISLAMABAD – As many as eighteen tainted officers of Grade 16 and above are working at Model Customs Collectorate Office in Karachi, the Senate was told on Tuesday. The startling revelation was made by Finance Minister Hafeez Sheikh in his written reply to the Senate.
Responding to a question raised by Senator Talha Mehmood in which he asked the finance minister to share the details with the House regarding corruption cases surfaced during the last five years, Sheikh said 18

Men hired by Musharraf still working despite retirement

ISLAMABAD – Despite Supreme Court orders barring contractual employment of retired officers in government departments, 10 officials who were appointed on a contractual basis after retirement in the Planning Commission of Pakistan (PCP) under the government of former president Pervez Musharraf are still employed, some at senior positions.
A senior official said on condition of anonymity that six of the officers in question were working at senior positions as advisers and

FROM THE FLOOR OF THE SINDH ASSEMBLY – ‘5 firms working on different blocks of Thar coalfield’

KARACHI – The Sindh government informed the provincial assembly on Friday that five companies are working on different blocks of the Thar coalfield, whereas the Coal and Energy Development Department is making efforts to offer three more developed blocks for investment. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, who personally looks after the coal energy sector in the province, stated this in his written replies to questions asked by different members of the assembly. Sindh Law Minister Ayaz

FAP working for green revolution

LAHORE – The Farmers Associates Pakistan (FAP) has a vision of working not only for the capacity building of farmers but also to introduce the concept of sustainable agriculture. It is working for achievement of yet another dream “The Next Green Revolution” in Pakistan.
FAP officials are now celebrating its 20th anniversary. The association was established in 1991 by its founder members Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Malik Khuda Bux Bucha (Late), Malik Afaq Ahmad Tiwana,

I’m working on foot faults, says Tahir

NEW DELHI – South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir enjoyed a four-wicket debut on Thursday, but his World Cup bow was almost shattered by a double warning for running on the pitch.
The 31-year-old Pakistan-born player helped send West Indies crashing to 222 all out in 47.3 overs in their Group B match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium with figures of 4-41. But Australian umpire Simon Taufel twice warned him about straying onto the pitch. A third warning would have seen him pulled

Jay-Z & Smiths working on ‘Annie’ remake

Jay-Z has confirmed he’s teaming up with Hollywood couple Will and Jada Pinkett Smith to re-imagine the ‘Annie’ musical for the big screen. The trio, who teamed up last year to bring hit musical ‘Fela!’ to the Broadway stage, will be working together on a new version of ‘Annie’, starring the Smiths’ daughter Willow, who Jay-Z signed to his Roc Nation label in 2010.
The three superstars will co-produce the film. According to reports, the partnership began over dinner with the

Nadal tells Tomic to keep working hard

MELBOURNE – Rafael Nadal has some practical advice for rising Australian teen Bernard Tomic if he is to realise his enormous potential and become a future top-liner in men’s tennis.
The 18-year-old Tomic, ranked 198 places below the world number one, was far from overrun in a daunting night match on Rod Laver Arena, keeping the heavily perspiring Nadal on court for 2hr 30min before he went out fighting, 6-2, 7-5, 6-3.
Asked what Tomic had to do to take the next big step,

CAA orders inquiry against flight inspector working for two employers

KARACHI – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has ordered an official inquiry into the conduct of its Flight Inspector Capt Shafqat Mehmood for violating the CAA Rules by operating scheduled flights of Airblue as a line pilot.
Mehmood is charged with deliberately violating CAA Rules for monetary gains from Airblue Ltd, liable for a penal sentence under Rule 333 of the CAA Rules 1994.
Pakistan Today has learnt that airline had agreed to hire Mehmood for making illegal flights

IHC starts working without judges today

ISLAMABAD: The re-established Islamabad High Court (IHC) will start partial functioning today (Monday) by beginning admitting cases, a senior official of the Law Ministry told Pakistan Today on Sunday.
He said the IHC staff was already working since the last two months, whereas over 1,600 cases had also been shifted from Islamabad district courts to the IHC.
The official said the transfer of over 5,000 cases from the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench to the IHC