Tag: Worth

Pakistan prove their worth

LAHORE - The Pakistan cricket team has made a point during the ongoing World Cup with just one loss and six wins, including the one against defending champions Australia in the last league match. Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who was fighting to regain form just before the big event, found it just at the right time and is now the leading wicket-taker of the event. Just a month ago, no one was ready to believe that the team would gel like a perfect unit, although they thrashed New

Robbers loot valuables worth Rs 25m from boutique

LAHORE - Robbers looted clothes, a laptop and cash worth about Rs 25 million from a boutique located in Mini Market in the Ghalib Market Police precincts on Sunday.
Boutique owner Faryal Hussain said she was at home on Sunday when she received a call informing her boutique had been robbed. Subsequently, she drove to the boutique and found valuables including stitched and unstitched clothes, a laptop and Rs 60,000 in cash missing from the shop. She said a sweeper told her he

An ostrich is worth its weight in gold

KARACHI - More than 100 countries have commenced ostrich farming just within three years and they consider it to be worth its weight in gold by saying that it is a cow that lays eggs. Pakistan has the most favorable environment for ostrich farming. Some are convinced that the ostrich is a potential solution for food security, its physical structure is different from poultry and cattle, and it gains relatively more weight through feeding with low food consumption.
He added that

Zimbabwe desperate to show worth

KOLKATA - Zimbabwe are desperate to prove they belong with cricket's big beasts as they wrap up their World Cup campaign against tournament whipping boys Kenya on Sunday. Zimbabwe, who played their last Test match in 2005, want to start playing Tests again but have often looked out of their depth at the World Cup.
They have slumped to heavy defeats against all four of the qualifiers from Group A - Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - with their only victory coming

ANTI-ENCROACHMENT CAMPAIGN – Day 4: government land worth Rs 220m retrieved

Lahore - On the fourth day of the grand drive initiated against encroachments, the City District Government Lahore retrieved government land worth rupees 220 million. An accumulated total of 35.5 KM has been cleared from illegal extensions in all towns. As many as 541 encroached walking areas (thar'ay), 164 illegally extended staircases and 38 illegal shops were demolished. Around 356 illegally extended shades and 244 illegal signboards were destroyed. From nine towns, 28 trucks

Anti-encroachment campaign – Rs 230m worth of land ‘retrieved’

LAHORE - During the second day of the anti-encroachment drive, the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) cleared 23-kilometre area and reclaimed government-owned land worth Rs 230 million from encroachers in all nine towns of the city.
During the grand operation, 845 roadside stalls were razed, illegal extensions of 62 shops were knocked down, 312 unauthorised sheds around shops were demolished, 479 illegally-built stairs were pulled down and 297 sign boards were removed. All

Govt land worth Rs 1.88 billion retrieved from illegal possession

SAHIWAL - The Revenue Department has retrieved government land worth Rs 1.88 billion from illegal possession, including commercial and residential land in Sahiwal worth Rs 1.66 billion and 3,473 canals of agriculture land in various villages in the district worth Rs 216 million.
District Officer Revenue (DOR) Sohail Ashraf said this while disclosing the details about the action taken against Qabza mafia in a meeting held at the commissioner's office.
He said the Revenue

Senate Housing Society scam – Audit unveils irregularities worth over Rs...

ISLAMABAD - A special audit has identified irregularities worth Rs 51,504,835 by the ex-managing committee in connivance with the developer in the development expenditure and purchase of land of the Senate (Sectt) Employees Cooperative Housing Society Islamabad. According to the audit report, a copy of which is available with Pakistan Today, the development contractor M/s Raja Ishtiaq Associates was found involved in the financial irregularities worth of Rs 50,732,217. According to

A picture is worth a thousand words

KARACHI - Pfizer Pakistan launched renowned artist Marjorie Husain's book titled 'A World Without Smoking: One Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words' at the Indus Valley School Gallery on Monday. This coffee-table book focuses on delivering the anti-smoking message through an amalgamation of 57 anti-smoking posters and their descriptions that have been prepared by school-going children.
This book is a part of a massive art campaign titled 'A world without smoking' that took place

Ideas worth spreading – TEDx Kinnaird inspires hundreds

LAHORE - Technology, Entertainment and Design (TEDx) Kinnaird held an international conference for the second time at Kinnaird College for Women on Sunday. TEDx is an international non-profit organization that spreads commendable and innovative ideas through different conferences throughout the world.
TEDx Kinnaird is Pakistan's first university based TEDx event that attracted a huge audience. The conference was supported by BARGAD youth organization, Gloria Jeans Coffees

Loans worth Rs 74 billion written off in 2008-09, SC told

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that loans worth Rs 74 billion of 454,737 borrowers were written off during 2008-09. A four-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a case pertaining to Rs 256 billion worth written-off loans.
Syed Iqbal Haider, counsel for the State Bank of Pakistan submitted a report before the court consisting of five volumes on

Mobile scanners worth Rs 500m rusting at Islamabad Police Lines

ISLAMABAD - The ineptness and lack of vision of the government is evident from the fact that Rs 500 million has gone down the drain as costly mobile scanners bought by the Interior Ministry have been rusting at Islamabad Police Lines for the last ten months.
A source in the ministry told Pakistan Today that due to Finance Ministry's refusal to release funds for the fuel of mobile scanners imported from China a year ago for installation at capital's entry points, the security

Massive fire at Shah Alami – 3 dead, goods worth billions...

LAHORE - A massive fire gutted at least 11 plazas, two houses and two mosques in Shah Alam Market on Monday afternoon, killing three people, destroying goods worth billions of rupees and forcing people to evacuate houses in the surroundings. Firefighters were struggling to put out the fire until the time this report was filed.
At least 25 people were injured in the incident, Edhi officials said. Per details, the fire started on the ground floor of Bahria Plaza owned by one

PDWP approves 13 schemes worth Rs 5.984b

KARACHI - The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Thursday approved at least 13 developmental schemes worth Rs 5.984 billion for the province.
The decision came at a meeting presided over by Planning and Development (P&D) Department Chief Economist Dr Masood Kazi at the department's committee room on Thursday.
The projects approved by the PDWP have already been cleared by the technical committee after detailed discussion and observations. The meeting approved four

CDWP approves 68 projects worth Rs 170.4b

ISLAMABAD 0 The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Friday approved 68 projects worth Rs 170.4 billion having a foreign exchange component (FEC) of Rs 36 billion, of which 35 projects costing Rs 31.6 billion pertain to Balochistan. The meeting of CDWP was held under the chairmanship of Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Nadeemul Haque. The Balochistan chief minister and chief secretary and cabinet members attended the meeting on special invitation along with other

Blue Area fire causes losses worth millions

ISLAMABAD - A fire broke out at a shopping centre located in Blue Area on Sunday night that damage the building and goods worth millions of rupees, however no causality was reported.
Fire erupted at the forth floor of the shopping center after 9 pm and engulfed major part of the building in minutes. The fire-fighters reached the sight soon after the incident but failed to bring the flames down quickly due to the water shortage and lack of extinguishing equipments.
The city

Losses worth billions on the cards

KARACHI: At least 200 markets at the MA Jinnah Road, the heart of business in Karachi, would be closed from the eighth of Muharram to thwart any possible terrorist attacks in the city, meanwhile, causing estimated losses of over Rs 5 billion to the national exchequer.
Showing the inability to provide foolproof security to Muharram processions, the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have requested the traders based on the Mohammad Ali Jinnah Road, commonly known as the MA Jinnah