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National Assembly Speaker and Deputy Speaker condoles the passing away of Hakim Ali Zardari

Islamabad: Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Speaker and Faisal Karim Kundi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have condoled the passing away of Hakim Ali Zardari the father of President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. In their separate condolence messages to President Asif Ali Zardari, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker expressed their deep sense of grief and sorrow over the sad demise. They said that he was a seasoned politician and during his tenure as Member, National Assembly and Chairman PAC he had rendered […]

Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir call on President Karzai

Islamabad: Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir called on President Hamid Karzai yesterday evening and conveyed the greetings and sincere wishes of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. President Karzai recalled the last visit of Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, which he had termed as a turning point in the bilateral relationship. He stressed there was consensus among Afghans that close collaboration between Pakistan and Afghanistan were essential for regional peace and development. He added that both countries […]

First-ever National Conference on setting standards for 21st Century Pakistan

Islamabad: The first-ever National Conference on Setting Standards for 21st Century Pakistan is being organized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on May 26, 2011 at Islamabad. The Conference aims to assemble key stakeholders including parliamentarians, diplomats, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and members of the civil society who will provide an impetus leading to a national pledge to be taken to promote university-community and university-industry linkage. The event, which will showcase the contribution of higher education sector towards nation building, will highlight […]

Banking system assets grow by 7.7% to Rs 7.1 trillion in Oct- Dec quarter

Karachi: The assets of the banking system grew by 7.7 percent to Rs 7.1 trillion during the October-December quarter of 2010. This growth in total assets, while in line with the established seasonal pattern of the fourth quarter, was particularly strong given the comparatively weak performance in the earlier three quarters of 2010. The growth in total assets was primarily on account of investments in government papers and seasonal credit requirements of the private sector due to soaring input prices, […]

Chief Election Commissioner condoles Death of Mr. Hakim Ali Zardari

Islamabad: Honourable Justice (R) Hamid Ali Mirza, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan has expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Mr. Hakim Ali Zardari, father of Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In his message of condolence, he prayed to the Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity. For more information, contact: Election Commission […]

Scattered rains with Dust-thundershower expected in the country during next three days

Islamabad: Met Office predicted spell of scattered rains/thundershower accompanied with gusty winds/Dust-storm from 25th to 27th May over different parts of the country. Met Office informed that weather system of light to moderate intensity is expected to grip upper and central parts of Pakistan from Tuesday night, likely to persist for 2-3 days. Under the influence of this weather system, scattered rain are expected over Northeast Balochistan and Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa during Wednesday/Thursday, while rain with thundershower accompanied with gusty winds […]

Karachi Electric Supply Company speeds up fault repair work, concerned over continuing attacks

Karachi: The Karachi Electric Supply Company has expressed great concern over the continuing attacks on the utility’s employees, supply system and assets which blocked normal functioning and delayed the repair of local faults thereby causing issues for the general public for more than two weeks. The maintenance teams, however, persisted to perform their job with enhanced speed and enforcement facing all odds. The maintenance work was completed in SITE area, SITE Industrial area, Mauripur Area, Orangi Area, Baldia Area, West […]