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Government Focused on Development of Balochistan: Prime Minister Gilani

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani reiterated that development of Balochistan would remain a focused area for the Government since it is linked with the overall development of the country. The infrastructure development, he added, would greatly facilitate in bringing about a socio-economic change in the province. The Prime Minister said that addressing the deprivation of Balochistan was his personal mission and he would make sure that the same is accomplished. The Prime Minister was talking to Mr. Changez […]

Provision of basic facilities to people tops development agenda: Prime Minister Gilani

Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that provision of basic facilities to the people at their doorsteps is at the top of Government’s development agenda for the coming fiscal year. In coordination with the provincial governments, the Government, he added would pursue the development programme vigorously to provide maximum relief to the people at large. The Prime Minister was talking to Federal Minister for Communication, Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan and MNA, Dr. Asma Arbab Alamgir who called […]

Four Pakistanis among 22 set free by Somali pirates

Karachi: Four Pakistani and six Indian seamen and 12 other hostages have been released by Somali pirates. Besides Capt Syed Wasi Hasan, Muzammil, Mohammed Alam and Ali Rehman of Pakistan and six Indians, 11 Egyptians and a Sri Lankan citizen have been freed, a spokesperson for the Sindh Governor’s House and an NGO official said here on Monday. President Asif Ali Zardari called relatives of the freed Pakistanis, Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, human rights activist Ansar Burney and Citizen-Police […]

Karachi Electric Supply Company condemns attack at SITE Power Plant, demands government action to enforce law

Karachi: The Karachi Electric Supply Company has demanded the government to enforce law and exercise its executive authority to get the utility’s offices and installations vacated from the illegal besieging of union miscreants. The KESC strongly condemned Tuesday’s attack at SITE Power Plant and disruption of power generation from this power house to the industrial units. A mob of union miscreants attacked the SIE Power Plant and forced technical staff to leave the plant, resulting in disruption of plant operation […]

Karachi Electric Supply Company to hold talks after opening of offices, end of sabotage

Karachi: Karachi Electric Supply Company has decided not to enter into dialogue with any Government formed Committee until the government enforces its writ and ensures safe reopening of all KESC installations and business offices. Until that happens, the KESC finds itself unable to engage in any discussions with any party. The KESC cannot continue to risk the life of its employees and cannot allow its properties and installations to be damaged indefinitely. The KESC may have to shut down all […]

Muhammad Ali Jinnah University students to carry out survey on traffic police

Islamabad: As many as 50 students of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University would take part in the survey being conducted to review the five years performance of Islamabad Traffic Police. The survey forms would be distributed among 10,000 persons both men and women belonging to various walks of life. Upto 50 students have been selected to complete survey forms, who would accomplish this task in four weeks. This form would be completed after incorporating views of pedestrians, car-drivers, public service drivers, […]

Nine accused arrested, weapon, huge quantity of drugs seized

Islamabad: Islamabad Police on Tuesday arrested nine accused arrested from different areas of the city during search operation and special checking. The police also seized 200 litter wines, 1.320 kilogram hashish, three illicit pistols from their possession, a police spokesman said. Following directions from SSP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan, Ashiq Muhammad Sub Inspector of Tarnol Police along with a police team arrested two accused during special checking identified as Tariq Massaih and Aftab Massaih and seized 200 litters wine from […]

Pakistan Credit Rating Agency assigns Rating of “AA” to the proposed unsecured, subordinated Privately Placed Term Finance Certificates by Bank AL Habib Limited

Lahore: The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency (PACRA) has assigned rating of “AA” (Double A) to the proposed unsecured, subordinated, and privately placed TFCs of PKR 3,000mln, including a Green Shoe Option of PKR 500mln, to be issued by Bank AL Habib Limited. The rating denotes a very low expectation of credit risk emanating from a very strong capacity for timely payment of financial commitments. The rating reflects the bank’s sustained performance, exceptional asset quality, and satisfactory financial profile. The rating […]