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New govt delayed as Lebanon talks drag on

BEIRUT – The formation of a new government in Lebanon has been delayed as politicians haggle over the distribution of ministries, an official said on Thursday. “The government will not see the light of day this week,” the official working with prime minister-designate Najib Mikati told AFP.
“There are no real obstructions but some parties have high demands and talks are still going on to find a formula that will satisfy everyone,” he added, without elaborating. The official said

PIA staff association elections delayed

LAHORE – The elections of PIA Senior Staff Association (PIA SSA) have been delayed for three months due to the lack of necessary security cover provided by the Sindh Government; for the elections that were due to be held from 28th January till 12th February, 2011.
Earlier, PIA administration had requested Government of Sindh to provide necessary security coverage for the elections. However, the Provincial Home Department informed PIA Administration that due to the prevailing

Deficit to touch 8% if reforms delayed: Shaikh

ISLAMABAD – Stressing the need for economic reforms, Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Tuesday said that if appropriate reform measures are not taken in time to contain the fiscal deficit then it might go up to 8 percent of the GDP during the current fiscal year.
However, he said, the government will not allow it to happen and will take appropriate measures. “Some of the measures taken by the government have reduced the fiscal deficit below 3 percent of GDP for the first

Changes in Sindh cabinet delayed

KARACHI – The expected changes in the Sindh Cabinet have been postponed, Pakistan Today learnt on Monday. The anticipated changes in the Home, Local Government and Education ministries were put on hold after the PPP’s announcement that it would not present the bill for restoring the commissionerate system in Sindh.
Three suggestions are currently being deliberated, sources told Pakistan Today. The first was to replace Provincial Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza by Nisar Khuhro and

Plane carrying Bilawal delayed for security reasons

KARACHI – The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Saturday stopped a Dubai-bound Emirates Airlines’ flight EK-607, in which PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was also travelling, and ran a security check before allowing it to depart.
The ASF checked the plane as a precautionary measure as an unidentified bag was found in the luggage of passengers. The flight was scheduled to fly at around 2:15 pm and departed at around 5 pm after security clearance.
However, according to Civil

EU trade concessions delayed till March

ISLAMABAD: Tariff concessions announced by the European Union (EU) on 75 Pakistani products will not be implemented from January 1, 2011 and the country will have to wait till March when the World Trade Organization (WTO) again takes up the proposed wavier, an official source said.
Opposition from South Asian competitors, India and Bangladesh at the WTO’s council for trade in goods has forced the EU to delay the implementation of concessions announced for Pakistan. EU would again

Local govt polls delayed for another 180 days

The Punjab Assembly (PA) on Thursday passed the Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2010 enabling the Punjab government to delay the local government elections for another 180 days.
The amendments to the bill, which were moved by the opposition, could not be passed but the treasury benches succeeded in passing the bill. Opposition Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Seemal Kamran staged a walkout from the house to express solidarity with the LG