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‘Govt determined to resolve SPLA issue… in a peaceful manner’

KARACHI – The Sindh government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, is fully determined to resolve the issue of the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) amicably and regularise lower grade staff of the Education Department, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Sindh Women Wing Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui said in a statement issued on Saturday.
“We should give due respect to the teachers’ community because they play a great role in national

DCO determined to have encroachment-free city

LAHORE – Encroachers in the city may find it difficult to run their illegal activities in the coming days as the district administration has launched a campaign to reclaim the government’s land and clear the city of all encroachments.
“The encroachers have 10 days to remove their illegal establishments and if they fail to do so, the administration will be forced to do the needful,” said Lahore’s District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ahad Khan Cheema, while announcing the launch of

Iran and Turkey determined to strengthen ties

TEHRAN – Iran and Turkey are determined to boost their political and economic ties, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a joint press conference Monday with his visiting Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul.
“This cooperation (…) will rapidly bring our region to the political, cultural and economic fore,” which is “in the interest of peace and stability” in the region, Ahmadinejad said. President Gul said there were “no obstacles to the development of cooperation between

Russia determined to bolster bilateral ties

KARACHI – Pakistan has great investment potential and Russia wants to cooperate with Pakistan in several promising fields. Russia apparently sees great possibilities in the case of small dams, irrigation, and agricultural projects. Moreover, telecommunications and Direct to Home (DTH) technology would be another important avenue for cooperation as Russia wishes to provide Pakistani citizens with sophisticated means of communication.
Recently, General Satellite, a Russian

France ‘determined’ despite Laden’s threat

PARIS – France is “determined” to keep troops in Afghanistan despite a threat from Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden linking their mission to the fate of French hostages, the foreign ministry said on Friday. “We are determined to pursue our action in favour of the Afghan people with our allies” in the NATO-led ISAF force that is fighting the ousted Taliban rulers in Afghanistan, ministry spokesman Bernard Valero told reporters.
In a tape broadcast on Al-Jazeera television on

Determined Kim keeps focus

MELBOURNE – Third seed Kim Clijsters admitted it was difficult to keep her focus as former world number one Dinara Safina’s game fell apart during the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. Tournament favourite Clijsters destroyed Safina 6-0, 6-0 in just 44 minutes on the Rod Laver Arena, a loss that the Russian later called “embarrassing”.
“When you feel that your opponent is not playing their best tennis, you really just try not to focus on that too much,” Clijsters

Thar coal pricing mechanism determined

KARACHI – The Thar Coal Energy Board (TCEB) has approved the Resource Pricing mechanism as the standard coal pricing system in the case of the Thar project in its tenth board meeting held in November last year. However, the board advised the consultant, Ernst and Young, to prepare a long term scenario in which 10-15,000 megawatts of power is generated from Thar Coal instead of merely 12,000 MW so as to develop a sustainable long-term coal project exploiting the economies of scale with

Pakistan stifle determined hosts

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first in Hamilton but Misbah-ul-Haq’s decision wasn’t justified.
After the early loss of Tim McIntosh, Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill batted well to take New Zealand to a respectable total of 78-1 at lunch. However, it was the post lunch session where Pakistanis clawed their way back due to some good bowling and irresponsible New Zealand batting.
McCullum played some good strokes before falling to Umar Gul for 56. From there on

IGP determined to ensure security during Moharram

LAHORE: Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tariq Saleem Dogar on Tuesday said law and order should be maintained at all cost during the month of Muharram.
He issued directives while addressing Regional Police Officers’ conference in Central Police Office. RPOs from across the province and the CCPO Lahore attended the conference and briefed the IG about security arrangements in their respective areas in Muharram.
The IGP said no one should be allowed to carry weapons

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