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From Toronto to Vancouver – ‘Thank You’ can’t find its focus

LAHORE – Anees Bazmee’s Thank You is yet another Bollywood film that is set in the Diaspora while being oblivious to it. This regressive and arcane film plays out against the backdrop of Vancouver and Toronto, which are made to meld together interchangeably in a way that will irritate anyone who is familiar with either city.
Akshay Kumar plays Kishan, the resourceful go-to guy for women who fear their husbands are cheating on them. This brings him into the circle of three women

Growth focus of upcoming budget: Hafeez

ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Friday that the acceleration of growth, employment generation and relief for the common man would be focus of the upcoming budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12.
Speaking to media after inaugurating a public lecture that was part of Planning Commission’s ‘Economic Growth Seminar Series,’ the federal minister said that all relevant stakeholders would be taken on board in the formulation of the upcoming budget.

PGMI should focus on research, says Cambridge University dean

LAHORE – Post-graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Lahore is an international standard institution. The graduates of PGMI are rendering their educational and professional services in various countries, which is a matter of honour for the Principal as well as faculty members of PGMI.
These views were expressed by the Dean Medical Education Department Cambridge University UK, Prof John Bigg while addressing a seminar on medical education in PGMI here on Sunday in Lahore. He said that

Govt snatches relief from flood survivors, focus on rehab

KARACHI – The provincial government has officially ended all flood-relief activities in the province, saying that the efforts will be now concentrated on the rehabilitation of flood survivors.
This was confirmed by Sindh Rehabilitation Minister Haji Muzzaffar Shujra, who while talking to Pakistan Today on Saturday, said that shifting its efforts from relief towards rehabilitation, the Sindh government will soon hand over 2,000 houses to flood-affected families in the first

Time to focus on African markets: ICCI

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Uganda has genial relations which can form a platform for vastly improved levels of bilateral trade between the two countries can be enhanced. In order to the facilitate access to Pakistan’s products, Uganda has planned to establish a warehouse at Kampala which would open a gateway for Pakistani exporters and also enhance trade ties between Pakistan and Uganda, Ambassador of Uganda in Pakistan Dr Mohamed Ahmed Kisuule made these remarks in a meeting at the

Our focus is on West Indies clash: Afridi

DHAKA – Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is not concerned about a possible World Cup semi-final showdown against India, saying his immediate focus was on beating the West Indies.
Pakistan start firm favourites in Wednesday’s quarter-final against Darren Sammy’s men at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium after topping Group A with five wins in six matches. One of those wins broke Australia’s unbeaten streak of 34 World Cup matches over a 12-year period after the three-time defending champions

FBR shifts focus to provinces for tax collection

LAHORE – Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has rolled up his sleeves to boost the thin taxbase. FBR is planning to gain complete access to the existing national and provincial databases to tap the tax potential. Meeting minutes of a recent broadening tax base (BTB) exercise show that FBR is seeking complete access to provincial land and properties records and vehicle registration and transfer transactions.
FBR is planning to establish retrievable access to existing databases,

Pak-China negotiations to focus on trade deficit reduction

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and China, on Thursday, started negotiations on the second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with the aim of reducing Pakistan’s trade deficit in bilateral trade and tariff concessions. The first phase of the FTA would conclude on December 31, 2012 and respective organisations of the two governments have started talks to finalise modalities for the second phase – to be implemented from January 2013. The current discussion would focus on devising a