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Hindu trader goes missing

A young Hindu trader named Suresh Kumar Maharaj went missing on Thursday after he had been to a mobile phone franchise near the Municipal Complex, Mirpurkhas Suresh’s family including his uncle fear

Another Baloch youth goes missing

A Baloch youth has been reported missing from the Boat Basin area and his family suspects the hand of intelligence agencies behind his disappearance. Asif Rind, son of Mohammad Yousuf, had gone

Stoner goes atop at Silverstone

Australia’s Casey Stoner replaced Jorge Lorenzo at the top of the MotoGP standings after winning his fourth race of the season at a soggy British Grand Prix on Sunday. Lorenzo succumbed to

Punjab goes dry on fuel

Problems caused by the closure of Attock Refinery because of a technical fault were compounded when the Byco Refinery was shut down for non-payment of circular debt, resulting in a severe petroleum

FBR goes on the warpath

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has once again decided to take a stick to ensure tax compliance and strict enforcement. The tax administration has pinpointed over 700,000 major tax evaders through cross

Half the city goes dark

LAHORE – Half of the city went in the dark due to a massive shortfall in electricity as the National Control Centre (NCC) closed 60% of the city’s grid stations for an hour on Wednesday. Only after 10 hours of a briefing by Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Director General (DG) Muhammad Khalid in which he claimed that no unscheduled outages were occurring in the country, power outages between 11 to 16 hours were seen all over the country. For the first time this season, the

Sahiwal CNG Association goes on strike against gas cuts

SAHIWAL – The Sahiwal CNG Association observed a complete strike in protest against two-day gas load shedding carried out by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL). A protest rally was also carried out from Chowk Yadgar to Sui gas office that was led by association’s President Haji Muhammad Riaz.
Offices bearers Ch Suleman Ahmad, Mirza Jafar, Ch Muhammad Akram, Rana Nisar Ahmad, Mian Amjid Munir, Ch Rashid Hameed, Muhammad Tariq and Ch Muhammad Usman were also present in the

Rupee goes from strength to strength

KARACHI – The Pakistani Rupee has continued to gain strength against US dollar as the intraday interbank rate reached Rs 84.0 per dollar, the lowest level since April 28, 2010. The rupee has so far appreciated by 1.8 percent in the current fiscal year, while it has beefed up by 2.7 percent since its recent low on September 30, 2010 (Rs 86.33 per dollar).
The prime reason for this appears to be the contained current account deficit, at $98 million in 8MFY11 compared to $3.0

Indian state goes to polls in test for Congress

NEW DELHI – The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu went to the polls on Wednesday in an election that is seen as testing the extent of public anger against the federal ruling Congress party battling a string of corruption scandals and high food prices.
Tamil Nadu, a swing state that helps give Congress a parliamentary majority, is ruled by the regional DMK party, a ruling coalition ally linked to a multi-billion dollar telecoms graft scandal that has roiled Asia’s third-largest

Sania goes down to China’s Shuai

CHARLESTON – Indian qualifier Sania Mirza bowed out of the singles event of the WTA Family Circle Cup but advanced to the doubles semifinals along with Elena Vesnina. Sania’s brilliant singles run ended with a 6-2, 2-6, 2-6 quarter-final defeat against Chinese 11th seed Peng Shuai at the USD 721,000 hard court tournament.
In the one-hour 33 minutes contest, first service played a huge role in the outcome of the match as the Chinese raised the level of the game by a few notches

Punjab Police’s website goes functional

LAHORE – The official website of the Punjab Police started functioning on Thursday on directives of Punjab Police Inspector General Javed Iqbal.
According to details, the website www.punjabpolice.gov.pk was redesigned by Police Headquarters (PHQ) Computers Additional Director Shaheen Khalid with assistance of the Punjab Information Technology Board.
Information regarding history of the Punjab Police, three levels of recruitment in the police department, police initiatives,

In pursuit of ‘meritocracy’, KESC goes for ‘pay for performance’ policy

KARACHI – For creating performance-related accountability within the organisation and promoting meritocracy, the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has recently concluded its ‘Performance Management System-2010’ which envisages a “performance only” work atmosphere in the utility.
According to a press statement, this system was based on two evaluation cycles: the first cycle ended June 30 and the second concluded on December 31.
For the first time in the history of the

Punjab Legislation Project goes online

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday inaugurated the website of the Online Legislation Project, “Awareness about Law for Everyone” at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. The website will promote public awareness about laws and policies of various departments of the provincial government. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that online provision of information to the general public about laws of government departments was a revolutionary step of the Punjab