Shakira flew back to her native Colombia this week to lay the first brick of a new school construction project in conjunction with her education charity. The pop superstar took time out from her ongoing ‘The Sun Comes Out’ World Tour to visit the project in the impoverished Loma del Peye region. Shakira was photographed carrying concrete slabs and helping fix them in place to mark the beginning of construction on the Cartegena de Indias school, which is being funded by her Barefoot
MOHALI – It was not India who won this war of attrition. It was Pakistan that turned out to be sub-par, sadly, every which way. This handed India its third shot on glory at the World stage. The two sub-continental teams take each other on in the World Cup final on April 2, and Pakistanis would rue that their boys would not be one of them.
The celebration here is going to be long and deafening; delivering the knock-out punch to arch-enemy on way to the final is the ultimate
FAISALABAD – Punjab Minister for Food, Mines and Minerals Chaudhary Abdul Ghafoor Khan has said that elements involved in the menace of adulteration and hoardings should be dealt with strictly. He said this while talking to journalists at the residence of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA and Parliamentary Secretary Nazia Raheel. He added that import and export policies must be reviewed to overcome the shortage of sugar and other essential commodities that often led to crisis. He said
KUWAIT – Kuwaitis demonstrating outside parliament for the prime minister’s ouster came up with a new symbol of Arab discontent on Tuesday by handing out watermelons.
“This is for the parliament’s poor performance,” one of the small band of protesters shouted as he gave a watermelon to a lawmaker making his way into the parliament. The significance was not spelled out, but in local parlance, a person who has a lack of understanding or holds an unrealistic point of view sometimes
COMMENT – Today’s match will be the 121st clash between the two teams in limited overs cricket and the seventh in the World Cup. Pakistan have a good record against Sri Lanka. They have won 70 and lost 46 in the 120 previous encounters between the two sides.
Three matches ended with out a result, while one match ended in a tie. Sri Lanka have a slightly edge over Pakistan in matches played in Sri Lanka. They have won 13 and lost 12 in the 27 matches played against Pakistan at
FAISALABAD – Faisalabad Police, during a snap checking, stopped an auto-rickshaw and arrested a terrorist and recovered two hand grenades from him. According to details, Lorry Addah police ordered the driver of an auto-rickshaw coming out of the local bus stand to stop for checking. When the passenger in the rickshaw saw the police, he jumped out of the vehicle and tried to flee on foot but he was arrested.
The police recovered two hand grenades from his possession. He was
HUB – At least 14 people were injured in a hand grenade attack on a mosque in Hub town on Sunday night. According to police sources, unidentified men hurled a hand grenade at the ablution centre a local mosque in the town, which injured 14 people, including worshippers and some passersby.
The injured were identified as Muhammad Hasan, Saeed Ahmed, Dilip Kumar, Saaedur Rehman, Constable Muhammad Umar, Qadir Bakhsh, Imran, Shabomal, Pawan, Bahadar Ali, Shair Ali, Noor Muhammad,
LAHORE/ISLAMABAD – As the United States again called for the release of Raymond Davis, the American ‘diplomat’ accused of killing two young men, saying that he acted in legitimate self-defence, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday blocked any move to free Davis, and put his name on the Exit Control List.
“I am restraining him (from being handed over to US authorities). Whether he has or does not have (diplomatic) immunity will be decided by the court,” ruled LHC CJ Ijaz Ahmed
LAHORE – The Lahore Police has finally requested the US Consulate’s deputy chief of protocol in writing to hand over the staffers involved in running over a youth in Lahore and the vehicle which was used in the incident.
A senior police officer, said on condition of anonymity, that the investigation team probing the incident had formally written a letter to the Protocol Deputy Chief of the US Consulate in Lahore for immediate custody of the officials who had run over Ubaidur
QUETTA – National Party Senior Vice President Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bezinjo has strongly criticised the government, saying that they had sought an apology first and then unleashed atrocities against the Balochs, setting new records comparable to their predecessors.
He said that Balochs could not present flowers to the rulers after receiving decomposed bodies of their youth. He was addressing a public gathering in Dera Allayar of Jaffarabad district on Sunday. “The incumbent
TEHRAN: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on Monday to arrest and hand over “known terrorists,” the Iranian leader’s office said on its website.
In a telephone call, the Iranian president “asked Zardari to order his country’s security forces to quickly arrest known terrorists and hand them over to the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Ahmadinejad’s office said in a statement posted on its website. The phone call followed a suicide attack last