DAMASCUS – A new governor has been appointed to the southern town of Daraa, the unexpected hub of the Syrian protest movement, the official SANA news agency reported on Monday, while a Facebook group urged rallies in honour of those killed in the unrest. President Bashar al-Assad, who is facing unprecedented domestic pressure as protesters demand greater freedoms and test his family’s four-decade grip on power, has made a string of gestures hinting at change. He appointed Mohammad
LAHORE – Mobilink – Pakistan’s market leader in cellular services and a part of Orascom Telecom Holding – has launched the ‘Such Talent – What’s Your Jazba’ activation in 100 colleges and universities across Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and other towns.
The two-fold programme not only presents a platform for youth to showcase talent but is also a recruitment drive to create a panel of ambassadors who will be trained and groomed by the Jazba team for a period of six months. In the
ISLAMABAD – Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Farzana Raja has said that the BISP is a comprehensive social rehabilitation initiative which enjoys constitutional cover as well as the trust and confidence of the people of Pakistan. Speaking at Radio Pakistan’s programme ‘Aaj Shaam, Murtaza Solangi ke Saath’ on Monday, she as a result of ongoing poverty survey throughout Pakistan, the number of beneficiary families registered with the BISP would reach to five million.
CAIRO – Egypt’s embattled government on Thursday announced steps aimed at defusing a bloody revolt, as protesters battled pro-regime militants for control of Cairo’s Tahrir Square and spurned an offer to talk. As fighting between protesters and government loyalists raged into a second night, with an unidentified foreigner beaten to death in the square and a hypermarket torched in a Cairo suburb, a number of live feeds by foreign television channels had gone dead – apparently over
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government is vigorously pursuing the recent progress made in a meeting of the EU foreign ministers, which granted market access to Pakistani goods into the European trade markets.
The President was hopeful that such steps would boost Pakistan’s economy and address unemployment. According to the Presidency Spokesman, he said this while he was talking to the Chairman of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Ejaz