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Spain detains Pakistani suspect in Al Qaeda probe

Spain detains Pakistani suspect in Al Qaeda probe

BARCELONA – Spanish police have arrested a Pakistani suspected of being part of a ring that forged passports for Al Qaeda-linked groups, a police statement said on Friday. Police said they had hunted for the suspect since Dec 1 when they swooped on gang and arrested seven people – six Pakistanis and a Nigerian – in Barcelona.
According to police, the detained man “participated with the people arrested in December in sending stolen passports to Thailand and collecting money to

Pakistani businessmen urged to explore international markets

GUJRANWALA – Brunei Darussalam High Commissioner Abdul Jalil Ahmad has said that Pakistani products are the best in quality with the lowest prices in the world. He said this while visiting the “Made in Pakistan Industrial Exhibition” at Gujranwala Business Centre the other day. He said Pakistani businessmen should explore international markets and hold industrial exhibitions abroad.
Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) former president Nawaz Ahmad Bajwa, Abdul

Pakistani millers oppose Indian sugar import

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani millers oppose sugar imports from India because of fears New Delhi may dump surplus product and hurt the domestic industry, an industry official has said. Pakistan imposes no import duty on White sugar and the government in September waived a 25 percent duty on raw sugar.
This was to encourage the private sugar sector to import sugar to meet feared shortages after August flood damage reduced the 2010/11 crop to 3.2 million tonnes. But government and

Government opposes citizenship to Pakistani women’s foreign spouses

ISLAMABAD – The government is opposed to the grant of citizenship to the foreigners who are married to Pakistani women as it believes the permission would pave the way for back-door entry of anti-state elements into the country.
Interior Secretary Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry told the National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior on Monday that the same kind of proposal was rejected by the then standing committee on interior and the law ministry in 2005 on similar grounds of

Real threat to Pakistan from within – No US boots on Pakistani soil: Biden

ISLAMABAD – US troops would not launch an offensive in North Waziristan Agency (NWA), US Vice President Joseph Biden assured Pakistan on Wednesday, Online reported.
During a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kiyani, Biden said the US troops would not “impose a war on Pakistan in the name of expanding counterterrorism efforts beyond Afghanistan”, adding that Washington wanted Islamabad to launch a full-fledge military offensive in North Waziristan without any further

Mani fears harsh penalties for Pakistani trio

LAHORE – Former ICC President Ehsan Mani believes that the ICC wants thorough investigation before announcing the final verdict in the spot-fixing case.
Mani believes that the tribunal does not want any stone unturned before drawing the final conclusion. Mani also feared harsh punishment for the suspended trio. “I have no doubt in the ability of Michael Beloff and his team. It’s a high profile case and the delay was expected. Not to forgot that the players have a right to

Pakistani textile exports up 22.37 percent

ISLAMABAD – Federal Textile Industry Minister Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan has said that that textile exports picked up to and increased by 22.37 percent during the period from July to December 2010 compared to the same period in the last financial year.
Rana Farooq said that the prompt implementation of the textile policy chalked out in 2009 was steering the textile industry in right direction as can be seen in the sustained growth in textile exports in the last two years.

Judgment day looms for Pakistani trio

LAHORE – he fate of the Pakistan cricket’s tainted trio is likely to be decided on Tuesday (today) as the ICC’s hearing into the spot-fixing allegations moves towards conclusion.
Mohammad Aamir was cross-examined by the ICC lawyers on Monday and the tribunal members will give final touches to the verdict which is likely to be announced today.
It has been learnt that the ICC examined the phone record of the players.
Earlier, Salman Butt amd Mohammad Amir were quizzed

Veena denigrating Pakistani women: Meera

LAHORE – Pakistani actress Meera is not happy with the way her fellow actress Veena Malik conducted herself on Colors’ reality show ‘Bigg Boss 4’ and accuses her of portraying Pakistani women in poor light.
“Veena Malik is acting very cheap. The way she presented herself in front of Indian audiences is not right. She is denigrating the image of Pakistani women. This is not how women in Pakistan are,” Meera, who is in India to shoot for director Faizal Khan’s Hindi movie ‘Om

US worried by reports of illegal Pakistani detentions

WASHINGTON – The US is voicing concern over reports from human rights groups that Pakistan’s security forces are holding thousands of political separatists without charge, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Citing a State Department report to Congress last month, the Times said the Obama administration was alarmed by reports that separatists, mostly from Pakistan’s Balochistan province, had been detained over the past decade and were being held incommunicado.
Some of

No foreign troops will be allowed on Pakistani soil: army

ISLAMABAD – Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Major General Athar Abbas has said that no foreign troops would be allowed to launch ground offensive in the Tribal Areas and an operation continued in the Tribal Areas to maintain law and order.
Major General Abbas said foreign troops had neither been allowed to conduct ground operations in Pakistan, nor would they be allowed to do so in the future.
He said the arrival of terrorists from across the border was the

Pakistani bodybuilders praised

LAHORE – Federal Secretary Sports Aziz Ahmed Bilour sees great potential in Pakistan bodybuilders because of their superior physical structure and healthy lifestyle.
He made these comments while giving medals to bodybuilders at a ceremony of the 31st National Games, Peshawar. Bilour said that Pakistan bodybuilders had made a mark at the international level and won recognition in various competitions.
In the South Asian Bodybuilding Championship held in Nepal, Pakistani

Thailand returns 8 Pakistani prisoners

ISLAMABAD – Eight Pakistani prisoners in Thailand were formally handed over to Pakistan’s Ambassador to Thailand Sohail Mahmood by Thailand’s Director General of the Department of Corrections Chartchai Suthiklom under the agreement on “Cooperation in the Transfer of Offenders and Enforcement of Penal Sentences” on Tuesday.
“This transfer represents close cooperation between Pakistan and Thailand,” foreign office statement said. The agreement on the transfer of offenders was

India returns 76 Pakistani prisoners

LAHORE – Seventy-six Pakistani prisoners, including two women and two children, were handed over to Pakistan Rangers at Wagha Border by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF)on Tuesday.
These prisoners were detained because of various charges including over-stay, tempering visa and illegal border crossing and were released by Indian government some days ago.
The Edhi Foundation Lahore provided food, packets of juice, fruits and biscuits to the prisoners.

Pakistani IT firm ‘on top of the world’ in Blackberry apps

ISLAMABAD: Photo editing software developed by Pakistani technology firm Five Rivers became the best selling paid-for application for the Blackberry. Lahore-based Five Rivers said its Photo Editor Suite had hit the top spot across all sectors on Blackberry’s AppWorld store.
“This is extremely good news for us and especially for the Pakistani IT industry,” Mahe Zehra Husain, the head of operations and product management at Five Rivers Technology. “We feel we are on top of the

DHA culture is not Pakistani, says CJP

LAHORE: Life in Gawalmandi and Nisbat Road in Lahore depicts true Pakistani culture and the culture flourishing in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore is not Pakistani culture in any way, Chief Justice (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Tuesday.
He made these remarks while hearing a petition filed by the DHA seeking court permission to deny passage rights to residents of bordering housing societies such as Punjab Society, so that DHA’s security and culture of

BP sells Pakistani assets for $775 million

LONDON: BP said it had agreed to sell a portfolio of oil and gas assets in Pakistan to Hong Kong-listed United Energy Group for $775 million as it raises cash to pay for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP said on Tuesday that the planned disposal of its upstream assets in Pakistan brought to $21.8 billion the amount that the company has raised, or agreed sales on, in recent months. The $775 million value of the disposal was higher than the $690 million analysts estimated the assets