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India plans to turn Pakistan barren

India plans to turn Pakistan barren

FAISALABAD – Government College University Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Professor Doctor Zakir Hussain has said that Sindh Taas Water Treaety between Pakistan and India has deprived Pakistan of three main rivers while by constructing dams on remaining two rivers, India has laid down a plan to turn Pakistan into a barren territory.
He was addressing as a chief guest at the closing ceremony of a 10-day training workshop on Farm Water Management organised by Water Management Research

Ministry plans to counter petrol shortage

ISLAMABAD: The petroleum minister has drawn a new plan to counter the petroleum products’ shortage by stressing private oil marketing companies (OMC) to build more oil depots at centralised places and establish refineries in the northern parts of the country. According to official sources, the plan was made after the suspension of oil supply due to the floods in July this year.
They said the supply position at present was normal as local refineries were producing 4,000 tons of

Afghanistan plans national electronic ID cards

KABUL: War-torn Afghanistan lacks basic national infrastructure, yet on Sunday the government unveiled plans for a $100 million electronic identification system with cards to be issued to all Afghans within five years.
A chip in the wallet-size identification cards will hold a drivers’ licence, vehicle registration, signature and voting registration and would aid fairer, more transparent and efficient future elections, the Ministry of Communications said.
After three

Afridi plans to retire on winning note

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi plans to hang his shoes after leading his team to the 2011 World Cup title.
“It is my desire to win the World Cup title for Pakistan before leaving the cricket scene,” he said on the sidelines of the training camp here at the National Cricket Academy.
He said that although they won T20 World Cup in England but his ultimate desire is to lead Pakistan to the World Cup title next year in the sub-continent.
Afridi pointed out that 2010

Pakistan plans to seek IMF loan extension

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to seek an extension of an $11 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan programme to win more time to implement the reforms needed to secure the next tranche, a finance ministry official said.
The IMF’s programme, agreed in November 2008, has kept the US ally’s fragile economy afloat, and is increasingly critical for Pakistan as it grapples with a widening fiscal deficit and the devastation of the summer floods. Finance Ministry Secretary Salman

CDA plans to begin bus service for twin cities

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned to launch a new bus service by March next to meet the growing needs of commuters, traveling between the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. A CDA official informed Pakistan Today on Monday that two local firms had pre-qualified to run 35 buses on four proposed routes likely to be approved in the next meeting of civic body’s Board of Directors.
He said the successful bidder would get interest free government loan

United States plans diplomatic shake-up after WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON: The United States is planning a major reshuffle of diplomats, military officers and intelligence operatives who have been compromised by the WikiLeaks scandal, a report said Sunday.
US news website The Daily Beast wrote that the WikiLeaks disclosures may have made it “dangerous” if not impossible for those found to have been strongly critical of corrupt or incompetent governments to do their job.
“We’re going to have to pull out some of our best people…

Japan plans to import mangoes from Pakistan next year

ISLAMABAD: Official sources have indicated that Japan plans to import Pakistani mangoes from next year and has shown keen interest in investing in the country’s dairy and horticulture sectors.
An eight-member delegation of the Japan Agriculture Association (JA) group led by its Vice Chairman Yasuhiro Nakagawa held meetings with the Agriculture Minister Nazar M Gondal and officials of Board of Investment (BOI) here on Monday.
According to official sources, JA delegation was

Pakistan cautiously backs NATO’s Afghan plans

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Sunday it was satisfied with NATO’s plans to hand over control to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014, but cautioned against any withdrawal that did not acknowledge “ground realities”.
At a conference in Lisbon, NATO agreed on Saturday to hand control of security in Afghanistan to Afghan forces by 2014 as several Western nations seek an exit from almost a decade of war deeply unpopular among their people.
NATO said it could halt combat

Zeeshan plans revenge in India clash

Pakistan hockey captain Zeeshan Ashraf is confident that his team can end its losing streak against India and tame the arch-rivals in next month’s Asian Games at Guangzhou, China.
Pakistan and India will meet in a crucial Pool B encounter in the Asian Games hockey event on November 20. “We have to win our match against India at any cost,” Zeeshan said in an interview on Thursday. “We played badly against them in our last match but we won’t repeat the same mistakes

Italy plans to denude forest to fight prostitution

An Italian region struggling with policing the sex trade along a heavily wooded road has come up with a novel solution: Just chop down the forest.
The regional government of Abruzzo in central Italy has tried 24-hour patrols, raids and cameras to curb the rampant sex trade on the Bonifica del Tronto road — all to no effect.
Finally, Angelo di Paolo, the regional government’s notoriously decisive public works chief, decided that fighting the forest would be much easier then