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Offensive in north waziristan – Foreign pressure unacceptable: FO

Offensive in north waziristan – Foreign pressure unacceptable: FO

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday said it would not accept any foreign pressure for launching a military offensive against the Al Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants in North Waziristan, which the United States believes has become the hub of global terrorism.
“Washington knows our position, our viewpoint on full-scale operations in North Waziristan very well and we will move ahead at a time of our own choosing,” Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said while addressing his weekly

Citizens use compressors to boost gas pressure

LAHORE – Citizens have discovered a new way to circumvent the low gas pressure and Sui gas load-shedding. A number of domestic, commercial and industrial gas consumers in the city have installed pressure pumps or compressors on their gas supply lines to boost gas pressure, Pakistan Today has learnt.
IT’S SAFE AND AFFORDABLE: Muhammad Ramazan, a refrigerator mechanic at College Road, said one could easily avoid low gas pressure by installing a used or new refrigerator compressor

Pressure mounts on Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo after deadline expires

ABIDJAN – Pressure ratcheted up on Sunday on Ivory Coast’s defiant leader Laurent Gbagbo to quit even as his rival faced the threat of a mob attack on his internationally recognised government’s headquarters.
Gbagbo’s notorious “Street General”, Minister for Youth Charles Ble Goude, had urged Ivorian youths to rise up after the New Year to seize control of Alassane Ouattara’s headquarters in the waterfront Golf Hotel resort. But as the African Union mediator in the crisis, Kenyan

Cole double sinks Fulham to ease pressure on Grant

LONDON – Carlton Cole scored his first ever Premier League double as West Ham eased the pressure on boss Avram Grant with a crucial 3-1 win at Fulham on Sunday.
Grant has been edging closer to the sack in recent weeks as West Ham struggled to climb off the bottom of the Premier League, but the former Chelsea manager earned a stay of execution thanks to Cole’s heroics.
The England striker, recalled as one of Grant’s five changes for the crunch clash, cancelled out an early

South Africa look to heap pressure on India

DURBAN – South Africa will be seeking to wrap up a series victory against India, the team ranked number one in Test cricket, in the second Test which starts at Kingsmead on Sunday.
South African captain Graeme Smith said his players wanted to carry on in the dominant form they showed in winning the first Test at Centurion by an innings and 25 runs on Monday. Smith and his side will also be eyeing the prospect of taking over the number one ranking if they win all three Tests

Govt will not bow to foreign pressure: PM

ISLAMABAD – The government and the opposition on Thursday expressed unity to protect national sovereignty and pledged that no foreign power would be allowed to dictate Pakistan.
“It is a wrong perception that the US would dictate us when and where to launch operation… the nation will take a decision on this issue… the government will not compromise on national security and integrity,” Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said in the National Assembly while responding to a point

Low gas pressure for domestic connections

LAHORE: Gas pressure for the domestic users remained low on Tuesday because of uninterrupted gas supplies to the industries, said Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) sources. Citizens’ problems magnified as they could not cook food because of low gas pressure.
The domestic consumers said their interests were not being safeguarded by the provincial government. The domestic consumers in Multan Road, Kotlakhpat, Township, WAPDA Town, Baghbanpura, Misri Shah, Shadbagh, Iqbal

Gbagbo defiant as UN, EU pile on pressure

ABIDJAN: Tension mounted between Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo and the international community on Monday, as the United Nations complained of rights abuses and the European Union slapped sanctions on him. Gbagbo has rejected demands he cede power to his rival Alassane Ouattara, and has instead ordered UN peacekeepers to leave the country, stirring fears the fragile West African state might plunge back into chaos. The United Nations has refused Gbagbo’s order to withdraw its

Low gas pressure irks citizens

LAHORE: Gas pressure to domestic users in many parts of the city remained low on Sunday irking citizens and the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has failed to ensure gas pressure for domestic users despite closing industries and CNG stations, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Domestic consumers in the Allama Iqbal Town, Johar Town, WAPDA Town, Township, Mughalpura, Mustafabad, Wahdat Road and other areas complained that low gas pressure was persisting since the last 15 days.

Low gas pressure rules at CNG stations

LAHORE – Gas pressure to CNG stations remained low on Saturday while many stations were closed owing to gas shortage causing a lot of inconvenience to people amid the All Pakistan CNG Association’s appeal to Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani to consult all stakeholders for tackling the gas crisis.
All CNG stations at the Johar Town, College Road, Peco Road and the Allama Iqbal Town were either closed or could not sell CNG to people owing to gas shortage. Citizens complained

India under pressure to deliver in SA

CENTURION: India will be under pressure to justify their number one ranking by winning away from home when they play second-placed South Africa in a three-match Test series starting at Centurion on Thursday.
India have not lost a home series since going down 2-1 to Australia in 2004, but their away form has been less impressive and South Africa captain Graeme Smith said they were under pressure to show they could win in foreign conditions.
India have won just one of 12

Gujranwala women take to the streets to protest low gas pressure

GUJRANWALA: Hundreds of housewives expressed their anger against the shortage of gas by laying siege to the regional office of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited for hours, breaking window glasses and damaging furniture.
The SNGPL regional general manager was also trapped inside the building during the protest.
Reportedly, a large number of areas in the city are receiving low gas pressure or a total shut down, forcing the women to take to the streets in protest.

CNG remains elusive, stations closed owing to low pressure

LAHORE: CNG could not be found in most areas of Lahore on Sunday, as CNG stations were closed owing to low gas pressures. A large number of motorists were seen roaming from one CNG station to another and the commodity was not even available in Johar Town, a known hub of CNG stations, Garden Town, Model Town, Allama Iqbal Town, Faisal Town, Muslim Town, Canal View, Gulberg, Shadman and Mughalpura.
Stations selling CNG had long car queues lined up, as commuters rushed to fill

Villa sink Albion to ease pressure on Houllier

BIRMINGHAM: Stewart Downing and Emile Heskey eased the pressure on Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier as their goals clinched a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. Downing’s first half strike set Villa on their way to only their second win in 11 matches and helped boost Houllier’s popularity levels after his Liverpool love-in.
And Heskey notched a fortunate second ten minutes from time at Villa Park to secure a memorable end to a nightmare seven days for the

China says will not yield to Nobel pressure

BEIJING: China will not yield to outside pressure on jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, striking a combative tone the day before the award is due to be formally bestowed.
Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu denounced what she said were “double standards” applied to China’s legal system, and criticised the US House of Representatives for calling on China to release Liu and his wife, Liu Xia, who is under house arrest.

Major WikiLeaks donor under pressure in Germany

BERLIN: A major WikiLeaks donor is in trouble in Germany for not filing its accounts on time, but authorities insisted Tuesday this was unrelated to its ties to the under-fire whistle-blowing organisation.
The Wau Holland Foundation, which has reportedly transferred 750,000 euros (one million dollars) in donations from the public to WikiLeaks, has been sent a second reminder to file its 2009 accounts.
“But this has nothing to do with WikiLeaks,” Michael Conrad, a spokesman

Political pressure blocks appointment of KU Islamic Learning dean

KARACHI: The growing political pressure has become a hurdle in appointment of faculty of Islamic learning dean at the University of Karachi despite passing nearly two years of Jalaluddin Noori’s suspension as a dean, Pakistan Today learnt on Monday.
Faculty of Islamic Learning has been working without permanent dean for the last 21 months due to growing political pressure for reappointment of Jalaluddin Noori as dean. Noori was suspended by syndicate of the varsity when he was