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Roads around Khanna Pull in shambles

The road infrastructure around Khanna Pull area is fast vanishing -thanks to the indifferent attitude of Capital Development Authority (CDA). While the approach road along Islamabad Highway has deteriorated over a period

Pakistan pull out from Asian U21 Snooker

KARACHI – Pakistan have pulled out from the Asian Under-21 Snooker Championship, schedule to be held in Keish Island, Iran from April 9 to 14, Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) announced here on Saturday.
“We are pulling out of the Asian Under-19 Snooker due to lack of funding from the Pakistan Sports Board and Federal Sports Ministry,” President PBSA Alamgir Shaikh told a news conference at Karachi Club along with PBSA official Munawar Shaikh and Secretary KC

Puppet masters pull Lahoris’ strings

LAHORE – “Life is crazy,” says Rohana Deva. “People are actors and their life is a stage…and love…is mad.” Deva is quoting the song that his puppet character has been singing on stage. The character, a king, is pensive and performs alone on stage. He is a doll about a hundred years old, with only a slight chip on his nose, but that cannot be seen from far off in the audience. He wears a royal costume of black with gold embroidery, and his eyes are painted and elongated in the same way

Japan scrambles to pull nuclear plant back from brink of disaster

TOKYO – Japan’s nuclear crisis appeared to be spinning out of control on Wednesday after workers withdrew briefly from a stricken power plant because of surging radiation levels and a helicopter failed to drop water on the most troubled reactor. In a sign of desperation, the police will try to cool spent nuclear fuel at one of the facility’s reactors with water cannon, which is normally used to quell riots.
Early in the day another fire broke out at the earthquake-crippled

Opposition leaders vow to pull country out of crisis

ISLAMABAD – Leaders of the major opposition parties in the National Assembly on Friday got together at the residence of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman to discuss the prevailing political situation in the country.
The leaders included PML-Q President Shujaat Hussain and MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Fazl said no grand political alliance was in the offing. However, he said all the political parties were united on

India to pull 10,000 troops from Kashmir

NEW DELHI – India plans to withdraw 10,000 paramilitary troops from Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) in 2011 and renew efforts to hold talks in the rebellion-hit region, a top government official said on Sunday. A separatist insurgency has raged in IHK, and at least 114 people died in street protests last summer in pitched battles with security forces.
“I think this year we can easily take out 10 battalions (10,000 personnel), if not more,” Indian Home Secretary Gopal Pillai said.

Strings pull strings; crowd sings along

LAHORE – Famous music band, Strings’ concert was organised in the Lahore University of Management Science’s Young Leaders Entrepreneurial Summit on Thursday.
The grounds behind the LUMS Sports Complex echoed with beats, plunking everybody into motion. And to say that Strings outdid themselves would be the understatement of the century; these guys know how to perform.
It seemed that people had high expectations from the night, as large number of people flocked to the

Pull up your socks, PM tells Finance, Power ministries

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday directed Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh to form a wing or a cell to expedite resolution of issues regarding release of allocations to the ministries or departments concerned and the provincial governments.
Chairing a meeting with the government’s financial team, Gilani stressed the need for an efficient functioning of all the ministries and departments involved in restructuring public sector enterprises to speed up the

Police pull up socks ahead of Eid

LAHORE: Lahore Police has decided to continue with the strategy of deploying extra security personnel at sensitive places instead of adopting any scientific method to prevent terrorist attacks on Eidul Azha, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Around 10,000 policemen including Elite Force commandoes would be deployed to protect sensitive places including mosques, imambargahs, parks and bazaars. In order to chalk out a comprehensive security strategy for Eid, Lahore Police officials held a

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