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Mullen to raise spy concerns with Pakistan top brass

ISLAMABAD – The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived in Islamabad Wednesday for talks with Pakistan’s top general expected to address concerns over official links with militants in the region.
Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI) has long-been held to keep contact with militants operating in the wild tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border who plague US-led forces fighting the Afghan war.
Admiral Mike Mullen’s trip follows a visit to

Govt will explore means to raise cotton production

ISLAMABAD – The government plans to explore rain fed (Barani) areas for enhancing cotton cultivation as the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has offered complete financial support for boosting the cotton production to 20 million bales during the next few years. According to an official source, the offer was made by the conglomerate of textile exporters at the meeting of the specially formed committee to enhance cotton production. APTMA representatives stressed enhancing

Teachers protest for pay raise

LAHORE – Various organizations of teachers community staged a protest demonstration for the demands of pay raise and other benefits, here in front of Press Club on Monday. The protesters were carrying placards and banners were chanting slogans in favour of their demands.
Addressing the gathering Muhammad Nasir and others urged the government’s concerned authorities for giving proper benefits to the teachers. They demanded of the government to increase the pay package of the

Oxford scholars raise concern against HEC’s devolution

ISLAMABAD – Following local students, civil society and intellectuals’ opposition to the devolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to provinces, PhD scholars studying at the Oxford University have initiated efforts to avert the proposed devolution and expressed concern in their letter addressed to the Pakistan’s High Commission in London.
Seventeen HEC PhD scholars at Oxford and Oxford Pakistan Society on Monday wrote a letter to High Commissioner Syed Wajid Shamsul

Transporters raise fares as petroleum prices up again

FAISALABAD – Another cruel increase in petroleum prices has tightened the noose around the poverty-stricken people who are already at the brink of collapse and nobody can imagine what is going to happen in this country. People from all walks of life have condemned the increase in petroleum prices. A consumer outside a petrol station of Faisalabad said it is like pulling away the clothes from our bodies. The man dressed in cheap but nice clothes who seemed to be an office clerk is, in

CAA officers protest delay in pay raise

LAHORE – Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Officers Association of Pakistan has decided to launch a protest against the delay in the implementation of salary increase and in this connection they would only perform duties as stated in the rule book from March 30; no additional duties would be performed.
While addressing a press conference, Association President Ghulam Mustafa Khan Mirani said from March 30, all Operation and Technical and Administrative Units in all 42 airports of

Specialists raise consciousness about kidney disorders

LAHORE – Every year almost 17,000 people fall victim to kidney failure across Pakistan, Shaikh Zayed Hospital Chairman and Dean Professor Dr Muhammad Saeed said on Thursday. He expressed these views during a seminar held at Shaikh Zayed Hospital to mark the World Kidney Day. The International Society of Nephrology has selected “protect your kidneys and save your heart” as the theme for this year. In his speech, Dr Saeed said that the main cause of this fatal disease was diabetes, high

ISL plans to raise Rs 3.0b through public offering

KARACHI – International Steels Limited (ISL) plans to raise around Rs 3.0 billion rupees through public offering. This was stated by the Managing Director Towfiq Habib Chinoy at ISL’s inauguration ceremony, held on Friday. Earlier, the Rs. 8.7 billion steel mill was inaugurated by Almas Chinoy, wife of the late Amir Chinoy – founder of the International Industries. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Sumitomo Corporation Senior Managing Director Kazuhisa Togashi, JFE Steel

Government to raise $2b from shares of banks, energy companies

ISLAMABAD – The government plans to raise $ 2 billion by offloading shares of banks and energy companies on the local stock exchanges as well as exchangeable bonds in the international markets to bridge the rising fiscal deficit during the current fiscal year. Privatisation Minister Syed Naveed Qamar said in a statement that the government would offload some of its shares in the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), Habib Bank Limited (HBL), Kot Addu Power Company (KAPCO) and Pakistan

WASA staff’s protest for raise in salaries continues

HAFIZABAD – The protest of Water Management Department’s employees, demanding increase in their salaries, entered the 8th day. The joint action committee leaders, Zafar Iqbal, Mazaffar Siddique and Amir Shahzad said the government was neither regularising employees nor was it raising their salaries though highly educated engineers, agriculture experts, sub-engineers and computer programmers, serving in the department.
They added that 2,200 families of these employees were facing

PMA to launch movement demanding salary raise

LAHORE – The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Monday announced to launch a countrywide movement for demands of a “Special Salary Package for Doctors and Regular Service Structure with Time Scale Promotions” and a combined meeting of all doctors’ organisations working in all provinces would be called at the PMA House soon in which final decisions regarding the protest and strike of doctors would be taken.
PMA office bearers Dr Ashraf Nizami, Dr Akhtar Rashid, Dr Tanveer