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Yemenis protest, Gulf Arabs hope to resolve standoff

Yemenis protest, Gulf Arabs hope to resolve standoff

SANAA – Tens of thousands of people pressed opposition demands on Wednesday for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign, a standoff Gulf Arab ambassadors hope to help resolve at talks in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
The ambassadors, members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, met opposition figures at the Saudi embassy in Sanaa to issue an invitation after Saleh accepted the GCC mediation on Tuesday.
“We only expect something good from our brothers. But it will take time

Bureaucracy has ‘little time’ to resolve citizens’ grievances

KARACHI – Though, the bureaucracy is supposed to listen to the complaints of the masses, the Sindh bureaucracy, which have been assigned the task to resolve the issues of masses, are ignoring the people visiting their offices on regular basis, creating several problems for the poverty-stricken citizens, it has emerged.
Interestingly, the rules and regulations clearly state that the bureaucrat is bound to have at least an hour to meet the general public and listen to their

NA body on Law and Justice may resolve PPP, PML-N differences

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice is likely to meet during the upcoming session of the Lower House to thrash out differences between the PPP and the PML-N on a new accountability bill particularly on the qualification of the chairman of the accountability commission. The PPP and the PML-N are struggling since April 2009 to develop consensus on the proposed accountability commission and the meetings between the PML-N four member committee and the

‘Cricket diplomacy’ can’t resolve Indo-Pak disputes:Musharraf

ISLAMABAD – Former president Pervez Musharraf has warned against any undue optimism over Pakistan-India cricket diplomacy, but nonetheless praised Gilani-Manmohan meeting over the Mohali match.
Talking to an Indian TV channel, he said cricket diplomacy did not mean that all issues could or would automatically be resolved. “However, things can take turn for better,” he said. He declared Manmohan Singh’s invitation a step in the right direction.
The former president declared

Parliamentarians to resolve education policy issues

LAHORE – parliamentarians’ caucus has been set up on Thursday with the collaboration of UNICEF and Punjab education department to make efforts at policy making level for the promotion of education without any gender discrimination. “After Nepal, Pakistan is the second country where such a caucus has been established with UNICEF’s cooperation. According to UNICEF statistics only 20 students, out of a hundred enrolled in Pakistani schools, appear in Matric examination. After Nigeria and

Strauss hails England’s resolve

CHENNAI – Captain Andrew Strauss praised England’s character after a tense six-run win over South Africa reignited their World Cup campaign but said he did not want any more cliffhangers. England, just days after a shock three-wicket loss to minnows Ireland looked all but beaten as the in-form Proteas advanced to 63 without loss, chasing 172 for victory at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. The Ashes heroes had tied with India earlier in the tournament. “We’ve been involved

Government forms committee to resolve seniority issues at FBR

ISLAMABAD – The government has finally decided to resolve seniority issues which had triggered problems among customs and income tax group officers for the last few months. The government has constituted a departmental committee to submit recommendations within three weeks. A notification, issued by the Federal Board of Revenue on Thursday, said that the FBR chairman has constituted a committee to resolve issues of integration of the Inland Revenue Service.
Administration Member

Committee to resolve FBR seniority issues

ISLAMABAD – The government has decided to ponder over the seniority issues which were causing frustration among the customs and income tax group officers since last few months by constituting a departmental committee to get recommendations within three weeks.
A notification issued by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday said that the FBR chairman had constituted a committee to resolve the issues of integration of the Inland Revenue Service. Administration Member Tahir

DHA residents form committees to resolve issues

LAHORE – The DHA Resident Association constituted five standing committees on Wednesday to address all sorts of issues faced by residents and to improve working relationship with DHA administration on cordial grounds The step was taken in an Executive Council meeting held under DHA Residence Association (DHA RA) President Rohail Ikram’s headship at his office. DHA RA Secretary General Azam Nasir Chaudhry presented one month progress report at the meeting that thrashed out various

Gilani directs Shaikh to resolve circular debt issue

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday asked Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh to hold meetings with all the stakeholders and resolve the circular debt issue. In a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s House and also attended by Petroleum Secretary Imtiaz Qazi and PSO MD Irfan Qureshi, Gilani directed Shaikh to discuss the issue and come up with a solution after holding meetings with the secretaries of Petroleum, Water and Power and Railways at the earliest.

Resolve the Davis row now, US tells Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE – The United States on Thursday asked for an expeditious resolution of the row with Pakistan over the detention of Raymond Davis, an American national detained for killing two Pakistanis in Lahore, saying responsibility for his safety rests with the federal and Punjab governments.
Meanwhile in Lahore, Cantonment Judicial Magistrate Zafar Iqbal Sial granted bail to Davis for carrying an illegal handgun but extended his physical remand until February 11 in the

Zardari calls for Pak-Afghan move to resolve issues

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday called for Pak-Afghan joint efforts to resolve all issues disturbing regional peace, security and stability, saying there was no outside solution to bring stability and peace to the region.
He expressed these views during his meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Dr Zalmai Rassoul held at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The president reiterated that Pakistan believed in the policy of neutrality and non-interference in the internal affairs of

PSF manufacturers urged to resolve raw material issue

LAHORE – All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Gohar Ejaz has urged the Polyester Staple Fibre (PSF) manufacturers to rise to the occasion and resolve issues relating to availability of raw material to the textile industry.
He said Pakistan is the only country with odd fibre-mix at the ratio of 80 percent cotton and 20 percent Man Made Fibre (MMF) against world proportion of 40 percent cotton and 60 percent MMF. Consequently, he said, the textile industry has

Pakistan and Russia to resolve flights issue on table

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani and Russian authorities will meet next month to resolve the issue of refusal of Russian authorities to allow Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s 32 flights to cross Russia’s airspace.
According to a source in the ministry of defense, the Russian authorities had desired to hold a meeting with Pakistani authorities after the latter warned that in case permission was not granted to PIA, the Russian designated carrier, Aeroflot, will not be allowed to

‘US can help resolve Kashmir issue’

GENEVA – The US could play a key role in allaying Pakistan’s fears about India by getting involved in a solution to the Kashmir dispute, a senior Pakistani diplomat said on Friday. Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Zamir Akram, said attempts by India and Pakistan to negotiate a settlement were derailed after 2006 by Hindu or Muslim “extremist” groups in each country.
“Unfortunately the momentum has been lost,” he told journalists. When asked what single

Punjab acquiring 100,000 tonnes of sugar to resolve crisis

LAHORE: In a bid to rein in the price of sugar in the province, the Punjab government has decided to acquire 100,000 tonnes of imported sugar from the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP).
In this regard, Punjab Food Secretary Irfan Elahi has left for Karachi to purchase the requisite sugar stock. Talking to reporters at the airport, Elahi said the provincial government had decided to control skyrocketing price of sugar and he was going to Karachi to make immediate arrangements

Sindh government and HESCO finally resolve to resolve disputes

KARACHI: In a bid to settle the long running dispute between the Sindh government and the Hyderabad Electric Supply Corporation (HESCO) over outstanding dues of Rs27 billion; the two entities have composed field committees to properly scrutinize the details of the case.
The field committees, constituted of officials of both the Sindh government and HESCO, would evaluate the electricity bills issued to the sub-department of the provincial government in various districts excluding