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India offers to sell cheap electricity to Pakistan

India offers to sell cheap electricity to Pakistan

NEW DELHI – At a time when Pakistan is facing acute shortage of electricity, India has offered to sell power at cheap rates to its energy-starved neighbour, Commerce Secretary Zafar Mehmood said Wednesday.
India’s offer will be discussed at the meeting of the Commerce Secretaries of India and Pakistan to be held in Islamabad during April 27-28, Mehmood told the media.
However, he did not give details, including when New Delhi had made the offer, the Economic Times quoted a

Arsenal fans urged not to sell shares to Kroenke

LONDON – Arsenal supporters who own shares in the club are being told not to sell to American billionaire Stan Kroenke, who this week agreed a takeover deal. “The AST (Arsenal Supporters Trust) and Arsenal Fanshare scheme will not be selling the shares it owns and urges all supporters to reject this offer,” said the AST in a statement.
“Arsenal is too important to be owned by any one person. The AST wants to work with Stan Kroenke to keep Arsenal supporters involved in the club’s

Obama gears up for hard sell on Libya

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama to give a prime-time address to the nation aimed at winning the support of a war-weary American public for the military intervention in Libya.
After inheriting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president finds himself embroiled in yet another conflict, this time one of his own choosing and one that many at home are not convinced by.
In his address at 7:30 pm (2330 GMT) from the National Defense University in

Russia vows to sell missiles to Syria

MOSCOW – Russia announced on Saturday that it intended to fulfil its contract to supply Syria with cruise missiles despite the turmoil shaking the Arab world and Israel’s furious condemnation of the deal.
“The contract is in the implementation stage,” news agencies quoted Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov as saying. Russia initially agreed to send a large shipment of anti-ship Yakhont cruise missiles to Syria in 2007 under the terms of a controversial deal that was only

LHC advises PR to sell land to pay workers

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Monday warned Pakistan Railways (PR) authorities, if the department remains unable to pay salaries to its legal advisors, huge residences of officials at Mayo Garden would be sold for this purpose.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed made these observations after Railways’ legal advisor Sarfraz Cheema stated that salaries have been paid to some legal advisors only. Railways sought time to pay salaries to rest of the legal advisors as department is facing

PIA in no agreement to sell routes, NA body told

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has not signed any agreement with Turkish Airlines to sell any of its profitable air routes, Defence Secretary Lt Gen (r) Syed Athar Ali told the NA Standing Committee on Defence on Wednesday.
“PIA is not authorised to sign agreement with any country and the matter of selling routes only appeared in talks as record of discussion between the PIA and Turkish Airlines officials,” Ali told the committee that met with Dr Azra Fazal

No plan to sell off PIA routes, says Mukhtar

ISLAMABAD – Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar has declared to the National Assembly that there is no plan to sell off PIA’s profitable routes to other country or airlines. Responding to a point of order raised by PML-N lawmaker Hanif Abbasi, he said no direct flights and profitable routes would be sold out to any other country and added that direct flights would continue for London and US.
“We intend to extend more facilities to the passengers and conduct further efforts to make the

Onions sell like hot cakes at Sunday bazaars

LAHORE – Onions prices fell, as the federal government banned onion exports to India while chicken prices increased at various Sunday bazaars established in the city. More people visited the bazaars as compared to last week, as the sun made its way after several days and the cold weather decreased.
Tomatoes prices increased as compared to last week while people expressed their pleasure on fall in onion prices and urged the federal government to keep the ban on exports of onions

‘We can’t sell sugar that low’

LAHORE: Sugar price remained high despite surplus availability in the market on Saturday as retailers refused to sell sugar at Rs 72 per kg saying that they could not book loss.
Sugar retailers told Pakistan Today that the government was planning to force retailers to lower prices while it had failed to launch a crackdown against profiteers and black marketers. They said this will disturb the market mechanism and will create a shortage.
They said it was completely illogical

Sugar to sell at Rs 72 per kg in Lahore

LAHORE: The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) on Friday fixed the wholesale and retail prices of sugar at Rs 69 and Rs 72 per kilogramme, respectively.
Lahore DCO Ahad Khan Cheema issued a notification warning violators of stern measures, including three years imprisonment. The DCO said the district government had formed special monitoring teams headed by magistrates to ensure that dealers and retailers sold sugar at the prescribed prices.
Talking to Pakistan Today,

Sindh’s cane growers reluctant to sell crop to sugar mills

KARACHI: Growers are reluctant to sell sugarcane to the sugar mills at the government’s notified rate of Rs 127 per maund as they await an increase in cane prices in wake of an unprecedented hike in sugar rates.
Only four sugar mills – Sakrand Sugar Mill, Habib Sugar Mill, Al-Noor Sugar Mill and Matiyari Suar Mill – in Sindh have so far started the crushing season while others are in the process of igniting the boilers, Pakistan Today has learnt.
In addition, growers also

ECC tells TCP to sell imported sugar as it lands

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet on Thursday directed the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) to expedite sugar imports, sell the imported stocks at the port and immediately exhaust all other stocks to deflate the artificial price hike across the country.
The ECC met with Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Additional Finance Secretary Rana Asad Amin said that the Trading

Redknapp vows not to sell hat-trick hero

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp vowed not to sell hat-trick hero Gareth Bale for any figure after the Welshman lit up the San Siro in the Champions League.
Spurs hit back from a 4-0 half-time deficit and the early sending off of goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes as Bale stunned the holders with a brilliant treble in the second period. And although Spurs didn’t win, the form of Bale gave Redknapp hope for the future. But he said there’s no chance he’d be selling his star

Airline to sell ‘cuddle class’ seating

Economy air travel need no longer be referred to as “cattle class,” and passengers don’t have to squeeze into tight seats.
Beginning next year, money-conscious long-haul travelers can take “cuddle class” and book a row of seats that convert into a couch or bed.
Planned by Air New Zealand for trans-Pacific flights, the “Skycouch” is a row of three regular seats redesigned to create a space for children to play or a flat surface for adults to relax and sleep.