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Gilani all set to meet hostile Afghan leaders

Gilani all set to meet hostile Afghan leaders

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani is leaving for a two day visit of Afghanistan on Saturday (tomorrow) in which he will meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai, besides meeting anti-Pakistan Afghan leaders for the first time.
According to sources, Giliani will hold a one on one meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace and later delegation level talks will be held. The prime minister will discuss the bilateral relations, cooperation in war

Power, gas and POL prices set to increase

ISLAMABAD: The government is likely to once more increase the tariffs for power and gas and prices of petroleum products during the month of December, official sources told Pakistan Today on Monday.
The prices of petroleum products are likely to go up by Rs 3 to Rs 5 per litre for the month of December, sources said.
However, they said that the increase in international petroleum prices would be less this time, as compared to last month, when petroleum products’ prices

Portman impressed with eco film set

Eco warrior Natalie Portman was impressed with the lengths director Darren Aronofsky went to make sure their new movie set ‘Black Swan’ was green. The movie won the recent Green Seal Award from the Environmental Media Association for cutting back on waste and plastic – and Portman admits she loved following her director’s green lead.
She says, “Darren is a huge environmentalist and made sure there were no water bottles anywhere on set which is a huge, huge deal because we were

Asian Games open with China set to dominate

GUANGZHOU: The Asian Games opened with a spectacular water-themed gala ceremony on Friday, culminating years of planning for an event that is set to reinforce China’s regional sporting dominance.
The extravaganza heralds the most ambitious Asiad so far with some 10,000 athletes from 45 countries and territories vying for gold in 42 sports.
The Games run until November 27, with hosts China heavily favoured to top the medal table, and South Korea and Japan battling for second

Maliki set to seal 2nd term as Iraq PM

BAGHDAD: Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s tough-talking but uncharismatic prime minister and former rebel, is set to hold on to the premiership eight months after inconclusive elections.
After a protracted political standoff that kept the country without a government following March 7 elections, rival parties finally reached a power-sharing deal headlined by Maliki hanging on to the top job. Sentenced to death by Saddam Hussein, former guerrilla Maliki, who spent decades in exile, emerged

Russia set to allow NATO armoured vehicles’ transit

BRUSSELS: Russia is expected to let NATO take armoured vehicles to Afghanistan through its territory under an expanded transit deal that would reduce reliance on more risky routes in Pakistan, NATO diplomats said on Wednesday.
Alliance leaders and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are also expected at a NATO summit in Lisbon next week to complete a deal on the supply of Russian helicopters for the Afghan armed forces and to step up training in fighting drugs trafficking.

Joint meeting set to expose Chaudhrys’ strength today

ISLAMABAD: The joint parliamentary party meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) scheduled for today will reveal the true number of parliamentarians loyal to the Chaudhrys, while there are no chances of a consensus being reached on Pakistan People’s Party-PML-Q power-sharing as well as the PML unification drive.
In today’s crucial party meeting, the PML-Q is poised to chalk-out its future political course of action. However, the party parliamentarians’ get-together

Peace talks with Afghan Taliban set to break down

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and UAE, the main facilitators of US-backed Karzai-Taliban peace talks, fear that the reconciliation process in Afghanistan is heading for a breakdown due to Obama administration’s failure to extend certain guarantees to the Taliban, including a clearly laid down timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops.
These three key players in the Afghan conflict have now been trying for months for some sort of a breakthrough in the ongoing

Cabinet Division fails to set up Courier Regulatory Authority

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Division is yet to materialise a proposal of setting up the Courier Regulatory Authority (CRA) as about a year ago the Ministry of Interior had expressed concerns over the dispatch of contrabands and anti-state material abroad.
According to an official source, the federal government had decided to constitute the CRA under the Ministry of Postal Services on the pattern of bodies like National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), Oil and Gas

Environment Ministry to set up nature clubs in Sindh schools

To create environmental awareness at primary and secondary levels, the Sindh ministry of environment has decided to set up Nature Clubs in schools across the province, Sindh Environment Minister Khalid Omer said while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the tree-plantation campaign organized by the World Wildlife Fund – Pakistan and the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) under the ‘Green Learn-n-Fun Programme’ in collaboration with the City District Government Karachi

Liaison committees to be set up in FATA

The government wants to establish more Civil-Military Liaison Committees in all parts of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) to ensure development activities.
Officials in the FATA Secretariat told Pakistan Today that they had successfully implemented the plan as pilot projects in two FATA agencies, which were giving positive results.
“This is not only a check on the development work but also a support to those tribal people who are fighting the militants

Aamir all set to sign his next

It has been close to two years since Indian filmstar Aamir Khan signed a film last, which was Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘3 Idiots’. After a long break, Aamir has now decided to sign one in the next ten days.
The actor has been meeting various directors and has zeroed down on a few of them. A source tells, “Aamir had quite a few scripts to read. His last film ‘3 Idiots’ broke all box-office records and collected over 425 crore. Any other actor in Aamir’s place would have

Adnan Afridi All Set To Leave

The Managing Director of Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE), Adnan Afridi, is likely to be shown the doors at the start of next month. Sources claimed that this was a result of the poor performance in the past three years.
“His contract would expire on the 3rd or 5th of November,” the market sources told Pakistan Today.
Sources claimed that weak management of Adnan Afridi has made him equally unpopular among members and board of directors of the KSE. Reasoning their claim,