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LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Secretary General Senator Jahangir Badr on Saturday said that PPP Co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari would make a final decision on whether or not the PPP would attend the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s meeting today (Sunday).
On Saturday, an MQM team led by Farooq Sattar met Jehangir Badr at his residence and invited the PPP to attend MQM’s Istehkam-e-Pakistan rally today. Badr welcomed the call but made it clear that a final decision
KARACHI – Pakistan Towel Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (PTMA) Chairman Syed Usman Ali has urged the government to strongly lobby the European Union to access the trade concessions announced by EU for Pakistan.
The TMA chief, in an issued statement, said that EU had announced the provision of tariff relief for Pakistani goods in view of the devastation wreaked by floods last year. The value added textile (VAT) sector selected for the relief package encompasses the towel
COLOMBO – Veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene quit as vice-captain and a three-member selection committee also resigned en masse in a major shake-up in Sri Lankan cricket following the team’s World Cup defeat.
“I think it’s time to move on, give the reins to someone younger in the team,” said Jayawardene.
The resignations came a day after Kumar Sangakkara stepped down as one-day and Twenty20 captain.
Jayawardene, 33, was vice-captain for the World Cup, where Sri Lanka
SANAA – Yemeni soldiers who have sided with anti-regime protesters intervened on Monday to prevent police from taking on thousands of demonstrators camped at a square in central Sanaa, an AFP correspondent said.
KARACHI – By signing the reference to reopen the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto “judicial murder” case, President Asif Ali Zardari has taken a milestone step in the country’s history that would promote justice discourage decisions that are made on the basis of pressure or prejudice, Pakistan People’s Party Sindh Women Wing Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui has said. In her statement issued on Saturday, she said that having sent the reference in accordance with Article 186 of the
SANAA – Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh told thousands of supporters in Sanaa on Friday that he was prepared to hand over power to save bloodshed but only to what he described as “safe hands”.
“We don’t want power, but we need to hand power over to safe hands, not to sick, resentful or corrupt hands … We are ready to leave power but only for safe hands,” Saleh said in the speech, which came as tens of thousands of his opponents protested in another part of the capital.
LAHORE – Pakistan is the world’s sixth most populous country. The Economic Survey 2009-2010 indicates an estimated population of 169.9 million at end of June 2009, and an annual growth rate (revised) of 2.05 percent, it is expected that Pakistan will become the fourth largest nation on earth in population terms by 2050. But unfortunately, the burgeoning population is asymmetrical with the depleted land resources and in future we have to feed this massive population with these depleted
ISLAMABAD – All political parties, including the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), demanded on Friday that Interior Minister Rehman Malik resign for not providing adequate security to slain Minorities Affairs minister Shahbaz Bhatti.
Malik, however, refused to resign and accept responsibility, saying that no such precedence existed as hundreds of people were killed in a number of terrorist attacks in Punjab but no one had resigned. It was not only the opposition parties that
MADRID – Brazilian star Kaka warned out-of-favour Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema that he needs to do more to convince coach Jose Mourinho that he is the answer to the Spanish giants’ striker crisis.
“Benzema is a great player. During training you can clearly see his qualities. He can be an important player for Real, it all depends on him,” said Kaka. Benzema’s position at the club has come the spotlight after Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain was ruled out of action through