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Russia, US to train Kyrgyz to counter militants

Russia, US to train Kyrgyz to counter militants

BISHKEK – Russia and the United States will build separate training centres in southern Kyrgyzstan to counter the threat to regional security from Islamist militants, Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva said on Tuesday.
Kyrgyzstan, the only country where both Russia and the United States have military airbases, borders China and lies on a drug trafficking route out of Afghanistan. The predominantly Muslim nation of 5.4 million is split culturally and ethnically.
It remains

Railway track bombings in Sindh suspend train services for hours

KARACHI: A series of small bomb blasts on upcountry railway tracks in different places in Sindh disrupted train services from Karachi to other parts of the country on Friday morning.
Six low-intensity blasts in Karachi, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Ghotki and Panu Aqil damaged the tracks and brought train services to a complete halt for many hours. The train services were restored on Friday evening after railway engineers finished repairs.
Pakistan Railways officials said that

Kiran to train in US before Olympics

LAHORE – Pakistan’s top ladies swimmer Kiran Khan will leave for the United States for a six months training tour to prepare for the qualifying round of the 2012 London Olympics.
Apart from training, she will also follow her studies. It has been learnt that a total of $ 15000 are being spent on her training in Miami and her parents and her department Army have born all the expenses to get her fit enough for the big event.

Jobless hafiz-e-Quran commits suicide by jumping before train

GUJRANWALA – A 26-year-old hafiz-e-Quran, Hafiz Tayyab committed suicide by jumping before a Lahore-bound Malikwal Express train the other day. He was a son of a prayer leader and was jobless these days. Before committing suicide, Hafiz Tayyab phoned one of his friends and requested him to inform his parents of his suicide.
TWO COPS DISMISSED, ANOTHER SENT ON FORCED RETIREMENT: Gujranwala RPO Tariq Masood Yasin has dismissed former Garjakh SHO Inspector Mian Abdul Jabbar and Sub

Train crushes five people in Daska

DASKAL Five people were killed and another four injured when a train collided with a rickshaw near the Uggoki area of Sialkot district on Friday. The train was headed to Sialkot from Wazirabad when it hit the rickshaw trying to cross the un-gated railway crossing in Jalianwala area of Uggoki. The deceased were identified as rickshaw driver Muhmmad Iqbal, Arbab Bibi, Basit and Abass, while one body could not be identified. The bodies and the injured were taken to District Headquarter

Samjhota train victims’ heirs not compensated yet

MIRPURKHAS: The survivors of the Samjhota Express incident are still deprived of the compensation of one million rupees announced by the Indian government and Rs 0.5 million by the federal government despite the lapse of four years.
Talking to Pakistan Today, a resident of Kharpara, Mirpurkhas, Muhammad Shakeel and his younger brother Muhammad Nadeem said they were coming back from India to Pakistan on late night of 18th February 2007 that suddenly a bomb blast killed more than

US to train 1,000 Pakistani women, provide $2b military aid

The US will train 10,000 Pakistani women in various fields and provide $2 billion in foreign military assistance to Pakistan.
US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureishi held a joint press conference after the end of a third round of US-Pakistan strategic talks on Friday. The announcement of military assistance, which will be delivered over five years from 2012 to 2016, came at the opening of the talks.
Clinton said

CM shelves Metro Train Project

After scrapping the Sasti Roti scheme, the Punjab government has shelved the metro train project called the Lahore Rapid Mass Transit System (LRMTS) in order to divert Rs 5.2 billion allocated for the project to the rehabilitation of the flood affectees, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The metro train was supposed to run through different areas of the city in order to minimise the load on public transport routes, reduce the dependency on road vehicles, facilitate safe and