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WB vows to support business activity

“The productivity of the business and industrial sector is very low in Pakistan compared with that of India and Bangladesh. Therefore, World Bank (WB) has a plan to prepare Country Economic Memorandum

Blatter re-elected, vows FIFA clean-up

FIFA president Sepp Blatter was re-elected head of world football on Wednesday, vowing to clean up the body’s tarnished image following a series of explosive corruption allegations. Blatter, 75, was given a

Obama vows to restore Gulf Coast one year after spill

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to do “whatever is necessary” to restore the Gulf Coast on the anniversary of the BP rig explosion, which caused the worst maritime oil spill in US history. “The events that unfolded on April 20, 2010 and the oil spill that followed underscores the critical link between the environment and economic health of the Gulf,” Obama said in a statement.
“My administration is committed to doing whatever is necessary to protect and

Clinton vows full support for disaster-hit Japan

TOKYO – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged full support for quake-hit Japan on Sunday as the operator of its stricken nuclear plant said it expects to achieve “cold shutdown” in six to nine months. Japan’s embattled Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) offered the timeline more than five weeks after a giant quake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which has since leaked radiation into the air, soil and sea.
Clinton on a brief, largely symbolic stop in Tokyo,

Zehri vows transparency during wheat procurement

LAHORE – The Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Mir Israrullah Zehri has said that transparency and just mechanism will be ensured, while complete arrangements have been made to protect rights of small farmers during the wheat procurement drive 2011.
He made these remarks at Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO) head office after an official briefing here on Saturday. He said that PASSCO would procure 1.3 million tonnes of wheat from the current

New Turkish Airlines chief vows to promote tourism

KARACHI – The newly-appointed Country Manager of the Turkish Airlines (TA) in Pakistan Huseyin Cepni vowed to promote air industry, tourism and bilateral ties between the two countries. In his maiden meeting with Pakistan Today in Karachi on Monday, he said that his first task would be to promote tourism and brotherhood with Pakistanis. Outgoing Country Manager of Turkish Airlines Utku Yazan and Marketing Manager Zahid were also present at the meeting. Every year, the number of

Military top brass vows to continue anti-terror war

ISLAMABAD – Top military brass on Friday resolved to continue the fight against terrorism and ensure the country’s security in the face of internal and external challenges. The 137th Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi under the chairmanship of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani.
“The conference was part of regular monthly meetings,” an ISPR statement said.
“The forum was given comprehensive briefings on internal and

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