KARACHI – The All-Pakistan Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Distributors Association (APLDA) requested local producers not to increase the price of LPG to avoid further reduction in LPG sale, despite an expected increase of Rs 3.75 per kilogramme (kg) because of a price hike in the international market. Talking to Pakistan Today on Thursday, APLDA Chairman Abdul Hadi Khan said the LPG sale in the country had already reduced by 60 percent and an LPG price hike might cause a further
PARIS – The leaders of France’s six main religions warned the government on Wednesday against a planned debate on Islam they say could stigmatise Muslims and fuel prejudice as the country nears national elections next year.
Weighing in on an issue that is tearing apart President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling UMP party, the Conference of French Religious Leaders said the discussion about respect for France’s secular system could only spread confusion at a turbulent time.
LAHORE – Politicians condemned the hike in POL prices and demanded its reversal before Pakistanis rises up in revolt like Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain and Libya.
PAKISTAN MUSLIM LEAGUE-NAWAZ: Nawaz Sharif warned the government to not test the public patience because if it will brim over once, rulers will not be able to escape the consequences. He demanded immediate withdrawal of the hike, saying if the government cannot decrease the public’s miseries then it should at least avoid
LONDON – Major banks warned on Thursday an output loss from another oil producer after Libya would lead to global shortages and demand rationing and said OPEC needs to act quickly as the oil rally could derail economic recovery.
Goldman Sachs issued a note saying the world would not be able to cope with another Libya-style oil production outage as Brent oil prices rallied by over $8.50 a barrel to near $120 a barrel. Italian oil firm ENI, a key Libyan oil player, said the OPEC
ISLAMABAD – Al Qaeda-linked Pakistani Taliban warned the government on Tuesday that it would punish any move to release the US consulate employee accused of murdering two Pakistanis, in a case that has further strained ties with Washington. Davis, the US consular employee jailed in Lahore for shooting two Pakistanis last month, says he acted in self defence during an armed robbery.
“If (Pakistani) rulers hand him over to America then we will target these rulers. If Pakistani
ISLAMABAD – All Pakistan Paramedical Staff Federation on Tuesday said the paramedics working at hospitals in Islamabad would go on strike from February 17 against what they called government’s failure to revise their service structure. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the organisation said its members working at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital and a few other government-run hospitals would boycott their duties hence causing
ISLAMABAD – Senators on Thursday warned the government of Egypt-like ‘revolution’ in the country if it failed to mitigate the sufferings of the poor and overcome the energy crisis as there was no hope visible.
Speaking on an adjournment motion on unscheduled load shedding, excessive billing and hiked power tariff in the Upper House of parliament, they said despite repeated warnings, it was not likely that the government would take remedial measures. Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi
PESHAWAR – The Taliban warned on Monday to decide the fate of 23 abducted Mehsud tribesmen, who were kidnapped around two weeks ago from Razmak, North Waziristan, for greeting Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Azam Tariq told reporters over telephone that the internally-displaced Mehsud tribesmen were in TTP’s custody. The tribesmen had moved to North Waziristan from South Waziristan after the military launched an offensive in
LAHORE: Islamist religious parties threatened protests and anarchy if the government pardons the Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, calling thousands of demonstrators onto the streets across the country in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Lahore on Friday.
Demonstrators marched across the country after the most influential Sunni Muslim alliance in the country urged the government not to grant mother-of-five Aasiya Bibi clemency. In Lahore, a crowd of
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Saturday assured angry US voters who routed his Democratic allies this week that he got their message and urged jubilant Republicans to work with him on a tax-cut deal.
“Your message was clear,” the president told Americans in his weekly radio address. “You’re rightly frustrated with the pace of our economic recovery. So am I.
You’re fed up with partisan politics and want results. I do too.”
Obama vowed to target stubbornly high
International intelligence agencies on Monday warned the central leadership of the MQM to maintain vigilance and remain careful, as the party leaders’ lives were under threat in the present situation.
Sources said the Interior Ministry had forwarded a report to the MQM leadership, warning that following the unremitting target killings in Karachi, some of their leaders could be targeted, therefore Dr Farooq Sattar, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Mustafa Kamal, Faisal
THE HAGUE: A senior Afghan Taliban official has warned of an attack against the Netherlands if its new government implements the agenda of anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, the Volkskrant daily reported Monday.
“If the Netherlands maintains or intensifies its anti-Islam policy, it is certain that the Netherlands will be the target of an attack by a jihadist group,” Zabiullah Mujahed, a long-time Taliban spokesman, is quoted as having told the newspaper.
“If he (Wilders) succeeds