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Gilani seeks UN help in flood forecasting, weather warning system

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani sought United Nations’ assistance in developing flood forecasting and early weather warning system for Pakistan before the monsoon season.
Talking to Rauf Engin Soysal, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Assistance to Pakistan at the PM House, Gilani appreciated UN’s support and Special Envoy’s dedicated work for the flood affected people of the country.
The Prime Minister lauded the personal commitment of

MoIP issues stark warning on tariffs

LAHORE – Ministry of Industries and Production (MoIP) has warned that the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers would not only increase the gaping trade deficit, erode exchange reserves, severely hurt local manufacturing capacity, increase unemployment and poverty, but also leave the government with little or no leverage for free trade negotiations with different trading partners.
The MoIP has expressed strong reservations of the conclusions drawn in the Planning

Aftershock hits Japan on quake anniversary

TOKYO – A powerful 6.6-magnitude aftershock hit northeastern Japan on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami alert and forcing the evacuation of workers battling to avert a crisis at a stricken nuclear plant.
The tremor hit exactly one month after a 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan and knocked out cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, triggering the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
“The company ordered workers to withdraw and stay in a

SECP issues warning against in-house financing

KARACHI – The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) through the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) has warned KSE members against outlawed practices like in-house financing while using the newly-introduced leveraged products, Margin Financing and Margin Trading System (MTS).
“Outlawed practices like in-house financing which is discriminating and, if practiced, it brings greater market risk,” KSE notice, KSE/N-1780, quoted the SECP as advising the members. Citing a SECP

CNG suppliers give last warning

LAHORE – All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) has decided to give a last chance to SNGPL to end the two-day closure schedule for the CNG sector, said APCNGA Supreme Council Abdullah Ghayas Paracha on Monday.
Talking to Pakistan Today, he said the association has decided to give last chance to Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) till March 30th and from next week the CNG association would not accept a closure in any part of Punjab or Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. He said the association

Early warning system has tardy warners

KARACHI – The Sindh Tsunami Early Warning Centre might be equipped with sophisticated gadgets, but those responsible for sending warnings are perhaps a tad tardy – certainly very tardy by disaster standards.
On Monday, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake jolted Islamabad, Peshawar, Swat, Nowshera, Khyber and Mohmand tribal regions as well as parts of Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, Kashmir and upper Punjab. The earthquake occurred at 2.49pm, but the Tsunami Early Warning Centre sent an alert some

Iraq PM gives cabinet 100-day warning after demos

BAGHDAD – Iraq’s prime minister warned his cabinet on Sunday to shape up within 100 days or face “changes”, as protest organisers called for a fresh set of rallies and religious leaders demanded reforms.
Nuri al-Maliki’s remarks came after a third provincial governor stepped down following a series of demonstrations across the country, the biggest of which were on Friday when thousands took to the streets to rail against poor public services, rampant corruption and high

Sindh govt issues warning to Chinese power company for poor performance

KARACHI – The Sindh government has issued a termination warning to a Chinese company over the firm’s non-tangible progress and non-performance for the development of coal mine-mouth power generation project of 250MW in District Thatta.
According to a letter written to China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) Project Manager Wang Xuequn by the Coal and Energy Development Department Sindh, the current state of affairs of the firm’ project is not in line with

Jute industry sounds warning over synthetic bags

LAHORE – Without considering the inherent health and environmental risks posed by synthetic packaging materials, the government has planned to utilise woven polypropylene bags for wheat storage. Polypropylene usage in packing would not only contaminate strategic wheat reserves but would also be in direct contravention of Jute Packaging Material (Compulsory Use in Packaging Commodities) Rules, 1987.
Mazhar emphasised that these substandard synthetic packaging materials entailed

Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD – Authorities on Saturday issued a medium-danger avalanche alert in several parts of Kashmir in view of moderate to heavy snowfall forecast over the next three days. “A medium-danger avalanche warning has been sounded by Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) for Gurez, Gugladara, Keran, Machil, Chowkibal and Tangdar in north Kashmir areas close to the Line of Control,” said Amar Ali, Disaster Management Cell coordinator.
He said the warning will be in force