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Higuain to undergo surgery next week

Higuain to undergo surgery next week

MADRID – Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain will undergo surgery to fix a slipped disc that has sidelined him since November in the United States next week, the Spanish club said Thursday.
The 23-year-old Argentine international will be operated on at Chicago’s Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on Tuesday, it said in a statement. Real revealed at the beginning of December that the player had sustained a slipped disc that could require an operation, prompting

Mujahid Squad arrests 171 criminals in a week

LAHORE – The Mujahid Squad Police, taking action on 15 emergency calls, arrested 171 criminals including 16 proclaimed offenders, 6 court absconders, robbers, drug peddlers and recovered illicit weapons, huge quantities of hashish, heroin and liquor during the last one week.
According to a handout issued on Monday, the Mujahid Squad Police registered 117 cases against the above-mentioned criminals in various police stations. Mujahid Squad Superintendent of Police (SP) Muntazir

Road safety week starts

LAHORE: National Highway and Motorways Police (NH&MP) on Wednesday observed the start of road safety week in connection with the efforts to reduce accidents and creating awareness among commuters regarding traffic rules and regulations at training institutes in Sheikhupura and Lahore. Delegations from stake holders like Rescue 1122, Nestle, Shell, transporter associations, students from universities, colleges, school and people from different walks of life, especially who suffered

Gilani orders gas 5 days a week for Punjab industry

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday directed the Petroleum Ministry to ensure that the industrial sector in Punjab received uninterrupted supply of gas five days a week, adding that an equitable distribution of gas across the country and a strict implementation on Economic Coordination Committee’s decisions must be ensured.
Chairing a special high-level meeting at the PM House to review the gas supply situation, particularly, to the industrial sector in Punjab,

Taiwan, China to hold fresh round of talks next week

TAIPEI: Taiwan and China agreed on Tuesday to hold a fresh round of negotiations next week focusing on medical and health cooperation, officials said.
Top Taiwanese envoy Kao Koong-lian arranged the talks with Chinese counterpart Zheng Lizhong in Shanghai, said Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation which handles civil exchanges with the mainland in the absence of official contacts. China’s chief negotiator Chen Yunlin is scheduled to fly to Taipei on Monday and hold talks with his

KSE momentum drops during the week

KARACHI: The KSE index augmented 92 points during the short week, just before Eid, while the average volume stayed over 69 million shares. Following Eid holidays, investors and traders were initially inexorable as the index registered a gain of 240 points at pace.
However, the energetic bull suddenly lost substantial energy as the index was unable to sustain its level whereas profit taking by investors resulted in a loss of 70 points before Friday’s minor gain of nine points.

SBP confirms restoration of six-day working week

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday notified all commercial banks, development financial institutions (DFI) and microfinance banks (MFB) on the restoration of the six-day working week from November 27, 2010.
Referring to the federal government’s November 22, 2010 notification, the central bank informed banks, DFIs and MFDs that Saturday will be observed as a working day.
“As per decision of the federal government, the six day working week will be observed

WEEK IN SPORTS – Pakistan’s sporting woes

LAHORE: Cricket is a sport where, apart from physical attributes like hand-eye coordination and strength, emotional steadiness and maturity counts for just as much. Umar Akmal, for instance, has all the hand-eye coordination he will ever need, but is emotionally and mentally handicapped.
He can’t bat in a Test match to save his life. It is, therefore, left to mature players like Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq to steady the sinking ship and take it out of troubled waters.

Ireland aid plan next week, contagion fears persist

BRUSSELS: A financial aid plan to help Ireland cope with its battered banks will be unveiled next week, EU sources said on Friday. However, experts warned that a rescue may not be enough to prevent contagion in the single currency bloc.
The rise in euro and investors demand to buy Irish and other peripheral euro zone debt instead of benchmark German bonds narrowed in a sign of optimism that an aid deal for Dublin will be sealed soon. However, a poll of participants at a

New PPP Punjab president by next week

LAHORE: PPP Co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to announce the new leader of the party’s Punjab chapter by next week, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday.
Party insiders claimed that the PPP high command had finally decided to nominate an appropriate candidate so that coordination between the PPP central and provincial hierarchy could be improved.
Sources said Zardari delayed the nomination keeping in view the problems experienced by the party in the past when

APML to issue ‘charge sheet’ against PML-N next week

LAHORE: Political scenario has turned more volatile during the last two weeks as All Pakistan Muslim League, founded by former president Pervez Musharraf, intends to issue 40-page charge-sheet against PML-N next week, spotlighting Nawaz Sharif’s 10-year exile agreement, details of his assets in London and alleged misdemeanors
Politicians seem exited to see the charge sheet against PML-N in retaliation to the one issued by PML-N against Musharraf on October 11, 2010. Experts term

CNG closure this week too, and for three days

LAHORE: Commuters continue to suffer and complain as with the two-day scheduled CNG closure, an extra one-day closure will be observed this week on account of a protest by the All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) against the two-day closure.
The gas will remain suspended on Tuesday and Wednesday as scheduled, and on Thursday APCA will shut down the stations in protest. “The government has closed the CNG stations for two days a week and we are closing one day in protest.

Three days a week gas cuts to destroy industry

The gas cuts announced by Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) because of technical problems at the Qadirpur and Zamzama gas fields will have adverse effects on the CNG sectors and the industries, a report by Pakistan Today revealed.
Both these fields were providing 600 million cubic feet (mmcf) of gas but the supply will be reduced to just 275 mmcf for three days per week beginning from Monday. Gas supply to industries and CNG stations in Lahore, Peshawar,

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa doctors’ strike enters second week

PESHAWAR: Doctors from three hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa continued their protest, boycotting their work at Outpatient Departments (OPDs) here on Monday.
The doctors’ strike entered second week on Monday that had started after the Provincial Doctors Association’s call for a protest drive against what the doctors said were the ‘growing security threats’ and kidnapping of their colleague for ransom.
The doctors at Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH), Hayatabad Medical Complex

Katy, Russell to tie the knot next week

Katy and Russell got engaged in India on New Year’s Eve last year. Since then, they have kept their wedding details a secret, till Katy’s friend Rihanna spilled the beans. Even though the duo has been suggesting places as far as Japan and the Arctic as the venue, a few days ago, Rihanna reportedly said that she’s excited about going to India. Reportedly, Lebanese designer Reem Acra has designed Katy’s bridal gown.
It has also been learnt that Mumbai-based designer duo Falguni


Manish Malhotra opened the HDIL India Couture Week 2010 on Wednesday night and the who’s who of Bollywood industry stepped in to support him. Obviously, if Aishwarya Rai was to walk the ramp, who would want to miss the show?Aishwarya’s appearance set off the HDIL India Couture Week to a flying start. Her dress blended a modern silhouette with traditional fabric, lace and embroidery. Manish won many accolades for his bridal couture collection as the guests seemed agog with the