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President sends reference on new provinces

KARACHI, May 31: President Asif Ali Zardari sent a reference to the Speaker of the National Assembly on Thursday night, calling for the formation of a commission comprising six senators, six MNAs and two

Task force to pre-empt violence in Karachi

KARACHI, May 28: President Asif Ali Zardari has stressed the need for enhanced intelligence gathering with improved coordination among various agencies and called for constituting a task force of all

Zardari asks Qaim to improve law, order

KARACHI, May 25: President Asif Ali Zardari, who returned home after attending a Nato summit in Chicago, held a meeting at the Bilawal House on Friday to review the law and order situation in Karachi with special reference to the recent incident of firing

Call to rid city of illegal arms

KARACHI, May 25: Representatives of different political parties, minority communities, trade unions and civil society at a conference on Friday called for an across-the-board operation to rid the province, particularly Karachi, of illegal weapons, sought

Sethi visits naval bases

KARACHI, May 5: Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi acquainted herself with the operational significance of Pakistan Navy’s bases at Ormara and Gwadar during a two-day visit to these bases.

Lyari operation suspended, not stopped: Malik

Rehman Malik alleged that Lyari had become a bastion of ‘miscreants’ and also a “launching pad for the Balochistan Liberation Army”.

‘Miscreants’ in Karachi given 48 hours to surrender arms

The govt has given 48 hours to ‘miscreants’ active in Lyari and elsewhere to surrender their weapons and ordered paramilitary Rangers to take positions along with police to weed out criminals.

Early markets closure discussed

KARACHI, April 28: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday held a meeting with business community to discuss closure of shops at 8pm in the light of the National Energy Conference’s recommendations

Zardari for use of carrot and stick in Lyari

President Zardari called for reorganising the PPP cadre in Lyari.

Zardari signs intellectual property ordinance

KARACHI, April 24: President Asif Ali Zardari signed the Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Ordinance 2012 on the advice of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday

Govt to withdraw LG powers from commissioners, DCs

KARACHI, April 21: A meeting of the core committee of the Pakistan People’s Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement and PML-Functional decided on Saturday to withdraw a notification through which the provincial government had given powers to all commissioners and

Energy conservation measures: Traders link cooperation to better law and order

KARACHI, April 13: Representatives of the businessman community and trade associations have reportedly linked the implementation of the decisions taken at the recently-held National Energy Conference in Lahore to peace in Karachi. The government has assur

KCCI’s concern over energy moot agenda

KARACHI, April 7: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed concern over a hurriedly called energy conference in Lahore on Monday.

Report exposes hazards faced by journalists

KARACHI, March 16: Expressing concerns over the killing of journalists in the country, media practitioners on Friday called for better security measures for their colleagues

Foreign firm to fund KESC project

KARACHI, March 15: A company, sponsored by Chinese and Korean investors, Bright Eagle Enterprises, would be funding conversion of KESC’s 1,260MW Bin Qasim Power Station (BQPS-I) to coal from residual fuel oil (RFO).

Early rehabilitation of drains ordered

KARACHI, Feb 27: President Asif Ali Zardari has taken serious notice of slow pace of rehabilitation of storm-water drains in Sindh and directed the provincial government to get local people involved in the project

Navy gets two Orion aircraft from US

KARACHI, Feb 21: Two modified P3C Orion long-range reconnaissance aircraft were inducted into the PN Fleet at Naval Aviation Base here on Tuesday.

Gilani defends LPG, LNG imports

KARACHI, Feb 18: As Pakistan’s total energy requirements are expected to grow substantially during the next decade, recourse to import of LPG and LNG is critical to bridge the gap between demand and supply and ease

Good ties with India in people’s interest: CM

KARACHI, Feb 14: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said on Tuesday that Pakistan and India had a common historical background and they should have good relations with each other in the interest of their

Religious leaders oppose reopening of Nato route

KARACHI, Feb 12: Religious parties vowed on Sunday to hold a sit-in outside parliament on Feb 20 in protest against restoration of Nato supplies and warned to turn every square of the country into Tahrir Square if attempts were made to push the country to


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