May 2010

Plotter of Benazir’s death dead, amid growing mystery

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Many conspirators have died in separate incidents

By Umar Cheema

ISLAMABAD: An important commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Ebad-ul-Rehman alias Farooq Chatan, wanted for allegedly coordinating assassination of Benazir Bhutto, is said to have been killed along with his brother Yousaf, in the first-ever drone strike in Khyber Agency two weeks ago.Read More »Plotter of Benazir’s death dead, amid growing mystery

A terrible beauty

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Ahmad Rafay Alam

With the completion of the latest package of the Lahore Ring Road, you can traverse the northern parts of the city and get from the airport to Ravi Road in fifteen minutes. All is changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born.Read More »A terrible beauty

Kalashnikov Surf, Pistol Soap, Talwaar Soap! What’s next?

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By Amar Guriro

KARACHI: With the growing consumerism, brand names of different commodities are not only attractive for the highly educated and rich – who select their shirts, shoes, wrist watches or fast food and beverages of certain brands – but also matters to the poor such as the war victims from the northern areas of Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan living in the temporary camps set in different areas of the city.Read More »Kalashnikov Surf, Pistol Soap, Talwaar Soap! What’s next?

Egypt’s Sewedy eyeing wind energy investment in Pakistan

CAIRO (May 24 2010): Egypt’s Sewedy Cables is considering investing in Pakistan’s wind energy sector, Pakistan’s foreign minister said in Cairo on Sunday. “We have met with the Sewedy group yesterday and they have shown interest in investing in the energy sector in Pakistan. They have expertise and technology to fulfil our requirements,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters.Read More »Egypt’s Sewedy eyeing wind energy investment in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: IMF, WB alarmed at ‘manipulated’ GDP growth

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EAC constitutes body to address IFIs concerns

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank got alarmed and expressed grave concern and no confidence in the “manipulated” GDP growth of 4.1 per cent for outgoing fiscal year 2009-10 worked out by the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) and then approved by the National Accounts Committee (NAC), a senior official at Finance Ministry confided to The News.
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