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  • Year 2013-14: Rs826m G-B council budget presented

    November 23, 2013 4:16 AM 23

    Fiscal plan forese­es revenu­e at Rs543m with defici­t to be met throug­h federa­l grant. The annual budget of Gilgit-Baltistan Council worth Rs826 million against revenue target of Rs543 million was presented for the year 2013-14 at Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) on Friday. The deficit will be met through federal grants, Minister

  • Population growth: Invest more resources in family planning, say speakers

    November 23, 2013 3:42 AM 35

    Call for commis­sion to regula­te birth contro­l. They were speaking at the concluding session of a two-day conference, “Pakistan’s population: new realities and challenges for human development,” organised by the Population Council of Pakistan (PCP) in collaboration with the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Friday. The speakers

  • Drone campaign: Time to choose between dollars and honour, says Nisar

    November 23, 2013 2:16 AM 36

    PM says no double standa­rds on drone strike­s as interi­or minist­er critic­ises Sartaj Aziz. While opposition parties are pressing the government to come clean on its policy vis-a-vis US drone strikes, the out-of-synch statements from government officials are only creating further ambiguities on the thorny issue. On Wednesday, the prime minister’s

  • KP govt to protest against drone attacks outside US consulate  

    November 22, 2013 10:14 PM 25

    PESHAWAR: The provincial cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Friday expressed strong condemnation over drone strike in Hangu district and decided to hold protest demonstrations and rallies in front of UN office, US Consulate and the Parliament House buildings. Addressing a press conference following the cabinet meeting, the Information Minister Shah Farman

  • Missing persons: 26-day march from Balochistan ends outside press club

    November 22, 2013 9:43 PM 26

    Reside­nts of Lyari, activi­sts of Sindh nation­alist partie­s suppor­t the protes­t. KARACHI: The 26-day march which started from Quetta’s press club on October 27 came to an end at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Friday. Families and friends of missing persons had travelled 750 kilometres on foot to come to Karachi. “We were even offered cheques to cancel

  • PTA blocks 42,000 IP addresses

    November 22, 2013 9:27 PM 30

    ISLAMABAD: The new Grey Traffic Monitoring System installed to monitor Internet Protocol (IP) bandwidth has blocked some 42,000 IP addresses as part of its measures to curb grey telephony. The new monitoring system, operational since last month has the capability to automatically block the IPs which are not in PTA's whitelist. Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication

  • At least five dead after two blasts in Karachi

    November 22, 2013 6:47 PM 20

    KARACHI: At least five people have been killed and several others injured after two blasts occured in Karachi's Ancholi neighbourhood, DawnNews reported. The blasts are reported to have taken place near a hotel. The noise from the explosions were heard at far distances. Reports suggest that there is a complete electricity blackout in the area after the two blasts

  • Spectrum auction: PTA shortlists five consultants

    November 22, 2013 6:26 PM 24

    Consul­tant compan­y to be chosen in 10 days: source­s. KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) has shortlisted five consultants for the spectrum auction for next-generation mobile services. The telecom regulator will award the consultancy contract to the finalist in 10 working days, it has been learnt by The Express Tribune. PTA had received

  • Hangu drone attack FIR registered against 'unknown' persons  

    November 22, 2013 4:48 PM 29

    HANGU: A case has been registered against unknown persons for perpetrating a drone attack in Hangu, which killed at least five people, Geo News reported. According to Deputy Superintend of Police, the First Inspection Report (FIR) was registered in Tal police station on the complaint of provincial government and local police. The case was registered

  • Voice of Baloch: After 26 days, Baloch families arrive

    November 22, 2013 4:16 PM 28

    Famili­es will hold a demons­tratio­n at press club today. Leaving behind five children at her home in Panjgur, Wahida has walked more than 700 kilometres this past month, to demand the recovery of her brother, Obaidullah. “It is difficult to live without my kids – my youngest one is only five years,” the strong woman, with a chadar wrapped around her, admitted