provincial governments

‘Public private partnerships to boost infrastructure in Asia’


May 30th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 30 (IANS) More public private partnerships (PPP) are needed to boost infrastructure development in Asia Pacific, according to a study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)."In order ... Read more...

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Pakistan is safe place for cricket: PCB chairman


April 19th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 19 (IANS) Stating that Pakistan was a safe place for cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said the success of the upcoming Bangladesh series in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chinese local governments to use legal software


April 11th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) In a crackdown on violation of intellectual property rights and use of fake computer products, all provincial governments across China have been ordered to use authorised ... Read more...

Posted in World |

80 percent Chinese official websites malfunction: Report


December 3rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) Eighty percent of Chinese government websites malfunction, an official report said Saturday.The report by the China Software Testing Centre, a research institute under the industry and ... Read more...

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India could be China if there was less democracy: Mahathir


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir bin Mohamad Friday said India could be China in terms of economic success if it was "less democratic" and remarked ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls alternative energy plan


October 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan is considering alternative energy sources to mitigate the country's massive power crisis, Water and Power Minister Naveed Qamar has said.He said the draft alternative energy ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China’s government departments flunk transparency test


September 30th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) Thirty-five of China's State Council's 43 departments have failed a test conducted to determine the transparency of government agencies in the country.The institution that did the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistan Army ready to restore peace in Karachi: Kayani


August 21st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said the army was prepared to bring a halt to the spiralling violence in Karachi if asked by ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan to have TV channel to counter Taliban propaganda


August 12th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan will launch a Pashto-language TV channel to counter Taliban propaganda, an official said.Pakistan Television (PTV) will start Abaseen TV channel at the end of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

24 commodities dearer in Pakistan in Ramzan’s first week


August 7th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) The prices of 24 essential commodities have gone up across Pakistan in the first week of Ramzan, affecting the poor and middle-class people the most, a ... Read more...

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‘Give stern punishment to perpetrators of Karachi, Quetta killings’


August 1st, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) The Pakistan government must mete out stern and exemplary punishment to those responsible for the vicious spate of "target killings" that have engulfed Karachi and now ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Create environment for foreign investment to rise: Gilani


July 30th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that a conducive environment needs to be created so that the pace of foreign investment in the country ... Read more...

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Ending concurrent list a big step: Pakistan PM


June 29th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Abolition of the constitution's concurrent list is a major step towards provincial autonomy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said the cabinet ... Read more...

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Gilani for coordinated efforts to improve security


June 29th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked Interior Minister Rehman Malik to make a concerted effort along with the provincial governments to improve the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gilani asks Malik to improve Pakistan’s security


June 28th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday asked Interior Minister Rehman Malik to strengthen intelligence gathering to improve the security situation in the country.Gilani asked ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan sets up panel on agriculture tax


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan has set up a commission to formulate a uniform policy with regard to agriculture tax, a media report said.The Council of Common Interests (CCI) ... Read more...

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Colombo mulling power sharing with Tamils: Peiris


May 17th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday said it was working towards bridging a gap in its constitution for sharing power with the minority Tamils, for which it is ... Read more...

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Polio cases in Pakistan worry global agencies


May 15th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) With 37 polio cases reported so far this year in Pakistan, Unicef and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are a worried lot. The two institutions have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

6,00,000 fake doctors operating across Pakistan


May 1st, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 1(ANI): As many as 6,00,000 quacks are operating all over Pakistan, while 70,000 to 80,000 are present in Karachi alone.This shocking revelation was made by Dr Ali Farhan Razi, Chairman ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

PCB, Punjab Govt announce cash rewards for Pak cricket team selectors


April 16th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 16(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board and the Punjab Government have announced cash rewards for the national selectors, close on the heels of chief selector Mohsin Khan's demand that the selectors ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pakistanis to sweat it out this summer


April 15th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Pakistanis will have to sweat it out this summer as the acute electricity shortage in the country is expected to worsen in the coming days.The electricity ... Read more...

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Lahore HC gives both Pak, Punjab govts 10 days to recover heirs of Davis’ victims


April 1st, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 1(ANI): The Lahore High Court has directed the federal and provincial governments of Pakistan to recover the legal heirs of the January 27 Raymond Davis shootout victims within ten days.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Lahore HC directs both Pak, Punjab govts to explain Davis’ acquittal, departure


March 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 31(ANI): The Lahore High Court has directed the federal and provincial governments of Pakistan to submit their replies by April 8 on a petition pertaining to the release and departure ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Davis release: LHC seeks explanation on Sanaullah’s statement on missing families


March 28th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 28(ANI): Taking notice of Pakistan Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah's claim on missing families of the two young men shot dead by CIA contractor Raymond Davis, the Lahore High Court ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Lahore police chief ignorant about whereabouts of heirs of Davis shootout victims


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): The Lahore police chief has expressed his ignorance regarding the mysterious disappearance of the families of the January 27 shootout victims.The heirs of the two youths- Faizan Haider and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Lahore HC seeks explanation on ‘disappearance’ of heirs of Davis shootout victims


March 21st, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 21(ANI): The Lahore High Court has sought an explanation from the Capitol City Police Officer (CCPO) of Lahore regarding the mysterious disappearance of the families of the January 27 shootout ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Jakarta cancels ban on Indonesia’s Ahmadiyah religious group


March 7th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Jakarta provincial government on Monday canceled the ban on the Indonesia's Ahmadiyah religious group and its activities, the Antara news agency reported.Jakarta governor Fauzi Bowo made ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Canada to vet Toronto Exchange merger with London bourse


February 12th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 12 (IANS) The proposed merger of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) may not have smooth sailing as the Canadian and Ontario provincial ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lahore HC moved for acquiring complete details of foreign nationals in Pakistan


February 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 4(ANI): The Lahore High Court has asked the federal and provincial governments of Pakistan to reply to a petition seeking the complete details of the Americans and other foreigners living ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Davis holds diplomatic passport, says Malik


February 2nd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) Amid uncertainty over claimed diplomatic immunity of Raymond Davis, arrested for gunning down two Pakistanis in Lahore, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Wednesday that the US citizen ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Govt revises economic plan to reduce fiscal deficit, win over IMF


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): The Pakistan Government has prepared a revised economic plan- envisaging a drastic fifty per cent cut in the development programme, scaling down its revenue target by over five per ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan lacks effective counter-terrorism policy: PIPS report


January 17th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 17(ANI): The internal security situation continues to be a pressing challenge for Pakistan, as the rule of law is lacking not only in KPK and FATA but all across the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

“Semi-curfew” to be imposed in parts of Karachi: Malik


January 16th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 16(ANI): Pakistan has imposed partial curfew over some parts of Karachi after at least 30 people were killed in a fresh wave of political violence in the city."A semi-curfew will ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Most Chinese unhappy with government websites


December 18th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) Nearly 80 percent Chinese in a survey said they were dissatisfied with government websites as they lacked useful information.Of the 450,000 people surveyed from June to November, only ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Red alert across Pakistan to avoid al-Qaeda’s backlash against drone attacks


December 11th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Ministry has sounded a countrywide threat alert, warning of strong backlash from al-Qaeda against unmanned predator drones, which have recently killed important operatives of the terror group ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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