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Upgraded Phet to crash into Pakistan Sunday

Upgraded Phet to crash into Pakistan Sunday

Thursday, June 3, 2010 18:54

KARACHI: Meteorological Department said strong tropical cyclone brewing up in Arabian Sea is fast approaching Omani coastline and is at least 200 kilometers from the Sultanate. However, it is expected to roar into Pakistan on Sunday. The furious Cyclone Phet upgraded to category 4, which is a dangerous sign; however, ...

SBP governor calls it quits

SBP governor calls it quits

Thursday, June 3, 2010 11:52

KARACHI: Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Syed Salim Raza has tendered his resignation, citing personal reasons, announced the Finance Division in a press release late on Wednesday. Coming just three days before the announcement of the federal budget 2010-11 on June 5, the resignation has given rise to ...

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Emergency imposed at coastal areas as cyclone Phet nears

Emergency imposed at coastal areas as cyclone Phet nears

Thursday, June 3, 2010 9:44

KARACHI: Tropical cyclone ‘Phet’ is gathering pace off Sindh’s coastline in the Arabian Sea and could hit Karachi in the next 24 hours. According to the Met Department, the cyclone is intensifying 950 kilometres southwest of Karachi and is expected to hit Sindh’s coastal areas in the night between ...

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Punjabi Taliban preparing for major terror attack: Malik

Punjabi Taliban preparing for major terror attack: Malik

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 18:32

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday claimed that the Punjabi Taliban were preparing for a major terror attack in the country and said Lashkar-i-Jhangvi was involved in the attacks on the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, the GHQ in Rawalpindi and the terror attacks in Lahore. Malik, while briefing ...

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Israeli-freed convoy with 3 Pakistanis reached Jordan

Israeli-freed convoy with 3 Pakistanis reached Jordan

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 11:25

AMMAN: The first convoy of pro-Palestinian activists detained in the Israeli raid on the Gaza aid flotilla arrived in Jordan after being deported from neighboring Israel. Pakistani journalist and two other Pakistanis are part a convoy comprised of more than 100 people of Arab countries. The convoy crossed the ...

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CCTV footage of Jinnah Hospital attack issued

CCTV footage of Jinnah Hospital attack issued

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 19:28

LAHORE: A CCTV footage of yesterdays' attack on Jinnah Hospital has been released to media by the hospital authorities. According to the footage attackers used backdoor to enter the hospital at 11:31pm. Five persons including three policemen were gunned down when at least four terrorists clad in ...

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Flotilla Protests Around The World

Flotilla Protests Around The World

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:40

NEW YORK: From Islamabad to Istanbul to Washington, DC, demonstrators took to the streets on Monday to denounce Israel's attack on the "Freedom Flotilla" carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. Palestinians in the occupied territories ...

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Hunza-Gilgit Section Of Karakoram Highway To Open Today

Hunza-Gilgit Section Of Karakoram Highway To Open Today

Monday, May 31, 2010 6:31

HUNZA: The outflow of water from Attabad Lake is increasing steadily, making the next 24 to 48 hours extremely critical. Hunza-Gilgit section of Karakoram Highway would remain open from 07:00am to 04:00pm today until authorities issue any warning, Assistant Commissioner Hunza Zamir Abbas told Geo News. Vice Chancellor Karakoram University Dr ...

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Bangladesh Blocks Facebook Over Profanity Cartoons

Bangladesh Blocks Facebook Over Profanity Cartoons

Sunday, May 30, 2010 18:54

DHAKA: Bangladesh has blocked social networking site Facebook for posting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) and "obnoxious" images of the Muslim-majority country's leaders, an official said Sunday. Facebook was blocked late Saturday, the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission said....

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Bombardment of Jet Planes in Orakzai Agency

Bombardment of Jet Planes in Orakzai Agency

Sunday, May 30, 2010 18:23

PARACHINAR: A government official says fighter jets pounded militant hide-outs in northwestern Pakistan, killing 18 suspected fighters. Jahanzeb Khan, a local administrator, says the attacks Sunday targeted militants in the Orakzai tribal region who had fled from an army offensive last year in nearby South Waziristan. Khan ...

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