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Graduation ceremony held at PAF Finishing School

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The graduation ceremony of PAF (Pakistan Air Force) Finishing School was held at the Air Headquarters Officers’ Mess on Friday and Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi ... Read More »

Despite shortcomings, democratic system must continue in Pakistan: speakers

Maverick Report LAHORE: In discussing the performance of the National Assembly and its evaluation in the context of democratic strengthening, the speakers at a Pildat (Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development) ... Read More »

Time to enjoy warmth of winter in Pakistan — but with caution

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s northern areas including federal capital Islamabad continues to receive spell of intermittent rain making weather cold and chilly amid the forecast of Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) ... Read More »

2010: the year lawyers and judges fell apart in Pakistan

Internews Report LAHORE: Just three years after establishing what appeared to be an unbreakable bond, the bar (representing lawyers) and the bench (representing the judges) turned against each other at ... Read More »

Pakistan wants foreign workers providing relief to flood victims out

Internews Report PESHAWAR: Pakistan last week asked all foreigners, including American nationals, engaged in flood relief activities to leave the country by January 1, 2010 at the latest, official sources ... Read More »

Pakistan’s most prominent twosomes of the decade

Internews Report KARACHI: Whether it was former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto marrying current President Asif Zardari or former cricket heart-throb Imran Khan marrying Jemima Goldsmith, there’s nothing like a ... Read More »

Pakistan’s energy sector outperforms stock market

Internews Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s oil and gas sector posted a handsome return of 45 per cent, including dividends, during the outgoing year. The sector outperformed the benchmark 100-share index at ... Read More »

Growing gripes in Lahore about heating gas shortages

Internews Report LAHORE: Complaints by domestic consumers in Pakistan’s second largest city Lahore about extremely low-gas pressure that make heating of homes in the freezing winter have increased after the ... Read More »

‘Model bazaars’ to replace ‘Sunday bazaars’ in Punjab

Internews Report LAHORE: Realising that Sunday (Itwar) bazaars setup across the province mostly failed to deliver in terms of quantity, quality and prices, the industries department in Pakistan’s Punjab province ... Read More »

No monetary support for Pakistan till June 2011: IMF

Internews Report KARACHI: The government of Pakistan will have to run the country’s financial affairs without the monetary support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at least till June 30, ... Read More »

World Bank holds $70m for Pakistan’s AIDS programme

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The World Bank is holding back on its commitment to release $70 million to the Ministry of Health for launching a five-year project of National AIDS Control ... Read More »

Pakistani culture, traditions go online

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ministry of Culture has launched its official website ( with an illustrated tour of the rich history and living traditions of the ancient seat of great ... Read More »