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US drone attacks in Pakistan illegal, experts warn Congress

Internews Report WASHINGTON: US drone attacks in Pakistan are illegal because the American CIA was using civilian contractors to launch them, a prominent lawyer has told a key congressional committee. ... Read More »

Pakistani province turns down World Bank loan offer

Internews Report PESHAWAR: The government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has turned down a $100 million loan offer by the World Bank for social sectors, to avoid future piling up ... Read More »

World’s biggest energy saver project to be launched in Pakistan

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Pakistan have signed an agreement to invest $40 million in energy-efficient and cost-effective compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) – ... Read More »

New Pakistan software for auto-clearance at customs

Internews Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) plans to continue paperless working at Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) by launching indigenously developed software before the start of new fiscal ... Read More »

Compensation for damages: Delay brings more agony for Pakistan’s war victims

Internews Report PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government in Pakistan and the World Bank have locked horns over disbursement of compensation for damaged houses, delaying payments to affected households in ... Read More »

Pakistani mango exports to begin from May 15

Internews Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s ministry of commerce has allowed mango exports from May 15, 2010. The decision was taken on exporters’ plea that the crop would be maturing before time ... Read More »

Pakistani national poet honoured alongside Shakespeare in UK

Internews Report LONDON: Pakistan’s national poet Allama Iqbal has been honoured in the United Kingdom with the placing of his commemorative plaque in William Shakespeare’s birthplace in a quaint English ... Read More »

Pakistan makes a dent in external debt, liabilities

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s external debt and liabilities reduced by $942 million or 1.7 per cent to $54.32 billion by end of March 2010 as compared with $55.26 billion in ... Read More »

Musharraf was hostile when he phoned Bhutto: former aide

Internews Report LAHORE: Former Pakistani military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf was hostile and had a confrontational discussion with Benazir Bhutto before her return to Pakistan, a private TV channel ... Read More »

Zardari was ‘deeply involved’ in Bhutto security: UN report

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Although the United Nations Commission inquiry report into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has cleared her spouse Asif Zardari, it has unambiguously mentioned that he was ‘deeply ... Read More »

Legally Fahim is ruling party boss in Pakistan, not Zardari

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Commerce Minister Amin Fahim, not President Asif Zardari or his son Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, has got the authority, courtesy of the 18th Constitutional Amendment, to unseat any of ... Read More »

Former convicts can now become legislators, grab top political posts

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: One of the unsavoury side effects of the constitutional reforms enacted this month in Pakistan through the 18th Amendment, is to open the doors of parliament to ... Read More »