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Hydropower project: South Korea announces largest investment yet

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  ISLAMABAD: A South Korea company on Thursday announced that it would contribute in setting up the 147MW Patrind Hydropower Project on river Kunhar costing around 0 million, making it the largest foreign direct investment from the Far Eastern country. The Korean sponsors will contribute 25% of the cost while 75% will be financed by banks […]

Roundtable discussion: Experts concerned over volatile situation in Afghanistan

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  Experts at a roundtable expressed optimism at improving Pak-India relations, but were concerned over the situation in Afghanistan, said a press release issued by roundtable organiser Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) in Islamabad on Tuesday. “India is eying a global role which has made it more inclined for peace talks with Pakistan,” said Carnegie […]

Optimism expressed over improvement in Pakistan-India ties

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Participants of a roundtable discussion organised by the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) here on Tuesday expressed concern over the situation in A The News International – Islamabad

Pakistan to import LNG from Qatar

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ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to import 500 million cubic feet of LNG per day (mmcfd) from Qatar to cope with the endemic energy crisis and to Islamabad News Sources

Beyonce gives birth to a baby girl

Beyonce Knowles is a mother. As published by celebrity gossip website TMZ , the American artist gave birth to a daughter on Saturday. It has been reported that the singing diva has named her newly born, Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce gave birth to her daughter at a hospital in New York City, where she lives. […]

Pak-US ties need to be salvaged immediately, says Musharraf

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  DUBAI:  Urgent action is needed to salvage Pakistan’s dire relations with the United States, former president Pervez Musharraf said, after announcing he would return home soon to re-enter politics. “Today Pakistan-US relations are at their lowest, this is because of a trust and confidence deficit,” Musharraf told Reuters in an interview in Dubai. “I […]

World’s biggest gall bladder: Doctor’s Guinness book entry honoured

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  ISLAMABAD:  The Guinness Book of World record has issued surgeon Dr Naeem Taj of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Hospital a certificate recognising his recent achievement of removing the world’s longest gall bladder through laparoscopy. Rasheeda Bibi, 70, was operated on at CDA hospital by Dr Naeem Taj, who removed a 25.5 cm long […]

Bill Gates wants Arfa’s treatment in United States

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Chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates has contacted with the parents of world s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim for her treatment, pri The News International – Islamabad

Around 780 Indian troops committed suicide in IHK

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ISLAMABAD: A recent report issued by the Indian Defence Ministry has indicated that around 780 Indian troops have committed suicide since 2005 in Indian Held Kashmir. According to KMS, a study conducted by two Indian psychiatrists shows that 38.56 per cent of Indian forces are schizophrenic, 14.17 per cent suffer from alcohol dependence syndrome and […]

No truce unless our plan accepted in toto: Hezb

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  ISLAMABAD:  Notwithstanding its ongoing peace negotiations with Afghan and US officials, the second biggest insurgent group in Afghanistan says it will not announce a truce unless its peace plan is accepted in toto. Senior leaders of Hizb-e-Islami, the militant group led by former warlord Gulbudin Hekmatyar, met with President Hamid Karzai and US embassy […]

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