Be patient as power relief needs time: Nawaz

Nawaz claimed that it was a tragedy that a country with atomic weapons was deprived of electricity and had no electricity for 20 hours a day. “How can a country develop in such a situation?” he asked. He urged the people to show patience for improvement of power supply situation.

Nawaz vowed to install new power plants to tackle the problem, which acted as a huge drag on the economy, shaving up to 4 percent of GDP according to the Planning Commission, but he warned that there would be no quick fix. He said the power plants might take three years to operate.

“Don’t expect that the new government will come and resolve the issue of loadshedding as soon as it takes charge, we will cure the problem as well as pray Allah Almighty to fix it,” Nawaz added.

He said his government would carry out “economic explosion” within the next five years. Nawaz said Pakistan and China had agreed to launch joint economic ventures that would go a long way to overcome the financial problems as well as end unemployment and poverty in the country.

PTI received second most votes in general election

Imran Khan’ party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), despite finishing third in terms of seats, received the second largest number of votes in the general election, data released on Monday showed.

PTI polled 7.7 million votes in the general election to win 28 National Assembly seats, but Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which led the outgoing government, took 32 seats with only 6.9 million ballots. Continue reading

Stop 650MW power supply to Karachi: Senate committee.

The Senate Committee on Water and Power that met here on Friday with Senator Zahid Khan in the chair asked the government to immediately stop the supply of 650MWs electricity to the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) as the Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and interior Sindh are facing an unprecedented loadshedding at a time when the mercury has surged over 50 degrees Centigrade in some areas. Continue reading

China’s Li offers to help end Pakistan energy crisis.

China and Pakistan should make cooperation on power generation a priority, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said, as Islamabad seeks to end an energy crisis that triggers power cuts of up to 20 hours a day, bringing the economy to a near standstill.

Li arrived in the Pakistan capital under extra-tight security on May 22 on the second leg of his first official trip since taking office in March after a visit to Pakistan’s and China’s arch rival, India.

Li’s plane was escorted by six air force fighter jets as it entered Pakistan air space. Security measures also included shutting down mobile phone networks across the city. Continue reading

Chinese PM pledges stronger partnership with Pakistan.

Chinese Premier Minister Li Keqiang vowed to strengthen his country’s partnership with Pakistan Wednesday as he began an official visit less than a fortnight after the country’s general election.
The long-time allies will look to use the two-day trip to boost trade ties, and Li will meet prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif — who has not yet been sworn in — as well as holding talks with senior officials.
Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party swept to victory in the May 11 general election on a promise to revitalise the struggling economy. Help from its giant northern neighbour will be important to this.
Trade between China and Pakistan hit an annual $12 billion for the first time last year, according to Islamabad’s foreign ministry, and the two sides plan to raise this to $15 billion in the next two to three years.
Li arrived in Pakistan after a visit to arch-rival India, where he promised to open China’s vast domestic market wider to India and forge a “dynamic trade balance” with the South Asian giant.

President felicitates first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest.

President Asif Ali Zardari congratulated Pakistani woman mountaineer Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali on climbing the world’s highest peak at Mount Everest.

In a message of felicitation, the President lauded the will and determination of Samina Baig and said that she has made the nation proud. According to President Zardari, Continue reading

Sialkot people experience 22-hour long power loadshedding.

 

 

 

 

 

The people in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur, Satrah, Chawinda, Badiana and surrounding areas on Saturday spent a day of great ordeal as they experienced 22 hours long power loadshedding.

Almost all the social, business and civic activities remained badly paralyzed due to this what the local people and traders said, unbearable 22 hours long loadshedding of electricity here. Continue reading

Apple Reaches 50B App Downloads.

Apple (AAPL) announced that it surpassed more than 50 billion apps downloaded on its App Store on Thursday, however the number of apps offered is only half the battle in the burgeoning mobile software market.The App Store, the exclusive source for downloading apps for use on Apple’s mobile devices, launched in July 2008 with just 500 apps. Today, more than 800 per second are downloaded at a rate or more than two billion per month.
In early January, Apple announced that it surpassed 40 billion downloads.

Kayani assures CEC of army support for re-polling.

Ahead of re-polling on some polling stations of NA-250 in Karachi, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani assured Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim of the continuation of army’s full support.

The army chief assured the CEC about the army’s support in the upcoming re-elections on different constituencies, particularly in some parts of Karachi where elections are to be conducted again due to problems the first time round.

Ambassador Sherry Rehman tenders resignation.

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has tendered her resignation from the post, while congratulating the new Parliament emerging from last Saturday’s election, the Pakistani embassy said here on Monday evening.

“Congratulating the new Parliament on its election, Ambassador Sherry Rehman has sent in her resignation to the (interim) Prime Minister, saying that it is time a new envoy come in as quickly as possible so that there is no gap in the Pakistan-US relationship.”

PTI demanding fair reelection in NA-122, 125.

Demanding a fair reelection in NA-122-125 in Lahore, Pakistan Terhreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters are holding onto their protest demonstrations against alleged massive vote rigging on Monday.

PTI loyalists said that according to early unofficial results, Imran Khan and Hamid Khan from NA-122 and NA-125 respectively leading with a great margin but later ECP declared them as losers. Continue reading

Summer season setting in the country.

As the summer season setting in the country, the sale of unhygienic and adulterated food items and juices at bus stops and public places has started playing havoc with the health and lives of citizens.

Makeshift juice and fruit centers are fast mushrooming day by day near bus stops, schools, colleges, weekly bazaars and commercial centers in the city, making customers vulnerable to fatal diseases like cholera, heatstroke, typhoid, gastroenteritis, shigellosis, mumps and hepatitis.

TO AVOID ANY KIND OF HEALTH PROBLEM TAKE A WATER BOTTLE WITH YOU FROM HOME. It is better to pay a little than regret for life.

Nawaz Sharif poised to lead Pakistan again after long wait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After 14 years out of power, Nawaz Sharif is poised to become prime minister again, and he is a man in a hurry to clean up what he calls Pakistan’s mess.

Sharif said on Saturday his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party was the clear winner in general elections and that he hoped for a majority to avoid a coalition. Continue reading

Imran Khan gets injures as dropped from lifter in Lahore.

Imran Khan stumbled and fell down from a lifter along with his security guards from 14-20 ft height apparently after they lost balance as the lifter soared to the top of the stage in Lahore.

According to source Mr Khan was rushed to Shaukat Khanum Hospital in a bit unconscious condition and was bleeding.

Stay with us to know about Imran Khan’s condition and pray for his fast recovery.

Nimbuzz, Mobilink in pact to launch a new communications solution in Pakistan

The partnership will enable Mobilink subscribers to opt for a special, discounted ‘Nimbuzz Bundle’ that will allow unlimited internet usage via Nimbuzz app for subscribers to make full use of the many features. Mobilink subscribers will also become part of the 150 million strong global Nimbuzz fraternities and able to communicate freely with Nimbuzz users across the world.

Pakistan national assembly candidate, 3-year-old son shot dead.

A candidate running for Pakistan’s national assembly at historic polls next week was shot dead on Friday along with his three-year-old son in Karachi, police said.

It is the first time that a national assembly candidate has been killed in Pakistan’s election campaign. Campaigning has been marred by Taliban threats and attacks, which have killed 62 people since April 11, according to an AFP tally.

Mr Saddiq Zaman Khattak was a candidate for the Awami National Party (ANP), the leading secular party in Pakistan’s ethnic Pastun north-west. A senior party leader said he had received threats.

“He was returning from a mosquee after his Friday prayers with his three-year-old son when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire. Both were killed,” police spokesman Imran Shaukat told AFP.

Caretaker prime minister to address nation tonight

The address will begin at 8:30pm live and will be aired on all media channels. Radio Pakistan announced that the address will also be broadcast on radio.

As the country edges closer to the historic May 11 polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan and interim government cannot see eye-to-eye on whose responsibility it is to provide the security needed to ensure peaceful and transparent elections.

With pre-poll violence continuing unabated, the ECP on Thursday declined caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso’s decision to place the administrative control of the National Crisis Management Cell, presently working under the interior ministry, at the disposal of the election commission.

Amazing news : PPP ready to form alliance with PTI

Pakistan Peoples Party has finally made its mind to enter into an alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to form the next government in order to continue the ongoing democratic process in the country.

The announcement for a possible alliance with any political party, including rival PTI, apparently came at a time when PPP’s top leadership sensed ‘tough electoral test’ in the May 11 general elections.

PPP Secretary General Sardar Latif Khan Khosa revealed on Thursday that his party could form an alliance with any political party to form the next government ‘for the best of democracy’, but the premier would be from his party.

“Our alliance with MQM, PML-Q and ANP is still intact,” Khosa claimed.

PML-N called PPP to apologize to the nation for the five long years of failure.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president, Nawaz Sharif upon his arrival here called on the Pakistan Peoples Party to apologize to the nation for the five long years of failure as government.

Talking to reporters at the Jinnah International Airport, he said the PPP was missing from the field because they did no good to the people during their tenure.

Loadshedding reduced by 3 hours.

The government has claimed that power loadshedding would reduce by three hours in a day from Monday through the measures taken, including providing subsidy and gas to power plants for additional electricity generation.

The government decided to provide Rs 45 billion subsidy and 150 mmcfd gas to the power plants that would reduce the timing of power outages in the country. The government’s measures would reduce the gap between demand and supply and reduce loadshedding in the country.

Imran calls Shahbaz a ‘dramay baaz’

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan has called Shahbaz Sharif a ‘dramay baaz’ (actor) and says the former Punjab chief minister should act in films.

Addressing an election rally in Muzaffargarh, Khan said the PML-N could not change the system during their previous terms and it was not likely that they could change it during five years. “Those parties who destroy the system when in power cannot change it.”

According to Khan, the PTI would be celebrating on the evening of May 11.

Sana Safinaz to launch prêt-à-porter collection

Sana Safinaz prêt-à-porter collection was showcased at the Dolmen Mal with a bang! The doors of the store will open for public on 27th April, 2013.

A wide range of clothing line available in variegated colours, but also accessories and shoes which compliments them. The price range starts from Rs 3000 for lawn suits, Rs 4200 for evening wear and Rs 15,000 for the Chikan Kari and goes up from there, radically.