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Two French companies want to invest in Pakistan’s power sector: Ambassador Marc Barety

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of France to Pakistan Marc Barety called on Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Omar Ayub Khan here on Monday and informed him that two French companies wanted to invest in the power sector of Pakistan. Omar Ayub said that Pakistan and France shared cordial relations and emphasised the need to extend those ties from trade and economic domain to cooperation in the field of energy. He said that Pakistan highly valued its multi-faceted relations with France. The minister said that Pakistan…

‘Two football stadiums of international standard to be constructed in Quetta, Gwadar’

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said two football stadium of international standard would be constructed in Quetta and Gwadar, Balochistan. "Brazil has always extended cooperation for promotion of sports, particularly football but we are eager to seek further cooperation for promotion of this game in the country," he said this in a meeting with Brazilian Ambassador Claudio Raja Gabaglia Lins at the Parliament House. "Football is very popular game in Balochistan, however, the players need…

Two more infants fall prey to deadly malnutrition in Tharparkar

KARACHI: Malnutrition continues to take lives of infants in Thar, as two more children succumbed to malnutrition in Mithi's Civil Hospital on Friday. Sensing the importance of the issue, Sindh government has finally called an emergent meeting to review Thar situation. Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah will preside over the meeting, in which heads of 15 institutes will be in attendance. The meeting will also be attended by the five vice chancellors of medical universities. Yesterday, two more children died…

Two special teams formed to probe lady constable rape case

ISLAMABAD: Police have constituted two special investigation teams to probe the lady police constable rape case in Islamabad, ARY News reported. Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Islamabad Muhammad Amin Bukhari said one team was formed under supervision of SP Rural and the other team under supervision of SP Investigation. "The investigation teams will also prepare a report on developments in the case," he said adding that soon the culprits would be arrested. Read More: Police constable loses life in…

Two tunnels on Havelian-Thakot section of KKH become operational under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Two long tunnels at Havelian-Thakot section of Karakorum Highway have been operationalized, under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Project Manager of China Communications Construction Company Zhu Jiangfan told media in Islamabad that the two tunnels, out of the six, had been made operational at a very difficult track. He said work on the remaining tunnels was in final stages and would be completed within the stipulated time. The project manager informed that the total length of the…

Two Pakistanis detained in Nigeria seek help from PM, CJP

ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistanis locked up in a Nigerian prison for the last 16 months have requested the prime minister, the chief justice of Pakistan and the foreign minister in a letter to get them free from illegal detention. Giving detailed account of how they got trapped in the dilemma, the Pakistanis, Naseer Khan and Mohammed Ejaz wrote that they got a job in 'Aqleem Shipping Company' in March 2017 and the company first sent them to Greece and then to Nigeria.  "We were made hostage at a ship for seeking permission…

SC orders freezing of current prices of medicines for next 75 days

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to freeze the current prices of medicines for the next two and a half months. This ruling was announced by a three-member bench of Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing a Suo moto case regarding the increase in prices of medicines, at Supreme Court Lahore Registry. During the proceedings, the court directed pharmaceutical companies to print the barcode on packets of medicines. It also…

Super Boxing League shortlists ten males, two females in Lahore

LAHORE: After successful trials in Gujranwala, Super Boxing League (SBL) reaches Lahore where ten male and two female boxers have been short-listed for the league. The trials were held in Sports Board Punjab gymnasium where more than fifty boxers including female participated in five different categories. Speaking about the initiative, manager Lahore Rams Muzammil Usaman said that through the platform of SBL, every boxer will become Amir Khan. The trials will be continued in seven major cities of the country including…

Tendulkar: scrap two new-ball ODI rule to revive reverse swing

NEW DELHI: India batting great Sachin Tendulkar says cricket should revisit the rule of using two new balls in one-day games in order to revive the moribund art of reverse swing in the format. Bowlers have often found themselves short-changed since the 2011 decision to have one new ball from each end which, many believe, has rendered the already batsman-friendly format even more lop-sided. The decision meant the ball never gets old enough to generate reverse or aid the spinners, while being easier to score off in the…

Two stabbed to death in South Africa mosque

MALMESBURY, South Africa: A man stabbed two worshippers to death and wounded two others in a rampage at a mosque in South Africa on Thursday before being shot dead by police, officers said. Police quickly surrounded the building in Malmesbury near Cape Town outside which a body lay under a tree and a penknife was discarded nearby, according to an AFP correspondent at the scene. The motive of the attacker, who police said was Somali, remains unclear. It comes just a month after a deadly stabbing at another South African…