Pakistan Economy Registers 7% Growth Rate for 4th Consecutive Year


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan economy has shown a robust growth as the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has registered an average growth rate of 7 percent for the fourth consecutive year. Official sources highlighting the performance of economy during 2006-07 said that the per capita income in the year increased to US $ 926 or Rs. 56,121. They attributed the excellent performance of the economy in all the sectors to prudent economic policies initiated by the government and consistency and continuity in the policies. They said that during the year the services…

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Israel must provide full explanation on flotilla raid: UN Chief


KAMPALA (Uganda): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he was “shocked” by a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla and demanded a full investigation. “I am shocked by reports of killings and injuries of people on boats carrying supplies for Gaza,” the UN chief said at a press conference following the opening in Uganda of a key conference on the International Criminal Court. “I condemn this violence,” Ban added, as an Israeli television channel reported that as many as 19 pro-Palestinian activists may have been killed in…

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Worst Rail Crash: Kills 100s with injuries to 1000 in Pakistan


GHOTKI: Three trains crashed in a deadly cCrane removes derbies of three passenger trains collide, Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Ghotki, some 600 kilometers (370 miles) northeast of Karachi, Pakistan.hain-reaction after a train driver misread a signal, killing countless travellers and injuring at least a thousand in Pakistan’s worst rail disaster in more than a decade in the pre-dawn hours today, Wednesday. The nighttime accident jolted passengers awake to a horrifying smash-up that left metal, glass and body parts strewn across a remote railway station near Ghotki. Rescuers frantically cut…

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Turkey joins Pakistan, China in joint efforts for Space Technology


BEIJING (China): Turkey has joined Pakistan, China and six other countries in the region to make joint efforts for the development of space technology. Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in China Oktay Ozuye signed the Convention of the Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) on behalf of his government. Thus Turkey has become the ninth State to sign the APSCO Convention. Informed sources said on Wednesday that the organization is aimed at promoting multilateral cooperation in the field of space technology. Other six countries that have already inked the…

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Punjab Minister Zil-e-Huma Usman Assassinated


LAHORE: Punjab Minister for SocialPunjab Minister Ms Zill-e-Huma speaks at a function on December 29, 2006. [File Photo] Welfare Zil-e-Huma Usman Tuesday died of bullet injury in a hospital in Lahore. The minister was critically injured in an attack in Gujranwala during an open katchehry. An attacker, identified as Ghulam Sarwar, had fired bullets in the head and shoulder of provincial minister Zill-e-Huma Usman during an open katchehry held at Muslim League House near Civil Lines police station. Minister’s driver and other people attending the katchehry caught the attacker. The…

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