|Cabinet meeting to discuss expressing govt resentment toward anti-Islam film|
19 September 2012
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf suspended all agenda items on the list for today’s Cabinet meeting and instead will discuss ways and means to express Pakistan’s strong resentment against the recently released anti-Islam film in the US.
The controversial film has sparked protests all across the world by Muslims, protesting against the portrayal of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) in the film.
The government has recently blocked YouTube in the country after the company refused to remove the film’s trailer from the site.
Along with Pakistan, other Muslim countries, including Afghanistan and Bangladesh have also blocked the website. In India, Youtube complied with government’s order and blocked the content.
Google said it was censoring the video in India and Indonesia after blocking it on Wednesday in Egypt and Libya.
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|Tripped units at Guddu fixed, power supply resumes|
25 May 2013
JACOBABAD: Fourteen tripped units of Guddu Thermal Power Plant and a technical glitch in Dera Murad Jamali grid station have been fixed on Saturday morning, Geo news reported
The power supply to affected parts of Sindh and Balochistan have also resumed following the removal of technical faults.
Earlier, KESCO sources said that power supply to Jafferabad and Nasirabad among various areas was halted as a technical fault had occurred in Dera Murad Jamali grid station.
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|PIA plane lands at Manchester airport, probe continues|
25 May 2013
LONDON: A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane, which was forced to land at a London airport after two travelers threatened to ‘explode the plane’ during their argument, has now arrived at Manchester.
According to the sources, British police arrested two people on suspicion of endangerment of aircraft after diverting Manchester-bound PIA flight PK-709 to land at Stansted airport following a mid-air alert.
Both the British nationals of Pakistani origin were arrested after ... Full Story
|Deal with IMF now will be self-defeating: Sartaj|
25 May 2013
LAHORE : Pakistan’s new leadership expects first results of its planned steps to shore up its finances and ease a power crisis in two or three months and only then should decide whether and on what terms to seek an IMF bailout, a senior policy adviser said on Friday.
Most economists, lenders and rating agencies say that the nation’s finances have reached such a critical stage that a deal with the International Monetary Fund will be necessary and the sooner it comes the better.
But Sartaj Aziz, ... Full Story