Pakistan News

    12 May 2009 Karachi Snob

  • Environmental problems claimed 45,000 lives in Sindh in 2009

    ISLAMABAD: A World Bank (WB) analysis estimates that 45,000 people died prematurely in 2009 in Sindh from major environmental health hazards, and its economic impact in terms of GDP was 15 per cent of Sindh’s GDP, with an annual cost of about Rs372 billion...

    Under conservative assumptions, the cost of environmental disaster in Sindh is equivalent to between 11 and 19 per cent of the province’s GDP for 2009...

  • NLC didn’t get its accounts audited since 2009, PAC told

    ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that the National Logistics Cell (NLC) had not got its accounts audited since 2009...

    Under section 233 of the ordinance, it said, the NLC was required to finalise its annual accounts within four months after the closing date of accounts for a specific year, but the organisation’s management had failed to provide its audited accounts for...

  • LEAs still clueless about 2009 Ashura blast suspects

    KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies have so far found no clue to the three suspected Jundullah militants who were allegedly involved in the 2009 Ashura bombing cases despite the passage of over seven years after their escape from the city courts...

    Jinnah Road in December 2009, have been gathering dust in an antiterrorism court as police and other special investigation units remained unable to trace the suspects who fled the courts... ...

  • Hero driver still traumatised by 2009 attack

    LAHORE: Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka’s cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but the bus driver calls the incident “tragic” and says it is best forgotten...

    But he admits that his recollection of the events of March 3, 2009, still fills him with dread...

  • Umpire Ahsan wants to forget 2009 attack

    The 2009 ambush by gunmen on Sri Lanka’s team and match officials on their way to Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium killed six people and one of the bullets left Ahsan with a damaged lung...

    Published in Dawn, May 21th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • Indonesia’s growth slowest since 2009

    JAKARTA: Indonesian growth slipped to its slowest pace since 2009 in the first quarter, official data showed Tuesday, signalling a tough road ahead for President Joko Widodo to revive Southeast Asia’s top economy...

    It was the slowest pace of growth since early 2009, and economists said it would now be hard for Indonesia to achieve its growth target of 5...

  • Sri Lanka team to tour Pakistan in September in first visit since 2009 attack

    Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said that after a security assessment, the team had been cleared to play three Twenty20 internationals, including “at least one” in Lahore — the scene of the 2009 attack which left eight people dead...

    Leading cricket nations have shunned playing in Pakistan since the 2009 assault, in which gunmen ambushed the Sri Lankan team bus en route to the Lahore stadium, wounding at least seven...

  • MPA Achakzai named in 2009 kidnapping FIR

    ISLAMABAD: The Balochistan police told the Supreme Court on Monday that a provincial assembly member who fatally ran over a traffic sub-inspector on June 20 in Quetta was also booked in a 2009 case of kidnapping and extortion...

    156/2009, under Sections 365 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code, read with Section 6-K of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, lodged with Police Station Satellite Town, Quetta, said a three-page report submitted by...

  • Organ trade racket dates back to 2009

    LAHORE: The organ trade racket unearthed by the Federal Investigation Agency, Lahore, on Saturday has been operating in the country since 2009 and exploiting a number of people here to oblige its clients in Gulf countries...

    “Both the doctors during interrogation revealed that they have been looking for clients in Gulf countries through an agent stationed in Oman since 2009...

  • US man gets more than 7 years over 2009 ISI bombing

    Khan admitted arranging for the delivery of approximately $2,450 to Maldivian Ali Jaleel, one of the suicide bombers responsible for the May 27, 2009 attack on Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence headquarters in Lahore which killed 30 people and injured 300 more...

    Take a look: Oregon man admits helping people linked to 2009 ISI bombingKhan also admitted to providing advice and financial assistance to Jaleel's wives after the...

  • US home sales surge to best level since 2009

    WASHINGTON: US existing-home sales surged in May to their strongest pace in nearly six years as more first-time buyers entered the market, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday...

    “Solid sales gains were seen throughout the country in May as more homeowners listed their home for sale and therefore provided greater choices for buyers,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist...

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