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  • FIFA hires crisis consultants as first official extradited to US

    ZURICH: Swiss authorities extradited to the United States the first of seven current and former FIFA officials arrested in a corruption investigation while world football’s governing body hired a New York-based crisis communications firm to help handle multinational probes and try to restore its tarnished image...

    Swiss authorities did not name the extradited official, but the news came six days after a source told Reuters that Jeffrey...
  • Consultants oppose piped gas to ‘uneconomical’ categories

    ISLAMABAD: Independent consultants appointed on the instructions of the government have recommended limiting the expansion of piped-natural gas to uneconomical consumer categories and replacing it with cylindered-gas to contain huge energy losses amid scarce domestic resources...

    The consultants were of the opinion that this level of system losses was too high...

  • Hefty payout to consultants displeases CJP

    LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday expressed displeasure at hefty amount being paid to foreign consultants engaged for Punjab Saaf Pani Company and huge salaries paid to its officials...

    “Who are these consultants and for what purpose they have been hired,” the chief justice asked company CEO retired Capt Muhammad Usman...

  • Wapda faces resistance over plan to hire local consultants for dam construction

    LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is facing resistance from the quarters concerned in the federal government over its plan to hire local consultants for supervising and the execution of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams’ projects, it has been learnt...

    The opposition started from the relevant ministries after Wapda finally decided in principle to give the lead role to local consultants instead of international...

  • LRH suspends four consultants over violation of rules

    PESHAWAR: The administration of Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar has suspended the services of six consultants including two professors and four assistant professors for what it calls violation of rules, according to sources...

    They said that four of the consultants were suspended for raising voice against illegal extension given to a gastroenterologist after retirement and two for receiving donation from private parties in their...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    THE buzzword these days is Naya (new) Pakistan, the mantra that has arguably helped the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf capture power in the Centre and two provinces, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, while doing respectably in Sindh and Balochistan...

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

  • 8 Ansarul Sharia Pakistan militants killed in 'encounter' in Karachi

    Eight terrorists were killed during an "encounter" jointly carried out by the Rangers and the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Karachi's Raees Goth area on Saturday night, officials said...

    According to a Rangers press release, the operation was carried out on the basis of technical intelligence and evidence after receiving a tip-off about the presence of Ansarul Sharia Pakistan (ASP) terrorists in the area...

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