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    Bolta Pakistan 7 August 2012

  • 'I say sorry to Pakistan': Danish Kaneria admits to involvement in 2012 spot-fixing scandal

    Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield after six years of denials, Britain's Daily Mail reported late on Wednesday...

    Kaneria, who was given a life ban by English cricket chiefs that effectively applied worldwide, said in an interview for an Al Jazeera television documentary quoted by the Mail: "My name is Danish Kaneria and I admit that I...
  • Pakistan returns Indian arrested in 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan authorities returned an Indian prisoner to authorities of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) at the Wagah border crossing on Monday...

    According to an official, Ghulam Qadir had crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir and entered the Pakistan territory illegally in 2012
  • Bhoja Air, CAA officials booked over 2012 crash

    ISLAMABAD: Five long years after the Bhoja Air crash claimed the lives of 125 people, the capital’s police have registered a case against the owners of the airline, as well as others held responsible for the accident by a judicial commission...

    An Islamabad district and sessions court had twice ordered the police to register a case against those responsible for the crash, and on Saturday, Lohi Bher police finally registered an FIR
  • Over 200 children died of measles in 2012, Sindh PA told

    KARACHI: As many as 209 children died of measles in the province in 2012, according to one of the written replies tabled in the Sindh Assembly on Monday...

    The answers relating to the question hour which pertained to the health department were distributed along with the order of the day in the assembly’s Monday session
  • Opec output highest since 2012

    LONDON: Opec oil supply in April has jumped to its highest in more than two years, boosted by record or near-record supplies from Iraq and Saudi Arabia, a Reuters survey showed, as key members stand firm in their focus on market share...

    The increase from Opec puts output further above forecasts of demand for Opec oil in the first half of the year, although second-half demand is expected to be stronger
  • ‘CDA approved new US embassy building in 2012’

    ISLAMABAD: The state minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Wednesday said that the eight-storey US Embassy building in the Diplomatic Enclave was being constructed with the approval of the Capital Development Authority (CDA)...

    Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Senator Hafiz Hamdullah in the Senate, Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said that CDA had approved the building plan of the US Embassy,...
  • LinkedIn warns of data leak from 2012 hack

    WASHINGTON: The professional social network LinkedIn told members Wednesday that data from some 100 million users stolen in a 2012 hack had been leaked online, and recommended a change in passwords...

    LinkedIn had said in 2012 that some 6
  • PPL reverts to 2012 oil policy

    ON November 5, Pakistan Petroleum Limited surprised the market by announcing that it had opted to convert to the Exploration and Production Policy 2012 for concessions operated by it as well as for those concessions where it is a joint venture partner with other operators...

    These include Kuzdar, Kalat, Hala, Barkhan, Zamzama South, Kharan West, Kharan East, Kharan, Dhok Sultan, Kotri, Zindan, Gambat South, Sirani, Kotri North,...
  • California shooter Farook plotted 2012 attack: US senator

    WASHINGTON: California shooter Syed Farook plotted an attack with an accomplice three years ago but got "cold feet" after a wave of Unites States (US) counter-terrorism arrests, a senator said Wednesday...

    A longtime friend and neighbour of Farook's, Enrique Marquez, told investigators of their aborted plot, said Senator James Risch, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Not a single landlord paid farm income tax during 2012-13, Sindh Assembly told

    KARACHI: Not a single landlord paid agriculture income tax (AIT) in Sukkur district during 2012-13, Sindh Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro informed legislators on Monday...

    He was responding to the queries made by the legislators during the question hour, which pertained to the revenue department, in the Sindh Assembly’s Monday session that was chaired by Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani
  • 10 policemen, seven polio volunteers killed in Sindh since 2012

    KARACHI: The killing of seven policemen guarding polio workers during a vaccination campaign was the first of its kind in two years in the city and gravest in terms of killing of policemen taking their death toll to 10 since 2012, officials said on Wednesday...

    Before this attack, official figures show that seven polio workers and three policemen had been killed in 13 incidents in Sindh while Karachi was predominantly the major affected...
  • TMA’s water storage ponds never used since 2012

    TOBA TEK SINGH: The Toba Tek Singh Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) has failed to make functional the three water storage ponds on two acre on Akaalwala Road constructed in 2012...

    The TMA had constructed the ponds with Rs6 million to meet the water shortage
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