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  • FIFA says Nobel Center withdrawal “isn’t fair play”

    ZURICH: FIFA reacted with bitterness on Tuesday over the Nobel Peace Center’s plan to end cooperation over the Handshake for Peace initiative, saying the decision was “not fair play” and obstructed anti-discrimination...

    “We are disappointed to have learned from the media about the Nobel Peace Center’s intent to terminate the cooperation with FIFA on the Handshake for Peace initiative,” said FIFA in a statement...

  • Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

    The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years in prison on Monday...

    Prosecutor Christina Voigt had demanded three years in prison for Arnault, who is married to a Swedish Academy member...

  • F-16 sale in jeopardy

    Infamously, the US not only blocked the transfer of more F-16s to Pakistan, but refused to return the money Pakistan had already paid for them...

    With the American war effort in Afghanistan vastly diminished and the need to rely on Pakistan for supply routes virtually eliminated, Pakistan is learning that it has neither any friends in the US Congress willing to release funds for the sale of eight subsidised F-16s, nor apparently...

  • UK plans 1980s’ style sale of Lloyds shares to Britons

    LONDON: Britain will launch a sale of shares in Lloyds to private retail investors in the next 12 months in what is expected to be the biggest privatisation since Margaret Tha­tcher’s government sold off assets in the 1980s...

    As well as raising money for the state, the 1980s sales aimed to encourage ordinary Britons to invest in companies, an aspiration shared by the current Conservative government...

  • Pakistan raises issue of F-16 sale with visiting US commander

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday raised the unresolved issue of F-16 sale to Pakistan and expressed concern with the visiting commander of US Central Command (Centcom) General Joseph Votel...

    Secretary Defence Gen (r) Alam Khattak reiterated Pakistan’s need for the F-16 jets, and impressed upon the visiting Centcom commander the jet’s utility in the war against terror...

  • Beef ban: Sale, slaughter of cows banned in India-held Kashmir

    JAMMU: The high court of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday directed police to ensure implementation of a ban on the sale of beef in India-held Kashmir, reported Hindustan Times...

    The ruling follows bans on slaughtering the animals and selling their flesh which were recently introduced in several Indian states, a move that critics say discriminates against Muslims and other religious minorities who rely on the cheap meat for protein... ...

  • Resolution tabled in PA against sale of donkey hide, meat

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid (PML-Q) on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly against the sale of donkey hide and meat...

    Explore: Two donkey meat casesMPA Amir Sultan Cheema submitted the resolution which demanded strict action against those responsible for running this business...

  • Court okays plea bargain in plot sale case

    PESHAWAR: A local accountability court on Monday approved the plea bargain of four suspects, including a noted pulmonologist and Peshawar TB Association president, and ordered their release in a case about the illegal sale of a precious plot allotted to the association by the government...

    The judge, Zarqesh Sani, issued the order after a prosecutor of National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mohammad Riaz Mohmand, said the...

  • Fire sale auction of Pakistani masters in London

    The sale contains the usual prestigious artists from India — Jamini Roy, Francis Newton Souza, Syed Haider Raza, Vasudeo Gaitonde, Rabindranath Tagore, and M...

    It is important to note that Pakistani masters are being offered at reasonably lower estimates compared to the art markets for the same masters by art galleries in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, thus creating the impression of a fire sale auction of Pakistan...

  • Production, sale of cigarettes may be against the law

    ISLAMABAD: The registration of three police cases regarding the violation and non-implementation of tobacco laws has triggered debate on whether the hundreds of thousands of people involved in the production, supply, import, distribution and sale of cigarettes are violating the law and if they may be liable to be punished...

    The last date of the implementation of SRO23, for the change of picture, was extended every month but that for...

  • Senate panel to probe sale of PIA aircraft

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Spe­cial Committee on Pakistan Inte­rnational Airlines (PIA) formed on Thursday a three-member subcommittee to look into the controversial sale of the airline’s Airbus A-310 to a German firm in December last year in violation of the Public Procu­rement Regulatory Authority rules...

    According to a written statement submitted by the PIA management, the proposal about grounding and deregistering the aircraft was...

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