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    Dengue In Pakistan 2009

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

    Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack on the team brought top international games in the country to a standstill, officials said on Monday...

    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...

  • Pakistan denies involvement in deadly 2009 attack on CIA base in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday dismissed as preposterous reports that its intelligence agency helped fund a 2009 suicide bombing on a CIA outpost in Afghanistan that was one of the deadliest attacks in the US spy agency's history...

    A heavily redacted US government document, released under the Freedom of Information Act, said that an unidentified officer of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence directorate allegedly paid $200,000 to...

  • 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...

    The report has been prepared by a team led by World Bank environment specialist Ernesto Sanchez-Triana who has previously worked on projects in Pakistan...

  • 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...

    The 43-year-old was to be one of the guests of honour at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Friday, where Pakistan were scheduled to play Zimbabwe in their first home international since the notorious incident...

  • Umpire Ahsan Raza wants to forget the horrors of 2009 attack

    LAHORE: Ahsan Raza is looking forward to umpiring Pakistan's match against Zimbabwe, putting behind him the morning when he was shot twice in an attack that slammed the door closed on international cricket in Pakistan...

    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 Raza with a damaged lung...

  • Umpire Ahsan wants to forget 2009 attack

    LAHORE: Ahsan Raza is looking forward to umpiring Pakistan’s match against Zimbabwe, putting behind him the morning when he was shot twice in an attack that slammed the door closed on international cricket in Pakistan...

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    The FIA booked both doctors, their fleeing accomplice Dr Saqib and two paramedical staffers - Umer Draz and Muhammad Shahzad - under sections 10 and 11 of Punjab Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act...

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

    LOS ANGELES: A US man who gave money to a suicide bomber who attacked a headquarters of Pakistan's intelligence service was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Friday, prosecutors said...

    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...

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