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    Pakistan Refinery Annual Report 2009 Calendar

  • PAC refuses to settle two draft paras of prisons audit report of 2009-10

    322 million from the audit reports for 2009-10 of the home department’s prisons section and referred them to the PAC subcommittee for re-verification of the documents produced by the section in support of the expenditures incurred on the purchase of uniforms and dietary items for the prisoners during the year...

    The second meeting, which was scheduled for 3pm, was adjourned by the PAC chief to next month without consideration to the...

  • 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...

  • Parco to build Pakistan's ‘biggest oil refinery’ in Hub

    ISLAMABAD: The Pak-Arab Oil Refinery (Parco) will begin building Pakistan's biggest oil refinery in Balochistan's Hub area, Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi confirmed to DawnNews...

    The $5 billion Khalifa Coastal Oil Refinery, which will have a production capacity of 250,000 barrels per day, is expected to be completed within five years, Abbasi said...

  • China slams US human rights record in annual report

    In a report sourced mainly from US media, China said the US was “haunted by spreading guns, frequent occurrence of violent crimes, the excessive use of force by police”...

    The document is released each year by China the day after the US State Department issues its annual global human rights report...

  • NAB annual report presented to CJP, NA speaker instead of president

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accounta­bility Bureau (NAB) has presented its annual report to National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali, in a slight policy shift from the past for the first time...

    According to the National Accountability Ordinance, the NAB chairman is supposed to present the bureau’s annual report only to the president of the country...

  • 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...

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