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Ex-Nokia CEO: Won’t return €18.8m

Nokia’s chairman asked Stephen Elop, the Finnish group’s former chief executive, if he would forgo part or all of his €18.8m pay-off several days ago as the furore over it grew.

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Bank of Punjab president gets one-year extension

LAHORE: The Punjab government has extended for one year the contract of outgoing Bank of Punjab President Naeemuddin, whose five-year term ended on September 23, The Express Tribune has learnt. Naeemuddin has been re-appointed according to Section 11 of the Bank of Punjab Act 1989. “The Finance Department will issue a notification in this regard in a couple of days,” said ...

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Nawaz makes case for civil nuclear technology for Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS: Under the scanner over nuclear proliferation and fears of the international community over its devastating nuclear arsenal falling into the wrong hands, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told a high level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that a nuclear discrimination must end and that Pakistan needs civil nuclear technology to sort its energy crisis. Speaking at ...

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Taking pot shots: JUI-F mocks Imran Khan’s call for TTP office

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) deputy chief and former federal minister Maulana Attaur Rehman said Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) should open offices at the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chief minister’s house and in Bani Gala, Islamabad. Addressing a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Thursday, his sarcastic remarks came in response to PTI chief Imran Khan’s statement suggesting ...

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Hoodwinked: MNA Shazia Marri accused of using someone else’s BA degree

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court issued notices to the chief election commissioner, the higher education commission chairperson, the University of Karachi  (KU) and others on a petition seeking the disqualification of Pakistan Peoples Party leader Shazia Marri from the National Assembly’s reserved seat for women on the basis of her alleged fake degree. The petitioner, Atta Muhammad Chandio, who claims to ...

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Wales Women 1-0 Belarus Women

Striker Helen Ward celebrates her 50th cap by helping Wales Women to a win in their World Cup qualifier against Belarus.

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Moyes buoyed by League Cup show

MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager David Moyes spoke of how he felt encouraged after seeing his side bounce back from their derby drubbing by Manchester City to knock Liverpool out of the League Cup. Sunday’s abject 4-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium left United five points off the pace in the Premier League, but they showed signs of life in a 1-0 ...

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Telecom regulator: Possible headway towards 3G auction

KARACHI: After disappointing the Supreme Court (SC) in a previous hearing, the federal government has finally come up with two names to fill the positions of members and chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on the last day of the deadline given by the apex court, The Express Tribune has learned. The Prime Minister’s special commission – for the appointments on ...

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World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Day: ‘Leukemia common among younger Pakistanis’

PESHAWAR: An event to mark World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Day – observed worldwide on September 22 – was held at the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Professor Dr Abid Jameel explained how a patient develops leukemia. “It’s a form of blood cancer that develops due to gene mutation. In western countries, it occurs in most ...

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World Pharmacists Day: Pharmacists urged to educate patients on drugs’ use

KARACHI: The perception that patients are only interested in buying low-cost medicines is wrong as they are also very much eager to learn the use of these medicines. Thus, providing drug education and information to the patients is the job of the pharmacists. This was said by Muhammad Umair, a faculty member of the pharmacy department at the University of Karachi ...

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Hospital staff rift ‘intolerable’

A rift involving staff at a hospital cardiac surgery unit created “intolerable” working conditions and affected patient care, says a highly critical review.

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Triumphant Aftab takes home coveted trophy

KARACHI: Shahid Aftab claimed the Jubilee Insurance 3rd Ranking Snooker Championship title by beating Abdul Sattar 7-4 in the final witnessed by star cricketer Shahid Afridi at the Sheraton Arcade in Karachi yesterday. Sattar had threatened to run away with the trophy in the initial stages of the contest as he was 3-1 up after four closely-fought frames. But Aftab broke ...

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Open Mic: Tehran

Iranians in Tehran step up to CNN’s Open Mic and tell Americans what they really feel about them.

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Market watch: Stock market stumbles as speculation hits exchange rates

KARACHI: Shocks in the foreign exchange market resonated in the stock market as the rupee hit dangerous lows during the day before recovering.  The Karachi Stock Exchange’s (KSE) benchmark 100-share index fell 1.21% or 280.08 points to end at the 22,780.82-point level. “The market remained spooked by the spectre of a large foreign institutional investor sell off and a free falling ...

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