Runner didn’t breathe for a month

A year ago, 42-year-old runner Victor Carlos never thought he’d be excited just to see the starting line. But that was before he almost died.

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Wind power project: Sindh govt inks MoU with Turkey

KARACHI:  The government of Sindh and STFA Yatirim Holding, a Turkish company signed an MoU on Friday for implementation of a wind power project. The Secretary Energy, Sindh, Agha Wasif Abbas signed the MOU with Project Development Director, STFA, Mehmet Orhan. Sindh CM, Syed Qaim Ali Shah while speaking on the occasion said that Sindh was the only province blessed ...

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Price hike: Advocate general requests doubling fuel allowance

LAHORE:  The office of the Advocate General Punjab (AG) has requested the government to revise the fuel allowance for its officers, The Express Tribune has learnt. The AG requested that the allowance be fixed at Rs20,000 for each officer. The allowance is presently Rs10,000 per officer. In 2006, the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department (LPAD), in its notification of terms ...

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Environment protection: Govt does not want to make the bill in a room, says minister

KARACHI:  The environment ministry has decided to go about its affairs in a democratic way  — it is seeking everyone’s opinion on how best to protect the environment before it goes ahead and finalises the bill. “The government doesn’t want to make the bill in a room,” clarified the environment and parliamentary affairs minister, Dr Sikandar Ali Mandhro. We want ...

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Migrants drown in Egypt capsize

At least 12 migrants drown and some 116 are rescued after their boat capsizes off Egypt’s coast near Alexandria, security officials say.

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Aamir crashes out of Royal Lake Club Open

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Aamir Atlas Khan lost the semi-final of the Royal Lake Club Squash Open as the former national champion was beaten by top seed Ong Beng Hee at the Royal Lake Club in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s Hee easily overcame Asian Champion Aamir as he won in straight games 11-6, 11-8 and 11-6. Meanwhile, Ivan Yuen defeated Pakistan’s 17-year-old Tayyab Aslam, ...

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‘We are all safer thanks to OPCW’

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the OPCW is richly deserved, writes one notable weapons expert. He says we are all much safer because of the organisation which has done its painstaking work largely unnoticed by the world.

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Pakistan, Bangladesh to hold meeting to boost trade

FAISALABAD: Bangladesh and Pakistan will hold a meeting of the Joint Economic Commission during the year to pace up business activities, said Ambassador of Bangladesh to Pakistan Suhrab Hossain at the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI). There are big opportunities to increase bilateral trade and investment between both countries, the envoy added in his address to the industrialists of ...

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‘Sharifs’ estate’: Hearing of petition on development around Jati Umra on Nov 15

LAHORE:  The Lahore High Court on Friday postponed hearing of a petition challenging the notification issued by the city government restricting construction in the area surrounding Jati Umra, where the prime minister and his family have their homes. The hearing was postponed on the request of Lahore Development Authority’s counsel. The court asked the counsel to file a reply by ...

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Encroachment: Land grabbers open fire on MUET protesters

HYDERABAD:  Disgruntled by the apathetic response of the police, the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) teachers, staff and students took it upon themselves to evict squatters from the university’s land on Friday. After staging a token demonstration for around 30 minutes on Super Highway in Jamshoro, around 400 protesters marched towards the land where the squatters had set-up ...

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Alitalia rescued by financing deal

The board of Alitalia has approved a rescue package including a big contribution from the Italian postal service.

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Death ‘not auto-erotic’: Castro coroner

A medical examiner in Ohio disputed reports late Thursday that Ariel Castro died of auto-erotic asphyxiation. Franklin County coroner Paula Gorniak, who performed his autopsy remains convinced he committed suicide.

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Helping hand: Govt urges financiers to support development projects

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal urged developing partners, World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department for International Development (DFID) to collaborate with Pakistan in carrying forward the agenda for regional connectivity for improving trade and economic growth. Speaking at the meeting of the development partners over regional integration, he ...

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Preventive measures: Anti-Congo spray for livestock entering Lakki Marwat

LAKKI MARWAT:  In order to counter spread of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus, the livestock department of Lakki Marwat plans to use preventive sprays on sacrificial animals at check posts set-up at entry points in the district. District Livestock Department Director Dr Naseemullah Wazir on Friday said cattle is transported to the district from Punjab and DI Khan in this ...

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Urban development: Shortlisting soon for Lake View consultancy

LAHORE:  The Lahore Development Authority will soon shortlist up to seven companies out of the 19 that submitted expressions of interest for consultancy on Lake View City, touted as the most expensive housing project presently being developed in the province, The Express Tribune has learnt. Nineteen companies submitted expressions of interest to the Urban Unit on August 25. The process ...

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