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US jury orders Palestinian groups to pay Israel attack victims $218.5 million

NEW YORK: A US jury on Monday found the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) liable for supporting terror t attacks in Israel more than a decade ago that killed dozens of people. Jurors in Manhattan federal court awarded 8.5 million in damages to 10 American families who brought the case, a sum that is automatically tripled to ...

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One million disability checks planned

A new company given the contract to assess disabled people for a sickness benefit tells the BBC it will do one million assessments this year.

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Telecom sector: Demand for 3G surges as subscribers near 10 million

KARACHI:  The telecom sector increased the number of mobile broadband subscriptions by a staggering 58% over the previous month as the overall subscriber base stood just shy of 10 million at the end of January 2015, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said on Monday. The total number of third-generation (3G) subscriptions increased to 9 million at the end of January, up ...

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A fresh start: Rs50 million released for victims of conflict

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Finance department has released Rs50 million to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) in order to support civilian victims of conflict-related violence across the province. This was shared by the USAID-funded Conflict Victims Support Programme Chief of Party, Adnan Sher, during a workshop for journalists and beneficiaries. He also highlighted the programme’s success in awarding scholarships and assisting ...

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National Action Plan: 53 million SIMs verified via biometric system

ISLAMABAD:  More than 53 million mobile phone SIMs have been verified through the biometric verification system during the last 38 days, said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Syed Ismail Shah. Speaking to the Sustainable Development Policy Institute’s study group on IT and telecom, he informed them that the remaining 49 million SIMs will be verified within 91 days. Deliberating on ...

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Mian Mansha plans $300 million cement plant in Pakistan

Mian Mansha’s DG Khan Cement Ltd — the county’s third-largest maker of the construction material – plans to build an 0 million plant near Karachi as economic growth boosts demand, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. “There will be a shortage domestically in three years if there is 10 percent growth in demand each year,” Chief Financial Officer Inayat Ullah Niazi said in ...

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7MFY15: Current account deficit shrinks $230 million

KARACHI:  Pakistan’s current account deficit in the first seven months of 2014-15 stood at .3 billion, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday. The current account deficit shrank by 0 million in July-January compared to the same seven-month period of the preceding fiscal year, when it was .5 billion. A deficit or surplus reflects ...

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