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Hooked On: Creatures Of The Deep - Nokia N-Gage - Videos & Review

Hooked On: Creatures Of The Deep is one of Nokia's big first party games for the new N-Gage platform launch, and combines a 3D fishing simulator with elements of role playing games. I've done a couple of gameplay videos above, and a review of HO:COTD for All About N-Gage at the link below:http://www.allaboutngage.com/reviews/item/Hooked_On_Creatures_Of_The_Deep_for_N-Gage.phpIt's a great game

New VoIP freeware for Symbian with SIP support - Talkonaut

Yesterday was presented a new great Symbian S60 VoIP application Talkonaut. The main feature of this app is messaging in Jabber, Google Talk, ICQ, MSN, AIM and Yahoo networks. But also this is a great free VoIP client which supports VoIP over GPRS including SIP stack. This means that you can freely call with such services as Voipstunt, VoipDiscount, NetAppel, VoipBuster, VoipCheap, SparVoip and

No talks with Q-League, judges restoration first priority: Nawaz

CNews LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (N) Chief Tuesday reiterated his resolve for restoration of judiciary and sovereignty of the parliament in the country by defeating dictatorship. Addressing a press conference here, PML-N Chief termed the restoration of judiciary his foremost priority and added that his party is against the role of armed forces in the politics of the country.“We will prove our two-third majority in tomorrow’s parliamentary parties’ meeting,” he claimed.Nawaz Sharif denied presence of any differences between his party and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and ruled out the possibility of engaging in negotiations with Pakistan Muslim League-Q.He informed the journalists that Shahbaz Sharif was nominated as the Parliamentary leader of Punjab Assembly on Tuesday.PML-N Chief said the dictatorship will be crushed to pieces paving the way for democracy to reign supreme.He said the account will be settled for the atrocities unleashed on his party workers.He maintained that tal…

Block Breaker Deluxe - Nokia N-Gage - Video & Review

Block Breaker Deluxe is a Breakout/Arkanoid clone for Nokia's next generation N-Gage gaming platform. As with all such clones, the basic idea is to bounce a ball into a row of bricks at the top of the screen, but there are a number of unusual twists and turns to complicate this task such as unusual bricks, special bonuses and enemy bosses.You can watch a gameplay video above, and I've done a

Nokia N-Gage - Beta Version (First Access) - Video & Review

What is First Access? Has N-Gage launched yet?Nokia's new N-Gage gaming platform is now in a public beta test called "First Access", which is open to anyone with a Nokia N81 or N81 8GB smartphone. Because it's a beta test, not all features are available and it only has a limited selection of games. Click here to find out more about taking part in First Access.According to Nokia, the full version

Telephonic conversation between Altaf Hussain and Asif Ali Zardari

People of Sindh have to unite- Altaf Hussain
MQM is a political reality that cannot be ignored-Asif Zardari
CNews London: The MQM leader Mr. Altaf Hussain and Pakistan Peoples Party’s Co-chairman Mr. Asif Ali Zardari congratulated eachother over the telephone on the successes of their representative parties in the General Elections.
In the 25 minutes conversation both the leaders pledged unconditional cooperation between the two parties. Mr. Zardari acknowledged that MQM is a political reality that cannot be ignored. They both want to serve the people of Pakistan collectively. He also praised the leadership of Mr. Altaf Hussain and the manner in which he progressed his party while living in exile for over 17 years, for this there is no parallel example in the region. He also reminded the sufferings of the workers of MQM and PPP in the past and vowed not to repeat the past mistakes. If a third party contrives to create dissent among us we must firmly tell them off, Mr. Zardari declared. M…

Promotion of Positive Traditions and Sustainability of the Country --- Altaf Hussain

CNews London: Mr. Altaf Hussain, founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has unconditionally welcomed the decision of the Pakistan Peoples Party and Muslim League (N) to form a coalition government with open heart for the sake of the stability and promotion of democracy, establishing positive traditions, wellbeing of the people and stability of peace, economic strength and sustainability of the country. He said this while addressing a representative gathering of business community and prominent citizens of Karachi represented by industrialists, businessmen, Karachi Chamber of Commerce, SITE and KORANGI Associations, Memon Community, Ismaili Community, Defence and Clifton, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Society and North Nazimabad Residents Committees, Muttahida Cultural Forum, Research and Advisory Council, Mohajir Rabita Council, MQM Central Co-ordination Committee, newly MQM elected Members of National and Provincial Assemblies, Haq Parast Senators and office bearers of the different…

Nawaz and Zardari parties agree coalition

Pakistan's two main opposition parties have agreed to form a coalition government after they won the most seats in Monday's general election.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he had agreed "a common agenda" with the party of assassinated opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.
He had been in talks with Ms Bhutto's widower, Asif Zardari, the new leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP).
Such a government could put renewed pressure on President Pervez Musharraf."We will work together to form the government in the centre and in the provinces," Mr Sharif, head of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N), said at a joint news conference with Mr Zardari.
He said the two parties had agreed that the country's chief justice, sacked by President Musharraf in November, should be immediately reinstated.
Mr Zardari said there was "a lot of ground to cover" between the two parties, but "in principle, we have agreed to stay together".
Doubt…

Pakistan Election 2007 - Photo

Milk powder per ton price down by $1000

CNews KARACHI: International market milk powder per ton price has dropped down by $1000 during the last few days.Following this fall in price, milk powder in the international market was available at $3000 per ton as against previously at $4000. Importers said that the milk powder hiking price showed declining trend, as some of the countries in the milk powder manufacturing world boosted up their production. International market milk powder price during the past three months recorded sharp decline by $2000.

Struggle for restoration of democracy and Judiciary to continue: Nawaz

CNews LAHORE: Head of PML-N, Mian Nawaz Sharif has said struggle for the restoration of democracy and Judiciary as enshrined in the charter of PML-N will continue. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, he said that a meeting in this regard would be held with PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday that aimed at discussing post election scenario. Nawaz Sharif reaffirmed his pledge to restore the Judiciary, as it existed on Nov 3rd. He thanked the people for reposing their trust in him. He said defectors would be welcome back in the party. The head of PML-N told the media that all the political parties would be consulted. He lauded the role of media and congratulated the winning parties.

Coalition govt most likely in centre and three provinces

CNews ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of the election results thus far, no party could obtain clear majority and the alliance governments in centre and three provinces seem imminent, while the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has attained the position of forming its own government.Unofficial and provisional results showed that PPP has achieved the edge by obtaining maximum number of national assembly seats totaling thus far 88. Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) with 65 seats occupies coveted position, while the former ruling party Muslim League-Q could not obtain clear majority and it has bagged 37 seats. Among other major parties of the national assembly, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) secured 19 seats, Awami National Party 10, Muslim League (Functional) 4, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) 3, independent candidates and other political parties 27 seats.Among the provincial assemblies, PML-N has emerged as the largest party in Punjab assembly by securing 102 seats, PPP 78 and PML-Q got 66 seats. P…

ANP will form NWFP Govt.: Bilour

CNews PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) central vice-president, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has said that his party would form the government in NWFP and if for that an alliance was required, then the People’s Party and Muslim League-N could be included.Talking to CNews News here, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that his victory was certain in the elections. ANP has always talked of non-violence and brotherhood and this was the reason that the people elected them. He said that if the ANP required allies for the formation of government in NWFP, then the PPP and ML-N could be included in it. However, the leadership would be given to ANP, he said.Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that the people on their own come to those forming the government and the allies would come to ANP also.

President fulfilled his commitment: Halepota

CNews KARACHI: The interim Chief Minister of Sindh Justice (Retd) Abdul Qadir Halepota has said that President Pervez Musharraf has fulfilled his promise of holding free, fair, impartial and peaceful elections in the country.According to a press release issued here on Tuesday, Halepota expressed his satisfaction over the performance of Police and Rangers to maintain law and order on 18th February in the province and thanked people and political parties for extending cooperation in this regard. The Sindh CM said nation was now back in democratic process and hoped that all contesting parties would accept election results and steer the country to the path of progress.

Peoples Party, PML-N gain lead in elections

CNews ISLAMABAD: The general elections have given clear lead to Pakistan Peoples Party in National Assembly while another opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-N has also attained obvious gains in the polls.President Pakistan Muslim League-Q Chaudhry Hussain and 22 former federal ministers have faced striking defeats in the elections. According to unofficial results of 256 National Assembly seats Pakistan Peoples Party has won 86 seats, while Muslim League-N remain victorious at 65 seats and former ruling party PML-Q trailing far behind with 37 seats. Awami National Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement have won 19 seats each, while other political groups and independents won 27 seats.

Great political stalwarts crumble down

CNews ISLAMABAD: Elections 2008 came with myriads of changes in its lap with great images in the national politics crashed to the ground, as Pakistan Muslim League Chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussein and the former federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed were defeated in their respective strongholds.According to the details, former federal minister and former PPP Secretary General Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar defeated the former ruling PM-Q Chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussein with a wide margin of at least 13293 votes.Two other candidates Alhaaj Mirza Saeed Baig and Chaudhry Gul Nawaz were also contesting from the same constituency, but they could not pocket any vote.Another personality charisma was defeated in Rawalpindi, where Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) defeated Sheikh Rashid.Former National Assembly speaker, Chaudhry Amir Hussain face defeat against Dr. Firdaus Awan while Dr. Sher Afgan Niazi and Khursheed Mehmodd Kasoori also missed the majority in their respective constituencies.The po…

Center for Media and Democracy Pakistan Expresses satisfaction on voting process

CNews ISLAMABAD, Feb 18: The Election Monitoring Secretariat of the Centre for Media and Democracy (CMD) Pakistan in its preliminary release congratulates the Pakistani nation on completion of the electoral process in a peaceful manner keeping in view the law and order situation of the country. Though there have been reports of some law and order incidents on the Election Day, the CMD is satisfied to note that the number of incidents of violence has been quite low.The CMD expresses gratitude to the political parties and rival candidates for keeping the temperature low. The CMD also expresses gratitude to the President of Pakistan, federal and provincial government authorities, law enforcement agencies and district governments for tight security arrangements on the polling day and for holding of a peaceful election as per schedule.The arrangements, facilities and procedures for the elections were satisfactory. The CMD election observers received cooperation and support from Election C…

Election preparations finalized, ballots to be provided tomorrow

CNews ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has made transparent arrangements for general elections, an election commission official here said.Talking to CNews News Secretary Election Commission Kunwar Dilshad Saturday said that the election material of international standards has been sent to the concerned officials and ballot papers will be handed over to the Returning Officers tomorrow. Replying a question about election results, Dilshad said the presiding officers have been directed to hold counting in presence of polling agents of candidates and provide the result to them. The presiding officers would forward the results to the Returning Officers who will immediately announce the result, he further said.They have been also directed to write the results in words as well as in figures, he said. The copy of the result will also be provided to media and would be put on at the polling station for general public. The result would later sent to the provincial and central election c…

Ten killed in violence as polling continues in Pakistan

CNews ISLAMABAD: Polling continued for general elections on Monday as 10 persons were killed and several injured in incidents of violence.The polling process in most of the constituencies continued peacefully as incidents of violence reported in several areas, which claimed 10 lives including a union council nazim and a woman. The woman was killed in exchange of fire between political workers in Gujrat, while a union council nazim was killed in firing in Toba Tek Singh. The polling was suspended after killing of an activist of Muslim League (N) in NA-112 of Sialkot.

Musharraf to go in for the majority side

CNews ISLAMABAD: President Pervaiz Musharraf has said that his support will go to the side winning majority in the polls. Talking to media after casting vote at a polling station near the presidential camp office, the president said that the side winning in the center and provinces would form the government and fetch his support. Musharraf said that politics of accommodation and conciliation needs to be promoted rather than the politics of confrontation.

Badin PPP, PML-Q supporters clash, 10 injured

CNews BADIN: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League (PML)-Q supporters at the polling station in the national assembly constituency NA-225 in a clash here resorted to firing, leaving 10 persons wounded, of them, 2 are in critical condition.Azizullah and Mir Muhammad Buledi are critically wounded among the 10 injured in the clash that took place between the supporters of PPP and PML-Q at the polling station, Qasim Soomro located near the ancestral village of PML-Q candidate Pappu Shah. The injured have been shifted to Badin Civil Hospital. Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza of PPP and former PML-Q MPA Ali Bukhsh Shah alias Pappu Shah are braving the real contest in this constituency of the national assembly here.

The election process

CNews Special Report: The people of Pakistan have headed to the polls in their country's national and provincial elections.The elections were postponed from January 8 after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistan People's Party leader and a former prime minister, in December Voting in Pakistan began on Monday.The voting is expected to set in motion a full return to civilian governance after eight years of military rule under President Pervez Musharraf. Musharraf seized power in 1999 by deposing the civilian government of Nawaz Sharif in coup.
The newly elected parliament will also have to confront major issues such as growing militancy and a sluggish economy. Also to consider is whether to reinstate independent-minded judges who were removed by Musharraf during a state of emergency he declared in November last year.
If the opposition wins more than two-thirds of the seats in parliament, it is likely to try impeach Musharraf. What is at stake?
Voters will get the chance…

Polling begins for Pakistan general elections

CNews ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is holding general elections for 839 seats of the national and provincial assemblies and at least 81 million voters will exercise their rights of franchise by casting votes across the country.
Polling for 268 seats of the national assembly and 570 seats of the provincial assemblies kicked off at 8.00 A.M. Monday morning, which will continue without any break until 5.00 P.M. in the evening. All arrangements have been finalized for making the election process transparent and peaceful.
Secretary Election Commission Kanwar Dilshad announced to postpone the polling in NA-37 Parachinar-2. Earlier, the election was postponed in NA-42 Tribal area VII in view of the bad law and order, while in NA-119 Lahore-II due to the death of a candidate Tariq Banday and in NA-207 Larkana cum Shikarpur due to PPP Chairperson Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto's murder in suicide attack. Elections would be held later on in these constituencies.
In four Punjab Assembly constituencies—PP171, P…

Altaf condemns attack on MQM office in Quetta

CNews LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain condemned the attack on MQM’s election office of MQM candidate in Quetta and demanded the early arrest of the assailants.
Altaf Hussain said in a statement issued from here that the hand grenade attack at the office of Haq Parast candidate Abdul Ghani from NA-259 was a terrorist activity.
He expressed grief over the injury sustained by four men including MQM Balochistan Joint Organizer Comrade Abdul Haee and Haq Parast candidate Abdul Ghani.
Altaf Hussain said the attack is part of conspiracy to disrupt the law and order situation on polls day.

People must use right to vote as ‘national duty’: Altaf

CNews LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief, Altaf Hussain Sunday appealed to the people to come out of their houses to cast vote in tomorrow’s general elections, considering their right to vote as national obligation.
In a statement he said, the people of Pakistan including 98 percent downtrodden population have been giving their votes to the feudal and landlords of the country but the masses are still deprived of the basic facilities of life besides justice.
“The feudal and landlords forming a meager two percent of the total population are unaware of the problems and difficulties of the people,” MQM Chief maintained.
It is the need of the time that people should become aware to the realities and cast their votes in favor of those parties which represent the poor and downtrodden lot of people and also struggling to safeguard their rights.

Police arrests 6 members of banned outfit

CNews KARACHI: Police arrested Sunday six activists of a banned outfit when they were affixing posters on street walls and recovered a large number of posters.
The arrested were identified as Ghulam Ali, Rizwan Ali, Abdul Samad, Talha, Sharafat Ali, and Muhammad Sajid.
The posters read ‘the present democracy cannot bring about any positive change.. it is necessary to enforce a system of Khilafat to bring the needed change’, police said.
Police is conducting raids to arrest other members of the grip.

Over 10,000 observers monitoring elections

CNews ISLAMABAD: Over 10,000 Pakistani and foreign observers are monitoring general elections in Pakistan.
The election commission has issued 1050 accreditation cards to foreign observers and 4600 cards to the local observers. Foreign observers mostly came from United States, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Britain, Germany and France as well as from Japan, Bosnia, China, Nigeria, Belgium, India, Estonia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Moreover, observers have also arrived in Pakistan from Holland, Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Hungary.
The foreign office has issued visas to 3000 foreign observers that will be lapsed on February 25. The election authorities have also issued observers’ cards to the diplomats of America, Britain, Canada and Japan.
Provincial election commissioners of Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore and 125 District Returning Officers have also issued accreditation cards to over 4400 observers.
Mr. Grant, a representative of International Foundation For Electoral System,…

Kosovo MPs proclaim independence

Kosovo's parliament has unanimously endorsed a declaration of independence from Serbia, in an historic session.
The declaration, read by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, said Kosovo would be a democratic country that respected the rights of all ethnic communities.
The US and a number of EU countries are expected to recognise Kosovo on Monday.
Serbia's PM denounced the US for helping create a "false state". Serbia's ally, Russia, called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting.
Correspondents say the potential for trouble between Kosovo's Serbs and ethnic Albanians is enormous.
Serbia's Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica blamed the US which he said was "ready to violate the international order for its own military interests".
"Today, this policy of force thinks that it has triumphed by establishing a false state," Mr Kostunica said.
"Kosovo is Serbia," Mr Kostunica said, repeating a well-known nationalist Serb saying.
Search for equality
T…

PML-Q, allies to have majority in polls: President Musharraf

CNews ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf Sunday said Pakistan Muslim League (Q) and its coalitions parties will win the elections with thumping majority and that he would act as a "father figure" to the country's new prime minister.In an exclusive interview with Jemima Khan, ex-wife of cricket star turned politician Imran Khan, published in a foreign newspaper, President Musharraf said Ms Benazir Bhutto and widower Asif Ali Zardari, now leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), should not have been granted immunity from corruption charges last year. "My role as a president is simply the checks and balances, the seatbelts,” he said.While predicting a majority for PML-Q, allied with the Mutahida Qaumi Movement, Musharraf added: "Whether they'll be able to form a government is a question mark." He also described sacked chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as "the scum of the earth -- a third-rate man -- a corrupt man" in remarks qu…

Feb. 18 elections have been 'rigged for Musharraf's allies': Former Pak intelligence official

CNews London: Intelligence agencies of Pakistan have already rigged the February 18 parliamentary elections for pro-Musharraf political parties, a retired senior intelligence official has revealed.
Intelligence agencies of Pakistan have already rigged the February 18 parliamentary elections for pro-Musharraf political parties, a retired senior intelligence official has revealed.The agencies have targeted key constituencies in the rural Pakistan, ballot boxes have been "pre-stuffed" and, compliant returning and presiding officers are drafted to polling booths, the former official told The Daily Telegraph. He further alleged that Pakistan's military intelligence agencies had focused on rigging marginal seats in Punjab province to help the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q). "Nothing is needed on the day. It is all pre-planned," he said. "The ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate] has directed and advised the PML-Q which seats need to be targeted and …

Germany may allow sale of `Silent' HDW-Made Subs to Pakistan

CNews Munich (Germany): Germany may approve the sale of three naval submarines made by ThyssenKrupp AG's HDW unit to Pakistan, ignoring the concerns of opposition lawmakers who claim the step might help stoke an arms race in the Indian Ocean.
Germany may approve the sale of three naval submarines made by ThyssenKrupp AG's HDW unit to Pakistan, ignoring the concerns of opposition lawmakers who claim the step might help stoke an arms race in the Indian Ocean. Chancellor Angela Merkel's arms export council needs time to decide whether to go ahead with the sale, according to a government statement appearing on the German parliament's Web site. According to a Cnews report, the German Government will take decision based on its assessment of the unrest in Pakistan as the country prepares for February 18 elections, as well as potential human rights abuses and economic interests. Navy material ``generally cannot be misused for internal repression or human rights infringements an…

JUP announces boycott of Feb.18 Pak polls

CNews Karachi: The radical Jamiat Ulema Pakistan (JUP) today announced that it would be boycotting the general elections to be held on February 18.
The radical Jamiat Ulema Pakistan (JUP) today announced that it would be boycotting the general elections to be held on February 18.Party chief Shah Anas Noorani accused Election Commission of Pakistan and the caretaker government of favouring JUP rivals, which therefore, necessitated a boycott call. A JUP spokesman said on Thursday that the party decided to boycott the polls 10 days ago, and Shah Anas Noorani was only reiterating it on Thursday. The spokesman said that their party's decision has no any link with All Parties Democratic Alliance`s (APDM) stand of boycotting polls. He said that the JUP was taking the step after the Election Commission of Pakistan failed to respond to its repeated complaints about the tearing its election banners, posters and the harassment of its workers by rival factions.The caretaker government's su…

United States Government has said that it wants moderate forces in Pakistan to work together to help govern the country...

CNews Washington: The United States Government has said that it wants moderate forces in Pakistan to work together to help govern the country and put it back on the path to democratic rule.The United States Government has said that it wants moderate forces in Pakistan to work together to help govern the country and put it back on the path to democratic rule.
U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack was quoted by the Daily Times as saying that Washington hoped the February 18 elections would produce a government in which Pakistanis could have confidence.
He said Washington has provided the funding for the training of Pakistani election observers, adding that other countries had different efforts underway as well.
Meanwhile, the Bush Administration has hired Democracy International as a last resort to monitor Pakistan's general elections after every other monitoring group in the US declined to travel to Pakistan.
According to a report published in the Washington Post on Saturday, …

Muttahida Qaumi Movement nominate its own prime minister in the 2013 election

CNews Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that the party would be in a position to nominate its own prime minister and chief minister in Sindh in the 2013 election.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that the party would be in a position to nominate its own prime minister and chief minister in Sindh in the 2013 election.
Addressing public meetings in North Karachi, Orangi Town and Shah Faisal Colony from London on telephone, Hussain said that some elements did not want the MQM to work freely, but when the party was given chance it launched a number of development projects.
He said his party would contribute to making the February 18 election peaceful.
According to the Dawn, he urged other political and religious parties to play their role in maintaining peace and observe the day of election as a day of democracy and peace.
Hussain asked party workers not to get provoked and remain peaceful.
The MQM leader paid tribute to party worker…

Musharraf meets Kiyani; satisfied with poll security arrangements

CNews RAWALPINDI: President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday noted with satisfaction the arrangements made by Pakistan Army to ensure security during the February 18 general election.The President made these remarks during the meeting with the Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who called on him here at the Camp Office and gave a comprehensive briefing on the security arrangements made by Pakistan Army for the general elections.The COAS informed the President that the Army has been deployed in aid to civil authority and all necessary security arrangements have been put in place and coordinated with the civilian authorities so that any attempt to disrupt peace and security during the elections can be deterred and dealt with.The President reiterated that the Government was committed to holding of free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections. He said that although not a part of the election process, the Pakistan Army had a vital role to assist the civil administration to ensu…

60,000 troops deployment in NWFP on election day, Afghan Refugees restricted to camps

CNews Peshawar: The NWFP government has decided for deployment of 60,000 officials of Law Enforcing Agencies at all the polling stations in NWFP for ensuring smooth holding of elections on Feb 18.This was disclosed by Special Secretary Home and Tribal Affairs Department NWFP, Muhammad Khalid Khan Umerzai while briefing newsmen about security plan for Feb 18 elections.He said NWFP has been divided into four categories including most sensitive, very sensitive, sensitive and normal.Five districts including Charsadda, Swat, Shangla, Tank and Malakand have been categorized as most sensitive districts. While Bannu, Lakki, D.I.Khan and Lower Dir are declared as very sensitive districts.In the category of sensitive districts include Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Hangu, Upper Dir, Buner, Manshera, Battagram and Kohistan.Whereas, Nowshera, Swabi, Abbotabad, Haripur and Chitral have been categorized as normal districts.For the administrative control of the province on election day, NWFP has been divi…

MQM ready to switch allegiance

CNews KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement controlling Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi, is up for grabs again -- for whoever wins Monday's general election.The MQM, which mainly represents Urdu-speaking Muslims who migrated to Pakistan from northern India after partition in 1947, or mohajirs, has shared power with changing governments for much of the past two decades.It has no plans to stop now, and this time is hoping to tie up with the front-running party of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, which is tipped to come out front in the Feb. 18 vote and is now led by her widow Asif Ali Zardari."Any political party which claims to be a progressive, moderate and secular political party, I think I'll have no problem going along with that," Muhammad Farooq Sattar, who helps lead MQM as deputy convenor, told Reuters in an interview."100 percent, we'll offer the coalition to Zardari. And I think Zardari has also made this offer to (MQM leader) Mr Altaf …

Awaz Public Ki {Election Special}

The people of Pakistan are due to vote in national and provincial elections on Monday.
Here voters - and people boycotting - from across Pakistan describe their hopes and concerns. On election day they will be sharing their experiences on the CNews News blog.

SHAHEEN ZEB, 44, SCHOOL TEACHER, PESHAWAR
I am voting for the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) because it will help the poor.
It is going to offer jobs to everybody and it will try to improve the economy. The party says it will help people start their own small businesses.
We will get on the road to being self-sufficient and being able to feed our families.
Education is also important to me. Everything is very bad in the government education system. Everything is rundown, we don't have many facilities, text books are basic. Even the teaching can be basic. Students just sit in rows and memorise lessons.
As a school teacher, it is compulsory to have an official role at the polling station. I'm very scared about this because it ma…

Kosovo gears up for independence

CNews Kosovo: Tens of thousands of Kosovans have been dancing in the streets, setting off fireworks and waving Albanian flags.
The festivities follow a statement by Prime Minister Hashim Thaci that Sunday would be a big day for "implementing the will of the citizens of Kosovo".
But correspondent say the potential for trouble between Kosovo's Serbs and ethnic Albanians is enormous.
Mr Thaci's comments on Saturday were the clearest indication yet that the province would declare independence from Serbia on Sunday.
Without confirming the move, he said the influence of Belgrade had ended, and nothing Serbia could do would have an impact on developments in Kosovo.
Flashpoint town
Shortly after the announcement, scores of drivers took to the streets of Pristina, honking their horns.
Strains of Albanian music blared from car stereos as distinctive red and black Albanian flags fluttered in the winter breeze.
Posters have been stuck on the walls of buildings expressing thanks to the U…

No ban on private TV channels on Election day: PEMRA

CNews KARACHI: Clarifying allegations leveled by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has dispelled the impression created about alleged blackout of some TV Channels on Election day. In a press release issued from Islamabad on Saturday, terming it as unfounded and baseless, he said PEMRA has received no directions from any quarter to restrain private media from covering the election campaign. PEMRA has always worked unequivocally for facilitation and growth of free, independent and responsible private electronic media as an impartial regulator, he stated. He advised the private TV channels to abide by mutually agreed Code of Conduct between PEMRA and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) in letter and spirit. He said the election telecast and programmes should strictly be in line with the directions issued by Election Commission of Pakistan from time to time, the Chairman said.

Parachinar blast claims 37 lives: Interior Ministry

CNews ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry confirmed that at least 37 people were killed in Parachinar suicide blast Saturday outside an election office of an independent candidate backed by PPP. "The death toll is now 37," interior ministry spokesman Brigadier Javed Cheema said after the attack in the northwestern tribal town of Parachinar, bordering Afghanistan.The ministry confirmed that the blast was suicide attack. "Twenty-one people died and 93 were injured. It's a very severe emergency, a lot of the wounded are in a critical condition," a doctor at the main hospital in Parachinar was quoted as saying earlier. A correspondent of an international news agency present at the hospital said he had counted at least 21 dead bodies. Talking to media, a security official earlier said that a suicide bomber attacked a Pakistan People's Party meeting outside the party office in Parachinar. "A man with long hair drove a car into the crowd and blew himself up,&quo…

Two dead in suicide attack in Saidu Sharif

CNews SWAT: At least two people were killed and 18 others injured, when a suicide attacker ran his explosives-laden vehicle into a media centre in Mingora area of Swat on Saturday night.The injured include at least three security personnel.The police put security cordon around the area. The injured have been shifted to Saidu Sharif Hospital.

Kosovo PM confirms independence to be declared on Sunday

CNews PRISTINA: Prime Minister Hashim Thaci confirmed Saturday that Kosovo would declare its independence from Serbia on Sunday, the day when the "will of the citizens of Kosovo" would be implemented. "Tomorrow will be a day of calm, of understanding, and of state engagements for the implementation of the will of the citizens of Kosovo," he told reporters after a meeting with religious leaders from around the province. Expectations that independence would be declared on Sunday have running high, but Thaci's comments marked the first top-level confirmation that the long-awaited break with Serbia would take place on that day.

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Rs.5,550/-Panasonic VS2

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Electioneering in full swing in country

CNews KARACHI: The whole country has caught the election fever, as the date for general election is drawing near with flags and banners of various political parties are being seen in nearly every nook and corner of the country.The election activities are in full swing.The ballot papers and inerasable ink have been transported to all Sindh districts including Karachi. Talking to Geo News, Provincial Election commissioner Chaudhry Qamaruz Zaman said that all important arrangements have been completed for holding the elections on February 18.The electoral materials of sensitive nature including inerasable ink and ballot papers have been handed over to all district Returning officers.The Provincial Election Commissioner said postal ballots for people offering duties in various parts of the country, overseas Pakistanis and prisoners have been received on the assigned date.All the party workers are seen canvassing voters to cast their votes in favour of their respective parties with flags, …

German-Pakistani arrested in Berlin on suspicion of supporting al-Qaida

CNews BERLIN: German prosecutors said Friday they have arrested a 45-year-old German-Pakistani suspected of providing financial and logistical support to members of al-Qaida in the southern Afghanistan region.Federal prosecutors identified the man only as Aleem N., an ethnic Pakistani with German citizenship.He is suspected making four trips between April 2005 and June 2007 to Pakistan's border region with Afghanistan to deliver $5,850 and in three cases, additional equipment such as binoculars, night-vision goggles and radios to al-Qaida members in positions of responsibility, the prosecutors said in a statement.Police in the southwestern state of Rheinland-Palatinate arrested the man on Thursday in his home in Germersheim, the statement said.

Kayani calls upon all segments of society to help army to ensure law, order

CNews ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday expressed satisfaction over the pace and manner of Army’s deployment for maintenance of law and order in the country for the forthcoming General Elections, strictly in accordance with the dictates of the constitution. He was heading a high level meeting in General Headquarters, which undertook a detailed overview of Military’s deployment.During the course of the meeting, he also reiterated the necessity and importance of holding peaceful elections. He asked all segments of the society to help Army and Law Enforcement Agencies to maintain law and order on this occasion. He expressed confidence that the nation will unite for a stable and peaceful Pakistan.

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Benazir’s death not caused by bullet: SY

CNews ISLAMABAD: The Scotland Yard team, which conducted an investigation into the death of former PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto, said her death was not caused by a bullet.The text of probe report, which was presented to the interior ministry, said the death of Benazir Bhutto was caused by the force and intensity of suicide bomb blast, which hurled her head to dash into some part of the vehicle resulting into her death.The report does not tell about which elements were involved in the Benazir Bhutto case.The report has not been formally issued.

Firing, suicide bombing committed by same person: AIG

CNews RAWALPINDI: Punjab Additional IG, CID has said that the firing and suicide bombing was committed by the same person on Benazir and the earlier assumption of firing by one person and suicide bombing by the other was not correct.Addressing a press conference, Punjab AIG said that a reward of Rs1 million has been announced for providing information relating to the Benazir Bhutto murder case on the already given two telephone numbers.Punjab AIG CID told that the Benazir Bhutto murder case Pakistan’s joint probe team comprised of 7 members, while that of Scotland Yard 11 members. He said that the government gave a free hand to the joint team investigating Benazir Bhutto murder case. Two persons named Rafaqat and Husnain Gul have been arrested for facilitating the suicide bomber as a result of the investigations, he said. AIG told that Benazir Bhutto’s security in-charge was interrogated and those accompanying Benazir Bhutto would also be included in the investigations. He said that t…

UAV of PAF crashes near Peshawar

CNews PESHAWAR: An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of Pakitan Air Force crashed on the ground near Peshawar on Friday.“It was a UAV which has no pilot in it and it crashed due to technical malfunction,” said the spokesman of PAF.The incident caused no casualties on the ground.

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Twelve Essential Games for S60 Phones

Apologies for the long silence on this blog, I've had a lot of work stuff to deal with lately, but I'm back and so is this site.To start us off again, here's a list of the games that S60 phone owners really should have (click on the name of a game to see more details about it including a video):1. Lament Island - An absolutely beautiful Chinese 3D adventure with a bit of action thrown in too,

Asif to lead party, says Benazir’s will

CNews LARKANA: The will of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP’s) martyred Chairperson Benazir Bhutto has been issued on Tuesday afternoon. The will clearly mentions that her husband Asif Ali Zardari will lead the party until the workers decide on who other is capable of leading the party.
The will is dated October 16 i.e. just two days before her homecoming. The former PPP Chairperson said in the document that she was proud of PPP leadership and that she is desirous of a federal and democratic Pakistan.
Benazir paid glowing tribute to PPP Founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on his steadfastness against the dictatorship.
In the one-page will, Benazir urges PPP workers to continue the mission of her father. In the document, she paid rich tribute to PPP workers, who in her words have worked honestly and sincerely for the completion of Quaid-e-Awam Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s mission for the establishment of a democratic Pakistan.
The will clearly mentions the nomination of Asif Ali Zardari as the next chairman …

President, PM vow to continue supporting Kashmir cause

CNEWS ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Muhammedmian Soomro have reiterated Pakistan's commitment to continue extending moral, political and diplomatic support for the settlement of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiri people.
In his message on Kashmir Solidarity Day, President Musharraf said the government was engaged in a sincere, sustained and purposeful dialogue with India on Kashmir.
"We believe that with sincerity, courage and flexibility, we can achieve a solution to the long-standing Kashmir dispute," he said.
The President said Pakistan always stressed the need to end violence and human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir. "We firmly believe that an enabling environment is necessary for the success of peace process," he said.
He said several Kashmir-related Confidence Building Measures initiated by Pakistan, brought some relief to the Kashmiris living on both sides of Line of Control.
The President mentioned …

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