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Prime Minister's address in National Assebmly

PM announces revolutionary steps in policy speech

CNews ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani has announced revolutionary steps in his policy speech at the floor of National Assembly after getting unanimous vote of confidence from the house on Saturday. The prime minister in his landmark speech increased the support price of wheat from Rs. 510 to 625 per 40 kilograms. He announced lifting of ban on student and trade unions, while changed the status of PEMRA to make it a subsidiary of the ministry of information. Muslim League (Q), Functional League, People’s Party Sherpao and Muttahida Qaumi Movement announced to support the prime minister. The prime minister in his speech thanked Almighty Allah for his election in this holy month. He also expressed his gratitude to People’s Party’s slain leaders Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, co-chairman Asif Zardari and the party workers, leaders of allied parties Nawaz Sharif, Asfandyar Wali, Altaf Hussain, Pir Pagara, independent members and ot…

Police remove barricades outside top judge's house

Police on Monday started removing barbed wire outside the house of the deposed judge following an order by the newly-elected Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, an CNews photographer witnessed.
The development came minutes after new Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ordered the release of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and dozens of other judges in his first speech after being elected by parliament.
"I order all the detained judges to be released immediately," said Gilani.
If reinstated as the PPP and PML-N party coalition has vowed, the judges could rule Musharraf's re-election as president for another five-year term illegal and effectively oust him from his position.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry released

CNews Islamabad: All retired judges are fully released IG and DIG wants to meet former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry but former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry doesn't want to meet IG and DIG. All former Chief Justice are released. first order issued from prime minister all judges are released.

Yousuf Raza Gilani elected new PM, elaborates top priorities

CNews ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Monday elected PPP's Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani as the new prime minister of the country with thumping majority.
Gilani bagged 264 votes. The rival candidate Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, fielded by the Pakistan Muslim League-Q and its allies secured 42 votes.
In a maiden speech on the floor of National Assembly after he was elected as Prime Minister, he said, “I request the national assembly as my first job to pass a resolution for UN probe into the assassination of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.”
Elaborating the top priorities of the new government, the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani vowed to take all out efforts for the supremacy of parliament.
He also said the National Assembly should pass another resolution to apologize to the nation for hanging of Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto.
Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani also said that he would issue the immediate directives for release of the held judges.
Gillani also vowed to take efforts for the res…

Deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to be freed on Tuesday

CNews ISLAMABAD: The security forces deployed in front of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry's house in the Judges Enclave in Islamabad will be removed on Tuesday evening, marking the symbolic end of an era when absolute power was enjoyed by one man for eight years, five months and 13 days.
Power practically will be shifted to the democratically-elected prime minister on March 25, sources in the Pakistan People's Party confirmed to The News on Sunday. According to the senior leader of the lawyers' movement, Justice (retd) Tariq Mehmud, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, after being released from his five-month-long detention by President Pervez Musharraf, will remain at his home for three to four days and will meet visitors. Afterwards, Justice Chaudhry may travel to any city, if invited to address a bar council, Tariq said.
Senior constitutional expert Senator SM Zafar told CNews on Sunday that in the post-October 12, 1999 scenario, Pervez Musharraf was enjoying absolute …

Awaz Public Ki {23 March Special}

EARTH QUAKE IN SHANGLA,
NWFP, PAKISTAN.
Shangla is land of natural beauty, long green trees, high mountains, sweet springs, thick forest and streams, was earlier sub-division of Swat District. In 1995 after long movement and endeavors of its people the then Chief Minister of NWFP Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao upgraded it to the status of a District. According census of 1998 its population was 434563 which are 2.5% of the total population of the NWFP, while its current population is 541000. Here annual growth rate is 3.27% and population density is 274 persons per Sq-Km. The number of total households is 53529 and average household size is 8 persons per family. The literacy rate is 14.7% (25.2% in male & 3.7% in female). Total area of the District is 1586 sq-Km (339614 Acres) in which 104672 Acres (31%) is cultivated and 109685 Acres (32 %) is forest. There are two Tehsils i-e Tehsil Alpuri and Puran with 44 Patwar Circles and 111 villages. The District comprises of 1 National, 2 Provinci…

Fahim says “Offices mean nothing to him; will not quit party”

CNews ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians, Makhdoom Amin Fahim Saturday said the offices hold no importance to him.
Talking to CNews News after nomination of Makhdoom Yusuf Raza Gillani as PPP’s candidate for the post of Prime Minister, he said he was not consulted by the party for nominating the candidate for PM’s post.
However, he said: “It is the decision of the party leadership,” adding “PPP is my party and I do not want to see it get damaged at any cost.” It is a party of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.
Amin Fahim said as far as these offices are concerned, I have no desire for them. Yusuf Raza Gillani is my friend, he added
To a question whether he was consulted by the party in connection with the nomination of candidate for PM’s post, he said he was not consulted for nominating Yusuf Raza Gillani.
“I am no quitting the party,” he said adding it is party of poor and suppressed people.
“It is the decision of the party and I accept it wh…

Clash between parliament, Awan-e-Saddar to be dangerous: Khalid Mqbool

CNews LAHORE: Governor Punjab Lt. General (Retd) Khalid Mqbool has said that a clash between parliaments and Awan-e-Saddar will be dangerous.
He stated this in an interview to CNews News on Saturday.
With the clash between parliaments and Awan-e-Saddar, the unending series of clashes will be started, he feared.
The masses will be dislike if the new government would indulge in clash with Awan-e-Saddar instead of resolving multiple problems of people, he added.

Canadain Chief of Defence meets Gen. Tariq Majid

CNews RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majid met with the Canadian Chief of Defence General Rick Hillier here on Saturday.
During the meeting matters relating to the security situation in the region and enhancing bilateral military relations between the two countries came under discussion.
Both the officials expressed satisfaction on their present state of relations. They stressed on exchange of high military officials and military training.
Earlier, the Canadian Chief of Defence was warmly welcomed at his arrival by Director General Staff Headquarters, Lt. Gen. Syed Athar Ali here at Joint Staff Headquarters.

PPP names Yousuf Raza Gillani as its nominee for PM slot

CNews ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Saturday named Yousuf Raza Gillani as its nominee for Prime Minister.
Co-Chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari announced the name of Yousuf Raza Gillani as the PM candidate in a statement read out by the spokesman of PPP Farhatullah Babar.
The name of the candidate for the prime ministerial job was finalized by the Pakistan People’s Party after due consultations with the democratic parties and coalition partners, said the statement.
Asif Ali Zardari thanked Makhdoom Yousuf Raza Gillani for assuming the great responsibility of becoming the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and wished him success in discharging his duties with responsiblity.
Country’s new prime minister will take oath of his office Tuesday morning - March 25 - at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, under the 1973 Constitution.
The President has already summoned the National Assembly to meet on Monday at 1600 hrs to elect the new leader of the house.
The session has been summoned for …

Pakistan Day to be celebrated in befitting manner

CNews ISLAMABAD: The government has arranged several events to celebrate Pakistan Day (23rd March) falling on Sunday (Tomorrow) in a befitting manner.
The events to be arranged including rallies of Girl Guides, Boy Scouts and students, exhibition of documentary films for school children and the public in cinema houses.
Qirat contests, debates, essay competitions to be organized all over the country and prizes will be awarded to winners.
Mushairas will be held at provincial capitals at the direction of respective Provincial Governments. Sweets will be distributed at orphanages and Darul Amans throughout the country.
All radio and TV stations will broadcast and telecast special programmes on the day in which well-known workers of Tehrik-I-Pakistan will be invited to participate.
Governors and Chief Ministers will host receptions at the Provincial Capitals. People belonging to all walks of life will participate in Pakistan day celebrations.

LG KF510: Enhanced with high-profile features

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This fashion phone with stunning looks comes in choice of two colours namely - stardust dark grey and sunset red. The metallic casing of the phone is embedded with high quality glass. The LG KF510 is a slim phone with only 10.9 mm in thickness. Therefore, while holding the handset, the users would never feel a burden, as it weighs only 72 grams including chargeable battery.

A sleek 2.2 inch TFT screen of the phone supports up to 256k colours. The clear screen of the phone provides high screen resolution that is considered as good for viewing vivid images as well as graphics. The fabulous screen of the phone comes with a light sensor that chan…

Free Symbian games, ringtones, apps from Nokia MOSH

Nokia's mobile portal MOSH became a great source of free content for Symbian devices. Mosh has a lot of downloads such as themes, games, ringtones, applications, animations, videos, pictures. These files are broken into set of categories. If you haven't found desired file you can ask the community to help find it. You can type http://mosh.nokia.mobi in your smartphones' browser or download files

Six Easy Ways to Save Money on Pet Supplies

Pets add so much joy to our lives. Taking good care of them is important, and it doesn't have to break the bank. Here are six quick ways you can reduce the amount you spend on pet care.1. Don't go overboard buying your pet treats and toys. While treats and toys are important for you and your pet's enjoyment, they aren't extremely important to their health. What's more important is the time and attention you give them and the quality of food you provide. If you do decide to buy treats and toys, purchase them while they're on sale.2. Buy in bulk. Buying larger bags of dog food will generally save you quite a bit of money. Not only will the cost per ounce be less, you will also save money by not having to run out to get more dog food quite so often. Don't sacrifice value for convenience. If you buy the smaller bags because you can easily handle them, you're throwing money down the drain. Do a price check for food online at the pet superstores, such as Pets…

MQM decides to join opposition in NA

CNews KARACHI, March 15: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement will be part of a Pakistan Muslim League-Q-led combined opposition in the inaugural session of the National Assembly.Party sources told Dawn on Saturday that a decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of MQM’s coordination committee held simultaneously in London and Karachi on Friday night.The sources, however, said that no decision had been taken about the party’s future role in the Sindh Assembly.The sources said that the meeting, which was presided over by convener Dr Imran Farooq, reviewed the political situation with special reference to the March 17 National Assembly session and the election of speaker and deputy speaker.The MQM’s parliamentary leader-designate in the National Assembly, Dr Farooq Sattar, briefed the coordination committee about details and the outcome of the meeting.The sources said that all participants unanimously backed the decision to sit with combined opposition parties in the National Assembly. Ho…

United opposition nominates Farooq Sattar as candidate for PM slot

ISLAMABAD: The united opposition on Sunday nominated Farooq Sattar of MQM as joint candidate for the slot of Prime Minister.
This was announced in a joint press conference of the United Opposition at the residence of PML president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, who had hosted a reception in honour of the opposition leaders.
Chaudhry Pervez Ellahi was nominated as the joint parliamentary leader of the united opposition in the National Assembly, said Farooq Sattar while giving briefing to the newsmen.
PML-Q will nominate its candidate for slot of speaker National Assembly, Mr. Sattar said, adding that newly elected MNA of MQM Khush Bakhat Shujaat will be the joint candidate for the slot of the deputy speaker National Assembly.

UK cautions its citizens over travel within Pakistan

CNews LONDON: Following yesterday's bomb explosion in Islamabad the foreign office of the United United Kingdom has cautioned British citizens over travel to and within Pakistan...
The FCO has advised against frequenting clubs, restaurants and fast food chains, which are famous among foreign expatriates
They have also been generally advised to stay away from large public gatherings, schools and other places, which foreigners patronize.

PML(Q) and Farooq Sattar Press conference

CNews Punjab: PML(Q) and Farooq Sattar Press conference on 16 mar that announced the Prime minister candidate Farooq Sattar, Speaker candidate Khush bushk Sujat, Depty candidate Speaker Haider Abaas Rizvi, Oppisition leader candidate Pervaiz Elahi.....

Islamabad blast kills Turk, wounds five Americans

CNews islamabad: A Turkish woman was killed and five Americans were among 11 people wounded in a bomb attack on a restaurant in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Saturday night, police said. The other wounded included a Briton, a Canadian and a Japanese national, and three Pakistanis, according to a list posted at the hospital where the casualties were taken.Pakistan has been battling al Qaeda inspired Islamist militants since joining the US-led campaign against terrorism after the September 11 attacks on the United States. More than 500 people have been killed this year in violence including suicide bombings.None of the wounded in Saturday's blast were in critical condition, although one of the Pakistanis had been very seriously hurt, Islamabad's Assistant Commissioner Farasad Ali told Reuters from the hospital. Police Deputy Inspector General Shahid Nadeem Baloch said the victim was a Turkish woman who worked for a relief agency, after television news channels had earlie…

Islamabad blast kills Turk, wounds five Americans images

انفجار في مطعم في إسلام آباد

ادى انفجار في مطعم بالعاصمة الباكستانية اسلام اباد الى مقتل امراة تركية وجرح 10 اشخاص اخرين على الاقل حسب قول مسؤولين امنيين.
وانفجرت القنبلة في مطعم ايطالي في قلب العاصمة الباكستانية.
ويقول المحللون ان ذلك على ما يبدو اول انفجار يستهدف اجانب في اسلام اباد منذ عام 2002.
وكان من بين المصابين دبلوماسيين احدهما امريكي والاخر بريطاني حسب ما ذكرت حكومتيهما.
ومن بين المصابين اجانب من اليابان وكندا وتركيا، وحسب مصادر الشرطة هناك خمسة من المصابين يحملون الجنسية الامريكية.
وقال شهود العيان ان الانفجار وقع في حديقة خلفية للمطعم مساء السبت ما ترك حفرة في الارض واطاح بالنوافذ. كما انهار جزء من الحائط الخلفي للمطعم.
وقال طارق محمود، النادل بالمطعم، لوكالة رويترز: "كان الانفجار مدويا، وسحبنا ثمانية اشخاص على الاقل من الركام، معظمهم من الاجانب".
وقامت الشرطة باخلاء المطعم واغلاق المبنى عقب الانفجار.
وكانت اسلام اباد وروالبندي المجاورة مسرحا لعدة هجمات على شخصيات عسكرية وحكومية مؤخرا.والقي باللائمة في تلك الهجمات على متشددين موالين لطالبان يقاتلون الجيش الباكستاني في المناطق القبلية قرب الحدود الاف…

Bear Stearns gets emergency funds

CNEws US: US bank Bear Stearns has got emergency funding, in a move that raises fears that one of Wall Street's biggest names is on the verge of collapsing.
JP Morgan Chase will provide the money to Bear Stearns for 28 days with the Federal Reserve of New York's backing.
JP Morgan is also trying to get long-term financing for Bear Stearns.
Bear Stearns' problems stem from the global credit crunch and the worry is that other lenders may also have major funding problems, analysts said.
Withdrawn funds
Bear Stearns is Wall Street's fifth largest investment bank, and has been at the centre of the US mortgage debt crisis. Recently, speculation had intensified that it was struggling to fund its daily business.
BBC business editor Robert Peston said Bear Stearns had been taken to the brink of insolvency over the past 24 hours by a sudden collapse in confidence on the part of its hedge fund clients.
As a result, these funds rushed to withdraw their assets.
"The rescue of Bear Ste…

Blast Hits Restaurant In Islamabad

CNews Islamabad: Three people have been killed, including one American, after an explosion in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
Restaurant where blast happened
A woman is among the dead from the blast at an Italian restaurant.
At least 20 people have been injured.
The restaurant involved, Luna Caprese, is popular with foreign diplomats, aid agency workers and journalists.
Fire engines and police arrived at the scene after the explosion was heard across Islamabad.

Blast hits Islamabad restaurant

CNews At least two people are feared to have been killed and 10 others wounded in an explosion at a restaurant in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. CNews TV said a foreign woman was one of the dead in the explosion at about 8.40pm (0340 GMT) on Saturday night. The cause of the blast at the Luna Caprese in the city centre is not known.A police officer said: "At least 10 people have been injured and one wall of the restaurant has partly collapsed. We don't know whether it was caused by a bomb." He said that most of the casualties were foreigners. CNews reported that many people were badly injured in the blast at the Italian restaurant popular with foreigners, diplomats, aid agency workers and journalists. An employee told one news agency: "There are lots of injured people who have lost their limbs and legs.
"It's a very bad situation. We don't know what has happened."

اسلام آباد: اطالوی ہوٹل میں دھماکہ

اسلام آباد کے ایک ہوٹل میں بم دھماکہ ہوا ہے۔ جس میں اب تک متعدد افراد کے زخمی ہونے کی اطلاعات ہیں۔
اسلام آباد کے مصروف ترین علاقے سُپر مارکیٹ میں واقع دھماکے کا نشانہ بننے والا اطالوی ہوٹل ہوٹل’لونا کیپریز‘ غیر ملکیوں میں مقبول ہے۔
دھماکہ ہوٹل کے عقبی حصے میں ہوا ہے جہاں باربی کیو کیا جاتا ہے اور لوگ وہیں کھانا بھی کھاتے تھے۔
دھماکے کے نتیجے اب تک بارہ افراد کے زخمی ہونے کی اطلاع ہے۔ اور چشم دید گوہوں کے مطابق بعض زخمیوں کی حالت نازک بھی ہے۔
ان عینی شاہدوں کے مطابق زخمی ہونے والوں میں ہوٹل کی خاتون مالک بھی شامل ہیں۔ ہے اور زیادہ تر زخمی امریکی ہیں کیونکہ جب انہیں طبی امداد کے لیے لے جایا جانے لگا تو ان کا اصرار تھا کہ انہیں ہسپتال کی بجائے امریکی سفارتخانے لے جایا جائے۔
اس کے علاوہ ہوٹل کے باہر سفارتی نمبر پلیٹ والی گاڑیاں بھی کھڑی تھیں۔ مزید تفصیلات آ رہی ہیں۔

Pakistan restaurant hit by blast

CNews Islamabad: An explosion has hit a restaurant in Islamabad, Pakistani Cnews corrospondence and witnesses have said.
The blast occurred at the Luna Caprese Italian restaurant in central Islamabad, police official Mohammad Ishtiaq told the CNews.
"One wall of the restaurant has partly collapsed and many people have been injured," he said.
Local media reported that two people were feared dead at the restaurant, which is popular with foreigners.
"It's a very bad situation," an employee at Luna Caprese told the CNews.
"There are lots of injured people who have lost their limbs and legs," the employee said.

Two killed, more than 10 hurt in Islamabad restaurant blast

CNews ISLAMABAD: A blast hit a restaurant frequented by foreigners in Islamabad on Saturday evening, killing two and wounding more than 10 people, police and eyewitnesses said.
"There was an explosion inside the Luna Caprese Italian restaurant in the centre of the capital," police official Mohammad Ishtiaq told CNews.
"Two killed and more than 10 people have been injured and one wall of the restaurant has partly collapsed."
An CNews photographer at the scene said several of the injured who were stretchered out of the restaurant were foreigners.
Eyewitnesses also confirmed casualties.
"There are lots of injured people who have lost their limbs and legs, foreigners were inside. It's a very bad situation. We don't know what has happened," an employee at the restaurant told CNews by telephone.
"It was a very powerful blast. There is a lot of blood here, the walls are splattered with it. I see lots of human flesh," the employee said.

اسلام آباد: اطالوی ہوٹل میں دھماکہ

اسلام آباد کے ایک ہوٹل میں بم دھماکہ ہوا ہے۔ جس میں اب تک متعدد افراد کے زخمی ہونے کی اطلاعت ہیں۔ یہ ہوٹل اطالوی ہونے کے حوالے سے جانا جاتا ہے اور اس میں بالعموم غیر ملکی جاتے ہیں۔
خبر رساں اداروں کے مطابق ہوٹل اسلام آباد کے مصروف ترین علاقے سُپر مارکیٹ میں واقع ہے اور اب تک کی اطلاعات کے مطابق دھماکہ ہوٹل کے عقبی حصے میں ہوا ہے۔
مزید تفصیلات آ رہی ہیں۔

Foreign woman dead, over 15 injured in Islamabad blast

CNews ISLAMABAD: A foreign woman has died and over 15 others have been injured in Islamabad blast on Saturday evening, the sources said.
The officials has confirmed the death of the foreign woman. The majority of injured is reportedly foreigners, the sources added.
The blast occurred in the backside of an Italian restaurant “ Luna Caprese” near Super market, the sources said. Over 15 injured including foreigners have been shifted to hospitals.
Nature of the blast, which happened at about 8:50PM is yet to be ascertained.

Scores injured in Islamabad restaurant blast

CNews ISLAMABAD : A blast hit a restaurant frequented by foreigners in Islamabad injuring many on Saturday, security officials said.
There were many foreigners in the restaurant Security officials said. Police has surrounded the area and on one allowed to enter the premises.

Blast on Islamabad Resturant

CNews Islamabad: Blast on Islamabad Supermarket in italian resturant where 30 peoples are injured local waiters and foreigners(Chiense, American) are there....

Types Of Tropical Fish - With Thousands Of Types Available, How To Choose?

I love tropical fish. They are very beautiful creatures. A properly maintained tank can provide hours of relaxation and entertainment provided you choose the correct types of tropical fish that are available. Here are some questions to ask.Which Types Of Tropical Fish Play Well Together?
There are many tropical fish that are aggressive. Choosing your fish by color could turn out to be a disaster. Make sure that when you buy the fish, you buy compatible species. If you get an aggressive fish, be sure that you can minimize potential damage. For example, if you intend to buy many smaller fish, keep in mind that putting a large aggressive fish in the tank may turn your smaller fish into fish food, certainly not what you intended. Are you going to put sea anemones in your tank? If you do, make sure you have fish that like to swim in and around them without getting stunned. Also, like those colorful spiny shrimp? I love them, they are really interesting. They can be destructive little critte…

Thomas Houlahan Report

{CNews Special Report} An American Washigton based expert Thomas Houlahan has made his assessment on Pakistan’s Judicial crises and lawyers movement. He says ‘In listening to a lot of the commentary on the recent showdown between President Pervez Musharraf and the Supreme Court of Pakistan, I’ve noticed that much of the “analysis” has been pretty hysterical and that many of those offering the opinions on the situation seem grossly ill-informed. It therefore struck me that it might be a good idea for someone to inquire as to what exactly has transpired between President Musharraf and the Supreme Court. At least it would provide a set of facts for commentators to work off'. Houlahan in his 47 pages report has not offered his opinion on whether or not it was right or wrong in moral terms to allow Pervez Musharraf to run for president while still a serving Army general, or whether or not his running for president while in uniform was a good idea. This is simply an examination of Presi…

An Inconvenient Truth

CNews{Awaz Public Ki}: Imtiaz Khan
An Inconvenient Truth
There is a total misperception about Pakistan's elections 2008. People wrongly think both nationally and internationally that majority of voters have voted against President Pervez Musharraf by rejecting his allied political party. The official figures released by Election Commission of Pakistan has giving stunning fact that pro-Musharraf parities have bagged maximum votes in the Elections 2008, whereas anti-Musharraf votes are extremely low.This may sound strange to many but you will find it absolutely correct and start believing when you read M P Bhandara's article published in Pakistan's Independent English newspaper The News on Saturday March 08, 2008. So don't delay reading this educative and informative article.
"An inconvenient truth
Saturday, March 08, 2008M P BhandaraVarious expressions such as 'massive victory’, 'crushing defeat’, 'a clean sweep of President Musharraf’s allies’, 'the na…

Parrot Training Tips

As with all other pets you might have, a parrot’s training is based on the reward/ignore/punish method. However, you’ll have to apply some specific training strategies that only work for our colorful friends, strategies that have proven to be extremely effective in numerous training programs. We’ve set up a list of short tips and tricks that could help you train and shape your parrot the way you want him. It should be noted that most of these tips work best if the parrot is still at a young age and hasn’t yet had the chance to “grow habits”, but with a little hard work, they can be adapted to adult parrots as well.So here it goes:1. Reward your parrotWhenever you want to teach your parrot something new and you see him doing it right, reward him with his favorite food treat, a pat on the head and a congratulation, a short play session or whatever you see fit as a reward. Although he won’t know what’s happening at first, as most pets do, he will soon adapt and correlate his reward with …

Death toll in Lahore twin suicide attacks in FIA building

Death toll in Lahore twin suicide attacks mounts to 31
LAHORE: Suicide attackers detonated two huge truck bombs in Pakistan Tuesday, killing 31 people, partly demolishing a police building and deepening a security crisis facing the new government. Another over 160 people were wounded in the attacks in the eastern city of Lahore, which came just minutes apart in the morning rush-hour and left rescue workers scrambling through rubble in a bid to find survivors. The blasts, one targeting the Federal Investigation Agency headquarters and the other hitting an advertising firm, were the latest in a wave of Islamist-linked violence that has killed more than 600 people this year. "I have never seen such a deadly suicide attack," Federal Investigation Agency chief Tariq Pervaz told reporters outside the badly damaged eight-storey headquarters in the heart of the city. There were warnings that the agency's offices would be targeted "but we were not expecting it in Lahore,"…

Tips For Choosing An Aquarium

When shopping for an aquarium, saltwater or freshwater, there are many factors to consider. From the size of the space you have chosen, to the amount of maintenance involved, a little research can save you time and money.There are many types of fish tanks to choose from, and picking the right one can be overwhelming unless you know what you want before you go shopping. Creating a list will give you a way to compare prices. Here are a few basic items you will need.AquariumsGlass aquariums are usually cheaper and don't scratch as easily as acrylic aquariums. They tend to look bulkier and are heavier because of the frame needed in their construction.Acrylic tanks are sealed differently then glass and usually look nicer and the seal is stronger. They weigh less, if this is a consideration, but require a lighter touch when you clean them, to avoid scratches.Both types of aquariums come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but if you want an unusual shape, acrylic fish tanks come in wider …

Musharraf tells next govt 'focus on basics'

CNews ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday advised an incoming coalition government, that may seek his resignation, to focus on fighting terrorism and sustaining economic growth rather than politics.The parties that defeated a pro-Musharraf alliance in an election last month have still to agree how to make up the new ruling coalition, and there is speculation they will try to drive out Musharraf.Musharraf said political peace was essential to keep the fight against terrorism on track and maintain growth in an economy pressured by rising crude oil and cooking oil prices."These are very serious challenges," Musharraf said at the launch of a new television station in the city of Multan in the Punjab province."As soon as the governments are formed in the centre and in provinces, this is the cut off when there should be less politics and governance starts," he said."Put politics on a back-burner."Musharraf has said he will back the incoming gover…

Fazl decides to join coalition govt with PPP

CNews ISLAMABAD: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI), in a major breakthrough, announced on Saturday to join the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to form coalition governments at the Centre and in Balochistan."We have taken a decision, in principle, to join the national consensus coalition government with the Pakistan People's Party at the Centre as well as in Balochistan," said JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman while addressing a joint press conference with PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari here at the Zardari House, after holding an hour-long meeting.With the JUI announcement to become a part of the PPP-led government at the Centre, the numerical strength of the PPP (120), PML-N (90), ANP (13) and JUI (6) reaches 229, which simply means that the four party alliance has two-thirds majority in the National Assembly."We are thankful to the people of Pakistan, particularly Balochistan, that Maulana Fazlur Rehman has announced to become a part of the national consensu…

PPP-PML-N agree on reinstatement of deposed judges in 30 days of govt formation

CNews MURREE: Pakistan Peoples Party and PML-N have signed a joint declaration for formation of coalition government in Centre and Punjab.Asif Ali Zardari and Muhammad Nawaz Sharif signed the joint declaration titled “PPP-PML-N summit declaration Murree” during a joint press conference here at PC Bhurban hotel.In the joint declaration both the parties agreed upon the reinstatement of the deposed judges through the newly elected parliament with in 30 days after the formation of federal government.Nominee of PPP for slot of PM will be fully supported by the coalition parties but the PM nominee should carry forward the agenda of both the parties, Nawaz Sharif said in the press conference.Speaker and Deputy speaker of NA will be of PPP and Speaker and Deputy speaker in Punjab Assembly will be of PML-N, he said. Nawaz Sharif also said that PML-N would be part of federal cabinet.Nawaz Sharif said that he and Asif Ali Zardari had signed the Charter of Democracy, which was formulated by Bena…

Sindh, Punjab tussles over PM slot

Cnews ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Central leader and premiership hopeful Makhdoom Amin Faheem has said that he was a candidate for the prime minister slot, while the PPP MNA elect Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar contested that Makhdoom was never offered the premiership.In the CNEWS News program ‘kaun bane ga prime minister?’, Makhdoom Amin Fahim said that the prime minister should be from Sindh and he was the candidate for this post. He said that he was a senior member of the party besides Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari had also offered him the PM slot.On the other hand, Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar insisted that the PM should be from Punjab. He also claimed to be a senior member of the party, as his family was persistently associated with the Bhutto family since 1967. He also challenged that Makhdoom Amin Fajeem was ever offered to become PM.

Power restored in some areas of Karachi, after major breakdown

CNews: Power has been restored in some areas of Karachi after a major power outage on Thursday when Wapda cut the supply because the city's power company had not paid its bills, an official said."At around 8 a.m. (0300 GMT) Wapda cut its 300 MW supplies to us and as a result the entire system tripped," said Syed Sultan Hasan, spokesman for the Karachi Electric Supply Co, which supplies power to Karachi.The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), is Pakistan's main state power utility.A spokesman for the Pakistan Electric Power Co., which manages Wapda's power wing, said supplies were cut because dues had not been paid."KESC owes 34.80 billion rupees ($554 million) to us and we have been writing to them every week to make at least some payments," said the spokesman, Tahir Basharat Cheema."But let alone making payments, they're not even replying to our letters," he said.KESC's Hasan said the company was in contact with Wapda to en…

PPP delays decision about PM candidate

CNews: The Parliamentary Party of Pakistan People's Party, which met here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Asif Ali Zardari, delayed a decision on premiership candidate subject to convening of the newly elected National Assembly.No briefing was given to the media, but sources said Zardari took the MNAs elect into confidence on political developments and said he would hold further consultations with MNAs from each division separately from Friday.Meanwhile, according to a PPP press release, addressing the meeting Asif Ali Zardari said the nomination for the office of Prime Minister would be finalized by the time the Assembly session was called.He said that ordinarily, by virtue of his Party office, he would have been the candidate for the office of Prime Minister. But, he had decided not to be PM candidate and instead wished to devote time and energy to strengthen the Party.Zardari said major issues had been thrashed with the coalition partners and some pending matters would be…

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