Buying efficiency

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Speed money Beelam Ramzan Friday, December 13, 2013 From Print Edition The word ‘corruption’ conjures in our minds infamous tales of financial irregularities and shameful embezzlement rampant in our society. In most of its forms, corruption has an element of coercion or illegal favours in exchange of bribe and is considered a hindrance to normal economic activity. However, there is ...

PIA’s Soft Option – The News – 20 Dec 2013

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PIA’s soft option Shabir Khan Friday, December 20, 2013  From Print Edition For experienced practitioners of corporate turnarounds or change management gurus, the ‘softest’ option for PIA is a corporate turnaround to substantially increase its book ‘value’ prior to privatisation. The ‘why?’ is simple. For many years, PIA’s flight operations and load factor have been decreasing while the global passenger ...

Another View – The News – 17 Dec 2013

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Treason.. what treason? Islamabad diary Ayaz Amir Tuesday, December 17, 2013 From Print Edition The News International Treason.. what treason?November 3, 2007, the emergency measure proclaimed on that date, was an act more of necessity than anything else. Gen Musharraf was not gathering power unto himself, the normal rationale for such actions. He was preparing to ...

Qazi had refused to do what Munawar has done

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    Qazi had refused to do what Munawar has done Book had revealed the move was started by al-Qaeda Umar Cheema Tuesday, November 12, 2013 From Print Edition  535  249  193  7   ISLAMABAD: Former Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami late Qazi Hussain Ahmed had rejected issuing a statement like Syed Munawar Hasan when the former was approached by al-Qaeda to declare Pakistan Army’s action against militants un-Islamic, ...

History of Jamaat-e-Islami and its leadership – The News – 12 Nov 2013

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History of Jamaat-e-Islami and its leadership Sabir Shah Tuesday, November 12, 2013 From Print Edition  768  349  109  10   LAHORE: Not only does the 72-year old Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have a history of being controversial for both good and bad reasons, but it also possesses the knack of taking on the ruling governments and the establishments of the time without paying heed to the ...

Modernisation and acquisitions in PAF

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Modernisation and acquisitions The first of the PAF's new F-16D Block 52+ fighters, rolled out on 13 October 2009, undergoing flight testing in the U.S. prior to delivery. In light of Pakistan's significant contribution to the War on Terror, the United States and Western European countries, namely Germany and France, lifted their defense related sanctions on Pakistan; enabling the country ...

pakistan taliban leader reportedly killed in u.s. drone strike

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pakistan taliban leader reportedly killed in u.s. drone strike Hakimullah Mehsud was one of the most wanted and feared men in Pakistan with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, leading an insurgency from a mountain hideout in North Waziristan, the Taliban's stronghold on the Afghan frontier. 'We confirm with great sorrow that our esteemed leader was martyred ...