Unidentified Miscreants Opened Gunfire on a bus in Banaras

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The heinous incidents of violence that erupted yesterday could not be brought under control as a man was killed and another injured when unidentified miscreants opened gunfire on a bus this morning. According to the Rescue sources, the saboteurs sprayed bullets on a passenger minibus plying from Banaras Colony area of the city, killing a man and injuring the other. The rescue sources said the deceased Azizur Rehman is an employee of Pakistan Steel Mills. Meantime, some unidentified miscreants resorted to aerial firing and forced the closures of shops and commercial cities in the city area of Nazimabad, triggering panic. Various areas are basking under massive tension as violence incidents are being reported from different…

Russia will invest $500m in Pakistan Steel Mills

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Consul General of Russia Andey V. Demidov on Tuesday said Russia planned to allocate an amount of $500 million for up-gradation of Pakistan Steel Mills. “Special agreements are also under way on construction of a South Asian Electricity Trade and Development Project named CASA-1000,” he said while speaking to a press conference at Karachi Press Club. Referring to Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar successful visit to Moscow this month and President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit in May 2011, he said we hope that agreements reached during these visits would be materialized for the benefit of both countries. PPI

KPT Launches two Ferryboat Services

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The occasion seemed to mark a different set of emotions for the people present at the dock. For the minister, it seemed to be proof of the good work undertaken by his department. For one father, however, it all came down to memories of his 16-year-old daughter. Federal minister for ports and shipping, Babar Khan Ghauri, unveiled the plaque marking the inclusion of two ferryboats, Arfa Karim (named after the late child prodigy) and Afza Altaf (named after MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s daughter) at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on Sunday. “I feel really proud. What else can I say,” was all Amjad Karim Randhawa, Arfa’s father, could manage. He had flown to Karachi with…