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2010-10-25 07:42:00

DUBAI, UAE, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the unprecedented flood disaster that devastated Pakistan, ZAFCO through its chosen charitable institution - Imran Khan Flood Relief Fund donated more than AED 30,000 enough to feed approximately 250 affected victims of the massive floods for 30 days. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101025/415874 ) Imran Khan a sports super star - former Pakistan Cricket Captain turned into a philanthropist, humanitarian,...

2008-09-24 03:00:26

Text of report headlined "Pakistan to install 10 n-power plants" by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 24 September [by Khalid Mustafa] Islamabad: Pakistan will install 10 nuclear power plants in toto for which six sites have been selected to make possible "the mission impossible" to increase capacity to generate 8,800 MW of nuclear energy in over 22 years time, a senior government official told The News. "The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has selected six sites on the...

2008-07-06 03:00:07

Excerpt from report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 5 July: Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lt. Gen. (r) Khalid Qudwai Saturday [5 July] said all the evidences are available about Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan's involvement in nuclear proliferation and provision of nuclear technology information and material to North Korea, Libya and Iran. "All the evidence about Dr Qadeer Khan's involvement in proliferation is available and can be revealed before a...

2008-07-06 00:00:07

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's army under President Pervez Musharraf supervised a shipment of uranium centrifuges to North Korea in 2000, the disgraced architect of Pakistan's atomic weapons program said Friday. The claim is the most controversial leveled by Abdul Qadeer Khan, who in recent months has been agitating for an end to house arrest and backing off his 2004 confession that he was solely responsible for spreading Pakistan's nuclear arms technology...

2008-07-05 12:00:09

The Pakistani scientist accused of operating a nuclear proliferation ring says President Pervez Musharraf approved a sale of weapons to North Korea. Abdul Qadeer Khan, once honored in his country as the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb and now under house arrest, told reporters Friday the army was involved in a 2000 shipment of centrifuge tubes used to enrich uranium to North Korea, The Daily Telegraph reported. It was a North Korean plane, and the army had complete knowledge about it...

2008-07-05 09:00:10

By MUNIR AHMAD By Munir Ahmad The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's army under President Pervez Musharraf supervised a shipment of uranium centrifuges to North Korea in 2000, the disgraced architect of Pakistan's atomic weapons program said Friday. The claim is the most controversial leveled by Abdul Qadeer Khan, who in recent months has been agitating for an end to house arrest and backing off his 2004 confession that he was solely responsible for spreading...

2006-07-24 17:31:23

By Carol Giacomo and Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a new nuclear reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons a year in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program and could prompt an intensified arms race in South Asia, a report said Monday. But U.S. officials and congressional aides, who confirmed the Pakistani plan, said it was unlikely to derail a nuclear cooperation accord with India or the sale of U.S.-made...

2006-05-02 08:55:49

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. investigators probing nuclear proliferation would not be allowed to meet a Pakistan scientist recently released from detention, oficials said on Tuesday. Authorities last month released Mohammad Farooq, a former director of procurement at a uranium enrichment laboratory set up by disgraced scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. Khan -- revered as father of Pakistan's atom bomb -- has been under house arrest since a probe was launched against him in late 2003 after...

2006-03-17 10:20:18

LONDON (Reuters) - A British man, who bought equipment which might have been used in attacks on coalition troops in Afghanistan, was jailed on Friday after he admitted being a "terrorist quartermaster," UK police said. Mohammed Ajmal Khan, 31, bought material that was sent to and used by the proscribed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a Pakistan-based militant group fighting in Indian-ruled Kashmir and that Britain says has links to al Qaeda. The group was banned in 2002 after being blamed for...

2006-03-04 12:47:31

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush told Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday he opposed giving Pakistan the same kind of nuclear agreement just reached with arch rival India. Bush told a joint news conference that he and Musharraf discussed the issue in their private talks and "I explained that Pakistan and India are different countries with different needs and different histories." U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Pakistan had expressed an...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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