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2013-10-09 23:31:18

LED solar-powered floodlights and half-courts inspire better health, education, and nation-building. Torrance, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Today, America’s LEDtronics®, Inc., http://www.ledtronics.com, announced the success of their Barefoot Basketball Program, a nation-building initiative through team sports. The charitable program provides basketball half-courts with solar-powered LED lighting to rural, poverty-stricken villages worldwide. So far, over 300 families have benefited...

2010-04-21 10:19:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Syed Mustafa Kamal, Mayor of Karachi, will talk about how his Administration has analyzed the challenges that Karachi faces, how his team developed a Strategic Plan and a vision for Karachi and how he led the city to compete in the global arena at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference, at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 3 in Lisagor Room, the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC. (Logo:...

2008-07-16 12:01:03

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Karachi, 16 July: Sindh government is going to establish a media centre at a cost of 100m rupees [1.4m US dollars] to facilitate journalists belonging to print and electronic media to enable them to work in a more efficient manner. This was stated by Sindh Information Minister Shazia Marri, while talking to a delegation of electronic media which met her at Sindh Information Department here Wednesday [16 July]. She...

2006-08-18 01:51:04

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan's biggest city declared a public holiday on Friday as it cleaned up from heavy flooding that killed at least 15 people and more rain was expected, officials said. Banks and the stock market in Karachi would remain open despite the holiday declared by the provincial government. Most of the 15 people killed in the floods on Thursday were electrocuted while some were killed in traffic accidents during heavy downpours, an emergency service official said. "I...

2006-06-28 08:20:00

By Simon Cameron-Moore KALABAGH, Pakistan (Reuters) - High above the Indus river, straight white lines painted on the chaparral-covered hillsides mark the site of an ambitious, $7 billion dam project. President Pervez Musharraf wants to build five dams -- of which the Kalabagh dam, his top priority, is the biggest -- to head off Pakistan's looming water crisis and cut energy costs. "We cannot delay. I will not let Pakistan commit suicide over water shortages," Musharraf said recently. The...

2006-06-26 20:13:42

This is the last in a series of five features about ambitious, and at times controversial, dam projects in Asia designed to alleviate acute water shortages and cut energy bills. Other features in the series moved from India, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. By Simon Cameron-Moore KALABAGH, Pakistan (Reuters) - High above the Indus river, straight white lines painted on the chaparral-covered hillsides mark the site of an ambitious, $7 billion dam project. President Pervez Musharraf wants...

2006-05-15 04:40:00

By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A heatwave has killed at least 50 people in Pakistan since the start of May, prompting authorities to warn people to stay out of the midday sun as temperatures cross 50 Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in the shade. Monsoon rains are due in July, and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz called on Pakistanis last week to pray for rain as water levels in reservoirs and canals fell to perilously low levels. "This time, the heatwave began a bit early. It is very strong,"...

2005-11-04 03:20:42

KARACHI, Nov 4 (Reuters) - A passenger ferry believed to be overloaded sank in Pakistan's Indus river on Friday and 60 people were drowned, government officials said. The accident came nearly four weeks after an earthquake killed more than 73,000 people in the country's northern mountains. "According to our information, 60 people have been killed," a navy spokesman, Lieutenant Commander Salman Ali, said of the ferry accident. The ferry sank near the southern town of Thatta, 70 km (45...

2005-09-05 07:47:57

By Athar Husain DAHARKI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Her nose is bandaged from the bridge to the tip because, she says, her husband and his relatives tried to cut it off. If they catch her again, 15-year-old Lakhmira is sure she'll be killed. Married just four months ago, this skinny girl will be lucky if she doesn't end up in one of the nameless graves in burial grounds reserved for "karo kari," or honor killing, victims in the tribal badlands of Pakistan's southern Sindh province....


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