Archive for August, 2011
SLAMABAD: Pakistan will launch its first indigenously developed communications satellite on August 12, 2011, from a facility in China and its life span will be 15 years. According to sources in Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco), the satellite would be launched at a longitude of 38 degrees in geostationary orbit on the equatorial plane at an altitude of 36,000km above the earth’s surface.
ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has expressed its inability to release tax collection figures without reconciling them with the data of Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue (AGPR), leading to a delay in announcement of final statistics.
LONDON: Three men died Wednesday after being hit by a car during riots in the central English city of Birmingham, officials said, amid reports that they died while trying to protect their community from looters.
Nearly half-a-century after shooting down an Indian civil aircraft under orders during the 1965 war with India, a Pakistan Air Force pilot has sent a condolence message to the daughter of the pilot of the aircraft he downed.
ISLAMABAD: Family rivalry and not religious victimisation claimed Minorities’ Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti’s life, according to investigators.