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Pakistan gains 50,000km marine area as UN extends continental shelf

May 7, 2009
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has got its continental shelf extended from 200 nautical miles to 350 nautical miles and would subsequently gain a maritime area of more than 50,000 kilometres, Science and Technology Minister Azam Khan Swati said on Wednesday. He told a press conference that the extension in the continental shelf would benefit the country in…

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UN chief working to complete Bhutto inquiry commission

May 7, 2009
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NEW YORK: United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday he was working hard to complete the fact-finding commission, which is to look into the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Replying to a question at his monthly press conference at the UN headquarters, the secretary-general said he had still not been…

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