Economy

  Halting dollar transaction with Afghan banks baseless: Chinese Embassy

KABUL: Chinese embassy in Afghanistan has termed the media reports on halting dollar transaction between the banks of its country and Afghan commercial banks as baseless. "The media report which claimed that the Chinese banks have halted dollar trans...

  Search at Altaf's London home concludes

LONDON: Police have concluded their search at the North London home of MQM chief Altaf Hussain. Sources confirmed that the specialist operations unite left at midnight. The MQM chief’s residence was raided by around 40 specialist unit detectives at d...

  Oil prices rise in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged higher in Asia Wednesday as investors await the latest US supply report for clues about demand in the world´s biggest crude consumer. The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in July, gained eight cents...

  ARY, Ursus Tractors cases: Acquittal plea decision deferred till June 24

ISLAMABAD: The decision on the plea for Asif Ali Zardari’s acquittal in ARY and Ursus Tractors references has been deferred until June 24, as the accountability court judge was on leave today (Wednesday), media reported. Meanwhile, Asif Ali Zardari h...

  Budget 2014-15 presented in NA

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is presenting the budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 with a total outlay of Rs3.945 trillion in the National Assembly. Earlier, the budget was approved by the federal cabinet during a meeting chaired by Prime Min...

  Pakistan workers fire ´Brazuca´ ball to Brazil

SIALKOT: She has no idea who Lionel Messi is and her home country isn't even playing, but Pakistani mother-of-five Gulshan Bibi can't wait for the World Cup -- because she helped make the balls. When Brazil and Croatia kick off the tournament in Sao ...

  Federal cabinet approves budget 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet has approved budget for the fiscal year 2014-15, media reported. The cabinet meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during which Finance Minister Ishaq Dar briefed the participants about the budget. Th...

  MQM dismisses reports of Altaf Hussain’s arrest

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabitta Committee member in London Nadeem Nusrat has dismissed reports of party chief Altaf Hussain’s arrest, media reported. In a brief press conference here Tuesday, Nadeem Nusrat said Altaf Hussain was at his...

  London police arrest MQM chief Altaf Hussain

LONDON: London police have arrested Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on charges of money laundering on Tuesday. According media, Scotland Yard has confirmed that the MQM chief has been arrested in connection with the money launderin...

  Oil prices rise

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asian trade Tuesday on strong manufacturing data from top global energy guzzlers the United States and China, analysts said. US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in July gained four cents to $102.51 a...

  Budget 2014-15 to be announced today

ISLAMABAD: The government is all set to present its second Federal Budget with an outlay of about Rs 3.8 trillion for Fiscal Year 2014-15 before the Parliament today (Tuesday). Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar while launching the Economic ...

  Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Shaukat Tareen indicted in RPP case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court indicted 12 including former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and former Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen in the Rental Power Project (RPP) Case on Tuesday. Former Federal Secretaries Ismail Qureshi and Shahid Rafi...

  MQM wants Rs150 bn uplift package for Karachi

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Monday demanded of the government to approve Rs150 billion development package for Karachi. MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar presented a shadow budget with a total outlay of 3.775 trillion for fiscal year 2014-15 he...

  Dollar gains in Asia following upbeat China data

TOKYO: The dollar rose in Asia on Monday as upbeat Chinese manufacturing data lifted investor sentiment ahead of key US jobs data later this week, while weak Japanese economic data weighed on the yen. In midday Tokyo trading, the greenback fetched 10...

  Oil prices rise

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asian trade Monday as data showing strong Chinese manufacturing activity fuelled hopes of a pick-up in demand in the world´s top energy consumer. US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in July gained 44...

  National Budget 2014-15 of about Rs.3.8 trillion to be announced tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The government is all set to present its second Federal Budget with an outlay of about Rs 3.8 trillion for Fiscal Year 2014-15 before the Parliament on June 3 (Tuesday). Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar will present federal budget for t...

  Economic Survey 2013-14 launched

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohamamd Ishaq Dar Monday launched the Economic Survey of Pakistan for the financial year 2013-14. The pre-budget document highlights the overall performance of economy during the outgoing fiscal year providing a r...

  Electricity shortfall soars to 3200 MW: NTDC

LAHORE: The demand and supply gap of power has further risen, as the overall electricity shortfall climbed to 3200 mega watts leading to an increased number of loadshedding hours across the country. According to a claim of the National Transmission a...

  Court issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Gilani, Fahim

KARACHI: Federal Anti-Corruption Court has issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and former minister for commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim, media reported on Monday. The court issued non-bailable arrest warrants ...

  Solar aircraft makes successful debut

PAYERNE: A sun-powered plane made a successful test flight in Switzerland on Monday, clearing a vital hurdle towards its goal of a round-the-world trip next year, its pilot said. Solar Impulse 2 carried out a flight lasting two hours and 15 minutes, ...


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