Economy

  CNG station to reopen Friday

LAHORE: All the filling stations of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in five regions of Punjab (Lahore, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Multan and Sahiwal) will open on Friday after three-month gas suspension that aimed to facilitate domestic users in the winte...

  Balochistan Health Minister calls on QESCO chief

QUETTA: Balochistan Health Minister Rahmat Saleh Baloch called on Chief Executive Officer Quetta Electricity Supply Company (QESCO) Eng. Baleeghuz Zaman here on Thursday. The Provincial Minister informed the QESCO chief about the problems being faced...

  Lahore: protesting nurses split into two groups

LAHORE: A large number of nurses who staged a sit-in on Tuesday finally split into two groups after midnight, media reported Wednesday. Sources said that a group of the nurses announced to end their sit-in while the other insisted on continuing with ...

  Economic indicators suggest proper economic direction: FPCCI

Signs of economic recovery becoming visible: MNAIslamabad: PML-N leader and Member National Assembly from Faisalabad Mian Abdul Mannan on Wednesday said government has fulfilled its promise of economic turnaround as early signs of economic recovery h...

  Obama in New York shopping spree to push wage plan

NEW YORK: US President Barack Obama Tuesday launched a New York shopping spree -- to treat his wife and daughters -- and to praise top clothing retailor Gap Inc. for raising its minimum wage. Obama halted his motorcade at the store at East 42nd and T...

  Rupee further strengthens, dollar selling under Rs100

KARACHI: Dollar further plunged to Rs99.99 in interbank, as exporters queued to sell dollars on Tuesday, media reported. Dealers said that since March 1 the value of the dollar has decreased by Rs5. The fast devaluation of dollar panicked those expor...

  Tokyo shares open lower

TOKYO: Tokyo shares opened lower Wednesday, following overnight falls of Wall Street stocks on profit taking, while the dollar slipped. The Nikkei index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gave up 216.67 points or 1.42 percent to 15,007.44 in the first minut...

  Rupee further strengthens against dollar, trades under Rs98

KARACHI: The Dollar further plunged to Rs98.10 in interbank and Rs98.00 in the open market. On Wednesday, the dollar witnessed Rs2.40 decease in the open market. Dealers said the dollar reached under Rs99 after eight and a half months. The continued ...

  Oil prices ease in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asian trade Wednesday ahead of the weekly US stockpiles report that will give an indication of demand in the world´s biggest economy. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery dipped 47 c...

  Economy witnessed upward trend in last eight months: Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said owing to the incumbent government’s policies Pakistan’s economy witnessed upward trend during last eight months. The Finance Minister was giving an overview of government's eight month performance in eco...

  ECC decides to purchase 8mn tonnes of wheat

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has decided to purchase 8 million tonnes of wheat from the farmers for the upcoming season, media reported. The meeting of ECC was held under the chair of Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar here on Tue...

  Former PEMRA chairman arrested over illegal appointments

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Tuesday arrested former acting chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Abdul Jabbar over allegedly illegal appointments and embezzlements. The FIA official said that three more ...

  Bank Alfalah's ICCI Branch inaugurated

Bank Alfalah’s branch inaugurated in IslamabadAlfalah playing worthy role in Pakistan’s developmentIslamabad:Vice President FPCCI Munawar Mughal inaugurated Bank Alfalah’s G-8 Branch located in the building of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Indust...

  Paul Smith design outdated: Peshawari chappal makers

PESHAWAR: A new sandal from designer Paul Smith based on a traditional Pakistani style has amused shopkeepers in its “hometown” Peshawar — both for its $500 price tag and what they say is its outdated look. Pakistan’s chattering classes took to socia...

  Hong Kong stocks open 0.14 percent lower

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks dipped 0.14 percent on Tuesday, extending the previous day´s losses, following a negative lead from Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 30.32 points to 22,234.61....

  Crude rebounds in Asia but weak China trade weighs

SINGAPORE: Oil rebounded in Asian trade Tuesday but analysts said prices remained weighed down by weaker-than-expected Chinese trade data, analysts said. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate for April delivery, was up four cents to $101....

  Rupee gains ground against US dollar

KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee continues to gain ground against the US dollar. Currency dealers have projected that the US dollar will be valued under Rs100. According to Forex dealers, the US dollar depreciated by Rs1.12 at the start of trading and wa...

  KSE hits all-time high as institutions, strong rupee build rally

KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) hit another all-time high of 27,176 points on Monday as institutions went berserk over bluechips, media reported. The benchmark KSE 100-Index rose by 1.06 percent, or 284.03 points. According to dealers, oil stoc...

  PM Nawaz announces Rs1 billion in aid for Thar

MITHI: An aid package worth Rs1 billion has been announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the drought-affected people of Tharparkar district. The announcement was made during a briefing by the district administration to the prime minister on the ...

  Estonia expresses interest in Pakistan’s energy, ICT sectors

Islamabad:Special Representative of Estonia to Pakistan Mr. Vaino Reinart on Monday expressed keen interest in Pakistan’s energy and Information and communications technology (ICT) sectors which have great investment potential.Pakistan is emerging as...


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