Economy

  Govt mulls bringing back illegal money from Swiss banks

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister of Pakistan Ishaq Dar told the National Assembly on Friday that government is seriously considering steps to bring back illegal assets from Swiss banks, media reported. The Finance Minister told the National Assembly in wr...

  Share prices up, as KSE gains 180 points

KARACHI: The local capital market closed higher on Thursday, with the benchmark 100-share index of the Karachi Stock Exchange rose 0.64 percent, or 180.99 points, to 28,511.02.Mainly led by banking and oil stocks market gained. Pakistan State Oil gai...

  Dollar mixed in Asia after Fed chief comments

TOKYO: The dollar was mixed in Asia Thursday after it rose on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen´s comments that the central bank would keep paring back its stimulus as the US economy recovers. In midday Tokyo trading, the greenback bought 101.89 yen...

  Oil prices mixed in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Thursday as investors digested an unexpected drop in US crude stockpiles and fresh Chinese trade data, analysts said. The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate for June delivery, was up 10 cents to $100...

  Shares prices down, as KSE 100 Index slips 53 points

KARACHI: Pakistan’s main stock exchange closed lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark 100-share index of the Karachi Stock Exchange falling 0.19 percent, or 53.17 points, to 28,330.03. The market remained range bound today. Investor interest was driv...

  Three shops gutted in Lahore fire

LAHORE : Valueables worth millions of rupees were gutted when a fire broke out in three shops with at Shahalam Market here on Wednesday. According to a Rescue 1122 spokesman vehicles of fire brigade reached the spot and controlled the fire after hect...

  PM Nawaz orders reduction in duration of load shedding

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed authorities concerned to reduce the duration of load shedding to 6 hours in urban areas and 7 hours in rural parts of the country. PM Nawaz issued these orders while chairing a high level meeting he...

  Oil prices rise in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asian trade Wednesday ahead of the US Department of Energy´s crude stockpiles report and a testimony in Congress by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen. The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for June delivery, g...

  PM directs ministry to present plan for reducing power cuts

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rebuked officials of water and power ministry, directing them to present a workable plan for overcoming power prolonged outages. Power cuts have added to the misery of people who are already braving the incr...

  IMF program restoring Pak forex reserves: Moody’s

SINGAPORE: Moody's Investors Service says that Pakistan's Caa1 government bond rating with a negative outlook reflects the country's very low institutional and fiscal strength, its weakened external position and large government financing needs. Mood...

  Govt working swiftly to end power crisis: Nawaz

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his government is working swiftly to end power crisis. Speaking at an inaugural ceremony of a power plant at the Port Qasim, the prime minister said that the project will be completed on time. The pr...

  Mine Victims' Family Accuse Government for Delay in Rescue

Local officials in the northern Samangan province said that the death toll, caused by the mine blast in Dahan-e-Tor area in Darah Sof Balla district, has increased to 25. Family members of the victims accused the government for their reckless rescue....

  IESCO issues power suspension programme

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Tuesday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work. According to IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the 132...

  ANF recovers 2 tons narcotics worth Rs.4bn

ISLAMABAD: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered two tons narcotics amounting to Rs 4 billion and also destroyed 345 acres of cultivated poppy crops in Balochistan. According to a press release, ANF recovered 1958 kgs opium, 15.4 kgs charas, 0.8 k...

  FPCCI demands slash in sales tax to 5 percent

KARACHI: The business community has suggested a cut down in sales tax from 17 to 5 percent, which according to them would result in the increase of tax revenue. Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) president Zakaria Usman s...

  PM Nawaz inaugurates coal-based power project

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday performed the groundbreaking of the first phase of coal-based power project of 1320MW at the Port Qasim in Karachi. Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Min...

  1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship

CHARLESTON: An expedition to bring back the remaining gold from a steamship that sank in 1857 off South Carolina in one of the nation's worst maritime disasters has recovered almost 1,000 ounces of gold - the first gold recovered from the wreck in al...

  London subway strike called off at last minute

LONDON: Commuters in London and the city's hordes of tourists are breathing more easily after a planned three-day subway strike was called off at the last minute. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union suspended the strike Monday afternoon...

  Oil prices fall further in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices extended their losses in Asian trade Tuesday, spooked by a weak manufacturing sector in China, although there was some support from concerns about the crisis in Ukraine. The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate for June deliver...

  Dollar holds steady amid Ukraine tensions

SINGAPORE: The US dollar held steady in quiet Asian trade Tuesday, holding on to advances against the yen enjoyed in New York, but investors are tracking events in Ukraine as diplomats try to avert a civil war in the country. The dollar fetched 102.1...


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