Economy

  Killa Abdullah: Man held 3000 kg narcotics seized

CHAMAN: Security forces arrested a man and recovered huge quantity of narcotics from his possession on Saturday in Gulistan area of Killa Abdullah district. According to Levies force acting on a tip off Security forces conducted raid at a place and a...

  5 illegal gold miners killed in Colombia

BOGOTA: A wall of rain-sodden earth collapsed into an illegal, open-air gold mining pit in southwestern Colombia on Friday, killing five miners and injuring 12, authorities said. Red Cross spokesman Cesur Uruena in Bogota said heavy rains were impedi...

  Sindh CNG stations reopen after 24-hour closure

KARACHI: All CNG refilling outlets in Sindh province reopened on Saturday morning after 24-hour closure. According to Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) official, the CNG stations is Sindh was shut on Friday at 8 AM for 24 hours under gas load managemen...

  Pakistan forex reserves fall to $7.589bn

KARACHI: Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves dropped to $7.589 billion in the week ending February 7 compared to $8.017 billion in the previous week, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said. Remittances from Pakistanis abroad rose 9.46 percent to $7.8...

  CNG stations shut for 24 hours in Sindh

KARACHI: The filling stations of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) across Sindh including Karachi will observe a 24-hour closure starting Friday morning, media reported. According to the gas load management schedule issued by Sui Southern Gas Company (SSG...

  KP launches Rs2b Khud Kafalat Scheme

ESHAWAR: Khyber Pakh-tunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led coalition would fulfill the promise of “change” it made with the people or else it would leave the power that meant nothing to it. He...

  NAB summons ex-CM Haider Hoti

Weapons scamPESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has summoned former chief minister Ameer Haider Hoti on Friday for questioning in the multi-billion scam concerning the procurement of weapons and vehicles for the po...

  NAB yet to receive military inquiry into NLC scandal

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said on Wednesday military authorities had not sent inquiry report about the generals involved in the NLC scandal despite repeated requests. He said that many reminders wer...

  Pakistan to get $900mn from ADB for Jamshoro coal power project

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $900 million to Pakistan for completion of Jamshoro coal power project. Pakistan and ADB signed an agreement in this regard on Wednesday. Secretary Economic Affairs Division Nargis Sethi and AD...

  LPG price increased by Rs5 per kg

ISLAMABAD: The Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) marketing companies on Wednesday increased price by Rs. 5 per kg with immediate effect. Chairman LPG Dealers Association, Irfan Khokhar describing the raise illegal said the prices were jacked up without a...

  River Thames breaches its banks near London

LONDON: The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London. Residents and British troops piled up sandbags to protect properties from the latest bout of flooding, but the river ...

  Australian police seize $160 million worth of meth

SYDNEY: Australian police seized about 180 million Australian dollars ($162 million) worth of methamphetamine hidden inside kayaks shipped from China, officials said Wednesday. Five people were arrested in Sydney on Tuesday after customs officials di...

  NEC executive committee to meet tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The executive committee of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting to be held tomorrow (Wednesday) is likely to approve different government projects worth Rs270 billion, media reported. Planning Commission sources said that the Federa...

  US shifts Afghanistan exit plans

WASHINGTON: The U.S. military has revised plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan to allow the White House to wait until President Hamid Karzai leaves office before completing a security pact and settling on a post-2014 U.S. troop presence, officia...

  CNG stations resume supply after 24 hours in Sindh

KARACHI: CNG filling stations throughout Sindh including Karachi reopened on Tuesday morning after remaining closed for 24 hours, media reported. According to Sui Southern Gas Company spokesman, gas stations were shut throughout Sindh including Karac...

  Nokia, HTC end litigation proceedings

HELSINKI: Nokia Corp. says it has settled all pending patent litigation with HTC. The Finnish company says it has signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement with Taiwan's HTC Corp. The deal should help strengthen Nokia's licensing offerin...

  Power shortfall eases to 2,200MW

ISLAMABAD: The power shortfall in the country eased to 2,200MW as the total generation on Monday was recorded as 8,800MW against the demand of 11,000MW. According to data released by National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC), the hyde...

  PM Nawaz chairs CCI meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif on Monday presided over the meeting of Council of Common Interests (CCI). Sources said that issue of census was postponed till the next meeting however it approved transfer of power producers to provinces phase b...

  Ishaq Dar satisfied with economic growth

DUBAI: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan’s economic growth was encouraging and that tax collection had risen 26pc in January. Addressing a press conference here Sunday, Ishaq Dar said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was fully sa...

  Pakistan participates in Fruit Logistica 2014 Trade Fair in Berlin

KARACHI: As many as 13 Pakistani companies participated in the world’s leading international fresh produce trade fair Fruit Logistica 2014 in Berlin that ended on Saturday. Pakistani exhibitors were optimistic of substantial increase in export of fre...


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Feature / Analysis

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