Economy

  NAB submits references in OGRA scam, Sadiq appointment cases

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has submitted references of the cases pertaining to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) multi-million scam and the appointment of its former chairman Tauqir Sadiq in the accountability court...

  OGRA Chairman appointment case: Accountability court issues notices to accused

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) submitted references of the cases pertaining to the Oil and Gas Regulator Authority (OGRA) multi-million scam and the appointment of its former chairman Tauqir Sadiq in the accountability court. NAB...

  London faces two-day Underground strike chaos

LONDON: London faces travel chaos on Tuesday when workers on the Underground railway go on strike for 48 hours to protest the closure of ticket offices with the loss of hundreds of jobs. Talks between the government and two unions behind the strike o...

  US stock market plunges on global growth concerns

NEW YORK: The U.S. stock market had its worst day in more than seven months, and the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 320 points, as reports of sluggish U.S. growth added to worries about the global economy. The Dow fell 326.05 points, ...

  Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade on Tuesday weighed down by concerns over weak manufacturing data from the United States and China, the world's top two economies. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in March gained ...

  Lahore toy factory gutted by late-night fire

LAHORE: A plastic toy-making factory Monday night was gutted after a fire, sparked by an electric short-circuit, turned into an inferno before the fire brigade could even reach the spot, media reported. Reports say a small industrial unit located on ...

  Etihad Airways in 'final' assessment for Itally's Alitalia buy

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said Sunday it has entered the final stage of an assessment whether to purchase a stake in Italy's debt-laden airline Alitalia. The two carriers "have entered the final phase of a due diligence process about ...

  Nawaz Sharif wants early revival of PIA: Azeem

KARACHI: Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif wants an early revival of PIA for which all out efforts should be carried out on urgent basis. This was stated by Shujaat Azeem, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Aviation here today at PIA Head Office w...

  Asia stocks down amid Lunar New Year holidays

TOKYO: Asian stocks fell Monday after Wall Street lost ground amid lingering jitters about weakness in the financial markets of some developing countries. The Nikkei 225, the barometer for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, closed down 2 percent at 14,619.13 ...

  The Tunnel People That Live Under The Streets Of America

Did you know that there are thousands upon thousands of homeless people that are living underground beneath the streets of major U.S. cities?  It is happening in Las Vegas, it is happening in New York City and it is even happening in Kansas City.  As...

  Sindh CNG pumps shut for 24 hours

KARACHI: CNG stations across Sindh including Karachi have been shut at 8:00 AM for 24 hours, media reported. According to Sui Southern GAS Company (SSGC), the CNG supply would remain suspended from 8:00 AM Monday to 8:00 AM Tuesday. The spokesman sai...

  Experts eye Tesla to spur China's electric car market

BEIJING: With its racing body, reasonable pricing and ecological concept, Tesla's latest pureelectric sports car has caught the eye of motor enthusiasts, industry insiders andenvironmentalists in China.Amid high sales expectations and cautious sizing...

  U.S. Inspector Faults USAID Over Continued Afghan Funding

Auditors have warned that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to provide money to Afghan government ministries -- even though the Afghan ministries usually can’t manage or account for the funding. The U.S. Congress has vot...

  Prime minister inaugurates highway

QUETTA: Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Thursday inaugurated Qila Saifullah Zhob N-50 Highway. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef, Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Interior...

  OGRA corruption: Accountability Court orders NAB to file reference by Feb.4

ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) former chairman Tauqir Sadiq was presented in the Accountability Court in OGRA corruption case on Saturday here, media reported. During the hearing, NAB officials made a plea that the objections rais...

  Additional metro bus projects approved for Punjab

LAHORE: The Punjab cabinet met here on Saturday under the chair of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and gave its approval for additional metro bus projects in the province. The provincial cabinet approved metro bus projects for Multan, Faisalabad, Islam...

  Obama hints at easing stance on immigration

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama and top Republican leaders are signaling willingness to soften their stances on immigration legislation as they try to open the door for compromise before many in Congress face elections late this year. Obama sugges...

  US lowers India's safety ranking

NEW DELHI: US aviation authorities have downgraded India’s safety ranking in a “disappointing” and “surprising” move that will hit air links between the countries, India’s aviation minister said on Friday. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...

  Two petroleum products prices reduced, rest unchanged

ISLAMABAD): While keeping the prices of rest of the petroleum products unchanged, the government Friday reduced that of kerosene and light diesel oil (LDO), by Rs1.24/litre and by Rs1.02/litre respectively for February, media reported. A notification...

  Decrease in POL prices recommended by OGRA

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has sent a summary to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural resources seeking a decrease in the prices of petroleum products. According to the summary, a decrease of Rs3 per litre for petrol and ...


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Feature / Analysis

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