Economy

  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...

  Two women drug traffickers held

NOWSHERA: The police arrested two women drug-traffickers and seized drugs from them in the limits of Akbarpura Police Station on Friday, sources said. The sources said acting on a tip-off, the police barricaded the Grand Trunk Road at Taru Phattak an...

  Electricity to six villages cut off in Nowshera

NOWSHERA: The officials of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) disconnected power supply to six villages in a grand operation launched here on Friday, sources said. The sources said the Pesco officials headed by sub-divisional officer Abbas ...

  KP police get back powers to issue driving licences

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police have got back the powers to issue driving licence after these were given to the Transport Department during the previous government, said a source. Apart from licensing powers, the motor vehicle examiners (MVEs...

  KP govt to explore reserves to meet energy crisis

CM pledges support to foreign companiesPESHAWAR: The provincial government has decided to increase oil and gas production by exploring maximum reserves as well as establishing four new industrial zones and an oil refinery in the province. A meeting w...

  Rauf assures resolution of business community problems‏

New Chairman Founder Group assures resolution of business community problemsIslamabad: New Chairman of the Founder Group of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Mr. Abdul Rauf on Friday said that business community has been playing a ver...

  Violent protests spread throughout Bosnia

TUZLA: Bosnian protesters stormed and set ablaze local government buildings in three Bosnian cities on Friday in fury over unemployment and rampant corruption. At least 90 people were injured. The anti-government protests that began two days ago in t...

  CNG stations across Sindh closed for 24 hours

KARACHI: CNG stations across Sindh including Karachi have been shut Friday morning at 8:00 AM for 24 hours, Geo News reported.According to Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), the CNG supply would remain suspended from 8:00 AM Friday to 8:00 AM Saturday....


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Feature / Analysis

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