Economy

  Alleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested

VIENNA: A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria - after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation. Police in Salzburg said the 59-year-old man walked into a police station ...

  CNG stations in Sindh reopen after 24-hour closure

KARACHI: All CNG stations in Sindh including Karachi reopened on Saturday at 8 AM after 24-hour closure, media reported. According to Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) official, the CNG refilling outlets in Sindh were closed on Friday under gas load ma...

  China sacks state firm head amid corruption allegations

SHANGHAI: China on Saturday announced the removal of the head of one its major state-owned firms, conglomerate China Resources, for suspected law violations, state media reported using terms which typically refer to corruption. Chinese President Xi J...

  Finance Minister, COAS discuss defence budget

RAWALPINDI: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters (GHQ) here Friday, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to ISPR press release, the finance minister and army...

  Govt. to provide resources to make defence invincible: PM

KAKUL: Underlining the need to work together in harmony for achieving national objectives, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the country’s defence could not be made invincible without wiping out terrorism and building up a strong economy.Delivering a ...

  Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal

TOKYO: The dollar rose in quiet Asian trade Friday, winning support from positive US jobs data and a deal between Russia and the West aimed at easing tensions in Ukraine. The greenback fetched 102.48 yen in Tokyo, up from 102.39 yen in New York Thurs...

  Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade

HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade on Friday following a mixed lead from Wall Street and news of a deal between Russia and the West to ease Ukraine tensions. With many bourses closed for the Easte...

  Zardari visits drought-hit Tharparkar

THARPARKAR: Former president and co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zarsdari on Friday visited drought-hit Tharparkar, media reported. During his visit, Asif Zardari directed Sindh government to install water plant in Thar at the earl...

  111 profiteers fined in Karachi

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said on Friday that 111 profiteers were fined for selling edibles at prices above government rates. He said that crackdown on illegal profiteers and food adulterators was underway. The fine charged ...

  Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

TOKYO: Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant. "The response from the global gamin...

  Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Thursday as dealers weighed lingering concerns over the Ukraine crisis with a weaker-than-expected US stockpiles report, analysts said. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate for May delivery...

  Dollar lower in Asia after upbeat data, Beige Book

TOKYO: The dollar drifted lower in Asia Thursday as upbeat US data and dovish comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen suggested the central bank would hold steady on the pace of its stimulus tapering. In Tokyo midday trade, the greenback sli...

  Four companies qualify for 3G, 4G auction: PTA

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) announced on Thursday that four cellular companies had qualified for the 3G and 4G auction scheduled to take place on April 23. PTA officials said no foreign cellular company had expressed in...

  New companies wanted 3G, 4G license but conditions were unacceptable: Rehman

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information and Technology, Anusha Rehman said new companies had expressed interest in the 3G, 4G license auction but their conditions were not acceptable. Rehman said new companies wanted the license not to be given to ...

  Saudi companies’ food mandatory for Pakistani pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: The Saudi Arabian government has made for Pakistani pilgrims mandatory to buy food from Saudi companies, media reported. Sources in the Ministry of Religious Affairs told Geo News that food will be provided to Pakistani pilgrims at Mina, A...

  Collective efforts needed to achieve 100 percent enrolment: Shahbaz

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said hundred percent enrollments of children in schools will be ensured in the province by May 31 2016 under the enrolment campaign. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Students Enrolm...

  Karachi stock seen upbeat, surges 300 points

KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) with the very ‘go’ of trading was seen buoyant Wednesday morning, media reported. The investors preferred to go for buying the shares of cement and energy sectors besides the hot in demand banking shares, which s...

  Oil prices mixed

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Wednesday after data showed Chinese economic growth slowed further in the first quarter of the year, while investors await the latest US supply report, analysts said. New York´s main contract, West Texas Inter...

  International coffee brand lands in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: An international coffee brand has arrived in the cosmopolitan city to rock its citizens. Yes, Classic Rock Coffee has opened its newest coffee shop in Arena, Bahria Town, Phase IV, with a grand premier event held here today. Coffee lovers,...

  Ghazan Hoti remanded to NAB for 10 days in arms scandal case

PESHAWAR: The Accountability Court of Peshawar on Wednesday handed over Ameer Ghazan Hoti to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 10-day physical remand in arms scandal case, media reported. Ghazan Hoti, brother of former chief minister Khyber Pak...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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