Economy

  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....

  Govt officials in KP own transport business, PHC told

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday informed the Peshawar High Court (PHC) that 101 government officers, mostly from the Police Department, owned public transport business across the province. NAB-KP pro...

  OGRA scam: Gilani, Ashraf nominated accused among others

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has nominated six accused including two former prime ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf in its reference filed in an accountability court in the OGRA scam case. According to the ref...

  Afghan governor sacked over corruption charges

Tamim Nuristani was dismissed as provincial governor for eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan over misuse of foreign aid to this province. Nuristani was dismissed along with two other senior provincial government officials and were introduced to ...

  Ex-servicemen serving in police complain of decrease in salaries

PESHAWAR: About 2500 ex-servicemen employed with the police in Malakand division Wednesday complained of decrease in their salaries over the years and demanded the government and chief justice Peshawar High Court to take notice of the issue. Addressi...

  3 tons of seized illegal ivory crushed in Paris

PARIS: France is crushing more than 3 tons of illegal ivory in Europe´s first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks. Thursday´s pulverization is intended to send a message to poachers and traffickers that preservationists hope will ...

  ANF seizes heroin at Karachi port

KARACHI: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Karachi on Thursday seized high-quality heroin at a local seaport. According to the ANF spokesman, about 85 kg high-quality heroin worth billions of rupees value in international market were seized at the Karachi p...

  Finance minister Ishaq Dar calls on his UAE counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar said on Wednesday that the government put the economy on the right track through the enforcement of financial discipline. He said problems confronting the economy will be tackled very soon.Ishaq Dar, ...

  Pakistan hopes to sign cut-price gas deal with Qatar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will send officials to Qatar this month aiming to sign a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deal at a discount to help alleviate its power supply crisis, a Pakistani official said. There have been widespread public protests in Pakistan r...

  IHC annuls govt decision to suspend gas supply to CNG outlets

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared null and void the decision of the government to suspend gas supply to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for indefinite period, media reported. The IHC was hearing CNG closure case here on Thursday. The co...


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