Economy

  APCNGA decides to call off strike in Sindh

KARACHI: All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association (APCNGA) has decided to call off strike as the federal government gave assurance of addressing the association's demands, Chairman APCNGA said. On Saturday morning, citizens faced immense diffi...

  Jilani discusses Pak-US trade ties with Congresswoman Lee

WASHINGTON: In a meeting with Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, said that there was a great potential to expand trade ties between the two countries. Congresswoman ...

  Karachi Circular Railway to start soon: Ahsan Iqbal

Karachi: Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Friday said that the Karachi Circular Railway will be restored soon. “The International Monetary Fund has expressed full confidence in the present federal government and a ...

  Illegal increase in drug prices: crackdown ordered

Islamabad: Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar on Friday ordered crackdown on illegal increase in medicine prices in Islamabad and registration of the culpable pharmaceutical companies and retailers. ...

  SNGPL passes the buck to ministry for inflated bills

Government officials do not attend calls to comment over the matterRawalpindi: Passing the buck of inflated gas bills to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) officials Friday claimed that the...

  Promised aid for church yet to be provided

PESHAWAR: Members of Pakistan Christian National Party Friday asked the federal and Sindh governments to provide the aid promised for rehabilitation of the affected families and the reconstruction of All Saints Church in Kohati. The protesters staged...

  PHC wants POL supply to Chitral ensured

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday directed both the federal and provincial government to ensure non-stop supply of petroleum products to Chitral and also allow ambulances carrying patients to pass through the tunnel the Lowari Tunnel....

  QWP says KP govt has not utilized funds

PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) provincial chief Sikandar Sherpao Friday said the non-utilisation of development funds by the provincial government in the last six months would affect receiving of funds from federal government in coming year. “The ...

  KP Assembly concerned at plight of Pakistani workers in S Arabia

PESHAWAR: Expressing concern over the fate of Pakistani labourers in Saudi Arabia, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday unanimously demanded the formation of a representative jirga comprising all the political parties to visit the Kingdom and ta...

  Urea prices reduced to Rs.1786

ISLAMABAD: The government and fertilizer companies Friday reached an agreement to reduce the price of urea from Rs 1900 per bag to Rs 1786 per bag with immediate effect. The agreement was reached after a successful four hour meeting held at finance m...

  17 suspended CDA officials of different cadres reinstated

Islamabad: The management of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Thursday restored 17 officials of different cadres, who were suspended during the tenure of the last chairman and were without posting since then. Most of the officials, includin...

  SNGPL drops another bombshell on consumers

Rawalpindi: The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), which has utterly failed to provide gas supply to domestic consumers causing immense hardships for them in the winter season, has now dropped another bombshell on them by issuing inflated bi...

  More than 182,000 officials punished in China graft crackdown

BEIJING: China´s ruling Communist Party punished more than 182,000 officials last year in its high-profile anti-corruption campaign, authorities said Friday. Anti-graft authorities across the country last year received more than 1.95 million allegati...

  LHC dismisses petition against CNG load shedding

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday rejected the petition against CNG closure and remarked that the government is following the right policy, media reported. While hearing the petition filed by a citizen against CNG load shedding, the court...

  Govt must control fertilizers prices: Salim Saifullah

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is agricultural country and fertilizer play important role in increasing the out put of agricultural products, so the government must curtail the prices of fertilizer, said former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ...

  Exports to be allowed through Ghulam Khan checkpost

PESHAWAR: The federal government has decided in principle to allow export of Pakistani goods, except cement, through the Ghulam Khan checkpost and the traders would also be allowed to carry out transaction in the US dollar in place of the Pakistan ru...

  7 involved in fraud cell phone messages of BISP payment arrested

KARACHI: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) chairman senator Anwas Baig Friday, referring to those seven arrested persons in Punjab, said that the fraudsters sending messages on cell phone relating to payments have no connection with BISP, media...

  South Asia takes 71 percent of market for ship breaking

PARIS: The world market for ship demolition remains strong, with India, Bangladesh and Pakistan together accounting for more than two-thirds of business, a French monitoring group said on Thursday. In 2013, 1,119 ships went to the world's breaker's y...

  All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark

OSLO: Everyone in Norway became a theoretical crown millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices. Set up in 1990, the fund owns around 1 percent of the worl...

  Three-wheel $6,800 car gears for 2015 US launch

LAS VEGAS: The sleek three-wheeled car looks futuristic, but, as its creator acknowledges, it uses no new technology. What makes the Elio Motors vehicle unique is its ultra-high fuel economy and an ultra-low price tag: $6,800. The vehicle, which was ...


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