Economy

  Petition filed in IHC for equal gas supply to all residents

Islamabad: An Islamabad resident, Saad Ahmed Rajput, has filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking equal distribution of natural gas for domestic use, as the gas loadshedding has disturbed the twin cities residents to a greater e...

  Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Monday announced that it is buying smart thermostat start-up Nest in a deal valued at $3.2 billion. "They're already delivering amazing products you can buy right now -- thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that c...

  Huge supply of LNG to be available for Pakistan by Nov : petroleum minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Monday said Pakistan would have huge supplies of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) available by November 2014 to help overcome shortage of gas in the country. "The quantity of L...

  Oil prices mixed

SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Tuesday, weighed by the prospect of a return of Iranian supplies after a landmark deal to curb Tehran´s disputed nuclear programme takes effect January 20. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermedi...

  NAB trying to exclude big fish

Ogra scam referenceSecond reference to be filed and three inquiries are separated from it; former PM Gilani’s name already removed while names of Aqeel Karim Dhedhi and Iqbal Z Ahmad are being excluded; top NAB official denies any link with tycoons; ...

  Modest buying contributes 102 points to KSE

KARACHI: Stock prices rose at Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on Monday with the benchmark KSE 100-share Index registering a gain of 102 points to close at 26,590. Today’s market activity remained slightly thin as scrips of 410 companies exchanged hands...

  No ‘Mangal Bazaar’ on 14th

Islamabad: A spokesman for the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has said that Weekly Mangal Bazaar at I-9 and H-9 will remain closed on Tuesday (January 14) on account of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, says a press release....

  Asian shares mixed after weak US jobs data

HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed on Monday after a worse-than-expected jobs report from the United States that could lead the Federal Reserve to hold off any fresh cuts to its stimulus programme. The dollar faced further selling pressure in early ...

  Gas facility sought for rural Lakki areas

LAKKI MARWAT: The elders of the Tehreek Tahaffuz-e-Haqooq-e-Marwat Sunday asked the authorities of the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) to provide natural gas to Abbakhel, Dallokhel and adjacent villages.The demand was made at a meeting held...

  Lahore airport: ANF foils attempt to smuggle heroin

LAHORE: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) foiling an attempt to smuggle heroin to Saudi Arabia took one person into custody at the airport on Monday here, media reported. ANF officials said that one Saudi Arabia bound passenger on his suspected movement was...

  Oil prices down in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asian trade Monday on concerns that disappointing US jobs data could affect demand in the world´s biggest economy. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate for February delivery eased 29 cents to $92.43 while Br...

  Massive anti-privatization movement soon: JI chief

KARACHI: The Jamaat-e-Islami will launch a massive anti privatization movement after taking political parties and trade unions into confidence. This was announced by JI Chief Syed Munawar Hasan while addressing a press conference at Idara e Noor Haq ...

  Pakistan assures IMF Rs500 bn tax exemptions will go

President, governors, judges, armed forces will be hitISLAMABAD: The government has submitted an ambitious but politically tough plan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for abolishing exemptions on income tax, sales tax and Customs duty and imp...

  CNG association, transporters call off strike

CNG stations in city will remain closed for 24 hours from 8am on MondayKarachi: The All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association (APCNGA) and the Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) have withdrawn their strike call for the second time against the prol...

  Garments industrial zone renamed Punjab Apparel Park

CM says park to be set up on 1,500 acres, Rs2.5b released for acquiring landLAHORE: PUNJAB Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has given an approval to change the name of the garments industrial zone as “Punjab Apparel Park” whereas a Board of Managem...

  Wasa fears water crisis, Small Dams

Department official rejects itRAWALPINDI: Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) fears water crisis in coming months if National Agricultural Research Council (NARC) does not stop forthwith the use of water of Rawal Dam for irrigation purposes. The fear ...

  ‘Govt increasing public problems’

LAHORE: JAMAAT-e-Islami Secretary General Liaquat Baloch has said that the federal government is increasing the problems of the poor people while depriving them of their basic needs. According to a press release issued here Saturday, Liaquat Baloch s...

  130 vehicles impounded

Lahore: THE officials of Excise & Taxation Department on Saturday impounded 130 vehicles in the provincial metropolis for not paying token tax. The officials checked around 500 vehicles and impounded 130 vehicles for not paying token tax....

  Development in sub sectors of G-14 resumes

Islamabad: The development activity in two sub sectors of Sector G-14 resumed on Saturday after a gap of over four months following an agreement reached between consultant and contractor of the project. The development work in sub sectors G-14/2 and ...

  Victory for 'Avatar' tribe as India rejects miner's plans

NEW DELHI: An Indian tribe dubbed the "real-life Avatar" after the Hollywood blockbuster have won their decade-long fight to stop British resources giant Vedanta from mining bauxite in hills they regard as sacred, authorities said Saturday. The India...


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