Economy

  Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

SINGAPORE Oil prices were mixed in thin Asian trade Monday as investors focused on a fall in US crude inventories, indicating robust demand in the world´s top consumer. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for February delivery, wa...

  Japan stocks open 0.56 percent higher

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.56 percent higher on Monday as the yen dropped to its lowest level in more than five years. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 90.28 points to 16,269.22 at the start of trade. "Supply and demand conditions are good due...

  CNG stations reopen in Sindh after 43 hours closure

KARACHI: The CNG filling stations have resumed supply in Sindh including Karachi on Monday after remaining closed for 43 hours, media reported. According to the spokesman of Sui Southern Gas Company, the CNG stations in Sindh remained shut from 1:00 ...

  PESCO handover to KP government gets PM's go-ahead

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday principally accepted the proposal of handing over the control of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) to Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). According to the Prime Minister’s House spokesm...

  Establishment starts looking into Kishenganga fiasco

Commissioner says partial verdict by world court is the foundation of ultimate lossISLAMABAD: There are reports that the military establishment is upset about the international court’s decision on Kishenganga and its repercussions on the country’s wa...

  BISP, KPCCI to launch training programme in KP

PESHAWAR: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) will launch a vocational training programme for its beneficiaries from February 2014 under a pilot project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to provide skilled workforce to the industry in the province. This ...

  Rs33b sanctioned for Hazara motorway

MANSEHRA: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousaf said on Saturday that the federal government had sanctioned Rs33 billion for construction work of first phase of motorway from Hassanabdal to Havelian and work on it would be sta...

  Power outages in Bisham slammed

BISHAM: Residents of Abaseen Colony on Saturday asked the government to take note of the unscheduled and prolonged power outages in Bisham and surrounding villages or else they would launch a protest campaign. The dwellers said that the unscheduled a...

  Goods worth millions gutted

TAKHT BHAI: Goods worth millions of rupees gutted when fire erupted in a local cotton mills on Saturday, sources said.The sources said that the fire in the Rehman Cotton Mills broke out due to short-circuiting.The fire-fighters shifted labourers to s...

  Shahbaz says mechanism in place to control rates

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Saturday said price control mechanism was being implemented strictly to keep the prices of essential commodities in the reach of the common man across the province. The process, he said, would continue in ...

  Outages increase to eight hours for all

LAHORE: The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has increased duration of load shedding from six hours to eight hours a day for all consumer categories residing in the provincial metropolis and adjoining districts. Now all consumer categories, inc...

  Political parties demand immediate end to gas supply crisis

Karachi:The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday demanded of the government to end the gas supply at a low pressure in residential areas of Karachi. In a statement, the party expressed deep concern over the gas shor...

  PAT rally against inflation underway

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) rally against inflation, corruption, unemployment and the security situation in the country is underway. The rally started from Nasir Bagh and will march up to Faisal Chowk in front of the Punjab Assembly. Activis...

  CDA to execute self-sustainable projects

Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) would execute self-sustainable projects in future and would launch more residential sectors in order to cater the growing housing needs in the federal capital.This was stated by the Member Finance CDA Ar...

  NICL cases being shifted to ACs

Islamabad: The process for shifting of cases concerning the multibillion NICL scandal has started and in this regard a Karachi court has shifted a case against former Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim to an accountability court (AC). The Federal ...

  PBM to start One Window Operation from next month

Islamabad: Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) has enhanced medical assistance allocations and simplified the applications approval procedure for ensuring prompt treatment of patients suffering from fatal diseases, PBM Managing Director Barrister Abid Waheed ...

  Pindi falls prey to haphazard growth

Rawalpindi: The unsystematic expansion of Rawalpindi is sullying natural resources like water, air, and soil. The localities on Airport Link Road (known as VVIP Road as well) are facing severe shortage of water as the underground water has further su...

  CDA chairman visits different sectors

Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Maroof Afzal on Saturday visited different sectors of Islamabad and assured the residents that the civic body would do its best to provide all possible facilities and relief to them. He said CDA...

  RDA to start work on second phase in January

Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) would kick off work on second phase of the expansion of Railway Bridge at Mareer Chowk in second week of January 2014. Credible sources told this scribe here on Saturday that Pakistan Railways is lay...

  PAT rally against price-hike today

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is all set for bringing out a rally against price-hike, unemployment, corruption and grave law and order in the country on Sunday here, media reported. The rally starting from Nasir Bagh will march up to Faisal Ch...


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