Economy

  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...

  Turkey PM lashes out after new round of protests

ISTANBUL: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday lashed out at the judiciary as he tried to tamp down a corruption probe that has shaken his government and sparked a new wave of anti-government protests. The conservative prime minist...

  Model Bazars to be set up in each Punjab district: Shahbaz

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced to set up Model Bazars in each district of the province. The chief minister said that elected members have been given the task to ensure stability in prices of essential goods. Shahbaz said t...

  MCP to pay 50pc Pesco dues by Dec 31

PESHAWAR: The Municipal Corporation Peshawar (MCP) administration has undertaken to pay the dues of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) in phases. The pledge was made at a meeting of the Pesco officials, secretary for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Loca...

  KP forms advisory council to secure rights of province

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtun-khwa government has formed an advisory council — consisting of all former finance ministers and the incumbent one — to carry out joint struggle for resolution of the economic problems and getting the rights of the province. “...

  PTI asks why Pak economy going down, Nawaz assets up

LAHORE: PTI Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhry Friday said if the rulers were so sincere with the country, they should bring back their money from foreign accounts. All leaders should also declare assets of their children, said Ejaz Ch, according to a pr...

  CNG stations to shut for 41 hours

Karachi: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced a schedule for a 41-hour shutdown of CNG stations on Friday.The CNG stations in Sindh would not be supplied with gas from the SSGC from 3pm and till 8am on Monday.The new schedule was announced a...

  CDA chairman cancels changes made by his predecessor

Islamabad: The recently appointed chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Maroof Afzal has decided to go ahead with first Rs3.68 billion PC-1 of stalled project of Park Enclave and cancel all changes made in by his predecessor. The CDA so...

  Domestic consumers, commuters suffering

Rawalpindi:The closure of CNG stations all over Punjab failed to achieve its main objective of ensuring smooth gas supply to domestic consumers. It has instead created numerous problems for people. According to a survey conducted by this scribe, dome...

  Ghazanfar Oil Refinery Resumes Operation

The Ghazanfar Group is resuming operations, after closing for four months over accusations the company lacked enough capacity to refine oil properly. In a Dec. 18 decision, the Council of Ministers allowed the Ghazanfar Group to resume its operation,...

  UN members order staff and budget cut

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly on Friday ordered a staff and the budget cut for the world body under pressure from the United States and other austerity-stricken industrialized powers. After protracted negotiations, the 193 nation assembly a...

  Protests target Turkish PM assailed by graft scandal

ANKARA: Turkish police broke up protests late Friday calling for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to resign over a corruption scandal that has savaged his government, prompted party resignations and pushed the country´s currency to a record low. P...

  SSGC suspends gas supply to Fauji Fertilizer

KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company Limited has suspended gas supply to the Fauji Fertilizer as part of new gas management plan. According to reports, 45 million cubic feet gas which was being supplied to the fertilizer company would now be provide...


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