Economy

  PM orders to probe irregularities in Kashmir Highway project

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif Saturday took strict notice of delay, alleged financial misappropriations and irregularities in Islamabad’s Kashmir Highway Project and ordered action against those responsible for the same.   The PM, upon...

  Police arrest 11640 power pilferers during 3 months

LAHORE: Punjab police had arrested 11640 accused involved in electricity theft cases including 82 employees of WAPDA during the last three months.   According to police, the police also registered 11313 cases of electricity theft detecting power...

  CNG stations reopen after 48 hours closure across Sindh

KARACHI: The CNG filling stations across Sindh resumed supply on Saturday (today) after remaining closed for 48 hours, media reported.   Following the gas load management schedule and technical fault at one of the gas fields, the filling stations...

  Nearly 700 immigrants rescued off Italy: official

ROME: Nearly 700 refugees have been rescued off Sicily in five operations, Italy's coast guard said Friday, as European leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit. Coast guard patrol boats, navy vessels an...

  Driven by OGDC, KSE ends week on a green note

KARACHI: Oil & Gas Development Co Ltd (OGDCL) boosted Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) to claim 84.74 points on the rollover day.   Analysts said Friday’s gains were mainly contributed by the index heavyweight, OGDC.   The benchmark 100-Index went u...

  Asif says Pakistan is facing a water shortage

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Asif said on Friday that Pakistan was facing a water shortage.   During a news conference, Asif warned that the country may face a famine in the next 10-15 years if appropriate measures were...

  PTI's Khan demands immediate reduction in power tariff

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Friday said that a raise in power tariff would lead to an increase its theft in the country, media reported.   "The government must reduce the power tariff on immediate basis", said Kh...

  Defence secretary to be indicted in Cantonment Board case on Nov 4

ISLAMABAD: Defence Secretary, Asif Yasin Malik will be indicted on November 4 for failing to hold the Local Bodies elections in Cantonment Boards despite repeated court orders, media reported on Friday.   A three member Supreme Court bench headed...

  Corruption for judges thousand times ‘haram’: PHC CJ

PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice, Dost Muhammad Khan Friday said that the billionaires were involved in plundering the national assets, while each and every child of the nation has been indebted, unleashing the menace of corruptio...

  Sindh CNG stations to remain closed today

KARACHI: The CNG filling stations in Sindh including Karachi will remain shut on Friday due to a technical fault at one of the gas fields, media reported.   According to the spokesman of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), one of the gas fields is ...

  Oil prices rise in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Crude prices rose in Asian trade Friday on encouraging US corporate earnings, but analysts warned that worries over demand in the world's top oil-consuming nation would cap further gains. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermed...

  Euro slips in Asia on slowing eurozone business activity

TOKYO: The euro on Friday slipped from two-year highs against the dollar as slowing eurozone business activity weighed on the unit, while the dollar held steady against the yen. The European single currency fetched $1.3793 in Tokyo midday trade...

  Australia strikes deal with Malaysia on asylum-seekers

SYDNEY: Australia said Friday it has struck a deal with Malaysia to disrupt the transit of asylum-seekers through the Southeast Asian nation to Indonesia, where they board boats heading for Australian waters. The arrival of thousands of boatpe...

  NAB to file reference against ex-PM Raja Pervez Ashraf

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has given approval to file a reference against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for misuse of power.   Sources said that the anti-corruption body might arrest the for...

  China offers 3,200 MW electricity to Pakistan

BEIJING: China has offered to export 3,200 megawatt electricity to Pakistan.   The offer was made by Chinese officials during talks with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.   The Chinese officials said that the project could be completed in thr...

  IMF delegation to arrive Islamabad on October 28

ISLAMABAD: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation would visit Islamabad next week to assess the country's performance over agreed targets before releasing the second loan tranche, sources said. According to the sources, the delegation ...

  Karachi Stock Exchange sheds gains to end flat

KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) saw a lacklustre day as in spite of big time foreign inflows it took a breather for investors fell for profits by offloading shares at lucratively higher levels.   The benchmark KSE-100 Index rose 0.06 percen...

  Money doesn't grow on trees but gold leaf does: study

SYDNEY: Australian researchers have found minuscule nuggets of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors discover new deposits of the precious metal.   Scientists from the Commonwealth Scien...

  NAB finally takes aim at Raja Pervez Ashraf in RPP scam case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will file a supplementary reference against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the Rental Power Plants (RPPs) scandal case, media reported.   The NAB chief, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, has gi...

  Landmark New York club to close after 95 years

NEW YORK CITY: One of New York's best loved music venues, which for nearly a century has hosted stars from Fred Astaire to Madonna, announced Tuesday it would close next year.   The current owners said it had been a "labor of love" to manage the ...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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