Economy

  Power outages in winter a clear sign of tougher time ahead!

Rawalpindi:On one hand, the government claims taking steps to end energy crisis in the country, but on the other, the new wave of electricity loadshedding has swept people off their feet. Around 8-hour loadshedding in the peak winter season has force...

  Imran seeks transfer of electricity control to KP govt

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has once again asked the federal government to hand over the control of electricity to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. Talking to media after inaugurating the Right To Information office here on T...

  Gas shortage intensifies in Sindh, Balochistan

KARACHI: The volume of gas in the system of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has dramatically reduced, intensifying shortage of gas in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. According to sources, the demand of gas is 1.4 billion cubic feet while the supply ...

  Garment workers rally against Cambodian government

PHNOM PENH: Several thousand garment workers pressing for higher wages joined opposition activists in protests in Cambodia's capital on Thursday, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Hun Sen. The protests in Phnom Penh came as the country's garment m...

  Kareena to promote QMobile’s ‘Noir Quad Core Z4’

KARACHI: Pakistan’s largest cellular brand QMobile, widely known for hiring glittering stars for its products’ promotion, has now chosen Kareena Kapoor as its brand ambassador to endorse its upcoming flagship “Noir Quad Core Z4.” The QMobile is all s...

  Jirga asks govt to set up oil refinery in Karak

KARAK: A former provincial minister Mian Nisar Gul Kakakhel said on Wednesday that Karak was producing 22000 barrels of oil on a daily basis and it would be a sheer injustice if the oil refinery was established outside the district. He was speaking a...

  Chinese investors offer to invest in energy sector

PESHAWAR: A group of the heads of Chinese investment companies, who called on Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday, offered to invest in the energy sector particularly hydel power generation in Malakand division. Welcoming the offer, the chief ...

  Man appeals for help in treatment of family

BATTAGRAM: A resident of Ganthar village in Alai area Wednesday asked the government and philanthropists to help him treat his children and wife suffering from Thalassemia. Talking to reporters, Syed Hakeem Shah said that his wife Hassannisa Bibi, so...

  Dwellers of scenic Maidan valley demand basic facilities

PESHAWAR: The dwellers of Maidan area in the Tirah valley of Khyber Agency have asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor to provide them basic amenities of life in their neglected area. Talking to The News, Muhammad Usman, a resident of Bar Qambarkhel, ...

  Shahbaz seeks Indian investment in energy sector

LAHORE: PUNJAB Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that due to the energy crisis, economic and trade activities have slowed down in the country. However, he said, government was determined to overcome shortage of electricity and measures were bein...

  Tokyo stocks open 0.48 percent higher

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened 0.48 percent higher on Thursday, continuing their upward momentum after closing at a six-year high the previous day and backed by a weaker yen. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 77.08 points to 16,087.07 at the start.Th...

  Asian markets mostly up, Tokyo extends gains

HONG KONG: Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday with Tokyo extending its six-year high reached the previous day following a record close on Wall Street in pre-holiday trade. The Nikkei index closed above the psychologically important 16,000 point...

  Sindh: CNG stations closed for seven hours

KARACHI: Schedule for CNG closure in Sindh has been revised and the CNG stations would now remain closed for seven hours today (Thursday) instead of 24 hours. Inyatullah Ismail, media manager of the Sui Southern Gas Company, said that the CNG station...

  Oil prices up on escalating South Sudan violence

SINGAPORE: Crude edged higher in Asian trade Thursday on supply concerns following escalating violence in oil-producer South Sudan, but gains were capped as dealers sat on the sidelines awaiting fresh leads after the festive season. New York´s main c...

  Provision of alternative fuel must to check tree felling

Islamabad: An alternative source of fuel should be provided to the people in villages which would help maintain natural character of the Margalla Hills already facing threats due to increasing human activities in otherwise legally protected landscape...

  People affected by housing scheme seek implementation of SC orders

Islamabad:The affected people of a housing society who have lost their hard earned money to the housing scheme have called for implementation of a decision of the Supreme Court so that they could get back payment or allotment letters of their plots. ...

  18 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Turks and Caicos

MIAMI: Eighteen suspected illegal migrants died Wednesday when their boat capsized off the Turks and Caicos islands in the Caribbean, the government of the British overseas territory said. The incident occurred in the early hours of Christmas Day as ...

  Lessons to learn from battle for GSP Status: governor

LAHORE: Punjab governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Tuesday said lobbying for GSP-Plus status in the European Union parliament looked like a lost cause but unrelenting efforts by our diplomats and our friends in the EU parliament had turned the tide in ...

  CDA chief briefed on engineering and law wings

Islamabad: The newly-appointed chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, was given separate briefings by the officials of Engineering Wing and Law Directorate here on Tuesday. Chairing the meeting of Engineering Wing, the CDA...

  Three Turkish Cabinet ministers resign over probe

ANKARA: Three Cabinet ministers resigned in Turkey on Wednesday, days after their sons were taken into custody in a sweeping corruption and bribery scandal that has targeted Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's allies in one of the worst political c...


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