Economy

  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...

  Apple asks US court to ban Samsung phones, tablets

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has asked a federal judge to bar US sales of Samsung smartphones and tablet computers in the blockbuster patent case involving the two electronics giants. In a court filing in California, Apple said the smartphones and tablets we...

  Karachi Stock Exchange ends week dripping in red ink

KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE)lost 112 points on the rollover day to close at 25,258.05 mark. By the time the closing bell tolled, the apex bourse's 100-Index was down 0.44 percent, or 111.98 points. Pakistan Telecommunication Co Ltd fell 4.99...

  Pakistan forex reserves fall to $8.090 billion

KARACHI: Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves dropped to $8.090 billion in the week ending December 20, 2013 compared to $8.526 billion in the previous week, the central bank said. According to a statement issued by State Bank of Pakistan (SPB), the ...

  PHC directs KP speaker to decide official’s appeal

Promotion issuePESHAWAR: Reversing the decision of former speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) has directed the incumbent speaker to decide the appeal of an additional secretary of the assembly regarding his ...

  China rejects criticism over nuclear cooperation with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong has termed the reservations of certain countries about Chinese nuclear cooperation with Pakistan as baseless and said it is within International Atomic Energy Agency framework. Talking to journalists here Fri...

  ‘Job opportunities a national obligation’

LAHORE:THE certificate awarding ceremony of 18th batch of Lahore Institute of Technical Education (LITE) was held at Lahore Garrison. According to a press release, Brigadier Tariq Saeed, Commander Corps Engineers, was the chief guest who awarded cert...

  Rs 47 million recovered from illegal profiteers

LAHORE:PROVINCIAL Minister for Food and Chairman Price Control Committee Bilal Yasin has said that Punjab government has recovered an amount of Rs47.30 million from the illegal profiteers. According to a handout issued on Thursday, the minister share...

  CM sees increase in Chinese role in Pak energy sector

Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Thursday said Pakistan and China enjoyed historic, friendly ties, and China had always supported Pakistan in every hour of trial. Terming Pak-China friendship higher than Himalaya, deeper than oce...

  Tokyo shares open higher

TOKYO: Tokyo shares opened higher Friday, as Wall Street continued to rally on strong US data, while a weaker yen provided a further boost to the Japanese market. The headline Nikkei index rose 0.11 percent, or 18.26 points, to 16,192.70 shortly afte...

  Oil prices down

SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged lower in Asian trade Friday as dealers looked ahead to a US stockpiles report expected to indicate bullish demand in the world´s top crude consumer, analysts said. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate for Febr...

  Santa gangs rob jewellery shops in Albania, Kosovo

TIRANA: Four armed men dressed as Santa robbed a jewellery shop in a Tirana mall, police said Thursday while another "Santa gang" injured two people during a robbery in neighbouring Kosovo. The four thieves, armed with automatic weapons, burst into t...

  Jam Sadiq Bridge to be repaired

Karachi:After a conducting an inspection visit of the Jam Sadiq Bridge on Thursday, the Karachi Municipal Corporation administrator stressed shared details of plans for its repair work, including immediate and long-term measures. “The foundation and ...

  Dwindling gas supply hits city hard

Karachi: Dwindling gas supply pressure has wreaked havoc in almost all aspects of life in the metropolis, as the city’s main power utility and CNG station operators have also joined in the chorus of domestic complaints being raised against the Sui So...

  Bid to smuggle 1.3 kilograms of heroin foiled

Rawalpindi: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), foiling an attempt of smuggling of heroin powder to Saudi Arabia, arrested a smuggler with narcotics at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) in the wee hours of Thursday, sources at the airport t...

  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...


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