Economy

  Mithi death toll rises to 212, as one more child dies

MITHI: One more girl child died due to malnutrition taking the total death toll to 212 in Civil Hospital here, media reported on Tuesday. Sources said that the patients’ rush in the hospital still continues, as over 40 children seriously ill are pres...

  Oil prices dip

SINGAPORE: Oil prices dipped in Asian trade Tuesday as reports of a partial withdrawal of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border raised hopes of an easing in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War. New York´s West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...

  Sindh Assembly approves bill seeking traffic fines increase

KARACHI: A bill seeking an increase in traffic fines was approved by the Sindh Assembly on Monday. There will be an Rs150 fine for riding a motorcycle without a helmet while drivers will be fined Rs500 for making wrong turns. The fine for vehicles wi...

  PM asks provinces to pass on reduced import costs to people

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday asked the provincial chief ministers to pass on the benefits of the costs of reduced imports to the citizens. The Prime Minister wrote a letter to all the provincial chief ministers after redu...

  Per kilo price of LPG decreased by Rs10

KARACHI: The price of LPG has decreased by Rs10 per kilogram across the country. Chairman LPG Distributors Association, Irfhan Khokar told Geo News the price of household cylinders had decreased to Rs120 and commercial cylinders to Rs480. According t...

  POL prices reduced on PM orders

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum prices have been reduced on the directives of prime minister, said spokesman for the Prime Minister on Monday. Prices of petrol, High Octane , High Speed Diesel, Kerosene Oil and Light Speed Diesel have been reduced by Rs 1.72, R...

  Houston: Seven including 3 Pakistanis convicted in Medicare fraud

HOUSTON: A Federal jury in Houston has convicted seven including Pakistani doctors on defrauding the Health and Human Services Program of Medicare system for $97 (ninety seven) million dollars. According to details, a Federal jury in Houston has foun...

  Crude prices ease in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices eased in Asian trade Monday as traders booked profits after strong gains last week on positive US economic data and the tensions in Ukraine. New York´s West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery eased 24 cents to $101.43 a b...

  SPI weekly inflation up by 0.19pc, despite 7% fall in dollar price

ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ending on March 27 for the lowest income group up to Rs.8 000 registered an increase of 0.19 per cent as compared to the previous week. The SPI for the week under review in the above mention...

  POL prices likely to be cut from April 1

KARACHI: The government is likely to announce a decrease in petroleum price from April 1. Sources said that per liter prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and light diesel were expected to be cut by Rs1.72, Rs2.90, Rs5.61 and Rs0.16 respectively....

  Pakistan receives third tranche of IMF loan

KARACHI: Pakistan has received the third tranche of loan from the International Monitory Fund (IMF) under Extended Fund Facility (EFF), said a spokesman for the State Bank of Pakistan on Thursday. According to the spokesman, 550 million dollars have ...

  Sindh CNG stations re-open after 48 hours

KARACHI: The CNG stations in Sindh re-opened on Wednesday after official closure of 48 hours. As the CNG stations in the province of Sindh including Karachi re-opened Wednesday morning at 8.00 A.M. after 48 hours of official closure, a long queue of ...

  Oil prices surge

NEW YORK: Oil prices rose solidly on Thursday for a second day running amid worries about curtailed supplies from Nigeria and more signs of strength in the US economy. New York's main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in May rose 1....

  Argentine teacher strike drags into third week

BUENOS AIRES: Thousands of Argentine teachers clad in white rallied in Buenos Aires on Wednesday as their strike over pay dragged into its third week, shutting millions of schoolchildren out of classrooms. The strike is being observed in half of Arge...

  Zardari wants BB’s jewelry seized in Switzerland back

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari wants jewelry of his late wife Benazir Bhutto seized by Swiss authorities back. The PPP leader has applied for the return of the jewelry worth over 300,000 dollars through an offshore company. The governme...

  Dar responds to ‘hue and cry’ over $1.5 bn ‘friendly assistance’

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that a friendly country gave 1.5 billion dollars without any preconditions. “There has been much hue and cry from the opposition but I want to make it clear that there are no hidden objectives behind thi...

  US cuts Pak aid by $10 million to help Ukraine

WASHINGTON: The United States cut $10 million in aid given to Pakistan under the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill and diverted it Ukraine. Under the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill Pakistan receives $1.5 billion in US aid. Pakistan’s aid was cut when a key congressio...

  Asia shares edge up as upbeat data brighten US outlook

TOKYO: Asian shares edged higher in early trade on Wednesday on fresh signs of strength in the U.S. economy and diminishing concerns over the diplomatic standoff between the West and Russia. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ...

  Oil prices up in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asian trade Wednesday as data showed a better-than-expected jump in US consumer confidence to a six-year high. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate for May delivery, was up 21 cents to $99.40 a barrel in aft...

  Opium production jumps near British base in Afghanistan

The opium-growing area around Britain's main base in Afghanistan nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013, the UK government has said. Poppy fields took up 19,136 hectares (47,286 acres) in the district nearest Camp Bastion in Helmand province last ye...


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