Economy

  Drive against hoarding, overcharging continues

LAHORE: District Administration continued drive against hoarding and overcharging in the city and challaned 92 shopkeepers besides imposing fine worth Rs 90 200 on violators of Price Act. Special Price Control Magistrates of CDGL Tuesday conducted ra...

  Govt to share weak dollar benefits by allowing nominal cut in POL prices

ISLAMABAD: The prices of petroleum products are likely to drop effective next month (April) in the backdrop of appreciating rupee and the general expectations of the people to share the benefits of huge windfall gains due to cheaper dollar, media rep...

  No federal aid disbursed for drought-affected Thar: Memon

KARACHI: Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said that the aid announced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the drought-affected residents of Thar had not been disbursed. During his visit to Thar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced Rs1 billion...

  Dollar continues to drop

KARACHI: The dollar continues to drop against the rupee trading at Rs97.75 in the interbank on Monday. The dollar saw an Rs0.32 decrease in its interbank rate and the exchange rate fell to below Rs98. According to sources, Pakistan is expected to rec...

  Sindh CNG stations closed for 24 hours

KARACHI: All CNG stations in Sindh including Karachi have been shut for 24 hours effective Monday 8.00 A.M to Tuesday 8.00 A M.Sui Southern Gas Company said that the CNG filling stations have been closed in accordance with the schedule of gas load ma...

  Billions minted from masses by developers illegally: Colonel Tariq

CJP asked to save Pindiites from acute water scarcityIslamabad: Former director engineering DHA Islamabad Lt. Col. M Tariq Kamal (Retired) has asked the Chief Justice Pakistan to take note of the construction activities on the site reserved for a dam...

  PM lays foundation stone of Metro Bus Project

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif laid the foundation stone of Metro Bus project on Sunday, which would be completed in record period of 9 to 10 months.Sorces said 23.4 kilometre track would...

  Toilet tech fair tackles global sanitation woes

NEW DELHI: Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change? These are lofty ambitions beyond what most of the world's 2.5 billion people with no access to modern sanitation woul...

  Foundation stone of Metro Bus Project to be laid today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif would lay the foundation stone of Metro Bus project, today (Sunday), which would be completed in record period of 9 to 10 months.This was disclosed by Rawal...

  Punjab to get CNG 7 days a week during specified time: Paracha

ISLAMABAD: Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha, Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA on Friday said the federal government has started fulfilling its pre-polls promise of relieving masses of queues on the CNG outlets. Natural gas would be provided to all the CNG fill...

  Arrest warrant issued for singer Anita Baker

DETROIT: An arrest warrant has been issued for Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker. A judge signed off on the warrant this week. It was sought by the lawyer for a company that says Baker owes it $15,000 for work done on her home. Baker´s lawyer, ...

  Audit of NADRA started after eight years: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the number of Director Generals in National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has been reduced from 36 to 24. Addressing a news conference here Friday after chairing Board meetin...

  Rs2.37b Cholistan package announced by Shahbaz Sharif

BIJNOT: Punjab Chief Minister, Shabaz Sharif has announced a package of Rs2.37 billion for the development of Cholistan on Friday here, media reported. The chief minister denied that any parts of Cholistan facing drought and added a section of media ...

  Oil mixed; US price falls below $100 on stronger dollar

NEW YORK: US oil prices slid below $100 a barrel on Thursday as the dollar strengthened on raised expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike sooner than previously thought. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for deliver...

  DreamWorks, Chinese partners unveil Shanghai plan

SHANGHAI: DreamWorks Animation and Chinese partners have unveiled designs for an entertainment complex in Shanghai, expanding Hollywood's growing ties with China. They said Thursday their "DreamCenter," due to open in 2017, will have a 500-seat IMAX ...

  Pakistan foreign exchange reserves surge by $185 mn

KARACHI: Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves have registered a gain of 185 million dollars, said a statement of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday. According to SBP, as a result of the above addition the total foreign exchange reserves of the ...

  World stocks fall on Fed interest-rate message

TOKYO: Global stocks fell Thursday after comments from the new head of the Federal Reserve suggested US interest rates could rise sooner than financial markets were anticipating. Janet Yellen´s comments after the Fed´s first policy meeting since she ...

  First insurance payments made for missing plane

BERLIN: Gerrman insurance company Allianz says it has made initial payments in connection with the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Allianz´s global head of communication Hugo Kidston confirmed Wednesday that the Munich-based insurer and "other co-r...

  Crude prices ease in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices eased in Asian trade Wednesday as investors locked in profits after recent sharp gains while keeping a close eye on international tensions over Russia´s absorption of Ukraine´s Crimea region. New York´s main contract, West Texas...

  Saudia Arabia deports 700 Pakistani prisoners

RIAZ:Saudi Arabia has deported as many as 700 Pakistani prisoners detained in the Kingdom for illegal stay. Pakistani Counsel General Aftab Khokar told journalists that the 700 Pakistani prisoners have been sent back to Karachi in the first phase. At...


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Feature / Analysis

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