Economy

  Dar directs to complete Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital by end of May

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has directed to complete the project of Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital (NSKH) in Swat by end of May this year. According to the statement issued by finance ministry, Ishaq Dar, who is also a president of Punjab Hos...

  Child death, population shift seems controled, as aid trickle Thar villages

THARPARKAR: Although belatedly, the aid has started reaching in the remote rural areas also along with the already underway relief work in towns of the drought and famine-hit desert here, media reported on Sunday. Besides, no bad news were received d...

  Lahore: Nurses refuse to end protest

LAHORE: Nurses continued their protest demonstration and sit-in on the sixth consecutive day in front of the Punjab Assembly against government policies. They boycotted duties at OPD and indoor wards as well as emergency wards of all public sector ho...

  SBP keeps key interest rate unchanged at 10pc

ISLAMABAD: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) kept its key discount rate unchanged at 10 percent on Saturday, SBP spokesman said, following a drop in consumer prices and a rally by the rupee currency. The rupee has appreciated by more than 7 percent since ...

  IMF likely to approve third tranche of $550m for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: International Monetary Fund (IMF) is likely to approve third tranche of $550 million for Pakistan in its executive board meeting scheduled to be held on March 24. According to IMF official, the executive board would examine the economic pe...

  ‘India ready to lift restrictions on Pakistani textile products’

ISLAMABAD: India is ready to remove restrictions on Pakistani textiles products, a move which will increase Pakistani exports to New Delhi three folds, said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Assistant Maftah Ismael on Saturday. He said that India will ea...

  ECNEC approves Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved on Saturday the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project (Islamabad portion) at a total cost of Rs 23.839 billion. According to the decision, the Federal Government would ...

  Nurses dismiss Punjab govt three-year contract offer

LAHORE: Protesting nurses have dismissed Punjab government’s offer of three-year contract to the paramedics, saying that they demand regularization of ad-hoc nurses. Protesting nurses in Lahore continue their sit-in for the fifth consecutive day desp...

  Seven dead as job-seekers stampede at Nigerian stadium

ABUJA: At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in Nigeria´s capital after thousands of panicked job-seekers stampeded during a government recruitment drive in the national stadium on Saturday. Survivors told AFP that thousands had gather...

  Lahore nurses sit-in heading to a major medical staff movement

RAWALPINDI: The nurses of the government hospitals in different cities of the province of Punjab on Saturday morning also stopped working in support of the ad-hoc sit-in nurses, who yesterday were subjected to police baton charge and wanton arrests, ...

  Lahore sit-in nurses want to talk with CM only

LAHORE: Despite yesterday police baton charge and arrest of protesting nurses, they have refused to give up until the acceptance of their demands and continuing their peaceful sit-in that enters fifth day on Saturday here, media reported. The nurses ...

  Punjab: CNG pumps to reopen after three months Friday

LAHORE: All the filling stations of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in five regions of Punjab (Lahore, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Multan and Sahiwal) will open on Friday after three months gas suspension that aimed to facilitate domestic users in the wint...

  Oil prices rebound in Asia

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rebounded in Asian trade Thursday as investors took to bargain hunting after sharp falls induced by a bigger-than-expected rise in US crude stockpiles. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate for April delivery, rose 1...

  NEPRA approves electricity tariff increase

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved an increase in the electricity tariff by Rs2.24 per unit. The approval was given under the fuel adjustment for January. The Rs2.24 per unit increase will be applicable o...

  CNG station to reopen Friday

LAHORE: All the filling stations of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in five regions of Punjab (Lahore, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Multan and Sahiwal) will open on Friday after three-month gas suspension that aimed to facilitate domestic users in the winte...

  Balochistan Health Minister calls on QESCO chief

QUETTA: Balochistan Health Minister Rahmat Saleh Baloch called on Chief Executive Officer Quetta Electricity Supply Company (QESCO) Eng. Baleeghuz Zaman here on Thursday. The Provincial Minister informed the QESCO chief about the problems being faced...

  Lahore: protesting nurses split into two groups

LAHORE: A large number of nurses who staged a sit-in on Tuesday finally split into two groups after midnight, media reported Wednesday. Sources said that a group of the nurses announced to end their sit-in while the other insisted on continuing with ...

  Economic indicators suggest proper economic direction: FPCCI

Signs of economic recovery becoming visible: MNAIslamabad: PML-N leader and Member National Assembly from Faisalabad Mian Abdul Mannan on Wednesday said government has fulfilled its promise of economic turnaround as early signs of economic recovery h...

  Obama in New York shopping spree to push wage plan

NEW YORK: US President Barack Obama Tuesday launched a New York shopping spree -- to treat his wife and daughters -- and to praise top clothing retailor Gap Inc. for raising its minimum wage. Obama halted his motorcade at the store at East 42nd and T...

  Rupee further strengthens, dollar selling under Rs100

KARACHI: Dollar further plunged to Rs99.99 in interbank, as exporters queued to sell dollars on Tuesday, media reported. Dealers said that since March 1 the value of the dollar has decreased by Rs5. The fast devaluation of dollar panicked those expor...


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