Sat February 13, 2016
Jamadi ul Awwal 04, 1437 A.H.
Punjab to get up to 80pc more gas for domestic consumers in next winter
LNG deal with Qatar Injection of 400 mmcfd LNG into transmission, distribution system next month to stimulate economy; govt to have additional tax revenue of Rs8-10 billion a year; country to...
Pakistan saved $6 billion in 18 months from reduced POL prices
ISLAMABAD: In the aftermath of massive nosedive of POL prices in international market, Pakistan saved $6 billion during last one and half years period, helping Islamabad to build up foreign...
Gift of gaseous gold from Qatar
Mian Saifur Rehman
It is like a gaseous gold that Qatar has gracefully pledged to give to Pakistan by inking the 16-billion-dollar deal for supply of LNG at the rate which globally recognised...
NA-101 Wazirabad: A cliff-hanger likely
ISLAMABAD: A cliff-hanger looms large on the electoral horizon as Justice (retd) Iftikhar Cheema, recently unseated by the Supreme Court, faces a formidable challenger, a scion of Hamid Nasir Chatha,...
25pc quota allocated for promoting local journalism, NA told
ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage on Friday told the National Assembly that 25 percent quota has been allocated for promoting journalism at local level. During...
Khursheed for discussing problems of people in parliament
NA told steps taken to reduce stillbirth rate; no projects, funding for MNAs, senators; 25pc quota for promoting local journalism; parliament building switches to solar energy; Saeeduz...
Nuclear discrimination impacting regional security, says Pakistan
Foreign secretary demands NSG membership for Islamabad ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Friday said discriminatory approach towards Pakistan on the nuclear issue had impacted the strategic stability in South...
PHC directs FIA to produce record
Fake degree case PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday directed officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit the record and a proper reply in a bail petition...
Ad-hoc lecturers continue protest even after KP CM’s assurance
Syed Bukhar Shah
PESHAWAR: Threatening to intensify protest if their services were not regularised within one week, the Ad hoc Lecturers Association continued to protest on the fifth consecutive day on Friday even...
KP health workers continue protest despite agreement with government
PESHAWAR: The nursing staff and paramedics continued their partial strike at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) on Friday despite an agreement with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. On Thursday, the health workers...
Anti-polio campaign in Fata, FRs from 15th
PESHAWAR: Officials of the Fata Secretariat, with the support of Unicef, World Health Organisation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will launch four-day anti-polio campaign in Fata and Frontier Regions...
Passengers suffer as KKH remains closed
MANSEHRA: Hundreds of passengers suffered as the Karakoram Highway (KKH) and Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad Road, which was blocked at various points by heavy snowfall couldn’t be reopened to the traffic on Friday. The...
Project for women’s access to justice launched in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: A non-governmental organisation, Blue Veins, and Peshawar District Bar Association have jointly launched a project titled “Access to Justice for Underprivileged Women Seeking Justice, Information and Resources.’ The project will...
Pakistan rejects claims of fuelling violence in Afghanistan
NEW YORK: A Pakistani diplomat has debunked the allegations made in an article published in a leading American newspaper last week that Pakistan had facilitated the recent Taliban offensive in...
Complete refund of fee under PM’s reimbursement programme okayed
ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Friday gave approval for complete refund of fee to students under the Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme. Previously, only the tuition fee was...
LG polls for Sindh’s reserved seats from 20th
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will hold the local government elections for indirect seats in Sindh between February 20 to 22. The elections will be held to fill...
Japanese envoy lauds Pakistan’s economic turnaround
ISLAMABAD: The outgoing Japanese Ambassador on Friday said owing to Pakistan’s economic turnaround, a significant number of investors from his country were preparing to explore business opportunities in the country. The...
Swat varsity’s girl student injured in attack
MINGORA: Unidentified gunmen shot and injured a girl student of the University of Swat, police said on Friday. They said that Falak Noor, a student of the College of Home Sciences,...
SC reserves verdict on FIR registration
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday reserved its verdict over petitions challenging sessions judges’ authority for the registration of first information reports (FIRs). A five-member bench of the...
First Pakistani Muslim lady to join Las Vegas Police
Islamabad: Farhat Zahoor Abbasi who earned distinction of becoming the first Pakistan Muslim lady to join Las Vegas Police Department wanted to do a job where she could present a...
Marvi seeks KP’s help to expand BISP
PESHAWAR: Minister of State and Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Marvi Memon has urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to help enrol more deserving persons in the programme. During a...
Al-Aqsa Imam leads Friday prayers at Bahria Town mosque
LAHORE: The Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dr Ahmad Muhammad Hussein, led the Friday prayers at the Bahria Town Grand Mosque. In his sermon, Dr Ahmad, who is also the grand Mufti...
Another Pemra warning to channel for levelling charges without proof
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday warned a private news channel, ARY News, for airing an “irresponsible and baseless” analysis without any proof on appointments and promotions...
NAB chief praises Lahore Bureau’s performance
LAHORE: NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry visited NAB Lahore Regional Bureau to review its performance on the basis of annual inspection conducted by Chairman’s Inspection & Monitoring Team (CI&MT) Friday. According...
EOBI scandal: Hearing in the case of arrested AKD Securities officials adjourned
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has adjourned hearing until 16 February in the plea of bail by the arrested AKD Securities directors and CEO. Justice Abdul Rasool Memon on Friday heard...
Stock Exchange body head fails to appear before FIA
AKD Securities, EOBI case KARACHI: The head of the Corporate Governance Committee (CGC) of Stock Exchange, Yasin Lakhani, did not appear before the FIA investigation team in the case of the...
Hearing adjourned in bail application of Axact employees
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court, while adjourning hearing for Thursday in the bail application of Axact employees in fraud and money-laundering case, has called for comments from the FIA and...
PM announces zero-rated sales tax regime for exporters
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
Facility to be put in place from July 1 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced zero-rated sales tax regime for export sector to facilitate export-led growth as it would be...
Dar heads Laws Review Committee meeting
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here on Friday chaired meeting of the Laws Review Committee. The meeting reviewed progress on different draft laws that have been placed before the...
Former governor of Herat abducted in Islamabad ISLAMABAD: A former governor of Herat, a province in Afghanistan, Faizullah, has been abducted mysteriously.The Afghan embassy in Islamabad has informed the foreign office.As...
FAISALABAD City News
‘Lack of skilled manpower hammering agri progress’ From Our Correspondent FAISALABAD: The lack of agricultural machinery, implements and skilled manpower is hammering the process of agricultural uplift in the country, said University...
GUJRANWALA City News
Passport’s home delivery service launched in Gujranwala From Our Correspondent GUJRANWALA: Passport Director Akhlaq Ahmed Qureshi on Friday inaugurated passport’s home delivery service at the passport office here. While addressing the inauguration ceremony,...
KASUR City News
Non-arrest of son’s killer Man threatens to commit suicide From Our Correspondent KASUR: A man on Friday threatened to commit suicide if the alleged killer of his son was not arrested immediately. Muhammad Rafiq,...
MULTAN City News
Over 100 get tea house membership From Our Correspondent MULTAN: The scrutiny committee of Tea House Friday awarded regular membership to more than one hundred writers, poets and literary figures. The body in...
NANKANA SAHIB City News
Another injured of Kot Warr incident dies From Our Correspondent NANKANA SAHIB: Another injured of Kot Warr incident died at the Allied Hospital, Faisalabad, on Friday. Ghulam Muhammad was admitted to the hospital...
OKARA City News
Four gangsters held From Our Correspondent OKARA: Police Friday claimed arresting four out of 12 members of the Nasir dacoit gang. In a press conference, SP (Investigations) Saud Magsi said police arrested gang’s...
PAKPATTAN City News
Locals robed of valuables From Our Correspondent PAKPATTAN: Locals were robbed of cash and other valuables on Friday. Eight bandits barged into the house of Fakhar Hayat at Nizam Addalkai area and tied...
TOBA TEK SINGH City News
3-day Jashn-e-Baharan festival from March 10 From Our Correspondent TOBA TEK SINGH: A three-day Jashn-e-Baharan festival will start here from March 10 in sports stadium. ADC Zeeshan Shabbir Rana announced this presiding over...
Tamim powers Zalmi to win against United by 7 wickets
Dhawan, bowlers power India's series-levelling win
Islamabad set 153 for Peshawar in PSL T20
Peshawar Zalmi win toss, elect to field
Sri Lanka´s Perera grabs hat-trick against India
UN praises PM’s endeavours for Saudi-Iran rapprochement
US lauds Pakistan’s efforts to eliminate terrorism
TTP commander among 34 suspects arrested in Kohat
Three hand grenade attacks create panic in Karachi
The PTI’s good governance?
The Gwadar deal
What causes terrorism?
Waqar K Kauravi
For a stable Afghanistan
Why does what bleeds lead?
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Windies captain Sammy calls for mediation in T20 row
Brazil probes three deaths with Zika links, aims for vaccine in a year
Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant
Twitter to change homepage to customise tweet displays to individuals