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December 14, 2018 | 06:39:28 PM

$7.5 billion lending programme for Pakistan

ADB sets $7.5 billion lending programme for Pakistan | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed a $7.5-billion lending programme for Pakistan for next three years, allocating one-third of the total for budgetary support to the government. Pakistan's largest lender on Thursday unveiled its Country Operation Business Plan for 2019 to 2021, which would cover first three years of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

December 14, 2018 | 06:37:48 PM

Three-day Doha forum

Finance minister in Qatar to participate in Doha forum

Finance Minister Asad Umar has arrived in Qatar to participate in a three-day Doha Forum beginning today. The invitation for the visit was extended by the finance minister of Qatar. The minister will also meet senior Qatari leadership during the visit.

December 14, 2018 | 06:36:29 PM

Whopping price tag of over $1700

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 might feature whopping price tag of over $1,700

Samsung has been releasing amazing phones this year with more to come in 2019, including the much anticipated Galaxy S10. New rumors have now suggested the phone's expected launch date, including its hefty price tag. Various rumors are pouring in regarding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10.

December 14, 2018 | 06:34:50 PM

Modi got clean chit in Rafale deal

Indian SC gives Modi clean chit in Rafale deal | The Express Tribune

NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court rejected petitions on Friday seeking an investigation into a fighter jet deal worth an estimated $8.7 billion with France's Dassault Aviation, saying there was no evidence of wrongdoing.

December 14, 2018 | 06:32:52 PM

$1b tranche from Saudi Arabia

Pakistan receives second $1b tranche from Saudi Arabia | The Express Tribune

The country's meagre foreign reserves were bolstered on Friday as the second $1 billion tranche was received from Saudi Arabia, said the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The country's foreign exchange reserves now stand at 9.24 billion, with the third instalment from Riyadh expected in January.

December 13, 2018 | 10:07:39 PM

Concrete steps to solve Kashmir dispute

Shireen Mazari seeks concrete steps to solve Kashmir dispute

She said Ministry of human Rights is going to invite High Commissioner for Human Rights at The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to come and visit adding that Pakistan should have allowed a committee to visit the Pakistani side of Kashmir.

December 13, 2018 | 10:05:00 PM

2018: The list of most Googled people in Pakistan

Bushra Maneka, Reham Khan, Sunny Leone top the list of most 'Googled' people in Pakistan

Google has unveiled the annual Year in Search which highlights the top searches in Pakistan in the outgoing year 2018. Google's Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people, and happenings that captures the nation's interest during the year. Below is the list of most googled persons of 2018 in Pakistan.

December 13, 2018 | 10:03:05 PM

Deep Earth Is Teeming with Mysterious Life

Tons of Life Found Deep Within Earth's Surface

An international group of scientists is closing in on the end of a 10-year study that has uncovered secrets of "deep life," a stunningly diverse population of microscopic organisms miles inside Earth's surface. Some of those organisms live off little other than the energy of surrounding rocks - and survive in temperatures hotter than boiling water.

December 13, 2018 | 10:01:01 PM

Pakistan to host Asia Cup in 2020

Pakistan gets right to host Asia Cup in 2020

Thursday Dec 13, 2018 KARACHI: The Asian Cricket Council has granted Pakistan the right to host the next Asia Cup in the year 2020, although it is not yet decided where Pakistan will host the event. The decision was made during the ACC Executive board meeting in Dhaka.

December 13, 2018 | 09:59:48 PM

Pakistan faces India in Emerging Asia Cup

Pakistan faces India in Emerging Asia Cup semifinal

India won the toss and elected to field first against Pakistan in the semi-final of ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pakistan started the tournament on a high thrashing Hong Kong by 225-runs in their opening match of the tournament.

December 13, 2018 | 09:58:28 PM

Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath tie the knot

Indian comedian Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath tie the knot

Indian ace comedian and actor Kapil Sharma has tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Ginni Chatrath on Wednesday. The comedian shared a photo after the cermony on his social media accounts. Within moments, friends and fans showered the newlywed couple with love and blessings.

December 13, 2018 | 09:56:23 PM

UN to ban nuclear ballistic missile

US wants UN to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by Iran

A 2015 UN resolution "called upon" Iran to refrain for up to eight years from work on missiles UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Washington will push the U.N. Security Council to toughen its stance against Iran working on ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and carrying out ballistic missile launches, U.S.

December 13, 2018 | 09:55:05 PM

Ankara train crash

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 47 injured - Trainwreck

Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said. Transport Minister Cahit Turhan told reporters in televised remarks that three of those killed were operators of the train. One of the victims died in hospital, he added.

December 13, 2018 | 09:53:21 PM

Samiul Haq's personal secretary arrested

Maulana Samiul Haq's personal secretary arrested in Rawalpindi | The Express Tribune

Rawalpindi police have arrested Syed Ahmed Shah, the personal secretary of assassinated cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, saying he could prove to be an 'important' person in the ongoing murder probe. Shah, a close aide of late Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) chief, had gone missing from Akora Khattak, Nowshera in November following the assassination.

December 13, 2018 | 09:51:26 PM

Wealth creation

'Wealth creation' imperative to alleviate poverty: PM | The Express Tribune

Prime Minister Imran Khan has termed creation of wealth imperative for alleviating poverty from the country, saying businesses must prosper to achieve this objective. " We are taking measures to ensure conducive atmosphere for the business community," the premier said while addressing the Pakistan Economic Forum in Islamabad on Thursday.

December 13, 2018 | 09:49:18 PM

Shahbaz Sharif chairman PAC

Govt agrees to appoint Shahbaz Sharif as chairman of PAC

ISLAMABAD: Government has agreed on the name of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif as Chairman Public Accounts Committee. A government delegation led by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak met with Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif here on Thursday.

December 12, 2018 | 11:58:14 AM

US move on religious freedom violations

Pakistan rejects US 'politically motivated' move on religious freedom violations | The Express Tribune

Islamabad rejected United States' move to profile Pakistan among countries that violate religious freedom, terming the move "unilateral and politically motivated." The Foreign Office issued a statement early Wednesday after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among "countries of particular concern" in a congressionally mandated annual report.

December 11, 2018 | 08:11:58 PM

NAB arrests Saad and Salman Rafique

NAB arrests Saad, Salman Rafique in Paragon Housing scam case

Tuesday Dec 11, 2018 . .LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique in connection to the Paragon Housing Society scam.

December 11, 2018 | 08:09:27 PM

How can we smile when it's hard even to cry

How can we smile when it's hard even to cry: Nawaz Sharif | The Express Tribune

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has said that it has become harder for him and his family to cry, let alone smile. "What can we say about smiling, we can't even cry if we want to," Nawaz told reporters outside Islamabad's accountability court on Tuesday.

December 10, 2018 | 08:48:59 PM

Know about Aamir Liaquat and Tuba Aamir

Here's all you need to know about Aamir Liaquat and Tuba Aamir

Aamir Liaquat and his second wife, Syeda Tuba Aamir, have been in the limelight since their unexpected marriage. The duo became the most talked about couple on social media after their Valima pictures were released. The former religious scholar and his wife came on Sanam Baloch morning show, Subh Saverey Samaa Kay Saath, on Monday.

December 10, 2018 | 08:46:25 PM

Reshuffle in army top brass

ISPR announces reshuffle in army top brass

Monday Dec 10, 2018 ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on Monday announced a reshuffle in the military's ranks. Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan, who was serving as the president of National Defence University (NDU) has been appointed Corps Commander Lahore, according to ISPR.

December 10, 2018 | 08:44:46 PM

Shehbaz's Islamabad residence to be declared as sub-jail

Punjab govt seeks Shehbaz's Islamabad residence to be declared as sub-jail | The Express Tribune

The Punjab government has written to the centre, seeking Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif's Islamabad residence to be declared as sub-jail. Sources told Express News hat the provincial government reached out to the interior secretary and district authorities, asking Shehaz's house to be declared as sub-jail for the duration of National Assembly session beginning December 10.

December 10, 2018 | 08:43:36 PM

UN suggestions on human rights

Call for making UN suggestions on human rights public

LAHORE: Veteran journalist and human rights activist I.A. Rehman on Sunday urged the government to make the 2017-18 Universal Period Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council public and present it in parliament, explaining that UNHRC recommendations favour the country and its ≠people. "The world is not conspiring against Pakistan.

December 10, 2018 | 08:36:04 PM

Football chiefs suspended over sex abuse

Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women's team | The Express Tribune

KABUL: Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country's football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women's team, officials said Sunday.

December 10, 2018 | 07:40:52 PM

Full diplomatic, political and moral support

PM Imran reaffirms full diplomatic, political and moral support to people IoK

As we commemorate this day, we must also recognize and demand full respect for the rights of people under continued illegal occupation. This day must also serve as a reminder for the realization of one of the fundamental human rights - right to self-determination - of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

December 10, 2018 | 12:37:52 PM

Illegal alcohol factory in Islamabad

Two Chinese nationals arrested in raid at illegal alcohol factory in Islamabad

Two Chinese nationals were arrested by police after a raid at an illegal alcohol factory in Islamabad's sector F-10/4 area, a police spokesperson said on Sunday. Large quantities of beer of various brands, as well as machinery to brew the alcohol were recovered from the house where the manufacturing unit had been established.

December 10, 2018 | 12:36:45 PM

Zardari and Faryal Talpur got interim bail

Court extends Zardari and Faryal Talpur's interim bail in money laundering case

A court extended on Monday the interim bails of Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in a money laundering case. A banking court was hearing the case. Zardari, Talpur and Nimr Majeed appeared in court. Nimr is the son of Omni Group head Anwar Majeed.

December 10, 2018 | 12:34:58 PM

New economic roadmap: PM

Govt to unveil new economic roadmap: PM | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced launching a new economic roadmap envisaging a strategy to overcome challenges and reset the country on the path to progress in the next six to nine months.

December 09, 2018 | 01:17:49 PM

No love No enmity

NAB has no love or enmity towards anyone, we're just doing our job: NAB chairperson

NAB has nothing to do with politics and is only loyal to the state of Pakistan, said NAB Chairperson Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. Speaking at a seminar in Islamabad he said NAB is aligned with the state, not the government. Governments come and go, he said.

December 09, 2018 | 01:16:55 PM

Rain likely in Karachi

Parts of Karachi receive rain

Overcast weather in Karachi on Sunday brought the mercury down with Met office predicting showers in the metropolis for Sunday and Monday. Different parts of the city are reported to have received light rain , with people taking to social media to share the videos .

December 09, 2018 | 01:15:38 PM

Paralyzed patients may use tablets

Brain implants might one day help paralysed patients use tablets

Saturday Dec 08, 2018 Paralysed people might one day be able to operate smartphones and tablets just by thinking about the actions they want to perform, with help from sensors implanted in their brains, a recent experiment suggests.

December 09, 2018 | 01:14:11 PM

Scientists discover new exoplanet

Scientists discover new balloon-like exoplanet in deep space

Yet another search for exoplanets has led scientists to discovering a strange balloon-like planet in deep space filled up with helium. Scientists from University of Geneva have discovered a bizarre planet in deep space some 124 light years away, having a helium-filled atmosphere, shape similar to a balloon and size the same as Neptune.

December 09, 2018 | 01:12:59 PM

Arthur to toughen up for Tests

Arthur calls on beaten Pakistan to toughen up for Tests

Abu Dhabi Disgruntled coach Mickey Arthur demanded his players toughen up and seize key moments in Test matches after sloppy batting handed New Zealand an away series win over Pakistan for the first time in 49 years. New Zealand pulled off a come-from-behind 123-run victory in the third and final Test in Abu Dhabi on [...]

December 09, 2018 | 01:04:47 PM

Manzoor Pashteen's entry banned in Sindh

Manzoor Pashteen's entry banned in Sindh | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: The Sindh government has placed a ban on the entry of Manzoor Pashteen, Chief of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, into any district of the province for 90 days. A notification issued by Home Department under Sindh Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance 1960 said, "The ban has been imposed on the recommendation of police in the best interest of general public as well as peaceful environment."

December 09, 2018 | 01:03:40 PM

Madina state and 'naya' Pakistan

Madina state and 'naya' Pakistan

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan says naya Pakistan shall soon resemble the seventh-century state of Madina. Beginning with his inaugural address of Aug 20, he has repeated his vow on no less than 11 separate occasions. Although all Muslims acknowledge the Madina state as a model of perfection, Khan leaves unsaid just how closely naya Pakistan shall be its image.

December 09, 2018 | 10:11:51 AM

FM to visit Kabul on Dec 15

FM Qureshi to visit Kabul on Dec 15 to hold peace talks with Afghan leadership on US request

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said he will visit Kabul on December 15 to take up the matter of "political reconciliation and durable peace" with Afghan leadership in wake of the United States seeking Pakistan's cooperation for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

December 09, 2018 | 10:10:10 AM

Murky world of 'contractors' in Pakistan

US report highlights murky world of 'contractors' in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: "The contractor must maintain a constant capability to surge to any location within Afghanistan or Pakistan" within a 30-day period, says an official US announcement released in 2010. The announcement - highlighted by The Nation, the oldest US weekly, in May 2010 - solicits bids from private war contractors to secure and ship US military equipment through sensitive areas of Pakistan into Afghanistan.

December 09, 2018 | 10:08:42 AM

PM Imran in Karachi on Sunday

PM Imran Khan to arrive in Karachi tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Karachi for the second time since assuming the office of the country's chief executive on Sunday. According to the details, PM Imran, on a day-long visit, will arrive in Karachi at 1 pm, during which will hold important meetings with Sindh governor Imran Ismail, PTI legislators, delegation of business community and others.

December 09, 2018 | 10:06:55 AM

woman attacked by a dog

Attempted murder case registered in Karachi's Clifton after woman attacked by a dog

A woman has registered an FIR at the Clifton police station in Karachi against a dog's owner for attempted murder. When Dr Shaha Arif exited her house November 26, her neighbour's pit bull attacked her, leaving her with wounds on her face, arms and legs.

December 09, 2018 | 10:05:39 AM

What happened to this Afghan prisoner

What Happened to this Afghan Prisoner While in the Custody of NATO Troops?

At War is a newsletter about the experiences and costs of war with stories from Times reporters and outside voices. Only a few people know exactly what happened the night of Oct. 22 on Shindand Air Base in western Afghanistan.

December 09, 2018 | 10:03:53 AM

Who saw close relatives being beheaded

Dehradun: Afghan boy who saw close relatives being beheaded by Taliban graduates from IMA - Times of India

Romal Wahlizada's relatives were killed in Taliban attack when he was 16. "On seeing the blood of innocents being shed, I pledged to join the defence forces," he says. At 21, he graduated from Indian Military Academy in Dehradun and all set to be commissioned into the Afghan National Army.

December 09, 2018 | 10:01:39 AM

A new level of depravity

Palestinian self-home-demolitions: 'A new level of depravity'

Wadi Qadoum, occupied East Jerusalem - Murad and Johar Hashimeh spent most of Friday removing all the furniture, clothes and other belongings from a room of their modest home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Qadoum neighbourhood. On Saturday, a bulldozer is set to arrive to demolish the room they've lived in for more than 20 years.

December 09, 2018 | 10:00:32 AM

Both countries at risk

Trump's embrace of MBS puts both countries at risk

With regard to the current macabre embrace between US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, it is difficult to assess which side has gambled more recklessly on the other. At first glance, it is tempting to conclude that the United States has made the riskier bet.

December 09, 2018 | 09:58:54 AM

Kashmir day in London

FM Qureshi invites political parties to observe Kashmir day in London

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that Pakistan's politicians may have differences with each other but they are united on the Kashmir issue. "I invite all political parties to celebrate the upcoming Kashmir Day by carrying flags of Pakistan and Kashmir in London," the minister said.

December 09, 2018 | 09:57:52 AM

Karachi BRT project

Govt to take $490m loan from ADB for Karachi BRT project - Profit by Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to take a loan of $490 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in order to fund the Karachi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Sources said that the Finance Division would table a summary in this regard during the Central Developing Working Party (CDWP) meeting.

December 09, 2018 | 09:55:48 AM

Afghan soldiers killed in Herat

Afghan soldiers killed in 'coordinated Taliban attack' in Herat

The Taliban fighters have killed at least 14 Afghan soldiers and taken another 21 captive overnight in coordinated attacks in the western Herat province of Afghanistan, according to an official. Najibullah Mohebi, a member of Herat Provincial Council, said on Friday that attackers besieged two army outposts late on Thursday in Shindand District.

December 09, 2018 | 09:54:01 AM

Dana White on Brock Lesnar fighting in UFC

Dana White on Brock Lesnar fighting in UFC again: 'I don't know'

During a media scrum promoting UFC 231, company President Dana White was asked about current Universal Champion Brock Lesnar returning to MMA for a fight against UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier. Considering how much else he has on his plate, White was quick to shut most of the talk down, but did give a bit of an update on the situation: "Yeah, I don't know.

December 09, 2018 | 09:52:23 AM

A cheat sheet to the trucking industry

If you know only five things about trucking, make it these five things

The important stories of innovation across the continent's wide-ranging economies In-depth coverage of the world's largest democracy for India and its far-flung diaspora Lifestyle, culture, and living well in the new global economy Management news, advice, and ideas for business leaders Create, share, and discover charts, using the same tools as the Quartz newsroom The hauling and delivery industry employs 3.2 million people in the US.

December 09, 2018 | 09:49:35 AM

Act proactively on Kashmir issue

Pakistan has failed to act proactively on Kashmir issue: Shireen Mazari

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has said that in the wake of UN Report on Kashmir, Pakistan has failed to act proactively on Kashmir issue. It is time for the government to present a blue print for conflict resolution premised upon the principle of self-determination and plebiscite.

December 09, 2018 | 09:47:22 AM

Travel can teach you

What travel can teach you about management

Throughout my career I've lived and worked in cities around the world, covering territories in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin and North America. With each new assignment, I intentionally immersed myself in the local cultural and business traditions. While my international experience taught me to work effectively within different cultures, I've also learned that certain skills transcend cultures.

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