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October 21, 2018 | 06:14:30 PM

PM Imran to launch "Poverty Alleviation Program" next week

PM Imran to launch "Poverty Alleviation Program" next week

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal government has decided to launch "Poverty Alleviation Program" to help curtail poverty in the country. A consultative meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was held in Bani Gala on Saturday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair.

October 21, 2018 | 06:13:42 PM

Fake warden arrested in Gujranwala after 10 years

Fake warden arrested in Gujranwala after 10 years

GUJRANWALA - Police in a Punjab city have arrested a man who had been fooling the public for 10 years by faking himself as a traffic warden. The fake warden also issued fake challans and took bribes from citizens. An FIR was registered against him at the Sabzi Mandi police station.

October 21, 2018 | 06:11:01 PM

PM Imran hailed for taking stakeholders into confidence on economic issues

PM Imran hailed for taking stakeholders into confidence on economic issues

ISLAMABAD : The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Sunday said the Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to take stakeholders into confidence over economic issues for which the business community is highly grateful. In a meeting with the leaders of the business community on Friday, the PM Imran [...]

October 21, 2018 | 06:09:57 PM

Saudi Arabia to host 'Davos in desert'

Saudi Arabia to host 'Davos in desert' despite outcry over slain journalist | The Express Tribune

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will host a key investment summit on Tuesday, overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. Just ahead of the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), dubbed "Davos in the desert", the kingdom sought to defuse the crisis with an about-face admission on Saturday that the journalist died in its consulate in Istanbul.

October 20, 2018 | 08:25:36 PM

Next IMF programme to be Pakistan's last, Asad Umar tells stockbrokers

Next IMF programme to be Pakistan's last, Asad Umar tells stockbrokers

Finance Minister Asad Umar on Saturday claimed that Pakistan's economy is already on the road to recovery and that the next IMF programme that the government is pursuing will be its last. Umar made those remarks during a question and answer session following his meeting with a delegation of stockbrokers at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi.

October 20, 2018 | 08:23:57 PM

Small piece of moon gets auctioned for over $600000

Moon chunk that fell to earth lands $600,000 at auction

A lunar meteorite considered one of the most significant ever found has been sold by a Boston auction house

October 20, 2018 | 08:18:21 PM

Girl jumps out of moving vehicle in Karachi, accuses driver of harassment

Girl jumps out of moving vehicle in Karachi, accuses driver of harassment

Saturday Oct 20, 2018 KARACHI: A girl jumped out of a moving vehicle of a ride-hailing service in Karachi on Saturday, after allegedly being harassed by the driver. The girl said that she had booked the ride for Saddar, but the driver took a turn in the wrong direction which made her sense the danger.

October 20, 2018 | 01:07:27 PM

Azerbaijan offers $100m credit to address Pakistan's energy woes

Azerbaijan offers $100m credit to address Pakistan's energy woes - Profit by Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada called on Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday and said his country was ready to offer $100 million credit to Pakistan to address its energy issues besides supplying oil and oil products. The ambassador also showed his keen interest in strengthening cooperation in the fields of media and ...

October 20, 2018 | 01:06:32 PM

Chinese leadership committed to further invest in Pakistans energy sector

Chinese leadership committed to further invest in Pakistan's energy sector

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has great potential to grow and its energy market will witness major expansion in the coming years. China would continue to complement Pakistan's efforts in reforming and expanding its energy sector", this was underscored by LianWeiliang, Vice Chairman of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in a meeting with Federal Minister for Energy, Omar Ayub Khan, Friday.

October 20, 2018 | 01:04:08 PM

Man scales Karachi's Kati Pahari, wants it to become a tourist spot

Man scales Karachi's Kati Pahari, wants it to become a tourist spot

Larkana's Asad Ali Memon took his rock climbing fervour to Karachi's Kati Pahari and scaled the cliff. "Kati Pahari was once considered a symbol of terrorism and to convey the message that it is a safe place I have taken this step," he said.

October 20, 2018 | 01:02:53 PM

Expect Higher Gold Prices For The Rest Of The Year - Analyst

Expect Higher Gold Prices For The Rest Of The Year - Analyst

(Kitco News) - A trifecta of factors will keep gold prices higher for the rest of the year, according to one gold bull. "Last week, the macro backdrop produced an ideal cocktail for gold spot prices. The dollar was down, U.S. real rates were down, and U.S. equities were down.

October 20, 2018 | 01:01:18 PM

Would a Space Force mean the end of NASA?

Would a Space Force mean the end of NASA?

Space, that final frontier, is something that catches the attention of a country naturally inclined to believe in ideas like "Manifest Destiny" and American exceptionalism. But how well does a Space Force fit that bill? And would a Space Force reignite a military space race and fuel diplomatic tensions with China and Russia?

October 20, 2018 | 01:00:30 PM

Thai travel blogger Mark Wiens enjoys chapli kebabs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Thai travel blogger Mark Wiens enjoys chapli kebabs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Noted Thai food expert, blogger and author Mark Wiens recently travelled to Mardan and Peshawar along with his wife, child and a photographer to experience different traditional dishes and beverages of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa besides paying visit to a few heritage sites.

October 20, 2018 | 12:56:08 PM

Pakistan strongly reacts to Indian purchase of S-400 missiles

Pakistan strongly reacts to Indian purchase of S-400 missiles

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Friday the Indian purchase of S-400 missile system is a part of their efforts to acquire a Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) System through multiple sources. The ministry of foreign affairs, in a statement said, "the purchase of S-400 missile system by India will further destabilize strategic stability in South Asia, besides leading to a renewed arms race."

October 20, 2018 | 12:55:24 PM

Politicians have done more for country than military: Nehal

Politicians have done more for country than military: Nehal

KARACHI: Former PML-N Senator Syed Nehal Hashmi, who previously faced imprisonment for his controversial remarks against the judiciary, on Friday criticised the armed forces while defending the role of politicians in the development of the country.

October 20, 2018 | 12:54:21 PM

CEO of Karachi firm removed for discriminating hijab-wearing employee

CEO of Karachi firm removed after discriminating against hijab-wearing employee

KARACHI: The chief executive officer of a software house, Jawwad Kadir, was asked to give up his position on Friday upon the basis of discriminating against a hijab-wearing employee. The well-known firm, Creative Chaos had come under public scrutiny following a thorough Facebook post that unveiled the encounter of discrimination with the employee, recruited days prior, on the grounds of her wearing a hijab.

October 20, 2018 | 12:53:11 PM

Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death credible, important first step: Trump

Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death credible, 'important first step': Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Friday he found Saudi Arabia┤s explanation about the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi credible and termed it an "important first step."

October 19, 2018 | 08:28:39 PM

Canada becomes first major economy to legalize recreational cannabis

Canada becomes first major economy to legalize recreational cannabis

OTTAWA: Canada on Wednesday became the world┤s first major economy to fully legalize cannabis, sparking celebrations as the nation embarked on the controversial experiment in drug policy. Throughout the country huge lines outside pot shops snaked around city blocks, cannabis flew off store shelves and government websites processed 100 pot orders per minute.

October 19, 2018 | 08:03:23 PM

Federal cabinet endorses gas tariff hike

Federal cabinet endorses gas tariff hike

Thursday Oct 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet on Thursday. According to sources, the federal cabinet endorsed a hike in gas tariff and other decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). The meeting was briefed on the government's 100-day plan and formation of various task forces, sources added.

October 19, 2018 | 08:00:41 PM

PM to attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week

PM Khan to attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week

Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia to attend the Future Investment Initiative Conference (FIIC) on the "special invitation of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz", according to a Foreign Office (FO) statement issued on Friday. The premier is expected to travel to Riyadh on October 23 to participate on the first of the two-day conference.

October 19, 2018 | 07:59:46 PM

Qatari foreign minister arrives in Islamabad to renegotiate LNG deal

Qatari foreign minister arrives in Pakistan

He landed in Islamabad and met with Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office. Qureshi invited Qatari business community to invest in different sectors of Pakistan, including agriculture, livestock, energy. "We welcome Qatar's initiative to give employment to 100,000 Pakistanis," he remarked. He also stressed the need to increase the trade between the countries.

October 19, 2018 | 07:58:02 PM

PTI leader Aeisha Varsey joins PPP

Karachi: PTI leader Aeisha Varsey joins PPP

Aeisha Varsey had joined PTI after meeting Chairman Imran Khan in November 2017. KARACHI (Dunya News) - In a major setback to ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), its former secretary social services of Sindh Aeisha Varsey on Thursday joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The news was shared by PPP on popular micro-blogging website Twitter.

October 19, 2018 | 07:50:29 PM

China to launch its own 'artificial moon' to light up streets

This Chinese city plans to launch artificial moon in 2020

Chengdu, a city in southwest China's Sichuan province, announced earlier this week that it was planning to launch an "illumination satellite" also known as artificial moon by 2020. It would have eight times more light than the real deal, reported the Peoples' Daily.

October 19, 2018 | 07:47:27 PM

PML-N rejects PTI's Punjab budget

PML-N rejects PTI's Punjab budget

Malik Ahmed Khan said PTI abolished welfare projects in its recently announced provincial budget. LAHORE (Dunya News) - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Malik Ahmed Khan Thursday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was not able to control inflation and dollar surge.

October 19, 2018 | 07:46:13 PM

Pakistan army wins gold medal in worlds toughest Cambrian Patrol competition

Pakistan army wins gold medal in world's toughest Cambrian Patrol competition

Can't connect right now! retry Must Read Rawalpindi: The Pakistan Army team has won the gold medal in the world's toughest Cambrian Patrol competition held at Wales, UK. The 11-member Pakistani team was from a Battalion of Northern Light Infantry, the brave soldiers from Pakistan's Gilgit Baltistan, Inter Services Public Relations said.

October 19, 2018 | 07:43:28 PM

All you need to know about IMF and Pakistan

All you need to know about IMF and Pakistan

There's a lot of talk about the IMF these days, as a bailout has become inevitable. Pakistan has gone to the IMF repeatedly since the late 1980s. The last time was in 2013, when Islamabad got a $6.6 billion loan to tackle an economic crisis.

October 18, 2018 | 11:16:47 AM

LHC dismisses objection to remove Sharif family from ECL

LHC dismisses objection over petition to remove Sharif family members' names from ECL

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday issued a written order dismissing the high court office's objection of a petition seeking the removal of names of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and retired Capt Mohammad Safdar from the Exit Control List (ECL).

October 18, 2018 | 11:12:54 AM

Chinese auto giant Changan International enters Pakistan

Chinese auto giant enters Pakistan

Can't connect right now! retry Must Read LAHORE: Master Motors Ltd, in a joint venture partnership with Changan International, China's top automobile maker, has officially launched a range of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) at their first authorised dealership in the provincial capital of Punjab, a statement said.

October 18, 2018 | 11:11:03 AM

Zainab's parents urge people to break silence over child abuse

Zainab's parents urge people to break silence over child abuse

Amin Ansari, the father of seven-year-old Zainab who was raped and killed in January this year, has said that he would not have forgiven Imran Ali even if he had tendered an apology or sought mercy. Riots broke out in Kasur after the body of seven-year-old was found and two people were also killed.

October 18, 2018 | 11:10:06 AM

Abraaj founder sought to buy influence with Sharifs, says WSJ

Abraaj founder sought to buy influence with Sharifs, says WSJ

KARACHI: Arif Naqvi, the embattled founder of Dubai-based Abraaj Group, allegedly paid $20 million to businessman Navaid Malik for his assistance in securing cooperation of Sharif brothers for K-Electric sale, claims an article published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Tuesday.

October 18, 2018 | 11:09:10 AM

Panic as snake spotted at new Islamabad airport

WATCH: Snake spotted at new Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Ever since the new Islamabad Airport inaugurated earlier this year, it's making headlines in the mainstream media - but not for the good reasons. In a rare incident that was reported on Tuesday, a snake surfaced in the apron area of the airport, creating confusion and panic among the on-duty ground staff, a video being shared online showed.

October 18, 2018 | 11:06:51 AM

19 people killed in armed attack on Crimean college

Attack on Crimea college kills 19

SIMFEROPOL - At least 19 people were killed and dozens more wounded, most of them teenagers, after an attack on a college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, with conflicting versions referring to a lone shooter and a bomb.

October 18, 2018 | 11:05:04 AM

Pakistan may not approach IMF: PM Imran Khan

Pakistan may not approach IMF: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Pakistan may not have to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for loans. Talking to a delegation of the Council of Newspapers Editors (CPNE), All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) at the Prime Minister's Office, the premier reminded that the government is consulting some friendly countries and urged them for cooperation.

October 17, 2018 | 12:21:51 PM

Govt hints at imminent hike in power tariff

Govt hints at imminent hike in power tariff

ISLAMABAD: Putting the blame on the previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for "setting up costly power projects" in the country, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday hinted at an imminent increase in electricity tariff. Speaking at a news conference, the minister said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government had decided to carry out an audit of all power plants set up during the last five years.

October 17, 2018 | 12:20:59 PM

Shehbaz reaches Islamabad to attend NA session

Shehbaz reaches NA to attend parliamentary session | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD : Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif reached the National Assembly amid high security, to attend the parliamentary session, Express News reported. Shehbaz was taken to the opposition leader chamber upon arrival, where he also met with Pakistan Peoples Party leader Syed Khursheed Shah.

October 17, 2018 | 12:19:40 PM

Abbasi may replace Shehbaz as opposition leader

Abbasi may replace Shehbaz as opposition leader | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Newly-elected Member of the National Assembly (MNA) and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi could be the new Leader of the Opposition in case Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Shehbaz Sharif faces conviction in a mega corruption scam. Shehbaz was remanded into National Accountability Bureau's (NAB's) custody for 10 days by an accountability court on October 6, ending today (October 16).

October 17, 2018 | 12:18:35 PM

Saad Rafique, brother present before NAB in Paragon society scam

Saad Rafique, brother present before NAB in Paragon society scam

LAHORE: Khawaja Saad Rafique, his brother, Salman Rafique presented before the National Accountability Bureau Lahore office on Tuesday in connection with Paragon Housing Society scandal. The duo was probed inside the office for over an hour. According to details, the Bureau directed the accused brothers to bring along all documents and the money trail.

October 17, 2018 | 12:17:04 PM

S. Arabia agreed to end Umrah tax on Pakistanis, Senate panel told

S. Arabia agreed to end Umrah tax on Pakistanis, Senate panel told

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs was informed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan had requested Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud to waive 2,000 riyals tax imposed by the Saudi government on Pakistanis performing Umrah every year.

October 17, 2018 | 12:15:54 PM

Zainabs murderer Imran Ali hanged in Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore

Zainab's murderer Imran Ali hanged in Kot Lakhpat Jail

LAHORE: As per the court orders, Imran Ali, convicted of raping and murdering seven-year-old Zainab and several others, was hanged in the Central Jail Kot Lakhpat today (Wednesday) at 5:30am. According to details, Imran Ali was executed in the presence of both Magistrate Adil Sarwar and the Zainab's father Muhammad Ameen as they were present at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in wee hours.

October 16, 2018 | 01:41:54 PM

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi makes a comeback in by-elections

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi makes a comeback in by-elections

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi clinched victory in the by-elections on Sunday. The former premier won with 75,012 votes against PTI rival Ghulam Mohiuddin in NA-124, according to the unofficial results. While addressing workers in Lahore, he remarked that the party leaders are not afraid of anyone.

October 16, 2018 | 01:40:57 PM

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to have biggest ever screen

'Da Vinci': Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to have biggest ever screen

SEOUL - Just two months after the launch of its flagship smartphone of Note series, South Korean tech giant Samsung is now working on Galaxy Note 10. According to Korean publication , the Samsung Galaxy Note10 (codenamed 'Da Vinci') will come up with a 6.66-inch display next year.

October 16, 2018 | 01:40:18 PM

The female car mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan

The female car mechanic driving change in patriarchal Pakistan

MULTAN: Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect. The 24-year-old spent years overcoming entrenched gender stereotypes and financial hurdles en route to earning a mechanical engineering degree and netting a job with an auto repairs garage in the eastern city of Multan.

October 16, 2018 | 01:38:27 PM

Air hostess falls out of Indian plane, suffers injuries

Air hostess falls out of Indian plane, suffers injuries

Indian media reports said the woman, a 52-year-old, was conscious but had leg fractures. MUMBAI (AFP) - A flight attendant fell out of an Air India plane while trying to close its door on Monday, the airline said, reportedly breaking her leg when she landed on the tarmac.

October 16, 2018 | 01:37:49 PM

I don't trust everyone in White House, says Trump

I don't trust everyone in White House, says Trump

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said during an interview aired Sunday evening that he doesn't "trust everybody" in the White House, but that he was "comfortable" in the leadership role after almost two turbulent years in office. His comment came in response to a television interview given last week by U.S.

October 16, 2018 | 01:36:03 PM

Cement export registers 18.9pc growth in Sept

Cement export registers 18.9pc growth in Sept - Profit by Pakistan Today

Cement export has posted a growth of 18.9 per cent in the month of September, according to official reports. Over 0.715 million tonnes of cement was exported from Pakistan during the period under review against the export of 0.401 million tonnes in Sept 2017.

October 16, 2018 | 01:34:20 PM

Govt seeking amalgamation of two oil and gas regulators

Govt seeking amalgamation of two oil and gas regulators - Profit by Pakistan Today

The petroleum division has told Ogra to prepare a summary for the Council of Common Interests (CCI) requesting transfer of upstream oil and gas regulation to Ogra as a centralized regulator to take care of the whole oil and gas sector from exploration and production to its sale to consumers

October 16, 2018 | 01:31:42 PM

ABAD suggests significantly lower cost for 5m houses

ABAD suggests significantly lower cost for 5m houses | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: The prime minister's vision of establishing five million low-cost houses can be achieved at a cost of $40 billion, which is nearly five times lower than the cost quoted by Imran Khan's British friend and property tycoon Aneel Mussarat, says Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) Chairman Hasan Bakshi.

October 16, 2018 | 01:29:29 PM

Boosting children's exercise could decrease risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Boosting children's exercise levels could decrease risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease - Daily Times

New European research has found that even in children physical exercise can reduce the accumulation of risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, possibly lowering the risk of young people developing the conditions later in life. Carried out by the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, the Norwegian ...

October 16, 2018 | 01:27:42 PM

How much does space travel cost?

How much does space travel cost?

By Jason Davis with NBC News Tech and Science News Spaceflight has traditionally been a government-led activity - and it's never been cheap. But the stratospheric cost of putting people and payloads into space is finally starting to fall, thanks in part to the rise of SpaceX and other private spaceflight companies.

October 16, 2018 | 01:25:40 PM

Indian, Pakistani rupees hit new lows against UAE dirham

Indian, Pakistani currencies hit new lows against UAE dirham

Dealers attributed the rupee's fall to the dollar's strength against some other currencies overseas. The Indian rupee weakened by 9 paise to 73.92 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday on increased demand for the American currency from banks and importers.

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