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Federal cabinet strongly condemns Indian firing across LoC


ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian security forces across the Line of Control (LoC), wounding innocent civilians including women and…

Militant behind Pakistan school attack killed: Taliban


PESHAWAR: The militant commander accused of masterminding Pakistan’s deadliest ever extremist attack, a massacre at a school in Peshawar in 2014, has been killed, the Taliban said in an email to media Wednesday. The message from the…

Glowing tribute paid to martyrs of Karsaz incident


KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), district Korangi’s leaders and workers on Wednesday visited the Yadgar-e- Shuhada of Karsaz here to pay homage to the martyrs of Karsaz incident of October 18, 2007. Secretary Information Peoples…

ADB increases limit for private sector operations in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has increased limit for private sector operations in Pakistan from 700 million dollars to 1.7 billion dollars. ADB’s Executive Director Sami Saeed apprised the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar about it…

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No Brexit breakthrough coming at summit: EU’s Tusk


BRUSSELS: EU President Donald Tusk on Wednesday warned Britain not to expect any breakthrough in Brexit negotiations at a European summit this week, saying London needed to come up with more concrete proposals. Leaders of the other 27 EU…

UN urges de-escalation after Iraqi forces retake Kirkuk


UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for de-escalation after Iraqi government forces pushed back Kurdish fighters from oil-rich Kirkuk province. In a unanimous statement, the council expressed concern and said all…

Imam hits debut ton in Pakistan series-clinching win

ABU DHABI: Young opener Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq, smashed a hundred on debut to guide his side to a seven-wicket win in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Seamer Hasan Ali became the…


Britain’s May not yet set date to move forward with Brexit bill


LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to set a date to move forward with legislation to sever ties with the European Union, her spokesman said on Wednesday, after reports that the government was delaying its passage through…


Pakistan, Afghanistan can jointly defeat common enemy: Army Chief


ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that through coordination and cooperation Pakistan and Afghanistan will defeat the common enemy for enduring peace and stability in the region. According to ISPR, he said that…


Pakistan wants peace, stability in Afghanistan: Sartaj Aziz


ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Planning Commission (PC) Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan wants peace and stability in Afghanistan as it is directly linked to security in Pakistan. He said this while talking to British Prime Ministers Special…

Ahsan Iqbal condemns Quetta blast


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday condemned Sariab Road, Quetta blast and expressed grief and sorrow over loss of precious lives in the incident. In a message issued here, he expressed heartfelt condolences over…

EU backs redesign of public spaces to curb terror attacks


BRUSSELS: The EU unveiled on Wednesday plans to help redesign European public spaces to make it harder to carry out low-tech terror attacks like those in Barcelona and Nice. The European Commission pledged more than 100 million euros ($117…



KARACHI: BRINDEX-30 closed on the upper side on Wednesday at 21,914.36 points with a positive change of 36.40 and volume of 91,366,100 shares. High and Low were 22,028.92 and 21,579.28 respectively. Of 30 companies traded, 12 were up, 18…


Iran supreme leader dismisses Trump’s ‘rants and whoppers’


TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday dismissed US President Donald Trump’s aggressive criticism as “rants and whoppers” while vowing that Tehran would stick to its nuclear commitments. “I don’t want to waste my…


Death toll in Afghan suicide attacks rises to 80: officials


KHOST: The death toll from two suicide and gun attacks on Afghan security forces in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 80 with nearly 300 wounded, officials said Wednesday, in the bloodiest day in the country in almost five months. The…


Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Sarfraz’s men eye to clinch series

The men in Green are on a winning spree lately in the 50 overs format and will be eyeing to stamp their name on the series, winning the third ODI on Wednesday (today) at Abu Dhabi. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, find themselves in a do-or…

Qandeel Baloch murder case: Mufti Qavi escapes from court after arrest orders


A district and sessions court dismissed on Wednesday the bail request of Mufti Abdul Qavi and issued orders to the police to arrest him in connection with the murder of model and social media star Qandeel Baloch. However, the suspect…




KARACHI: Wednesday 18, October 2017 until 10:41, BRIndex 30 was at 21,745.79 with a negative change of -132.17 and volume of 17,028,500 shares. High and low were 21,930.55 and 21,745.79 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was…


Bomb kills six policemen in Quetta


A bomb blast killed six and injured at least ten in Quetta on Wednesday morning, near the Sariab Mill area on the Quetta-Sibi Road. The explosion occurred near the police truck which was carrying 35 personnel and took the lives of at least…


Xi declares ‘new era’ for China as party congress opens


BEIJING: President Xi Jinping declared China is entering a “new era” of challenges and opportunities on Wednesday as he opened a Communist Party congress expected to enhance his already formidable power. Xi told some 2,300 delegates at the…

Tuesday, Oct 17

May to pitch on Brexit at EU summit dinner


LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS: Theresa May will make a pitch to fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she tries to break a deadlock in Brexit talks that has left Britain’s future trading position up in the air. But EU officials expect no…

Pakistan to initiate dialogue on FTA with South East Asian countries


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan wants to initiate negotiation with South East Asian nations on proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for enhancing the multilateral trade and competitiveness in country’s trade. Countries including Indonesia, Vietnam,…

WB remains positive with Pakistan economic indicators, cautions over rising fiscal deficit


The World Bank has said that it would continue to support Pakistan and its economic reforms, and has called to address current risks towards achieving the development goals. In a meeting in Washington on Monday, with the Pakistani…

Drone strike near Pak-Afghan border claims 26


PESHAWAR: The death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26, officials said Tuesday, less than a week after a US-Canadian family held captive by the militants was rescued. The…

Monday, Oct 16

Trump urges former rival Clinton to again seek presidency


WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would beat former rival Hillary Clinton in a 2020 rematch, encouraging the Democrat to try her luck against him in the next presidential campaign. “I hope Hillary runs,” he said…

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300


MOGADISHU: More than 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught by Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. The death toll…

No charge of corruption against Ishaq Dar: Daniyal


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Privatization Daniyal Aziz Monday said the reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was still an interim reference and had no link with the Panama papers. Talking to mediamen here outside the Accountability…

Corruption case: Hearing underway against Ishaq Dar


The court hearing against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, resumed after it had been postponed by Judge Bashir till noon as Dar’s counsel Khawaja Harris, had failed to appear in court on Monday morning. Once the hearing preceded, Dar’s counsel,…

Sunday, Oct 15

Minorities in Pakistan enjoy full protection, fundamental rights: Nawaz


ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday said all minorities living in Pakistan enjoyed complete fundamental rights, including protection to their lives and property,…

Nobody to be allowed to sabotage CPEC: Masood Khan


MIRPUR (AJK): President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan Sunday said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project would be completed within shortest possible timeframe. He said this on Sunday during his visit to Poonch…

Iran move won’t weaken US hand with NKorea: Tillerson


WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Sunday denied that Donald Trump’s threat to tear up the Iran nuclear deal had weakened America’s chance of reining in North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile drive through diplomacy. By…

‘Most’ Fed members see rising inflation in 2018: Yellen


WASHINGTON: The majority of policymakers at the US central bank believe US price pressures will rise in 2018 despite recent weakness, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Sunday. Sharp divisions among Fed members have persisted since…

Saturday, Oct 14

Pakistan pledges financial assistance for hurricane-hit Caribbean countries


ISLAMABAD: As an expression of support and solidarity from Pakistan with the Caribbean countries devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday pledged a financial assistance of US $ 200,000 each to…

Pakistan delegation attends annual meetings at World Bank/IMF


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan delegation comprising Finance Secretary Shahid Mahmood, Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Tariq Bajwa and Secretary Economic Affairs Division Arif Ahmed Khan participating in the 98th Ministerial meeting of G-24 in…

People alone can make best decisions under democratic system: PM


KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday reposed his confidence that the people of Pakistan would decide the future government, juxtaposing the unprecedented performance of Pakistan Muslim League-N with its rival political…

Kerry condemns Trump’s ‘dangerous’ Iran deal decision


WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is “creating an international crisis” with his “dangerous” decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, John Kerry, the former Secretary of State who negotiated the agreement, said Friday. “It endangers…