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UNSC report acknowledges Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts


ISLAMABAD: The Monitoring Team of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267/2253/2368 Sanctions Committee in its recently published 22nd report lauded Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts by acknowledging that extensive counter…

Chinese premier congratulates PM-elect Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday congratulated Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan and said he would like to work with him to jointly carry forward the traditional bilateral friendship, deepen the mutual beneficial cooperation…

NA elects Imran Khan as Pakistan’s prime minister


After years of struggle, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has finally been elected as the prime minister of Pakistan, after he bagged enough votes during elections at Parliament House on Friday. The PTI chairman defeated…

Imran Khan, Shehbaz Sharif all set to go head-to-head for premiership


The MNAs will shortly be voting for Pakistan’s next prime minister at the Parliament House with the top two contenders being Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) President…

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Macron, Merkel warn of ‘humanitarian risks’ in Syria’s Idlib


PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced concern Friday about the humanitarian situation in the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib, which is shaping up be the country’s next big battleground. In a…

Messi left out of Argentina squad for friendlies

BUENOS AIRES: Barcelona star Lionel Messi was left out of the first post-World Cup Argentina squad announced on Friday ahead of four upcoming friendlies. The move was widely expected following media reports earlier in the week claiming the…

Investors query funding costs at a private Tesla


NEW YORK/BOSTON: Several Tesla Inc shareholders have told Reuters they are concerned that the electric car maker will have to pay more to fund its growth if it becomes a private company and loses the ability to sell new shares to stock…


KU announces Eid holidays


KARACHI: The Karachi University (KU) has announced a four-day holidays on account of Eid-ul-Adha. A statement issued here on Thursday said that the University shall remain closed on account of the Eid ul Azha from Tuesday (21st August) to…


Twisted garden skyscraper might be Australia’s next tallest building


Australia has unveiled plans for a tall, twisting skyscraper that might be the country’s tallest building till yet. Australia unveiled its plans for a tree-covered, twisted skyscraper building for the city of Melbourne named ‘Green Spine’…

Internet-based platform offering advance booking orders for skilled Butchers on Eid


ISLAMABAD: As Eid-UL-Azha is approaching fast, Scores of Internet-based service platform has introduced ‘online booking of the butcher’ to ease meat processing of sacrificial animals during the upcoming Islamic festival of Eid. A report…

Anti-corruption campaign to be top priority of PTI: Mazari


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Shireen Mazari said an anti corruption campaign across the country would be the top priority of the PTI government. Talking to a private news channel, she said PTI was ready to eradicate the…

Arrest warrants issued for Asif Ali Zardari in money laundering case


A banking court issued on Friday arrest warrants for former president Asif Ali Zardari in a case pertaining to money laundering of Rs35 billion through fake accounts. During the hearing conducted at a banking court in Karachi, arrest…

Summit Bank to continue its normal functions till merger : Raza Durrani


KARACHI: Summit Bank Limited will continue functioning normally by doing daily transactions and fulfilling its all liabilities to the depositors, till its merger with Sindh Bank after clearance from Supreme Court of Pakistan. Addressing a…


Overseas Pakistanis can vote in by-election, SC rules


The Supreme Court (SC) allowed on Friday overseas Pakistani to participate in the upcoming by-election. The SC comprising a three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar took up the case pertaining to several…


‘Descon plans to invest Rs1 billion to increase capacity’


mran Qureshi is the newly appointed CEO of Descon Oxychem. Prior to his appointment, Qureshi served as the Managing Director of J&P Coats Pakistan for two years. Having 20 years of experience in the chemical industry, Qureshi has had…

PSL- the winning combo


Since the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket in 2009, cricket was at a standstill in Pakistan. Meanwhile India jumped into new era through success of IPL where Pakistani players were not welcomed. There were efforts at PCB to start country’s…

Bank Al Habib: strong balance sheet


Bank Al Habib Limited (BAHL) announced its 1HCY18 financial results, posting a 5 percent year-on-year drop in after-tax profits. But the real deal was the massive balance sheet growth, as the asset base increased by 9 percent over December…


Pakistan condoles demise of former Indian premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday condoled over the demise of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who breathed his last on the day in New Delhi. “We have learnt with sadness the passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former…


Pak forex figures $16.713bn


KARACHI: Total liquid foreign reserves of the country stand at $ 16.713 billion, says State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). According to a SBP’s weekly statement issued on Thursday, the foreign reserves held by the State Bank on August 10 amounted…

$8bn bilateral trade signifies close relationship between Pak-UAE


ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Senate Senator Saleem Mandviwalla in a meeting with Ambassador of United Arab Emirates, Hammad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi has said that a high trade volume of 8 billion dollars between Pakistan and UAE not only…

Thursday, Aug 16

Saudi Information Minister highlights services of Saudi king, leadership for Hujjaj


JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Information Dr. Awad bin Saleh Al-Awad thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense…

PTI nominates Shah Farman as Governor KP candidate: Fawad


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry Thursday said the party has decided to nominate Shah Farman as new Governor for Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa province. Talking to media persons, he said PTI chief Imran Khan…

‘Put your own house in order rather than blaming’, Pakistan tells India


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday asked India to put its own house in order rather than accusing Pakistan and its intelligence agencies for every other happening. “India should grow up and stop blaming Pakistan for everything,” Foreign…

PPP’s Murad Ali Shah re-elected as Sindh CM


Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Murad Ali Shah was re-elected as the chief minister of Sindh on Thursday. Shah, who was nominated by the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, faced off the opposition’s candidate from Grand Democratic…

Wednesday, Aug 15

NA to elect PM on Friday


ISLAMABAD: The election of the prime minister will be held in the National Assembly session on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Speaker National Assembly on Wednesday announced schedule for election of the Prime Minister during the session. The…

PTI’s Asad Qaiser beats PPP’s Khursheed Shah to become NA speaker


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Asad Qaiser was sworn in on Wednesday as the new National Assembly speaker after defeating Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Khursheed Shah. Qaiser also the former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly (KP) speaker,…

Sindh, KP assemblies elect their speakers


The speakers for Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies were elected on Wednesday after holding elections for the slot. For Sindh Assembly, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and former speaker Agha Siraj Durrani has been elected again for…

Sindh Assembly to elect Speaker, Deputy Speaker today


KARACHI: Sindh Assembly members in the session scheduled for Wednesday will elect the custodian of the house as well as his deputy through secret balloting. Provincial Assembly Secretariat here on Tuesday announced to have accepted…

Tuesday, Aug 14

Erdogan says Turkey to boycott US electronic goods


ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott US electronic goods like the iPhone in retaliation for punitive sanctions from Washington, as the Turkish lira finally clawed back some of the ground lost in its…

N. Korea talks moving ‘in right direction’: US


WASHINGTON: US talks with North Korea on denuclearization are making progress “in the right direction,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday. Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalized in…

‘New Pakistani govt has major agenda of bringing economy back on track’


BEIJING: The new Pakistani government has a major agenda of bringing the economy back on track. Imran Khan, whose political party emerged victorious in the country’s recent election, appears ready for some drastic moves, and building on…

Independence Day being celebrated today


ISLAMABAD: The nation is celebrating Independence Day today with traditional fervor and enthusiasm. Meanwhile, preparations across the country have reached climax to celebrate the day in a befitting manner. All major public and private…

Monday, Aug 13

Pakistan comes out in Turkey’s support over lira crisis


The government of Pakistan on Monday, has come out in support of Turkey over the country recent economic crisis, after the Turkish currency hit a record low of more than 7 to the US dollar. “Pakistan, in principle, is opposed to imposition…



KARACHI: BRINDEX-30 closed on the lower side on Monday at 23,292.90 points with a negative change of -142.59 and volume of 102,111,400 shares. High and Low were 23,463.62 and 23,235.71 respectively. Of 30 companies traded, 9 were up, 20…

Trudeau meets with shooting victims’ families


MONTREAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Sunday with the families of victims of a fatal shooting in eastern Canada — but said “now is not the time” to discuss gun control. Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, opened fire in the sleepy city of…

Newly-elected MPAs take oath at Sindh, Balochistan and KP assemblies


The inaugural sessions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Sindh and Balochistan assemblies commenced on Monday as the newly-elected members of the provincial assemblies took oath. The assembly sessions began with the respective speakers…

Sunday, Aug 12

Tareen, PML-Q leadership discuss nominee for CM, speaker & Dy speaker Punjab


ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Jahangir Tareen held a meeting with PML-Q leadership, including Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and Chaudhry Monis Elahi, in Lahore on Sunday. They discussed nomination for the slot of Chief Minister,…

Ayaz Sadiq, PTI delegation discuss NA session, issues related to election


ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) met Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq here Sunday and discussed various issues including the upcoming session of National Assembly and matters related to the general…

Intense fighting in Afghan city Ghazni as Taliban presses


KABUL: Taliban insurgents attacked police headquarters and other government buildings in Ghazni in central Afghanistan on Sunday and were threatening to seize control of the city, with the main highway now heavily mined, local lawmakers…

Pakistan, China condemn attack on Chinese engineers in Balochistan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China on Saturday strongly condemned a terrorist attack targeting the Chinese engineers and the FC personnel accompanying them in Dalbandin area of Balochistan. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr…