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  • Engro Powergen earns Rs1.924bln in nine months

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited earned Rs1.924 billion for the nine months period ended September 30, translating into EPS of Rs5.94, up four percent over the corresponding period a year earlier. Engro Powergen recorded profit of Rs1.853 billion with EPS of Rs5.72 in the January-September period of last financial year. The company didn’t announce any cash dividend

  • Rs34.5 billion for transport sector earmarked

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has earmarked Rs34.5 billion for transport sector with whopping Rs33.6 billion for the ongoing scheme of mass transit—Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project. In terms of percentage decrease, the overall budget of transport sector is 64 per cent less than the allocation of previous fiscal year 2017-18 when the previous government

  • Another journalist shot dead in Haripur

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    HARIPUR: A journalist was shot dead by unidentified men in the limits of Hattar Police Station here on Tuesday. Suhail Ahmad, 30, a resident of Hattar village, worked as a reporter for a local newspaper, K2, and a news channel in Haripur. He was going home from district courts when unidentified men shot him dead. According to an initial investigation

  • Hussain Iqbal Agha Elected BQATI president

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    Elections for the Managing Committee of Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry (BQATI) for the term of 2018-19 were held with the closing date, the following candidates have been declared elected unopposed as Members of the Managing Committee. The Managing Committee in its meeting unanimously elected Mr. Hussain Iqbal Agha as president, Mr. Iftikhar

  • Swat receives snowfall, rain

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    MINGORA: The Swat district on Tuesday received first snowfall of the season that dipped the mercury. The intermittent rain spell lashed across the length and breadth of the district while mountains of scenic Kalam, Bahrain and Madayan valleys received first snowfall. The spasmodic snowfall and rain intervals turned the weather chilly and forced the commuters

  • Five POs among 25 held in Nowshera

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    NOWSHERA: The police claimed to have arrested 25 suspected persons, including five proclaimed offenders (POs), during search and strike operations in various areas in the district on Tuesday. Official sources said that the police party led by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)-headquarters Izahar Shah and in-charge Risalpur Police Station Razdad Khan launched

  • Dengue fever outbreak gets intense

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    Rawalpindi: The dengue fever outbreak that has already hit population in various localities of town is getting more intense as within last one week, well over 100 confirmed cases of the infection have been reported at the three allied hospitals taking the total number of confirmed patients of the infection so far reported at the allied hospitals to over 330. According

  • No visible change in country, says JI chief

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq Tuesday said that only a few days have left in the 100-day plan of the government but change could not be seen anywhere in the country. Addressing a youth convention here, the JI chief said that the whole nation knew the fact as what kind of mandate had been given to government. “But despite that we allowed

  • Noted Tabla player passes away

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    PESHAWAR: The noted Tabla player, Waliddad Ustad, died at the age of 69, here on Tuesday due to multiple health complications. He left behind a widow and seven children to mourn his death. He was laid to rest in Akhund Baba graveyard near Rahman Baba shrine where a large number of local artistes, writers and fans of late Ustad attended his Namaz-i-Janaza

  • Punjab supplementary budget: Water, sanitation budget slashed

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: Though the PTI’s government is giving a special emphasis on providing clean drinking water across the province, the Punjab government has slashed budgetary allocations for water and sanitation by almost 65 per cent in comparison with the previous year. During the year 2017-18, the PML-N government allocated Rs 57.477 billion, which is 27.73 per cent more than the previous