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  • Rs112.2 bn for police in Punjab budget

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has allocated Rs112.234 billion under the head of non-development budget for Punjab Police Department while Rs2.34 billion have been allocated for 202 ongoing and six new schemes of Police Department for the fiscal year 2018-19. The non-development budget will be spent on the salaries of officers, for regular and other allowances

  • FIR registered against US consulate staff member

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: The South Zone Police on Tuesday registered a case against the staff member of the American consulate after she hit and wounded a motorcyclist late on Monday night. The police had lodged an FIR No. 60/18 under sections 379 and 337 G for reckless driving and injuring a person against a female driver. According to Civil Lines SHO Arshad Janjua

  • ‘Around $15bn’ to be sought from IMF

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to obtain around $15 billion from International Monetary Fund for a period of three years, sources informed Geo News Tuesday, amid a deepening balance-of-payments crisis, reports Geo News citing sources. Pakistani authorities will request an IMF delegation, which will be visiting the country next month, for providing

  • Regulatory duty imposed on 570 items

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday slapped Regulatory Duty on import of 570 items from range of 5 to 90 percent in the aftermath of enactment of revised supplementary finance act on which the president granted its assent. The FBR imposed regulatory duty on vehicles, SIM cards with rate of 5 percent, wheat 60 percent , cotton yarn 5 percent

  • Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    Istanbul, the buzzing Turkish metropolis where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago, has since the Arab Spring become a hub for Arabic-language media despite Turkey’s own reputation for eroding press freedoms. Arabic-language journalists from countries who have found refuge in the city from authoritarian regimes or war say they have been rattled

  • UN warns of ‘perfect storm’ of hunger

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM

    ROME: A potent combination of hunger, climate change and man-made conflicts are creating a "perfect storm", the head of the UN’s food arm warned on Tuesday in a call to action on World Food Day. "You’ve got a nightmare, the perfect storm heading your way," David Beasley, World Food Programme (WFP) chief, said in a speech in Rome, where the United Nations’

  • Two women among five killed in Naseerabad attack

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM

    QUETTA: Unknown gunmen shot dead five people including two women in the Baba Goth Ghulam Qadir area of Naseerabad district on Tuesday. According to police sources, armed assailants entered a house and opened fire on family members and fled away from the scene. As a consequence, two women among five people of a family died on the spot. Soon after the incident

  • Mobile phones not to be blocked after Oct 20, says minister

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: A delegation of All Pakistan Mobile Union held a meeting with Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar here on Tuesday. During the meeting, Hammad Azhar assured the delegation that the government will not block handsets and also allow them to continue trade in used mobile phones from other countries after law amendment for the particular

  • Seven girl students among 16 die in two road accidents

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Sixteen people, including girl students and children, were killed and several others injured in two different road accidents in Sargodha and Kandhkot on Tuesday. In the first accident, eight people, including seven girl students, were killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a school van in Sargodha. According to reports, the injured

  • Money laundering case against Zardari, Faryal adjourned

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: The money laundering case against former president and sitting Co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari, his sister and PPP leader Faryal Talpur, Hussain Lawai, Anwar Majeed and others, was adjourned to November 13, as the judge of the special banking court was on a three day leave to Islamabad. All the accused including