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  • 25kg gold bars seized at Bangladesh airport

    August 6, 2017 11:00 AM 2

    The man posed as an ill person and tried to cross the green channel on a wheelchair Dhaka: At least 250 gold bars weighing 25kg were seized by customs officials from a passenger of Singapore Airways flight at Dhaka airport, officials said on Sunday. A customs official told Xinhua News Agency that they detained Zamil Aktar, who posed as an ill person

  • PTCL says internet services gradually being restored across Pakistan

    August 6, 2017 11:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has said internet services across Pakistan are being gradually restored after different parts of the country were disrupted early Saturday owing to a major fault in the international cable system IMV. This was said by Imran Jangua, General Manager PTCL while talking to Geo News here Sunday afternoon

  • Petrol price cut by Rs1.8, diesel Rs 2.5/litre

    August 6, 2017 1:40 AM 4

    Kerosene, light diesel oil rates kept unchanged ISLAMABAD - The government on Saturday slashed the prices of petrol and high-speed diesel by Rs 1.8 and Rs 2.5 per litre, respectively, for from August 6 to August 31. The government kept kerosene oil and light diesel oil prices unchanged from August 6 to August 31. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced

  • Workers vote against unionisation

    August 6, 2017 12:00 AM 3

    CINCINNATI: Workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd´s plant in Canton, Mississippi, voted nearly two to one against union representation, the company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) said. The vote at the end of a bitterly contested campaign extended a decades-long record of failure by the union to organize a major automaker´s plant in the U.S. South. The vote at the Canton

  • Dar asks revenue board to increase direct taxes collection

    August 6, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday emphasised the need for increasing dependence on direct taxes to achieve revenue collection target for the current fiscal year and broadening of tax base. “Facilitation of taxpayers should be given top priority to improve tax culture and enhance the confidence and trust of taxpayers,” Dar said. He was presiding

  • Fault in international cable system leaves Pakistan with crippled internet

    August 5, 2017 7:20 PM

    A fault occurred near Jeddah, Saud Arabia, in one of the international submarine cable systems IMEWE providing internet bandwidth to Pakistan, early morning on Saturday. Due to this, customers started experiencing slow internet browsing. Another international cable system SEA-ME-WE 4 is already under repair by the international consortium. PTCL Chief

  • Internet speed down by half in Pakistan, as another submarine cable system collapses

    August 5, 2017 3:17 PM 2

    KARACHI: Internet speed in Pakistan slowed down to half on Saturday after international infrastructure partially collapsed. Three out of the total six cables connecting Pakistan to the world have developed faults one after the other in the last couple of months. Among the three faulty cables, the latest one is the submarine cable system IMEWE [India-Middle

  • Slow Internet in Pakistan after another submarine cable damaged

    August 5, 2017 2:46 PM 2

    ISLAMABAD – There is no or too slow internet in Pakistan after another submarine cable fault reported on Saturday. According to’s correspondent from Islamabad, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country confirmed the issue while saying the damage has been reported to the IMEWE submarine cable. There is no resolution time provided

  • Petrol gets cheaper by Rs1.80 and diesel by Rs2.50 per litre

    August 5, 2017 2:26 PM 2

    ISLAMABAD: The government decided on Saturday to pass only a partial price relief on to consumers of petrol and diesel, in line with the previous policy. Despite a change at the helm of affairs, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi continued the policy of former premier Nawaz Sharif and approved only half of the price reduction proposed by the regulator

  • APCNGA seeks duty-waiver on import

    August 5, 2017 2:04 AM 3

    ISLAMABAD - "We have got approval from Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) to import lightweight CNG cylinders and latest Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) compatible kits. But, now the association is awaiting the ministry's reply on its request for the duty exemption to start the import," he said while talking to APP. He was of the view that the duty was imposed