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  • Govt promises early work on circular railway project

    October 18, 2017 2:30 AM

    PESHAWAR: While announcing that work on the circular railway project will begin soon, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday asked the relevant Chinese company to open its offices in the provincial capital for the purpose. After the meeting of necessary requirements, the land acquisition for the initiative will begin. The announcement was made during

  • Import duty on eatable, luxury items raised by up to 50pc

    October 18, 2017 2:30 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed regulatory duty on import of 36 new products and raised its rates on the existing 240 items in a fresh move to curtail rising trade deficit of the country. The import of these eatable and luxury items — on which the duty has been raised by up to 50 per cent — saw approximately 40pc growth in the first three months

  • Bajwa back home after ‘quiet’ visit to Saudi Arabia, UAE

    October 18, 2017 2:10 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa returned from a three-day visit to the Middle East on Tuesday, military sources told Dawn. The army chief’s ‘quiet’ visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia coincided with a meeting of representatives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the US in Muscat to revive the stalled Quadrilateral

  • Tributes paid to martyrs of Karsaz incident

    October 18, 2017 1:30 AM

    THATTA - Millions of people would show up at Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) public gathering in Hyderabad to pay their tributes to those killed in Oct 18 twin suicide attacks at Karsaz, Karachi. These views were expressed by senior PPP leader and Senator Sassui Palijo, while addressing public gatherings at Jang Shahi and Kohistan Thatta on Tuesday

  • Shehbaz ‘sorts out’ differences between Maryam, Hamza

    October 18, 2017 1:30 AM 1

    LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz met Maryam Nawaz Sharif here on Tuesday and discussed the prevailing political situation. According to party sources cited by various news agencies, the trio also discussed party matters with special reference to running the party affairs in the absence of PML-N President Nawaz Sharif

  • Zardari invites Khosa to join PPP

    October 18, 2017 1:30 AM 1

    | Says PML-N on verge of collapse | Nawaz playing dangerous game LAHORE - Veteran politician and estranged PML-N leader Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa is seriously considering the option of joining the PPP on the invitation of Asif Ali Zardari who went to his Gulberg residence late Tuesday night with a formal invitation to join his party. Talking to the media

  • Dar appreciates ADB support for uplift programmes

    October 18, 2017 1:30 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD - Asian Development Bank (ADB) Executive Director Sami Saeed on Tuesday called on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at the Ministry of Finance and discussed matters related to ADB’s various projects and programmes in Pakistan. The minister was informed that due to the improved credit ratings of Pakistan and the economic reforms carried out by the government

  • PML-N in hot water as Khosa accepts Zardari's invite to join PPP

    October 17, 2017 8:39 PM 1

    Veteran politician and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senator Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa has accepted the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari’s invitation to join PPP. Speaking to media at his residence late on Tuesday night, both the leaders wished each other well. Khosa appreciating Zardari’s visit, said that he had never

  • Pakistan won’t go to IMF as economy is stable, thriving: Ahsan Iqbal

    October 17, 2017 6:44 PM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday has said that the government would not go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the election year, adding that those portraying a doomsday scenario about the country’s economy were ill-advised and playing in enemy’s hands. “Only a fool will go to the IMF in an election year. We will not do that as Pakistan’s

  • Sometimes injustice must be borne for country's sake: Hamza Shehbaz

    October 17, 2017 6:30 PM 1

    KARACHI: At times injustice has to be borne for the country’s sake, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hamza Shehbaz said on Tuesday. While speaking in regards to his uncle and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s reaction to being ousted after the Supreme Court’s judgment, Hamza said no matter what the circumstances are, one should not clash with institutions