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April 19, 2018 12:00 AM War on terror: 1,655 cops sacrificed lives in KP

PESHAWAR: As many as 1,655 officers and jawans of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have sacrificed their lives in line of duty during the long years of war against terror and till the 1st quarter of the year 2018. Capital City Police rendered more sacrifices than the cops of other districts in the war against terror. It lost 458 cops till the end of March last, an official

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM KCCI seeks reduced taxes

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to reduce taxes and duties on the import of motorcycle parts with a view to discourage smuggling and provide relief to the common man, a statement said on Wednesday. KCCI President Muafasdar Malik said that motorcycles are commonly used by the lower

April 17, 2018 6:24 AM Ex-judge, wife sentenced to one year in prison in Tayyaba torture case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday convicted former Additional Session judge Khurram Alik Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar in Tayyaba torture case. The court sentenced the former judge and his five to one year in jail and imposed Rs50,000 fine on each convict. Juvenile housemaid Tayyaba was tortured by the judge and his wife in December 2016 and after 3

April 13, 2018 9:29 AM Nawaz, Tareen disqualified for life

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that disqualification of lawmakers under Article 62(1) (f) of the Constitution disqualification is permanent. Nawaz Sharif and Jahangir Khan Tareen were also disqualified under the same provision of the constitution. A five-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, announced 2

April 12, 2018 12:00 AM First four Lahore Orange Train stations to be completed this week

LAHORE: First four metro stations from Dera Gujjaran to Mehmood Booti will be completed during the current week while target has been set for completing Pakistan Mint Station and Nicholson Road Station by the end of next week. Adviser to Punjab chief minister and Chairman of steering committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project (LOMTP) Khawaja 1

April 11, 2018 12:00 AM SECP notified new AAOIFI Shariah standards

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has notified for public consultation seven Shariah standards of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), a statement said on Tuesday. The notified AAOIFI standards included Shariah Standard No 21 – Financial Papers (Shares & Bonds); Shariah

April 11, 2018 12:00 AM NEPRA to probe load shedding in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday decided to investigate hours’ long unscheduled load shedding in Karachi. After taking serious notice of additional 10 hours unscheduled load shedding in Karachi during the prevailing harsh weather, NEPRA directed K-Electric to submit a detailed report on the issue. The clarifications 1

April 4, 2018 12:00 AM UK issued 30,210 licenses for general immigration, work, family, student visa sponsors

LONDON: Home Office, after getting more criticism from public, parliamentarians and peers, has issued/renewed licenses in three categories i.e. Tier 4, Tier2 and Tier 5. These categories deal with student, family, workers and family visas. Sources in Home Office confirmed that 1236 licenses to sponsor were issued under Tier 4 and total 28974 licenses 13

April 2, 2018 12:00 AM Bureaucrats out to get Banigala encroachments regularised

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court’s notice of irregularities, encroachments and illegal occupations of precious land of Banigala in Islamabad has created a hope that environmental conditions will improve after the occupied land around the important Rawal Lake will be recovered. However, baboos seem to have a different game plan. During the hearings of the Banigala 7

April 1, 2018 12:00 AM ECP establishes 77 display centers in Lakki

LAKKI MARWAT: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set up 77 display centres in the district and adjacent Frontier Tribal Region to review electoral rolls. ECP has appointed District Election Commissioner Syed Zahoor as registration officer with five assistant registration officers including headmasters Saifullah Khan and Faizullah Khan and ASDEOs 7