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January 15, 2019 7:41 AM Aqua Beach: Karachiites' exotic new picnic spot

Karachiites now have a new picnic spot named ‘Aqua Beach’ situated some 50 kms from the city. The scenic spot provides respite to the chaotic routine life and its exotic landscape is replete of breath-taking views. Located alongside the Hub River, Aqua Beach is developed as an adventure spot that provides a number of recreational activities to the visitors 13

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Jordan king visits Iraq

BAGHDAD: Jordanian King Abdullah II met Iraq’s president and prime minister in Baghdad on Monday, in the monarch’s first trip to Iraq in more than a decade. It is the latest in a string of top-level visits to Iraq in recent weeks, which kicked off with a surprise Christmas trip by US President Donald Trump. King Abdullah met separately with Iraqi President

January 7, 2019 12:00 AM PHP arrested 22,596 violators in 2018

LAHORE: Additional Inspector General Punjab Highway Patrol has said that Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) arrested 22,596 culprits during the year 2018 by registering 25,012 cases. The PHP team arrested 2,529 proclaimed offenders and 454 court absconders. They rescued 154,956 people on the roads, reunited 510 lost children with their parents; removed 47,445 encroachments 1

January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Govt should stop dreaming of usurping rights of provinces: ANP

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain has deplored remarks about the 18th Amendment as unfortunate. In a statement on Friday, Iftikhar Hussain said the parliament had passed the amendment after thorough deliberation. He alleged that Imran Khan had been brought into power under a conspiracy. He said the conspirators 1

January 4, 2019 12:00 AM Seats for tribal districts: Filing of objections start at ECP

PESHAWAR: The filing of objections has started after the Election Commission of Pakistan’s notification concerning the allocation of 16 seats for the tribal districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. A notification by the ECP said Bajaur and Khyber tribal districts have been given three seats each, Mohmand, Kurram, South Waziristan and North Waziristan 1

January 4, 2019 12:00 AM FBR estimates Rs24 billion in revenue from POL products

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has estimated Rs24 billion in additional revenue from petroleum products during the second half of the current fiscal year of 2018/19 as a result of upward revision in sales tax rates. Sources in FBR on Thursday said tax authorities estimated around four billion rupees a month in additional revenue with the increase 1

January 3, 2019 12:00 AM EETL completes 200 STS transfers

KARACHI: Engro Elengy Terminal Ltd (EETL) in nearly four years of its safe operation has pumped more than 200 billion cubic feet (BCF) of natural gas in the national grid in 2018, reducing Pakistan`s gas shortage by 30 percent, a statement iassued by the company said on Wednesday. EETL has achieved this milestone, while remaining available well above 1

January 2, 2019 12:00 AM CPEC: payments to landowners in Mansehra to begin soon

MANSEHRA: The district administration on Tuesday started payments of land acquired for China-Pakistan Economic Corridors (CPEC) initiatives in Shinkiari and adjoining areas. “We have started payments to landowners in various Patwar circles in the district,” Yasir Khan, the additional deputy commissioner, told reporters. He said that landowners in 18 Patwar

January 2, 2019 12:00 AM Summary sent for appointment of five additional judges, says CJ PHC

PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth on Tuesday said he had sent a summary to the Judicial Commission of Pakistan for the appointment of five additional judges as there was shortage of judges in the high court. He was talking to reporters during his visit to the Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium as chief guest at the final of Peshawar

January 2, 2019 12:00 AM China to lend Pakistan $2 billion

ISLAMABAD: China has agreed to lend at least $2 billion to Pakistan for helping it boost its dwindling foreign exchange and tanking currency, the Financial Times reported. The report, quoting two senior Pakistan government officials, said the loan is aimed at helping with a weakening fiscal position and high debts. “China’s promise to Pakistan is an indication