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May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Oil imports climb 30.4pc in 10 months

KARACHI: Imports of petroleum products soared 30.4 percent to $11.44 billion in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year of 2017/18 as oil prices continued to post recovery from the 2014’s lows, official data showed on Monday. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data showed that imports of petroleum products increased from $8.78 billion in the corresponding

May 18, 2018 12:00 AM Rural uplift must to meet 70pc targets under SDGs: experts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan would have to ensure rural development for achieving 70 percent targets under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) out of total 230 indicators and this transformation would also reduce burden on its urban centers, researchers said on Thursday. unanimous that improvement of agrarian societies was critical for a strong national economy 1

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM Provincial budget 2018/19: Sindh earmarks Rs252bln for development schemes

KARACHI: Sindh government on Thursday allocated Rs252 billion under annual development program (ADP) for the next fiscal year of 2018/19, up a marginal 3.28 percent over the last year’s budget. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, unveiling the last budget of the provincial government’s tenure, said 80 percent of the next fiscal year’s ADP or Rs202 billion 3

May 10, 2018 12:00 AM Poultry exhibition in July

KARACHI: Pakistan Poultry, Dairy and Livestock Exhibition will be held from July 20 to 22 in Karachi with the support of all stakeholders, including public and private sectors. In this regard, a joint press conference was held at a local hotel on Wednesday evening, consisting of Sindh Board of Investment, dairy and poultry associations and Small and Medium 2

May 5, 2018 12:00 AM Girl studentof Faisalabad university goes missing

FAISALABAD: A girl student of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad went missing when she left for home after attending classes in the university. In an application to Civil Lines police, Lal Kirshan said that his sister Basanti, who was doing Masters in Zoology, left for home from the university on April 29, but did not reach the home. He said that he tried 3

April 30, 2018 12:00 AM Growers asked to complete cotton cultivation till end of May

FAISALABAD: Agriculture experts have advised growers to complete the cultivation of cotton by the end of May for getting bumper yield.A spokesman for the Agriculture Department said here on Sunday that although the best time for cotton cultivation was before mid of May, however, farmers could complete cultivation before end of May. He said that farmers 6

April 28, 2018 1:59 AM Infrastructure, youth plans and energy to be in PSDP focus

ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday unveiled the highest-ever Public Sector Development Prog­ramme (PSDP) of Rs2.04 trillion for the next financial year with major emphasis on infrastructure, energy, railways, water, youth initiatives and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Out of the total allocation, Rs1.03tr is the federal PSDP, while 13

April 25, 2018 12:00 AM Army, WAPDA, HEC continue winning streak

KARACHI: Army, WAPDA and Higher Education Commission (HEC) extended their winning streak when they recorded their second successive wins on the second day of the National Handball Championship at the Agriculture University, Faisalabad, on Tuesday. Army beat Police 55-14, WAPDA routed Punjab 49-15 and HEC overwhelmed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 32-7 to maintain 9

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM Govt doubles subsidy on DAP fertilizer

MULTAN: The Punjab government has doubled the subsidy to farmers over DAP. Punjab Secretary Agriculture Muhammad Mehmood said the subsidy would also be given to all phosphoric Urea. He said the government was taking steps to increase production as per demand of the country and the GST was not being charged over the DAP to control its prices. The subsidy 4

April 13, 2018 12:00 AM Ex-Chinese official admits taking 170m yuan in bribes

BEIJING: A former senior official in China admitted on Thursday to taking bribes of more than 170 million yuan ($27 million), state media said, the latest casualty ofPresident Xi Jinping´s unrelenting war on graft. Sun Zhengcai, 54, was abruptly removed in July from his post as Communist Party chief of southwestern Chongqing, one of China´s most important 1