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July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan to tour England ahead of World Cup

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team will tour England ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 for a Twenty20 International and five One-day Internationals (ODI). The World Cup will be played in England from May 30, 2019. The series, scheduled to be played from May 5 to May 19, will provide Pakistan an opportunity to acclimatise ahead of the World Cup. The English

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM FBR launches tax evasion probe against stationery industry

KARACHI: Tax authorities have launched a tax evasion probe against the stationery businesses manufacturing books and pencils by scrutinising their returns after the government restored zero-rating facility for multibillion rupees industry from July 1, officials said on Thursday. The officials said strong lobby of stationery industry convinced the government

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM LSM growth clocks in at 2.76 percent in May

KARACHI: Large scale manufacturing (LSM) grew 2.76 percent in May as compared to the corresponding month a year earlier as retail sector thrived on growing consumer demand, while construction boom kept fuelling steel production, official data showed on Wednesday. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data showed that food, beverages and tobacco production

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM SECP finalises regulatory regime for valuers

ISLAMABAD: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has concluded its efforts to introduce regulatory regime for registration and governance of professional valuers, an announcement said on Tuesday. The professional valuers are individuals or organisations that appraise the value of assets and collaterals provided to banks and financial

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM ACs among 395 officials reshuffled in Punjab

LAHORE: After getting approval from the ECP, the Punjab government has reshuffled 395 officers including assistant commissioners, officers of local government & community development department, tehsildars and naib tehsildars across the province. According to the notification of Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD) Tuesday, as many as 44 ACs and Section

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Nankana upset Lahore by 3-0 in football clash: Lahore Inter-District U-16 Boys C’ship begins

LAHORE: The competitions of Lahore Division Inter-District Under-16 Boys Championship got under way at Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Tuesday. Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti inaugurated the championship at Mini Hockey Stadium Nishtar Park Sports Complex. Muhammad Anees Sheikh and other top officials were also present on this occasion. Sports Board Punjab

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Hasan’s neck muscle sprained

LAHORE: Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali got his neck muscle sprained in his unique way of celebration after taking the wicket. Hasan hobbled off the field in pain during the match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Monday. The Pakistani swinger injured himself after scalping a wicket with a ‘bomb explosion’-type celebration. Ali launched into the celebration

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Panel to discuss BS programme in Islamabad colleges

Islamabad: The Board of Faculty of Social Sciences will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Quaid-i-Azam University to discuss the recommendations for the launch of four-year Bachelor of Studies programme in Islamabad's government college. The public sector graduate and postgraduate colleges of Islamabad Capital Territory have been affiliated with the QAU since

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Rs 4m fine imposed on Pindi food outlets

Rawalpindi: The Food Branch of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) collected 3,896 food samples during last six months of 2018 while fines amounting to Rs4 million were imposed on the rules violators. According to RCB spokesman, various restaurants, hotels and other fast food points were sealed for unhygienic and poor cleanliness conditions. The department

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM 1,223MW power project at Balloki to start operation by end July

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s third RLNG based Independent Power Project of 1223 MW located at Balloki in Kasur district of Punjab is likely to start its commercial operations by end of July 2018, the Private Power and Infrastructure Board ( PPIB ) said on Saturday. PPIB says that after its completion, this project will be 38th Independent Power Project, processed