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July 12, 2018 12:59 AM Trade gap hits record $37.7bn

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s trade deficit widened to an all-time high of $37.7 billion in the outgoing fiscal year, contributing to the rising current account deficit of the country. The deficit soared almost 16 per cent during the 2017-18, posing a serious challenge for the government to control the menace of rising current account deficit, according to official 4

July 10, 2018 11:14 AM Surveys and polls: who will win Pakistan election 2018?

Pakistan is all set to witness the second consecutive democratic transition of power in General Elections 2018 to be held on July 25. While all the major political parties lay claim to power, surveys and polls conducted by non-government organizations an insight into how people are going to exercise their right to franchise and which political party 4

July 10, 2018 12:00 AM Nawaz welcome will be completely peaceful: Marriyum

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said the Nawaz Sharif welcome at the Lahore Airport on Friday will be completely peaceful, and the PML-N would not provide its opponents with any opportunity to flee the court of people on July 25. Addressing a press conference at the PML-N Model Town Secretariat, she said Nawaz Sharif

July 5, 2018 2:08 AM You can’t win without electables and money: Imran

FOR Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, the key to the Prime Minister House lies in understanding the country’s complex political realities. In a conversation with Dawn during his election campaign in Karachi on Wednesday, Mr Khan said that although he cannot vouch for each of the near 700 national and provincial-level candidates his party 11

June 26, 2018 6:26 PM Survey terms India most dangerous country for women

A recent survey carried out by Thomson Reuters Foundation has mentioned India as the world's most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence. The survey comprising 550 experts on women's issues has cited widespread sexual violence, retrograde cultural practices, and trafficking, as the reasons behind India becoming the world's

June 24, 2018 2:04 AM PML-N finalises most candidates for Punjab

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has at last finalised around 80 per cent of its National Assembly candidates for 112 out of the total 141 NA seats in Punjab. Similarly, the party’s parliamentary board has made a decision about 65pc of Punjab Assembly seats by selecting 192 candidates for the 297-member house. Former prime minister Nawaz

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM FBR says ‘bulk of declarations’ under tax amnesty received from Dubai

KARACHI: Dubai is the offshore destination of choice for Pakistanis to park untaxed money as bulk of funds against declaration of foreign assets under the amnesty scheme were received from the Emirates, a top tax official said on Saturday. “We will disclose more details regarding declarations of foreign assets on June 30,” Tariq Mahmood Pasha, chairman 1

June 15, 2018 2:03 AM Imran to run for Karachi’s NA-243 seat

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s parliamentary board on Thursday awarded tickets to candidates from Sindh for the National Assembly, besides officially announcing that PTI chairman Imran Khan would be contesting the election from NA-243 (Karachi East). The party had previously announced 24 candidates from Sindh and withheld the announcement 4

June 13, 2018 12:00 AM Railways plans to upgrade 30 railway stations

Islamabad: Ministry of Railways was planning to upgrade and renovate another 30 railway stations situated across the country aiming to improve the outlook and modernise passengers amenities. In this regard, Pakistan Railways had already submitted PC-I for upgradation and renovation of railway stations, an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP. Giving 5

May 31, 2018 12:00 AM Shahbaz to be next PM: The Economist

LAHORE: The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its new Country Report for Pakistan expects PML-N will return to power while risks to political stability will remain high in the run-up to the elections. The EIU is the research division The Economist newspaper’s sister company. The report says: “We expect the PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz) to be reelected 3