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September 20, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab to install 1,000 solar powered drip irrigation systems in 100 days

LAHORE: The Punjab Agriculture Department will install 1,000 solar systems for operating drip irrigation system within 100 days. Spokesman of Agriculture Department said: “It is a fact that our country is facing water shortage. To arrest the trend of shortage of water resources, new techniques are being explored on how to save water and use it optimally 5

September 18, 2018 3:17 PM Top court decides to club all cases of school fee hike

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, while issuing notices to private schools, clubbed all pending cases challenging fee hike by private educational institutions. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday decided to club all pending case before the High Courts of the country and top court. Declaring the case maintainable, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib 6

September 17, 2018 12:39 PM 10-20pc increase in gas prices for majority, 143pc increase for 'upper class'

Following a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Monday, Minister of Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan broke down the increase in gas prices across the country for media personnel. Flanked by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Khan explained that the government had categorised gas consumers into seven slabs instead of the pre-existing 2

September 17, 2018 1:26 AM Govt plans new slab for poor gas consumers

ISLAMABAD: Amid poli­tical pressure, the government is likely to create a new slab for poor domestic consumers with minimal impact of proposed 46 per cent increase in gas tariff. The Economic Coordina­tion Committee (ECC) of the cabinet will meet on Monday (today) to consider the consequences of creating four domestic slabs from the existing three 3

September 12, 2018 1:07 AM No waiver to India for Iranian oil, Chabahar port: US

WASHINGTON: A senior US official has said that Washington is not offering waiver to any country from curbs on commercial deals with Iran and so far, the restriction applies to India as well, which is a major importer of oil from Iran. Alice G. Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, said in a conference call with journalists

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Efforts on to promote tourism

Islamabad: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) can work with airlines as a stakeholder to work on a helipad for not only to attract but also increase number of tourists. "In fact our basic objective is to promote tourism at national and international level and for this purpose PTDC could work as stakeholder with airlines," an official of PTDC told APP here on Monday

September 3, 2018 4:55 AM SHC bars private schools from raising tuition fee by more than 5%

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday ruled against private schools and barred them from increasing tuition fee by more than five percent. A three-judge larger bench of the SHC comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Ashraf Jehan announced their verdict which was earlier reserved in June. An increase of more than five per cent in the tuition

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Ronaldo close to buying Spanish club

MADRID: World Cup winner Ronaldo has reached a deal to buy 51 per cent of La Liga club Valladolid a regional daily reported on Saturday, citing “sources close to the operation.” El Norte de Castilla, which is based in Valladolid said Ronaldo was paying 30 million euros ($34.8 million) and would complete the deal next week. “The Brazilian star reached

August 31, 2018 12:00 AM NAVTTC reserves 30 per cent quota for imparting skills to females

Islamabad: National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) has reserved 30 per cent quota for enrolment of females in skill development programme, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood told Senate. Answering the question of Senator Faisal Javed, he said females are being imparted various skill development

August 30, 2018 1:00 PM Sheikh Rasheed announces free travel for senior citizens in railways

ISLAMABAD: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has announced free travel service for senior citizens aged 75 years and above in the railways. Talking to media here Thursday, Sheikh Rasheed said railways is a service for 200 million people of Pakistan and senior citizens aged 75 and above can avail this service totally free. He said the entire railways is being