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December 4, 2018 12:00 AM Emotional, behavioural problems reported among schoolchildren

Islamabad: An estimated 10 to 20 per cent of young people may have mental or emotional disorder warranting treatment at any one time worldwide and 32 per cent of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 14 and many psychiatric disorders have an onset during childhood and adolescence, and so impair education and vocational choices while higher prevalence 2

November 24, 2018 1:20 AM Defence, current expenditures skyrocket

ISLAMABAD: The country’s defence and current expenditures surged significantly while development spending dropped drastically in the first quarter of the current financial year as consolidated fiscal deficit widened to 1.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). According to fiscal operations data released by the Ministry of Finance on Friday, the total 3

November 21, 2018 5:50 PM Two killed in roadside IED blast in Bajaur

At least two people were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near a vehicle in Bajaur tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday evening, a district official said. An improvised explosive device (IED) planted along the road by unidentified miscreants went off as the vehicle passed through the Charmang area of Bajaur's Nawagai tehsil, an official 10 1

November 14, 2018 1:02 AM Over 22m children out of school in Pakistan: HRW report

KARACHI/LAHORE: Nearly 22.5 million children in Pakistan are out of school, the majority of them girls, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report released on Tuesday. The report revealed that 32 per cent of primary school age girls were out of school in the country, compared with 21pc boys. By ninth grade, it added, only 13pc of girls were still 3

November 10, 2018 6:30 PM Video exposes rift between Punjab governor, CM?

LAHORE: A viral video of a meeting between PTI leader Jehangir Khan Tareen and PML-Q leader has raised questions about a potential rift between Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Governor Chaudhry Sarwar in Punjab. The video, which surfaced on Saturday, shows a meeting between Tareen, Punjab Minister for Mines and Minerals Hafiz Ammar Yasir, and PML-Q leaders 6

November 6, 2018 1:56 AM Oil industry wants forex exposure impact part of pricing

ISLAMABAD: The oil industry is seeking to include the impact of its foreign exchange exposure in the pricing of petroleum products in view of rising consumption, increased reliance on imports and abrupt currency fluctuations. This is part of the new downstream petroleum policy 2018 which is currently being firmed up. At a meeting last week, the industry 8

October 31, 2018 12:56 PM Police constable sentenced to death for sexually abusing children in Quetta

A sessions court in Quetta on Wednesday sentenced a police constable to death on charges of sexual abuse of children. The convict, Tayyab Raza Kazmi, was arrested by police for sexually abusing three children in Police Lines area of Quetta. Cases were registered against him in 2015, police said. According to the judgement announced by Additional Sessions 16 1

October 29, 2018 12:18 PM Index surges another 2.2pc on the back of Saudi bailout package

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) saw last week's heady optimism spill over into the new week, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index surging 897 points (2.21 per cent) to close above the 41,000 barrier at 41,454. The day's lowest point for the index remained at its opening level of 40,556, and it marked a high just slightly above the day's close at 41,514. "Today's 5

October 27, 2018 12:00 AM Amazon now world’s third most-valuable company

Amazon's shares took an unexpected down-turn, this week - seeing them overtaken by rival Microsoft as the world's second most-valuable company. The online retailer was superseded late on Thursday evening, despite third quarter revenues increasing 29 per cent to $56.6bn (£44.2bn). Although impressive, the epic sum was way below market predictions. Specifically 8

October 26, 2018 12:00 AM Fawad believes Nawaz would be arrested

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that no one would be given “NRO” has triggered a debate and it is being asked who is seeking an NRO and who can sanction it. This was stated by Shahzeb Khanzada in his Geo News programme — Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath. He said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had claimed in Geo News programme Capital 10