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September 24, 2018 4:52 AM Overseas Pakistanis in Dubai raise $0.74m for dams fund

DUBAI: Responding to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for fund raising to build mega dams, Pakistanis expats in Dubai have raised $743,000 in a gathering also attended by Senator Faisal Javed Khan. Mumtaz Muslim, President & Owner Of Dreshak Group and a close friend of PM Khan in UAE, said, “Interactive & fundraiser with @FaisalJavedKhan at my house

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM Civil-military leadership on same page, says minister

KOHAT: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi on Sunday said the civil and military leadership of the country were on the same page. Talking to reporters during his visit to native Kohat, he said that Pakistan wanted to have cordial relations with its neighbours and its desire for peace in the region should not be construed as its weakness 1

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM PPP leader opposes anti-govt drive

TIMERGARA: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) central leader and president PPP Punjab Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday said his party won't become part of any anti-government movement. Speaking at a news conference here, he said the PPP did not believe in politics of violent protests. He said no government can perform in mere 100 days and added that the new setup

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM KP seeks net hydel profit as per AGN Kazi formula

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wants the implementation of AGN Kazi formula for net hydel profit and if the demand is met by Council of Common Interests (CCI), electricity consumers will have to pay Rs3-4 per unit as net hydel profit. In this way, the cost of hydro generation will go up close to Rs10 per unit which is the one unit cost of electricity 1

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi Arabia stood by Pakistan through thick and thin: envoy

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to choose Saudi Arabia as the destination of his first official visit abroad confirmed that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan considered the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the first country in the list of its strategic allies. “This visit 1

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM AIPS-Asia Youth Reporting Workshop from November 4

KARACHI: Karachi is to host the first ever AIPS-Asia Youth Reporting Workshop from November 4 to 9 in which young journalists from more than 15 Asian countries will participate. This was stated by Patron of Sports Journalists Association Sindh (SJAS) and former Sports Minister Junaid Ali Shah at a press conference along with president and secretary of SJAS, Tariq

September 23, 2018 9:43 PM FM Qureshi says cancellation of agreed meeting by India is beyond comprehension

WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday said that cancellation of agreed meeting by India is beyond comprehension, adding that Indian external affairs ministry gave dismal response to Pakistan's dialogue offer. Addressing a press conference in Washington, Foreign Minister said that he wanted to meet his Indian counterpart to improve

September 23, 2018 5:54 AM Flood alert issued as Punjab likely to hit with heavy rain

A flood alert has been issued on Sunday throughout the country by the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) as Punjab is expected to be hit with heavy thunderstorms today. "Very high flood level is expected from September 23 in River Chenab at Marala and downstream, River Jhelum at Mangla, Rivers Ravi and Sutlej along with associated nullahs of Rivers Chenab 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Nigerian oil unions threaten strike

ABUJA: Nigeria´s two main oil unions have prepared their members for possible nationwide industrial action over a staffing dispute with Chevron, they said on Saturday. Nigeria, an OPEC member, is Africa´s largest oil producer and crude sales make up around two-thirds of government revenues in West Africa´s largest economy. The dilapidated state of its refineries 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM US taps Lerrick as IMF acting executive director

WASHINGTON: U.S. Treasury official Adam Lerrick has been tapped by the Trump administration to serve as the country’s acting executive director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing a source. Lerrick, who is a counselor for international affairs, will be temporarily appointed U.S. executive director 1