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December 5, 2018 4:09 PM Pakistan should pursue clean energy instead of relying on coal, report suggests

Cash-strapped Pakistan should pursue clean energy instead of relying on coal, nuclear and hydroelectric power, according to a report released on Wednesday urging the country's policymakers to rethink plans for building more coal-fired plants. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Ohio, said coal-fired power, one of the central pillars 2

December 3, 2018 12:00 AM All about ‘The Donkey King’ — biggest-ever box office hit

The Donkey King, the first-ever animated movie by Geo Films and Talisman Animation Studios, was released countrywide on October 13. The movie has been produced with utmost expertise for children in Pakistan and those blessed with a childlike heart. It has proved to be great entertaining flick for people of all age groups. Earlier, it was an impression 4

November 16, 2018 12:00 AM Rosmah hit with new graft charges

KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of Malaysia’s toppled ex-leader was hit with two new corruption charges on Thursday for allegedly accepting bribes worth 189 million ringgit ($45 million) to help a firm secure a government solar power contract. Rosmah Mansor -- widely reviled in Malaysia due to her penchant for lavish overseas shopping sprees -- has already been charged 2

November 14, 2018 7:16 PM Pakistan risks foreign investment with threat to reopen LNG deals

Pakistan risks scaring off investment from global energy giants eyeing one of Asia’s fastest-growing energy markets if it pursues renegotiation of contracts for two liquefied natural gas terminals, an architect of its energy policy said. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who ended a nine-month stint as premier in late May, championed a vast LNG infrastructure to ease energy 3

November 11, 2018 12:00 AM NAB code of conduct: Officials barred from revealing info about under probe matters

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) code of conduct bars its officials from revealing information about the matters under investigation without information. The recent series of interviews of the Lahore NAB Director General Saleem Shahzad on a single day to different private news channels triggers new controversy and serious questions 3

November 9, 2018 12:00 AM Export industry in tatters as PTI govt takes big U-turn

ISLAMABAD: The government has taken a big U-turn as it has betrayed the export industry by refusing to provide the RLNG of 189 mmcfd to export industry at subsidized rate of $6.51 per MMBTU putting the industry in tatters. Increasing the exports of the country by bringing down the cost of doing business was the corner of the economic policies of the incumbent 2

November 7, 2018 7:24 AM SC indicts MNA Aamir Liaquat for contempt of court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday indicted televangelist and MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain for committing contempt of court on a television programme. The apex court rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader's unconditional apology and indicted him under Article 204 of the Constitution. According to the charges against Hussain, he had on March 9, 2017 violated 16 1

October 30, 2018 12:10 PM Denial of Kashmiris' right to self determination a telling example of India s impunity: Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan Monday highlighted at the United Nations India''s persistent human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, saying New Delhi''s denial of the UN-pledged right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people was a "telling example" of its impunity. "When they demand this right, the people of Jammu and Kashmir are met with repression 12

October 24, 2018 12:00 AM Emirates announces special fares

KARACHI: Emirates has announced its latest sale on Tuesday, offering Pakistani customers special deals on Economy and Business classes return flights to some of its most popular US destinations, a statement said. Customers have to book by November 5, 2018, for travel between October 25, 2018 and March 31, 2019, it added. Passengers can enjoy competitive 9

October 15, 2018 3:17 PM Pakistan confronting discrimination at int'l level in nuclear field: Shireen Mazari

ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari has said that Pakistan had been confronting discrimination at international level in the nuclear field. She was chairing the first session on the Future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime at the International Conference on “Global Non-Proliferation Regime: Challenges and Response” organized by the Strategic 4