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December 9, 2018 5:33 AM Daily Horoscope For Sunday, December 9, 2018

Avoid power struggles with family members today, especially parents, even though you’re super-enthusiastic about vacations, sports or something having to do with children. Easy does it. Scuffles with others that are really power struggles might occur today. This could be because you are enthusiastic about a family situation or something that has to do with real estate 1

December 6, 2018 2:12 PM UN: Pakistan highlights middle-income countries' role in achieving SDGs

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has highlighted middle-income countries' leading role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly those related to poverty, and called for helping them attain long-term debt sustainability and financial inclusion. "Middle-Income countries contribute almost half of the global GDP (Gross Domestic Product), but they are also home to 73% of the world''s

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

November 30, 2018 12:00 AM Jang Economic Session: Change linked to effective strategy, planning

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf should not announce anything which it could not complete in 100 days and it is unfortunate for Pakistan that rulers failed to implement the decisions while country could not afford such approach anymore. Effective strategy and planning was required to bring about a change. These views were expressed by the experts in the Jang Economic 2

November 28, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lankan MPs boycott parliament as crisis drags on

COLOMBO: Allies of Sri Lanka’s embattled President Maithripala Sirisena boycotted parliament on Tuesday as the country drifted into a second month of political turmoil. Sirisena loyalists refused to show up at parliament in Colombo, where last week opposing MPs scuffled and threw objects across the chamber, forcing the legislature to adjourn. The island 1

November 13, 2018 12:00 AM ECC allows Rs36bln financing for circular debt

ISLAMABAD: Government on Monday allowed the ministry of energy to secure around Rs36 billion from a syndicate of banks to defray power sector’s outstanding payments that reawakened the energy woes. Finance Minister Asad Umar took the decision at a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet. “The ECC considered and approved the proposal 2

November 10, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan owes $1.7bln in foreign debt repayments till yearend

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has to cough up $1.7 billion on account of foreign debt repayments till December this year, official data showed on Friday, posing risks to the country’s already shrinking foreign exchange reserves. The data gathered from different ministries showed that the country needs to make debt servicing of more than $1.7 billion in shape of principal 9

November 5, 2018 12:00 AM Justice Isa, Gen Lodhi, Hina Rabbani speak at LSE

LONDON: Justice Qazi Faez Isa has said that judges are servants of the state and accountable to the public because they get salaries from the public kitty and politicians are accountable to the electorates as it’s the voters who decide the fate of politicians seeking public office through votes. The senior Supreme Court judge was addressing a packed 3

October 31, 2018 5:26 PM China, Pakistan attach great importance to PM Imran Khan's visit: Chinese foreign ministry

BEIJING: Both China and Pakistan attach great importance to Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit and Beijing believes the leaders of the two countries will have an in-depth discussion on issues of mutual interest, Chinese foreign ministry said. To question Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said this is Pakistan's Prime Minister first official visit to China 5

October 26, 2018 12:00 AM October FX reserves fall below $8bln for first time in nearly 5yrs

Karachi: Pakistan’s official foreign exchange reserves sharply fell 3.3 percent to $7.825 billion, leaving the country with an alarmingly low level of dollars to pay for less than two months of import bill and debt servicing, although analysts bet on the latest Saudi rescue that would likely to stave off a brewing balance of payment crisis. The reserves 11