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November 14, 2018 1:02 AM Pakistan likely to escape US censure due to Aasia’s release

WASHINGTON: Pakistan may escape a new designation — a serious violator of religious freedom — thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision to release Aasia Bibi, according to diplomatic sources. In January, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended that Pakistan be designated as a “country of concern” because of its alleged 1

November 11, 2018 12:00 AM Taliban to hold talks with US only

MOSCOW: The Taliban on Saturday refused to hold talks with the Afghan government as they are willing to negotiate with the United States. Afghan rivals failed to reach a breakthrough on holding direct peace talks after international talks here on Friday — the latest international push to end the conflict. Russia, which said it had invited representatives 1

November 10, 2018 7:22 AM Shahbaz Sharif's physical remand extended for 14 days

An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday extended the physical remand of Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif until November 24. Sharif was produced before court today for a hearing of the Ashiana-i-Iqbal scandal following the expiration of his transit remand. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested the court to extend by 15 days the physical 2 1

November 10, 2018 12:00 AM Allianz upbeat after profit jumps

Frankfurt: German insurance giant Allianz on Friday confirmed its full-year outlook after a "strong" third quarter boosted by lower claims for natural disasters. Net profit attributable to shareholders at the Munich-based group climbed 24 percent to 1.9 billion billion euros ($2.2 billion) between July and September year-on-year, beating analyst expectations 5

November 10, 2018 12:00 AM Amreli Steels unveils Rs6.5bln investment plan

KARACHI: Amreli Steels Limited on Friday unveiled Rs6.5 billion of investment plan to bring a significant 80 percent increase in reinforcing bar manufacturing. The company’s board approved third phase of expansion plan to set up an additional state-of-the-art rolling mill using pioneering technology at Dhabeji to further expand its rebar manufacturing 3

November 7, 2018 2:17 PM Asia Bibi still in Multan jail one week after acquittal

ISLAMABAD: One week after the Supreme Court ordered her release, Asia Bibi who has spent eight years on death row for blasphemy was still in prison Wednesday, with no immediate prospect of freedom. Thousands of protesters poured onto the streets in protest after Supreme Court judges overturned Asia Bibi´s conviction in blasphemy case. The protesters 8

November 7, 2018 12:00 AM POL sales decline 32 percent in October

KARACHI: Overall petroleum products sales declined 32 percent to 1.65 million tons in October 2018, primarily because of shifting of power generation from furnace oil (FO) to RLNG and coal-based generation resulting in lower demand of FO, as per latest petroleum sales data issued on Tuesday. Analyst Arslan Hanif at Arif Habib Limited said various factors 3

November 6, 2018 4:33 PM Civil society urged to join protest against govt-TLP agreement

KARACHI: Rights activist Jibran Nasir called for a protest on Wednesday against the government’s decision of reaching a controversial agreement with Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in the aftermath of protests held across the country after Asia Bibi’s acquittal. The high court advocate turned to social media to urge members of the civil society to speak 1

November 6, 2018 1:58 AM JUI-S seeks exemplary punishment for Sami’s killers

NOWSHERA: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Sami has demanded of the government and security agencies to trace the killers of Maulana Samiul Haq and award them exemplary punishment. The demand was made during an emergency meeting of the executive committee of JUI-S held in Akora Kahttak here on Monday. The central leaders of JUI-S including Maulana Abdur Rauf Farooqi 3

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 3