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August 13, 2017 1:43 AM Nawaz, Imran two sides of same coin: Bilawal

CHINIOT - Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI chief Imran Khan were two sides of the same coin and that neither of the two had the capability to solve Pakistan's problems. Addressing a public rally in Chiniot, Bilawal said that every PPP government had undertaken development 2

August 8, 2017 1:50 AM Raksha Bandhan 2017: Here is how politicians celebrated Rakhi, take a look

Raksha Bandhan 2017: Several political leaders celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with common people. From newly elected President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union ministers to chief ministers of various states, politicians celebrated Rakhi with zeal and vigour. While it has become an annual affair for the widows of Vrindavan 21

August 5, 2017 2:26 PM Petrol gets cheaper by Rs1.80 and diesel by Rs2.50 per litre

ISLAMABAD: The government decided on Saturday to pass only a partial price relief on to consumers of petrol and diesel, in line with the previous policy. Despite a change at the helm of affairs, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi continued the policy of former premier Nawaz Sharif and approved only half of the price reduction proposed by the regulator 2

July 30, 2017 1:52 AM Govt, FMPAC resolve fertiliser subsidy issues

ISLAMABAD - A meeting between government officials and Fertilizer Manufacturers of Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) was held at Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad to resolve long outstanding payment issue of subsidy claims of the fertilizer industry. The meeting held on the directions of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was chaired by Fawad Hassan 10

July 29, 2017 11:47 PM PM office directs food ministry to settle fertiliser subsidy claims

ISLAMABAD: Prime minister’s office has directed the ministry of national food security and research to immediately disburse Rs20 billion in pending subsidy claims to the fertiliser makers and no more wait for verification from the provincial authorities, a statement said on Saturday. The decision was made at a meeting between Fawad Hassan Fawad, secretary

July 27, 2017 3:38 AM Disbursement of agricultural credit exceeds target, stands at Rs704.5b

KARACHI: Surpassing the target, banks disbursed agricultural credit of Rs704.5 billion in fiscal year 2016-17 (FY17), up 17.8% compared to last year’s disbursement of Rs598.3 billion, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The Agricultural Credit Advisory Committee (ACAC) had set the target of Rs700 billion for FY17. Moreover 3

July 27, 2017 12:00 AM Farm credit rises 17.8 percent to Rs704.5 billion in FY17

KARACHI: Bank credit to agriculture sector rose 17.8 percent during the last fiscal year of 2016-17 due to targeted measures of the central bank to boost lending to farmers, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Wednesday. Banks extended Rs704.5 billion worth of agriculture loans in FY17, compared with Rs598.3 billion in the preceding year. The SBP said banks 2

July 25, 2017 9:22 AM President Kovind tweets his first national address

NEW DELHI: Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday tweeted sections of his first address after taking over as President. He said he is "honoured to be sworn in as the 14th President of India". Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an early Twitter adopter and one with a mind boggling 32 million followers, congratulated President Kovind in person and of course, on Twitter 2

July 25, 2017 1:56 AM US supports Pakistani mango farmers’ access to new markets

Islamabad - The United States government is supporting increased access for Pakistani mango farmers to new markets, a US embassy statement said yesterday. At the US Agency for International Development’s “Mango Gala” here, USAID Mission Director Jerry Bisson and Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Dr Yusuf Zafar paved the way for 13 mango 5

July 14, 2017 10:57 AM Muslim family assaulted, robbed on board train in India

A family of Muslims were brutally attacked and robbed on Wednesday in the Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh, India while on-board a train, The Hindu reported. According to a member of the family, Shakir, the men identified the family as Muslim after they noticed veil-clad women accompanying them on the Shikohabad-Kasgang passenger train, The Hindu reported 8