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July 18, 2018 12:00 AM FPCCI’s achievement awards on 20th

Karachi: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) will hold its 6th FPCCI Achievement Awards Ceremony to recognise the services of organisations in different sectors on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Governor House. President Mamnoon Hussain will be the chief guest as the awards ceremony and will distribute awards to the recipients

July 13, 2018 12:00 AM Bank of Korea holds rates

SEOUL: South Korea´s central bank held its base rate steady on Thursday, as expected, but one board member´s dissenting vote may have raised the odds of a rate hike in coming months as major peers tighten monetary policy. A downturn in South Korea´s labour market and feeble price growth have added to policymakers´ concerns over the extent of recovery 4

July 3, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Obstacles in SMEs bank’s financing’

KARACHI: Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Banking, Credit and Finance, represented the FPCCI at the 70th year’s celebration of the State Bank of Pakistan. The session was attended by Tariq Bajwa, Governor State Bank, Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Dr Ishrat Hussain, Yasin Anwar and Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, former SBP Governors 2

July 2, 2018 1:35 PM Pakistan Navy ship visits Jordan to strengthen defence ties

Islamabad, 02 July 18: Pakistan Navy Ship ASLAT visited Aqaba, Jordan as part of overseas deployment to Mediterranean & European countries. PNS ASLAT Port Call to Aqaba was aimed to strengthen friendly ties and defence cooperation between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Kingdom of Jordan. During ship's port call to Aqaba, professional and social interactions 8

July 2, 2018 12:00 AM Tax amnesty date extended due to public demand: Shamshad

KARACHI: The caretaker Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar said the extension of the date to avail amnesty scheme is due to the rising demand from the public who want to file their undeclared foreign and domestic assets. “The economy is expected to benefit from the amnesty scheme. It will bring in macroeconomic and fiscal stability in the economy,” Akhtar 2

July 2, 2018 12:00 AM Suicide bombing wounds 19 in Iraq

KIRKUK, Iraq: A suicide bombing on Sunday targeting a warehouse in Kirkuk where ballot boxes from Iraq’s May elections were stored wounded 19 people, days before a vote recount, a security source said. "Nine policemen, six members of a counter-terrorist unit and four civilians were wounded when a car bomb driven by a suicide bomber exploded at the main gate of the warehouse

June 30, 2018 12:00 AM NAB has no political agenda: chairman

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Friday maintained that it has no political agenda and is working under the law of the land that empowers him to investigate the cases on merit. He has already stated that there will be no injustice done with anyone, but those who involved in corruption and corrupt 2

June 30, 2018 12:00 AM Iran summons Pakistan ambassador over terror attack

TEHRAN: Iran summoned the Pakistani ambassador to Tehran over a recent terrorist attack on Iranian border guards which claimed the lives of three and injured eight others, Iranian news agency reported Thursday. Iran's protest against the terrorist attack was conveyed to Pakistan Ambassador Asif Ali Khan Durrani, Sistan and Baluchistan Province deputy

June 29, 2018 12:00 AM PPP relying on notable families in southern Punjab

MULTAN/LAHORE: The PPP on Thursday released the first list of its candidates from southern Punjab, as the party issued tickets for 29 National Assembly and 58 Punjab Assembly seats. Multan Division: NA-152 Pir Haider Zaman Qureshi, NA-154 Syed Abdul Qadir Gillani, NA-157 Syed Ali Musa Gillani, NA-158 Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, NA-160 Liaqat Ali Khan, NA-163 Natasha 1

June 29, 2018 12:00 AM Iran says Saudi plan to boost oil output ridicules OPEC

LONDON: Iran criticised Saudi Arabia´s plan to raise oil output and pressure from the United States on Riyadh do so, saying this was in breach of OPEC´s decision last week and belittled the producer group. OPEC and a group of non-OPEC countries agreed on Saturday that they would return to 100 percent compliance with previously agreed oil output cuts, after 3