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September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Aramco Trading aims for 50pc rise in oil trade volume in 2020

SINGAPORE: Saudi´s Aramco Trading Company (ATC) expects to increase its oil trading volume to 6 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2020, 50 percent higher than current levels, the company´s top official said on Monday. "Currently, we´re at 4 million barrels per day and with expansion I think our target is 6 million barrels per day," President and Chief

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Mani wants more women cricket in country

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani wants more activity for women cricketers in the country. Pakistan, currently ranked seventh in the ICC Women’s Team Rankings, are placed fifth on the ICC Women’s Championship standings, having won four and lost two of their six games so far. They have a series against Australia coming up in Kuala Lumpur

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Russia to give Syria S-300 air defence after accusations against Israel

Russia announced on Monday it will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks against strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria. Last week’s crash, which killed 15 Russian service members, had forced Moscow to take "adequate retaliatory

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM PPP leader opposes anti-govt drive

TIMERGARA: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) central leader and president PPP Punjab Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday said his party won't become part of any anti-government movement. Speaking at a news conference here, he said the PPP did not believe in politics of violent protests. He said no government can perform in mere 100 days and added that the new setup

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM KP seeks net hydel profit as per AGN Kazi formula

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wants the implementation of AGN Kazi formula for net hydel profit and if the demand is met by Council of Common Interests (CCI), electricity consumers will have to pay Rs3-4 per unit as net hydel profit. In this way, the cost of hydro generation will go up close to Rs10 per unit which is the one unit cost of electricity 1

September 23, 2018 5:54 AM Flood alert issued as Punjab likely to hit with heavy rain

A flood alert has been issued on Sunday throughout the country by the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) as Punjab is expected to be hit with heavy thunderstorms today. "Very high flood level is expected from September 23 in River Chenab at Marala and downstream, River Jhelum at Mangla, Rivers Ravi and Sutlej along with associated nullahs of Rivers Chenab 3

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

GENEVA: Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM 29 killed in Iran military parade attack

TEHRAN: Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault. The attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz came as the country marked the anniversary of the start of its 1980-1988 war with Saddam 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Malaysia, Pakistan can enhance joint initiatives: CG

KARACHI: Malaysia and Pakistan through enhanced cooperation and joint initiatives can advance in various social and economic fields, Malaysian Council General Khairul Nazran Abd Rehman said on Saturday. “Bilateral cooperation is not only confined to political and economic spheres, but also in other areas such as education, tourism, defence and technical 1

September 21, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistanis lose $4.5 billion/year in net income on patchy electricity access: WB

KARACHI: Pakistani households lose an immense $4.5 billion or 1.7 percent of GDP in net income every year due to the lack of reliable access to electricity, the World Bank said, underscoring the need of energy sector reforms to address inefficiencies. “This estimate is likely to grossly understate the actual loss, because it does not capture the impact 3