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December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Work on policy about Afghan refugees in process

PESHAWAR: A spokesman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government Ajmal Khan Wazir Tuesday said as per the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan work on a comprehensive policy about Afghan refugees was under process. There is no sanction on movement of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, however the criminals’ elements would be dealt with iron hands, he said while addressing

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Appointment of KPEZDMC chief executive challenged in PHC

PESHAWAR: Appointment of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and members of the Board of Directors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KPEZDMC) were on Tuesday challenged in the Peshawar High Court (PHC). Ali Gohar Durrani, a lawyer, filed a writ petition in the high court. He sought an order to declare the appointment

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM DICE Pakistan Fellowship announced

KARACHI: The British Council of Pakistan and School of Leadership are set to launch DICE (Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies) Pakistan Fellowship programme, a statement said on Monday. The launch ceremony took place on Monday. DICE is a multiyear project and would be rolled out in five priority countries; Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Indonesia

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM Snap vote: Armenian PM’s bloc wins polls

YEREVAN: Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has won a landslide victory in snap parliamentary elections, results showed on Monday, cementing his authority months after he swept to power in a peaceful revolution. Pashinyan, a 43-year-old former journalist, has pledged to root out endemic corruption and address widespread poverty in the impoverished

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM DRAP proposes raise in drug prices

KARACHI: The Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP) has recommended an immediate raise in prices of 850 medicines while saying there would be shortage of life saving drugs in the country if the raise in prices is not done. The DRAP has made this recommendation in a report submitted to the Supreme Court which on November 14, 2018 had directed the government

December 5, 2018 12:00 AM 150,000 migrants arrive in Yemen: UN

GENEVA: A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150,000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged country in 2018, the UN said on Tuesday. Yemen remains a major stop on the route for migrants from Africa to wealthy Gulf states, and smugglers are taking advantage of the chaos of the war to evade 3

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM Cold weather forecast for most country

LAHORE: Met officials said continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. They predicted that mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, smoggy conditions are expected at a few places in Gujranwala Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Bahawalpur Divisions. No rainfall was recorded at any city across the country 1

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM SRB’s revenue surges 13pc in Jul-Nov

KARACHI: Sindh Revenue Board’s (SRB) on Monday reported a 13.3 percent year-on-year surge in revenue to Rs35.902 billion during the first five months of the current fiscal year of 2018/19. The SRB collected Rs31.694 billion during the July-November period of the last fiscal year, it said in a statement. In November, the provincial revenue authority collected 2

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan Refinery transfers Shell’s 29pc stake to PSO

KARACHI: Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) on Monday announced the transfer of around 29 percent of its shares held by British Shell to Pakistan State Oil (PSO), more than doubling the total shareholding of the leading state-owned oil marketing firm in the refinery. Total 84 million class-B shares of Shell Petroleum Company Limited, United Kingdom in Pakistan 2

December 2, 2018 12:00 AM Microsoft’s market value overtakes Apple

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp’s stock market value closed above Apple Inc’s for the first time in eight years, as the Windows maker benefited from growth in cloud computing, while Apple was hit by investor concern about iPhone demand, Reuters reported. Shares of Microsoft rose 0.6 percent to end the week at $110.89, putting its market capitalization 1