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September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Russia throws doubt on joint lunar space station with US

MOSCOW: Moscow may abandon a project to build a space station in lunar orbit in partnership with U.S. space agency NASA because it does not want a “second fiddle role,” a Russian official said on Saturday. Russia agreed last year to work with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on plans for the moon-orbiting Deep Space Gateway 1

September 20, 2018 5:52 PM Pakistan, Saudi Arabia strike $10 billion deal, claims PTI leader Usman Dar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Deputy Secretary General Usman Dar has claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has struck $10 billion deal with Saudi Arabia. He took to Twitter to make tall claim, saying, “Owing to vigorous policies of PM Imran Khan and his team, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia struck an agreement worth $10 billion 5

September 20, 2018 6:49 AM China's Xi says places 'high premium' on Pakistan ties

BEIJING: China places a "high premium" on its relations with Pakistan and believes a key economic project will be successful, President Xi Jinping told Pakistan´s army chief. General Qamar Javed Bajwa is the most senior Pakistani figure to visit ally China since the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan took office in August, and his trip comes 4

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM Wapda awards Mangla refurbishment contract

LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) on Monday awarded a contract worth Rs1.68 billion for Mangla refurbishment project to a Chinese company. Wapda signed the contract with China CMAC Engineering Company for Package-9 of Mangla refurbishment project, which includes up-gradation of switchyard. Liang Xiaofang, business manager of China 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM China to help upgrade Karachi-Peshawar railway track

BEIJING: China has agreed to undertake work on rehabilitation and up-gradation of Karachi-Lahore Peshawar (ML-1) Railway Track (1,872kms) on fast-track basis. This is an important part of Pakistan-China Economic Corridor. National Railway Administration of China (NRAC) and the Ministry of Railways Pakistan have already done some initial work to this effect 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Bishigram camping pods attract tourists

PESHAWAR: In the hot summers when people in most parts of the country sweat, finding oneself amid forested mountains and freshwater springs is a feeling that becomes nostalgia afterwards. Bishigram Union Council in Swat district has the same environment: the high altitude, forested mountains and freshwater springs. As one travels from Madyan bazaar towards 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM PTF Council includes female duo to promote tennis among women

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) General Council that met in Islamabad Saturday has decided to include two female council members for the uplift of women tennis in the country. The meeting that was chaired by Salim Saifullah Khan, President PTF, has approved names of Maj-Gen Shahida Badshah (retd) and Mrs. Mahwish Chishti as the council members 2

September 15, 2018 7:57 PM Jobs provision to unemployed youth my mission: NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that it is a mission of my life to provide jobs to the unemployed youth of the country. He expressed these views while talking to the Chief Executive of Huawei Company, who called on him at Speaker House Islamabad on Saturday, said a press release. Former Ambassador of People’s Republic of China 4

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM No increase in power, gas tariffs

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday rejected media reports that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government was planning to increase income tax on salaried individuals, saying no such proposal was under consideration. Chaudhry's comments came after newspaper reports that the government was planning to reverse 1

September 12, 2018 4:30 PM Misbah postpones children hospital launch over Kulsoom Nawaz’s demise

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq announced that he was suspending the launch of a children hospital’s project due to the sad demise of former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Begum Kusloom Nawaz, the wife of former premier Nawaz Sharif, died in a London hospital yesterday after protracted illness. She was 68. In a Twitter statement on Wednesday 2