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October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Better Pak-Australian cooperation in heritage, museology sought

Islamabad: Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson acknowledged good and friendly relations existing between her country and Pakistan and sought better bilateral cooperation in the fields of heritage, museology, art, and literature. She called on secretary of the National History and Literary Heritage Division Aamir Hasan along with first

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Vehicles registration barred without driving licence

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered the excise and taxation department to stop registration of vehicles to applicants having no driving licence. Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi also summoned secretary excise department for Friday (today) to assist the court on implementation of the restriction. Hearing a petition moved by civil society member

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM UAE to play Australia in one-off T20

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will take on Australia in a one-off Twenty20 International in Abu Dhabi on Monday, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday. The contest, which has been granted official status by the ICC, will serve as a warm-up for the visiting Australians ahead of their three-match T20 series against Pakistan which begins

October 17, 2018 7:03 AM Saudi Arabia agrees to abolish Umrah tax on PM Imran Khan's request

ISLAMABAD: The Saudi government has agreed to waive 2,000 riyals tax imposed on Pakistanis performing Umrah every year on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to a media report, the PM, during his visit to the Kingdom, had requested Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud to abolish the fee. The development was shared by the Religious

October 16, 2018 3:46 PM Overseas ministry plans to introduce e-governance to facilitate expats

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) is all set to launch paperless culture in the ministry to ensure speedy communication among its attached departments. This was decided in a meeting chaired by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on OP&HRD Syed Zulifqar Bukhari, said spokesperson of the Ministry on Tuesday

October 16, 2018 12:00 AM FBR seeks govt employees’ details

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) asked all the government departments to provide it with a list of officers in grade-17 and above to enforce mandatory requirement of income tax returns filings by them, sources said on Monday. The sources in Regional Tax Office Karachi said the matter of non-compliance of returns filing by the government servants

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM International Day for Rural Women: Punjab CM praises rural women’s role in growth

LAHORE : Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in his message on the International Day of Protection of Rights of Rural Women said that rural women of Pakistan are very hard-working. He said that role of these women in the development of rural economy is appreciable. The rural women work side by side with men in the agricultural economy as they help men in every 1

October 13, 2018 12:00 AM Seven killed in Muzaffargarh accident

MUZAFFARGARH: At least seven passengers were killed and 19 others sustained injuries as two vans collided with each other near Muhammad Musa Shrine, Mahmood Kot road, about 14 kilometre away from here. According to Rescue-1122 sources, two passenger vans collided while one of them was overtaking near Muhammad Musa Shrine in the limits of Sadar police 3

October 11, 2018 12:12 PM NADRA website crashed as PM's Naya Pakistan Housing Program gets overwhelming response

ISLAMABAD: A huge demand for registration form for the newly launched Naya Pakistan Housing Program Thursday crashed website of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), but was restored after it got an overwhelming response from 0.2 million users from 174 countries. According to Nadra spokesman, the website experienced around 10,000 hits a second

October 9, 2018 9:58 PM Nasir Durrani resigns as head of Punjab Police Reforms Commission

LAHORE: Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IGP Nasir Khan Durrani has resigned as head of Punjab Committee on Police Reforms and Implementation. The transfer was, however, suspended by the Election Commission of Pakistan, calling it a violation of code of conduct ahead of by-elections. According to sources, Nasir Khan Durrani, who was appointed chairman of the powerful 1