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June 24, 2018 12:00 AM FO contacts US State Dept over ‘mistreatment’ of Dr Aafia

TEXAS/ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan has contacted the United States State Department over alleged mistreatment of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist, imprisoned in a Texas prison. The State Department, through its spokesperson, confirmed that Pakistani made a contact over alleged mistreatment of Dr Aafia, who is imprisoned at the Federal

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria

WASHINGTON: The Pan American Health Organization on Friday painted a bleak picture of Venezuela’s healthcare system, calling for urgent action to stop the transmission of measles and diphtheria amid an intensifying crisis that has seen an exodus of doctors. The Americas were declared measles-free in 2016, but the viral disease, which causes pneumonia

June 22, 2018 12:00 AM Nepra slaps Rs5mln fine on power producer

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) slapped five million rupees in penalty on a state-owned electricity generation company for a one-day power breakdown in northern areas, a document showed on Thursday. Nepra fined Northern Power Generation Company Limited (Genco-III) on account of its negligence in maintenance of 220-kilovolt 1

June 22, 2018 12:00 AM Illegal toll plaza raided

KARACHI: An allegedly illegal toll plaza working for last ten years at a link road joining National Highway to Superhighway (M 9) in Malir district has been raided by Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE). ACE officials informed The News that during raid, Rs2,83,000 cash along with illegal tickets and receipts were seized. Evidence has been collected and First

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM Textile exports increase to $1.204 billion in May

KARACHI: Textile exports clocked in at $1.204 billion for May, up 28.4 percent year-on-year and 4.8 percent month-on-month, official data showed on Wednesday. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data showed that textile exports amounted to $938 million in May last year and $1.148 billion in April. Analysts attributed a nominal sequential surge in exports 2

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM Stocks take a dive on fears of economic outlook

Stocks fell over one percent on Wednesday as investors worried growing external account weaknesses could add more pressure to the country’s sluggish economic growth, dealers said. They added that a lack of clarity on external account outlook and any major likely inflows under tax amnesty scheme, coupled with pressure on oil in international market, trade 1

June 20, 2018 2:16 PM UN's decision to probe rights abuses in India-held Kashmir affirms Pakistan's stance: Foreign Office

Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the United Nations' recommendation to form an inquiry commission to investigate human rights violations committed by Indian security forces in held Kashmir. Pakistan's permanent representative to UN Farukh Amil said this while speaking at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the organisation's headquarters 1

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Americans own 40 percent of world’s firearms: study

UNITED NATIONS, United States: Americans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world´s firearms, a new study said Monday. There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 percent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement and the military, according to the Small 2

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Kulsoom’s condition: Nawaz, Maryam postpone return to Pakistan

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have delayed their return to Pakistan owing to precarious condition of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Sources said the condition of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was very serious and doctors had decided not to remove her from life support machine. Sources said Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz and Maryam 3

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Levies man among three martyred in Quetta firing

QUETTA: A Levies man along with two others was martyred in Quetta's Sariab area on Friday, the police confirmed. Unknown assailants opened fire on a vehicle carrying the Levies man in the city's Killi Bangulzai vicinity, says a report. According to SHO Khalil Bugti, the Levies man belonged to Sibi whereas the two civilians were residents of Quetta. The bodies 1