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October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Dengue fever outbreak gets intense

Rawalpindi: The dengue fever outbreak that has already hit population in various localities of town is getting more intense as within last one week, well over 100 confirmed cases of the infection have been reported at the three allied hospitals taking the total number of confirmed patients of the infection so far reported at the allied hospitals to over 330. According 1

October 14, 2018 12:00 AM Draghi points to asset repricing

NUSA DUA, Indonesia: European Central Bank policy is working as intended and the biggest risks to the policy outlook are a sharp repricing of assets or a sudden rise in interest rates, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Saturday. He said that specific risks include lingering stability issues in the banking sector or a surprising increase in inflation 7

October 12, 2018 12:00 AM K-Electric crush ASM, Army pip NBP in PPFL

KARACHI: Discarded international Mohammad Rasool’s fine brace enabled holders K-Electric to whip minnows Ashraf Sugar Mills (ASM) 4-0 and rise to the top of the points table of the 12th Pakistan Premier Football League at floodlit Qasim Bagh Stadium in Multan on Wednesday night. Rasool provided K-Electric lead in the 11th minute. The prolific Murtaza

October 10, 2018 12:00 AM IMF sees growth falling at 4pc in FY2019

KARACHI: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees growth to fall at four percent during the current fiscal year of 2018/19 as it says the economy is losing grip on the gains made during the previous years. “Growth in Pakistan is expected to strengthen from 5.4 percent in 2017 to 5.8 percent in 2018… underpinned by improved energy supply, investment

October 5, 2018 12:00 AM Southgate rewarded for World Cup run with new contract

LONDON: Gareth Southgate has been rewarded for guiding England to this year’s World Cup semi-finals with a new contract, the Football Association (FA) announced on Thursday. The 48-year-old’s new deal will see him through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and see his pay rise to a reported £3million ($3.9million) per year.“I am delighted to have the opportunity 1

October 3, 2018 1:42 PM NA passes Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Wednesday passed the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill,2018, rejecting opposition’s amendments with majority vote. The Bill was moved by Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Asad Umer. Opposition member Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah challenged amendments in Clause 2 and demanded head count. Speaker asked the members

October 1, 2018 12:00 AM Three more children succumbed to malnutrition in Tharparkar

THARPARKAR: The toll of children dying for various reasons in Sindh’s Tharparkar region continues to rise as three more children succumbed to malnutrition in the past 24 hours. The Sindh Health Department said the deaths took place at the Civil Hospital, Mithhi. The recent death of three children has taken the death toll in Tharparkar to 50 for this month 2

September 30, 2018 1:48 PM Death toll on the rise as three more children die in Thar

THARPARKAR: The death toll is on an incessant elevation as three more children in Sindh’s Tharparkar region died due to malnutrition in the past 24 hours. According to the Sindh health department, the children breathed their last at Mithi’s Civil Hospital taking the death toll in the impoverished region to around 50 in the month of September and 476 this year. The health 1

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 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 2