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December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Qatar says Gulf alliance needs replacing

DOHA: Qatar called Saturday for a new regional alliance following the failure of the four-decade-old Gulf Cooperation Council to resolve an 18-month rift between the emirate and its neighbours. Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the boycott imposed on the emirate by Saudi Arabia and its allies had irreparably damaged the existing

December 15, 2018 12:00 AM Hosting right given to Pakistan

LAHORE: The Indian cricket board has demanded a change in the venue for the 2020 Asia Cup after Asian Cricket Council (ACC) gave the hosting right to Pakistan. The next Asia Cup is scheduled to be played in September 2020, right before the next ICC World Twenty20. Times of India reported that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that there

December 14, 2018 7:40 AM Another $1bn bailout package received from Saudi: SBP

A State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) official on Friday confirmed that a second $1 billion bailout package from Saudi Arabia had been received by Pakistan. SBP Spokesman Abid Qamar, confirming the development, said that the latest package had shored up the central bank's foreign reserves, hitting the $9.4bn mark. The SBP spokesman added that another Saudi

December 13, 2018 5:48 AM Saudi to make biggest foreign investment in Pakistan's history soon: finance minister

Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday said that an incoming investment package from Saudi Arabia promises to be "the biggest foreign investment in Pakistan history". Umar, while addressing an event in Islamabad, said that the package would be announced soon. "The ball is in our court. It is going to the cabinet for approval next week, after which the announcement 5

December 12, 2018 12:58 PM Pakistan exempt from sanctions, says US Embassy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will be exempt from from US sanctions that affect countries blacklist for violation of religious freedom , Geo News reported on Wednesday. Quoting a spokesman fro the US Embassy in Islamabad, the TV channel reported the exemption granted to Pakistan would serve US interest. The spokesperson said other countries that would enjoy exemption

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Talha bags weightlifting gold in Egypt

KARACHI: Pakistan’s promising weightlifter Talha Talib claimed snatch gold in the 67kg competitions of the 5th Senior Solidarity International Weightlifting Championship in Egypt late Monday night. Talha lifted 136kg, also national record in snatch, to secure gold. He also got silver in clean and jerk by lifting 155kg weight, also a new national record 1

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Arabs in talks with US for security pact’

RIYADH: Arab countries are in talks with the United States for a new security agreement to protect the Middle East from "external aggression", Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday. "The aim is to achieve security arrangements in the Middle East that can protect the region from external aggression... and strengthen relations between the United

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM ‘I can’t breathe’ were Khashoggi’s final words

WASHINGTON: Jamal Khashoggi’s final words were "I can’t breathe," CNN said on Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist’s murder. The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, and suggests several phone calls were made to give briefings on the progress

December 10, 2018 8:50 AM Hajj 2019: Saudi Arabia increases Pakistan’s quota by 5,000

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has increased quota of Pakistani pilgrims for 2019 Hajj by five thousand. According to a Spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs, an agreement has been signed in this regard by Minister of Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri and his Saudi counterpart Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten. Under the arrangement, 189,210 pilgrims 5

December 9, 2018 1:28 PM Pakistani expats contribute Rs1 billion for dams fund: SBP

ISLAMABAD: The overseas Pakistanis have so far contributed around Rs.1 billion to 'The Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund', State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) data reveals. According to the SBP, as of December 06, around Rs 8.46 billion have so far been deposited by the local as well as expatriate