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December 14, 2017 12:00 AM Ex-minister says Fata alliance being misused

BARA: A former federal minister and leader of the Fata Grand Alliance Hameedullah Jan Afridi said on Wednesday that some tribal Maliks were using the name of the alliance for their personal gains and advised them to stop misguiding tribespeople. Talking to reporters, Hameedullah Jan said all tribal people appreciated the government for announcing abolition 1

December 12, 2017 12:00 AM ECO urges members to boost regional trade volume, connectivity

ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Organisation (ECO) Secretary General Halil Ibrahim Akca on Monday called upon the ECO member states to increase their joint efforts for increasing the intra-regional trade by twofold. “ECO Vision 2025 has stipulated to double the intra-regional trade for which we need to at least re-double the efforts,” he said, while 3

December 11, 2017 12:00 AM Expats to have bank account in Pakistan

DUBAI: Pakistan’s money monitoring authority State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has clearly vowed to make mandatory for Pakistanis living abroad to open bank accounts back home to transfer money legally. It is expected that the move would be helpful to curb illegal transfer of money and frauds. Executive Director State Bank of Pakistan Syed Irfan Ali was speaking 5

December 7, 2017 12:00 AM Islamic banks post 44.26pc rise in Q3 gross earnings

Islamic banks post 44.26pc rise in Q3 gross earnings KARACHI: The Islamic banking industry posted a 44.26 percent increase in third quarter gross profit, the central bank’s data showed on Wednesday, mostly on the back of higher financing to various sectors of the economy. The total of 21 Islamic banking institutions of those five full-fledged Shariah-compliant 2

December 3, 2017 12:00 AM 3rd China Agro Chemical Pakistan summit tomorrow

3rd China Agro Chemical Pakistan summit tomorrow LAHORE:Third CAC (China Agro Chemical) Pakistan Summit will be opened at Lahore Expo Center on December 4 (tomorrow). LCCI president Malik Tahir Javaid, Senior Vice President Khawaja Khawar Rasheed, Vice President Zeshan Khalil, Executive Committee Members, former office-bearers and businessmen from China 1

November 29, 2017 12:00 AM Switzerland keen to improve economic ties

Switzerland keen to improve economic ties KARACHI: Switzerland will take all possible measures to improve economic ties with Pakistan, an envoy said on Tuesday. “No foreign companies can ignore a biggest market like Pakistan,” Ambassador-designate of Switzerland to Pakistan Thomas Kolly said in a meeting with Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair. Kolly said Swiss 1

November 15, 2017 12:00 AM Chinese traders visit LCCI

LAHORE: Pakistan and China are excellent neighbours and have emerged as exemplary trading partners. LCCI acting president Zeeshan Khalil stated this, while talking to a high-powered Chinese delegation, led by Song, at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), a statement said on Tuesday. The LCCI will extend all kinds of support and cooperation 11

November 11, 2017 12:00 AM PDWP KP approves 17 uplift projects

PESHAWAR: The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Friday approved 17 projects with an estimated cost of Rs.26591.638 million. The forum considered 19 projects pertaining to different sectors, including Population Welfare, Transport, Local Government, Sports Archaeology, Elementary and Secondary Education and Higher Education Sectors, for the uplift 14

November 2, 2017 12:15 AM Punjab in a hurry to formulate smog policy, but lacks air quality monitoring equipment

* Member says Environment Protection Council not given enough time to review policy draft and give suggestions Lahore: The provincial government of the Punjab has prepared a policy to deal with the recurring problem of smog at this time of the year. The draft for the Policy on Controlling Smog 2017 has been prepared in consultation with the Environmental 5

October 31, 2017 5:49 PM Quashing rumours, Ahsan Iqbal says elections in August next year

KARACHI: The government will complete its tenure on June 4 and general elections will be held in August next year, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal asserted on Tuesday. Addressing the book launching ceremony of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shah Mehmood Shah at Arts Council, the minister denied any differences between the government and other 14