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October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Cotton arrival shows 0.74pc increase

MULTAN: Seed cotton (Phutti) equivalent to over 6,044,194 bales of cotton has reached ginneries across Pakistan as of October 15, showing an increase of 0.74 per cent as compared to the corresponding period last year when ginneries received 5,984,486 bales. According to the fortnightly report of PCGA issued here on Thursday, ginneries in the Punjab recorded

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM ECP notifies returned candidates in by-polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday notified names of the returned candidates in the recent bye-election, holding back names of 13 for their inability to submit details of their poll expenses. The ECP issued notification of winning candidates of seven National Assembly constituencies and 15 provincial assemblies. Those whose

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Money laundering case against Zardari, Faryal adjourned

KARACHI: The money laundering case against former president and sitting Co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari, his sister and PPP leader Faryal Talpur, Hussain Lawai, Anwar Majeed and others, was adjourned to November 13, as the judge of the special banking court was on a three day leave to Islamabad. All the accused including

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM National Karate title goes to Wapda

LAHORE: Wapda won the 26th National Karate Championship that concluded at Quetta’s Ayub National Stadium (PSB Coaching Centre) on Sunday. Teams from all the affiliated units of Pakistan Karate Federation - Wapda, Army, Police, Railways, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, KP and Islamabad participated in the championship. In 26th National Men’s Karate Championship

October 14, 2018 11:48 AM By-election: Low voter turnout being witnessed across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: As voting opened on 35 national and provincial seats, a low voter turnout is being witnessed in most of the constituencies. According to reports reaching here, turnout has been anything but satisfactory so far but this may pick the pace after mid-day. According to senior journalist Mazhar Abbas, lower voter turnout should be a cause for worry

October 13, 2018 12:00 AM WWF-Pakistan, Careem initiate mangrove plantation

KARACHI: As part of the Rung Do Pakistan campaign, the WWF-Pakistan and the Careem launched a mangrove plantation drive at Sandspit on Friday. Under this initiative, 180,000 saplings will be planted in the coastal belt of Pakistan. The initiative will not only help restore the lost mangrove forest cover but will also build resilience of the local communities 1

October 12, 2018 5:39 PM Sindh Education Minister enrolls daughter in Government school

HYDERABAD: In hope to revive the vanished glory public schools and fulfilling his promise made in Sindh Assembly, provincial minister for education, Sardar Ali Shah has enrolled his only daughter in government school of Hyderabad. Eight years old Kaif-ul-Warda was enrolled in Government School Miran Bai in Hyderabad. The minister arrived at the Government 2

October 12, 2018 12:00 AM 11 children die in Sukkur village wall collapse

SUKKUR: A calamity struck a family in Salehpat when their 11 children were killed following the collapse of one of the walls of their house on Thursday in village Ghulam Sarwar Shanbhani in Sukkur. The tragedy struck when the children ranging in age from 2-12 years were playing in the house when the wall collapsed, burying them under the debris. The family

October 10, 2018 12:00 AM Baig elected director World Federation of Consuls

KARACHI: Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Director World Federation of Consuls, President Hon. Consular Corps Sindh and Hon. Consul General of Yemen has been re-elected on the board of Directors of World Federation of Consuls (WFC) for the fourth consecutive term of 10 years. Baig secured the highest votes in the election of the 12th Congress of Consul Generals 1

October 10, 2018 12:00 AM Ex-MPA causes Rs128m loss to state kitty

KARACHI: Political pressure to allegedly favour a Sindh Assembly ex-member caused a loss of Rs197.128 million to the most backward Ghari Khairo Town Municipal Administration in Jacobabad district, reveal the NAB documents. The funds were allegedly used to build a guest house, compound wall of home, repair rice mill, godowns and other buildings of former 1