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April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi firms keen to invest in Pakistan

KARACHI: Saudi Arabian companies expressed keen interest in starting business in Pakistan at a seminar held in Riyadh, a government statement said on Wednesday. Board of Investment, Council of Saudi Chambers, Riyadh Chamber and Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh jointly organised the seminar in which more than 150 Saudi Arabian companies participated

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM LG Electronics receives 21 honours

KARACHI: LG Electronics received 21 honours at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards, one of the world’s top three design awards alongside iF Design Awards and IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards), a statement said on Wednesday. Of the products recognised, two LG products shone the brightest with Best of the Best honours: the ultra-premium built-in

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM KCCI seeks reduced taxes

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to reduce taxes and duties on the import of motorcycle parts with a view to discourage smuggling and provide relief to the common man, a statement said on Wednesday. KCCI President Muafasdar Malik said that motorcycles are commonly used by the lower

April 18, 2018 7:07 AM Promising to return, Nawaz and Maryam leave for London

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday left for London where Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. The father-daughter duo, who are currently facing accountability hearings, left for London on a Qatar Airlines flight around 9:30am and are scheduled to return on April 22. However, in a tweet 1

April 18, 2018 2:12 AM Pakistan cautions India against fanning row over pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: The Fore­ign Office (FO) denied an Indian allegation on Tuesday that Pakistan had instigated Sikh pilgrims to agitate over the Khalistan issue and cautioned New Delhi against fanning this controversy. The ongoing row has marred the Sikh pilgrimage for Baisakhi and Khalsa Janamdin ceremonies over the last fortnight. “Pakistan categorically

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan to tee off first Asian Tour golf in 11 years

KARACHI: Pakistan will host its first golf tournament with the Asian Tour in 11 years, organisers announced Tuesday, as international sports gradually returns to a terror-hit country where security has improved. The Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship is set to tee off from July 24 to 27 in Karachi, attracting a talented cast of Asian Tour stars

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM UEFA bans Sion for two seasons

GENEVA: Swiss club FC Sion has been fined and barred from taking part in European competitions for the next two seasons after failing to pay for the transfer of a player, UEFA said Tuesday. “The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two seasons,” European football’s governing 3

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM CNS vows to make Asian Tour event at KGC huge success

KARACHI: The organisers of the CNS Open Golf Championship, which will mark the return of the Asian Tour to Pakistan, on Tuesday vowed to make the US$300,000 tournament a mega success. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, the Chief of Naval Staff, said in a statement that Pakistan’s golfing fraternity was thrilled to welcome back the Asian Tour.The Asian Tour will make a welcome 2

April 17, 2018 12:00 AM Commonwealth Big Lunch hosted

KARACHI: The British Council in Pakistan and the British Deputy High Commission in partnership with SEED Ventures organised a Commonwealth Big Lunch at the British Council Library to celebrate the Commonwealth community and build connections through food, a statement said on Monday. British Deputy High Commissioner Elin Burns was the chief guest on the occasion 1

April 17, 2018 12:00 AM Call to defend freedom of expression, civil rights

LAHORE: Journalists, editors, intellectuals and civil society activists Monday expressed serious concern about suppression of freedom of expression, rights-based movements and dissent. In a joint statement, the representatives of civil society and media took serious exception to the ongoing reign of repression against a section of media, rights-based 1