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September 24, 2018 3:10 PM UNHCR Representative lauds Pakistan’s efforts for Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative for Pakistan, Ms Ruven Menikdiwela Monday called on Federal Minister for Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari. They discussed the matters related to mutual cooperation and the problems of the Afghan refugees settled in Pakistan. UNHCR Representative while appreciating

September 24, 2018 9:39 AM Asad Umar rebuffs Usman Dar’s claim of $10 bn Saudi deal

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar has rebuffed the claim made by his party member Usman Dar that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has struck a $10 billion deal with Saudi Arabia. Talking to Arab News Monday, the minister said the 'quantum and areas' of Saudi investment will be decided in a meeting with the Kingdom’s delegation arriving Pakistan

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM Registration of 32 paramedical institutes cancelled

PESHAWAR: The Faculty of Paramedical and Allied Health Sciences, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has cancelled the registration of 32 paramedical institutes across the province and advised students and their parents to refrain from getting admissions there. A spokesman for the faculty told The News that the registration of the institutions was cancelled after a thorough

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM KP seeks net hydel profit as per AGN Kazi formula

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wants the implementation of AGN Kazi formula for net hydel profit and if the demand is met by Council of Common Interests (CCI), electricity consumers will have to pay Rs3-4 per unit as net hydel profit. In this way, the cost of hydro generation will go up close to Rs10 per unit which is the one unit cost of electricity 1

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM NCA acted on FIA claim Junejo laundered Rs180-250m from Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation (FIA) got former government official Farhan Junejo arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on the basis of claims that the former aide of Makhdoom Amin Faheem allegedly laundered around Rs180 to Rs250 million out of Pakistani into his overseas accounts through “corruption and corrupt practices”. The News has obtained

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM Misuse of earthquake funds: Judicial commission seeks details of spending from AGP

MANSEHRA: The Judicial Commission, which was constituted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to probe and fix responsibilities in alleged embezzlement of funds meant for rehabilitation and reconstruction in the wake of 2005 earthquake, has sought details of $5 billion spending from Auditor General of Pakistan. The commission, headed by Mohammad Zeb Khan, the principal 1

September 23, 2018 3:33 PM Pakistan vs India Match Live Coverage: Asia Cup 2018

Shoaib Malik (78) and Sarfraz Ahmed (44) built a 100-run stand as Pakistan set India 238 to win in a Super Four match of the Asia Cup at Dubai Cricket Stadium in UAE on Sunday. Pakistan failed to finish the inning on high after Asif and Malik fell in quick succession. Shadab and Nawaz struggled to put bat on the ball in the final overs. Chahal to Asif, OUT, clean 3

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey detains 85 military personnel over Gulen ties

ANKARA: Turkish police on Friday detained 85 military personnel in countrywide raids over alleged links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, state media reported. Prosecutors in Ankara issued arrest warrants for 110 active duty personnel in the air force, state-run news agency Anadolu said, as part of a probe into followers of US-based Muslim 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM PM visits Lahore today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Lahore on Sunday on a day-long visit. During his stay, the prime minister will hold meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. The members of the provincial cabinet will also call on the prime minister, PTI central media department said in a press release. Besides, the prime minister is scheduled 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Captain among seven soldiers martyred in NW clash

MIRANSHAH: As many as seven soldiers, including an army captain, were martyred while three others sustained injuries in a clash with militants in Sarodana village of Dattakhel tehsil in North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday. According to security officials, the clash took place during a search operation near the border with Afghanistan. They said the security 1