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November 27, 2018 11:46 AM Railways ministry claims achieving 100-day target

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has achieved 100-day government plan by plying nine passenger trains, increasing number of freight trains and provision of free wifi facilities to passengers at railway stations and trains. “The present government has completed its 100-day on November 24, but Pakistan Railways achieved its set targets before the time,” an official 3

November 20, 2018 12:00 AM 3,000 Sikh Yatrees to arrive tomorrow

LAHORE: Around 3,000 Sikh Yatrees from India will arrive here at Wagha Railway Station, through a special train on November 21, for the 549th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev G. Tariq Wazir Khan, Secretary ETPB, said all the arrangements have been finalised to welcome the Yatrees in Pakistan. He said the Yatrees would be provided special facilities 1

November 20, 2018 12:00 AM World volleyball chief vows to support Pakistan

KARACHI: The world volleyball governing body (FIVB) chief Ary Graca has assured Pakistan of support.Speaking at FIVB’s 36th Congress, in Mexico, Graca said that he wanted Pakistan to progress in the game. He added that the nation had the potential to become world beaters. The congress was held from November 13-16.“Pakistan with a population of 220 million 2

October 31, 2018 1:48 PM Local train service for Karachi inaugurated

Karachi: Local train service has been inaugurated for the labours of for Karachi on the directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan to facilitate the low income people. The train service will be operational from Thursday, November 01 for the general public. President Arif Alvi on Tuesday inaugurated the local train service on Wednesday in Karachi 2

October 28, 2018 12:00 AM Hashoo Group signs deal

ISLAMABAD: Hashoo Group, owners of Pearl-Continental and Marriott Hotels in Pakistan recently signed an agreement with Women on Board PK, a statement said. Women on Board PK is a non-profit trust that works for creating and expanding the leadership opportunities for women in corporate, social, public, and philanthropic sectors. The agreement presents 6

October 26, 2018 7:46 AM President Alvi to inaugurate local express train service for Karachi on Oct 31

President Arif Alvi will inaugurate an express train service for Karachi on Oct 31 as Pakistan Railways (PR) sets its sights on developing railways in Sindh. Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid, without specifying the name of the train, said it would begin operating on Nov 1 and would run between Dhabeji, Landhi and Karachi. After the express train is up and running 14 1

October 22, 2018 5:45 AM Russian troops in Pakistan for joint militray training

ISLAMABAD: A Russian Army Contingent has arrived in Pakistan to participate in Pak-Russia Joint Training Excercise ‘Druzhba-III’, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a statement Monday. "This is 3rd exercise as part of Pak-Russia bilateral training cooperation. The 1st Exercise was held in Pakistan during 2016, while 2nd in Russia during 2017, he further 3

October 21, 2018 12:00 AM Canada to resettle group of Syrian White Helmets

OTTAWA: Canada is preparing to welcome a group of Syrian White Helmets rescuers, officials said on Friday, without specifying when they will be resettled. “Together with a core group of international allies, Canada is working to resettle a group of White Helmets and their families after they had to flee Syria as a result of being specifically targeted 2

October 20, 2018 12:00 AM Russia to send mly trainers to CAR

MOSCOW: Russia said on Friday it planned to send additional military equipment to Central African Republic (CAR) and deploy 60 more instructors to train the country’s armed forces, escalating its most significant military foray in Africa in decades. Russia donated hundreds of weapons and sent 175 trainers to CAR earlier this year to bolster the government’s 5

October 18, 2018 2:00 AM Pakistan slips to 107th on Global Competitiveness Index

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan slipped by one position in the Global Competitiveness Index 2018 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday as compared to last year, ranking 107 out of 140 countries, with a score of 4.0. With an overall ranking of 107 out of 140 countries, Pakistan was at 109 for institutions; 93 for infrastructure; 127 for ICT adoption 10