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December 18, 2018 12:00 AM BAHL launches new product

KARACHI: Bank Al Habib (BAHL) has launched Al Habib Mahana Munafa Account featuring monthly payment of profit, a statement said on Monday. “The investment is available in five flexible schemes from one- to five-year term with monthly profit payments up to 10.10 percent/annum on a five-year deposit,” the bank said in the announcement. It added that the minimum 5

December 17, 2018 12:00 AM Bomb kills eight in Syria

BEIRUT: A car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not clear who was behind the blast in the city, which was seized from Kurdish forces earlier this year. The explosion 2

December 11, 2018 12:00 AM FPCCI to attend key ECO-CCI events

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) will participate in the 25th Executive Committee and Specialised Committees Meetings of ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECO-CCI) scheduled on 12-14 December 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a statement said on Monday. “The meetings will be attended by the Chamber of Commerce

December 9, 2018 1:28 PM Pakistani expats contribute Rs1 billion for dams fund: SBP

ISLAMABAD: The overseas Pakistanis have so far contributed around Rs.1 billion to 'The Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund', State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) data reveals. According to the SBP, as of December 06, around Rs 8.46 billion have so far been deposited by the local as well as expatriate

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Iran seeks regional front against US economic terrorism, says Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were “economic terrorism”, as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday. Addressing parliament speakers from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey, Rouhani said they had all suffered economic pressure from the US. “We are facing an all-out assault

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Khashoggi’s murder: Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince aides

ISTANBUL: A Turkish court issued arrest warrants on Wednesday for two suspects close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed-bin-Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, increasing pressure on the kingdom’s de facto leader. The chief prosecutor’s office in Istanbul filed an application on Tuesday to obtain the warrants for Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani 6

November 27, 2018 2:31 PM Naval chief meets delegates at IDEAS 2018 exhibition

Karachi, 27 Nov 18: Delegations from various countries are scheduled to call on Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi during 10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) being held at Expo Centre Karachi. Prominent amongst are dignitaries from Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, Sri Lanka 5

November 27, 2018 12:00 AM Baig to receive Gusi peace prize

KARACHI: Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig Hon. Consul General of Yemen and Director World Federation of Consuls, left for Manila to receive the Gusi Peace Prize International 2018. The Gusi Peace Prize is one the most prestigious awards to recognize the excellence of the individuals worldwide who are brilliant exemplars of society. The other laureates for 2018 Gusi Peace 5

November 23, 2018 12:00 AM FPCCI official to attend Turkey moot

ISLAMABAD: Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir, Senior Vice President, FPCCI left for Turkey to participate in the 32nd Conference of Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry (CACCI), a statement said on Thursday. The conference with the theme “Asia: Expanding Boundaries”, is scheduled for 23-24 November, 2018 in Istanbul. The statement said Nasir 1

November 16, 2018 4:29 AM Fact-check: Is this a photo of FM Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the UN?

Fact-check: Is this a photo of FM Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the UN? A photo posted to Facebook purports to show Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi receiving a standing ovation at the United Nations General Assembly. The photo is manipulated from an original image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This Facebook post dated 10