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February 21, 2018 12:00 AM Kakar criticises PSF over CW Games selection

KARACHI: Balochistan Squash Association (BSA) has criticised Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) for ignoring it in the selection of the team for Commonwealth Games. Chairman BSA Sher Ali Kakar while talking to ‘The News’ said that they were not happy with the PSF’s treatment. “PSF is running matters high handedly. It did not bother to consult the provincial 4

February 21, 2018 12:00 AM Al Baraka Banking Group receives international awards

Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C. (ABG) and four of its subsidiary banking units received the Best Islamic Financial Institution Award of 2017, as part of the annual awards of the Global Finance magazine. Al Baraka Banking Group received the Best Islamic Financial Institution in Middle East / North Africa Award, Al Baraka Islamic Bank Bahrain received the Best Islamic 4

February 19, 2018 2:26 AM Consumers charged higher than actual fuel cost

ISLAMABAD: Power distribution companies charged about Rs3 per unit higher than the actual fuel cost in January as a petition has been filed in the Natio­nal Electric Power Regu­la­tory Authority (Nepra), seeking approval of fuel adjustment for a month. In its petition, the Central Power Purchasing Agency-Guarantee (CPPA-G) repor­ted to Nepra that it had charged 1

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM Only one dental surgeon at Pindi’s Holy Family Hospital

RAWALPINDI: The dental department of Holy Family Hospital in Satellite Town, which receives over 120 patients daily, is in dire need of the Punjab Health Department’s urgent attention, presently being run by a single dentist and is without its head. Oral hygiene is central to health and the way this critically important department is being run, speaks 3

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM Minister inaugurates furniture fair

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Industries and Production Arshad Laghari on Friday inaugurated the three-day Pakistan Lifestyle and Furniture Expo organised by Furniture Pakistan. Laghari said the exhibition will provide the younger designers and architects to see the market trends and display their own work alongside that of more established professionals 5

February 14, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan tells Cyprus not to test Turkey

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Cyprus not to "overstep the mark" in the eastern Mediterranean, after Greek Cypriots accused the Turkish military of obstructing a vessel exploring for natural gas over the weekend. Turkey, which does not have diplomatic ties with Cyprus, says some areas of Cyprus’s offshore maritime zone fall under 1

February 14, 2018 12:00 AM National Games: POA inspection body’s visit to Quetta delayed

KARACHI: The visit of a committee of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) to Quetta for inspecting venues being prepared for the 33rd National Games has been delayed, ‘The News’ reliably learnt on Tuesday. The POA had announced last month after its sports commission meeting in Lahore that the venue inspection committee would visit Quetta in the second 1

February 13, 2018 12:00 AM Auto sales jump 22 percent in Jan to post biggest monthly increase

KARACHI: Sales of passenger cars posted their biggest ever monthly increase in January, as soft loans and a robust economy offset the impact of price increases due to recent rupee devaluation, analyst and industry officials said on Monday. Sales of passenger cars increased 22 percent to 23,562 units in January 2018 compared to 20,884 units sold in the same month 5

February 10, 2018 12:00 AM Empty govt buildings can be homeless shelters, says India SC

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Local authorities should consider converting empty government properties into night shelters for the homeless, India’s highest court said, amid growing concern about the number of deaths on the streets during winter months. The judges said on Thursday that altering existing properties would be the "best option" to address the needs

February 10, 2018 12:00 AM Naval chief launches spring plantation drive

Islamabad: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Friday launched the Spring Plantation Campaign 2018 by planting a sapling here at the Naval Headquarters. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi highlighted the importance of tree plantation campaigns that provide opportunities to strengthen our link with the nature. The naval chief urged the countrymen