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June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Policy flaws forcing consumers to foot inflated bills for wheat, sugar

LAHORE: Consumers in the country have to pay far higher prices for domestically produced wheat and sugar because the rates of these two commodities are much higher compared to the international market. Massive devaluation has further highlighted the inefficiencies of our agricultural production as even after rupee lost Rs18 against the US dollar, since 1

June 14, 2018 6:57 PM We have to strive for Pakistan where rule of law is supreme: COAS Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa we have to strive for a Pakistan where rule of law is supreme. The Army Chief visited National Defence University Thursday, Inter Services Public Relations said. While addressing the participants of National Security and War Course, General Bajwa congratulated them on successful completion 4

June 14, 2018 12:56 PM Nomination papers of Asif Zardari challenged

NAWABSHAH/LAHORE: The nomination papers of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari seeking to contest election from his home constituency Nawazbshah has been challenged. A petitioner, objecting to Zardari's candidature, said that the former president had purchased 1,500 acres of agricultural land in Sanghar but had failed to pay tax. He was also accused of not paying 5

June 14, 2018 12:00 AM Mega scandal of 56 Punjab companies: NAB summons six chief executives today

LAHORE: In a big move, the combined investigation team of National Accountability Bureau probing mega scandal of 56 companies of Punjab Wednesday summoned chief executives of six companies today (Thursday). The Bureau has summoned CEOs to probe their hefty salaries and other perks and privileges which they received allegedly in violation of law. It has summoned 4

June 12, 2018 5:33 PM Water commission tasks a strategy against garbage throwers

KARACHI: The Sindh Water Commission on Tuesday ordered formation of a strategy against those trashing the public spaces. The Supreme Court-appointed commission is being headed by Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, who questioned the laws regarding punishing those who throw garbage in public spaces. District Central's Chairman Rehan Hashmi informed the commission 9

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM CDA allocates 54 percent budget for development

Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has allocated Rs21,743.13 million for development out of its approved budget Rs40,538.42 million, which is 54 percent of the total budget. CDA has recently approved Rs40,538.42 million for the Financial Year 2018-19, which is 6 percent more than the last Financial Year. Rs10,575.42 million would be received 3

June 10, 2018 12:00 AM Mush should return, face law: SC

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said former president general (R) Pervez Musharraf should return to the country and face the law as his return should not be construed as a threat to any individual. “How can Musharraf harm anyone,” the chief justice asked during the hearing of the water scarcity case at the Karachi 3

June 9, 2018 12:00 AM 7-member caretaker Sindh cabinet sworn in

KARACHI: A seven-member caretaker Sindh cabinet comprising relatively lesser-known and some new faces were sworn in on Friday. Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair administered the oath to the members in a ceremony at the Governor House. Caretaker Sindh chief minister Fazal-ur-Rehman, provincial police chief IGP AD Khowaja, senior government officials, retired 2

June 9, 2018 12:00 AM Loadshedding: Imran asks Mulk to point finger at culprit

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday wrote to the caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk to take the nation into confidence on who was responsible for the ongoing power crisis in the country. “I have pointed out to the caretaker PM that it is his government’s responsibility to take the nation into confidence & inform them who is responsible 1

June 7, 2018 12:00 AM Steps being taken to facilitate tourists at Shandur Polo Festival

PESHAWAR: The three-day polo festival will kick off in Shandur, the world's highest polo ground in Chitral, on July 7. "The festival will be organised from July 7 to 9. For a couple of years, the annual three-day event could not be held on the old dates due to Ramazan," Muhammad Tariq, secretary Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Museums, Culture and Youth 1