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  • Swat receives snowfall, rain

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    MINGORA: The Swat district on Tuesday received first snowfall of the season that dipped the mercury. The intermittent rain spell lashed across the length and breadth of the district while mountains of scenic Kalam, Bahrain and Madayan valleys received first snowfall. The spasmodic snowfall and rain intervals turned the weather chilly and forced the commuters

  • Five POs among 25 held in Nowshera

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    NOWSHERA: The police claimed to have arrested 25 suspected persons, including five proclaimed offenders (POs), during search and strike operations in various areas in the district on Tuesday. Official sources said that the police party led by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)-headquarters Izahar Shah and in-charge Risalpur Police Station Razdad Khan launched

  • Dengue fever outbreak gets intense

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    Rawalpindi: The dengue fever outbreak that has already hit population in various localities of town is getting more intense as within last one week, well over 100 confirmed cases of the infection have been reported at the three allied hospitals taking the total number of confirmed patients of the infection so far reported at the allied hospitals to over 330. According

  • No visible change in country, says JI chief

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq Tuesday said that only a few days have left in the 100-day plan of the government but change could not be seen anywhere in the country. Addressing a youth convention here, the JI chief said that the whole nation knew the fact as what kind of mandate had been given to government. “But despite that we allowed

  • Noted Tabla player passes away

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    PESHAWAR: The noted Tabla player, Waliddad Ustad, died at the age of 69, here on Tuesday due to multiple health complications. He left behind a widow and seven children to mourn his death. He was laid to rest in Akhund Baba graveyard near Rahman Baba shrine where a large number of local artistes, writers and fans of late Ustad attended his Namaz-i-Janaza

  • Punjab supplementary budget: Water, sanitation budget slashed

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: Though the PTI’s government is giving a special emphasis on providing clean drinking water across the province, the Punjab government has slashed budgetary allocations for water and sanitation by almost 65 per cent in comparison with the previous year. During the year 2017-18, the PML-N government allocated Rs 57.477 billion, which is 27.73 per cent more than the previous

  • Rs112.2 bn for police in Punjab budget

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has allocated Rs112.234 billion under the head of non-development budget for Punjab Police Department while Rs2.34 billion have been allocated for 202 ongoing and six new schemes of Police Department for the fiscal year 2018-19. The non-development budget will be spent on the salaries of officers, for regular and other allowances

  • FIR registered against US consulate staff member

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: The South Zone Police on Tuesday registered a case against the staff member of the American consulate after she hit and wounded a motorcyclist late on Monday night. The police had lodged an FIR No. 60/18 under sections 379 and 337 G for reckless driving and injuring a person against a female driver. According to Civil Lines SHO Arshad Janjua

  • ‘Around $15bn’ to be sought from IMF

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to obtain around $15 billion from International Monetary Fund for a period of three years, sources informed Geo News Tuesday, amid a deepening balance-of-payments crisis, reports Geo News citing sources. Pakistani authorities will request an IMF delegation, which will be visiting the country next month, for providing

  • Regulatory duty imposed on 570 items

    October 17, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday slapped Regulatory Duty on import of 570 items from range of 5 to 90 percent in the aftermath of enactment of revised supplementary finance act on which the president granted its assent. The FBR imposed regulatory duty on vehicles, SIM cards with rate of 5 percent, wheat 60 percent , cotton yarn 5 percent