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  • Islamabad - Residents of Sector D-12 have demanded the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to make fast-track work for provision of basic facilities and civic services in the area. Hundreds of residents, who held a demonstration in the sector, said the most of the sector was deprived of the basic ...

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  • FAISALABAD: The agriculture department has collected data of 197,788 farmers for issuance of Kissan cards and registered 34,081 other farmers under E-credit scheme in the division for granting them interest free loans. Director Agriculture Ch Abdul Hameed in a briefing informed that over 40,000 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that the worsening of Pakistan’s current deficit can largely be attributed to the slowdown of the global economy. According to a recent data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the country’s current account deficit ...

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  • Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that road network and transportation projects were vital to economic growth and directed their completion on time without compromising on the quality of work. “Road projects will connect far flung areas to urban centers thereby improving ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Switzerland Tuesday signed the revised agreement on avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income. The agreement was signed by the Ambassador of Switzerland, Marc George and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Dr Muhammad Irshad, a statement issued here by the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Switzerland on Tuesday signed the revised Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to taxes on income. According to a statement issued by Ministry of Finance, the agreement was signed by Switzerland Ambassador Marc George and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) ...

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  •   ISLAMABAD:- The first tranche of Green Pakistan funds to the tune of Rs553 million was disbursed to provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA on the eve of the International Forests Day, on the directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.  "The funds will be used to ...

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  •   KARACHI: The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and China Power International Holding Ltd (CPIH) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for general cooperation between the two entities.  Under this MoU, PAEC and CPIH would develop extensive collaboration in the power ...

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  • islamabad - The government has introduced a number of new postal services to cater requirements of present day needs under Pakistan Postal Department (PPD) reforms agenda. The new services included Electronic Money Order Service, Mobile Money Solution, Pakistan Post Logistics Company and Project ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said development and progress of Balochistan was the priority of federal government, which was evident from the unprecedented projects initiated in the province during last three years. Talking to MNA Mahmood Khan Achakzai, leader of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday said Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would work together for the investigation of Pakistani cricketers involved in spot fixing during matches. Addressing a press ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: The Ukrainian Ambassador, Volodymyr Lakomov has said that Ukraine is a reliable and constructive partner of Pakistan and always stood with it at international and regional level. The ambassador said that this year we are celebrating 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ...

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  • Islamabad - Pollen count has increased upto 34,115 per cubic meter (pcm) in the federal capital here on Monday. According to a Met official Muhammad Farooq said Paper Mulberry pollen counted in Sector E-8 was 9,599, F-10 12,109,G-6 10,494 and H-8, 34,115 per cubic meter of air which considered too ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Two officials of the Passport Office, Karachi, have been arrested on the orders of the interior minister for taking bribe and extending visas of foreigners. The Interior Ministry received a report that money was illegally taken from a foreigner at the Karachi Passport Office, says ...

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  • Islamabad - The Embassy of Denmark here on Monday celebrated the completion of its development programme 2010-2017 in Pakistan. Around 5.7 million people have benefited from the Danish  Government’s support to the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) which helped revitalise the economy, and ...

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  • HYDERABAD - Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Sindh Nooriabad Power Company will start generation of 100-megawatt electricity soon. The chief minister on Sunday visited the under-construction project in Nooriabad, Jamshoro district, and was briefed about the project. He observed that ...

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  • Wi-Tribe is launching 4.5G service for the first time in Pakistan, with the target to be operational in five cities by June 2017. According to private news channels, Wi-Tribe announced a $15 million contract forming a strategic partnership with China's Huawei for advanced up-gradation of LTE ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The authorities have finalised rules regarding freezing and seizure of assets of proscribed organisations and persons on Schedule-IV of Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997 and these are with Law and Justice Division for vetting. The government had constituted a Prime Minister's ...

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  • islamabad - A team of Chinese and Pakistani doctors will operate 40 children suffering from the congenital condition of cleft lip and palate here from March 21 to 26. The operations will be carried out at a local hospital free of charge. It will be the first time that the Chinese surgeons have ...

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  • islamabad - Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will organise `Pakistan Culture Week’ to celebrate forthcoming Pakistan Day from March 20 to 26. The programmes have been arranged by the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage to celebrate the Day in befitting ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Two officials of the Passport Office, Karachi, have been arrested on the orders of the interior minister for taking bribe and extending visas of foreigners. The Interior Ministry received a report that money was illegally taken from a foreigner at the Karachi Passport Office, says a ...

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  • HYDERABAD - Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Sindh Nooriabad Power Company will start generation of 100-megawatt electricity soon. The chief minister on Sunday visited the under-construction project in Nooriabad, Jamshoro district, and was briefed about the project. He observed that ...

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  •   RAWALPINDI  - As per on-going operation Raddul Fasaad, joint search and intelligence-based operations were jointly conducted by Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies during the last 24 hours and 19 suspects were rounded up. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) spokesperson Habibullah Khattak on Sunday said that the 6th population census exercise was continuing in a smooth manner as per the given schedule, while March 28th had been specified for counting of homeless people. Talking to APP, Khattak said that as ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Railways is taking various steps to upgrade three main railway tracks, including Main Line (ML)-1, ML-2 and ML-3 under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The upgradation and doubling of 1872 kilometres long ML-1 from Karachi to Peshawar, including 55-km ...

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  • The PNCA will organise a ‘Pakistan Culture Week’ to celebrate Pakistan Day from March 20 to 26. A number of programmes have been arranged by the Ministry of Information to celebrate the day. According to the schedule issued by PNCA, the celebrations would start with devotional music ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations has found that smarter and more efficient use of the world’s natural resources can yield an “environmental win-win’ by injecting $2 trillion into the global economy by 2050 while also offsetting the costs of ambitious climate change ...

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  • BRASÍLIA - Brazil's president held crisis talks Sunday with ministers and foreign ambassadors to try and limit the damage to trade from allegations that major Brazilian producers have been selling rotten meat worldwide. Police allegations that meat producers bribed health inspectors for ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has spent around Rs4 million in a year for the repair and maintenance of its different motels and facilities. The government desires to ensure reasonable facilities to boost tourism, PTDC sources told APP here on Sunday. Listing the steps, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday castigated Imran Khan for his blatant lies and the U-turns that he has been taking on his stated positions.  Addressing the PTI Chairman directly in a statement here, she said that ...

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