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Cement sector drives market despite selling by foreigners

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Lahore - The week started off on a negative note on the back of a leading political party deciding to quit the Sindh government and previous week’s net selling by foreigners but strong ...

Oil sales up by 2pc in 1Q

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - Pakistan’s oil sales that were 5.5m tons in 1QFY14 have risen to 5.6mnt in 1QFY15; up 2% YoY. In last fiscal year, oil sales stood at 21.3mnt (up 10%) growing at 9-year CAGR (FY06-14) ...

Aptma worried about exports decline due to energy constraints

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - The Aptma has expressed grave concerns over continuous decline in textile exports over the last six months and apprehended further loss in case the energy crisis persists, particularly in ...

UNGA grants observer status to D-8

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Islamabad - The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has granted ‘Observer Status’ to D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation (OEC) that includes Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, ...

Call to improve trade linkages with neighbours

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Islamabad - Speakers at a multi-stakeholders consultation stressed the need for improving trade linkages with neighbouring countries in the region. They also called for developing the narrative that ...

Maple Leaf, DG Cement unveil results

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Lahore - Two more companies announced their results for the first quarter (July-September) of this financial year (1QFY15). D.G. Khan Cement announced consolidated profit after tax (PAT) at Rs1.16bn, ...

Pakistan committed to ITU’s Connect 2020 vision: Anusha

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

ISLAMABAD - “Our vision for the policy is very much aligned with Connect 2020 theme of International Telecommunications Union (ITU). In fact, we have already started practical implementation of ...

DCOs get chief directives

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Secretary Naveed Akram Cheema has directed District Coordination Officers (DCOs) of all districts to work hard during low transmission season from November to April for making ...

College meena bazaar spreads cheers, colours

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Islamabad - The Government Degree College for Women, Peshawar Road, held a colourful grand meena bazaar in the college premises where female students and faculty members actively participated, ...

GCU Book Fair to open tomorrow

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - The Government College University (GCU) Lahore is organising a three-day Grand Book Fair at the historical GCU Oval Ground from Monday to Wednesday to retain the interest of youth in book ...

CM’s polio promise

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has promised to provide a polio free environment to the new generation of Pakistan.Presiding over a meeting on Saturday, the chief minister said that his ...

Muharram cleanliness plan

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has finalised its plan to maintain overall cleanliness in the City by efficient sweeping, collecting and transporting waste during the month of ...

Redesigning of law courses emphasised

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - A one-day conference on “Key issues and challenges in Judicial Education” concluded on Saturday with a message that redesigning of the courses on modern lines is the utmost need ...

Seminar for home-based workers

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE  - Hameed Nizami Press Institute of Pakistan is organising a seminar on ‘Problems of Home-based Workers - Status of Legislation’ at HNPIP Auditorium near China Chowk on ...

Protest against India

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE  - An NGO will take out a protest rally against 66-year old Indian occupation of Kashmir tomorrow. A press release of the organisation calling itself Youth Forum for Kashmir on Saturday, ...

CDA set to facilitate Muharram gatherings

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Islamabad - The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will play its due role to facilitate the public gatherings and processions during the holy month of Muharram and make available all civic ...

Wattoo calls PML-N govt non-serious

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - PPP Punjab President Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo has blamed the misdirected policies of the government responsible for the lingering energy crisis, hitting hard on every development sector of the ...

Tamasha and Art Kia Hay launched

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - Renowned poet, artist and academician Shahnawaz Zaidi’s new book of poetry Tamasha and his translation of a book “Meaning of Art” into Urdu language titled “Art Kiya ...

Dengue still buzzing around

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE - The menace of dengue continued to haunt people with increasing intensity as 38 more were tested positive for the deadly virus on Saturday, taking the number of confirmed cases in the ...

Judge joins inspection team

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

LAHORE: The chief Justice Lahore High Court has posted Additional District and Sessions Judge Sadiq Masood as Additional Member Inspection Team-III against an existing vacancy in the public ...

Musharraf wants to drag in old buddies

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

ISLAMABAD - General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer has pleaded that second FIR (first information report) of Lal Masjid operation should not be registered against the former president, while ...

Ahmed beats Imran for National Ranking title

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

ISLAMABAD - Ahmed Chaudhry won his maiden national ranking tennis title after thrashing Imran Shoukat in straight sets in the NBP Subh-e-Nau National Ranking Championship men’s final here at ...

US varsities reps participate in college fairs

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Islamabad - Seven universities from the United States participated in college fairs and school visits in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad to promote options of study in the United States for Pakistani ...

PM&DC starts revising BDS curriculum

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Islamabad - Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has started revising bachelor of dental surgery (BDS) programme curriculum after 10 years.The Postgraduate Dental Education Committee, ...

10 arrested on drug charges

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Islamabad - The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) busted various gangs involved in smuggling narcotics abroad and arrested 10 smugglers, informed ANF headquarters spokesman here on Saturday.Two vehicles ...

Efforts sought to overcome malnutrition in Pakistan

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Islamabad - To foster efforts for scaling up nutrition in Pakistan, a meeting of the ‘Scaling Up Nutrition Movement’s Business Network (SBN)’ was held here on Saturday under the ...

IGP warns organisers against route violation

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

Islamabad - Inspector General of Islamabad Police, Tahir Alam Khan, has warned that action would be taken against organisers of religious gatherings and processions if the participants violated the ...

Three target killers shot dead in Karachi encounters

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

KARACHI  - Three target killers were killed in two separate encounters with the Rangers in Lyari area while around two dozen suspects were also rounded up during separate raids in various parts ...

Nation united to root out terror: Pervaiz

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that the nation was united to root out the menace of terrorism from the country.He said ...

Woman head shaved for ‘honour’

By: Our Staff Reporter | October 26, 2014

HAFIZABAD - A married woman was allegedly tortured mercilessly and her head was shaved by her husband and his brother in Phullo Chiragh Shah village.Police have registered a case U/S 337/34 P.Pc ...

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