Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
Drone strike killed three in Kurram Agency
At least three people were killed in a drone strike at a hideout of Taliban commander in Kurram Agency ...
US Embassy to lead Pakistani delegation on power generation
Economic Counselor of US Embassy William Laitinen will be leading a delegation of Pakistani government and business officials to...
SBP keeps interest rate unchanged at 10pc
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Saturday left its policy rate unchanged at 10 per cent for next two months, giving a positive message to stakeholders that the economy will perform better than last year with steady inflation and a stable exchange rate regime. The interest rate, last... Read more
Sindh’s revenue increases by 20pc
Sindh’s revenue from provincial taxes jumped by over 20 per cent to Rs32.40 billion during the outgoing fiscal year (2013-14) from Rs26.84bn last year. The data released by the Excise and Taxation Department shows that the highest jump (25.2pc) was recorded in Motor Vehicle Tax which rose to Rs4.50bn... Read more
Punjab seeks $350m from ADB for urban development
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is likely to finance a Punjab government’s project to improve the quality of life of residents in the selected intermediate cities of the province. According to official sources, the Punjab government was seeking a loan of $350 million from the ADB to undertake ‘Punjab... Read more
US energy outlook undergoing a major overhaul
With US crude output growing rapidly and the country emerging as the world’s top producer, there seems growing emphasis in Washington on controlling the newly found resource and using it as a foreign policy tool. At the EIA’s 2014 Energy Conference last week, challenges haunting the policymakers and the... Read more
operation Zerb-e-Azb update: 4 Terrorists killed
At least four terrorists were neutralized, while two of their major concentration centers de-militantized as Operation Zarb-e-Azb, a major military offensive against Taliban insurgents in North Waziristan digs deeper and deeper into Mirali. “After Miranshah was cleared, consolidation of Boya and Degan villages, is afoot while terrorists are routed... Read more
SC to hear appeals against LHC judgment on Haj quota tomorrow
As the new Haj season draws nearer, the Supreme Court has again been approached by private tour operators challenging a Lahore High Court (LHC) order of declaring the Haj Policy 2014 illegal. A two-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk and Justice Dost Mohammad Khan will... Read more
1000 Muslims being killed each day mostly by fellow muslims: Turkey’s religious head
One thousand Muslims are being killed each day and 90 percent of the killers are also Muslims, head of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has said. “They are being killed by their brothers, not only in Syria and Iraq, but also in Libya, Pakistan, Africa and Myanmar,” Prof.... Read more
Washington state wildfire destroys 100 homes, hundreds evacuated
A wildfire raging unchecked for a sixth day east of Washington state´s Cascade Mountains has destroyed about 100 homes, displaced hundreds of residents and left thousands without electricity, emergency officials said yesterday. A cluster of lightning-sparked blazes that merged days ago into a conflagration dubbed the Carlton Complex has... Read more
Islamists resume assault on main Libya airport
Islamist militia resumed their assault on Libya´s main international airport in Tripoli earlier today, two days after an abortive truce with the rival former rebels that control it, a security official said. “The airport was attacked this morning with mortar rounds, rockets and tank fire,” airport security told the... Read more
400 Palestinians martyred amidst  continuing Israeli aggression
Around 400 Palestanians have lost their lives, as Israel’s ground operation and air strikes continued unabated, while thousand of people have started evacuating Shejaia on Sunday. At least 20 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighbourhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and... Read more
US ´deeply concerned´ Ukraine crash investigators denied access to crash site
Top US diplomat John Kerry told his Russian counterpart Saturday that Washington was deeply concerned” that international investigators were being denied access to the Malaysian jet´s crash site in Ukraine. “The United States remains deeply concerned that for the second day in a row, OSCE monitors and international investigators... Read more
Indian BSF  open fire in ” Harpal Sector” Sialkot
India’s Border Security Forces (BSF)  opened fire on Sunday  in Harpal sector near Sialkot. According to sources,one person lost his life in the unprovoked firing and seven people were injured  by the Indian security forces. The injured were immediately shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Sialkot. The Indian firing... Read more
TTP Ameer of Ittehad Town killed in encounter in Karachi
In an encounter with CID Karachi, TTP Ameer of Ittehad Town has been gunned down in Musharraf Colony, whereas one associate managed to flee. According to the CID, the Taliban commander opened fire when accosted. He was seriously injured during retaliatory fire. The militant was taken to Civil Hospital where he succumbed to his... Read more
Vijay holds crease as India look to build lead
A defiant half-century by opener Murali Vijay kept alive India’s hopes of setting England a tough fourth-innings chase in a tense second test at Lord’s on Saturday. The second match of the five-test series remains finely poised heading into Sunday’s fourth day, the visitors finishing at 169 for four.... Read more