Pakistan auctions Sukuk, Euro Bonds worth $2.5 bn
Pakistan has successfully executed US $ 1.0 billion five years Sukuk and US $ 1.5 billion ten years Eurobond...
The thinking behind Kim Jong Un’s ‘madness’
On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers...
Iran’s Mahan Air to launch Tehran-Lahore flights from Dec 18
Iran’s Mahan Air has announced two weekly flights between Tehran and Lahore from December 18. According to Iranian state...
Khan offers Pakistan help in fighting terror, rebuilding school
British boxer Amir Khan Wednesday promised help to rebuild Peshawar school where 150 people were massacred by the militants in the country’s deadliest ever terror attack. Khan, who has Pakistani roots, travelled to the troubled country to show solidarity with the victims and their families. “What has taken place... Read more
PM pledges to uphold Quaid’s great mission with dedication
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has pledged to carry forward the great mission of the Father of Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Jinnah which he had entrusted to us with dedication, verve and energy. In a message on the 138th birthday of the Founder of Pakistan, being observed across the country... Read more
COAS to take command for 2 years: MQM Chief
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain demand Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif to take over Pakistan for two years. In a telephonic press conference from London, commenting about establishing  Military courts, Hussain “Martial law should be declared if we have to set up military courts,”... Read more
PTI, PML-Q, QWP favour establishment of military courts
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, Aftab Sherpao of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) on Wednesday favoured the decision to establish military courts. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over the session parliamentary committee to review recommendations of the National Action Plan Committee on Counterterrorism.... Read more
LHC vacates stay order against executions of five death-row prisoners
The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Wednesday vacated the stay order on the scheduled executions of five death-row prisoners, who were convicted by a military court for a 2012 attack on an army camp in Gujrat that killed seven military officials. The court had stayed the executions, immediately after... Read more
EU mission condemns Pakistan’s return to hangings
The European Union mission in Islamabad on Wednesday condemned Pakistan’s decision to restart executions in the wake of the country’s bloodiest-ever terror attack. Pakistan has hanged six prisoners since announcing last week that a six-year moratorium on the death penalty was being lifted in terror cases. The decision came amid public outrage over a Taliban massacre at a school... Read more
Karachi School of Art: Annual show opens
The annual degree show of artworks by final-year graduating students of the graphic design and textile design department of the Karachi School of Art (KSA) began on the school premises yesterday morning. Mahrukh Rashid, a graphic design artist, pays tribute to Pakistani artists by designing the concept for a... Read more
Tribal rebels kill at least 34 in northeast India: police
Tribal separatists killed at least 34 people, including four women, in a series of attacks in India´s remote northeastern state of Assam yesterday, police said. The attacks took place in the two districts of Kokrajhar and Sonitpur, senior state police official SN Singh said, with the deadliest claiming 26... Read more
Acid thrown on lady doctor in New Delhi, India
Shocking video footage yesterday showed two men throwing acid on a woman in a busy market area in New Delhi, the latest in a series of attacks on women in India. The incident took place in west Delhi´s Rajouri Garden market early Tuesday after the 30-year-old victim left home... Read more
Army to assist all provinces in bid to root out terrorists: Nisar
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said army will assist police in all provinces to root out terrorism in the country, while outlining the key points of the action plan committee to combat militancy in the country. “Police are not trained or equipped for counter-terrorism, and training the police will be time... Read more
Tajikistan to import wheat, sugar from Pakistan
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar yesterday assured a Tajik business delegation that Pakistan government would provide all possible facilities to private sector for exporting wheat and sugar to Tajikistan. A five-member Tajik delegation, led by Minister and Chairman Agency for State Material Reserves of Tajikistan Nurmahmad Akhmedov, met Dar to... Read more
Lint prices gain on strong demand
Prices were firm on the cotton market yesterday as ginners were reluctant to sell quality cotton amid strong demand. Floor brokers said that dwindling arrivals of phutti (seed cotton) and fear of shortage of quality cotton are keeping leading spinners active in the market. On ready counter, most deals... Read more
SECP to strengthen stock market regulations
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) will make the book-building process more efficient and transparent in consultation with the stakeholders, the commission’s newly appointed chairman said yesterday, stressing for a reforms agenda in the capital markets. Addressing SECP officers, Zafarul Haq Hijazi said, “We need to bring... Read more