15 injured in Mastung grenade attack
At least 15 people were injured in a grenade attack in Balochistan’s Mastung on Thursday. According to police, in...
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Safdar indicted in corruption cases
National Accountability Court indicted former disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar in corruption cases filed...
Apple shares drop on iPhone 8 demand worries
Apple Inc’s shares fell 1.5 percent in premarket trading on Thursday on growing concerns about muted demand for the...
Tax-free cigarettes for top govt. officials
An advertisement in yesterday’s newspapers regarding massive tax evasion by the manufacturers of cigarettes smoked by low-income group coincided with an order the same day placed by the Presidency to a tobacco company for tax-exempt 500 packets of a sophisticated brand. While the manufacturers of the low brands are... Read more
“It is vital to keep abreast of global changes”: Gen. Sharif
The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, earlier yesterday emphasised the need for cadets to remain abreast about the latest regional and global environment and developments. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations , the army chief said this during his visit to the Pakistan Military Academy... Read more
Senate asks govt to frame rules for moon-sighting committee
The Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has set Nov 15 as the deadline for the government to frame laws and rules to govern the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee. The committee has been functioning for almost four decades without having any legal or constitutional status. In case the government failed to present the... Read more
Any checks to nuclear programme ruled out
A senior Pakistani official earlier yesterday  dismissed speculation that Islamabad could agree to put certain limits on its nuclear weapons programme in return for a civil nuclear energy deal with Washington. “We will not compromise our nuclear programme… we are seeking civilian nuclear technology but that does not mean... Read more
Rangers arrest prominent Rabita Committee member Kamal Mallick: MQM
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) claimed earlier today that a key member of its central coordination committee (Rabita Committee) Kamal Mallick has been arrested by paramilitary Rangers personnel. According to the MQM, Mallick was arrested when Rangers carried out a raid on his residence in Karachi’s North Nazimabad area early... Read more
At last: OGRA sets LNG price ahead of Qatar deal
The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) earlier yesterday finally set a provisional price for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the larger public and national interest. The price was determined despite several deficiencies in the LNG import process and this development will pave the way for a $21-billion LNG... Read more