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Belgium knock listless Pakistan out of World Cup

TALIBAN ATTACK ON INTELLIGENCE TEAM NEAR KABUL KILLS AT LEAST 12

AGREEMENT ON PRISONERS SWAP REACHED AT YEMEN TALKS IN SWEDEN

Market watch: Stocks continue to bleed as index drops 545 points

Govt has no right to remain in power if it can't bring back stashed wealth: Fawad

US BLACKLISTS PAKISTAN FOR SUPPRESSION OF RIGHTS OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

LEBANESE ISF FOILED MAJOR TERROR ATTACK THRU OPERATION LETHAL CHEESE

IRAQ CELEBRATES NATIONAL HOLIDAY TO MARK FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF DAESH DEFEAT

IRAQ TO SEND DELEGATION TO US TO SEEK SANCTIONS WAIVER FOR IRAN GAS IMPORT

ALLAMA JAVAD NAQVI CONCERNED OVER ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE OF SHIA MUSLIMS

A doctor of dubious distinctions

NAB goes after Marriyum Aurangzeb: What is the future of PML-N?

Why is the Afghan war unwinnable?

MWM announces support f for PTI candidate in Punjab by-election

5th Gen. War: How Pakistani media played in the hands of enemy?

Nikki Haley’s swansong at the UN was an embarrassment

Pellet Horror In Kashmir

Dr Shireen Mazari criticises HEC for ‘harassing’ foreign degree holders

Three people killed, 12 wounded in France attack

US action may hurt Pak economy

Lack of religious freedom alleged: Pakistan placed on US black list

Democracy, constitution & rule of law: Essentials to take Pakistan forward

Tit for Tat: Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China amid spat over Huawei executive’s detention

Time magazine names Khashoggi 'person of the year'

IS presence in Afghanistan a 'constant threat to Pakistan'

Who is Umm-ul-Baneen?

Govt releases 41pc less funds for development projects

Recent ballistic missile test significant for Iran: Gen. Hajizadeh

US, allies seeking to undermine Iran, Russia

Leader: Outgrowth of Revolution leading to enemy’s defeat

Islam, Humanity and Human Values

Pakistan must not recognize Israel, PLF letter to President and Prime Minister

Hamza Shahbaz's name placed on ECL

Helena Saeed: The first female AIG Police

A formal Arab-USA alliance brewing against Iran

Kashmir boy who acted in Bollywood movie martyred

Is there really a ban on Overseas Pakistanis to bring mobile phone?

Saad Rafique, brother Salman taken into NAB custody in Paragon Housing scam case

100 days not enough to judge performance: Aitzaz Ahsan

PTI to rely on Ordinances: Why is Opposition not happy?

Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers in Venezuela for joint exercises

Peshawar girl to represent country in US Open U-15 squash

PPP questions govt claim of seizing ‘ill-gotten’ £400m abroad

Iran High Council of Human Rights condemns crackdown on French people

THE deadlock appears closer to being broken

Balochistan cabinet shocked by CPEC presentation

EU's Mogherini says promised SPV to Iran to be in place in coming weeks

Weakening external sector: World Bank cancels $250m emergency relief loan

Decision to assassinate Arafat approved by Saudis: Former senior advisor

Persian Gulf kingdom sought to buy Israeli Hermes attack drones: Report

India shifted BLA commander to Afghanistan, claims Dr Jumma Marri

Indian troops martyred 95,238 Kashmiris in IoK since January 1989

India end Australia Test drought in nail-biter

“PM Khan tried to get me killed”: Serious accusation or a hilarious joke?

NO PLACE IN ISRAEL SAFE FROM HIZBULLAH MISSILES: NAIM QASSEM

Is Punjab Government giving special treatment to Shahbaz Sharif?

MYANMAR BECOMES HELL FOR KACHIN CHRISTIANS AFTER ROHINGYA MUSLIMS

DAESH TERRORISTS' RUSSIAN WIDOWS SEEK RETURN TO THEIR COUNTRY

SAUDI FM REJECTS TURKISH DEMAND FOR KHASHOGGI MURDER SUSPECTS’ EXTRADITION

NEW ME SECURITY PACT FOR US ALLIED ARAB REGIMES BEING WORKED OUT

After Trump's letter to Imran, US tirade against Pakistan continues

HOUTHI ANSARULLAH OPEN FOR MORE TALK IF SWEDEN PROCESS YIELDS: SALAM

PAKISTAN FOREIGN MINISTER FORESEES RESTORATION OF US AID

KP CM SEEKS REPORT ON TALIBAN EXTORTION COMPLAINTS

MBS: My strange experience of teaching the Saudi crown prince

PM Imran to review ministries’ performance every three months

PGCC should take Kuwait approach, avoid nonsense: Spox

Asian Classic Power-Lifting: Baig ends Pakistan’s medal wait after 15 years

Allocation of idle LNG capacity to private sector can save $100m

PML-N’s last ditch efforts to save its Quaid

Malaysian PM Mahathir defends PM Khan’s statement on ‘U-turn’

Exposure to air pollution can raise risk of miscarriage, study warns

Imran ‘India’s best bet’ after Pervez Musharraf: ex-Indian spy chief

We lost Test series against New Zealand due to our own mistakes, says Sarfraz

Saudi Arabia rules out extraditing Khashoggi case suspects

US needs ‘puppet’ like Saudi Arabia to achieve global domination: Analyst

Hezbollah: No spot in Israel safe from our missiles

Do not recommend leaving Afghanistan, says US military chief

Speaker Asad Qaisar meets Iranian President, counterpart in Tehran

US accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up

Atletico, Sevilla go joint top with Barca

Sheikh Rasheed stirs controversy over information portfolio

Now, visa-free travel to this North American country

The deal behind the doors: PML-N looks ready to show flexibility on PAC chairman issue

Larijani: US creating terrorist groups

Punjab Will Have Uniform Syllabus By March 2020

Govt framing national tariff policy to boost exports

Two Iranians nominated for best Asian futsal coach

Over 1,700 arrested in latest 'yellow vest' protests in France

Iran, Russia stress support for private sectors in sanctions era

NAB is an autonomous body: Javed Iqbal

Pakistan may soon clear K-Electric’s sale

PM Imran, President Alvi due in Karachi today

Qatari emir, sultan of Oman not to join PGCC summit in Saudi Arabia

Not a nepotism: Fawad’s brother appointed as Punjab AAG

Who misfed PM Imran Khan?

The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White House

Super-Calm Asad Shafiq Equals a Unique Record For Pakistan

Paris in pictures: Burned cars and graffiti littered monuments

Israel authorized sale of spyware to Saudis: Report

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Market watch: Stocks continue to bleed as index drops 545 points

1397/9/21 | 22:20
Stocks continued to receive hammering as the bearish trend persisted for the second successive session on Wednesday with the index plunging over 700 points in intra-day trading and finishing the day in the red zone. The decline came on the back of deteriorating macroeconomic situation and a lack of positive triggers, which turned investors wary. The news about Pakistan being placed on the blacklist for alleged violations of religious freedom also dented sentiments. Additionally, the dismal data of car sales led to selling pressure in ...

Govt releases 41pc less funds for development projects

1397/9/20 | 22:20
With tight fiscal position and revenue shortfall, the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) continues to shrink during the current fiscal year. In the first five months (July-November) of the current year, total PSDP releases by the Planning Commission amount to Rs182 billion against Rs305bn of the same period last year, showing a reduction of 40.3 per cent. According to latest data released by the Planning Commission, the total spending at Rs182bn as of Dec 7, 2018 accounted for almost 27pc of the total revised PSDP allocation of ...

Weakening external sector: World Bank cancels $250m emergency relief loan

1397/9/20 | 22:20
The World Bank has cancelled a $250-million emergency relief loan for Pakistan after both sides could not converge on a new macroeconomic framework due to deteriorating external-sector condition of Pakistan. The loan was aimed at strengthening the regulatory and institutional framework to cope with climate change and disaster risk in Pakistan and increase financial capacity to respond to natural disasters. Loan negotiations have been cancelled, according to government officials. The decision to cancel the policy loan came following ...

Allocation of idle LNG capacity to private sector can save $100m

1397/9/19 | 22:20
Pakistan, which is considering renegotiating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import tariffs and terminal charges to make them cost-effective, can immediately cut the cost by over $100 million per annum by allocating idle import capacity to the private sector. The country can save the cost much before renegotiating LNG agreements with suppliers and domestic import terminal operators. “Pakistan can immediately save expenses of over $50 million per annum by allocating the idle capacity of 400 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) to the private ...

Govt framing national tariff policy to boost exports

1397/9/18 | 22:20
The government is working on a five-year national tariff policy aimed at boosting stagnant exports and expanding the narrow export base as the country’s trade deficit has ballooned to a record high. The policy, which would be finalised and unveiled in the next six months, will bring down tariffs on raw material and machinery imports for export-based industries. “Draft of the tariff policy has been prepared and it will be finalised by June 2019,” announced Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry, Production and Investment ...

‘Trade potential between Pakistan, India can be engine for prosperity’

1397/9/17 | 22:20
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Adviser on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain on Friday said India and Pakistan had a trade potential of $37 billion which could be proved a powerful engine for the shared prosperity and reducing inequalities in the region. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the four-day 21st sustainable development conference hosted by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). Talking about the bilateral relations, Dr Hussain suggested improving the barter system between the two countries ...

Is date of Pakistani banks hacked to hide benami accounts details?

1397/8/15 | 22:20
In an explosive disclosure by an official of Federal Investigation Agency data of major Pakistani banks have been hacked. According to FIA Cyber Crimes Director retired Capt Mohammad Shoaib, the banks have not shared the details with the authorities, however, the investigations conducted by the agency confirmed the incidents of data theft. Over 100 cases have been registered and the investigations are underway, he added. The FIA has also convened a meeting of banks' chiefs in this regard, Capt Shoaib told Geo News. The official said that the ...

Fact Check: Is withdrawal of Rs5,000 note in the offing?

1397/6/4 | 22:20
Whatsapp recently introduced a number of different product changes in order to curb rumors as part of its crackdown on the viral spread of hateful misinformation. Facebook has also introduced plenty of measures to discourage spread of fake news. While it remains unclear to what extent the Facebook and Whatsapp messaging service have succeeded in their efforts, both the platforms are still a big source  of fake news and misinformation. The spread of misinformation in Pakistan has witnessed a new surge after the new government took reins of ...

Dollar out, Yuan in: Iran changes benchmark currencies

1397/5/30 | 22:20
Iran has removed the US Dollar from its official currency rate reporting platform and replaced it with China’s Yuan in an effort that the media in Tehran say could be a key step toward ditching the greenback in trade. As of Monday, the Dollar was taken off Sanarate.ir – a website affiliated to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) used to display the average rates of the country’s most tradable currencies such as the Dollar, the Euro and UAE’s Dirham. Searches in the archives of the website would also show the Yuan instead of the Dollar. The ...

Doubts if Saudis can replace lost Iranian barrels

1397/4/19 | 22:20
  Indications are growing that show the US cannot rely on Saudi Arabia for too long to make up for the missing Iranian oil supplies once American sanctions are re-imposed against the country. Reuters in a report quoted estimates by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as showing that Saudi Arabia would have to pump an extra volume of at least 1 million barrels per day (bpd). The report added that the kingdom had sufficient spare capacity to fill the gap created as a lack of supplies from Iran. However, it warned that this would leave ...