Category archives for: National

Sindh Assembly: Over half million spent daily on MPAs, who don’t do any work

  KARACHI:  The Sindh Assembly’s 168 MPAs are each paid a daily allowance of Rs3,000 for merely showing up. But little has been achieved by them in the 30 hours since December 16. The problem has been continuous adjournments or fruitless discussions. And again, on Monday, the proceedings were adjourned without the house taking up […]

Oil refinery to become functional this year

KARACHI: The oil refinery in the city is expected to be on stream two weeks ahead of scheduled at Rs3.5 crores lesser cost than the original estimates. Minister for Fuel, Power and Natural Resources Z.A. Bhutto is Karachi News Sources

BlackBerry firm refuses to share data

KARACHI, Jan 15: Research in Motion (RIM), the Canada-based BlackBerry phone service provider, is reported to have refused to release data relating to exchange of messages on the memo issue. Karachi News Sources

The large potential of small & medium enterprises

KARACHI:  The State Bank governor recently said that the share of small and medium enterprises in business establishments in Pakistan is 98 per cent, and it employs over 78 per cent of the non-agricultural manpower in the country. That makes it the largest private segment of economy.  He further added that the share of total […]

Judo officials eye medals at Commonwealth event

  KARACHI: The Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) has pinned its hopes on Karamat Butt and Japan-based Mohammad Shahzaib and Shah Hussain Shah as the three-member team gears up for the first Commonwealth Judo Championship that starts from January 22 in Wales. According to PJF Secretary Masood Ahmed, five players were shortlisted but only Butt, Shahzaib and […]

In the event of a coup, will stand by army: Musharraf

NEW DELHI: Former president and chief of the All Pakistan Muslim League General Pervez Musharraf says that he is “reasonably sure” that the military will not resort to a coup but will support the army if it takes over. “I don’t think the army intends to take over. The environment is not at all conducive for […]

Settlement of GST on tractors assured

KARACHI, Jan 13: Federal Minister for Industries Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has assured the vendors and tractor makers of resolving the lingering issue of 16 per cent general sales tax as early as possible. Karachi News Sources

Cricket: Zaka unaware of MCC’s plans on Pakistan

  KARACHI:  Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf, who has set revival of international cricket in the country as his main task, was surprisingly unaware of the positive developments which took place during the Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) Cricket Committee’s recent meeting in South Africa.        The London-based club, which acts as […]

Tough time ahead for consumers

KARACHI, Jan 10: The falling value of the rupee has yet to make any adverse impact on the edible items thanks to the declining trend on the world commodity markets. Karachi News Sources

Death sentence awarded in rape and murder case

A man, Gohar Ahmed alias Chaman, was sentenced to death on Tuesday for kidnapping, raping and then killing an eleven-year-old girl in the year 2005. The News International – Karachi

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