Thursday, November 21, 2019

Saudi deferred oil payment facility helped Pak economy: Reza Baqir

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan acknowledged on Tuesday that the Saudi deferred oil payment facility helped the country mitigate the impact of a balance-of-payments crisis, adding that the government was reporting the facility transparently.

Statue of Abhinandan installed in PAF museum

KARACHI: A statue of an Indian pilot whose plane was shot down by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) over Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year has been put on display in Karachi.

Pakistan eyes religious tourism to revive economy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to build an interfaith highway by facilitating Hindus and Buddhists who want to visit religious sites significant to their faith after the inauguration of its flagship Kartarpur corridor project...

US express concern over detention of Gulalai Ismail’s father in Pakistan

Expressing concern over the 'detention' of Pakistani women rights activist Gulalai Ismail's father in Pakistan and continued harassment faced by her family, the US has urged Islamabad to uphold the rights of citizens.

Pakistan begins review process in Jadhav case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has launched a “review and reconsideration process” in the case of an alleged Indian spy, Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, following a verdict by the International Court of Justice in July 2019 that asked...

PPP’s ‘jiala’ narrates his ordeal

By Naimat Khan KARACHI: As supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) gathered at a Karachi monument on Friday to commemorate a fatal 2007 bombing that had targeted former Prime Minister Benazir...

PIA increases seven more flights weekly for Jeddah

ISLAMABAD: Starting from this week, national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will add seven more flights for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, bringing the total to 42 per week up from 34, an airline official told Arab...

Work underway on $14.5bn Saudi power projects in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Work has started on $14.5 billion worth of Saudi energy and petroleum projects in Pakistan, Omar Ayub Khan, federal minister for power and petroleum, told Arab News on Monday.  The initiatives are part of...

HRCP releases its report on women disappearing in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has released a detailed report after conducting a fact-finding mission to Balochistan. Titled ‘Balochistan: neglected still’, the report states that Balochistan continues to be short-changed politically.

Why Bakhtawar Bhutto prefers to distance politics!

By Benazir Shah LAHORE: The history of Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari’s family is as torrid as Pakistan’s: her mother, twice prime minister, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated at an election campaign rally in 2007, her...