Sunday, June 24, 2018

Pakistan uses up Chinese trade financing facility to repay debt

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has largely tapped $1.5 billion in additional trade financing facility available under the China-Pakistan currency swap arrangement. This was revealed by sources in the central bank and...

Departure of banned Zulfi Bukhari from Pakistan questioned at every level

ISLAMABAD: Despite been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL), departure of Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari, aka Zulfi Bukhari to Saudi Arabia for Umrah is one of main issues being discussed in Pakistan. Caretaker Prime...

Musharraf barred from contesting election, SC withdraws permission for not appearing

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday reversed the permission which it had granted to former president Pervez Musharraf to contest the upcoming general election after his lawyer told a five-judge bench that his client...

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam arrive in London

LONDON: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Thursday arrived here for a week-long trip to London, where they will spend time with Nawaz's ailing wife, Kulsoom. The father-daughter duo boarded...

MMA issues 12-point manifesto for election

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman announced 12-point manifesto of the MMA for the general election 2018. Addressing a press conference along with other MMA leaders including Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi...

BRI major source of development: Justice Nasir

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk Tuesday said Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) would prove to be a major source of development for the people of this region and further cement strong ties...

UK-funded Karandaaz investments in health and agriculture to generate 900 jobs

ISLAMABAD: The UK-funded Karandaaz will triple the impact of a leading health diagnostic service provider and set up a unique warehouse for agricultural produce in Punjab. These two investments are expected to create more...

ECP registers 105,955,407 voters for general election-2018

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) so far has registered 105,955,407 voters including 59,224,262 male and 46,731,145 female for upcoming general elections scheduled to be held on July 25. According to the ECP's official data,...

Govt failed to attract overseas Pakistanis for investment under amnesty scheme

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government's recently initiated amnesty scheme to bring foreign investment back to the country has been failed, credible sources have claimed here. In this connection, the overseas Pakistanis while expressing their reservations...

CJP Nisar says Musharraf not to be arrested if he returns to Pakistan to...

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday said that former president Pervez Musharraf will not be arrested if he arrives in Pakistan to file his nomination papers for the upcoming general elections. He...