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Pakistan’s boxers leave struggling due to govt

Advertisements Karachi: Four national boxers out of five have failed to qualify for Rio Olympics scheduled in Brazil in August, Tanveer Ahmed considering as Pakistan’s only hope in the category of 75kg. Advertisements The Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) has planned to enter total a seven boxer team in the Olympics …

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PM Nawaz may not complete his term: Aitzaz Ahsan

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Leader of Opposition in the Senate, Aitzaz Ahsan said that the current Prime Minister of the country would not be able to accomplish his tenure since he always gets harmed by his own faults. While, talking to media in Lahore, the PPP stalwart stated …

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BlackBerry agrees on government’s terms, not quitting Pakistan

Government of Pakistan has got back from suspending BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) from the country as the BES has, somewhat, agreed to follow government’s conditions, as stated reliable sources. Sources revealed that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and BlackBerry have discussed in a formal way, agreeing to resolve the matter via …

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China, Pakistan sign Rs162b loan agreement for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project

BUSINESS DESK: Punjab government and Exim Bank of China Minister’s Office have signed an agreement on Monday for the provision of funds for the Orange Line Metro Train Project of Lahore. Exim Bank of China will disburse Rs162 billion for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project under the agreement which …

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10,000MW electricity to be added in national grid during current government’s tenure

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar stated that government intended to put in ten thousand MW of electricity in the national grid during its regime. He was addressing a function related to Orange Line Metro Train project in the provincial capital on Monday, where he said working is underway of power projects …

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E-Procurement System all set to be launched in Punjab

Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has launched an e-procurement system in order to carry out procurement transactions among departments run by government. Developed by PITB, the modern system will provide a simpler yet translucent and efficient technology to cope with small financial transactions. The project was publicized by Chairman PITB, …

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Smoke affecting Taj Mahal: Indian SC asks UP govt to shift crematorium

Supreme Court of India has ordered the government of Uttar Pradesh state to shift crematorium located near the Taj Mahal in order to keep the iconic monument safe from smoke. The court had approached by the Supreme Court judge through a letter informing that the while marble mausoleum was under …

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Pakistan issues permit for export of 25 endangered species to Dubai ruler

The federal government of Pakistan has issued a special permit to the ruler of Dubai, allowing export of 25 rare falcons and endangered species from Pakistan to the UAE in breaching of wildlife protection laws on nature securing. In the light of respected sources, by permitting Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid …

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Petroleum prices likely to hike from Nov 1st by 7%

ISLAMABAD: Like every ending of month, this concluding month has also made Pakistani to hover on ever-fluctuating petroleum prices as it likely to change by the start of new month. Petroleum and finance ministries on Thursday received summary from the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra). The summary proposed rice …

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PTI workers stopped to carry out campaign ahead of by-polls in Lahore: Imran Khan

Imran Khan was addressing a press conference in Lahore where he made the said claims. “Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Superintendent of Police (SP) Umar Virk is involved in campaigning against PTI, and is performing these services for the incumbent government in Punjab,” Imran Khan alleged. He further claimed that Umar …

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Nabeel Gabol demands Rangers after receiving threats from MQM

KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) stalwart and leader Nabeel Gabol submitted a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday demanding Rangers’ protection from the government as he is allegedly being threatened by MQM. The former MNA, Gabol, upheld in the petition that he no longer has government …

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3 to 10% reduction in petroleum prices recommended by Ogra

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Thursday intimated 3 to 10 per cent cutback in the prices of petroleum products from 1st August. Although the summary was sent to the ministries of petroleum and finance recommending the reduction in prices, the government is expected to maintain the …

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Circulation of Old Currency notes to end by 2016: SBP

KARACHI: The government has decided to phase out all old-designed currency notes till the end of next calendar year, said the State Bank on Wednesday. “As per federal government notification (June 4, 2015), such currency notes will cease to be legal tender from Dec 1, 2016,” said by SBP. Previously, …

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The 2015-16 budget only favours the rich elite: Imran Khan

One day after the presentation budget for fiscal year 2015-16 in the House, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan criticised it saying only rich and powerful have been benefitted. Addressing the media on Saturday, Imran alleged that the budget presented by the incumbent government has only favoured the rich. He …

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