Monday , 23 April 2018


Silence in NA over Imran’s shutdown plans

ISLAMABAD: There was a virtual hush in the National Assembly on Monday where the government was expected to respond to overnight threats by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan to “shut down” three major cities and then the entire country to advance his anti-government campaign. While Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not attend the assembly session, some of his cabinet members ... Read More »

ISI and the military lodge complaint against fake Facebook accounts

ISLAMABAD: Fake Facebook accounts used to be a problem faced by teenage girls, but it appears that in Pakistan, they are also becoming a bother for the military and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). The ISI and the military have formally complained to the Ministry of Information Technology (MOIT) and the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) about the existence of fake ... Read More »

Besides defence, govt equally mindful of poverty, illiteracy: Sharif

KARACHI: Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif has said that national defence is among the top priorities of the gov ernment, but it is equally mindful of other challenges like poverty and illiteracy. Speaking at the inaugural session of the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (Ideas 2014) at Expo Centre here on Monday, the prime minister said the government was also focussed ... Read More »

Govt gets one more day for CEC appointment

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court put more pressure on the government on Monday on the issue of appointment of a permanent chief election commissioner (CEC), but the latter appeared to be as shifty as ever, though it succeeded in getting one more day. “We are hopeful that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khurshid ... Read More »

Govt ready for talks with PTI, claims Shah

ISLAMABAD: A day after the announcement by Imran Khan of countrywide protests to press his demand for a thorough investigation into the alleged rigging in last year’s general elections, the government showed on Monday its readiness to resume dialogue with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf. Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Ahmed Shah claimed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ... Read More »

Stocks rally by 102 points

  KARACHI: Stock rallied on Monday with the KSE-100 index remaining in the positive-zone for most of the day with closing seen higher by 101.74 points to 31,299.72. Market participants attributed investors’ enthusiasm to several developments which included sense of relief as the PTI protest on Nov 30 passed off peacefully. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers at 3.96 per ... Read More »

Power generation: A trash-y economy is the future

KARACHI: China Aviation Planning and Construction Development (CAPD) is ready to invest in the Waste To Energy (WTE) project of the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) by installing a plant at Lakhodair, according to a report published in newspapers. The attractive idea is timely on the backdrop of the prevailing energy crisis. However, the idea seems to be on the ... Read More »

ANF recovers 64 kgs heroin from a shipment

KARACHI: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Sindh on Monday, recovered 64 kgs of heroin from a shipment and arrested one accused. According to an official of ANF, the heroin was concealed in tyres of a tractor. The shipment of the said tractor was destined for Sri Lanka. Further investigations and legal process were underway. Source: AAJ TV Picture Source: AAJ TV Read More »

Growers advised to shift onion nursery in December

MULTAN:- Agriculture experts have advised the farmers to shift onion nursery to the production field within the current month of December for better production. Farmers should stop water to nursery a few days before shifting to enable it survive amid odd circumstances. However, water should be applied few hours before the shifting to soften the soil so that saplings are ... Read More »

PM inaugurates IDEAs 2014 defence exhibition in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday inaugurated the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2014 at Expo Center, Karachi that will last for four days. While addressing from the occasion, the PM said that armed forces equipped with latest technology are pertinent for the country’s defence and sovereignty. Currently, Pakistan has the modern defence system while the country is ... Read More »