Punjab Minister stresses to promote cultivation of oil producing crops

Punjab Minister stresses to promote cultivation of oil producing crops

(Web Desk) – Punjab Agriculture Minister, Nauman Ahmad Langrial has stress the need to promote the cultivation of oil producing commodities and oil seed crops.Presiding over a consultative meeting to review the promotion of sunflower cultivation and its sowing target, held at the Agriculture House in Lahore, he said Pakistan imports edible oil worth 3 […]

US envoy hopes for Afghan peace deal before April election

US envoy hopes for Afghan peace deal before April election

KABUL (AFP) – US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said Sunday he hoped the Taliban and Afghan government would strike a peace deal within five months — even as the militants inflict record high casualties on security forces.Back in Kabul after a second round of regional meetings that are believed to have included the Taliban, Afghan-born Khalilzad […]

Model Town tragedy: Shahbaz to appear in SC today

Model Town tragedy: Shahbaz to appear in SC today

LAHORE – A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the application seeking the formation of a new joint investigation team (JIT) in the Model Town case at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry today (Monday).The SC had issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former Punjab […]

Hailey, Justin Bieber confirm marriage on Instagram

Hailey, Justin Bieber confirm marriage on Instagram

It looks like Justin Bieber has finally confirmed his marriage to Hailey Baldwin, according to Elle – and well, their Instagram accounts. The pop singer posted a photo of them on Instagram on Thursday and captioned it, “My wife is awesome.”Moreover, the supermodel has officially changed her name from Hailey Baldwin to Hailey Bieber on social media.Yep, that’s pretty much everything we need […]

After meeting Taliban in Qatar, US envoy hopes for peace deal in 2019

After meeting Taliban in Qatar, US envoy hopes for peace deal in 2019

KABUL: The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday.Zalmay Khalilzad, in Kabul to lead talks between the United States, the Taliban and the Afghan government, told reporters he hopes “a peace deal is reached before April 20 next year”, when Afghanistan […]

Defying the odds: Stock market sell-off a blessing in disguise for value hunters

Defying the odds: Stock market sell-off a blessing in disguise for value hunters

KARACHI: Since its inception in 1968, the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) became the world’s first and most tracked global equity index to benchmark the relative attractiveness of various equity markets round the globe.MSCI has many indices and sub-indices but the most famous ones are Frontier Market (FM) and Emerging Market (EM) indices which are actively […]

Accountability court to resume hearing Al-Azizia reference today

Accountability court to resume hearing Al-Azizia reference today

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court seized with the Al-Azizia reference will resume hearing today (Monday).Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif will record his testimony under Section 342 of the criminal procedure code before Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik.Sharif had so far answered 120 out of a total of 151 questions put to him during the recording of his testimony. […]

IMF sets stricter conditions for bailout package

IMF sets stricter conditions for bailout package

ISLAMABAD: As talks enter the final phase, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has set even stricter conditions for Pakistan to implement in exchange for a bailout package – much needed for economic revival. Some of the major conditions include imposition of more taxes worth Rs150 billion, further reduction in the rupee value as well as a […]

American woman’s marriage with Sialkoti boy becomes talk of town

American woman’s marriage with Sialkoti boy becomes talk of town

(Web Desk) – Social media has blurred lines between real and virtual world opening more avenues to reach out to people. A prime example of making the most of living in a more connected world was witnessed when a 41-year-old American woman traveled all the way to Pakistan to marry a 21-year-old boy from Sialkot.Since, […]

SECP holds anti-money laundering awareness sessions

SECP holds anti-money laundering awareness sessions

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) held anti-money laundering and counter financing for terrorism awareness sessions in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad in collaboration with USAID.More than 500 professionals from the securities and commodities market, insurance sector, non-banking financial institutions and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan attended these sessions.These […]