Rollercoaster ride continues at PSX, SECP cleaning likely to smoothen the ride

Rollercoaster ride continues at PSX, SECP cleaning likely to smoothen the ride

KARACHI: After shedding nearly 1,000 points on Monday the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) benchmark index continued the slide on Tuesday; it opened in red and fell like the London Bridge. For the first half hour of trading, the benchmark 100-index was down more than 600 points trading well below 48,500 points, and when the speculators […]

Two months on: Victims of Landhi train collision await promised compensation money

Two months on: Victims of Landhi train collision await promised compensation money

KARACHI: Although promises of compensation money pour in from the authorities when a major incident takes place, they turn out to be hollow once the tide recedes. Something similar happened with the people who were injured when two passenger trains collided in Karachi’s Landhi area. The incident that took place on November 3, 2016 had […]

ASF recovers fine quality heroin from passenger at Islamabad airport

ASF recovers fine quality heroin from passenger at Islamabad airport

RAWALPINDI (Yes News) – Airport Security Force (ASF) on Saturday has foiled smuggling of heroin from Rawalpindi to Saudi Arabia at Benazir International Airport. According to details, the security officers confiscated 685grams of fine quality heroin from passenger’s luggage during search and apprehended him. The suspect identified as Mohammad Daud was a resident of Charsadda. […]

Pakistanis third among Dubai’s top earning real estate brokers

Pakistanis third among Dubai’s top earning real estate brokers

DUBAI (Yes News) – Real estate brokers earned a commission of over Dh1.5 bn in 2016 from 32,932 transactions, stated Dubai Land Department (DLD) in its latest report. According to a report published by Khaleej Times, Dubai’s real estate market attracted 5,933 active brokers and 2,285 registered brokerage offices. The Dh1.5 bn figure describes the […]

Date for next Syria talks thrown into question

Date for next Syria talks thrown into question

GENEVA (AFP) – The timing of the next Syria talks in Geneva was thrown into doubt on Friday after the UN said it could not confirm a Russian announcement that they had been postponed. Meeting in Moscow with minor Syrian opposition figures, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the UN-hosted talks planned for February 8 had […]

Canadian wingsuit jumper dies in China: report

Canadian wingsuit jumper dies in China: report

BEIJING (AFP) – A Canadian man has died after attempting a wingsuit jump in China, state media reported, the latest fatality in the extreme sport that involves leaping from a plane or mountain while wearing a bodysuit with wings. The body of 28-year-old Graham Dickinson, a wingsuit specialist, was found Thursday on a cliff in […]

Trump bars visitors from Syria, six other Muslim-majority countries

Trump bars visitors from Syria, six other Muslim-majority countries

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks. The order limiting entry on visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries is for […]

Nobel Peace winner Malala ‘heartbroken’ by Trump order

Nobel Peace winner Malala ‘heartbroken’ by Trump order

NEW YORK (AFP) – Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist and Nobel Peace laureate, said Friday she was “heartbroken” by Donald Trump s order on refugees and urged the US president not to abandon the world s “most defenseless.” “I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence […]

Shakargarh: Father throws two daughters in nullah

Shakargarh: Father throws two daughters in nullah

SHAKARGARH (Yes News) – A pitiless father on Friday night threw his two daughters in nullah in Shakargarh. According to details, the incident took place in Deenpur Village when a driver Amjad took his eight-year-old daughter Maryam and ten-year-old Zainab outside for a ride and threw them in nullah. Amjad’s wife called him and asked […]

Three Pakistani boys languishing in Indian jail for seven months

Three Pakistani boys languishing in Indian jail for seven months

LAHORE (Yes News) – Three Pakistani boys, who inadvertently crossed border, have been languishing in Indian jails for the last seven months. 16-year-old Iftikhar, resident of Safdarabad’s suburb village Walipur Bora, along with his cousin Shehzad Latif went to Moaza Mata’s Tehsil Narowal to attend marriage of his relative. Iftikhar and Latif went to visit border […]