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WEF ranks Pakistan at 107 among 140 countries on Global Competitiveness Index

WEF ranks Pakistan at 107 among 140 countries on Global Competitiveness Index

GENEVA / ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The World Economic Forum released the Global Competitiveness Report 2018 this week. The Report has adopted a new methodology for measuring Competitiveness 4.0. by including indices which represents more knowledge and digital-based ecosystems.Although the new methodology is a reboot of the Index, where Pakistan has been ranked at 107 […]

With smog season looming, Pakistan shuts polluting brick kilns

With smog season looming, Pakistan shuts polluting brick kilns

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – To combat worsening smog, Pakistan’s government has ordered all traditional brick kilns closed for 70 days starting Saturday, as it promotes new cleaner kilns that could cut pollution up to 70 percent.But the measure has produced an outcry both from kiln owners, who want incentives to make the switch, and […]

Dovizioso tops free practice ahead of Japanese GP

Dovizioso tops free practice ahead of Japanese GP

MOTEGI: Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso fanned his flickering MotoGP title hopes by clocking the fastest time in free practice Friday ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.The Italian set a quickest lap time of one minute, 45.358 seconds in the morning session at Motegi, edging out Cal Crutchlow (Honda), Johann Zarco (Yamaha) and Honda’s Marc Marquez, who can secure […]

‘Maan Jao Na’ starlet accuses Bollywood film-maker of harassment

‘Maan Jao Na’ starlet accuses Bollywood film-maker of harassment

Budding Iranian starlet, Elnaaz Norouzi, who marked her debut with Pakistani film Maan Jao Na, has accused famed Bollywood film-maker Vipul Shah of sexually harassing her for three months.In an interview with Mid-Day, the 26-year-old actor revealed that the Namaste England director tried to kiss her whenever she went to his office.She revealed how supposed to be the second female […]

SBP calls 6.2% economic growth target ambitious

SBP calls 6.2% economic growth target ambitious

KARACHI:The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has given a gloomy economic outlook for FY19, saying all the three major sectors – agriculture, industry and services – will bear the brunt of massive rupee depreciation and interest rate hike.Apart from this, narrowing down the current account deficit – which has driven the foreign currency reserves to critical […]

Asad Umar reiterates commitment to curb money laundering, terror financing

Asad Umar reiterates commitment to curb money laundering, terror financing

Finance Minister Asad Umar reiterated the government’s resolve to control and eventually eliminate money laundering and terror financing in the country in line with international guidelines, Express Newsreported.The finance minister met with a delegation of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG), a Financial Action Task Force-style regional body on money laundering in the federal capital, where he conveyed the government’s […]

Article 62 (1)(f) can not be applied to every omission, non-disclosure of assets: SC

Article 62 (1)(f) can not be applied to every omission, non-disclosure of assets: SC

The Supreme Court, in its detailed verdict on the Khawaja Asif disqualification case, declared that Article 62 (1)(f) can not be applied to every omission or non-disclosure of assets.“In our view attributing dishonesty to every omission to disclose an asset and disqualify a member for life could never have been the intention of the Parliament while incorporating Article 62 […]

Pakistan announce T-20 squad against Australia

Pakistan announce T-20 squad against Australia

LAHORE  – The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Head Coach Mickey Arthur has announced the 15-member T-20 squad for the three-match T-20I series against Australia.The 3-match T-20I series against Australia will be played on October 24, 26 and 28, 2018 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, […]

Lahore welcomes International tourists with fun, food and fervor

Lahore welcomes International tourists with fun, food and fervor

(Webdesk) – Lahore- the historical and cultural trademark of the rich past of the Sub-Continent. It is also the most socially liberal, progressive and cosmopolitan city of the country. The famed walled city is also abode to many World Heritage Sites like Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens. From being a hub of an education to […]