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Car sales fall on back of price hikes, curbs on non-filers

Car sales fall on back of price hikes, curbs on non-filers

KARACHI: Locally produced vehicle sales, especially cars of small engines, fell in November 2018 as multiple price hikes and restriction on non-filers of tax returns discouraged many buyers.Sales of the low-end vehicle segment, 1,000cc and below, dropped heavily on the back of a deteriorating macroeconomic situation in the country and challenges faced by the auto sector.Sales […]

No gas load shedding being carried out, NA told

No gas load shedding being carried out, NA told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that no gas load shedding is being carried out in any part of the country.Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Agha Hassan Baloch, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan admitted there is issue of low gas pressure in different cities.He said Sui Southern Gas Pipelines Limited […]

US adds Pakistan to blacklist for ‘religious freedom violations’

US adds Pakistan to blacklist for ‘religious freedom violations’

WASHINGTON:The United States said Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over its treatment of minorities.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among “countries of particular concern” in a congressionally mandated annual report, meaning the US government is obliged to exert pressure […]

In Pictures: Three-day extravaganza of Bridal Couture Week 2018

In Pictures: Three-day extravaganza of Bridal Couture Week 2018

(Web Desk)-As the Wedding season grips the country with the onset of December the 16th edition of the country’s biggest and most sought-after bridal extravaganza, Pantene HUM Bridal Couture Week (PHBCW) rolled its red carpet on December 7, 2018. The country’s acclaimed couturiers, bridals wear designers and retail brands set the stage on fire with […]

Pant ‘happy’ to help India win with world record 11 catches

Pant ‘happy’ to help India win with world record 11 catches

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant said Monday he was “very happy” to have helped India win the first Test in Adelaide after equalling the world record of 11 catches in a match.The 21-year-old, playing in only his sixth Test, matched the record held by England s Jack Russell and South Africa s AB de Villiers when […]

Dawood invites Japanese investors to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan

Dawood invites Japanese investors to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan

(Web Desk) – Advisor to Prime Minister for Commerce, Textile, Investment, Industries and Production Abdul Razak Dawood invited Japanese entrepreneurs to explore huge opportunities in trade and investment in Pakistan.While addressing a seminar titled “Trade and Investment Opportunities in Pakistan,” in Tokyo, Japan, he underscored that the balance sheets of multi-national corporations in Pakistan itself […]

Thousands throng funeral for ‘youngest’ mujahid martyred in Held Kashmir

Thousands throng funeral for ‘youngest’ mujahid martyred in Held Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP) – Thousands of mourners thronged the funeral on Monday of a 14-year-old mujahid martyred by Indian troops in Kashmir, the youngest-ever mujahid martyred in the decades-long insurgency, police said.Mudasir Ahmad Parrey was martyred alongside two other mujahideen, one a 17-year-old, outside the city of Srinagar on Sunday.Parrey, a ninth-grade student, went missing in […]

US shouldn’t even give Pakistan a dollar till it acts on terror

US shouldn’t even give Pakistan a dollar till it acts on terror

NEW YORK (Agencies) – US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley, on Monday, said that Pakistan should not be given  even a dollar  as it continues to harbour terrorists, who  turn around and kill American soldiers .Talking to a US magazine- The Atlantic, Haley, the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in […]

Peshawar girl to represent country in US Open U-15 squash

Peshawar girl to represent country in US Open U-15 squash

PESHAWAR:In what can best be described as an honour for the country, a junior squash player Laiba Ijaz Ahmad hailing from Peshawar will represent Pakistan in the US Junior Open Squash Championship to be held from December 15 to 18 in Boston, Massachusetts.At least 9,000 players from all over the world compete to qualify for […]

Meghan Markle presents fashion award to wedding dress designer

Meghan Markle presents fashion award to wedding dress designer

LONDON: Givenchy’s artistic director Clare Waight Keller Monday received the British designer of the year womenswear award from Meghan Markle, whose dress she designed for her wedding to Prince Harry.“It is such a pleasure to be here celebrating British fashion,” Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said at the star-studded annual Fashion Awards at the Albert Hall.The […]

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit rules top EU court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit rules top EU court

LUXEMBOURG:The European Union’s top court ruled on Monday that the British government may unilaterally reverse its decision to leave the bloc, without consulting the other member states.In an emergency judgment delivered just a day before the British parliament is due to vote on a Brexit deal agreed with the EU by Prime Minister Theresa May, […]

‘Over $15b being remitted through illegal channel’

‘Over $15b being remitted through illegal channel’

ISLAMABAD:In order to increase foreign exchange reserves, the government plans to strengthen banking channels to convince Pakistani expatriates to send remittances through legal means, and ultimately discourage other means of transmission.Currently, more than $15 billion are being remitted through the Hundi system, which is the main impediment to the growth of gross domestic product (GDP). […]