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Govt slashes non-salary budget by 10%

Govt slashes non-salary budget by 10%

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to cut non-salary current budget of the civilian setup by 10% as part of its austerity drive –a move that will help save nearly Rs10 billion in the remainder period of fiscal year but would not address core fiscal problems.The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has also decided to continue with […]

PFVA reduces export target of Kinnow by 50,000 tons

PFVA reduces export target of Kinnow by 50,000 tons

 All Pakistan fruit and vegetable exporters, importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) has set current year export target of Kinnow to 325,000 tons by reducing 50,000 tons compared to the last year.The export of Kinnow is due to commence from 1st December 2018. Production of Kinnow during this year is expected to be around 2 million […]

Women’s World T20: Pakistan beat Ireland by 38 runs

Women’s World T20: Pakistan beat Ireland by 38 runs

GUYANA  – Javeria Khan s unbeaten 74 off 52 balls, the highest individual score by a Pakistani woman in Twenty20 Internationals, set up Pakistan s 38-run win against Ireland in Match 9 of the ICC Women s World T20 2018.Ireland won the toss and put Pakistan in on Tuesday, 13 November, at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence, […]

Govt likely to hike petroleum prices by up to Rs15 per litre

Govt likely to hike petroleum prices by up to Rs15 per litre

LAHORE  – International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reportedly pressing the federal government to hike prices of the petroleum products by up to Rs15 per litre, well-informed sources told Roznama Dunya.As per details garnered, the prices will be gradually hiked within span of three months.Sources further added that the delegation of IMF had expressed dissatisfaction over […]

Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’ sued by The Satanic Temple

Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’ sued by The Satanic Temple

NEW YORK: The Satanic Temple sued Netflix and Warner Bros Entertainment on Thursday, seeking more than $50 million for their alleged unauthorised use of a statue of the goat-headed deity Baphomet in the series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.In a complaint filed with the US District Court, the plaintiff, whose stated mission includes encouraging benevolence and empathy among […]

Imran Khan urged by Engineer to restore India-Pakistan Test links

Imran Khan urged by Engineer to restore India-Pakistan Test links

(AFP) – India great Farokh Engineer has called on former Pakistan captain turned Prime Minister Imran Khan to use his political clout to help restore Test match links between the border rivals.Despite wild enthusiasm about cricket in both nations, the two have not met in a five-day Test match since they played out a draw […]

Aasia Bibi acquitted by Supreme Court

Aasia Bibi acquitted by Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Aasia Bibi – a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death – and set aside an earlier judgment passed by a lower court.Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heading the three-member bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, read the 56-page verdict and […]

NA session marred by opposition boycott

NA session marred by opposition boycott

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday witnessed a noisy session as the opposition staged a boycott from the house over delay in producing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif despite standing orders of Speaker Asad Qaiser to the effect.However, the opposition ended its boycott soon after the arrival of the PML-N president in the lower house […]

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