crisis

Petroleum Division gears up to deal with likely gas crisis in Punjab

Petroleum Division gears up to deal with likely gas crisis in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division is set to table a plan before the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet for giving direct subsidy to state-run Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) on supply of imported gas to the consumers.The plan comes ahead of a gas crisis that is likely to hit over 50% of domestic consumers […]

Opposition advises rational approach to tackle crisis

Opposition advises rational approach to tackle crisis

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the lower house of parliament on Thursday debated the crisis that emerged in the wake of acquittal of Asia Bibi, a blasphemy accused, with some opposition lawmakers criticising Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Wednesday speech and calling for a peaceful settlement of the issue.The Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Khursheed Shah, who was the first […]

Cricket legend Ranatunga arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka crisis

Cricket legend Ranatunga arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka crisis

COLOMBO (AFP) – Police arrested Sri Lanka s petroleum minister Monday, a day after a man was killed when bodyguards opened fire to rescue him from a group loyal to the country s president, officials said.Arjuna Ranatunga, captain of Sri Lanka s 1996 cricket World Cup winning side and an ally of ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, was […]

Rohingya crisis: UN should not ‘interfere’: Myanmar army chief

Rohingya crisis: UN should not ‘interfere’: Myanmar army chief

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s powerful army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of his country, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya.The defiant response is the army chief’s first public reaction since a UN fact-finding […]

Iran replaces central bank chief as economy faces crisis

Iran replaces central bank chief as economy faces crisis

TEHRAN: Iran replaced its central bank chief on Wednesday, local media reported, amid the fallout over banking scandals and the crisis facing the country’s economy. Valiollah Seif, who had served as the bank’s governor since President Hassan Rouhani took power in August 2013, was replaced by Abdolnasser Hemati following a cabinet meeting, according to the […]

Many CPEC projects in doldrums as NHA faces financial crisis

Many CPEC projects in doldrums as NHA faces financial crisis

ISLAMABAD: A number of road projects related to the $52 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are said to be in doldrums as the National Highway Authority (NHA) faces financial crisis. Sources told Dawn that contractors have stopped work on several CPEC projects after their cheques worth over Rs5 billion had bounced a couple of days ago. It […]

Bad governance responsible for deepening water crisis: Justice Muslim

Bad governance responsible for deepening water crisis: Justice Muslim

JAMSHORO: Retired Justice Amir Hani Muslim, head of Supreme Court-mandated commission on water quality and drainage in Sindh, blames bad governance for the deepening water crisis and says there are more than 700 sources which contaminate whatever little water there is in the Indus River. “I have visited many sites in the province — including water […]

Currency crisis tops agenda for whoever wins Pakistan election

Currency crisis tops agenda for whoever wins Pakistan election

ISLAMABAD: Whoever wins the upcoming election in Pakistan will have to urgently resolve a currency crisis that threatens to put the brakes on the fast-growing economy, with the most likely solution being another bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Pakistan’s economy expanded at 5.8% in the last fiscal year, its quickest pace in 13 years, but the […]

Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration’s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Representative Mark Meadows said Trump told Republican members of the […]

ECP suffers administrative crisis, may influence general elections 2018

ECP suffers administrative crisis, may influence general elections 2018

ISLAMABAD;Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) suffers administrative crisis as main positions of additional secretaries admin, training and research offices are vacant.According to details, the seats of three director generals, three additional secretary generals, three directors, seven regional election commissioners are vacant. Moreover, dozen of posts from grade 18-21 are vacant. The positions of two provincial […]

Noman Ijaz’s next TV drama will explore men’s midlife crisis

Noman Ijaz’s next TV drama will explore men’s midlife crisis

REPORTER Titled Daagh, the drama also stars Sawera Nadeem, who will be working with Noman after five years “Daagh’s purpose is to make families realise that a midlife crisis is not a medical disorder,” shares director Zeeshan Khan After Khan, Noman Ijaz has another intense drama in the pipeline.Daagh, directed by Zeeshan Khan, will see […]

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: UN

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: UN

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: UN By AFP The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries. PHOTO: AFP UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations is warning that the world […]