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ECP announces schedule for by-election on Senate seat from Balochistan

ECP announces schedule for by-election on Senate seat from Balochistan

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Election of Pakistan in Thursday announced the schedule for by-election on Senate’s general seat from Balochistan which fell vacant due to death of Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan. The polling for the general seat of Senate from Balochistan will be held on January 14, 2019 at the Balochistan Assembly. According to […]

British-Pakistani Sajid Javid among top contenders for UK PM spot

British-Pakistani Sajid Javid among top contenders for UK PM spot

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key Brexit vote she would have lost, potential leadership contenders for the Conservative Party are waiting to pounce.If she falls, any Conservative MP elected by the party as leader would automatically become prime minister. Here are the main names mooted […]

USAID, WAPDA sign $78m deal for Mangla refurbishment

USAID, WAPDA sign $78m deal for Mangla refurbishment

LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed project implementation letter – 2 (PIL) worth $78 million for Mangla refurbishment project. The USAID grant will be spent for undertaking various works of Package V, VI, VIII and IX of the project.The PIL-1 of $72 million for Mangla […]

Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Australia skipper Tim Paine admitted there was little time to regroup after the first Test defeat to India, but said he had no doubt under-fire fast bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc would bounce back in Perth.The second Test starts on Friday with India full of confidence after their tense, 31-run win in Adelaide […]

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 […]

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 […]

Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPO

Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPO

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Uber has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, taking a step closer to a key milestone for one of the most closely watched and controversial companies in Silicon Valley.The ride-hailing company filed the confidential paperwork on Thursday, one of the sources said, in […]

Refineries not great investments country can strive for

Refineries not great investments country can strive for

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan has made his economic ideology very clear in a recent interview on a television network.He has spoken against anti-profit and anti-investment thinking which has discouraged business activities in Pakistan. In the wake of this interview or simultaneously, the petroleum minister has also indicated that he is withdrawing his campaign against liquefied […]

Model Town carnage: PAT submits plea in LHC for issuing notification of new JIT ‎

Model Town carnage: PAT submits plea in LHC for issuing notification of new JIT ‎

LAHORE  – Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Saturday has filed a plea in Lahore High ‎Court (LHC) demanding Punjab government to issue notification regarding formation of new joint ‎investigation team (JIT) to probe Model Town carnage. ‎On December 5, Supreme Court (SC) had disposed of PAT’s plea and directed the provincial ‎government to reconstitute the […]

CPEC size to stay at $50 billion for now

CPEC size to stay at $50 billion for now

ISLAMABAD:Size of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will remain unchanged at $50 billion, for now, as both the countries have decided to consolidate the already approved projects amid a hope to also achieve the financial close of $1.7 billion transmission line project.A meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of the CPEC will take place on […]

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