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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 […]

Netflix to boost production of European series

Netflix to boost production of European series

(AFP) – Netflix said Wednesday it will produce more series in Europe in languages other than English following the global success of Spanish crime caper “Money Heist” and German mystery “Dark”.”We have seen that shows we have done were able to find gigantic global audiences, where the vast majority of viewing comes from outside the […]

Arthur apologises to Hafeez

Arthur apologises to Hafeez

Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur has admitted his mistake and subsequently apologised to veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for his wrong attitude towards him.According to Daily Express, during the recently concluded T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand, the coach approached Hafeez and admitted that ‘he had made wrong point of view for him’ and for […]

Cabinet likely to approve ICT talent programme

Cabinet likely to approve ICT talent programme

LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: The cabinet, which is scheduled to meet on Thursday (today), is likely to approve an agreement for the information and communications technology (ICT) talent development programme between Huawei Technology Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as part of a strategy to boost IT-related exports. Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the meeting […]

China ‘willing to assist Pakistan for country’s social uplift’

China ‘willing to assist Pakistan for country’s social uplift’

BEIJING: A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has termed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China as successful, saying that both countries agreed to work together to implement all agreements signed during the visit and further elevate the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.“We believe PM Imran’s visit has been very successful. We are very satisfied with the results,” […]

Faisalabad: Laborers announce protest as govt shuts brick kilns to combat smog

Faisalabad: Laborers announce protest as govt shuts brick kilns to combat smog

FAISALABAD  – Labor organizations on Tuesday have announced to protest against the closure of more than 700 brick kilns for two months to combat worsening of smog in Faisalabad.According to details, the provincial environment department has shut all the brick kilns and directed to take action against the violators.The kiln organizations strongly criticized the decision, […]

I want to serve Pakistan cricket with respect: Hafeez

I want to serve Pakistan cricket with respect: Hafeez

Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has said that he wants to serve Pakistan cricket with respect in the remaining years of his career.Speaking in an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan, the 38-year-old said his first priority is to represent Pakistan cricket rather than pursuing alternate options.“I want to serve Pakistan team with respect and my first […]

Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition lawmakers came close to a fist fight after an exchange of hot words during a session of the National Assembly on Monday.The pandemonium started when Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Shazia Marri mentioned General AK Niazi and drew his parallel with ‘Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi’.The remarks led to Minister for […]

It’s in our DNA: Youthful Pakistan race to Twenty20 domination

It’s in our DNA: Youthful Pakistan race to Twenty20 domination

DUBAI (AFP) – Brash young players, peak fitness and a winning mentality “in their DNA”, Pakistan are the current kings of international Twenty20 cricket.The last two Sundays have seen Pakistan race to series whitewashes in the game s shortest format against Australia and New Zealand. They also have registered 11 consecutive series wins — a world […]

Oil prices fall as U.S. grants Iran sanction waivers to major importers

Oil prices fall as U.S. grants Iran sanction waivers to major importers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday as the start to U.S. sanctions against Iran’s fuel exports was softened by waivers that will allow major buyers to still import Iranian crude, at least temporarily.Front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $72.40 per barrel at 0332 GMT on Monday, down 43 cents, or 0.6 percent […]

Khashoggi killing: sons ask Saudis to return his body

Khashoggi killing: sons ask Saudis to return his body

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve, they told CNN in an interview aired Sunday.Khashoggi was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from Riyadh on October 2, a murder Turkey’s […]

Rawalpindi: CJP to undergo medical examination as health improves

Rawalpindi: CJP to undergo medical examination as health improves

RAWALPINDI – Doctors at Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology on Monday (RIC) will carry out medical examination of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar as his health s indicators continue to show improvement. Sources at RIC told our correspondent that CJP’s blood pressure and pulse rate is normal.Earlier yesterday, CJP Justice Saqib Nisar was rushed […]