Now that half a year has passed, all realize that the ongoing fiscal year will yield a growth rate of less than 3 per cent. The SBP has been seen faltering as…
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) extended the physical remand of two alleged attackers involved in the Chakra Goth violence case until September 27 ATC Administrative Judge Justice Maqbool Baqar granted the extension in…
Admissions in various departments for the autumn 2011 Semester at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will go on till September 24 with late fee charges. According to an AIOU press release, these…
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday reserved its judgement till Aug 12 on the extrajudicial killing case of Sarfaraz Shah after recording final arguments from both the defence and prosecution sides. Defence…
Additional district and sessions judge has granted interim bail till July 14 to Attiqa Odho, in a case registered against her for possessing liquor. Attiqa Odho reached Benazir International Airport a few…
The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) programme has been extended until 2013 to further reduce the maternal and infant morality rate, which is still high in the Sindh province, said Sindh…
KARACHI – The Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has refused to provide furnace oil to the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) until the power utility pays up the price differential claims of Rs 3.9 billion made by the former.
Moreover, a clear directive from the federal government is also needed to provide the facility of subsidised furnace oil to the KESC, which is demanding oil on the rate of gas, after a reduction in gas supply from the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) to the power
KARACHI – The Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI), which was supposed to go on a wheel-jam strike from today (Monday), has postponed its call for another three day – till the 13th – in the hope that the government will soon accede to its demands and allow a two-rupee increase in fares.
KTI President Irshad Bukhari, in a statement issued on Sunday, said that the Sindh government had assured him of soon issuing a notification to publicize the two-rupee hike in transport fares. He
ISLAMABAD – The Federal Board of Revenue has extended the date for payment of taxes for the month of January. According to an FBR notification, the date has been extended till February 28 for payment of taxes /duties for January and filing of Sales Tax and FED returns under Section 74 of the Sales Tax Act, 1990 and Section 43 of the Federal Excise Act, 2005.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has delayed the implementation of the controversial Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) till summer this year as further deliberations are needed on various issues Trade Secretary Zafar Mehmud briefing the media about recent developments during the consultative session of Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Coordination Authority and indicated that both sides need greater cooperation on issues such as bank guarantee, letter of credit, installation of tracker
LAHORE – A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday adjourned proceedings to several petitions challenging dual office held by President Asif Ali Zardari. The four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry deferred hearing till February 14 for hearing detailed arguments by petitioner counsel, AK Dogar on questions threatening Zardari’s eligibility.
During proceedings on Wednesday Dogar was arguing that Asif Ali Zardari faced pre-election
KARACHI – Workers’ unions of the Karachi Electric Supply Company’s (KESC) have vowed to continue their protest and disrupt operations till 4,000 of their sacked employees are restored.
People’s Workers Union Secretary Lateef Mughal told Pakistan Today said that the sudden dismissal of thousands of employees was a criminal act of the KESC management. He said that the management was “wasting” money on high salaries and unproductive expenditures, but on the other hand, had deprived
KARACHI – Two men, who allegedly tried to assassinate ANP’s deputy general secretary Bashir Jan, were remanded into police custody on Saturday.
Judicial Magistrate East Zabiha Khattak remanded the two alleged accused identified as Zeeshan and Shahnawaz until January 25.
According to the prosecution, the police had arrested the two suspects in an injured condition from the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) on Friday and they had confessed before the police about their
LAHORE – Punjab Governor Salman Taseer on Friday said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will not only complete its existing tenure but will also successfully regain power till 2023, by winning general elections of 2013 and 2018 on the basis of serving people.
He was talking to the media at the cheques distribution ceremony of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) at the governor’s house. He distributed cheques of Rs 100,000 each to 140 selected women.
While lauding the
LONDON – Two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup champion Kauto Star’s bid for a record fifth win in the King George VI steeplechase will have to wait till January 15 after Kempton Park racecourse authorities were forced to postpone the race for a second time after an inspection on Sunday.
The race had been set for its traditional Boxing Day running until it was postponed on Friday because of frozen ground with the management team hoping it could be run on Monday.
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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of a contempt of the court case against the judges, who took oath under the Provisional Constitution Order (PCO), till January 3, 2011, a private TV channel reported.
A four-member bench comprising Justices Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez was hearing the case against the judges for taking oath under the PCO in defiance of a restraining order