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Pakistan - General News

Prime Minister condoles Prof. Yaqub Hashmi's death ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday expressed his heartfelt condolence over the sad demise of Professor Yaqub Hashmi, a stalwart of the Kashmir Movement, a scholar and former Secretary Education AJK.In his message, the Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and courage for the bereaved family to bear the loss with equanimity. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Pakistan - Markets

Weekly Inflation decrease by 0.34 percent ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on January 30 for the lowest income group up to Rs 8,000 decrease by 0.34 percent as compared to the previous week.The SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 198.74 points against 199.42 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).The weekly SPI has been computed with base 2007-2008=100, covering 17 ...

Pakistan - General News

Dr. Shah's first death anniversary on Feb.08 KARACHI: The first death anniversary of former Sindh Sports Minister and famous orthopeadic surgeon Dr.Syed Mohammad Ali Shah will be held on February 8, it was announced on Friday.Quran Khawani will be held at his family residence F-97, Block-F, North Nazimabad here, according to announcement made by his sons Dr. Syed Imran Ali Shah and Dr.Syed Junaid Ali Shah.Dr.Shah, who died in Houston (USA) last February, remained the Governing Board member of Pakistan Cricket Board ...

Pakistan - General News

Judicial inquiry ordered to punish mass grave responsible, NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt Gen (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch Friday told National Assembly that the government has decided to conduct judicial inquiry to punish the culprits responsible for burying the dead bodies in mass grave in Balochistan.Responding to a Point of Order, raised by Aalia Kamran, he said that the culprits responsible for burying 13 dead bodies in mass grave in Tootak, Khuzdar, Balochistan would be awarded exemplary punishment.He said ...

Pakistan - Markets

81 shopkeepers fined, three sent to jail KARACHI: As many as 81 shopkeepers were challaned and a fine of Rs 91500 were imposed for overcharging in violation to the price list of essential commodities while three profiteers were sent to jail.Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi has said that an operations aganist profiteering is underway in the city by the Karachi Divisional and districts administrations, said a statement on Friday.The actions against profiteers were taken in different areas including New Karachi, Korangi, Gulzar ...

Pakistan - General News

President for enhanced Pak, Korea bilateral ties ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday stressed vigorous steps to take the bilateral relations of Pakistan and Korea to new heights with focus on further deepening the trade and investment cooperation in diverse fields.Expressing satisfaction on the bilateral cooperation during past three decades, the President said there still existed huge untapped potential of trade that needed to be tapped.The President stated this during his meeting with Korean parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker National Assembly of ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

Power shortfall eases to 2,300 MW ISLAMABAD: The power shortfall in the country eased to 2,300 MW as the total generation on Thursday was recorded as 8,900 MW against the demand of 11,200 MW at 0900 hours.According to daily data released by National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC), the hydel generation stood at 2,350 MW, Thermal 1,180 and Independent Power Producers (IPPs) 5,370 MW.The hydel generation has also improved as the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) increased water discharge from ...