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Print - 2019-11-22
The Weather
General News

The Weather

The weather report on Thursday (November 21, 2019) and the forecast for Friday (November 22, 2019).

Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Bullion Rates
Rates

Bullion Rates

Gold and silver rates in rupees per 10 grams prevailing in major cities on Thursday (November 21, 2019).

Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Cotton Spot Rates
Rates

Cotton Spot Rates

Official KCA spot rates for local dealings in Pakistan rupees on Thursday (November 21, 2019).

Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Pakistan Mercantile Exchange - PMEX
Rates

Pakistan Mercantile Exchange - PMEX

Pakistan Mercantile Exchange - PMEX (Formerly National Commodity Exchange Limited - NCEL) Trading Summary on Thursday (November 21, 2019).

Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Shipping Intelligence
Schedules

Shipping Intelligence

Karachi Shipping Intelligence report incorporating changes till 7 am on Thursday (November 21, 2019).

Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
THE RUPEE: Slight gains
Money & Banking

THE RUPEE: Slight gains

The rupee picked up slightly against the dollar on the money market on Thursday in the process of trading activity, dealers said.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Member to Member
Stocks

Member to Member

The following transactions member to member subsequently reported on Thursday (November 21, 2019).

Updated 22 Nov, 2019 06:21am
BOARD MEETINGS
Stocks

BOARD MEETINGS

Board Meetings of Companies listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

Updated 22 Nov, 2019 06:22am
Spot dollar rates
Rates

Spot dollar rates

Spot Dollar rates from Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari & Co Ltd on Thursday (November 21, 2019).

Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Money Market Report
Rates

Money Market Report

Money market report by Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari & Co on Thursday (November 21, 2019).
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Bill buying rates per unit of currency
Rates

Bill buying rates per unit of currency

Bill Buying Rates per unit of currency -- issued by the Treasury Management Division of the National Bank of Pakistan on Thursday (November 21, 2019).

Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Currency notes: exchange rates
Rates

Currency notes: exchange rates

Exchange rates for Currency Notes issued by the Treasury Management Division of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) here on Thursday (November 21, 2019).

Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Barclays bid rates and maximum rates for payment of interest
Rates

Barclays bid rates and maximum rates for payment of interest

Barclays bid rates, maximum rates for payment of interest by authorised dealers on deposits (other than those brought under FE Circular No: 45 of 1985) and on deposits (brought under FE Circular No: 45 of 1985) - issued by the Foreign Exchange Rates Commi
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
State Bank of Pakistan conversion rates
Rates

State Bank of Pakistan conversion rates

Rates applicable for conversion into rupees of Foreign Currency Deposits, Dollar Bearer Certificates, Foreign Currency Bearer Certificates, Special US Dollar bonds and profits thereon by all banks and also for providing forward cover on foreign currency d
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
British Airways says flights hit by glitch

British Airways says flights hit by glitch

British Airways flights were facing delays in and out of London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Thursday after a technical glitch overnight, the airline said.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Power tariffs increased by Rs 1.83/unit

Power tariffs increased by Rs 1.83/unit

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has increased tariffs of power Distribution Companies (Discos) by Rs 1.83 per unit for the month of September 2019 under monthly fuel price adjustment mechanism.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Imran, Bajwa discuss security situation

Imran, Bajwa discuss security situation

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa called on the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan at the Prime Minister's office on Thursday. Both dignitaries met to discuss the security situation of the country. Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Ba
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Lieutenant-General Nadeem Raza appointed CJCSC

Lieutenant-General Nadeem Raza appointed CJCSC

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appointed Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) with effect from November 27.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
CPEC energy projects create 10,000 jobs

CPEC energy projects create 10,000 jobs

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)'s energy projects have contributed $250 million in taxes and provided 10,000 jobs by adding 14.5 percent of the total electricity output in NTDC system so far.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Chinese FM says US bill aims to 'destroy Hong Kong'

Chinese FM says US bill aims to 'destroy Hong Kong'

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday condemned the passage of a US bill lauding pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, saying it "indulges violent criminals" and aims to "muddle or even destroy Hong Kong".
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
PML-N demands early outcome

PML-N demands early outcome

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Thursday demanded an early outcome of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) foreign funding case from the Election Commission of Pakistan through a transparent and open court trial.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Foreign funding case: ECP to conduct hearing on daily basis

Foreign funding case: ECP to conduct hearing on daily basis

With a couple of weeks remaining for the incumbent Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza (retd) to retire, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday accepted the request of opposition parties to conduct daily hearings of the
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
PM, Trump discuss situation

PM, Trump discuss situation

Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephone conversation with President Donald Trump, during which bilateral and regional issues were discussed, the Foreign Office said.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
OECD trims global 2020 growth forecast

OECD trims global 2020 growth forecast

The OECD trimmed Thursday its 2020 global economic growth forecast and said it did not see a strong rebound in 2021 owing to risks stemming from trade tensions.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Ex-colonel: FO expresses doubts over purported 'death certificate'

Ex-colonel: FO expresses doubts over purported 'death certificate'

The Foreign Office on Thursday doubted the purported 'death certificate' of a missing retired Pakistan Army officer Col Habib Zahir (retd) as 'fake' and described the move as part of the drive of sensationalization being undertaken by hostile agencies aga
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Hafeez for early resolution of govt-Etisalat dispute

Hafeez for early resolution of govt-Etisalat dispute

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has asked the stakeholders to finalize proposals in a couple of weeks for resolving dispute with Etisalat for release of "pending $800 million" of PTCL privatization.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa brothers back in business

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa brothers back in business

Sri Lanka's divisive Rajapaksa clan consolidated their grip on power on Thursday as the newly elected President swore in his brother as prime minister amid concerns they could roll back vital economic reforms.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
UK Labour makes radical election pitch

UK Labour makes radical election pitch

Britain's main opposition Labour party on Thursday unveiled its general election manifesto, promising a radical agenda for social change, including nationalising key industries and a controversial second referendum on Brexit.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
IHC disposes of contempt of court petition against Firdous

IHC disposes of contempt of court petition against Firdous

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday disposed of a contempt of court petition against Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan for commenting on the "axle load policy" in sharp contrast to an order pass
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
EU doubles emergency aid for Afghanistan

EU doubles emergency aid for Afghanistan

The European Union has more than doubled its emergency aid for Afghanistan to 77 million euros this year because of "the worsening humanitarian situation," a European Commission spokeswoman said Thursday.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Foreign reserves increase to $8.442bn

Foreign reserves increase to $8.442bn

The total foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) have increased by $45 million to $8.442 billion during the week ending November 15, 2019.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Fake bank accounts case: OCS chairman arrested

Fake bank accounts case: OCS chairman arrested

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Thursday arrested Chairman Overseas Cooperative Society (OCS)Ijaz Haroon in connection with multibillion rupees fake bank accounts case.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
'Total normalcy' in IOK?
Letters

'Total normalcy' in IOK?

Look at the absurdity of India's Home Minister Amit Shah's claim that "total normalcy" prevails in Occupied Kashmir even as thousands of Kashmiris, including top politicians, remain in custody since the region, cut off from the internet, was stripped of i
Updated 22 Nov, 2019 05:22am
US flexes muscles in Gulf to reassure allies
Articles

US flexes muscles in Gulf to reassure allies

A US aircraft carrier's passage through the Gulf is the latest demonstration of the superpower's enduring military presence in the Middle East aimed at reassuring allies, experts and officials say.
Updated 22 Nov, 2019 05:15am
Approaching optimal SEZs - II
Articles

Approaching optimal SEZs - II

Pakistan is indeed fortunate to be a part of one of the main projects in the shape of CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) under the overall Belt and Road Initiative (BRI); especially in terms of evolving special economic zones (SEZs). This is because
Updated 22 Nov, 2019 06:29am
Foreign-funded tax reforms
Articles

Foreign-funded tax reforms

Fiscal consolidation should be as growth-friendly as possible. In general, tax base-broadening reforms are identified as growth-oriented reforms. To the extent that they reduce distortions to economic decisions on work, saving, investment and consumption,
Updated 22 Nov, 2019 06:05am
Winds of change?

Winds of change?

Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) former Justice Javed Iqbal while addressing an award distribution ceremony on November 19, 2019 made the startling comment that winds of change were coursing through the country and no one should think that th
Updated 22 Nov, 2019 06:17am
A befitting response

A befitting response

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa appears to have been constrained to respond publicly to the uncalled criticism of the judiciary by prime minister Imran Khan by reminding him that it was his government that gave a one-time permission to
Updated 22 Nov, 2019 06:17am
National Tariff Policy

National Tariff Policy

Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked during the cabinet meeting upon approval of the first-ever National Tariff Policy (NTP) formulated by the Commerce Division, subsequent to extensive consultations with stakeholders, that tariffs traditionally employed as
Updated 22 Nov, 2019 06:17am
Imran felicitates Mahinda Rajapaksa on phone

Imran felicitates Mahinda Rajapaksa on phone

Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned Mahinda Rajapaksa to felicitate him on his appointment as the Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister lauded the progress made by Sri Lanka during Rajapaksa's two terms as t
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Dasu Hydropower Project's land price up by 95 percent
Energy

Dasu Hydropower Project's land price up by 95 percent

The price of land for Dasu Hydropower Project (DHP) has increased by about 95 percent from Rs 19 billion to Rs 37 billion as the affectees have refused to accept the initially approved amount.
Updated 22 Nov, 2019 06:40am
PIA acquires two A320 aircraft on dry lease
Business & Economy

PIA acquires two A320 aircraft on dry lease

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has acquired two A320 aircraft on dry lease from ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company. The first aircraft reached Karachi on Thursday morning while the second A320 will be delivered to PIA by end of this year.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Senate panel calls for restructuring ECL policy

Senate panel calls for restructuring ECL policy

A parliamentary body Thursday called for restructuring the Exit Control List (ECL) policy with an aim to shortening the long process for placement and removal of name on the list.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Mayor to inaugurate second ICPF-2019 on November 22

Mayor to inaugurate second ICPF-2019 on November 22

Mayor Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Waseem will inaugurate the second International Consumer Product Fair (ICPF-2019) scheduled from 22-24 November, 2019, at Expo Centre, Karachi.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Nestlé Pakistan marks Children's Day

Nestlé Pakistan marks Children's Day

Nestlé Pakistan commemorated Children's Day with a contest to encourage healthy eating under its Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) program at its partner institution The Trust School here on Thursday.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
One million people may become jobless by end-year: Hamza

One million people may become jobless by end-year: Hamza

Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that by the end of this year one million people are likely to get jobless due to wrong economic policies of the PTI-led coalition government.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Sindh CM sees conspiracy behind thelewala's 'revelation'

Sindh CM sees conspiracy behind thelewala's 'revelation'

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Thursday said that neither he knows Yousuf Thelewala nor has ever met him but under a pre-planned conspiracy a `spoon-fed statement' of the accused has been recorded on a mobile phone in which Thelewala has taken h
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
PBIF for documenting middlemen
Business & Economy

PBIF for documenting middlemen

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), Mian Zahid Hussain has said that the undocumented sector of middlemen should be documented and they should be kept under vigilance so that they cannot play with the national security.
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am
Gold prices down

Gold prices down

Gold on Thursday was traded for Rs85,500 per tola, down by Rs350 on the local market, according to traders. The yellow metal is now selling for Rs73,603 per 10 grams down by Rs300 and its trading was closed for $1469 an ounce on the world market, falling
Published 22 Nov, 2019 12:00am