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US dollar hits all-time high of Rs142 in interbank market

US dollar hits all-time high of Rs142 in interbank market

The US dollar hit an all-time high of Rs142 in the interbank market on Friday. The greenback gained by Rs8 (a five percent increase) to touch the new high in the interbank market. The dollar stood at Rs 134 when the market closed on Thurs [...]

Posted On : Nov, 30 2018 | Comments : 0

Tram Service in Karachi to be Restored: Supreme Court

Tram Service in Karachi to be Restored: Supreme Court

Last weekend, the Supreme Court decided to bring the iconic tram service back on the streets of Karachi. A meeting was arranged which was headed by Supreme Court’s Justice Gulzar Ahmed where he issued an order to reintroduce tram se [...]

Posted On : Nov, 20 2018 | Comments : 0

CJP lambastes mineral water companies for depleting groundwater reserves

CJP lambastes mineral water companies for depleting groundwa...

The chief justice on Tuesday reprimanded mineral water companies for “extracting billions of rupees’ worth of groundwater” and not paying enough taxes on it. Resuming hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to alleged expl [...]

Posted On : Nov, 13 2018 | Comments : 0

Anti-encroachment drive continues for second day in Karachi

Anti-encroachment drive continues for second day in Karachi

An anti-encroachment drive in the metropolis' Saddar area entered its second day today (Tuesday). Operation will be conducted around Empress Market, Passport office and adjoining areas by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation's ant [...]

Posted On : Nov, 06 2018 | Comments : 0

Police to enforce helmet use in Punjab

Police to enforce helmet use in Punjab

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered the police to enforce use of helmets by motorcyclists, as part of implementation of traffic laws across the province. The court issued the order on a petition filed by a lawyer who contended that a [...]

Posted On : Oct, 24 2018 | Comments : 0

Saudi Arabia Work Visa Fee For Pakistanis To Be Reduced

Saudi Arabia Work Visa Fee For Pakistanis To Be Reduced

Last week, Saudi Arabia decided to waive 2,000 riyals tax on Pakistani pilgrims performing Umrah every year. Now in yet another move, the nation has decided to provide relief in visa fee for Pakistani workers. Seemingly, Prime Minister Im [...]

Posted On : Oct, 24 2018 | Comments : 0

Were ready for talks but opposition leader was suddenly arrested said Khursheed Shah

Were ready for talks but opposition leader was suddenly arre...

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah on Monday said the opposition parties were ready for talks with the government but Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif was suddenly arrested. "We were re [...]

Posted On : Oct, 16 2018 | Comments : 0

Karachi expected to sizzle at 40°C today

Karachi expected to sizzle at 40°C today

The metropolis will sizzle for a third day today (Monday) as temperature is expected to soar to 40°C. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), there will be no sea breeze today resulting in hot and dry weather for an [...]

Posted On : Oct, 08 2018 | Comments : 0

Saudi Arabia to Invest in Gwadar’s Oil Refinery

Saudi Arabia to Invest in Gwadar’s Oil Refinery

Saudi Arabia has shown interest to invest in a new oil refinery in Pakistan’s growing deep-sea port based-in Gwadar. This news was announced in Islamabad on Thursday, 4th October. The agreement follows a visit last month by Pakistan [...]

Posted On : Oct, 05 2018 | Comments : 0

Major power outage leaves parts of Karachi affected

Major power outage leaves parts of Karachi affected

A major power breakdown in Karachi left many parts of the city affected on Thursday. According to reports, power supply was suspended to several areas between 5am and 6am. The affected areas included Defence View, Teachers Society, Defens [...]

Posted On : Oct, 04 2018 | Comments : 0

Firefighters extinguish blaze in Karachi building after eight hours

Firefighters extinguish blaze in Karachi building after eigh...

After struggling for eight hours, firefighters on Monday extinguished a fire which erupted in a building on the city's II Chundrigar Road. Sources said the fire broke out at 5am in Techno City Plaza and an operation to help people eva [...]

Posted On : Oct, 01 2018 | Comments : 0

Sindh Police Launches WhatsApp Helpline in Karachi

Sindh Police Launches WhatsApp Helpline in Karachi

Earlier this week, Sindh Police launched a WhatsApp helpline where the residents of Karachi can send their complaints. It has been launched with an aim to encourage citizens to report any illegal activities with ease. The WhatsApp helplin [...]

Posted On : Sep, 20 2018 | Comments : 0

PTI govt decides to investigate metro bus projects

PTI govt decides to investigate metro bus projects

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf federal government has decided to launch an investigation into all the metro bus projects started under the Pakistan Muslim-League Nawaz regime, sources said. According to sources, an audit will be carried out [...]

Posted On : Aug, 24 2018 | Comments : 0

Shaheen Air flight carrying over 200 stranded Pakistanis takes off from China

Shaheen Air flight carrying over 200 stranded Pakistanis tak...

A Shaheen Air flight carrying over 200 Pakistanis, who were stranded at Guangzhou airport for over a week, took off from the Chinese port city Monday morning. The Shaheen Air flight is scheduled to reach Lahore late at night. On Sunday, S [...]

Posted On : Aug, 06 2018 | Comments : 0

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