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Black Day being observed across Pakistan

Black Day being observed across Pakistan

The Indian Independence Day is being observed as Black Day across Pakistan and on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) today. Black Day is being observed to protest against India's action to change the special status of the dispute [...]

Posted On : Aug, 15 2019 | Comments : 0

FBR extends deadline to file tax returns to August 9

FBR extends deadline to file tax returns to August 9

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the deadline to file tax returns to August 9 for the year 2017-18, it said in a notification issued late Friday. The FBR "is pleased to further extend the date of filing of Income Tax R [...]

Posted On : Aug, 04 2019 | Comments : 0

'Clean Karachi' drive gets underway

'Clean Karachi' drive gets underway

The federal government-backed campaign to clean Karachi kicked off in parts of the metropolis on Sunday, with the first target to de-silt all storm-water drains before Eid-ul-Azha. Speaking to media at the launch ceremony of the Clean Kar [...]

Posted On : Aug, 04 2019 | Comments : 0

Blast targeting police vehicle kills at least four in Quetta

Blast targeting police vehicle kills at least four in Quetta

At least four people were killed and as many as 30 injured on Tuesday in an explosion targeting a police vehicle near the Bacha Khan Chowk area in Quetta, police said. Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) Quetta Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema said [...]

Posted On : Jul, 30 2019 | Comments : 0

US dollar reaches Rs160 in interbank market

US dollar reaches Rs160 in interbank market

US dollar reached Rs160 in the interbank market on Wednesday. The US dollar rose by Rs2.2 at the start of the trading. The rupee has been falling against the dollar following an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $6 billo [...]

Posted On : Jun, 26 2019 | Comments : 0

Ban on PTM: IHC issues notices to Manzoor Pashteen, Ali Wazir, Mohsin Javed

Ban on PTM: IHC issues notices to Manzoor Pashteen, Ali Wazi...

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought replies from the Ministry of Interior and other respondents in a petition seeking a ban on the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM). The court also issued notices to PTM leader Manzoor Pashteen a [...]

Posted On : May, 27 2019 | Comments : 0

Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto to hold joint press conference as opposition's meeting underway

Maryam Nawaz, Bilawal Bhutto to hold joint press conference ...

A major huddle of opposition parties in the federal capital on Sunday mulled over strategy against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, particularly in the backdrop of the debilitating economic condition of the country. Pakistan Peopl [...]

Posted On : May, 19 2019 | Comments : 0

Oil, gas reserves not found off Karachi coast: PM's aide Nadeem Babar

Oil, gas reserves not found off Karachi coast: PM's aide Nad...

Oil and gas reserves have not been found in offshore drilling off Karachi coast, Special Assistant to PM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar said Saturday. Pakistan was hopeful of finding large oil and gas reserves in its territorial waters in the [...]

Posted On : May, 19 2019 | Comments : 0

Fresh currency notes: How and when to get them in Pakistan for Eid-ul-Fitr

Fresh currency notes: How and when to get them in Pakistan f...

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced when Pakistani’s can get fresh notes for Eid-ul-Fitr. Fresh currency notes will be available from May 20-31, 2019 at 1,700 branches in 142 cities and also six field offices of the State [...]

Posted On : May, 10 2019 | Comments : 0

Bomb found, defused near Jungshahi railway station

Bomb found, defused near Jungshahi railway station

Authorities found and defused a bomb planted on a rail track near the Jungshahi railway station in Thatta on Sunday, averting a possible targetted attack on the trains scheduled to run on the route. The bomb was discovered on a train trac [...]

Posted On : Apr, 14 2019 | Comments : 0

Pakistan won't need to import oil after reserves found near Karachi said Pakistan Minister

Pakistan won't need to import oil after reserves found near ...

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said Pakistan will not need to import oil after reserves are found near Karachi's seas. Speaking to journalists in Islamabad, the premier said, "We are hopeful of finding large reserves of gas [...]

Posted On : Mar, 26 2019 | Comments : 0

5 children die of ‘food poisoning’ in Karachi

5 children die of ‘food poisoning’ in Karachi

Five children died of suspected ‘food poisoning’ in metropolis’ Saddar area on Friday, said Karachi police. Reportedly, the kids and their mother dinned at an eatery in Saddar, following which their condition worsened. T [...]

Posted On : Feb, 22 2019 | Comments : 0

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Govt is paying Rs6 bn interest per day on loans

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Govt is paying Rs6 bn in...

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that the government is paying Rs6 billion interest every day on loans taken by the previous governments. The premier said this after inaugurating the Railway live-tracking service and Thal Express [...]

Posted On : Feb, 13 2019 | Comments : 0

Hajj to become more expensive in next few years, says religious affairs minister

Hajj to become more expensive in next few years, says religi...

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noor ul Haq Qadri has said the Hajj pilgrimage will become even more expensive for the people in the next few years. Speaking in Geo News programme ‘Geo Parliament’, the [...]

Posted On : Feb, 11 2019 | Comments : 0

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