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  • Pakistan guns to complete China FTA by December

    KARACHI: The government has asked China to expedite the second Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and conclude the process by December, a senior official of the commerce ministry told Dawn on Monday...

    Pakistan now hopes to have a final agreement to sign before the end of the year...

  • Shaharyar optimistic about Pakistan-India Test series in December

    NEW DELHI: Pakistan wants to host the first bilateral Test tour by India in eight years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Sunday after meeting Indian board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata...

    “We want to resume India-Pakistan series in the UAE,” Khan told reporters after a meeting with BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata on Sunday...

  • Pakistan to launch volleyball league in December

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) is all set to launch the first edition of its professional volleyball league by the end of this year, PVF chairman Chaudhry Yaqoob said in a statement on Monday...

    “We have almost finalised plans for our very own professional league and it is expected to be launched in December this year,” Yaqoob told APP...

  • Over 200 dead as 7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan

    5 magnitude earthquake struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas on Monday, leaving at least 200 dead and more than 1,000 injured due to building collapses, landslides, stampedes and other quake related incidents...

    The earthquake struck the country at 2:09pm today (Monday)...

  • Pakistan vows to provide 25pc of Nepal’s earthquake shelter needs

    BAKU (Azerbaijan): Pakistan pledged on Sunday to fulfil around 25 per cent of Nepal’s requirements of providing shelter to 300,000 people rendered homeless by the devastating earthquake as the mountainous country put its death toll beyond 7,000, and estimated up to $15 billion for rehabilitation and reconstruction...

    At a function on the sidelines of the 48th meeting of the board of governors of Asian Development Bank, Finance...

  • 2005 earthquake: Ten years of searching for Pakistan's missing

    MUZAFFARABAD: The morning the Pakistan earthquake struck ten years ago, Nazish Naz had been reluctant to go to school, telling her elder sister the day felt cursed...

    Her family are among hundreds of relatives struggling to trace loved ones lost in the earthquake, as all records of whether they survived were destroyed in the chaotic aftermath...

  • Strong earthquake jolts Pakistan, Afghanistan

    2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan late on Friday, two months after more than 300 people were killed by a quake in the same mountainous region...

    Know more: Guide: What you should do when an earthquake strikes The US Geological Survey said the earthquake, initially reported as magnitude 6...

  • Earthquake tremors felt in northwestern Pakistan

    CHITRAL: Earthquake tremors were felt in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa early Saturday morning, a few weeks after a severe earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan...

    People left their houses and workplaces and headed out for open spaces fearing a strong earthquake...

  • ‘Remember, remember the sixteenth of December’

    Belying the impression that the country has forgotten about the Army Public School martyrs, the second day of the Islamabad Literature Festival opened with an interaction with students and teachers from the ill-fated Peshawar institution...

    Students recounted their horror and helplessness, while teachers narrated the struggle to restore normalcy in the lives of children whose innocence had forever been shattered
  • Ogra proposes increase in petrol, diesel prices by December

    20 per litre in the prices of petrol and high-speed diesel (HSD), respectively, for December...

    An Ogra official said the regulator had calculated the prices on the basis of imports made by Pakistan State Oil (PSO) in November and notified the general sales tax (GST) and petroleum levy rates on all products...

  • NAB probe against Shahid Khaqan Abbasi closed in December

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) wrapped up in December an inquiry conducted for 17 months against Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for his alleged role in awarding a Rs220 billion contract for the import and distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2013...

    The government authorised the Pakistan State Oil to procure LNG on behalf of the SSGCL...

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