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  • Pakistan starting soymeal exports

    HAMBURG: Pakistan, traditionally a soymeal importer, has started soymeal exports after importing large volumes of soybeans in recent months, European traders said on Monday...

    “An initial sale of Pakistani-produced soymeal has been made to Sri Lanka,” one European trader said
  • Pakistan Super League tickets up for grabs starting today

    With one month to go before the HBL Pakistan Super League returns to Pakistani grounds, the Pakistan Cricket Board has announced ticket prices and purchase details...

    For the first time in its young history, all 34 matches will be played across four Pakistan venues with Karachi to stage nine matches, Lahore fourteen matches, Multan three matches and Rawalpindi eight matches between February 20 to March 22
  • Pakistan team unchanged for second Test against South Africa starting tomorrow

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday that there would be no change in the 17-member cricket team that was selected for the first Test match against South Africa as the hosts look to seal the series against the Proteas by winning the second Test match starting in Rawalpindi from tomorrow...

    "The playing line-up with now be finalised by the captain in consultation with the head coach for the match, which will commence at...
  • JI announces 'accountability march' starting mid-September

    Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) emir Sirajul Haq on Monday announced that his party will launch an 'accountability march against corruption' from Lahore to Islamabad between September 12 and 16...

    "Institutions in the country have been crippled because of corruption," Haq said during a press conference at Islamabad Press Club
  • Apple unveils three new iPhones starting at $699

    Apple unveiled three new iPhone models on Tuesday, including a top-of-line handset described as “the biggest leap forward” since the original iPhone 10 years ago...

    Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced the premium iPhone X — pronounced 10 — as well as a new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • KARACHI BIENNALE: THE STARTING POINT

    As the whirlwind of excitement caused by the inauguration of the Karachi Biennale wanes, the time for reflection arrives — a task turned exceedingly daunting by the sheer size and volume of the event...

    KB 17 was an overwhelming surprise, making use of 12 venues in different parts of the city featuring works by more than 150 local and international artists
  • JI leader calls for starting work on CPEC’s western route

    QUETTA: The provincial chief of Jamaat-i-Islami in Balochistan, Maulana Abdul Haque Hashmi, has urged the government to immediately start construction work on the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project...

    Speaking at a ceremony in Loralai on Sunday, he said that the CPEC would prove to be a game changer as far as economic development was concerned and bring progress and prosperity to all countries in the...
  • KSE-100 nose-dives by 500 points within hour of session starting

    KARACHI: The KSE-100 Index dropped nearly 500 points shortly after trading for the day began on Tuesday morning...

    The plummet in the index comes a day after the Federal Investigation Agency arrested two directors and the Chief Executive Officer of AKD Securities for allegedly 'manipulating' an Employees Old Age Benefit Institute investment scheme in 2010, which resulted in a loss of over Rs250m to the national exchequer
  • NGOs asked to inform Fata health directorate before starting projects

    PESHAWAR: Authorities have asked the non-governmental organisations to inform the directorate of health, Fata, before starting any project for the assistance of tribal population being repatriated to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas from the nearby Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, sources said...

    “We have issued instructions to all the agency surgeons not to allow operations of NGOs who do not possess No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the...
  • Starting the day with traditional breakfast

    RAWALPINDI: The sizzle of puris deep-frying can be heard in the narrow streets of downtown Rawalpindi before sunrise...

    Even on weekends, the area is thrumming with activity, and people are often crowded around restaurants, with the aroma of nihari, sri paya, channay and halwa puri wafting around them
  • High-achieving medical student dies 10 days before starting house job

    ISLAMABAD: Anam Rustam, a student from the pioneer batch of the Federal Medical and Dental College (FMDC), died at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), the same hospital where she was to start her house job in just 10 days...

    Rustam died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to a gas leak, after an instant water heater affixed inside a bathroom was leaking gas despite being turned off
  • British MPs take first step to starting Brexit

    LONDON: British MPs on Tuesday took a key step towards leaving the European Union, holding their first debate on a bill giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to start Brexit...

    The government is hoping to rush through the legislation in time to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, which opens two years of divorce negotiations, by the end of March
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