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  • Hashmi says social media pics of his ‘torture’ are old

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi has said he is not afraid of being killed and will not step back from his stand...

    Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Mr Hashmi said a false propaganda was being spread against him on social media that he was tortured by posting old pictures
  • Repatriation of dollars crosses $1bn

    KARACHI: Repatriation of dividends and profits on overall foreign investment (including portfolio investment) rose by 22 per cent to cross $1 billion during the first nine months (July-March) of this fiscal year compared to $823 million a year earlier, the State Bank reported on Monday...

    However, in terms of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), Pakistan failed to perform better as it received $710m FDI during the nine months...
  • Outages to go up as power demand crosses 20,000MW

    LAHORE: The national power demand, excluding K-Electric, on Monday crossed 20,000MW mark, with generation hovering around 13,600MW – leaving a deficit of over 6,400MW and necessitating over eight hours loadshedding in urban and much more in rural areas...

    According to generation chart, the hydel component contributed around 6,000MW as water releases both from Tarbela Dam (95,000 cusecs) and Mangla lake (60,000 cusecs) brought much needed...
  • Heatwave death toll in India crosses 1,100

    HYDERABAD: More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue...

    Southern India has borne the brunt of the hot, dry conditions and many of the victims are construction workers, elderly or homeless people unable to heed official advice to stay indoors
  • Dollar crosses 106 mark against rupee

    KARACHI: The US dollar continued to rise on Wednesday as it crossed the 106 mark against the rupee, a rate at which it was traded two years back...

    However, it started sliding downward by midday and ended at Rs105
  • Draft Hindu marriage law crosses first hurdle

    ISLAMABAD: After decades of filibustering, a National Assembly committee on Monday approved a draft law on Hindu marriages, paving the way for registering marriages in the minuscule religious minority of Pakistan...

    Five Hindu MNAs were specially invited to the deliberations of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice on the Hindu Marriage Bill 2015
  • Karachi heatwave death toll crosses 400

    KARACHI: Death toll from a devastating heatwave that has gripped Sindh for three days has led to at least 250 more deaths in the provincial capital of Karachi on Monday, taking the number of people who have died from heat-related symptoms to at least 400, DawnNews reported...

    According to Karachi Medical Corporation (KMC) spokesperson Salma Kausar, more than 70 people lost their lives at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) and KMC hospitals in...
  • US strike crosses ‘red line’ on Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD: The US drone strike targeting Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was the first-ever in Balochistan, which has long been a ‘red line’ for Pakistan...

    There have been about 391 drone strikes by the US in Pakistani territory, primarily targeting Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders since 2004, according to a database maintained by Long War Journal
  • Cotton price crosses Rs7,000

    KARACHI: Panic buying was witnessed on the cotton market on Tuesday where prices touched a new seasonal high and crossed Rs7,000...

    Floor brokers said that there was growing concern about crop size, particularly when new spell of heavy rains entered cotton-growing belts of Sindh and Punjab
  • India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark

    NEW DELHI: India's biometric database notched up one billion members on Monday, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest such scheme...

    The database was set up seven years ago to streamline benefit payments to millions of poor people as well as to cut fraud and wastage
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