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  • Delhi-bound Samjhota Express returned to Lahore with all passengers

    LAHORE: The Delhi-bound Samjhota Express, carrying both Indian and Pakistani passengers, was called back from the Wagah border to the Lahore Railway Station after Indian authorities cautioned their Pakistani counterparts of disruptive farmers protests in Indian Punjab province...

    In February 2007, alleged Hindu extremists bombed the Samjhota Express, killing 68 people, 42 of whom were Pakistanis...

  • Thousands rally in Lahore and Karachi to express solidarity with Palestinians

    Thousands of protesters rallied in Lahore and Karachi on Sunday to condemn US President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel's...

    In Karachi, the march was organised by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to express solidarity with Palestinians against the United States' decision; while in Lahore the anti-American rally was organised by Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC) under the leadership of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) leader...

  • Opp urged to boycott LG polls under current ECP

    LAHORE: PML-Q senior leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has asked opposition parties to remain firm on their stance of boycotting the local government elections until resignation of the sitting members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)...

    In a statement issued on Monday, he said there was no guarantee that LG elections would be held in a free, fair and transparent manner in the presence of the current members of the ECP...

  • Current account deficit at $1.86bn in July-Feb

    KARACHI: Despite record remittances and savings due to fall in oil prices, the current account deficit was high during the first eight months (July-February) of this fiscal year...

    Moreover, the current account was in a $157 million surplus in February compared to a deficit of $590 million in January...

  • Current account gap widens 122pc

    KARACHI: The current account deficit for July-October increased 122 per cent year-on-year, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday...

    The government has so far been unable to control the widening current account deficit, which can be devastating for the economy amidst depleting foreign exchange reserves...

  • Dar seeks options as current account deficit triples

    Data released on the same day showed the current account deficit for July tripled to $2...

    He explained that the recent increase in the current account deficit was largely driven by a sharp jump in imports of machinery for power generation, textile, construction and petroleum products...

  • Current account deficit falls

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s current account deficit stood at $1...

    However, despite high remittances and inflows from donors, which pushed the forex reserves near $18bn, the country failed to wipe out the current account deficit from its balance sheet...

  • Senate may reject cybercrime bill in its current form

    ISLAMABAD: If the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PCEB) 2015 is passed by the National Assembly in its current form, it may encounter resistance in the upper house of parliament...

    Participants at a consultation, attended by parliamentarians, stakeholders, civil society and rights activists called on senators to prevent the bill from becoming law in its current form and demanded that the bill be redrafted after addressing the...

  • Current Indian leadership not happy to see Pakistan prosper: Nisar

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said India’s reaction to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was clear proof that the Indian leadership was not happy to see Pakistan prosper...

    An official statement issued from the ministry said New Delhi's reaction had exposed India's real face before the world as it finds its neighbour's progress and development “unacceptable”
  • Electoral reforms bill likely to be presented in current NA session

    ISLAMABAD: The much awaited “The Election Bill 2017” aimed at further strengthening the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and ensuring credible polls is likely to be presented in the current session of the National Assembly...

    The Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly, which met on last Tuesday, decided that the draft electoral reforms bill would be presented in the House during the current session...

  • Current account deficit widens to $2bn

    KARACHI: The country’s current account deficit widened in May pushing the total deficit to $2 billion during the first 11 months of the outgoing fiscal year...

    5bn and inflows from donors are still higher, but the rising current account deficit is indicating a serious problem with the economy...

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