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  • PM castigates ‘container-style mudslinging’

    GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lashed out at the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Tuesday for ‘using abusive language’ against political opponents and said that he believed in politics of principles and decency and never resorted to ‘container-style mudslinging’...

    A tunnel being constructed at Attabad Lake at a cost of Rs27 billion would connect Pakistan with China...

  • Quetta-Zahidan container train begins operation today

    LAHORE: The container special train between Quetta and Zahidan will start operation from Tuesday after about four years with the assistance of Iranian Railways...

    Having a turnaround time of one week, the train would carry rice and other items to Iran and bring sulpher, tarcoal and chemicals to Pakistan...

  • Mega container ship catches fire off Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s navy was on Wednesday battling a major fire aboard a massive container ship travelling from Singapore to Egypt...

    The navy said it had received a distress call on Tuesday when the 14,000-container carrier was about 120 nautical miles (222 kilometres) away from Sri Lanka...

  • KP introduces 'container school' in Peshawar jail

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Saturday introduced a container school at Peshawar’s central jail, with an aim to provide basic education to prisoners...

    A container library was also set up and different books, novels, newspapers will be available for the prisoners...

  • Imran Khan mounts container in Peshawar today

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan will mount his party’s container in Peshawar on Sunday morning (today) to kick off “day of accountability” march against the federal government...

    He tweeted on Saturday that: “PTI container will be moving on its Tehreek again tomorrow (Sunday)...

  • Parliament watch: Can Imran, Bilawal stand together on the same container?

    Can we hope to see Bilawal and Imran on one container, as Aitzaz Ahsan has predicted? Senator Ahsan is of the view that the Panama Paper leak offers enough incentive for the two parties to stand together...

    Just last week, the PPP and PTI both filed references with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members...

  • With eye on China, India doubles down on container hub ports

    “The port can attract a large share of the container transshipment traffic destined for, or originating from, India which is now being diverted primarily through Colombo, Singapore and Dubai,” said an Adani Group executive who declined to be named...

    China is also developing Pakistan's Gwadar seaport as part of a $46bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

  • ‘Container politics’ creates anarchy, lawlessness: PM

    SIALKOT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked people on Monday to support his government in materialising mega projects and reject ‘container politics’ which, he said, had only created anarchy and lawlessness in the country...

    We have also mounted on a container, but it was nothing like ‘their politics’...

  • Customs working to reduce container dwell time at ports

    Containers, under the green channel, usually take 15 minutes to clear the port and around 40pc of the total container traffic is cleared through this channel whereas the rest is done under yellow channel — marked for assessment or red channel — marked for examination...

    Pakistan Customs (PC) in February revamped the Web Based One Customs system (WeBOC) by developing and designing an upgraded user-friendly software version ‘WeBOC-Glo’...

  • Driver injured as Nato container comes under gun attack in Khyber

    A driver sustained bullet injuries when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a container truck carrying supplies to Nato troops in Afghanistan in Khyber tribal district on Friday, police said...

    The incident took place at the main Pakistan-Afghanistan border road near Takhta Baig check-post, Khyber District Police Officer Hussain Khan told DawnNewsTV...

  • British police find 39 bodies in a truck container

    British police found the bodies of 39 people in a truck container at an industrial estate to the east of London on Wednesday...

    "The emergency services said the bodies were discovered in the container at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, located by the River Thames about 20 miles from central London...

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