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    Earthquake In Karachi 28 September 2016

  • ‘Rann of Kutch fault line poses earthquake risk to Karachi’

    KARACHI: While a serious tsunami threat from the Makran subduction zone looms over the Pakistan coast, one must not underestimate the threat from the Rann of Kutch fault which might have a devastating impact on Karachi, Badin and the Indian state of Gujarat...

    This information was shared by Zahid Rafi, the director, earthquake monitoring at the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in Islamabad, at a seminar — Current status of...

  • Zilhaj moon not sighted, Eidul Azha on September 13

    KARACHI: The first day of Eidul Azha will be celebrated across Pakistan on September 13, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced after no reports were received of credible sighting of the Zilhaj moon on Friday...

    "We have reached a consensus that the moon for Zilhaj was not sighted, and Eidul Azha will now be celebrated across the country on September 13," said the chairman of Ruet-i-Hilal Committee... ...

  • Education expenses up by 153pc in September

    KARACHI: The latest report of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) shows how costly education is in the country, with expenses witnessing a 153 per cent hike in September on a year-on-year basis...

    On Aug 18, parents protested in Karachi against a steep rise in school fee despite the fact that the Sindh High Court restricted all private schools not to increase their fee by more than 5pc annually...

  • 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...

    Haq reminded the media that JI began its movement against corruption on March 1, 2016, when the country's structure and its institutions were being destroyed...

  • Petrol price raised for September

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday increased the price of petrol by Rs2 per litre, however, the rates of other petroleum products remained unchanged for September...

    40, kerosene and light-diesel oil (LDO) at Rs44 per litre would be maintained for September...

  • A normal September

    SEPTEMBER has acquired a colloquial connotation of ruthlessness (sitamgar) in Pakistan, mainly due to the way political events have unfolded during this month over the years past...

    As in the past, this September too has a great deal of political and diplomatic frenzy in its fold: the Panama hangover is not yet over, the NA-120 by-election continues to heat up political debate on TV screens, and the BRICS declaration has revived...

  • PML-N chief’s election on September 7

    LAHORE: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will elect its new president on Sept 7...

    Senator Sardar Yaqoob Nasar from Balochistan is currently serving as acting party president since former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was barred from holding the office following his disqualification by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case
  • SHC to rehear Faisal Mota's appeal in Wali Babar murder case in September

    The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday set September 21 as the date for rehearing of the appeal filed by Faisal Mehmood, alias Mota — the primary accused in the Wali Khan Babar murder case — against the death sentence awarded to him by an antiterrorism court...

    The Larkana bench of the SHC had earlier reserved judgement on the appeal filed by Faisal Mota, who was awarded a death sentence in absentia, by an anti-terrorism court (ATC)...

  • India’s MCX to launch gold options in September

    PANAJI: India’s Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) will launch the country’s first gold options contract in September allowing even smaller players in the bullion industry an instrument to hedge their risk, a senior company official told Reuters...

    “Somewhere around end September we will launch gold options...

  • IOC approves awarding 2024, 2028 Games in September

    LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday voted in favour of awarding hosting rights for the 2024 and 2028 summer Olympics at the same session in September, pending agreements with Paris and Los Angeles...

    That could mean either that one city will accept the 2028 Games before the session in September or that each would be willing to accept 2028 if it is not awarded the 2024 Olympics...

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