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  • California killing spurs concerns about fiancé visa programme

    WASHINGTON: The woman who carried out the San Bernardino massacre with her husband came to the United States (US) last year on a special visa for fiancé's of US citizens, raising questions about whether the process can adequately vet people who may sympathise with terrorist groups...

    Read: Suspects Syed Farook, Tashfeen Malik kill 14 in California shooting: authoritiesMalik, who had been living with her family in Saudi Arabia and...

  • US visa processing back to normal after computer glitch

    WASHINGTON: US visa processing has returned to full strength after hardware problems, the State Department said on Monday, noting that 410,000 visas were issued in a week as officials scrambled to clear a huge backlog...

    He complimented the Consular Affairs Bureau’s “exemplary work” in addressing the computer problems and whittling down the visa backlog...

  • Remittance processing time improves: survey

    KARACHI: An overwhelming majority of foreign investors recently surveyed by the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) has reported a significant improvement in the foreign exchange remittance processing time...

    The share of respondents reporting this level of processing time was 72pc in the preceding survey conducted in 2019...

  • Girl, fiancé murdered for 'honour' over accusation of taking pictures together

    A girl in Karachi was murdered and her fiancé was shot dead in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, after accusing them of “meeting and taking selfies” last month, it emerged on Monday...

    The 19-year old girl was allegedly poisoned by her father in Pirabad area of Orangi Town while her fiancé, who was also her maternal cousin, was shot dead in Swat in the alleged incident of so-called honour killing, Karachi police said
  • Teenage girl, fiancé murdered over ‘meeting, taking selfies’

    KARACHI: A girl and her fiancé were murdered in Karachi and Swat, respectively, for “meeting and taking selfies” in the city last month, it emerged on Monday...

    The 19-year-old girl was allegedly poisoned to death by her father in the Pirabad area of Orangi Town while her fiancé, Salman, who is her maternal cousin also, was shot dead in Swat, police here said
  • Turkey gifts tea-processing plant to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has sent a latest automatic tea-processing plant to Pakistan as a gift in recognition of the country’s tea-growing efforts...

    Spread over 50 acres, this is Pakistan’s first tea garden where black and green tea is produced...

  • Standard & Poor’s sees stable economic, fiscal outlook for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Disregarding prevailing political uncertainty, Standard & Poor’s affirmed on Monday Pakistan’s stable economic and fiscal outlook for the short and long terms with a downward expectation on the external-sector performance...

    In doing so, the New York-based rating agency maintained its ‘B’ long-term and short-term sovereign rating on Pakistan and also on senior, unsecured debt and sukuk...

  • Pakistan Hockey League to boost standard of game: PHF

    ISLAMABAD: In a bid to lift the standard of national hockey, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has decided to organise the Pakistan Hockey League in October-November this year...

    Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, PHF president retired Brig Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior said that the federation will organise the league on the pattern of Pakistan Super League (PSL) which was staged in February...

  • Duminy impressed with PSL standard, agrees to visit Pakistan for play-offs

    South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy confirmed on Wednesday that he will be visiting Pakistan with Islamabad United for the upcoming Pakistan Super League 2018 playoffs and final...

    The Proteas batsman had earlier said there was only 'a bit of chance' of him being on a Pakistan-bound flight but has since made up his mind, telling DawnNewsTV: "I will be coming to Pakistan with the Islamabad United squad to for the play-offs and the final...

  • Pakistan’s long-term outlook ‘stable’: Standard & Poor’s

    ISLAMABAD: The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) rating agency on Thursday affirmed Pakistan’s ‘B-’ long-term and ‘B’ short-term sovereign rating while maintaining ‘stable’ long-term outlook...

    The New York-based rating agency also affirmed ‘B-’ long-term issue rating on Pakistan’s senior unsecured debt and sukuk trust certificates...

  • Pakistan asks world to give up double standard on human rights

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday asked the United Nations Human Rights Council and the international community to give up politically driven double standard on human rights, especially in Occupied Kashmir, and hold the abusers accountable for their actions instead of appeasing them...

    Calling out the standard bearers of human rights on their alleged hypocrisy, she said they “prioritise political, strategic and commercial interests over...

  • Date farming, processing unit being set up in DI Khan

    In this regard, the board has undertaken measures for setting up a modern date farming and processing unit in Dera Ismail Khan...

    About 1,000 acres of land has been identified for investors to establish a modern date farming and processing unit in DI Khan, with the operational capacity of 50 tons a day, said the board’s vice-chairman Senator Mohsin Aziz in a statement here on Wednesday...

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