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  • Amid predictions of early polls, parliament begins a ‘quieter’ new year

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan sounded the drums of war when the president opened this parliament’s second year on June 2, 2014...

    At one point, a question mark hung over the fate of parliament and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government when the PTI and its non-parliamentary ally, the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), brought thousands of supporters to Islamabad from Lahore to lay siege to parliament to protest...

  • The hazards of early predictions

    The heady days that the veterans talk about are a little blurred in the mind, the compensation being that the same inability to recall the period makes it a little easier for my generation to withstand the pain of losing half of Pakistan...

    Useless, ineffective predictions about popularity that couldn’t apparently convince the man whose personal charisma they were based on...

  • Opposition slammed over frequent govt fall predictions

    Referring to Mr Rashid without mentioning his name, the prime minister said: “Three and a half years have passed during these predictions...

    ”He announced that polls would be held on time after one and a half years and that they [the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz] would win the next five-year mandate...

  • Beware hasty predictions of Fed’s next move

    SACRAMENTO: The fragility of the global economy, weakening conditions in the US and recent statements from some Federal Reserve officials have led to a growing acceptance that the central bank won’t raise interest rates this year...

    But those who now predict the Fed will put off its first increase in almost 10 years until March 2016 may be misreading the broader domestic and international context
  • Sans official budget, KP makes bold predictions

    Though the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) government had declared laying out financial plans for the new fiscal year, political differences with coalition partners and new orders from the party leadership proved it would not be so...

    In the first year of the PTI government, the total budget outlay was projected at Rs344bn in 2013-14, followed by Rs405bn in 2014-15, Rs488bn in 2015-16, Rs505bn in 2016-17 and Rs603bn in 2017-18... ...

  • Documents show PFF sold 2014 World Cup tickets at inflated prices

    Problem was that he hadn’t paid FIFA or its ticketing associate MATCH services that was handling tickets for the World Cup in Brazil; instead he’d paid the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) for the tickets...

    In what seems to be a breach — and a big one for that matter from what recent developments show — officials of Pakistan’s football governing body were re-selling tickets, and that too at a higher price...

  • Eleven members of Ahmadi minority killed in 2014: report

    ISLAMABAD: Eleven Pakistani members of the Ahmadi religious minority were murdered for their faith in 2014 and authorities failed to apprehend any of the killers, a report said Monday, highlighting growing intolerance toward the sect...

    In May, gunmen shot dead an American heart surgeon, Mehdi Ali, who was visiting Pakistan on a charity mission in Sindh...

  • CTD official summoned with record of 2014 school attack case

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has summoned the counter-terrorism department’s DSP (investigation) along with the relevant records over a plea of the father of a student martyred in the 2014 Peshawar Army Public School carnage that his statement be recorded by the agency probing the killings...

    Meanwhile, the bench also adjourned hearing into another petition filed by slain APS student Asfand Khan’s father, advocate Ajun Khan,...

  • ATC orders Imran Khan to record statement in 2014 PTV attack cases

    An Anti-Terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Friday ordered Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to record his statement in four cases — including the Asmatullah Junejo assault case — registered after the PTI's months-long 2014 dharna which left the capital city paralysed...

    "Referring to this 2014 dharna, Khan claimed the sit-in was "politically driven"...

  • Banks earned record Rs247bn in 2014

    KARACHI: Banking industry’s pre-tax profit surged by 52 per cent to an all-time high of Rs247 billion in 2014 thanks to their huge investments in government securities, the State Bank said on Thursday...

    In its quarterly report ‘Performance of Banking Industry’ for Oct-Dec 2014, the SBP said, “Banks holding of government securities surged to Rs4...

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