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  • One way to bridge Pakistan's widening trade deficit

    Though the external account imbalance has been endemic to Pakistan’s economy, the spike during the last three years is unprecedented and startling...

    Firstly, the 19pc decline in Pakistan’s exports since FY2014 has coincided with 16pc contraction of the global market — from $19 trillion in 2014 to $15...

  • Pakistan women’s team beat India in BFAME Bridge

    KARACHI: Reigning champions Pakistan women’s team got off to a sensational start in the 18th BFAME Bridge Championship when they defeated arch-rival India to take early lead in Amman (Jordan) on Thursday night...

    Trained and coached by veteran bridge stalwart Pervez Mirza, Pakis­tan women team won all their opening three league matches of the day one including resounding victory over India...

  • Modi sees Pakistan as bridge to Afghanistan

    NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that he saw Pakistan as a potential bridge between South Asia and Afghanistan...

    And all of us in the region — India, Pakistan, Iran and others — must unite, in trust and cooperation, behind this common purpose and in recognition of our common destiny...

  • Two Pakistan teams to feature in Bermuda Bowl World Bridge

    KARACHI: Two Pakistan teams comprising women and seniors will be featuring in the Bermuda Bowl World Bridge Championship being held in Chennai from Sept 26 to Oct 10, the Pakistan Bridge Federation (PBF) anno­unced on Wednesday...

    “By virtue of winning the BFAME Championship, Pakistan women’s team would be featuring in the Venice Cup while the Pakistan Seniors will appear in the Dorsi Cup,” PBF secretary Bilal Gulzar said...

  • Pakistan, India should turn Kashmir into a bridge: author

    KARACHI: “The failure of both Pakistan and India in resolving the Kashmir issue is one of the major reasons contributing to the adversarial stance between the two...

    We must make Kashmir a bridge between our two countries and not consider it as a barrier,” said Sudheendra Kulkarni at the launch of his book, August voices: what they said on 14-15 August 1947 and its relevance for India-Pakistan-Bangladesh Confederation, on Saturday,...

  • WFP chief thanks Pakistan for assistance in establishing ‘humanitarian air bridge’ to Afghanistan

    Executive director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley has acknowledged Pakistan’s support for repairing damaged planes returning from Kabul and establishing a "humanitarian air bridge" to the war-torn country...

    “Our damaged planes from Kabul have been repaired, and the WFP is now ready to establish a humanitarian air bridge between Islamabad-Kabul and other destinations in Afghanistan,” Beasley wrote... ...

  • SBP chief says Pakistan will bridge $4bn financing gap soon

    State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Acting Governor Dr Murtaza Syed has assured that Pakistan will bridge an external financing gap of $4 billion soon and that the economy is “not close to recession mode”...

    Dr Syed said Pakistan had already arranged external financing of $34-35bn while it was trying to confirm inflows of $4bn from friendly countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates...

  • Women bridge team maintain supremacy

    KARACHI: Defending champion Pakistan’s women team maintained their top spot at the 18th Bridge Federation of Asia and Middle East (BFAME), being held in Amman, Jordan, despite a stunning loss to the host team...

    According to results received here by the Mind Sports Association of Pakistan (MSAP) on Monday, Pakistan team has won four of its five league rounds and is almost certain to qualify for the final...

  • Karachi Gold Bridge Media cruise into zonal final

    HYDERABAD: Karachi Gold Bridge Media stormed into the zonal final of the 17th National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament by overwhelming Hyderabad Veterans by 81 runs in the semi-final here at the Niaz Stadium on Sunday...

    Batting first, after winning the toss, Karachi Gold Bridge Media were all out for 229 in 24...

  • Hours-long traffic mess at Mughalpura bridge

    LAHORE: The traffic police seemed unprepared to handle a Muharram event at Lal Pull that caused a massive traffic jam on Mughalpura bridge on Wednesday afternoon, keeping people, including schoolchildren, stranded for hours...

    Four wardens had been deputed on the road – two in front of barricades at the mouth of the Mughalpura underpass to block traffic from Dharampura to Jallo Park, and the other to regulate traffic on the bridge... ...

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