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  • CDA to revisit city’s building codes

    ISLAMABAD: Following Monday’s devastating earthquake, the city administration has decided to revisit existing building codes, as several multi-storey buildings may pose risks...

    Sources said that the city’s E-11 sector is home to dozens of multi-storey buildings that were established by private builders without building plans approved by the CDA...

  • Pakistan, China agree to adopt uniform commercial codes

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China highlighted on Wednesday the need for adopting uniform commercial codes to address customs barriers as well as tariff, information technology and freight issues in view of growing bilateral trade activities...

    Instead of approaching the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) or the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), a bilateral institution for arbitration should be...

  • Banks need to restore SWIFT codes with Iran: Wathra

    PESHAWAR: Pakistani banks need to restore their correspondent relationship and SWIFT codes with eligible Iranian banks at the earliest to facilitate trade between the two neighbouring countries, said State Bank Governor, Ashraf Mahmood Wathra on Monday...

    The SBP governor said Pakistan’s banking industry was playing its role for increasing economic activity by channelising funds and other banking services...

  • Should women have to follow dress codes?

    LONDON: Hundreds of working women in Britain have to wear high heels and revealing outfits, dye their hair blonde and constantly reapply make-up due to discriminatory dress codes imposed on them by employers, British parliamentarians said on Wednesday...

    They urged the government to crack down on sexist dress codes and change the law if necessary to make it more effective in protecting workers from gender discrimination and to...

  • Karachi costliest, Lahore cheapest city: State Bank of Pakistan

    KARACHI: Dispelling the impression that Islamabad is Pakistan’s costliest city, Karachi has emerged as the most expensive metropolis in the country while Lahore is the least expensive...

    According to State Bank’s Inflation Monitor, June 2016, inflation in Karachi – once known as a poor man’s city – has been at its highest level during the year, leaving the capital city of Islamabad way behind...

  • City’s managers prepare to make Islamabad a smoke-free city

    ISLAMABAD: Tobacco is grown on more than four million hectares of land in Pakistan, which could have been used to grow food for approximately 20 million people...

    The presence of World Health Organisation (WHO) officials has also played a role in the decrease in the prevalence of tobacco in the city...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

  • Man City dazzle as United held by Hull City

    LONDON: Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday...

    City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy Gabriel Jesus, before Yaya Toure’s...

  • City Diary: Beautification of Lahore to reflect culture, history and tradition

    The divisional administration’s policy to involve the National College of Arts (NCA), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA), Parks and Horticulture Authority and others in planning, designing and executing small pilot schemes for the city’s beautification in view of its natural, cultural, heritage and historical values is a right step in the right direction...

    “After completion of...

  • Lahore blast jitters: PPP, PTI question efficacy of safe city project

    LAHORE: Two opposition parties on Tuesday – a day after the ghastly blast in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat area on Ferozepur Road – questioned the efficacy of the safe city project...

    Leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) criticised the government for failing to weed out terrorism despite spending obscene money on various projects...

  • Ten-fold increase in foreign tourists for Lahore Walled City

    LAHORE: At least 51,647 tourists, including 2,350 foreigners, visited the Royal Trail inside Delhi Gate and other parts of the Lahore Walled City during 2015...

    “A marked increase of nine to ten-fold of foreign tourists to the city has been recorded during the last four to five years,” said Shahid Nadeem, the Director Administration of the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA)...

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