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  • 156 women attempted suicide by consuming 'Kala Pathar' in DG Khan last year

    Easily available poison in the shape of Kala Pathar, a chemical used in hair dye, and wheat pill, an insecticide, have contributed to an alarming rise in suicide cases in Punjab's Dera Ghazi Khan district, especially among underprivileged women...

    Known by its chemical name of Paraphenylenediamine, Kala Pathar was used by as many as 156 women to attempt suicide last year in DG Khan, it emerged on Friday...

  • Karachi fetches highest bid in sale of PSL franchises

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League (PSL) project received a big boost here on Thursday after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the franchise rights of all five outfits participating in the high-profile league have been sold out for a whopping US$93m for a 10-year period, with the Karachi franchise fetching the highest bid...

    “The PCB is proud to announce that the PSL’s commercial rights for franchises, title sponsorship...

  • SC bars Bahria Town from sale, purchase of land in Karachi

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday barred Bahria Town from the sale and purchase of land in Karachi after declaring the allotment of land to the company, and an exchange of land between the Malir Development Authority and Bahria Town illegal...

    The court also held Bahria Town responsible for encroachment on forest land in Takht Pari area near Islamabad, and separately declared constructions in the Marri area illegal, ordering Bahria...

  • F-16 sale in jeopardy

    Infamously, the US not only blocked the transfer of more F-16s to Pakistan, but refused to return the money Pakistan had already paid for them...

    With the American war effort in Afghanistan vastly diminished and the need to rely on Pakistan for supply routes virtually eliminated, Pakistan is learning that it has neither any friends in the US Congress willing to release funds for the sale of eight subsidised F-16s, nor apparently...

  • UK plans 1980s’ style sale of Lloyds shares to Britons

    LONDON: Britain will launch a sale of shares in Lloyds to private retail investors in the next 12 months in what is expected to be the biggest privatisation since Margaret Tha­tcher’s government sold off assets in the 1980s...

    As well as raising money for the state, the 1980s sales aimed to encourage ordinary Britons to invest in companies, an aspiration shared by the current Conservative government...

  • Pakistan raises issue of F-16 sale with visiting US commander

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday raised the unresolved issue of F-16 sale to Pakistan and expressed concern with the visiting commander of US Central Command (Centcom) General Joseph Votel...

    Secretary Defence Gen (r) Alam Khattak reiterated Pakistan’s need for the F-16 jets, and impressed upon the visiting Centcom commander the jet’s utility in the war against terror...

  • Beef ban: Sale, slaughter of cows banned in India-held Kashmir

    JAMMU: The high court of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday directed police to ensure implementation of a ban on the sale of beef in India-held Kashmir, reported Hindustan Times...

    The ruling follows bans on slaughtering the animals and selling their flesh which were recently introduced in several Indian states, a move that critics say discriminates against Muslims and other religious minorities who rely on the cheap meat for protein... ...

  • Resolution tabled in PA against sale of donkey hide, meat

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid (PML-Q) on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly against the sale of donkey hide and meat...

    Explore: Two donkey meat casesMPA Amir Sultan Cheema submitted the resolution which demanded strict action against those responsible for running this business...

  • Court okays plea bargain in plot sale case

    PESHAWAR: A local accountability court on Monday approved the plea bargain of four suspects, including a noted pulmonologist and Peshawar TB Association president, and ordered their release in a case about the illegal sale of a precious plot allotted to the association by the government...

    The judge, Zarqesh Sani, issued the order after a prosecutor of National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mohammad Riaz Mohmand, said the...

  • Fire sale auction of Pakistani masters in London

    The sale contains the usual prestigious artists from India — Jamini Roy, Francis Newton Souza, Syed Haider Raza, Vasudeo Gaitonde, Rabindranath Tagore, and M...

    It is important to note that Pakistani masters are being offered at reasonably lower estimates compared to the art markets for the same masters by art galleries in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, thus creating the impression of a fire sale auction of Pakistan...

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