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  • MCB Bank in talks to buy NIB operations

    KARACHI: MCB Bank announced on Tuesday that it is interested in buying the operations of NIB Bank...

    According to a filing with the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), MCB Bank and Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd (FFH) were in a preliminary non-binding discussion on a merger...

  • Azhar stands defiant as Pakistan make slow progress

    ABU DHABI: Azhar Ali once more rescued Pakistan’s batting with a fighting half century on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Saturday...

    The one-drop batsman was unbeaten on 74 but saw Babar Azam fell for 28 in the last over of the day as Pakistan finished on 266-4 on a Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch which has started to assist spinners...

  • Army stands victorious at all-Pakistan Amir Khan boxing tournament

    KARACHI: The reigning national champions of the army team clinched victory at the all-Pakistan Amir Khan Boxing Tournament, as they bagged three gold medals after tough resistance in the final matches...

    The all-Pakistan Amir Khan boxing tournament, organised at the Peoples Sports Complex, featured final boxing matches in different categories...

  • ‘Pakistan stands by victims of terror attacks across the globe’

    BOAO: Federal Minister for Planning, Reform and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan being a frontline state in war against terrorism is braving the challenge of countering terrorists and it stands by victims of terrorist attacks across the globe...

    Speaking at a session on the rise of crowdfunding at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2016 on Thursday, he said that Pakistan believed in equal opportunities of economic...

  • 'Pakistan stands with Iran in this hour of need': Qureshi on US withdrawal from nuclear accord

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in Islamabad on Thursday for a two-day visit, held detailed talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday, with both sides underlining the need to promote bilateral relations in all areas of cooperation...

    Welcoming the dignitary, Qureshi noted the potential for "strengthening the already strong bilateral relationship" between Pakistan and Iran...

  • Pakistan stands for regional peace, says FM

    Pakistan’s message I took to all; We stand for peace and stability in the region,” he said...

    “[I] also met UNSG @antonioguterres in NY [New York] where I underscored the critical importance of the international community’s continued attention to the suffering of Kashmiris under Indian occupation and for this to be resolved in line with UN resolutions and the will of the Kashmiri people...

  • Pakistan stands behind China's efforts to eliminate coronavirus, reiterates PM Imran

    Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, reiterated that the government of Pakistan firmly stands behind China in its efforts to eliminate the coronavirus, said a press release issued by the prime minister's office...

    He also expressed Pakistan's "unequivocal solidarity with the Chinese leadership and people in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak", the statement added...

  • Peshawar local bodies at loggerhead over ownership of bus stands

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar city district government is at loggerhead with Town-I and Town-III over the ownership of the bus stands and terminals in the capital city, which are the major source of revenue generation, according to officials...

    They said that Town-I and Town-III would collapse financially and their survival would become in danger if the city district government succeeded in getting the ownership of the bus stands and...

  • PTI ‘stands to lose’ in its opposition to tax amnesty

    LAHORE: Opposition to the tax amnesty scheme may cost the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf dearly as it seems to be losing whatever the inroads it has made into the ‘constituency’ of the ruling PML-N, the trading community...

    Now party chairman Imran Khan’s adviser on traders Naeem Mir, who is also All-Pakistan Anjuman Tajiran general secretary, is weighing options for quitting the PTI...

  • Top PPP leadership stands by lawmaker jailed for graft

    KARACHI: The top brass of the Pakistan Peoples Party, including the Sindh chief minister, visited the Karachi central prison on Friday to meet their colleague Syed Ali Nawaz Shah who was recently convicted of corruption by an accountability court...

    The purpose of the rare visit to the prison by the CM and other important Pakistan Peoples Party leaders was to express solidarity with the jailed member of the provincial assembly, whose...

  • BoJ stands back from further stimulus

    Analysts had expected the BoJ to sit on its hands this time to see whether the US Federal Reserve decides to raise its key interest rate for the first time in almost a decade, a move that could hit emerging markets...

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