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  • China to provide 'multiple forms of bailout packages' to Pakistan: official

    In order to "boost Pakistan's economy", Beijing is investing in multiple sectors and launching business ventures instead of providing loans, Chinese Consul General Long Dingbin said in an interview to Geo News...

    "Instead of hard cash, China plans to eventually provide multiple forms of bailout packages [to Pakistan] in the shape of phenomenal investments in fresh projects," he said, adding that the investments will help Pakistan...

  • Big things in ‘small’ packages

    SUMMER in Pakistan brings with it budget season with a total of seven budgets to be presented before parliament and the provincial assemblies for debate and approval...

    For decades Pakistan has been going through budget season with a phased exercise that begins with the presentation of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) by the Planning and Development Division to the National Economic Council chaired by the prime minister,...

  • Ramazan packages

    THE month of Ramazan is sacred for Muslims because they fast and care for everything, but it is disappointing that the government has not announced special packages as yet...

    The prime minister should announce such packages for this month as would decrease the burden of rising prices on the poor...

  • Due share in CPEC, not meagre packages, to solve issues: ANP

    PESHAWAR: Awami National Party leader and MNA Ghulam Ahmed Bilour has said that the federal government should give due share to the militancy-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project instead of announcing meagre packages after a disaster hits the province...

    Federal minister for planning and development and focal person of the CPEC projects, Ahsan Iqbal, thinks more like a Punjabi than a...

  • Textile university hires ‘overage favourites’ on hefty packages

    FAISALABAD: Rector of the National Textile University has appointed his ‘favourites’ on important posts on hefty packages without advertising the positions or seeking approval of the board of governors (BoG), sources told Dawn...

    They also said all the ‘favourites’ had been hired on hefty packages in sheer violation of the university rules...

  • TDCP offers tour packages to historical sites

    BAHAWALPUR: The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) has announced tour packages to historical and recreational places in Bahawalpur division...

    The three-to-four-day tour packages would be offered for the crumbling Derawar Fort in Cholistan, Sadiq Garh Palace of the late nawab of Bahawalpur at Dera Nawab Sahib, Noor Mahal, Uch Sharif, the Agha Khan award-winning Masjid Bhong near Sadiqabad, culmination of five rivers at...

  • TDCP’s tour packages for historical sites

    BAHAWALPUR: The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) has announced tour packages to historical and recreational places in Bahawalpur division...

    The three-to-four-day tour packages would be offered for the crumbling Derawar Fort in Cholistan, Sadiq Garh Palace of the late nawab of Bahawalpur at Dera Nawab Sahib, Noor Mahal, Uch Sharif, the Agha Khan award-winning Masjid Bhong near Sadiqabad, culmination of five rivers at...

  • Trump blames media over 'anger' after pipe bomb packages

    Former US vice president Joe Biden and Hollywood megastar Robert De Niro were the latest targets Thursday of a spree of suspicious packages and pipe bombs sent to opponents of Donald Trump as the US president lashed out at the media for stirring up “anger”...

    The FBI said a total of seven suspicious packages were sent in New York, Washington and Florida, including to Obama's attorney general Eric Holder and two to Maxine Waters, a...

  • Packages to Biden, De Niro seized, similar to earlier bombs

    NEW YORK: A total of ten packages sent to opponents of President Donald Trump were discovered by the US law-enforcement authorities...

    As reports of the packages were surfacing on Thursday, Biden, a potential 2020 presidential contender, wrote on Twitter, “This country has to come together...

  • Suspect arrested in Florida over 12 bombs, suspicious packages

    US investigators have arrested a suspect in Florida in connection with 12 suspicious packages and pipe bombs sent to critics of Donald Trump in a days-long spree that has inflamed the United States ahead of key midterm elections...

    Much of the investigation had homed in on Florida in the last 24 hours, where officials reportedly believed that at least some of the packages had been sent...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

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