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  • Winners in their own categories

    When the PML-N says this opponent is blinded by the lust for power and is ready to throw a spanner in the works to the collective misfortune of the people of Pakistan, people do listen...

  • Gas moratorium goes for all categories of consumers

    “With more than 8,000MW of new generation scheduled to come into the national grid before June 2018, we are well on course for a loadshedding-free Pakistan,” he said...

    The meeting was told that receivables of the oil and gas companies against power companies were now touching Rs350bn including Rs240bn of Pakistan State Oil, Rs55bn of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited, Rs10bn of Sui Southern and Rs25bn of Sui Northern and...

  • New driving licence plan ‘leaves little room to cut corners’

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has approved a scheme declaring five steps including a four-hour period in its driving school and 40-hour road training mandatory for every applicant to get a licence...

    Moreover, every applicant will have to undergo a vision/eye test under the new scheme titled ‘Punjab Driving Education Centres’...

  • Driving licence applicants face hardships in Karachi, grace period extended

    KARACHI: Police resorted to baton-charge on Monday as scores of applicants desperate to apply for or renew driving licences thronged Motor Vehicle Inspection and Driving Licence branches in Clifton and North Nazimabad areas of the city...

    Hundreds of people had reached the Clifton, Nazimabad and Korangi driving licence branches to get their licence issued, after DIG-Traffic Dr Amir Sheikh had earlier warned Karachi's drivers to get...

  • Driving licence drive postponed amid chaos at traffic police offices

    KARACHI: A fresh campaign to “streamline and discipline” road traffic by checking driving licences of motorists with a penalty as strict as imprisonment for those who fail to acquire their licence within a week faced a major blow on Monday amid chaos and violence at driving licence branches, said officials and witnesses...

    The situation attracted intervention from the higher authorities who postponed the campaign for a month with the...

  • Karachi driving licence campaign postponed till February 2016

    KARACHI: Caught in an embarrassing position when the Sindh home department came up with a strong reaction to a “hasty” and “ill-conceived” campaign to arrest and jail the drivers without driving licences, the traffic police authorities on Tuesday postponed the drive to check licences till February next year...

    Just a day ago, the authorities had decided to resume the drive, which had suffered a major setback on its launching day amid...

  • Driving sans licence

    Know more: Karachi driving licence campaign postponed till February 2016As such, if the intention of the traffic authorities had been to provide drivers with reason to really, truly fear the law, then they certainly succeeded — though with unintended consequences...

    Over the weekend, it was announced that from Monday, drivers without a valid licence would be arrested and jailed for up to one month under a provision of the Motor...

  • Driving licence stamps unavailable due to GPO-accounts office row

    GUJRAT: Due to a row between the district accounts office and the General Post Office (GPO), driving licence stamps are unavailable at the GPO for the more than a month, causing a delay in issuance of licences...

    Each person, applying for the licence, has to paste stamps worth Rs1,000 with his application for issuance or renewal of his licence...

  • Punjab likely to privatise driving licence

    LAHORE: As part of the city traffic management plan, Punjab may soon withdraw licencing power from the police and grant it to a newly created authority, which, in turn, will privatise the entire process – training, testing and award of driving licence...

    According to sources in the transport department, premature licence award is one of the major causes of traffic mess...

  • Rooney receives two-year driving ban for drunk-driving

    Former England football captain Wayne Rooney was banned on Monday from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to drink-driving...

    He was stopped by police when driving a woman's black Volkswagen Beetle at around 2am on September 1 and later arrested and bailed...

  • 4G licence formally handed over to Jazz Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The government formally handed over a 4G licence to Jazz, the successful bidder, here on Friday...

    Earlier in May, the government had auctioned the technology neutral licence for 10 MHz of frequency spectrum, and Jazz Pakistan was the only company that had participated in the auction and submitted its bid for the $324...

  • Pakistan eyes $150m after direct-to-home broadcast licence bidding

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is expected to attract direct investment of at least $150 million after the Nov 23 bidding for three direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast licences...

    A top official of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) told journalists that 12 companies, including three foreign operators as part of local consortiums, had been shortlisted to bid for three DTH licences...

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