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  • PR compromises on rules to make Parcel Express success

    LAHORE: Pakistan Railways’ authorities seem desperate to make newly-launched Parcel Express a success – first they lowered rates and now have decided to even ignore rules pertaining to booking of goods in the books of the organization...

    Some 11 vans were empty when the Parcel Express left Lahore on its maiden trip to Karachi,” said an official of railways commercial wing on Friday...

  • Fifth parcel blast reported in Texas

    The parcel exploded at a facility in the town of Schertz, in the San Antonio area...

    The Washington Post, quoting the FBI, reported that the package had been bound for Austin, the state capital — scene of previous deadly blasts...

  • Heroin seized from parcel booked for Canada

    KARACHI: The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) on Tuesday raided the head office of a private courier company and seized a parcel carrying over a kilogram of heroin which was booked for Canada, said a statement...

    It said the raid was conducted in a Korangi area on an intelligence report suggesting that a parcel carrying the drug was being sent overseas in the garb of a regular consignment...

  • Post-election scenario: PML-N runs from pillar to post for speaker slots in Punjab, centre

    Take a look: PTI's Jahangir Tareen is out to get independent candidatesThe MPAs claimed that the newly elected lawmakers were told that the PML-N leaders respect their decision to vote for or join the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) — all they want them to do now is to vote for the PML-N's candidates for the slots of speakers and deputy speakers in the National Assembly and the Punjab Assembly...

    As a second option, according to PML-Q...

  • Scorpion seizure: involvement of post office employee raises eyebrows

    KARACHI: While the wildlife department is yet to identify the black scorpion species confiscated in large numbers the other day at the airport, the fact that the Hong Kong-bound consignment was booked through the Mirpurkhas post office and brought by a post-office employee to the export cargo section has set off alarm, sources told Dawn on Wednesday...

    “The post-office employee was allowed to leave after submitting its identification...

  • Widows, pensioners hold demo against post office staff

    TOBA TEK SINGH: Scores of widows of retired armed forces personnel and male pensioners demonstrated outside the General Post Office (GPO) on Friday against the staff deputed for payment of their pension...

    Pensioner Sanaullah told reporters a majority of pensioners reached the post office on the first day of every month but they were asked to wait for several hours...

  • First woman to hold Punjab AGP office removed from post

    Asma Hamid, the first female advocate general of Punjab (AGP), was removed from her post after remaining in charge for less than a month, DawnNewsTV reported on Wednesday...

    According to a notification issued by Punjab's Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department, the province's Additional Advocate General Muhammad Shan Gul has been handed over the additional charge of the AGP office until another appointment is made...

  • Foreign minister’s office suggests names for ECP members’ post

    ISLAMABAD: Setting a new precedent, the government has involved the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the process of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members’ appointment as the deadline set by the Constitution for the purpose has already been missed earlier this month...

    Sources told Dawn that a letter had been sent to opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif by additional secretary Amna Baloch of the foreign minister’s office suggesting...

  • World Bank rates Pakistan among top private investment countries

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been grouped in top five highest private participation investment (PPI) countries owing to a few multi-billion-dollar power projects, with two hydropower plants worth $3...

    A half year update on private participation in infrastructure (PPI) published by the World Bank on Friday says that Indonesia was the destination for the highest amount of PPI investment, while Pakistan and Jordan were new entrants to the...

  • TV ad rates rocket ahead of India, Pakistan final

    Television advertising rates for Sunday's cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events...

    Pakistan, the lowest-ranked team at the Champions Trophy tournament, upset host and favourites England to set up a final with defending champions India, feeding a frenzy for a...

  • Corruption, tax rates major problems in Pakistan: report

    ISLAMABAD: Ranking 126 among140 countries in the Global Competi­tiveness Index, Pakistan faces corruption and tax rates as the most problematic factors for doing business, a new report published by the Davos-based World Economic Forum said on Wednesday...

    According to the Global Competitive Report 2015-2016, Pakistan jumped three spots to number 126 out of 140 economies on the Global Competitiveness Index...

  • Moody’s sees Pakistan growth rates sliding to 2pc

    ISLAMABAD: Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday estimated Pakistan’s growth rate could further slide to two per cent during the current fiscal year owing to Covid-19 outbreak and believed recent steps by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) would soften the impact of the pandemic on the country’s banks...

    On March 17, the Moody’s had formally reduced its forecast for Pakistan GDP growth rate to 2...

  • BoE ends 2015 with interest rates on hold

    LONDON: The Bank of England (BoE) has kept interest rates at a half a per cent, it announced on Thursday in the last monetary policy decision of the 2015...

    “The MPC’s decision to leave interest rates on hold again today highlights how the UK is set to tread the middle path between a loosening ECB and tightening US Fed,” said Capital Economics economist Scott Bowman...

  • City govt raises chicken rates

    KARACHI: The city government, for some unexplained reasons, has started pushing up the rates of chicken at a time when the retailers are inclined to sell it at rates cheaper than before...

    Earlier in May the official rates of live bird and its meat were Rs134 and Rs200 per kg, respectively, while the consumers were paying up to Rs220 per kg for live bird and up to Rs380 for its meat...

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