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  • Xi says China places ‘high premium’ on Pakistan ties

    BEIJING: China places a “high premium” on its relations with Pakistan and believes a key economic project will be successful, President Xi Jinping told Pakistan’s army chief during the latter’s visit to China...

    Pakistan has deepened ties with China in recent years as relations with the United States have frayed...

  • Premium phone call scam ‘Wangiri’ does the rounds in Pakistan

    Warnings spread across social media and instant messaging services in Pakistan the past week as a notorious phone call scam resurfaced, targeting numbers across cellular networks...

    Whatsapp users in Pakistan forwarded the following message to friends on their contact list:Please pass this message to your family and friends NOW...

  • Dealers charging premium for new motorbike

    KARACHI: Some dealers are charging “premium or on money” on spot sale of newly launched locally assembled Japanese bike as buyers cannot buy it at company’s fixed price...

    Such phenomenon of “on money or premium” is well-known for the new models of locally assembled cars...

  • Car buyers being charged premium for spot delivery

    KARACHI: Demand for new cars has outstripped their production, and buyers are either paying premium (on money) on spot sales or are asked by the authorised dealers to wait for two to four months to get the delivery...

    However, for a quick delivery, the authorised dealers are demanding Rs30,000-35,000 premium for Bolan and 35,000-40,000 for Ravi...

  • Lots of wheat but not enough protein sends buyer premium surging

    Because the grain normally has a higher protein content, its premium over winter wheat has balloo­ned even as record global output of all varieties are set to exceed demand for a fourth straight year and benchmark prices in Chicago are the lowest since 2006...

    The premium widened even as signs of an expanding global surplus eroded all prices...

  • LG to start selling new premium smartphone in September

    SEOUL: South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Monday it plans to start selling a new premium smartphone from September, hoping the device will help its struggling mobile business recover from disappointing sales...

    The firm has two main premium phone series and its G5 phone, launched in March, has had weaker-than-expected sales following initial production difficulties...

  • Bike dealers charging premium

    KARACHI: Authorised motorcycle dealers are charging heavy premium from impatient buyers on spot sales for two models of Atlas Honda Limited (CD-70cc and CG-125cc), which are in short supply...

    Customers faced a similar situation last year and earlier this year when the 125cc model was sold on premium, sources added...

  • Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

    An upgraded Tweetdeck would put Twitter in competition with third-party services for social media accounts such as Hootsuite or Social Flow, which allow users to manage multiple accounts and measure the impact of their messages...

    “This premium tool set will provide valuable viewing, posting, and signaling tools like alerts, trends and activity analysis, advanced analytics, and composing and posting tools all in one customizable...

  • Auto dealers ‘premium money’ racket snags on FBR net

    ISLAMABAD: Bookings of new cars in dealers name has emerged as a source of claiming billions of illegal advance tax refunds, aside from additional earnings from re-selling cars at a premium...

    On reselling of these cars, these dealers not only recover the tax amount which they paid to manufacturers from the buyers, but also collect exorbitant premium over and above the factory price...

  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

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