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  • Telenor acquires Tameer Bank

    KARACHI: Telenor Group has acquired the remaining 49 per cent shares of Tameer Microfinance Bank, thus making it a wholly-owned entity of the group...

    Telenor, with over 35 million subscribers and around 3,000 employees, have been providing telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005...

  • Tameer rebrands itself as Telenor Microfinance Bank

    KARACHI: Tameer Microfinance Bank has been rebranded as Telenor Microfinance Bank almost a year after its 100 per cent acquisition by the Telenor Group, a press release said...

    The bank, established in 2005, is best known for its joint venture with Telenor Pakistan for the launch of Pakistan’s first and now the largest branchless banking service Easypaisa, in 2009...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • Ton-up Bilal leads grand recovery by Omar Associates

    KARACHI: An excellent century from Bilal Asif engineered a great comeback by Omar Associates on a seesaw day one of the Patron’s Trophy (Grade-II) Cricket Tournament final against Karachi Port Trust (KPT) at the National Stadium here on Sunday...

    The 29-year-old all-rounder struck 103 to propel his side to a competitive first-innings total of 349 after KPT had dominated the first half of action to leave Omar Associates struggling for...

  • Councillor-elect, associates booked after CBH election

    HYDERABAD: Cantonment police have lodged a case under sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against councillor-elect Abdul Rehman Pathan from ward-4 of the Cantonment Board Hyderabad (CBH), Cantonment General Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Farid Shaikh and several others for attacking a voter of the rival candidate...

  • Protective bail of Dr Mirza, 72 associates extended in Badin

    BADIN: The Badin district and sessions judge on Saturday extended the interim pre-arrest bail of former home minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza and his 72 associates till June 2...

    Read: Police raid Zulfiqar Mirza's Karachi residence, arrest supportersHowever, his counsel, Advocate Muhammad Essa Mallah, appeared on behalf of the disgruntled Pakistan Peoples Party leader and submitted that a heavy contingent of police came to his office in...

  • Omar Associates, KPT seal impressive wins

    KARACHI: Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and Omar Associates both recorded impressive wins in their final-round matches of the 20th Hinopak Trophy KCCA Inter-departmental Cricket League here on Monday...

    Left-arm spinner Salman Khan grabbed figures of five for 21 as Omar Associates overpowered Dollar East by eight wickets in the Group ‘B’ fixture at the KCCA Ground...

  • Omar Associates, Lahore Lions in Veterans Cup final

    KARACHI: Omar Associates and Lahore Lions booked a date for the final of the 5th National Veterans Cup T20 Cricket Tournament by outplaying their respective rivals in the semi-finals played in Lahore on Saturday...

    Omar Associates demonstrated their bowling prowess by restricting Askari Greens to 123 for seven in the stipulated 20 overs with only Saleem Raza batting well for his 45 off 35 balls containing one six and four fours... ...

  • Omar Associates annihilate Sialkot

    KARACHI: Omar Associates set a new record in women’s domestic one-day cricket on Thursday when they thrived on three centuries to plunder a massive 450-5 against Sialkot in the 10th Mohtarma Fatimah Jinnah National Women’s Cricket Tournament at the Lahore Country Club in Muridke...

    1 overs to leave Omar Associates victorious by an emphatic margin of 366 runs...

  • Navy trounce Omar Associates

    KARACHI: Pakistan Navy continued their winning streak in the final round of the 20th Hinopak Trophy KCCA Inter-departmental Cricket League when they trounced Omar Associates by 150 runs here on Friday...

    But the bowlers’ good work was wasted as Omar Associates were dismissed for a paltry 114 at the start of their chase...

  • Dr Mirza, associates get interim bail in most cases

    The court also granted interim bail till May 23 to 72 suspects, including his associates and supporters, in seven cases registered against them at the Kario Ghanwar, Tando Bago, Pangrio, Golarchi and other police stations of Badin district over the last two weeks...

    Fresh case registeredReferring to the recent massacre of Ismaili community members in Karachi, Dr Mirza said it was widely believed that the Indian spy agency, Research...

  • DSP murder case: attackers identified, two associates held

    KARACHI: A day after the killing of DSP Majeed Abbas in a Landhi locality, police investigating the case claimed to have identified the militant group behind the attack, traced some attackers and arrested their two close associates in different parts of the city...

    He expressed the hope that the other suspect or his close associates would also be arrested soon...

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