Budget of FY’18-19 ignores SME sector

Budget of FY’18-19 ignores SME sector

KARACHI: On Tuesday, SMEA President Zafar Iqbal claimed the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been totally ignored in the budget 2018-19. The sector’s genuine demands including the removal of conditions for getting bank loans and ease of doing business were not accepted, said Mr. Iqbal, the leader of Small...

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School Van in Indian Occupied Kashmir got pelted with stones injuring two students

School Van in Indian Occupied Kashmir got pelted with stones injuring two students

Two schoolchildren were injured when their school bus was pelted with stones in south Kashmir’s Shopian. Police sources said that a bus belonging to Rainbow International School came under attack in Zavoora area of Shopian on Wednesday morning. Some of the bus windows were damaged in the incident. The injured...

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Beverage firms granted with time-frame to swap their labels from ”energy” to ”stimulant

Beverage firms granted with time-frame to swap their labels from ”energy” to ”stimulant

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Tuesday warned all energy drink manufacturers to use new labels for their product as per the authority’s directions. The authority has sent notices to the respective companies to rectify labelling of their products within eight months else strict action is likely to be...

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PSL fielding standards outrun T20 leagues, record-breaking!

PSL fielding standards outrun T20 leagues, record-breaking!

Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 has claimed the crown of being the best addition so far! Not only was the Karachi final a historic event, but the league has also beat other major T20 franchises in the best fielding category! PSL overtook IPL in the stats, according to a report drafted...

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Temperature Alert: Karachi heat-zoned

Temperature Alert: Karachi heat-zoned

Owing to the sweltering climatic conditions, a scorching heatwave has been prevailing across different cities of the country since April. According to the data compiled by the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the temperature recorded in Jacobabad and Benazirabad on April 30 was 50 degrees centigrade, smashing the latter’s own 18-year-old record...

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Shahid Khaqan in talks with President of Kenya to discuss trade ties and international state affairs

Shahid Khaqan in talks with President of Kenya to discuss trade ties and international state affairs

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressing delight over the prevailing cordial relations between Pakistan and Kenya emphasized on enhancing and diversifying bilateral trade ties. The Prime Minister expressed these concerns during a meeting with Foreign Minister of Kenya Ambassador Dr Monica Juma, who along with the High...

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Insights of Starcom’s CEO: Omar Abedin, in puruit of a different career path

Insights of Starcom’s CEO: Omar Abedin, in puruit of a different career path

After 16 months as CEO, Omar Abedin has now stepped down from his position at Starcom. Mr. Abedin, while giving an interview to Campaign Asia had said that he now wants to pursue a different path, which he will share with everyone very soon. “I’M LEAVING STARCOM TO PURSUE A...

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Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year as cultural preference for boys drives more parents to murder babies

Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year as cultural preference for boys drives more parents to murder babies

Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year amid a cultural preference for boys, it has emerged. A total of 345 babies have been found dead in refuse heaps in Karachi, Pakistan’s most populous city, since the beginning of 2017 with 99...

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Marsden Point Refinery’s maintenance shut down in full swing

Marsden Point Refinery’s maintenance shut down in full swing

The maintenance shutdown of the Marsden Point refinery is about to enter its busiest phase with work on refinery processing units and related utilities commencing from Monday 7 May onward. Scheduled for completion in mid-June, the shutdown will see staff and contractor numbers at the refinery soar from 500-plus to...

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New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years

New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years

WELLINGTON: New Zealand is weighing up playing cricket in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years after an invitation from the south Asian nation’s cricket board. New Zealand has not played in Pakistan since 2003 due to security concerns but had been asked to play Twenty20 matches in the...

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