Zardari and 172 other suspects to be placed on ECL

Zardari and 172 other suspects to be placed on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government on Thursday decided to put Pakistan Peoples’ Party Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari on the Exit Control List (ECL) in the light of the ongoing money laundering probe against him. The decision was announced by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in a press briefing held after a...

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Tsunami: Indonesia raises the alert level, orders all flights to steer clear

Tsunami: Indonesia raises the alert level, orders all flights to steer clear

LABUAN, Indonesia: Indonesia on Thursday raised the alert level for the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano to the second-highest, and ordered all flights to steer clear, days after it triggered a tsunami that killed at least 430 people. A crater collapse on the volcanic island at high tide on Saturday sent...

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NEPRA approves price adjustment, slashes 31 paisa per unit in power tariff

NEPRA approves price adjustment, slashes 31 paisa per unit in power tariff

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Thursday approved 31 paisa per unit cut in the power tariff on account of fuel cost adjustment for November 2018, media sources reported. The downward adjustment by the regulator in power tariffs will extend an overall relief of two billion rupees...

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Apple ramps up investment in India, phones to be assembled in India in 2019

Apple ramps up investment in India, phones to be assembled in India in 2019

MUMBAI/DELHI: Apple suppliers are already producing a limited number of iPhones in India, but Apple could be looking to ramp up this investment in the near future. Apple Inc will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the...

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PFA labels 61 branded ghee/oil as ‘unhealthy’

PFA labels 61 branded ghee/oil as ‘unhealthy’

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has declared 61 ghee and cooking oil brands unhealthy for usage and seized 47,233 liters of ghee and cooking oil after a sample collection drive in the market. During the drive, 61 brands of oil and ghee failed to meet the quality standards whereas 118...

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Tribute to the legend – Benazir Bhutto; ‘Daughter of the East’ on her 11th death anniversary

Tribute to the legend – Benazir Bhutto; ‘Daughter of the East’ on her 11th death anniversary

Bibi, It has been over a decade since you met your untimely demise on December 27, 2007. It has been 11 years since the day the country lost one of its greatest leaders. The state that Pakistan finds itself in today may not surprise you. Unlike the others, you had the foresight to see...

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Facebook shares likely to hit $160 in 2019

Facebook shares likely to hit $160 in 2019

CALIFORNIA: Short-seller Citron Research on Wednesday backed Facebook Inc, saying the stock could hit $160 in 2019 as the company’s revenue and user base have seen little impact from the reported data scandals and privacy issues this year. Shares of the social network rose as much as 4.4% to $129.57...

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Young man shoots 5 from family and commits suicide soon after

Young man shoots 5 from family and commits suicide soon after

PESHAWAR: A young man on Wednesday shot and killed five of his family members here in the city’s Tahkal area before committing suicide, authorities said. According to police, the deceased had opened fire over a domestic dispute and had used a 9mm pistol. He was identified as Abdullah. Among the other victims...

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Sexual predator arrested upon assaulting minor girl

Sexual predator arrested upon assaulting minor girl

BHAKKAR: A sexual predator was arrested Wednesday night here in the city after the alleged rape of a minor was reported to authorities, police said. According to police, the rapist allegedly sexually assaulted a seven-year-old girl in a village on the outskirts of Bhakkar. A first information report (FIR) has been...

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Corpse recovered from Quetta’s Saryab Road, investigations underway

Corpse recovered from Quetta’s Saryab Road, investigations underway

QUETTA: A dead body was recovered Wednesday night from Kasiabad near the city’s Saryab Road, authorities said, adding that it bore marks of torture. According to the police, the deceased hailed from the Machh area of Bolan district. He was subjected to torture before being killed, they said. The body was moved...

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