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Bomb found, defused near Jungshahi railway station

Bomb found, defused near Jungshahi railway station

Authorities found and defused a bomb planted on a rail track near the Jungshahi railway station in Thatta on Sunday, averting a possible targetted attack on the trains scheduled to run on the route. The bomb was discovered on a train trac [...]

Posted On : Apr, 14 2019 | Comments : 0

Pakistan won't need to import oil after reserves found near Karachi said Pakistan Minister

Pakistan won't need to import oil after reserves found near ...

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said Pakistan will not need to import oil after reserves are found near Karachi's seas. Speaking to journalists in Islamabad, the premier said, "We are hopeful of finding large reserves of gas [...]

Posted On : Mar, 26 2019 | Comments : 0

5 children die of ‘food poisoning’ in Karachi

5 children die of ‘food poisoning’ in Karachi

Five children died of suspected ‘food poisoning’ in metropolis’ Saddar area on Friday, said Karachi police. Reportedly, the kids and their mother dinned at an eatery in Saddar, following which their condition worsened. T [...]

Posted On : Feb, 22 2019 | Comments : 0

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Govt is paying Rs6 bn interest per day on loans

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Govt is paying Rs6 bn in...

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that the government is paying Rs6 billion interest every day on loans taken by the previous governments. The premier said this after inaugurating the Railway live-tracking service and Thal Express [...]

Posted On : Feb, 13 2019 | Comments : 0

Hajj to become more expensive in next few years, says religious affairs minister

Hajj to become more expensive in next few years, says religi...

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noor ul Haq Qadri has said the Hajj pilgrimage will become even more expensive for the people in the next few years. Speaking in Geo News programme ‘Geo Parliament’, the [...]

Posted On : Feb, 11 2019 | Comments : 0

Gas Shortage in Major Areas in Karachi

Gas Shortage in Major Areas in Karachi

Gas supply has been halted across major areas in Karachi after Sui Southern Gas Company is facing a shortfall of 300 million cubic feet per day of gas, according to Samaa News. CNG stations in Karachi will be closed for 34 hours from Thur [...]

Posted On : Feb, 11 2019 | Comments : 0

Supreme Court bars Pakistan Railways from selling its land

Supreme Court bars Pakistan Railways from selling its land

The Supreme Court on Friday barred the Pakistan Railways from selling its land in the federation and provinces and wrapped up the case pertaining to railways land. Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid appeared before the court as a three-judge [...]

Posted On : Jan, 04 2019 | Comments : 0

Government reduce fuel prices, petrol goes down by Rs4

Government reduce fuel prices, petrol goes down by Rs4

The federal government on Monday reduced prices of petroleum products, with petrol going down by Rs4.86 per litre. The new price for petrol would now be Rs90.97 per litre, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement. The price of diesel w [...]

Posted On : Jan, 01 2019 | Comments : 0

New Year to bring additional Rs155 billion tax burden

New Year to bring additional Rs155 billion tax burden

The New Year is expected to dawn with a heavier tax burden for Pakistanis as the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) prepares a summary for the imposition of additional Rs155 billion taxes from January 2019, sources informed Geo News. The FBR [...]

Posted On : Jan, 01 2019 | Comments : 0

Public transport strike continues for sixth day in Karachi due to Gas crisis

Public transport strike continues for sixth day in Karachi d...

Residents of Karachi continued to suffer on Friday as the CNG crisis entered its sixth day, disrupting public transport and daily routine. Supply of gas to CNG stations remained suspended, posing difficulties for the residents as public t [...]

Posted On : Dec, 14 2018 | Comments : 0

US dollar hits all-time high of Rs142 in interbank market

US dollar hits all-time high of Rs142 in interbank market

The US dollar hit an all-time high of Rs142 in the interbank market on Friday. The greenback gained by Rs8 (a five percent increase) to touch the new high in the interbank market. The dollar stood at Rs 134 when the market closed on Thurs [...]

Posted On : Nov, 30 2018 | Comments : 0

Tram Service in Karachi to be Restored: Supreme Court

Tram Service in Karachi to be Restored: Supreme Court

Last weekend, the Supreme Court decided to bring the iconic tram service back on the streets of Karachi. A meeting was arranged which was headed by Supreme Court’s Justice Gulzar Ahmed where he issued an order to reintroduce tram se [...]

Posted On : Nov, 20 2018 | Comments : 0

CJP lambastes mineral water companies for depleting groundwater reserves

CJP lambastes mineral water companies for depleting groundwa...

The chief justice on Tuesday reprimanded mineral water companies for “extracting billions of rupees’ worth of groundwater” and not paying enough taxes on it. Resuming hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to alleged expl [...]

Posted On : Nov, 13 2018 | Comments : 0

Anti-encroachment drive continues for second day in Karachi

Anti-encroachment drive continues for second day in Karachi

An anti-encroachment drive in the metropolis' Saddar area entered its second day today (Tuesday). Operation will be conducted around Empress Market, Passport office and adjoining areas by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation's ant [...]

Posted On : Nov, 06 2018 | Comments : 0

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