Imran pays bills of his Lahore residence amid civil disobedience call

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has paid bills of his Lahore residence amid call for civil disobedience, Geo News reported. Imran Khan paid three bills of his Zaman Park residence with a fine. LESCO officials said the bills worth Rs16,267, Rs15,232 and Rs9,336 respectively have been paid. The copies of submitted bills have also been sent to LESCO. It may be noted here that Imran Khan, in... 

Imran pays utility bill amid civil disobedience call

Posted by on Sep 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had paid electricity bill of his residence amid civil disobedience call, Geo News reported. Imran Khan, in an address to participants of sit-in, had called for civil disobedience and asked his followers not to pay utility bills in order to force the government. Speaking to senior journalist Saleem Safi in... 

Oil prices down in Asia amid volatile trading

Posted by on Sep 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell in Asia Friday as dealers digested a mixed US inventory report and a new round of interest rate cuts by the European Central Bank, while keeping watch on the Ukraine conflict. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for October delivery fell 12 cents to $94.33 while Brent crude for October delivery eased 12 cents to $101.71. Sanjeev Gupta, head of the Asia-Pacific oil and gas practice at business... 

USA Today cuts jobs amid print woes

Posted by on Sep 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON: USA Today said Thursday it was eliminating 60 to 70 jobs as the large daily responds to declining print circulation and ad revenues. The newspaper´s move is meant “to align its staffing levels to meet current market conditions,” according to a statement by parent firm Gannett cited by the publication. The cuts will also allow the firm “to reinvest in the business to ensure the continued... 

Pak Army to play mediator amid political deadlock

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Allama Tahirul Qadri Thursday said they have accepted the role of Chief of Army Staff as a mediator and guarantor in the current political impasse. Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri told the participants of their separate sit-ins here outside the Parliament House that in the next 24 hours fresh negotiations will begin with the government... 

Three cops amid five killed in Karachi firing violence

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Five persons including three policemen have thus far been killed in different firing and violent incidents on Tuesday morning here, Geo News reported. Malir SP, Rao Anwar said that two policemen were killed in firing by some unknown persons near Dawood Chowrangi, Quaidabad here. The deceased head constable Azhar and constable Mohammad Azam posted in Quaidabad police station were targeted, when they were on way... 

Dollar firms in Asia amid thin trade

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

TOKYO: The dollar firmed against major currencies in Asian trade on Wednesday, with its movements limited as many traders were off for the summer holiday season. The dollar fetched 102.29 yen in midday Tokyo trade, compared with 102.24 yen in New York. The euro bought $1.3365 and 136.72 yen against $1.3368 and 136.67 yen.Investors were primarily focused on Japan´s GDP data with many traders away. Minutes before the... 

Oil prices higher amid Iraq focus

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose in Asia Monday as dealers monitor sustained US air strikes on extremist militants in Iraq who are threatening the crude-rich Kurdish region, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for September deliver rose 32 cents to $97.97 while Brent crude for September gained 23 cents to $105.25 in mid-morning trade. United States president Barack Obama on Thursday ordered his country´s... 

Haq meets PM amid charged political climate

Posted by on Aug 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Monday against the backdrop of frenzied political activity in the country in the wake of the upcoming marches and sit-ins. The two leaders traded views on the prevailing political situation of the country. On the occasion Sirajul Haq apprised the Prime Minister on his meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran... 

Hours leading to 12hour truce Israel air strikes kill 4 children amid 23

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

GAZA CITY: A 12-hour ceasefire entered into force between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip at 0500 GMT on Saturday, the 19th day of a conflict that has killed hundreds. Israel and the Islamist movement said they would observe the temporary ceasefire, after US Secretary of State John Kerry was unable to reach a lasting truce during talks Friday in Cairo. In the hours leading up to the pause, however, the violence continued,... 
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