No OGDCL privatization govt just divesting 10pc shares minister

Posted by on Nov 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Privatization, Muhammad Zubair Friday clarified that government was not privatizing Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL) as divesting some of the company’s shares could not be termed as privatization. Addressing a press conference here, the minister said even after off loading 10 percent shares the government would still be the majority shareholder so the structure of the company... 

Not just football Argentina market down Germany up

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BUENOS AIRES: It’s not just Argentine soccer fans who woke up depressed following their nation’s 1-0 defeat to Germany in the World Cup final. Traders in Buenos Aires were also feeling blue. Argentina’s main Merval index was down 0.6% in early afternoon trading Monday after the team succumbed to a late goal Sunday from German striker Mario Goetze in Rio de Janeiro. That may not sound too bad, but when... 

Fighting not just for protection of media but Pakistan Hamid Mir

Posted by on Jun 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: It seems as Gen Zia era has comeback since journalists and their families are being threatened again, says senior journalist and Geo News anchor Hamid Mir on Sunday. Speaking by telephone at Lahore Press Club, he said that the democracy had become ineffective as the government only condemned attacks on journalists and avoided arresting culprits. He said that there should not be an iota of doubt about the identities... 

MQM worker arrested just before his wedding

Posted by on Feb 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Nuptial celebrations turned into dismal agitations on Saturday night when law enforcement agents led a bridegroom away in handcuffs for his alleged involvement in violent criminal activities just before his wedding, Geo News reported Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker, Fahad Aziz, a resident of Korangi, was reportedly arrested while he was leading his Baraat (wedding motorcade) towards a Shah Faisal Colony... 

I’m not arrogant just confident Pietersen

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment

BRISBANE: England’s Kevin Pietersen insisted Tuesday he is not arrogant, just confident, as he prepares to pad up for his 100th Test in this weeks Ashes opener against Australia. The South African-born star batsman was splashed on the front page of the local newspaper in Brisbane this week under the headline: “He’s so arrogant not even his own team likes him.” But Pietersen, 33, tagged “Mr... 

US defends drone strikes as necessary and just in face of UN criticism

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: The US government has defended its use of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries in front of the UN, telling a chamber full of largely critical nations that in President Obama’s view the deployment of unmanned aerial attacks against al-Qaida targets was “necessary, legal and just”. Representatives from a slew of nations, including Brazil, China and Venezuela, lined up to berate... 

Smoking warning works just on front of cigarette pack

Posted by on Sep 05, 2013 | Leave a Comment

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Pakistan manage to win just

Posted by on Mar 07, 2013 | Leave a Comment

KIMBERLEY: Pakistan scrambled to a one-wicket win with two balls to spare against a makeshift South African Invitation XI at the Diamond Oval on Wednesday. Last wicket pair Abdur Rehman (35 not out) and Junaid Khan (nine not out) put on an unbeaten 28 to take their team to victory in their only warm-up match before a five-game one-day international series against South Africa, starting in Bloemfontein on Sunday. ... 

Stocks at KSE maintain upward march close just below 18000 mark

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: The prices of local equities at Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) closed higher on Wednesday with rising turnover. The benchmark 100-share Index came close to 18,000 points due to continuous foreign buying. The main Index ended 0.73 percent, or 129.36 points, higher at 17,947.07. Volume traded crossed Rs.9 billion with active role played by institutions and high-net-worth individuals. Engro Foods closed near its... 

Karachi Five killed in just one hour

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Five people including a police official and a trader were killed in various incidents of violence and firing in just one hour here on Monday, Geo news reported. According to police, some unidentified assailants riding motorbike gunned down the trader, identified as Imran Yousuf, and injured his security guard in Bantwagali of Kharadar and Joria Bazar located in Old City Area. In another incident of firing, ASI... 


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