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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


CPEC to create new business opportunities: Envoy

ISLAMABAD: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project will create new business opportunities for enterprises in many economic sectors. Talking to media, Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong said the project was at the center of the agreements signed during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan in April. He said, besides energy, the project also involves wide cooperation in fields like agriculture, finance and industrial parks. The main objective of the CPEC is to create a three thousand kilometers economic corridor between the port of Gwadar in Pakistan and Xinjiang in northwest China.Read More

Hyderabad-Karachi Motorway to be completed by 2017: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the Federal Government is assisting the Sindh Government for completion of mega development projects. Speaking in the National Assembly on Tuesday, he said the government has earmarked five billion rupees for Green Line Transport System in Karachi. He said this is a mega project and is expected to be completed at a cost of 20 to 25 billion rupees. He said the federal government will fully fund this project. He said work on Hyderabad-Karachi Motorway has also been started and itRead More

Altaf again announces to step down from chairmanship

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday announced once again that he was stepping down from the post of the party’s chairman over the remarks made by Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif regarding ‘Mohajirs’. According to a statement on the MQM website, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said in the National Assembly and on a television channel that, “Only people coming from Ludhiana and Jalandhar were genuine Mohajirs. All the rest are fake Mohajirs.” Talking to Geo news on Tuesday morning, Altaf lashed out at the National Assembly claimingRead More

Pakistan to face India at WHL on 26th

LAHORE: Pakistan will play their crucial match against traditional rivals India on June 26 in the World Hockey League (WHL) in Antwerp, Belgium, which also serves as the qualifying round for the 2016 Olympics. Earlier in the round, Pakistan face the huge challenge in their match against Australia on June 24, as the green-shirts have been placed in a tough pool ‘A’ alongside Poland and France, besides India and Australia. Pakistan will open their campaign on June 20 with the match against Poland. Pakistan, who last won the Olympic goldRead More

PM clarifies his remarks about Karachiites

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the National Assembly on Tuesday clarified remarks made by him earlier, for which he had to face criticism from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. “I was not the one to make mention of the word ‘Makhi’. I had told Governor Ishratul Ebad to take notice of the issue of strikes in Karachi. He had replied to me that if even a fly dies, there is a strike in the city. I said that strikes shouldn’t happen. I expanded on this matter in my speech, andRead More

A man hangs his ‘Vani-wife’ to death

LAYYAH: A man thrashed his wife and when she fell unconscious due to the beating he hanged her to death with a tree to make it look like a suicide case in Sohiya Thal in the Kot Sultan area. The victim was identified as Hattan Bibi. She was given in marriage as Vani to her husband Abdul Majeed by a panchayat after his sister eloped with her brother three years back. Abdullah, a local villager, said Hattan was 10 years older than Majeed and he had contracted marriage with herRead More