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Punjab CNG stations to reopen from Wednesday

LAHORE: Central leader of All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha on Monday said hundreds of CNG stations will reopen from July 08. Efforts are underway to keep Punjab CNG stations operational on continued basis which will help CNG operators and masses seeking economical and environmentally friendly fuel. Decision to this effect was reached in a meeting between Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ghiyas Paracha. It was also decided to revive CNG stations of Punjab which are not using RLNG and while some points of a formula for revivalRead More

SBP introduces SMS service for new currency notes

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan has introduced a SMS service to provide customers with new currency notes on Eid-ul-Fitar. The notes will be available at select branches of private banks from July 8 onwards. According to State Bank, customers will have to send a message at 8877 along with their CNIC number and branch code of the concerned bank. In reply to message, details will be texted back which will contain transaction code and address of bank from which the quota of new notes can be retrieved. The transaction code willRead More

President stresses improved medical facilities for public

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Monday stressed for setting up new and modern hospitals in the country and termed improvement of medical facilities need of the hour. The President stated this while talking to Vice Chancellor Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) Prof. Dr. Javed Akram and his delegation here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. He said that improved medical facilities could be provided to people through welfare projects, and added that such projects should be pursued with devotion. Prof. Dr. Javed Akram gave a comprehensive briefing to the president on proposed MedicalRead More

Dar stresses early completion of power projects

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has stressed early completion of hydropower projects to overcome energy shortfall. He was chairing a meeting held in Islamabad on Monday to review progress of work on different hydropower projects. The Finance Minister said the cost of Neelum Jhelum Hydro power project has been increased due to delay in its completion. On this occasion, Chairman WAPDA Zafar Mehmood gave a detailed presentation on the Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project and other progress. The meeting was informed that progress of work has reached 72 percent in the tenureRead More

Ayyan currency smuggling case: hearing adjourned until July 11

RAWALPINDI: A Rawalpindi customs court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the money laundering case against supermodel Ayyan Ali until July 11. The model was expected to be indicted today on separate charges of currency smuggling detailed in an earlier First Information Report (FIR). During today’s hearing, Ali’s counsel Sardar Latif Ahmed Khosa argued that two others involved in the case, Owais and Mumtaz were yet to be arrested. He therefore contended that the model could not be indicted. Judge Aftab Ahmed Khan subsequently adjourned the next hearing of theRead More

Powers up pressure on Iran for elusive nuclear deal

VIENNA: Global powers upped the pressure on Iran late Sunday, warning now was “the time” to strike an elusive deal curbing its nuclear ambitions, as the US said the fate of the talks hung in the balance. US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that after almost two years of negotiations and on the ninth day of these latest talks “genuine progress” had been made. But after meeting his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif three times on Sunday, the top US diplomat said the talks “could go either way”. TheRead More