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June 11, 2019

Budget to be presented today

By Our Staff Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government, amid much criticism from the opposition parties over what they had been calling weak economic policies, is all set to present its first budget for the…

No trade or cold war with China: Mushahid

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee who also chairs the Pakistan-China Institute, Senator Mushahid Hussain has stated that Pakistan rejects any trade war or cold war with China, during his speech at launch of…

NAB arrests ex-DG NEPRA Insaf Ahmad

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested former directorate general of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) Insaf Ahmad on Monday in the alleged mega-corruption case of Rs300 billion payment to…

LHC notice to NAB on Khawaja brothers plea

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Monday issued notice to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for June 11 on an application filed by former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique for…

Innovation in Pakistani IT firms

Hamza Nadeem and Iqra Saleem Innovation is a very broad concept. It can mean scientific inventions, patents, technological breakthroughs, or even a simple new way to do things. The level of innovation within a country is typically…

Turkish varsities delegation meets PU VC

LAHORE: A delegation from leading universities of Turkey called on Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed here at his office on Monday. During the meeting, the VC expressed his resolve to launch research projects in…

LDA DG to spend Friday at ‘One Window Cell’

LAHORE: Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General Mohammad Usman Muazzam on Monday decided that he would spend Friday at the 'One Window Cell' to look into the public complaints himself and address them immediately. He would stay…

Hacking humanity

Zarrar Khuhro Science can get really scary. I say this after reading a report about Chinese scientists who decided to ‘improve’ a group of macaque monkeys by making them more intelligent. They didn’t do this by training the monkeys (that…

The alchemy of Tabdeeli 2.0

Zaigham Khan The sorcerer’s stone, also known as Manka, Geedar-singhi and Tabdeeli, has not worked and we are back to the clinic of our own dear hakeem to receive our favourite medicine. Perhaps, it is the attraction of his young…

Reforming the regulators

Syed Akhtar Ali Regulatory bodies are formed to determine rules and regulations in the context of authority bestowed by legislation either by an elected parliament or an equivalent source of power. Regulatory bodies implement laws made…

Is Pakistan prepared?

Fauzia Waqar If safety protocols are ignored in the food value chain, starting from its production till consumption, it could lead to many disastrous diseases. Food-borne diseases pose a major threat to human population globally. Besides…

Per Capita Income stands at $1,497.3

ISLAMABAD: The per capita income stood at $1,497.3 during the outgoing fiscal year 2018-19, according to Pakistan Economic Survey (2018-19) launched here by Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Hafeez Shaikh. According to the…