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PM Imran Khan says opposition leaders didn’t let country prosper

May 20, 2019 – 2:59 pm

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that those who have gotten together (opposition) in the name of saving democracy, did not let the country prosper.


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BALOCHISTAN

CM Balochistan vows ‘people-friendly’ budget

QUETTA: Coming provincial budget would be different because we have been utilizing utmost efforts to unveil provincial budget in better interest of this province. Jam Kamal said.

By Saadullah Akhtar May 21, 2019 – 2:02 am

Govt working for relief to masses: Rind

SIBI: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Water Resources and Petroleum Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind has expressed concerns over the destruction caused by the recent flast flood in Bolan District, saying if relief is not provided, people will migrate to other places on a large scale.

May 21, 2019 – 1:45 am

BFA raids departmental stores in Quetta, imposes fine over poor hygiene

QUETTA: Balochistan Food Authority on Monday carried-out operation against departmental stores selling unhygienic food items issued warning to many shops over poor cleanliness situation.

May 21, 2019 – 1:45 am

EDITORAL

No sasta Bazar, no relief

A wrong tradition had been established by unscrupulous businessmen and traders to fleece the people in the holy month of Ramazan and with both hands.

May 21, 2019

Falling value of Rupee

There were two disturbing reports in the media for the past few days that the Pakistani Rupee had shed its value against the US Dollar significantly and witnessed bearish trend as KSE-100 index plunged by 804 points (2.43 percent) to close at 33,166 points. A total of 63,321,430 shares were traded, whereas the value of shares traded during the day stood at Rs 2.757 billion.

May 20, 2019

South Punjab Province

The PTI, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, vice chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Foreign Minister, has hinted that new provinces can be created and it is for the National Assembly to do so as Foreign Minister, urged the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday, to assist the incumbent government in granting the status of province to South Punjab.

May 18, 2019

EDITOR'S BLOG

Road Crashes on rise in Balochistan
April 8, 2019 – 2:25 am
Maikan Wahid Baloch – Female footballer from Lyari determined against all odds
April 3, 2019 – 4:19 pm
It is so cold in the capital
March 28, 2019 – 3:00 am
Mahathir Mohamad: As Good as his Words
March 22, 2019 – 3:20 am
Media: Sets Sentiments
March 20, 2019 – 2:40 am

OPINION

Road Crashes on rise in Balochistan
By Manzoor Mosiani – April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019 – 2:25 am

Road accidents have increased in the province of Balochistan; the other day accident at Kakaheer, Wadh, Khuzdar, left seven dead and fifteen maimed as a Dumper truck collided with a passenger bus bound to Karachi from Quetta. The rush from and to the provincial capital city – Quetta is a big concern, bumper to bumper traffic is a routine matter,the National Highways are turning dangerous day by day.


PAKISTAN

SBP announces monetary policy, increases interest rate to 12. 25pc

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has increased interest rate by 150 basis points (bps) to 12.25 per cent from 10.75 per cent effective from May 21, 2019. The SBP increased the policy rate while announcing its monetary policy for next two months. The Central Bank, in its monetary policy statement, stated “there have been three notable developments since the last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in March 2019. First, the government of Pakistan has reached a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund for 39-month long Extended Fund Facility of around $ 6 billion.

By Zafar Ahmed Khan – May 20, 2019

SPORTS

Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Asif Ali included in Pakistan’s World Cup 2019 squad

LAHORE: Pakistan’s final 15-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was announced on Monday by chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. 

By News Desk – May 20, 2019