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DC instructed to compile list of polling staff


    BAHAWALPUR: The provincial election commissioner has asked the Punjab government to provide list of officials of Bahawalpur to be assigned duties as returning officers and polling staff in general elections to be held in 2018.

    Elections 2018: Delimitation exercise hangs in the balance

    Official sources said the election commissioner office

    Below potential: Pakistan at 68th spot in horticulture exports


      LAHORE: Pakistan’s horticulture exports failed to make significant headway in 2016 with the country exporting just $20.53 million worth of horticulture products to reach the 68th spot in global rankings – a feat few exporting rivals would envy.

      Criticising the poor performance, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry

      Needs relaxation: Pharma firms ask DRAP to revise barcode deadline

        Needs relaxation: Pharma firms ask DRAP to revise barcode deadline

        KARACHI: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) has urged the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) to review its directive that gives six months to drug manufacturers for adopting ‘serialisation and barcode’ for their products, calling the deadline very short.

        Drap has made it binding on the pharmaceutical industry

        Neglect: MCCI for setting up support industries

          MULTAN: The business community of southern Punjab on Monday stressed the need for setting up support industries and improving vendors to enhance the pace of industrialisation in the country.

          Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) President Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi, in a statement, said the export sector of the country heavily relies on

          Fertiliser Sector: Subsidy notification still awaited

            Fertiliser Sector: Subsidy notification still awaited

            LAHORE: Disbursement mechanism for fertiliser subsidy has not been notified so far, adding to the anxiety of the industry which is already running from pillar to post for release of subsidy pledged in the new budget, industry stakeholders said on Monday. The federal budget was passed on 13 June and was supposed to be followed up by issuing

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              Rejoinder: Borrowing a routine function, says ministry 

                PHOTO: REUTERS

                The Ministry of Finance has clarified news stories titled “Pakistan pays $4.8b in external debt” and “Foreign loans in 2016-17 recorded at historic high” published in. The ministry says Pakistan’s key economic fundamentals continue to remain strong as reflected in GDP growth of 5.3% last year – the highest in a decade, almost elimination of e

                South Africa release Duminy before third Test


                  CAPE TOWN: South African batsman JP Duminy is to return home ahead of the third Test against England in a move that could signal the end of his career in the five-day format.

                  South Africa’s team management said on Monday that Duminy, who had been dropped after the first Test defeat at Lord’s, would return home before the third test at T

                  Currency: Rupee weakens against dollar

                    PHOTO: REUTERS

                    KARACHI: The rupee weakened against the dollar at 105.3/105.5 in the inter-bank market on Monday compared to Friday’s close of 105.25/105.45. The currency market has fluctuated regularly in recent months with hefty rises and falls on some occasions. In the long run, however, the rupee has stood firm after experiencing extensive volatility, w

                    Alphabet adds to cash pile despite higher costs, antitrust fine

                      Alphabet adds to cash pile despite higher costs, antitrust fine

                      Alphabet Inc reported a 21 per cent jump in quarterly revenue on Monday, maintaining a growth rate that is rarely seen among companies its size and suggesting the big sales gains enjoyed recently by the other Internet firms are not done yet.

                      Alphabet, the owner of Google and YouTube, said it made $3.5 billion in net income on sales of $26 billion.

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