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Stockholm airport evacuated after explosive powder ‘found’

STOCKHOLM: The main airport in Sweden’s city of Stockholm Sunday evacuated after a bomb scare. The Parts of Stockholm-Skavsta Airport were evacuated after traces of explosive powder were detected on a piece of luggage at the security check, police said. “The baggage and departure halls were evacuated, which has affected departing flights but not arrivals,” police duty officer Roland Lindkvist ... Read More »

Draw of Rs750 bonds on 15th

FAISALABAD: The 65th draw of prize bonds of worth Rs 750 will be held at Rawalpindi on January 15 (Friday). According to a spokesman of the National Savings Faisalabad, first winner will get a cash prize of Rs 1.5 million while three prizes of worth Rs 500,000 each would be awarded to second position holders. Similarly, third cash prize of ... Read More »

Faisalabad Excise & Taxation recovered Rs1.21b in 6 months

FAISALABAD: Excise and Taxation Department (ETD) Faisalabad recovered Rs1.21 billion during first six months of the current fiscal year, achieving more than 50 per cent of the target. ETD Director Saeed Ahmad told the media here on Sunday the ETD recovered Rs 718.1 million in the head of property tax from Faisalabad Division and Rs 392.5 million recovered in the ... Read More »

Potato growers advised to cultivate crops by 31st

FAISALABAD: The growers have been advised to complete cultivation of potato crops by January 31 to get bumper yield. Spokesman of the Agriculture Extension Department told here Sunday that potato is used largely in Pakistan because it is a rich source of proteins, carbohydrates, potassium and sodium etc. The farmers should cultivate approved varieties of potato over maximum space because ... Read More »

Two PCG personal martyred, three injured in accident near Jiwani

KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy has rescued the personal Pakistan Coast Guard (PCG), injured in an accident near Jiwani, Balochistan, while two others were martyred. One seriously injured person was shifted to PN Medical Centre at Jiwani and martyred with two other injured were shifted to Pakistan Navy Medical Centre Gwadar where injured were provided first aid, a press release of ... Read More »

Traders protest against anti-encroachment drive in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: The local traders of Raja Bazar have protested and resisted the anti-encroachment operation launched by the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA). When the TMA staffers reached Raja Bazar and started removing encroachments, the traders in large number gathered and put up resistance. They also burned tyres and chanted slogans against the TMA officials. They alleged that the TMA officials are ... Read More »

Spanish Princess Cristina to go on trial for tax fraud

MADRID: The sister of Spanish King Felipe VI, Princess Cristina and her husband, will go on trial Monday for corruption in a high stakes case likely to further damage the monarchy’s image. The highly anticipated trial of the royal couple and 16 other accused will run until June at a court in Palma, on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, where ... Read More »

FBR transfers 35 Inland Revenue officers of BS 19-20

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has transferred/posted 35 Inland Revenue officers of BS 19-20 with immediate effect and until further orders. According to the notification, the officers who are drawing performance allowance prior to issuance of this notification will continue to draw this allowance on the new place of posting. All the officers have been directed to relinquish/assume charge, using ... Read More »

54 Inland Revenue officers of BS 18-19 transferred

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has transferred/posted 54 Inland Revenue officers of BS 18-19 with immediate effect and until further orders. According to the notification, the officers who are drawing performance allowance prior to issuance of this notification will continue to draw this allowance on the new place of posting. All the officers have been directed to relinquish/assume charge, using ... Read More »

63 Inland Revenue officers of BS 17-18 transferred

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue has transferred/posted 63 Inland Revenue officers of BS 17-18 with immediate effect and until further orders. According to the notification, the officers who are drawing performance allowance prior to issuance of this notification will continue to draw this allowance on the new place of posting. All the officers have been directed to relinquish/assume charge, using ... Read More »

Addl Collector Zeba Bashir changes name to Zeba Azhar

ISLAMABAD: The name of Zeba Bashir Ahmed, a Pakistan Customs Service officer of BS-19, has been changed to Zeba Azhar. The officer is presently posted as Additional Collector, Model Customs Collectorate of Appraisement (West), Karachi. The above change may be made in the relevant record, said a notification issued by Federal Board of Revenue. Read More »

Pak delegation to visit Uganda in search of business market

LAHORE: PakTurk Businessmen Association (PTBA) secretary General Aslam Bhatti has said that a 20-member business delegation will soon visit Kampala, Uganda. Bhatti, who is also the trip organiser, stated that the aim of this trip is to search an alternative market for Pakistani made products to introduce in African market. The trip invitation was extended by the government of the ... Read More »

$36b out of $46b CPEC project to be used in energy sector: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that around $36 billion out of total $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor would be invested in the energy sector by private companies of China. Talking to a private news channel, he said the government was ensuring conducive economic environment in the country, which was vital for sustained foreign investment. ... Read More »

Pak, Canada can boost trade to $2b in short span

LAHORE: A delegation of Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, led by Patrick Brown, has called on All Pakistan Business Forum President Ibrahim Qureshi and discussed ways to boost trade ties between the two countries. Patrick Brown said that Pakistan and Canada can get mutual benefit through cooperation in energy, fertilizer, education and agriculture fields and a little sector-specific effort could ... Read More »

Sugar price hiked by Rs8/kg in a month

LAHORE: The sugar price increased by Rs8 per kilogramme during a month after the government’s decision of exporting 500,000 tons of sugar last month. The sugar of said amount would be exported in a phased manner till March 31, 2016. Meanwhile, sugar has seen Rs 5 per kg hike in the last two weeks in the Sindh metropolis, Karachi. In ... Read More »

Marvi says govt to conduct survey to register more women for BISP

QUETTA: Minister of State and Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Marvi Memon has said that a survey is being conduct across the country to register more deserving women to make them beneficiaries of PISP. She was speaking at the launch of “Beneficiaries Outreach and Communication Strategy of BISP” and addressing separate meetings and ceremonies at MPAs Hostel Balochistan Assembly, ... Read More »

Near Rs6b disbursed under PM’s youth loan scheme so far

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has disbursed Rs5,971 million (near Rs6 billion) under Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loans Scheme (PMYBLS) by the end of November 2015. This was revealed during a meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, to review the implementation status of various schemes announced in the last two budgets. As for the scheme for which mark-up has been ... Read More »

China takes serious notice of Pakistan’s internal differences on CPEC

ISLAMABAD: China, taking serious notice of the internal differences on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), asked Pakistan to resolve these issues to create favourable conditions for the completion of the project. A statement issued by the Chinese embassy in Islamabad said, “We hope that relevant parties could strengthen communication and coordination and solve differences properly so as to create favourable conditions ... Read More »

Mazda recalls 374,000 vehicles for Takata airbag defects

TOKYO: Mazda Motor Corp said Friday it will recall 374,000 U.S. vehicles linked to potentially defective front passenger- side airbags made by Takata Corp. The Japanese automaker said the latest recall was prompted after Takata said testing showed additional airbag inflators could be prone to ruptures. The expanded recall includes the 2003-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 MazdaSpeed6 and 2004 RX8. Takata airbag ... Read More »

Hungary’s industrial output up 9.5% in November

BUDAPEST: Industrial output in Hungary increased by a year-on-year 9.5% in November, according to a first release of data published by Hungary’s Central Statistical Office (KSH) this morning. As compared to the same month of the previous year, the index adjusted for working days increased by 7.0%, KSH data show. Output was up by a year-on-year 7.3% in the first ... Read More »