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Scientists have more positive views about widely used technologies

LONDON: A recent survey reveals scientists have more positive views about widely used technologies and controversial issues compared to the general public. There also seems to be a basic difference of opinion between the public and scientists, especially with disputed issues such as climate change, said a survey conducted by Pew Research Center conducted a study in collaboration with the ... Read More »

2.32/unit cut in power tariff: PM ‘pro-public’ decision lauded at large

KARACHI: The general public, especially the business community lauded the government decision to cut power tariff by Rs2.32 per unit. The business community welcomed the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s announcement regarding Rs2.32 per unit reduction in electricity tariff and a further cut in the POL prices by December end. Rejoicing the much “awaited and extremely pro-public,” decision by the government, ... Read More »

To avert 100,000 death annually, governor vows water filtration plant in every school

FAISALABAD: More than 100,000 children die every year of water-borne diseases caused by drinking of unhygienic and contaminated water. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said this at the inauguration of a Water Filtration Plant at University of Faisalabad. The governor revealed that local philanthropists and overseas Pakistanis had donated 150 Water Filtration Plants so far which were being installed in ... Read More »

KASB Bank 6-month moratorium: Equity base up 11pc to Rs1000b, profit touches Rs176b: SBP

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan rebuffed rumors being spread about the weak financial condition of some banks in the aftermath of imposition of moratorium on KASB Bank Ltd. The Central Bank also snubbed misleading information attributed to the bank in this regard. The SBP took strong notice of such misinformation and clarified that no such information had been circulated ... Read More »

FBR tells 62 officials to submit tax returns to get allowance

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has suspended the performance allowance of 62 officials between Grade 17 and 19 for not submitting their income tax returns. The FBR has issued a notification in this regard. However, the FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa has barred the officials concerned from publishing the notification on the official website. According to the notification, if ... Read More »

Gold sheds Rs 90 per tola as dollar gains strength in world market

LAHORE: Gold prices closed lower on Friday in the local markets as the precious metal suffered losses in the global trading at the hands of a rising dollar. After witnessing a decrease of Rs 90 per tola (11.644 grams), gold prices for 24 karat closed at Rs 49,090 as compared to Thursday rates of Rs 4,9100 in city gold markets. ... Read More »

Dar rejects MPCL price restructuring plan

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar declined a gas price restructuring plan for Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) which could not be implemented through an agreement between two majority shareholders. After a detailed briefing by retired Lt-Gen Nadeem Ahmad, Managing Director of MPCL, the minister did not agree with the proposal and desired the company and the Petroleum Ministry to present ... Read More »