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KARACHI: Jan11 - New boards have been installed after conversion of Karachi Stock Exchange into Pakistan Stock Exchange.
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China acquires strategic 40-pc stake in Pak stocks

KARACHI: A consortium led by Chinese firms has signed a strategic agreement to acquire 40 per cent equity of Pakistan Stock Exchange for USD 85 million, in a move aimed… Read more »


Pak asks India to suspend work on hydro projects in J-K

ISLAMABAD: Two parliamentary committees in rare joint resolution have asked India to immediately suspend work on two hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir and agree on the constitution of an… Read more »


Blast at crowded vegetable market in northwest Pak kills 20

PESHAWAR: At least 20 people were killed and over 50 others injured today in a powerful blast at a crowded vegetable market in northwest Pakistan’s restive Kurram Agency, officials said…. Read more »


‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Kashmiri Muslims being carried out: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today accused Hindu “terrorist” outfits of carrying out “ethnic cleansing” of Kashmiri Muslims in Jammu region and claimed that the government is “empowering” such groups. The Pakistan Foreign… Read more »


Pakistan’s regional languages face looming extinction

PESHAWAR: Around a hundred women have gathered in a community centre in Peshawar, the heart of Pakistan’s fabled northwest — but they are conversing in a dialect incomprehensible to the… Read more »


Kashmir ‘integral part’ of Pakistan, says Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Claiming that Kashmir was an “integral part” of Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today needled India yet again by praising slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani as a “vibrant… Read more »


US sanctions 7 Pakistani entities

ISLAMABAD: The US has slapped sanctions on seven Pakistani entities associated with the country’s missile program, a media report said. An official notification by the US Department of Commerce said… Read more »


Sikh community head shot dead in Afghanistan

KABUL: The head of the Sikh community in Afghanistan’s restive Kunduz city was shot dead by unknown gunmen today, the second such incident within three months, triggering fear among the… Read more »


Pak PM inaugurates Chinese-assisted nuclear power plant

ISLAMABAD: Power-starved Pakistan today received a major boost as a China-backed 340 MW nuclear power plant in its Punjab province was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who termed it… Read more »


India should ‘shun enmity’ and join CPEC: Pak Gen

ISLAMABAD: In a surprise move, a top Pakistani General has invited India to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying New Delhi should “shun enmity” with Islamabad and jointly reap the… Read more »


Pakistan collecting more evidence from alleged Indian spy: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said it is gathering “more evidence” from the alleged RAW spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and will share dossiers on India’s “involvement in subversive activities” with the UN. While… Read more »


China protests Prez’s meeting with Dalai

BEIJING: China today took strong exception to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan during a children’s summit, saying India must respect… Read more »


India sabotaging efforts to normalize relations: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has accused India of “sabotaging” efforts to normalize relations and using “flimsiest of reasons” to avoid talks, as it called on New Delhi to show “seriousness” in resolving… Read more »


Pak, Russia hold first-ever consultations on regional issues

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said it has held first-ever consultations with Russia over important global and regional issues amid warming ties between the former Cold War rivals. “The first Pakistan-Russia Consultations… Read more »

Gen Raheel handed over the command to 57-year-old Bajwa at a ceremony held in the Army Hockey Stadium, close to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi

Bajwa takes over as Raheel warns India

ISLAMABAD: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, an expert in PoK affairs, has taken over as Pakistan’s new army chief succeeding Gen Raheel Sharif, who warned India against adopting an “aggressive stance”… Read more »


Pak trade body warns it may suspend trade with India

ISLAMABAD: A leading Pakistani trade body today warned it may suspend trade with India, citing the “current hostile conditions”. The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) president… Read more »


Sharif aides meet army chief amid reports of civilian-army rift

ISLAMABAD: Amid reports of a rift between Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three top aides have met powerful Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif and discussed the… Read more »


ADB declines to fund Pak big dam project in PoK

ISLAMABAD: The ADB has refused to commit funds for Pakistan’s USD 14 billion dam project on Indus River in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), two years after the World Bank declined to… Read more »


Pak says espionage charges against its official ‘false’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today deplored India declaring its High Commission staffer in New Delhi as persona non-grata for espionage activities, terming charges against the diplomatic official as “false and unsubstantiated”. Foreign… Read more »


Pak mourns its dead in Quetta terror attack

QUETTA: Pakistan’s Quetta city came to a standstill today to mourn the 61 young cadets killed by Islamic State terrorists at a police training academy in one the deadliest assaults… Read more »