Thursday, February 21, 2013
Pakistan State Oil 'on its knees', more blackouts threatened
Feb 21, 2013 05:16:31 PM
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan State Oil may default on payments due this month unless state-run companies at least partially pay for their oil, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, putting energy supply at risk and threatening increased blackouts ahead of key elections. The co....
Punjab may receive rain for 2 more days: Met Office
Feb 21, 2013 04:50:58 PM
Staff Report LAHORE: The weather has turned colder as it is raining in Punjab cities, including Lahore, today, SAMAA reports on Thursday. According to the Meteorological Department, the rain spell will continue for two more days in the province. The cities tha....
Pakistan foreign reserves ease further to $13.06 bln
Feb 21, 2013 04:41:05 PM
Web Desk KARACHI: Pakistan’s overall liquid foreign exchange reserves fell to $13.059 billion in a week from $13.396 billion last week, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Thursday. In a statement, the central bank said that reserves held by the State Bank....
Agricultural credit disbursement up 13 pc to Rs169.4 bln in last seven months
Feb 21, 2013 04:35:26 PM
Web Desk KARACHI: Agricultural credit disbursement by banks has increased by 13.21 percent on year-on-year basis to Rs 169.42 billion in the first seven months (July-January, 2013) of the current fiscal year (2012-13), the State Bank of Pakistan said in a statem....
Punjab industries, CNG stations to receive gas for 2 days: SNGPL
Feb 21, 2013 04:33:56 PM
Staff Report LAHORE: Industries of Punjab and all compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations will receive gas supply in the next week also, SAMAA reports on Thursday. According to the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Lt. (SNGPL) announcement, Sheikhupura, Lahore a....
PPP rule: Five years, five finance ministers and a failing economy
Feb 21, 2013 03:50:36 PM
Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The ruling PPP government, which is about to complete its five-year term, has earned an unique distinction that during its tenure the key finance ministry saw change of guards five times. During the last five years, Hafiz Shaikh remained....
MQM, PML-N protest in NA as PIMS hospital named after ZA Bhutto
Feb 21, 2013 03:39:25 PM
Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) strongly protested in the National Assembly (NA) against a bill that was approved for renaming Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) as Shaheed Zulfikar Ali B....
Hazara killings case: SC allows keeping President, PM replies secret
Feb 21, 2013 03:28:30 PM
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday agreed to a request of the Attorney General Irfan Qadir for keeping secret replies of the President and Prime Minister with regard to killings in Hazara, Quetta. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, head....
Pakistan Army supports timely and fair elections, says DG ISPR
Feb 21, 2013 01:59:07 PM
Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Major General Asim Salim Bajwa, Director General ISPR, said on Thursday that the Pakistan Army wants free, fair and timely general elections in the country, SAMAA reports. “Delay in holding of general elections won’t benefit the army in ....
Sindh Assembly revokes SPLGO, restores LB act of 1979
Feb 21, 2013 01:55:54 PM
Staff Report KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Thursday adopted a bill to revoke the Sindh Peoples Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012 while restoring the Local Bodies Act of 1979 for the Sindh province, SAMAA reported. The house adopted the bill amid protest....
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