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Finally 3G/4G in Pakistan, Zong takes the lead


ISLAMABAD:Pakistan on Wednesday raised more than $1.1 billion in its long-delayed auction of next-generation telecommunications licences, snapped up by the country’s four existing mobile network providers. The government sold off four licences to provide 3G services, which allow broadband-speed internet on mobile phones, and one for superfast 4G connections. The total is close to the $1.2 billion estimated for the ... Read More »

Pervez Musharraf on the way to Special Court – Treason Case Hearing

Pervez Musharraf

RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD: Former president Pervez Musharraf is on his way to the Special Court from the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) A three-member bench, headed by Justice Faisal Arab will hear the treason case today. Pervez Musharraf  faces treason charges under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and ... Read More »

Country’s forex reserves increase to $9.37 bn : Dar


  SLAMABAD, Mar 11 (APP): Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said that the forex reserves of the country have improved from US$ 7.59 billion on February 07, 2014 to US$ 9.37 billion on March 07 2014. “The efforts of the Government have started to show positive results and are on track to deliver what we had announced earlier that our Forex ... Read More »

Tabeer Women Transport Service started in Twin Cities

Tabeer Women Transport Service

RAWALPINDI: For the first time, the women of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad will have exclusive transport service, The concept to extend comfortable, safe and affordable transportation facilities to women was materialised on Monday with the name of “ Tabeer Women Transport Service ”. The project was launched by Zong, a private cellular company, in collaboration with Regional Transport ... Read More »

Denmark launches programme for good governance in Pakistan


Denmark has launched a three-year programme for democratic development and good governance in Pakistan. The programme was announced at a presentation on state of democracy in South Asia in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion‚ Danish Ambassador said the programnme envisages the engagement of youth in democratic process and dialogue. Under this programme‚ young people from across the country would be ... Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud arrives in Islamabad today

Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud

Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud arrives in Islamabad today on a three day visit to Pakistan. The Crown Prince‚ also the Deputy Prime Minister and holds portfolio of defence‚ is visiting Pakistan on the invitation of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Foreign Office spokesperson has said the Crown Prince will hold talks with the President and the Prime ... Read More »

Musharraf will not appear before court


RAWALPINDI - Former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer Ahmed Raza Kasuri said on Sunday that the former president would not make a scheduled appearance at his treason trial on Monday because of an on-going illness. The 70-year-old was rushed to a military hospital on Thursday after developing what a police official called a “heart problem” while being taken to hear treason ... Read More »

Rue t-e-Hilal Committee to meet today to sight Rabi-ul-Awwal crescent


ISLAMABAD – A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee would be held on today (Thursday), 29 Safar-ul-Muzaffar (Jan 02) for sighting the crescent of Rabi-ul-Awwal 1435 AH. Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman will chair the meeting of the committee scheduled to be held at Pakistan Meteorological Department building, Main University Road, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. The Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will ... Read More »

Bi-annual meeting Pakistan Rangers and Indian BSF ends

Pakistan Rangers

LAHORE - A five-day bi-annual meeting between the senior officials of Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force, India was held at the Punjab Rangers Headquarters in Lahore from December 24 to 28.The Pakistan Rangers 20-member delegation was headed by Director General/Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) Major General Khan Tahir Javed Khan, whereas 13-member Indian delegation was headed by BSF Director General Shri Subhash ... Read More »