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Pakistani-American Dr. Kashif Ansari Receives Pride of Pakistan Award

Pakistani-American Dr. Kashif Ansari Receives Pride of Pakistan Award

A Graduate of Dow Medical College’s 1992 batch, Dr. Ansari moved to the US many years ago and earned name and respect both in the US and Pakistan. A known philanthropist, he has offered free treatment to patients in Pakistan, especially for thalassemia treatment and blood donation. The government of Pakistan has conferred the President’s...

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Credit Suisse Leaks Exposes Mian Mansha’s Alleged Link to “Hidden” London Hotel Sale

Credit Suisse Leaks Exposes Mian Mansha’s Alleged Link to “Hidden” London Hotel Sale

Credit Suisse Leaks have revealed that one of Pakistan’s wealthiest businessmen, Mian Mohammad Mansha, appears to have had a shared bank account with a phantom company that helped finance the sale of a five-star hotel in London, United Kingdom. While Mansha has always maintained that he had no involvement in the purchase of a five-star...

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Federal Cabinet Approves a Big Increase in Salaries for Pakistan Army

Federal Cabinet Approves a Big Increase in Salaries for Pakistan Army

The cabinet on Tuesday endorsed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement of a 15 percent increment in the salaries of the personnel of civil armed forces, according to Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry. “In line with the announcement [made] by PM Imran Khan, the federal cabinet has approved a 15 percent increase in...

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HBL Microfinance Bank Partners with Habib Bank Limited for Home Remittance Disbursements

HBL Microfinance Bank Partners with Habib Bank Limited for Home Remittance Disbursements

HBL Microfinance Bank (HBL MFB) has partnered with Habib Bank Limited (HBL) to further strengthen Home Remittance disbursements in Pakistan and allow HBL Microfinance Bank customers to receive money in digital wallets and accounts across Pakistan. Commenting on the development, Faisal Lalani, Head of International Banking at HBL, said, “We are excited to partner with...

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Islamabad United’s Biggest Superstar Withdraws From PSL 7

Islamabad United’s Biggest Superstar Withdraws From PSL 7

Islamabad opening batter, Alex Hales has withdrawn from the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to personal reasons, the franchise said in an official statement. The hard-hitting batter will not be available for the remaining matches of the tournament. “Islamabad United’s opening batsman Alex Hales pulled out from PSL 7 for personal...

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Legendary Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif passes away in Germany

Legendary Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif passes away in Germany

KARACHI: Legendary comedian Umer Sharif has passed away in Germany at the age of 66 years, after a prolonged illness. Umer Sharif was being shifted to the United States through an air ambulance along with his wife Zareen Ghazal. The air ambulance had to land in Germany after the health of the legendary comedian deteriorated....

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CCoE Approves Winter Incentive Package for Electricity Consumers

CCoE Approves Winter Incentive Package for Electricity Consumers

A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) was held under the Chairmanship of the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar. The CCoE approved the summary submitted by the Power Division on the winter incentive package on incremental consumption for all domestic, commercial, and general services consumers of XW-DISCOs and...

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Govt to Extend 50% Guarantee to Banks for Kamyab Pakistan Program: Finance Division

Govt to Extend 50% Guarantee to Banks for Kamyab Pakistan Program: Finance Division

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Mr. Shaukat Tarin, presided over the joint meeting of the Steering Committee and Advisory Board of Kamyab Pakistan Program (KPP) at the Finance Division. During the meeting, the program design was reviewed and the contours of KPP were finalized in consultation with all relevant stakeholders. After extensive discussion, it...

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PIA to Resume Flights to UK Next Week

PIA to Resume Flights to UK Next Week

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is resuming flight operations to the United Kingdom after Pakistan was taken off its red list yesterday. According to the details, the national air carrier will start chartered flights to Manchester and London from Islamabad through a chartered company. Prior to this development, the Secretary of British Transport Grant Shapps had...

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Textile Group Exports Increased by 28.67% in July-August

Textile Group Exports Increased by 28.67% in July-August

Pakistan’s textile group exports grew by 28.67 percent during the first two months (July-August) of the current fiscal year and remained $2.933 billion as compared to $2.280 billion during the same period of the last fiscal year. This development was noted by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Its exports and imports data also revealed that...