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PM lays foundation stone of business district in Lahore

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday laid the foundation stone of the ambitious Central Business District (CBD) project at the Walton Airport site, asserting that the project would help create much-needed wealth to pay off foreign loans that had accumulated over the past ‘decade of darkness’. “It is an …

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Pakistan, Qatar sign 10-year LNG supply contract

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Qatar have signed another long-term Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supply contract for additional 200 million cubic feet a day (MMCFD) at around 31 per cent lower rate than the 2015 contract for 500MMCFD. The 10-year agreement signed on Friday entailed the “lowest-ever publicly disclosed price under a …

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Schools back to regular classes from March 1

ISLAMABAD: With the number of Covid-19 cases declining across the country, federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday announced that the restrictions imposed on schools in some major cities to conduct three-day classes in a week had been removed. During the ongoing second wave of the pandemic, the country …

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Ministerial panel summons senators in 2018 polls probe

ISLAMABAD: A three-member ministerial committee probing the 2018 Senate elections video leak on Wednesday summoned four winning senators to ask them about their victory despite apparently lacking the required number of party votes in the polls and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) members seen in the video taking bundles of cash. The …

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US strikes ‘Iranian-backed militant’ site in Syria: Pentagon

The United States military struck facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran-backed armed groups on Thursday, saying President Joe Biden’s new administration was sending Tehran a message after recent rocket attacks on US troop locations in Iraq. In its first military action against Iran-backed groups since Biden became president five …

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