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Pakistan is missing the boat on seafood exports


September 17, 2018

Pakistan’s fish and seafood exports can easily fetch a billion dollars a year. Our fisheries sector can contribute more to agricultural GDP if authorities come up with a result-oriented revival plan. Currently, seafood exports remain less than half a billion dollars and the share of fisheries in agricultural GDP is 1.8 per cent. It’s not that the previous governments have …

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Businesses hold breath as govt mulls policy options


September 17, 2018

The voters’ swing towards the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in 2018 won the party massive support in business circles. Repositioning itself, the corporate sector celebrated the appointment of former business executive Asad Umar as finance minister. Can this support stand the test of the mini-budget expected to be tabled in parliament this week? Business leaders showed unusual empathy for the government …

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Independent valuation presented to PCB, PSL franchises


September 17, 2018

LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League is all set to grow bigger and better as the league approaches the sale of its next rights cycle. The PSL franchise representatives and PCB officials met at the National Cricket Academy earlier on Sunday in order to review independent valuations of various commercial rights. Representatives of Lagardere Sports, world-renowned sports consultants, presented the valuations. …

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Alvarez downs Golovkin for middleweight title


September 17, 2018

LAS VEGAS: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fought 24 rounds in the space of a year, with little to pick between them. When the scorecards were totalled on Saturday night, though, the judges crowned a new middleweight champion of the world but just barely. Alvarez won the 160-pound titles held by Golovkin by the narrowest of margins, taking a …

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MQM-P says PM agreed on audit of 5pc census blocks in Karachi


September 17, 2018

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has agreed to an independent audit of five per cent of census blocks in Karachi and Hyderabad to address reservations of various sides on the provisional results of the sixth population census, a top leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) claimed on Sunday. A six-member delegation of the MQM-P called on the prime minister …

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Buzdar says monitoring progress on 100-day agenda


September 17, 2018

LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar says he himself is monitoring progress on 100-day agenda of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Reforms in education, health and other sectors are preference of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Punjab government has begun implementing the reforms agenda in the light of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision, Mr Buzdar says in a statement. A strategy …

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SC bans commercialisation of plots, buildings in Lahore


September 17, 2018

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday put an immediate ban on the commercialisation of residential plots/properties in provincial metropolis and ordered the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to present its policy on the subject. “We are stopping all kind of commercialisation in the whole city. It is a fraud with residents of Lahore,” said the chief justice …

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PML-N candidate backs out of NA-65 by-poll


September 17, 2018

CHAKWAL: The PML-Q has a clear shot at winning in NA-65, Chakwal-II, after PML-N candidate Sardar Faiz Tamman unexpectedly withdrew his candidature. PML-Q candidate Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, who had the support of the PTI, won from this constituency with 157,497 votes against Mr Tamman’s 106,081. Mr Elahi also won a National Assembly seat in his native Gujrat but gave up …

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Cancellation of entrance test causes mental stress among students in KP


September 17, 2018

PESHAWAR: Around 40,000 students are passing through constant stress owing to frequent cancellation of the entrance test for admission to public and private medical and dental colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The students have been engaged in extensive study since January 2018 after concluding their academic session for the intermediate examinations and consequent entrance tests. Psychiatrist Iftikhar Hussain told Dawn that …

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KP health department starts posting doctors in tribal districts


September 17, 2018

PESHAWAR: The provincial health department has started posting of doctors in the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas as part of the plan of its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The first order in this regard was issued by the health secretary on September 13 through which Dr Adnan Khan was transferred from Maulvi Ameer Shah Memorial Hospital Peshawar and posted agency …

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