Pragya Thakur, a Hindu ascetic accused of plotting a bomb attack on Muslims in India, defeated an opposition strongman by a big margin on Thursday as her ruling Hindu nationalist party headed towards a massive victory in the country’s general election. Thakur, contesting from the central city of Bhopal for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday the government was formulating a new petroleum policy to provide incentives to the oil exploration and production (E&P) companies working in the country. “In order to capitalise on the potential of the sector, the government is working on a new petroleum policy, offering incentives to foreign E&P
Mohammad Younus Dagha was removed as the secretary finance on Thursday, a notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat/Establishment Division said. A separate notification announced the transfer of Naveed Kamran Baloch, who was posted as cabinet division secretary, to the role of finance secretary. Baloch has previously served as Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Secretary. He joined the
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated India’s premier Narendra Modi on his victory in the country’s national elections. “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia,” the prime minister said on Twitter.
WASHINGTON: Global sea levels could rise by two metres or 6.5 feet and displace tens of millions of people by the end of the century, according to new projections that double the UN’s benchmark estimates. The vast ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica contain enough frozen water to lift the world’s oceans dozens of metres. The expansion
As the government embarks on an arduous journey to fix the economic imbalances with the help of International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout, the foreign direct investment (FDI) halved to $1.376 billion during the first 10 months of this fiscal year from $2.489bn in the corresponding period last year. The FDI inflows fell to $101.8 million in