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Bureaucracy blocking price stability in Pakistan

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Personal interests of the elite and bureaucratic class are the main hurdles in ensuring price stability across the country, according to a research organisation here on Saturday. ... Read More »

Pakistan crash raises questions about air safety

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad crash this week that killed 152 people — the biggest disaster in Pakistan’s aviation history — has opened a Pandora’s box of questions about the ... Read More »

Major rivers in Pakistan in flood over

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: All major rivers in Pakistan have been flooded over, official sources said here Saturday. “The Indus River is flowing in very high flood with rising trend at ... Read More »

Plane crash victims’ families to get Rs1m each as compensation

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The heirs of every victim of the ill-fated plane crash this week in Islamabad are likely to get Rs1 million as compensation amount for insurance. Airblue sources ... Read More »

Rs100bn budget deficit: Pakistani provinces asked to observe fiscal discipline

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Taking cognisance of Rs100 billion budget deficit caused by the provinces in 2009-10, Pakistan’s federal government has asked the provinces to observe fiscal discipline otherwise the financial ... Read More »

Pakistan govt sticks to costlier energy projects

Internews Report KARACHI: The Pakistan government is reluctant to go for low-cost energy generation ventures and is hesitant to accept the offers of various countries for low cost energy generation ... Read More »

Pakistan pays over $3bn in debt servicing

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government paid $3.136 billion as debt servicing from July 2009 to June 2010, official sources said here Friday. Out of the total payment, an amount ... Read More »

Islamabad commuters at mercy of transporters

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: More than 7,000 daily commuters in the Pakistani federal capital have been forced to rely on public transport vans owned by private sector as the capital does ... Read More »

59pc Pakistanis view US as enemy: report

Internews Report WASHINGTON: The image of the United States remains overwhelmingly negative in Pakistan, according to the 2010 Global Attitudes Project report released by PEW Research Centre. Six in 10 ... Read More »

Oil reliance in energy mix: Pakistan’s share high in region

Internews Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s share in oil reliance among overall energy consumption mix in the region has sharply increased by 500 basis points to 31 per cent over the last ... Read More »

Production of dimension stones marks new era in Pakistan

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Production of dimension stones has marked a new era in Pakistan’s Marble and Granite sector and a leading company has started Modern Quarrying of Marble and Granite ... Read More »

Pakistan says no land trade route to India till resolution of Kashmir dispute

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said Islamabad will not allow India a land trade route to Afghanistan until the Kashmir dispute between the countries is ... Read More »