Monthly Archive:: February 2019

Stocks stage sharp recovery after early losses

KARACHI: The stock market took dramatic twists and turns on Wednesday guided by the hopes and apprehensions of escalation and de-escalation of hostilities with India. The KSE-100 index saw a loss of 128.98 points (0.33 per cent) to settle at 38,692.69. It …

Doctor performs first 5G surgery

BARCELONA: Next-generation wireless technology is taking the medical world a step closer to robots performing remotely-controlled surgery, a doctor in Spain said on Wednesday after carrying out the world’s first 5G-powered telementored operation. Doctors have telementored surgeries in the past using wireless …

Govt revives blocked renewable energy projects

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday decided to allow partial revival of renewable energy projects blocked in March last year by the PML-N government subject to a revised tariff mechanism and greater decisive role to National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) to provide …

Pakistan overwhelm Sri Lanka in first blind T20

COLOMBO: Pakistan’s blind cricket team comfortably beat their Sri Lankan counterparts by 48 runs in the first Twenty20 of a three-match series here at Bloomfield Cricket Ground on Wednesday. After Sri Lanka decided to put the opposition in to bat first, openers …

High alert in KP as tension with India escalates

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has declared “high alert” in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and convened special meeting of the cabinet on Thursday in the backdrop of volatile situation along the eastern border. Information Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai told Dawn on Wednesday that heads …

Samjhota Express operations suspended: FO

In light of the ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India, operations of the Samjhota Express have been suspended temporarily, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday. A press statement by the Foreign Office (FO) said that the operations will resume “as …

Has UN chief washed his hands of Kashmir dispute?

NEW YORK: To all intents and purposes, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres appears to have washed his hands of making further efforts to promote a dialogue between India and Pakistan that would pave the way for the resolution of the internationally-recognised …