CM promises massive job opportunities


CM promises massive job opportunities PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Tuesday said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor had enhanced the strategic importance of the province and that the federal government should meet the needs for the province’s socioeconomic and infrastructure development. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of a job fair jointly organised by the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company here on Tuesday. SCCI president Haji Mohammad Afzal, Job Fair chairman Adeel Rauf and Nabeel Asghar, TUSCEC also spoke on…

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India does not need turning wickets: Kohli


India does not need turning wickets: Kohli An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince wants an “urgent” end to his country’s ban on women driving, saying overturning the law was a matter of women’s rights and economic necessity. “Stop the debate: Time for women to drive,” Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on his official Twitter account, @Alwaleed_Talal. Alwaleed is an unusually outspoken member of the Saudi royal family who holds no political posts but chairs Kingdom Holding Co., which has interests including US banking giant Citigroup and the Euro Disney theme park. He…

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Hafeez allowed to resume bowling


Hafeez allowed to resume bowling President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s leaving his business empire to focus on being the nation’s 45th president, bowing to pressure to avoid potential conflicts of interest between governing and profiting from the private sector. “I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to make America great again,” he tweeted in a series of missives sent before dawn. “While I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is…

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Bahrain jails journalist over tweet: NGO


Bahrain jails journalist over tweet: NGO A Bahraini court has jailed a journalist for three months over a tweet deemed insulting to religion, Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday. Faisal Hayyat, a journalist and a blogger who hosts a satirical channel on YouTube, was convicted Tuesday of insulting a “religious symbol and group”, the watchdog said. He has been in detention since Oct 9, the last time he tweeted saying that he had been summoned by police for investigation. The content of the tweet that the charges refer to is not clear,…

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Rosberg takes F1 title from Hamilton


Rosberg takes F1 title from Hamilton ABU DHABI: Germany’s Nico Rosberg celebrated his first Formula One world championship on Sunday after finishing runner-up in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won by Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton amid accusations of ‘dirty tricks’. After all the suspense and expectation, Hamilton chalked up his 10th win of the season, and fourth in a row, but was powerless to do anything about the championship outcome despite making every effort. His attempt to push Rosberg into the clutches of those behind him, by deliberately slowing the…

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Sanchez brace keeps Arsenal in title hunt


Sanchez brace keeps Arsenal in title hunt LONDON: Arsenal closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea as Alexis Sanchez bagged a brace in a 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday. The visitors endured a horrific start with two players booked inside seven minutes and a goal conceded after 12 when Steve Cook botched a back pass to his keeper to let in Sanchez for the easiest of openers. Thoughts of an Arsenal procession were soon ended, however, with Callum Wilson equalising from the penalty spot after being bundled over by…

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Swiss reject quick exit from nuclear power


Swiss reject quick exit from nuclear power ZURICH: Swiss voted in a referendum on Sunday to reject a speedy exit from the nation’s five nuclear power plants, as concerns over losing energy independence outweighed safety worries raised by the measure’s proponents. Nearly 55 per cent of voters turned down the initiative, with 45 per cent favouring it in a vote that was part of the Swiss system of direct democracy giving citizens a final say on important issues. Swiss reactors Muehleberg and Beznau I and II would have been shuttered next…

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Vote recount demands upset Trump


Vote recount demands upset Trump WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday that Hillary Clinton camp’s decision to back the campaign for vote-recount cannot change the election results because their candidate had already conceded defeat. The Clinton team said on Saturday that it would participate in a recount process in Wisconsin, although it was initiated by another presidential candidate, Jill Stein of the Green Party. The campaign also decided to join any potential recounts in two other closely contested states, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The move, announced nearly three weeks after…

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Raheel opens Shabbir Sharif hospital


Raheel opens Shabbir Sharif hospital GUJRAT: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on Sunday inaugurated Maj Shabbir Sharif Shaheed Hospital at his native Kunjah Town near Gujrat. The hospital has been established by the Punjab government on the recommendation of the army chief. It has been upgraded to the THQ hospital level with 60 beds at a cost of Rs360 million. Chief Minister’s Adviser on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique represented the Punjab government at the ceremony. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif could not attend the ceremony due to health reasons. Initially…

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Dollar strenghtens against rupee


Dollar strenghtens against rupee IN the local currency market, the rupee/dollar parity remained stable in interbank dealings despite extensive pressure in the open market. Amid fluctuations, since April, the rupee, being in a tight spot, continued to slide against the dollar in the open market since the start of 2016. The rupee has fallen around 1.03pc so far this month and by nearly 2pc since July. The rupee is currently trading at Rs107 against the dollar in the open market, its lowest level since December 2015. Globally, the dollar rolled higher…

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