21 August, 2014 / Shawwal 24, 1435

Militants behead US journalist

The video showed a militant beheading James Foley, who has been missing since he was seized in Syria in November 2012.


NYT reporter asked to leave Afghanistan

Attorney’s office said the article was “against the national interests and the national security of Afghanistan”.


FBR urged to remove flaws from tax laws

Taxpayers failed to e-file their returns for July through FBR web-portal because of amendments in the Finance Act 2014.


Govt fails to hold several meetings

A number of meetings between the business community and the government have been postponed due to prolonged protests.


The forever war

With Israeli public opinion having lurched dramatically towards ultranationalism and jingoism, human rights activist...


Iyengar yoga founder dies aged 95

Iyengar died in hospital after suffering kidney failure, the Press Trust of India news agency said.


Dollar rises to Rs101 mark

The US dollar rose 70 paisas in the inter-bank market on Wednesday after which it touched the Rs101.10 mark.


NBP profit soars to Rs8.1bn

The bank recorded a pre-tax profit of Rs12.3bn during the half, a rise of 63pc compared to the same period last year.


Services export declines by 21pc

Import of services dropped to $7.795bn in July-June 2014 from $8.205bn over the previous year.


The greatest Khan

“The greatest athlete for his age the world has ever seen may well be Hashim Khan.”


Squash great Hashim Khan dies

Patriarch of Pakistan's squash supremacy, Hashim Khan had won seven British Open titles, including his first in 1951.


Injured Nadal to miss US Open

A two-time champion in New York, Nadal also missed the tournament back in 2012 as he recovered from a knee injury.


FDI plummets by 80pc in July

The State Bank reported that the FDI fell to just $24 million in July from $119m in the same month last year.


IMF lifts growth forecast for Pakistan

The endorsement may help the govt deal with the pressures generated by more than a week of unrelenting protest marches.


IMF urges State Bank autonomy

IMF wants complete autonomy of the State Bank, rationalise energy prices and resolve of the political crisis.


I promise I won't cry: Jayawardene

“Thank you so much for the support. I still have a little bit left and I promise I'll give it my all for the World Cup.”


UBL’s solid earnings

UBL’s branchless banking arm, Omni, has diversified into loan disbursement and school fee collection, and has been