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Cautious statement: End ‘manipulated political transfer’, urges Zardari

ISLAMABAD:  Calling for broad-based electoral reforms, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday urged all concerned to put an end to ‘manipulated political transfer’ which he said has been the bane of Pakistan’s political landscape for six decades. Although the PPP media wing, which issued the statement, attributed it to the formation of the proposed judicial commission ...

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NPLs down on cautious lending, falling interest rates

KARACHI: Non-performing loans (NPLs) of the banking industry have come down substantially in recent months mainly on the back of banks’ cautious lending approach and declining interest rates. Net NPLs of all banks and development finance institutions (DFIs) constituted 2.8% of their net advances at the end of 2014, latest data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) shows. They ...

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Embarrassed by Sarwar’s exit, Sharif brothers cautious in naming next Punjab governor

ISLAMABAD: The Sharif brothers are being very cautious in finalising the name of next governor Punjab because of the embarrassment caused by Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar who blamed the PML-N government of bad governance and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf after resigning from the governor’s post, a party source told Dawn. “It seems the leadership is looking for a candidate who is respected in ...

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Obama gives cautious backing for Ukraine-Russia talks

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama refused to rule out sending arms to Ukraine Monday, but indicated he was willing to see if German-led efforts to broker a ceasefire succeed before making his choice. Hosting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House for crisis talks, Obama voiced skepticism about whether a deal can be reached with Russia to end 10 months of ...

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Market watch: Investors cautious as index ends in the red

KARACHI: Mixed sentiments meant the index closed marginally negative after volatile trading with KSE-100 index dipping by as much as 250 points intraday.  At close, the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) benchmark 100-share index fell 0.14% or 46.91 points to end at 33,371.29. Elixir Securities analyst Jawwad Aboobakar said investors remained on the sidelines over anticipation of a further dip in international ...

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Cahill thrilled but cautious ahead of hometown tie

SYDNEY: Tim Cahill yesterday called it a ‘massive honour’ to captain Australia in his home city but he promised to leave emotions aside with an Asian Cup quarter-final spot on the line. The ex-Premier League striker, who retains his goal-scoring knack at 35, will lead the Socceroos against Oman in Sydney today in the absence of injured skipper Mile Jedinak. But ...

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Cautious strategy: PML-N workers told to avoid confrontation

LAHORE:  As Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is all set to execute its Lahore lockdown plan on Monday, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government in Punjab has asked its lawmakers to ensure their workers do not to come on the streets and that they avoid confrontation with PTI enthusiasts. These were the key points decided during a meeting between Punjab ...

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Market watch: Stocks record another bearish session with cautious activity

KARACHI: The stock market recorded another significant drop in index on a day of cautious activity in the wake of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) call for the closure of Karachi to press its demand for an election audit by a judicial commission. At close, the Karachi Stock Exchange’s (KSE) benchmark 100-share index stood down 0.60% or 189.93 points to end at 31,589.82. ...

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Demands exchanged: Cautious optimism as PTI, govt open talks

ISLAMABAD:  While Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party seems all set to shut down the entire country on December 18 following its side-shows in Karachi and Lahore, the government’s team on Thursday finally resumed the long-stalled talks with PTI negotiators. They have exchanged their initial demands with each other, sources privy to the development told The Express Tribune. Federal Minister ...

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Pak-Japan forum: Japan has a ‘more cautious approach’

KARACHI: After China’s more-than-willing helping hand to Pakistan, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Hiroshi Inomata has said that Tokyo is adopting a “more cautious” approach when it comes to investing in the country. China has signed multi-billion dollar deals in various sectors of the Pakistani economy. The agreements will see them predominantly investing in the energy sector, an area where Pakistan ...

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