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ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General (r) Asim Bajwa is likely to be appointed the chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, ARY News reported on Friday. According to sources, a summary has been sent to the PM office for approval. It is expected that the approval of the summary to appoint Lt Gen (R) Bajwa as the CPEC Authority?s head would be given in the Cabinet?s upcoming meeting, said sources.
KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed a bullish trend on the last working day as KSE-100 Index closed today at 37925.79 points with a positive change of 824 points, ARY News reported on Friday. The total turnover was 243,041,420 as compared to 232,569,970 on the last working day. Total 374 companies’ transacted shares in the Stock Market today, out of which 299 recorded gain and 63 sustained losses whereas the share price of 12 companies remained unchanged.
Biotech giant Monsanto on Thursday agreed to plead guilty to illegally using a banned and highly toxic pesticide on research crops at one of its facilities on the Hawaiian island of Maui and to pay $10 million in fines. The company admitted in court documents filed in US District Court in Honolulu that it sprayed the pesticide known as Penncap-M on corn seed and other crops at its Valley Farm facility in 2014, even though it knew the chemical had been banned by the Environmental Protection Agency the year before.
CALIFORNIA: The big reveal of Tesla?s electric pick-up went embarrassingly wrong when the supposedly impact-proof windows smashed, leaving a flustered Elon Musk to flounder through the rest of his presentation in front of a badly damaged vehicle. The Tesla co-founder unveiled the all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck in California on Thursday, daring staff to hit the vehicle with sledgehammers and showing a video of it withstanding bullets shot from a 9mm gun.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Dr Babar Awan on Friday discussed the foreign funding case against PTI, ARY News reported. Talking to Dr Babar Awan, who called on him at Prime Minister?s Office in Islamabad, PM Imran Khan reiterated that the government will not bow down to any blackmailing and vowed to continue the ongoing accountability process in the country.
LAHORE: In a tragic incident, a young woman was shot dead three days before her scheduled marriage in Lahore?s Gulberg on Friday, reported ARY News. According to the local police, unidentified armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire at 24-year-old Hira near her residence, causing her fatal injuries. She died before being taken to hospital for medical attention.
ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch Clean Green Pakistan Index on November 25 (Monday), ARY News reported. ?The first of its kind Clean Green Pakistan Index to start healthy cleanliness competition among 19 cities across the country is going to be launched here on November 25,? announced Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Twitter.
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Zubair Mahmood Hayat paid a farewell call on President Arif Alvi in Islamabad, ARY News reported on Friday. The President lauded the services rendered by the outgoing Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee for defence of the country. He said that General Zubair Mahmood Hayat is a true professional soldier and has been instrumental in increasing the efficiency and professionalism of the Armed Forces.
ISLAMABAD: A death-row inmate has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking directives for the government to ensure proper treatment of his poor eyesight, ARY News reported. The convict, Khadim Hussain, who is incarcerated at Adiala Jail, wrote a letter to IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah who converted it into a constitutional petition and sought a reply in this regard from the authorities concerned.
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law on Friday sent a summary to Prime Minister Imran Khan for the appointment of a senior puisne judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Gulzar Ahmed as the new chief justice of Pakistan, ARY News reported. Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will retire on December 20.