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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on the history of demand for South Punjab province

SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik says when election time comes, some political parties renew a demand for South Punjab province.  In 2012, the then PPP government led by Yousuf Raza Gilani had created quite a hype about the South Punjab province. Some people in the PPP were of the view that the party might sweep…

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April 9, 2018


UAE gold jewellery demand falls to historic low

DUBAI: Gold jewellery demand in the UAE fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, falling two per cent to a 20-year low, according to World Gold Council data. “Demand in the UAE received a small boost in December as consumers rushed to make their purchases before a five per cent Value-Added-Tax (VAT) was imposed…

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February 7, 2018


iPhone X demand will be substantial, but not exceptional: survey

NEWS DESK: Days before Apple Inc’s much-awaited iPhone X opens for preorders, a survey by brokerage Bernstein showed that demand for the device will be substantial, but not exceptional, with about a quarter of the respondents planning to buy the phone, reported Reuters. Heightened anticipation around the 10th anniversary iPhone, which opens for preorders on Oct….

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October 24, 2017


Apple shares drop amid rumors that demand is low for iPhone 8

NEWS DESK: Apple’s shares dropped in recent days amid reports about slow demand for the iPhone 8, reported The Independent. And that seems to be because it’s competing with two main phones: last year’s iPhone 7, and the upcoming iPhone X. Last week, a report claimed that last year’s model was outselling this year’s iPhone…

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October 22, 2017


Oil rises on tighter fundamentals, but China warning holds back market

SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged up on Friday, supported by signs of tightening supply and demand fundamentals, although a warning about excessive China economic optimism still weighed somewhat on markets, reported Reuters. Brent crude futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $57.39 at 0420 GMT, up 16 cents, or 0.28 percent from their…

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October 20, 2017


Boxing: TV demand forces delay of Mayweather-McGregor

NEWS DESK: A surge in pay-per-view television demand forced a delay to the start of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s Las Vegas superfight on Saturday, reported AFP. A statement from Showtime Sports said the start of the fight, due to begin at around 9pm local time, had been pushed back. “Due to high demand, we…

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August 27, 2017


Careem’s peak factor has left its users outraged

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: “It’s ridiculous. [Careem has been] pretty much acting like a monopoly.” Nisma Chauhan, a young female journalist, takes Careem from her home in Gulshan-e-Iqbal to her workplace in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) on a near daily basis. Lately, she, like many other Careem users, has been perturbed by the peak factor…

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July 14, 2017


Sheikh Rasheed demands pay raise for MNAs

Chief of Awami Muslim League, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, while speaking at the National Assembly demanded that salaries of MNAs should be raised as “some of them are deserving.” Watch his views…

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June 19, 2016


Global oil demand growth to increase in 2016, says OPEC

VIENNA: OPEC on Monday revised upward its forecast for global crude oil demand growth for this year and also predicted a further increase for 2016 as the world economy picks up again. But the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries warned that oil output would also continue to increase this year, which means the current…

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July 13, 2015


Karachiites demand reversal of KE privatization

Protesting against prolonged power outages in Karachi, where they suffered four major power breakdowns in a week, the citizens have demanded reversal of K-Electric’s privatization. Watch this video.

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July 13, 2015


'Doomsday for hockey in Pakistan'

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Olympians castigated Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) following the defeat of Pakistan at the hands of Ireland in the Hockey World League semi final ending the chances of Pakistan to participate in the Olympics for the first time in history. Pakistan's loss in the first play-off match for the fifth to eighth spots means…

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July 4, 2015


Asia's robust fuel demand justifies OPEC line…for now

SINGAPORE: Asian consumption of gasoline and other fuels has beaten expectations due to demand stemming from structural changes in the economies of Asia's biggest oil users, vindicating for now OPEC's decision six months ago to keep its taps open.  Saudi Arabia's oil minister in November persuaded fellow OPEC members to refrain from cutting their crude…

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June 4, 2015


MQM reiterates demand for new province

KARACHI: MQM founder and leader Altaf Hussain has said a consensus opinion is emerging from the people living in urban areas of Sindh that the creation of new province was necessary for the resolutions of issues. People say that the creation of a new province, whether it is called Karachi Province, Urban Province, Sindh One…

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April 27, 2015


Rangers demand biometric machines for NA-246 by-polls

KARACHI: Paramilitary rangers force wrote a letter to National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) on Tuesday, calling for the installation of biometric system for the upcoming election of NA-246, Karachi. In its letter, Rangers demanded that CCTV cameras be installed at 769 polling booths in addition to 213 polling stations. It demanded 372 biometric machines for…

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April 14, 2015


DDLJ keeps rolling on popular demand

MUMBAI: A Bollywood film that was ending its record-breaking 1,009-week run at a Mumbai cinema is to keep rolling after a public outcry for its continued screening. The romantic comedy “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, which translates as “The Brave-Hearted Will Take The Bride”, first began showing at Mumbai's Maratha Mandir cinema on October 20, 1995…

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February 23, 2015


Abbasi links petrol crisis with high demand

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday linked prevailing petrol crisis in Punjab with surge in demand following significant cut in fuel prices in recent months. Talking to media after a key meeting led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to review petrol shortage in the country’s largest province, Abbasi said that supply of petrol in…

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January 19, 2015


Govt terms PTI demand for vote audit ‘unconstitutional’

ISLAMABAD: Federal government Thursday in its reply to Supreme Court said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) call for opening of four constituencies is against the constitution. Attorney General office submitted reply to the apex court hearing PTI’s petition regarding electoral reforms. In its reply, the government of Pakistan is of the view that PTI’s demand for…

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December 11, 2014


Qadri reiterates demand for new JIT

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahirul Qadri Saturday again rejected the government-formed Judicial Investigation Team (JIT) to probe Model Town incident dubbing it as a 'Patiala House Plan'. Talking to media before his departure to Bhakkar, he demanded the formation of new a JIT that should include members from prestigious intelligence agencies and police…

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November 22, 2014


Protesting flood victims in Bhawana demand relief

BHAWANA: Chaotic scenes were witnessed Friday as Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif arrived here to distribute aid to the victims of recent devastating floods. Several hundred victims staged a protest in the ancient city of Bhawana as the police prevented them to meet the chief minister. The security officials forced them to clear the way…

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November 14, 2014


OPEC sees global energy demand soaring 60% by 2040

VIENNA: Global energy demand will increase by 60 percent by 2040 compared to 2010 levels, OPEC said Thursday, with greenhouse-gas-emitting fossil fuels remaining by far humanity's main source of power. World oil output is projected to soar from 81.8 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (mboed) to 99.6 mboed over the same period, the…

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November 7, 2014


Minorities demand security for worship places

PESHAWAR: Speakers in a seminar called for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to provide security to worship places of minorities in the province. A follow-up meeting was held at Peshawar Press Club “Religious Freedom and Minority” organized by South Asia Partnership Pakistan. Haroon Surab Diyal of Hindu Community, Radish Singh of Sikh Community and Augustin Jacob…

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October 31, 2014

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