ISLAMABAD: Riot police sealed off Islamabad with barbed wire and shipping containers on the eve of Independence Day, in a bid to foil mass protests aimed at toppling embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
ABUJA: Nigeria is losing an estimated $35 million (20.6 million pounds) a day from oil theft and needs to put a "full, final stop" to the growing black market for crude exports, according to a national conference report seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Africa's largest economy and top oil producer has been struggling with oil theft for years, with much of the stolen crude leaving the country in tankers. The energy committee of Nigeria's national conference said in a report submitted this week the losses were "equivalent to $35…
KARACHI: The sit-in of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) at Numaish intersection against arrest of their party chief in London entered third day, ARY News reported. The MQM had appealed the traders and transporters late Wednesday night to resume their routine operations and activities across the city, however the party announced to continue sit-ins in the city as well as across the province. Different politicians, civil society leaders, social workers, traders, minority leaders, lawyers and different leaders made it to the…