‘Emaar Properties owes $15m,’ accuses Pakistani investors

Dubai: Emaar Pakistan, a subsidiary of Dubai-based property developer Emaar Properties, is in a dispute with investors who claim they are owed more than $15m after buying off-plan properties in its stalled project in Karachi. Emaar launched the Crescent Bay mixed-use community in July, 2008, as part of its multi-billion dollar investment into the …

Pakistanis holding dual nationality should be allowed to participate in polls

An acclaimed overseas Pakistani has stressed the need to allow dual nationality holders to participate in politics, saying such professionals (as holding dual nationality) can make progress towards resolving chronic problems ailing the national economy.   Being a Pakistani and US national, I can contest elections in the United States …

Development work restarts in Sector G-14 Islamabad

Development work in Sector G-14 Islamabad has restarted as the concerned officers of the city administration and police have started regular monitoring in the area. The development work was stopped following the threats from the affectees in the area. Deputy Director (Technical) Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) Rana Munir Ahmed informed that construction of an …

VOTE DISCRIMINATION

By Muhammad Javed So finally the Overseas Pakistanis (OPs) will cast their votes in the coming elections. I have for 30 years myself been an Overseas Pakistani. The hectic activity of the last four five months suggests perhaps non casting of the their vote was the biggest shortfall, problem, hurdle …

Lahore’s real estate on the rebound

Express Tribune report by Shahram Haq Lahore’s real estate sector, which has been under immense pressure due to lack of investment and trust, especially after the breakdown of the boom observed between 2003 and 2005, has finally started to rebound. The recovery has taken seven years, but this time it …

New Islamabad Airport to open in June 2014

The News report by Hanif Khalid Federal Secretary Defence Lt Gen (R) Asif Yasin Malik has said the new Benazir Bhutto International Airport will start functioning in June, 2014. This he said while talking to this correspondent at his Defence Ministry’s office in Rawalpindi. Asif Yasin, who is also head …