(NATIONAL): NBP, PASDEC sign MoU to bolster Marble and Granite sector

KARACHI:A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) for collaboration between the two organizations for development and promotion of the Marble and Granite sector of the country and undertaking outreach and engagement initiatives. Under the MoU, both organizations will collectively pursue opportunities for provision of Read More…

(NATIONAL): Call to protect fundamental rights of Sindh’s people

KARACHI:Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network (SHRDN) has expressed serious concerned over grave violation of human rights in Sindh as people are deprived of their fundamental rights of freedom of expression and right to fair trial. Addressing a joint press conference organized by SHRDN at Karachi Press Club (KPC), Ali Palh, advocate, Coordinator of SHRDN and activists Naghma Shaikh, Inam Abbasi and Sorath Thebo saRead More…

(HEALTH): Vietnam trade mission chief for enhancing economic ties with Pakistan

KARACHI:During the first meeting of Pakistan–Vietnam Business Council under the chairmanship of Saqib Fayyaz Magoon, a cake cutting ceremony on the 75th Independence Day of Vietnam was held and graced by Ms Nguyen Thi Diep Ha, Head of Vietnam Trade Mission. In his welcome remarks, Saqib Fayyas Magoon Chairman, Pakistan- Vietnam Business Council stated that Vietnam had set an example to follow to develop socio-ecRead More…

Court: (Court indicts Zardari, Gilani in Toshakhana reference; seeks Nawaz’s property details)

ISLAMABAD:An Accountability Court in Islamabad has indicted former President Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in Toshakhana reference. The Judge Syed Asghar Ali heard the case. The court has also sought property details of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in seven days time. Hearing of the case has now been adjourned till September 24. Read More…

KP: (Yousafzai announces compensation package for dead labourers in mine collapse incident)

ISLAMABAD:The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to probe into the marble mine collapse incident in Ziarat area of District Mohmand. This was stated by Provincial Minister for labour Shaukat Yousafzai during his visit to review rescue operations on the site of the incident. Speaking on the occasion, he assured utilization of all possible resources and support by the government for the affectees. He Read More…

(NATIONAL): Teli underscores need to intensify implementation of Karachi package

KARACHI:Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) and former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Siraj Kassam Teli has stressed that the survival of entire Pakistan is dependent on the survival of Karachi hence, the implementation of Rs1100 billion package for Karachi has to be intensified; otherwise, the gigantic task of rebuilding Karachi’s infrastructure will neither be completed in the next three yRead More…

IIOJK: (India extends ban on 4G internet service till Sep 30 in IIOJK)

ISLAMABAD:In Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ and K), the authorities have extended ban on 4G internet service till September 30. According to reports quoting an order issued in this regard, the ban will remain in force in all districts of the territory except Ganderbal and Udhampur. Meanwhile, Indian troops arrested five more Kashmiri youth during cordon and search operations in Kulgam and RamRead More…

(HEALTH): 426 new coronavirus cases reported in country

KARACHI:As many as 426 new coronavirus cases were reported in Pakistan on Wednesday while nine more patients died of the virus disease. The country-wide death toll from the virus has surged to 6,359 so far since the outbreak of the disease in February. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination data, a total of 299,233 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus diRead More…

(NATIONAL): PILER deplores deaths of 21 workers in Mohmand agency

KARACHI:Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) has expressed serious concern and anguish over deaths of 21 workers and injuries to many others in Mohmand mines’ collapse incident yesterday and has demanded the provincial and federal governments to take steps to prevent such incidents. In a statement issued here Wednesday, Karamat Ali, Executive Director, PILER said that occupational safety aRead More…

(Cricket): Pakistan CC, Bilal Friends cruise into cricket tourney climax

KARACHI:Pakistan Cricket Club and Bilal Friends have moved into All-Karachi Prof. Ejaz Ahmed Faruqi Invitation Cricket Tournament final, which will be played today (Thursday) at TMC Ground. In the first semifinal, Pakistan Cricket Club overpowered Alamgir Gymkhana by 60 runs at KCCA Stadium. Pakistan CC batted first in the game and scored 202 runs before being bundled out in 42.2 overs. Usman Khan batted well fRead More…