ECC: (ECC approves import of 180,000 metric tons of wheat from Russia)

Islamabad:The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved the import of 180,000 metric tons of wheat from Russia on government to government basis waiving off all taxes and levies duties on GTG import of wheat. Adviser on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the meeting here on Friday. The forum was informed that about 5 million tons of wheat was available with the public sectorRead More…

Minister: (Govt succeeded to control attack of locusts: Fakhar Imam)

Islamabad:Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam has said the government succeeded to control the attack of locusts due to integrated cooperation among the institutions. Briefing media here on Friday, he said the new attack of locusts has also been averted owing to the effective strategy. He said the provincial governments also extended cooperation to control the locusts attack. He said Read More…

Minister: (FM extends condolence over death of Emir of Kuwait)

Islamabad:Foreign Minster Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited the Embassy of Kuwait here on Friday to extend his condolence over the sad demise of Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. He recorded his impressions in the condolence book at the Embassy. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the Emir of Kuwait played an important role in strengthening relations between Pakistan and Kuwait. He said PaRead More…

Minister: (NCOC directs to crack down on SOPs violations in indoor restaurants, marriage halls)

Islamabad:National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has directed all the provinces and federating units to crack down on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) violations in indoor restaurants and marriage halls. In a tweet on Friday, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said indoor restaurants and marriage halls are emerging as high contributors to COVID-19 spread. He said we must not allow irresponsiRead More…

Adviser: (Last month’s export figures show improvement: Razzak)

Islamabad:Adviser on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razzak Dawood has said the export figures for the last month have shown improvement. In a tweet on Friday, he said as compared to September 2019, our exports have grown six percent to 1.872 billion dollars. He said although this is better than decrease of 15 percent in August 2020 and I still feel that with sufficient backlog of orders, we can do much better. HRead More…

Envoy: (Pakistan praises China’s leading role at UN)

Islamabad:Pakistan has praised China’s leading role at the UN, saying its policies are based on principles of the UN Charter, support for multilateralism and “win-win” cooperation. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Munir Akram, while speaking at a virtual reception, in New York, lauded Chinese phenomenal progress, especially in bringing 700 million people out of poverty and registering double digit GrRead More…

PM: (Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project to accelerate economic activities: PM)

Islamabad:Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project will create job opportunities and accelerate economic activities besides catering to the needs of Lahore. Chairing a review meeting on progress in implementation of the project here on Friday, he said execution of project within the stipulated timelines is a priority of the government. The Prime Minister said Ravi RiverfronRead More…

Minister: (Pakistan moving towards path of development, prosperity: Fawad)

Islamabad:Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said the country is moving towards path of development and prosperity under the dynamic leadership of the prime minister. Talking to a private news channel, he said Prime Minister, having capability of resolving all the issues confronted by the country, was the only hope of the people. He said the PML-N had never raised the public issues duriRead More…

Minister: (FM reiterates Pakistan’s commitment to continue efforts to empower women)

Islamabad:Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue its efforts to empower women and encourage them shatter all glass ceilings that hindered their progress in the past. He was addressing a high level meeting on the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session. The Foreign Minister said under the leRead More…

NCOC: (625 new cases of coronavirus surfaced in the country over last 24 hours)

Islamabad:As many as 625 new cases of coronavirus surfaced in the country after tests of 31,697 people were conducted over the last twenty-four hours. According to the latest statistics of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the pandemic claimed lives of 15 more people during the last twenty-four hours. As many as 298,055 patients have so far recovered from the disease. There are now 8,877 active caseRead More…