(National): Punjab Assembly fails to transact agenda due to opposition’s protest

Lahore:The Punjab Assembly could not address its agenda on Wednesday due to the protest by opposition lawmakers who were agitating against the reply of Minister for Law regarding demands of farmers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.   The House met for 39 minutes. The sitting started at 1626 hours against the scheduled time of 1400 hours. The Speaker presided over the Read More…

(CITY): Deal signed to register home-based workers in Sindh

KARACHI:The Home Based Women Workers Federation and the Labor and Human Resource Department of the Sindh government signed a memorandum of understanding to register the home-based workers in the province.   According to the HBWWF general secretary Zehra Khan, the registration drive will enable the home-based workers to avail the social security benefits, marriage and death grants as well as the right to unRead More…

Transfer and posting

QUETTA:Aqeel Ahmed (BCS/BS-17), Assistant Commissioner, Jhal Magsi has been transferred and posted as Assistant Commissioner, Turbat vice Khurram Khalid.   Khurram Khalid (BCS/BS-17), Assistant Commissioner, Turbat has been transferred and directed to report to S$GAD while Muhammad Ejaz Sarwar (PAS/BS-17), Assistant Commissioner, Gandawah District Jhal Magsi has been assigned the additional charge of the pRead More…

Pneumonia biggest infectious killer: Experts

KARACHI:Health experts believe that Pneumonia is a huge burden on Pakistan’s healthcare system as it is the single biggest infectious killer of adults and children. Lack of awareness, in society and among caregivers, is contributing towards the hike in fatalities.   President Pakistan Chest Society, Dr Nisar Rao, said in his statement issued in connection of World Pneumonia Day, held each year on 12 NoveRead More…

Nomination of focal persons

QUETTA:Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has directed all Administrative Secretaries of the province to nominate Additional Secretaries of their respective Departments (Development) as Focal Person for better coordination with the Departments on development initiatives and updates for development schemes/ initiative being undertaken under Federal and Provincial PSDP.   Jam Kamal Khan further direcRead More…

Short Order: SHC bars PMC from holding MBBS entry test on 15 Nov

KARACHI:In its short judgment, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on barred Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) from holding MBBS entry test for medical colleges on November 15 after the differences of Centre and provinces over the matter.   The high court announced its short verdict in the light of the completion of arguments from the counsels representing the petitioners. The court ordered the PMC to cancel the enRead More…

Not selected Amir, Shoaib to give chance to emerging players: Misbah

KARACHI:Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq says that Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir have not been picked for New Zealand tour in order to invest, develop and focus on the promising and emerging players.   “Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir are not part of the white-ball matches as for this tour we have opted to invest, develop and focus on the promising and emerging players who are likely Read More…

CT scan machine lying out of order at Liaquatabad Hospital

KARACHI:The visiting and indoor patients are facing grave hardships at Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad as its CT scan machine is lying out of order since several months, sources at the hospital told PPI on Wednesday.   The CT scan machine has developed a technical fault several months ago, but it could still not be fixed. Dozens of patients are brought to the hospital every day from different areas oRead More…

Arham and Mubashir stand out in drawn game

KARACHI:Northern’s Mubashir Khan took a five-wicket haul, while Central Punjab’s Arham Nawab took seven wickets in the drawn match of the National U19 three-day tournament at the Rana Naved Academy in Sheikhupura on Wednesday.   Meanwhile, play remained suspended at both Lahore venues due to bad weather on the second successive day. Only five overs of play were held at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on the Read More…

(Cricket) Sohaib Maqsood replaces Daren Sammy in Zalmi Squad

KARACHI:Batsman Sohaib Maqsood will play in place of West Indian all-rounder Darren Sammy in the remaining playoffs of Pakistan Super League 2020.   Zalmi’s star cricketer Daren Sammy is unable to travel to Pakistan in time for the first eliminator on November 14 due to logistical constraints, according to Zalmi spokesperson. PSL is all set to resume this Saturday in Karachi.   The tournament Read More…