BPSGA rejects closure of educational institutions in Balochistan

QUETTA:Balochistan Private School Grand Alliance has categorically rejected the closure of educational institutions and announced to continue academic activities till December 15.   Addressing a press conference at Quetta Press Club here on Tuesday, Nazar Bareach, spokesman of Balochistan Private School Grand Alliance said that it was not known as to why educational institutions were being closed when perRead More…

Minister says blood donation is a best social service to humanity

DALBANDIN:Mir Muhammad Arif Muhammad Hasni, Provincial Minister for Communication and Works Department while lauding the performance of Bolan Blood Bank has said that blood donation service is one of the best social services to humanity. A statement issued here on Tuesday says that these views were expressed by him during his visit to Bolan Blood Bank Dalbandin.   On the occasion, Incharge, Bolan Blood BanRead More…

Balochistan Regulatory Reform Committee holds first meeting

QUETTA:The first meeting of the Balochistan Regulatory Reform Committee (BRRC) was held Tuesday in Quetta. Formed with the support and technical assistance of the International Trade Centre (ITC) under the European Union funded Growth for Rural Advancement and Sustainable Progress (GRASP) project, the Planning and Development Department notified the constitution of Balochistan Regulatory Reform Committee (BRRC) on 8tRead More…

SHC orders implementation of 5% job quota for disabled

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered the Sindh government to ensure implementation of 5% job quota for disabled persons.   The high court bench, headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, hearing a plea seeking recruitment on blind and disabled quota, ordered the Sindh government to implement a 5% disability quota.   The court rejected the Sindh government’s report which stated it has givRead More…

Over dozen NICVD employees contract COVID-19 in a week

KARACHI:The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) has launched screening of doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and administrative officials after reporting of over a dozen coronavirus positive cases in a week.   Spokesperson, NICVD, while talking to PPI, said Tuesday that more than 12 employees of NICVD, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and others, had been tested positive for COVID-19Read More…

Hamid stuns third seed Nepalese Aryan Giri in tennis tourney

KARACHI:Hamid Israr Gul of Pakistan pulled a major upset in the second round in General Tyre ITF J5 Junior Tennis Championships when he eliminated third seed Aryan Giri of Nepal in a two set match at the PTF Complex, Islamabad on Tuesday.   After a tough battle in first set, Hamid played better in the second to eventually record 7-6(3), 6-4 victory.   Top seeded Muhammad Shoaib of Pakistan also Read More…

Rain-thunderstorm forecast in various areas of Balochistan

QUETTA:Regional Meteorological Center Quetta said in a statement on Tuesday that during the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the top hills in northwestern parts is expected at isolated places in Sherani, Zhob, Musakhail, Killa Saifullah, Loralai, Pishin, Quetta, Killa Abdullah, Mastung, Noshki, Kohlu, Bolan, Jhal Magsi, Dera Bughti, Naseerabad and Chaghi districts.   IRead More…

Emirates offers expanded, multi-Risk travel insurance coverage

KARACHI:Emirates customers can now plan their travels and fly with even greater assurance and peace of mind, with the airline’s latest industry-first initiative to provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current COVID-19 cover.   Provided by Emirates at no additional cost to its customers, and provided by AIG Travel, this cover is the first of its kind in the airline and travel insurance Read More…

EU provides €10m support for Covid-impacted Pakistanis, refugees

ISLAMABAD:The European Union (EU) is providing €10 million to significantly boost UNHCR’s assistance for Afghan refugees and their host communities in Pakistan. The funding will focus on mitigating the short and medium-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   According to UN Information Centre Islamabad statement, with this funding, UNHCR will expand its health response as well as improve water, sanitatRead More…

Revival of Muslims’ glories possible thru Iqbal’s philosophy: Moot told

ISLAMABAD:Discussing the life and thoughts of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal and his connection with Muslim youth, intellectuals at a seminar at International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Tuesday said that revival of the Muslims’ glories is possible by following the Iqbal’s philosophy of independent reasoning and utilization of youth for unity in the ranks of Muslim World.   Seminar on “Iqbal and YRead More…