58 more Covid patients die in Pakistan

KARACHI:As many as 3,308 new coronavirus cases were reported during the last 24 hours in Pakistan while 58 more patients died of the virus disease, raising the country-wide death toll from the virus to 8,361 since the outbreak of the disease in February.   According to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination report on Sunday, a total of 416,499 people have tested positive for Read More…

NCOC: (58 more deaths, 3,308 new cases of Covid-19 reported during last 24 hours)

ISLAMABAD:As the second wave of Coronavirus sustains its rise in Pakistan, 58 more deaths and 3,308 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours.   According to the latest statistics of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the death toll has now reached 8,361 and 355,000 patients stand recovered from the pandemic in the country.   There are now 53,126 active cases of virus infectionRead More…

Minister: (Despite Covid-19, Pakistan’s economic performance remained strong: Khusro)

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Economic Affairs Khusro Bakhtiar has said despite Covid-19, Pakistan’s economic performance remained strong due to prudent policies of the government.   In a statement on Sunday, he said Macro Economic Indicators showed positive trend during the last six months and growth is being witnessed in different sectors.   He said Current Account Balance is one point two billion doRead More…

ISPR: (Nishan-e-Haider Major Shabbir Sharif’s 49th martyrdom anniversary being observed)

ISLAMABAD:The 49th martyrdom Day of 1971 war hero, Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider is being observed today (Sunday).   He was awarded Nishan-e-Haider, Pakistan’s highest military gallantry award, for his valor and bravery during the 1971 war.   Pakistan Army has paid glowing tribute to Maj. Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, who was also recipient of Sword from Pakistan Military Academy Kakul Read More…

Cold and dry weather to prevail over most plain areas

KARACHI:Met office has forecast that on Sunday, cold and dry weather is likely to prevail over most plain areas of the country, while cloudy weather condition with light rain (snowfall over hills) is expected at isolated places in Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.   On Monday, cloudy weather condition with rain (snowfall over hills) is expected in Islamabad, Potohar region, Kashmir, GRead More…

Call to extend deadline for filing tax returns

KARACHI:Mian Anjum Nisar, President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Sheikh Sultan, Rehman Vice President, have urged the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)Muhammad Javed Ghani to extend deadline for filing annual income tax returns from 8th December 2020 to 15th February 2021.   The PresidenRead More…

(CITY): Pakistan International Squash Tournaments from Dec 7

KARACHI:Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) in collaboration with Pakistan Air Force will be organizing Pakistan International Squash Tournaments for Men and Women from December 07-11 in Islamabad.   The men event has a prize money of $ 12,000, whereas women event has $6,000 as prize money. A large number of squash players are participating in this mega event.   Sports are an important medium for bRead More…

Minister: (Pakistan provided irrefutable evidences of Indian state-sponsored terrorism to UN: FM)

ISLAMABAD:Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Pakistan has provided irrefutable evidences of Indian state-sponsored terrorism to the United Nations.   Addressing a news conference in Multan on Sunday, he said India has become a terrorist state which has been taking unjustified measures against minorities’ particularly Muslim population in the country.   The Foreign Minister said voiRead More…

Kumar reveals more tax collection in Sindh

KARACHI:Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation Mukesh Kumar Chawla informed in a statement on Sunday that in term of motor vehicle tax, during the current financial year till November 2020, Rs3013.702 million were collected from Karachi, Rs213.255 million from Hyderabad, Rs102.992 million from Sukkur and Rs 39.552 million from Shaheed Benazirabad.   Chawla said that Rs43.585 million was collected fromRead More…

Minister: (Shibli expresses displeasure over rise in Covid cases amid PDM rallies)

ISLAMABAD:Minister for information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has expressed displeasure over the increased Corona virus cases in Peshawar and Multan amid Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM’s) public gatherings.   In a tweet on Sunday, he said such political gatherings are becoming a major cause of Corona spread in the country. He said holding of such gatherings is tantamount to the violation of Law and SRead More…