COVID-19 claims four more lives, infects 386 others

Karachi, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): As many as 4 more patients of Coronavirus died overnight, lifting the death toll to 4,292 and 386 new cases emerged when 11,040 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Sunday. He added that 4 more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 4,292 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate.
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Rivers flows and reservoirs level report

Lahore, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): The position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages today is as under:
Rivers: Indus at Tarbela: Inflows 19200 cusecs and Outflows 47000 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 3900 cusecs and Outflows 3900 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla: Inflows 9000 cusecs and Outflows 60000 cusecs, Chenab at Marala: Inflows 6600 cuRead More…

Governor Baqir to moderate Consultative Dialogue on SBP’s Banking on Equality Policy hosted by World Bank

Karachi, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): The State Bank of Pakistan has developed a draft policy titled ‘Banking on Equity’, which aims to introduce a gender lens within the financial sector through targeted measures to bring a shift to women friendly business practices and to significantly increase women’s financial inclusion in Pakistan. This policy is currently in a public consultation phase and is expected to bRead More…

Smuggled goods worth 35 billion seized during July-January, 2021

Islamabad, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): In line with the vision of Prime Minister, Pakistan Customs, FBR being the lead counter-smuggling agency has taken concrete steps to curb the menace of smuggling. These steps are yielding excellent results and thus providing better environment to the local economy and industry for achieving its growth.
During 7 months (July 2020-Jan 2021) of current financial year smuggled goodsRead More…

National Accountability Bureau geared up to bring the corrupt elements to Justice: Chairman NAB

Islamabad, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): NAB is geared up to bring the corrupt elements to justice to eradicate corruption from the country by adopting “Accountability for All” policy as Corruption is the mother of all evils which is a major hurdle in the development and prosperity of the country.. This was stated by Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB. He said that NAB has no affiliation with any poliRead More…

Weather Forecast

Islamabad, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): Synoptic Situation
Continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave is also present over upper parts of the country.
Sunday
Cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, cloudy weather with light rain/snowfall is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Monday
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Prime Minister determined to eliminate the politics of money and vandalism from country: Shibli

Islamabad, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz has said Prime Minister Imran Khan is determined to eliminate the politics of money and vandalism from the country. Talking to media in Daska this evening, along with Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and others, he said Imran Khan’s narrative is getting overwhelming acceptance from the peRead More…

Pakistan, South Korea to hold bilateral policy consultation to strengthen cooperation

Islamabad, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): Pakistan and South Korea have agreed to hold bilateral policy consultation to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. The understanding was reached at a meeting between South Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Choi Jong Kun and Pakistan Ambassador to South Korea, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch in Seoul.
They had a broad exchange of views on relations between Pakistan and SoRead More…

Prime Minister expresses satisfaction for sustained industrial growth

Islamabad, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan says the industrial sector is showing sustained growth, which is good news. In a Facebook post today (Sunday), he said large scale manufacturing saw another double digit growth of 11.4 percent in December last year as compared to the same month previous year. The Prime Minister said the cumulative growth from July to December last year is above eight peRead More…

Government taking all possible steps to ensure peace in Balochistan: Rashid

Islamabad, February 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad says the government is taking all possible steps to ensure peace in Balochistan. Talking to IG FC North Major General Muhammad Yousuf Majoka in Quetta today (Sunday), he appreciated the role of Frontier Corps Balochistan in maintaining law and order in the province. The Interior Minister was given a detailed briefing on operational readinessRead More…