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Day: October 20, 2022

Federal Minister rules out wheat crisis

ISLAMABAD: Federal Food Security Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema on Thursday ruled out wheat shortage reports. “There is no wheat crisis, we have ample stock,” the federal minister said while talking about Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi's complaint about the wheat shortfall and lack of cooperation by the federation. “We have imported commodity to overcome the shortage and the provinces are being asked to inform the federation if the federating units need wheat,” he added. Punjab Chief Minister says his government has to import wheat. The federal cabinet has decided that wheat cannot be imported privately. The Centre provided KP with 10,000 wheat seed sacks, the federal minister said adding that, Punjab earlier refused to join hands with the federal government but accepted later. ...

KMC has launched Karachi’s first digital hospital: Wahab

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi, Sindh Government Spokesperson and CM Advisor on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Thursday said that Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has launched Karachi's first digital hospital in collaboration with the private sector, which will provide citizens with 24 hours free online OPD and consultancy at home. "A data center in Sarfaraz Rafiqi Shaheed Hospital will also be established which will be able to predict which diseases are increasing in Karachi. This is an important development in the medical field," the Administrator said this while addressing a ceremony to make Sarfaraz Rafiqi Shaheed Hospital Karachi's first digital hospital. On the occasion, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Find My Doctor, Saad Siddiqui, renowned singer and social worker Sh...

Lahore: One robber killed, other arrested in alleged police encounter

LAHORE: A robber was shot dead and another was arrested in injured condition in an alleged police encounter in Lahore’s Johar Town. The robbers were fleeing after looting a citizen. After his complaint, the Dolphin force officials followed them following which the robbers opened fire on them. According to the police, one robber was killed and another was injured during the retaliatory firing by the Dolphin officials. Eight mobile phones and cash were recovered from their possession, the police claimed. The police said that the injured robber has been identified as Saleemm while the deceased has been identified as Razzaq. The police have detained the injured robber and shifted him to the hospital.

Pakistan politics circling around key appointment: Sh Rashid

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League Pakistan (AMLP) leader Sheikh Rashid said on Thursday that the politics of Pakistan is circling around a key appointment. Taking to Twitter, Rashid said that the partnership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is about to break. Rashid while taking a dig at Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, stated that the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar must consult the PM before dealing with China and Russia as he (PM Shehbaz) is just a showpiece. While hinting at the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, he said that all the decisions and contacts are made from London. He further added that the things will be clear in 10 to 15 days.

Power project at Kidney Hill Park inaugurated

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi, Sindh Government Spokesman and CM Advisor on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Thursday said that the PPP was not going to run away from the local bodies elections as whenever the polls are held, the PPP will have Mayors in Karachi and Hyderabad. The Administrator said this while addressing the opening ceremony of the 100 kilowatt power generation project at Kidney Hill Park here. "Those who doubted the popularity of PPP should seek lession from the by-election of Malir where after four years, the people took back the stolen seat and took revenge with the PTI. Imran Khan should support the government to help the suffering humanity affected by flood instead of protest march. We also agreed on improving the local government system, our commitment in this ...

CM Elahi writes to PM over wheat shortage in Punjab

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has written a letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif over shortage of wheat in the province. In the letter, CM Punjab has demanded one million tons of wheat from the Centre including 300,000 tons on immediate basis and asked the premier to issue relevant directions to Ministry of National Food Security and other concerned departments. Meanwhile, Moonis Elahi said that Punjab could face a wheat crisis but Centre is not allowing the province to import wheat. On the other hand, PM Shehbaz has said that federal government is not allowing private sector to import wheat because it wants to save every penny of the national exchequer. Shehbaz Sharif said the government was filling the gap between wheat supply and demand caused duri...