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Day: November 15, 2022

Sir Syed University initiates plantation campaign

KARACHI: Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology initiated tree plantation campaign at the campus under which a large number of such saplings were planted that absorb carbon and emit oxygen in the atmosphere to reduce the environmental pollution. Trees not only eliminate air pollution but also increase the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. Director General of Parks and Horticulture, Sindh, Junaidullah Khan said that we have so far planted more than 200,000 saplings across the city. We should give importance to growing trees to breath in a clean atmosphere. Hospitals become deserted when you develop forest and gardens in the cities. He also assured Sir Syed University of his full support in this plantation drive. Speaking on the occasion, Chancellor SSUET, Javaid Anwar, sa...

Pakistan, Ireland all set for series decider in Pink Ribbon match

LAHORE: Pakistan and Ireland women’s sides are all set to take on each other for one last time at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium tomorrow. Wednesday’s T20I will decide who takes the T20I trophy home as the series is tied at 1-1. The tourists, who went down in the three-match ODI series 3-0, came back stronger to win the first T20I beating the hosts by six wickets. In the second T20I, Pakistan bounced back to win the match by six wickets with one over to spare. The third T20I will begin tomorrow at 1000 with the toss taking place at 0930. The PCB will live-stream the match on its YouTube channel. Tomorrow’s game has added significance with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as part of its social corporate responsibility supporting the Pink Ribbon campaign to create awareness about breast c...

FBR Chairman expects decrease in tax collections

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Asim Ahmed Tuesday expected a decrease in tax collections in upcoming months due to the current situation. The FBR chairman briefed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee for Finance on tax collections in a meeting chaired by Qaiser Sheikh. The FBR chairman told the committee that there may be difficulties in tax collections in the coming months but no new taxes are currently proposed and they are trying to increase tax collections administratively. Asim informed the committee that the International Monitory Fund (IMF) was satisfied with the performance of tax collections and further negotiations were ongoing. He said the income tax target has been achieved while the tax revenue has increased 16.6 percent this year but the target...

Gold prices continue rising trend in Pakistan

KARACHI: The gold prices in Pakistan continued to increase Tuesday despite the yellow metal saw a decrease in value in the international market. The gold price of one tola of 24-Karat gold went up by Rs1,000 to reach Rs157,000. Similarly, the price of 10 grams of 24-Karat gold went up by Rs851 to reach Rs134,602. The 10-gram of 22-Karat gold is being traded for Rs123.385. In the international market, the price of one ounce of gold was increased by $18 to reach $1775. The price of silver in the country remained stable as one tola of 24-Karat silver was available for Rs1680 while the price of 10 grams of 24-Karat was Rs1440.32.

CTD, police claim killing four terrorists near DI Khan

Dera Ismail Khan: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and police on Tuesday claimed to have killed four alleged terrorists in Dera town area of Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan). According to police, a joint operation was conducted with CTD in Dera town area of DI Khan. One terrorist was killed in an exchange of fire with the Police and CTD personnel while the other three terrorists were killed in the explosion during the operation. According to police spokesperson the exchange of fire took place in the muddy area of DI Khan. Explosives, arms, and ammunition were seized from the possession of the killed alleged terrorists.

Audit team detects irregularities in CMCH medicines

LARKANA: The annual audit and inspection report of the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Larkana for the FY 2021-22 revealed 58 irregularities worth millions of rupees, PPI learnt here on Tuesday. The Deputy Director of the Auditor General of Pakistan Department in its letter revealed apart from other irregularities that the record of diet expenditure of Rs22.838 million was not provided for audit scrutiny, hence chances of misappropriation could not be ruled out. In another objection, the authority further alleged that during scrutiny of accounts record of CMCH office, it was observed that salaries of Rs58.660 million were paid to absconders, but they were not mentioned in the working strength list/without working in the hospital, hence investigation is recommended with recove...