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Day: January 21, 2023

Gold prices rises by Rs1,200 per tola

KARACHI:The price of 24-karat per tola gold witnessed an increase of Rs1,200 on Saturday and was sold at Rs 187,200 against its sale at Rs186,000 the last trading day. The price of 10 grams of 24-karat gold also increased by Rs 1029 and was sold at Rs 160,494. In the international market, the price of one ounce of gold decreased by $2 to reach $1927. Since last week, the market has been witnessing volatility as the economic downturns of the country have affected investors’ moods. The precious metal is currently in “overcost” condition in Pakistan, which means it is being traded at a higher rate in the local market compared to the international market. The distressful economic condition of the country has forced investors to turn towards the precious commodity, which in turn rai...

Call to establish Thalassemia Centre in Multan

MULTAN:Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) on Saturday called for establishing Thalassemia Centre in Multan and ensuring legislation for its screening before marriage. Speaking to the media after leading an awareness walk under the CSR sub-committee of MCCI in collectorate with Hadia Foundation, he urged upon the Punjab govt to provide staffers and equipment to 140 bedded project for Thalamessia centre which was made after upgrading a BHU. He informed that though Thalassaemia is a fatal disease but it can be cured by taking precautionary measures. He lauded the services of Nishtar Medical University and Hospital in this connection. Earlier, an awareness walk was attended by MCCI office bearers, known industrialists, civil society Mendez journalists and other people. It ...

CTD arrests five terrorists in Punjab operations

LAHORE:In a significant success against terrorism, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab has nabbed five alleged terrorists belonging to TTP and SS during covet operations from three districts of Punjab on Saturday. Arrests were made from Lahore, Bahawalpur and Sheikhupura. Mehmood Musa was arrested from Lahore while other alleged militants apprehended from other two districts were identified as Abdul Hannan, Rehmat Ali, Muawia and Muhammad Arabi. Officials said arrested terrorist from Lahore Muhammad Musa has links with Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and enjoys an important role in the banned outfit. After registration of four cases against arrested terrorists, they have been shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation. Officials further said that these terrorists had p...

Azam Khan sworn in as caretaker KP chief minister

PESHAWAR:Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Caretaker Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan took oath of his office in Peshawar on Saturday afternoon. KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali administered the oath to Azam at a simple but impressive ceremony held at Governor’s House. Earlier, in the day, Governor Haji Ghulam Ali appointed the consensus choice of ruling and opposition parties, and former bureaucrat Azam Khan as the caretaker chief minister of the province. Governor Haji Ghulam Ali signed the notification for appointing Muhammad Azam Khan as caretaker chief minister early Saturday morning and duly issued the notification. The order to this effect reads: “I, HAJI GHULAM ALI, the Governor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, hereby appoint Mr. M. Azam Khan, as the Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in te...

Gas leakage claims three lives in Kasur

KASUR:Three people were allegedly suffocated to death due to gas leakage in Kasur’s Qadiwand area on Saturday. According to Rescue 1122 sources, four people from Sindh’s Jacobabad tehsil had visited Kasur to meet their relatives. At night, the guests ate fish, had drinks and went to sleep. However, in the morning three of the guests were found dead while the fourth one was lying unconscious. Rescue officials shifted the dead and the fainted man to hospital. Police teams were investigating the matter at the incident site.

Free liver transplant of shortlisted patients in Larkana soon

LARKANA:Department of Gastroenterology of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) in collaboration with Dow University of Health Sciences organized a free camp at Chandka Teaching Hospital for the patients of Gastroenterology and Kidney Transplantation here on Saturday, in which Liver Surgeon Prof Dr Jahanzeb Haider, Liver Physician Dr Kailash along with their team examined the patients for free and shortlisted the patients for liver transplant. On this occasion, Professor Dr. Ali Haider Baloch, in-charge of gastroenterology at Chandka Medical College Hospital, said while talking to the media that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University and our department contacted the Department of Gastroenterology of Dow Medical University and requested for the transplant of live...