HR body plans probe into unprecedented suicides

KARACHI: The first meeting of the Provincial Human Rights Vigilance Committee was held under the chairmanship of Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh Surendar Valasai. The meeting was attended by members of the committee and Secretary Human Rights Department Sindh Javed Sibghatullah Mahar. Valasai said that the main objective of the Provincial Human Rights Vigilance Committee was to ensure protection of the rigRead More…

PM chairs meeting on KP’s agri uplift plan

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on integrated agriculture and development plan for KPK, especially Chashma Right Bank Canal CRBC, in which he said that the construction of lift-cum-gravity project of Chashma Right Bank Canal CRBC would be a real game changer for the socio economic uplift of a vast area in southern KPK. Once completed, the project would irrigate around 300,000 acres of barren lanRead More…

Shell Pakistan posts profit after tax of Rs296 million

KARACHI: The Board of Directors of Shell Pakistan Limited SPL announced the third quarter results for the company on Thursday and posted a profit after tax of Rs296 million compared to the profit of Rs1,812 million made in the same period last year. The nine months of 2021 saw a significant recovery compared to a very tough last year. The encouraging turnaround is mainly driven by improved business performance focusRead More…

Haleem says making remarkable progress on right path

KARACHI: The Central Vice President PTI and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, said on Thursday that ‘Riyasat-e-Madina aur Serrat-e-Khatim-ul-Nabiyain Conference’ will be organized at Sindh Governor’s House on Friday in connection with ‘Ashra-e-Rehmatul-lil-Almeen’. He said while addressing a press conference along with PTI parliamentary leader in Sindh Assembly Bilal Gaffar, PreRead More…

EBM acknowledged as the ‘Best Place to Work’ in Pakistan

KARACHI: English Biscuit Manufacturers EBM has earned the top position in the ‘Best Places to Work’ award in the FMCG Industry. The ranking portrays the commitment of EBM to continuously elevate the standards of its operations as well as its products. EBM’s tireless efforts have been recognized by the industry on numerous occasions. The rankings have been compiled and issued after a thorough survey carried outRead More…

Information Secretary directs all PROs to submit performance report

KARACHI: Secretary Information Department Sindh Abdul Rashid Solangi said on Thursday that PROs posted with various ministers, advisors and departments are the eyes and ears of the government to curb negative propaganda against the government and the public. He said this while presiding over an important meeting of public relations officers attached with various departments at his office here today. Director Press IRead More…

Socio-economic, cultural and religious factors obstruct girls’ education: Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Thursday that socio-economic, cultural and religious factors obstruct girls’ education and deprive them of opportunities to learn and develop into agents of change for our society. “It is only through education that girls are nourished and groomed as responsible citizens, capable of playing a positive and creative role in social development,” he said while sRead More…

Patients at stake as JPMC faces shortage of life-saving drugs

KARACHI: The life of the patients is at stake as the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center JPMC has been facing medicine shortage since several weeks, causing a grave inconvenience to the visiting and admitted patients, it was learned on Thursday. An official at Pharmacy Department informed that JPMC had been facing 50 per cent shortage of medicines since a few weeks. He said that the visiting and out-patients had beenRead More…

COVID-19 claims three more lives in Sindh

KARACHI: As many as three more patients of Coronavirus died overnight lifting the death toll to 7,539 and 184 new cases emerged when 7,646 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that three more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,539 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Shah said that 7,646 sRead More…

Researchers from Pakistan, UK make blood cancer treatment discovery

KARACHI: Nearly 1 in 3 people living with an untreatable form of blood cancer can now look forward to the development of new therapies for their disease after researchers discovered a mechanism that makes existing treatments ineffective and how this can be overcome. Leukemia is one of the three major types of blood cancer. While most cases of leukemia, including a subtype of the disease, Philadelphia-positive Acute Read More…