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Punjab police notify promotion of 327 sub-inspectors

National
LAHORE: The Punjab Police on Friday issued a notification of the promotion of 327 sub-inspectors (Sis) to the inspectors. According to a notification issued by DIG Establishment-I Shehzada Sultan, the SIs have been promoted to the next rank after the recommendations of the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) headed by Additional Inspector General (AIG) Establishment BA Nasir. The three-day committee meeting took up the cases of promotions of 800 SIs to fill 400 vacancies in the department at Central Police Office Lahore. The officers included in the promotion board panel reviewed the professional records of sub-inspectors in detail. 329 sub-inspectors across the province were promoted to the rank of inspectors. Among the promoted sub-inspectors, 42 inspectors belong to the Laho...

Call stop treating pushtoons as second class citizens

National
QUETTA: Noted social, tribal and political leader of Balochistan Sardar Manzoor Ahmed Khan Kakar, has demanded of the authorities to stop treating pushtoons in different cities of Sindh, particularly in Karachi, as second class citizens of the country. In a statement issued here Friday, he said that brave pushtoons, who had played a significant role to liberate Kashmir from Indian forces, were treated as a second class citizen in Sindhi’s different cities, particularly in Karachi. He added that refugees of Burma, Bengal and Iran were roaming freely in Karachi and Hyderabad, but maltreatment was being meted out to pushtoon living in Karachi, Hyderabad and other cities of Sindh province, adding that the behaviour of Sindh Rangers and Sindh Police was very discriminatory towards pushtoo...

Pakistan-Vietnam trade volume to cross US$1 billion soon: Nguyen Thi

Business
KARACHI: Head of Vietnam Trade Mission Ms. Nguyen Thi Diep Ha has said that Pakistan and Vietnam have been maintaining good business and trade relations as the trade volume, which stood at US$54 million in 2005, improved to $794 million in 2021 and it will very soon cross the level of US$1 billion despite the fact that both countries were hit hard by unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Exchange views on how to promote cooperation for the mutual benefits and promoting friendship between Vietnam and Pakistan at a meeting during her visit to Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), she said that a lot of potential and opportunities were available for improving Pakistan’s exports to Vietnam which was less than 1 percent of Vietnam’s total imports. “Vietnam imports US$1.7 billion worth ...

Gold price continues rising trend

Business
KARACHI: The price of gold continues to test the patience of the buyers, as it witnessed another increase on Friday. The price of gold witnessed a sharp increase against the backdrop of an increase in the US dollar price. According to a report, the price of gold per tola has increased by Rs750. With this increase, the price for 24-karat gold has reached Rs163,500 per tola. While the price of 10-gram gold has also surged by Rs643. With this increase, the price of 24-karat gold per 10-gram has reached Rs140,175. The price of 22-karat gold per 10-gram has reached Rs128,494. In the international market, the price of gold per ounce increased by US$19 to reach US$1,799. The price of 24-karat fine silver also increased by Rs10 to Rs1,780 and the price of 10-gram silver increased by Rs8.5...

Sindh is going through great destruction: Liaquat Baloch

National
LARKANA: Naib Amir, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Liaquat Baloch said in a press conference at Larkana Press Club here on Friday that due to floods and rains, Sindh is going through great destruction, where houses and crops have been destroyed, but the federal and provincial governments have shown serious incompetence and failure in rescue, they have not come up with any plan for the rehabilitation of the flood victims. He said that Imran Khan also made telethons, announced and collected billions of rupees, it was not possible to find out where the money is and how the victims are being helped. Irrespective of the issues, there should be an action plan for the rehabilitation of the flood victims at the international level. He further said that Jamaat-e-Islami had done a lot of work for t...

Balochistan cops arrest Azam Swati

National
QUETTA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Swati was Friday arrested by Balochistan police in a case of controversial tweets against the state institutions. According to the police sources, the PTI senator was on remand in the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime cell. He had been handed over to Balochistan police after his remand ended. Balochistan police took Azam Swati to Quetta. Cases had been registered against him in Balochistan too. It is to be noted here that a local court in Islamabad had remanded Azam Swati in the FIA custody for four days. PTI chief Imran Khan said in a Tweet today that the vengeful manner in which Senator Swati is being treated is shocking and condemnable. "He was moved to PIMS early morning after suffering severe chest p...