(CITY): COVID claims eight more lives in Sindh

KARACHI:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that eight more coronavirus patients died overnight in Sindh, lifting the death toll to 2,864 while 1,348 new cases emerged when 12,159 samples were tested. This was stated by Shah in a statement issued here on Wednesday. He added that eight more patients died overnight, lifting the death toll to 2,864 that constituted 1.8 percent death rate.   He sRead More…

Where is Karachi Package? Enormous drive soon against dull infrastructure

KARACHI:The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and Site Association of Industry (SAI) have agreed to initiate a massive campaign in the social and mainstream media in which the overall pathetic state of the infrastructure in Site industrial zone will be highlighted and also the failure of both, the federal and provincial governments, to provide any kind of relief in this regard.   At a meetingRead More…

Glowing tribute paid to Allama Iqbal

KARACHI:Two-day International Conference on ‘The Relevance of Iqbal’s Quranic Wisdom on Youth Education and Development” was organized by Bahria University Islamabad Campus.   According to a press PN release, the objective of the event was to pay tribute and inculcate the philosophy of Allama Muhammad Iqbal in the young generation. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi graced tRead More…

Removal of taxes on industrial raw materials demanded

KARACHI:Mian Anjum Nisar, President of The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said in a statement on Wednesday that the amendments cover limited industrial raw materials for inclusion in the 12th Schedule through SRO 1240(1)/2020 dated 20″ November 2020.   Federal Board of Revenue has allowed a list of industrial raw materials for benefits under the 12 Schedule. The anomalies Read More…

SHC moved against appointments of MCs, others

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday summoned the secretary local bodies in person on a petition challenging the appointments of Municipal Commissioners (MCs) of District Municipal Corporation (DMC) West and Malir, and other government officials.   The high court bench heard a petition filed by a citizen challenging the appointments in local government and asked how appointments were made despitRead More…

Rs17,500 minimum wage fixed for unskilled workers

KARACHI:A notification issued by Zahid Hussain Khemtio, Chairman, Minimum Wages Board, the Sindh government has fixed minimum wage of Rs17,500 per month for unskilled workers and under the Sindh Minimum Wages Act 2015, all industrial and commercial establishments across the province are bound to pay the fixed wages.   The Sindh Minimum Wages Board chairman said in a statement issued on Wednesday that if anRead More…

ATC awards 32-year jail term to white Corolla gang member

KARACHI:An anti-terrorism (ATC) court on Wednesday awarded a 32-years jail term to a white Corolla car gang member in robbery, police encounter and attempted murder case.   The ATC announced the verdict against Ali Edan, one of the active members of White-Corolla robbers gang looting passengers coming from Karachi airport. The court also imposed a fine of Rs200,000 against the accused and issued a arrest wRead More…

59 more coronavirus patients die in Pakistan

KARACHI:National Command and Operation Centre informed on Wednesday that 59 more coronavirus patients had died overnight in the country, raising the country-wide death toll from the virus to 7,803 since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020 while 1,867 new cases surfaced.   According to National Command and Operation Centre data, a total of 382,892 people have been tested positive for the coronaviruRead More…

Partly cloudy weather is expected in country parts

KARACHI:Met office has forecast that on Wednesday, partly cloudy weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, more rain (snowfall over hills) is likely to occur in Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir.   On Thursday, cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. Fog is also expected in plain areas of Punjab and Upper Sindh during morning hRead More…

SHC orders implementation of 5% job quota for disabled

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered the Sindh government to ensure implementation of 5% job quota for disabled persons.   The high court bench, headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, hearing a plea seeking recruitment on blind and disabled quota, ordered the Sindh government to implement a 5% disability quota.   The court rejected the Sindh government’s report which stated it has givRead More…