SBP announces markup subsidy for affordable housing finance

KARACHI: In line with its vision of providing affordable housing to the masses, Government of Pakistan will be providing a markup subsidy facility for the construction and purchase of new houses. This facility will allow all individuals, who will be constructing or buying a new house for the first time, to avail bank’s financing at subsidized and affordable markup rates. This facility will be provided with the aRead More…

Grand Health Alliance announces province-wide protest from tomorrow

KARACHI: Grand Health Alliance (GHA) has announced a complete boycott of OPDs and protest demonstration from Karachi to Kashmore from 13th October for provision of health risk allowance on permanent basis and acceptance of other genuine demands. This was decided in an urgently called meeting of executive committee of Grand Health Alliance (GHA) held at Surgical Hall of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) herRead More…

Sindh CM says corona cases spikes can be controlled through SOPs

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Coronavirus cases were increasing in the province which might be the result of major events such as Eids, Ashura, Chelum and opening of all business and educational activities. “We can contain spikes in the cases through strict implementation of SOPs, otherwise, it would hit new highs in the country,” he said while participating through video linkRead More…

K-Electric seeks energy conservation amid heatwave

KARACHI: K-Electric (KE) in a statement on Monday urged its customers to take all necessary precautions and avoid unnecessary excursions or strenuous activities between 11am and 4pm – the “peak heat hours”. It said that as the weather was expected to be “very hot and dry” from 11 to 13 October, KE request customers to take additional care during the hottest hours by staying hydrated, wearing breathable fabric and Read More…

Telecommunication sector could produce jobs, promote business: Shariq Vohra

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) M. Shariq Vohra, while exchanging views at a meeting with a team of Mobilink Jazz Business during its visit to KCCI, stated that the telecommunication sector could produce abundant employment opportunities and promote business activities through innovative solutions. Shariq Vohra underscored the need to make collective efforts so that the end-usersRead More…

Reforms urged to uplift education infrastructure

KARACHI: Noted educationist Nargis Alavi has called government’s single curriculum initiative “not enough” to overcome issues and problems of educational sector and called for urgent reforms. Speaking at a Shura Hamdard meeting presided by Justice (retd) Haziq-ul-Khairi, titled “Single National Curriculum – Concerns and Expectations” at Hamdard Corporate Head Office, here she said “Even though single nRead More…

Pediatric Emergency Rooms are ISO-certified: ChildLife Foundation

KARACHI: The Pediatric Emergency Rooms of Government Hospitals in Sindh and Baluchistan are ISO 9001:2015 certified, ChildLife Foundation said in a statement on Monday. “ISO 9001:2015 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) and demonstrates the ability of an organization to consistently provide best services to meet end user and regulatory requirRead More…

All resources to be utilized to overcome train derailments: DS

KARACHI: Divisional Superintendent(DS) Pakistan Railways Karachi Arshad Salam Khattak conducted an extensive inspection of railways infrastructure from Karachi city to KBX Yard. He was accompanied by Divisional Transportation Officer (P) Ghulam Farid Asad, Divisional Engineer-1 Khadim Hussain Bhanbro, Divisional Medical Officer Dr Abdul Samad, Assistant Officers and related staff. The pedestrian inspection thatRead More…

KU to conduct training courses for LEAs, govt officers

Karachi: The founder of Digital Pakistan, and the former additional director general Federal Investigation Agency, Ammar Jaffery during a meeting with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, expressed to arrange seminars, workshops, and training sessions at the Center for Digital Forensic Science and Technology for betterment and development of the officers of the law enforRead More…