Saturday, February 4


Sindh governor says industrial development among top priorities

KARACHI:Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said that many minerals are found in Pakistan and it was the need of the hour to unearth and utilize them for strengthening our economy. This he said while presiding over a meeting of Sindh Industrial Liaison Committee (SILC) at Governor House here Saturday. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Mineral Resources Shehzad Qasim, representatives of Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Pakistan, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and presidents of all Industrial areas of Karachi attended the meeting. Prominent industrialists Zahid Saeed and Zubair Bajewa were also present on the occasion. Matters relationing to effective use of mineral resources and steps needed in this regard, problems of industrial areas including electricity, ...

CM Buzdar reports 60 new Covid cases in Punjab

Lahore:Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that during the last 24 hours one patient has died whereas 60 new corona cases have been reported in the province. The number of active patients of Covid-19 virus are 1726. 95701 patients out of 99665 have been recovered so far. He said that 1275792 tests have been conducted in the province whereas 12765 tests were entertained during the last 24 hours. 2238 patients affected by coronavirus have died. He said that precautionary measures are utmost necessary to deal with the second wave of coronavirus. He appealed to the citizens to strictly follow the SOPs issued to deal with Covid-19 virus. Protection of students is the top priority, said Buzdar. He further maintained that action will be taken against the educational instit...

(NATIONAL): PILER deplores deaths of 21 workers in Mohmand agency

KARACHI:Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) has expressed serious concern and anguish over deaths of 21 workers and injuries to many others in Mohmand mines’ collapse incident yesterday and has demanded the provincial and federal governments to take steps to prevent such incidents. In a statement issued here Wednesday, Karamat Ali, Executive Director, PILER said that occupational safety and health situation in the industrial and commercial sectors in Pakistan is unsatisfactory, but in mines sectors is the worst. After every other day reports of deaths of workers in mines are appearing in the media, but the provincial governments are not taken serious measures to save workers’ lives. According to reports, the workers died in the Ziarat mines area in Mohamand...