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Dharejo says ‘selected’ rulers should go home

Karachi
KARACHI:Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce and Anti-Corruption and Cooperative Department Jam Ikramullah Dharejo has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government came to power through rigging in the general elections.   He said this while talking to media persons at his residence here Tuesday. He said that the selected rulers should go home as those who came to power through rigging have no right to rule over the people.   Dharejo, in response to a question, said that opposition parties have the right to hold public gatherings. Is the Corona virus only for opposition parties? Federal ministers are holding public gatherings at various places. He said that the federal government had adopted a dual policy on corona virus. In the markets, in the cinema...

Entry test result for admission to BMC will be challenged: Rind

Quetta
QUETTA:Bushra Rind Parliamentary Secretary for Information has said that novel coronavirus does not make distinction between rich and poor.   Addressing a press conference at officers club here on Tuesday, she said, “Kalsoom Perveen Magsi died of COVID-19 while Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, also contracted COVID-19.”   In order to remain protected from novel coronavirus, leaving of homes without any cogent reasons should be avoided, said Rind, adding, “The statement of Moulana Muhammad Khan Sherani shows that dissension in Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) exists.”   She remarked that Sherani confessed that Moulana Fazal-ur-Rehman himself was selected. She said the notion of resignation by the opposition parties was nothing but to hoodwink th...

Fed govt deprived people of Sindh of natural gas: CM Murad

Karachi
KARACHI:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he doesn’t know if back door contacts between Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and the Establishment have been established.   “This is purely a matter of the PDM leadership and I don’t know what is happening there,” he said while talking to the media here at Sindh Assembly Building on Tuesday.   To a question about the back door contact between the PDM and the Establishment, Murad Ali Shah said, he had no knowledge of such contacts. The PDM leadership was capable enough to answer the media about this question.   To another question about the Workers Welfare Fund (WWF), the CM said that the WWF, under the 18th constitutional amendment, was devolved to the provinces. He added that the provincial...

Majority of Pakistanis more positive about shopping online: Study

Islamabad
ISLAMABAD:COVID-19 has seen consumers across the world ditch cash and in-person shopping in favour of online spending, according to Standard Chartered’s latest global survey. Almost three-quarters of survey respondents in Pakistan (72 per cent) agree that COVID-19 has made them more positive about online shopping, but they are also more careful with their spending and want new ways to track their money digitally.   The study of 12,000 adults across 12 markets - Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mainland China, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, UAE, the UK and the US - is the second in a three-part series, looking at how COVID-19 has transformed consumers’ way of life, and what changes could be here to stay. While the first survey focused on the pandemic’s impact on earnin...

(NATIONAL): Sindh workers demand minimum wages at Rs 30,000

Karachi
KARACHI:Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) and other labour organizations from Sindh have expressed their solidarity with workers of Punjab who are struggling for their rights. They demanded provision of all rights under the Constitution and laws.   In a statement here on Tuesday, PILER Executive Director Karamat Ali, senior trade union leaders Habibuddin Junaidi, Liaqat Sahi, Nasir Mansoor, Farhat Perveen, Zehra Khan and others supported the Labour Qaumi Movement (LQM) for holding Punjab Labour Conference in Faisalabad on Wednesday.   They said Punjab Government has once again suspended labour inspection, which is illegal and unconstitutional. The government has failed to provide fundamental right of association to all workers. Collective Bar...

Pakistan issues visas to 47 Hindu pilgrims

Islamabad
ISLAMABAD:Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to two groups of Indian Hindu Yatrees in December 2020 for visit to their revered sites in Pakistan.   According to a statement of Press Information Department issued on Tuesday, a group of 47 Indian Hindu Yatrees has been issued visas yesterday. They would visit Shree Katas Raj Temples, also known as Qila Katas or complex of Katas Temples in Chakwal district of Punjab, Pakistan from 23-29 December 2020.   The Katas Raj temples surround a sacred pond to Hindu devotees. Another group of 44 Indian Hindu Yatrees returned yesterday from Pakistan where they participated in the 312th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Shiv Avtari Satguru Sant Shadaram Sahib, at Sukkur, Sindh from 15-21 December 2020.   ...