Monday, September 26, 2022

After suspension of arrest warrants and Sharif brothers nod, Ishaq is returning to take charge of finances

Former finance minister Ishaq Dar is set to return to the country next week to “facilitate” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the economic front, ostensibly by taking over the key portfolio of finance. The decision was taken in a meeting between the PM and his brother, Nawaz Sharif in London on Saturday, while Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah also confirmed the...

Former finance minister Ishaq Dar is set to return to the country next week to “facilitate” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the economic front,...

After suspension of arrest warrants and Sharif brothers nod, Ishaq is returning to take charge of finances

Former finance minister Ishaq Dar is set to return to the country next week to “facilitate” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the economic front, ostensibly by taking over the key portfolio of finance. The decision was taken in a meeting between the PM and his brother, Nawaz Sharif in London on Saturday, while Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah also confirmed the...

PM orders official to help Maryam’s son-in-law in import from India in leaked audio tape

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An audio recording of an alleged conversation, purportedly between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and a government official, was leaked on social media on Saturday, with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders...

Fawad reveals negative effects of body transformation for ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’

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Actor Fawad Khan recently revealed that he tried to follow Aamir Khan and Christian Bale with body transformation for The Legend of Maula Jatt, which had adverse effects on him. The...

Inflation dips 8.1% in outgoing week, but still 29% higher than last year

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Inflation for the week ended on Sept 22 dipped 8.1 percent compared to the previous week, mainly on the back of a decline in the prices of food items...

GOOD BYE 2020

A Year in Pictures

Top 10 memorable global events of 2020

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A tumultuous 2020 has finally passed, leaving the world with more bad memories than good ones. The year saw the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that is still killing people around the world. The World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international...

Top 10 events that shaped Pakistan’s political landscape in 2020

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The year 2020 saw several events that were important in Pakistan's modern history. From the government's brilliant fight against COVID-19 to remaining in FATF's grey list lets look at the top 10 events that shaped Pakistan's political landscape in 2020. Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) The opposition parties of Pakistan came together...

Top 10 highlights from the sporting world in 2020

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Pakistan Super League comes home For the first time in the history of the tournament, the whole edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was played in Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Multan were the four venues that hosted 34 matches. Each stadium saw full house as the cricket hungry...

Top 10 iconic New Year’s celebrations marred by coronavirus

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New Year's Eve is celebrated around the world with immense fervor and zeal, with several countries globally recognized as hubs for year end festivities. This year, however, has been completely unique. With coronavirus surging through the world, New year's eve revelry will be forcibly extinguished. Here's a breakdown of...

New CCPO Lahore vows to go after gangs and land mafia

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Interview: What is happening with the CanSinoBIO vaccine in Pakistan?

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State ministers and government officials have given conflicting dates for when the coronavirus vaccine will be available in Pakistan, with estimates ranging from as early as March to the first quarter of 2022. The Correspondent sat down with Professor Hasan Abbas Zaheer, the primary coordinator of the AJM Pharma and CanSinoBIO vaccine trials that are being conducted in Pakistan, to understand when Pakistanis can expect vaccines to be delivered. Established...

On the frontline: Public-dealing government officials work on without a vaccine plan

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The government’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan—which prioritises immunising frontline healthcare workers and the elderly over the general populace—has found few critics. It is widely regarded as a reasonable policy as it protects those who have been continuing to perform their duties despite facing a high risk of infection, as...
ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) held a meeting on Tuesday, chaired by Mr Asad Umar and Lt Gen Hamood-uz-Zaman Khan. The meeting took a review of Mobility Control Measures being implemented across the country from 8th to 16th May 21.  Dr Faisal Sultan SAPM health also joined the session via video link. In the wake of ongoing restrictions imposed till 16 May 2021, Forum urged for greater national resolve by adhering to SOPs to reduce the spread of the pandemic. The forum urged the nation to stand united and firm to support these steps undertaken for the well being of the Pakistani people. Forum also approved the Guidelines for Eid ul Fitr prayers across the country; Eid prayers should be organized in open spaces with COVID-19 protocols. If compulsion to offer in masjid then windows and doors should be kept open for good ventilation. Furthermore, the guidelines instructed mosques and Eid-gahs to hold two-three Eid prayers at one venue with staggered timings to minimize the strength.  Efforts are also to be made to keep the sermon/khutba very brief in order to reduce the prayer timings exposure. Discourage sick, elderly and children under 15 years of age from attending prayers....

NATIONAL

PM orders official to help Maryam’s son-in-law in import from India in leaked audio tape

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An audio recording of an alleged conversation, purportedly between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and a...

After suspension of arrest warrants and Sharif brothers nod, Ishaq is returning to take charge of finances

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Former finance minister Ishaq Dar is set to return to the country next week to...

Ishaq Dar set to return, may become finance minister: Sanaullah

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Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that former finance minister Ishaq Dar can assume the...

BUSINESS

Inflation dips 8.1% in outgoing week, but still 29% higher than last year

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Inflation for the week ended on Sept 22 dipped 8.1 percent compared to the previous...

FBR ‘categorically denies’ tax free import of bulletproof vehicles

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The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday "categorically denied" issuance of any Statutory Regulatory Order...

Apple to raise App Store prices in some countries in Europe, Asia

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Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Tuesday it will raise prices of apps and in-app purchases...

WORLD

‘Feminist drone’ delivers abortion pills to Poland

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Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to...

Peace in Taiwan periphery is vital, Blinken tells Chinese FM

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that the maintenance...

Russia starts annexation vote in Ukraine’s east; West calls it ‘sham’

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Russia began referendums on Friday aimed at annexing four occupied regions of Ukraine, raising the...

SPORTS

Part of me leaves with Roger Federer, says emotional Rafa Nadal

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Sitting courtside Rafa Nadal cried as his great rival, Roger Federer, bid an emotional farewell...

Brook, Duckett power England to big win against Pakistan

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England landed all the telling blows in another pulsating contest in Karachi, riding on the...

Tears flow as curtain comes down on Federer’s glittering career

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Roger Federer's trophy-laden career ended with defeat on Friday, but for once the result hardly...

LIFESTYLE

Fawad reveals negative effects of body transformation for ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’

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Actor Fawad Khan recently revealed that he tried to follow Aamir Khan and Christian Bale...

Koffee With Karan 7: Gauri Khan spilling a lot of beans about Shah Rukh Khan

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On “Koffee With Karan” Season 7’s twelfth episode as a brand-new trio limelight the couch.  This...

Resham embarks on mission to clean Pakistan

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After coming under fire for throwing plastic waste into a river and apologising, film star...

IT exports could potentially increase to $10 billion annually: OICCI Digital Report

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KARACHI: The “OICCI Recommendations for Digital Economy” report was launched on January 18th, 2021, highlighting the shift required to capture digital transformation, happening both...

Rescue on the sea

Very little has been written about the ancient coastal people of Lyari – the irrepressible Makranis – who take their name from the Makran...

Mobility of women in Lahore

“Is Lahore safe?” “Can females travel alone in Lahore?” “Is it safe for women to travel in Lahore?” “Can solo female travelers visit Lahore?” As...

Why Pakistan may also consider to buy oil from Russia like our next door neighbour?

While every Pakistani condemn invasion of country, war, exploitation and human right violations by anyone geographically, they are also nervously looking at how they...

Why ‘National Integration’ is pivotal for Pakistan

Have you ever thought about what is national integration? Why is it needed? Why has it been stressed so much that citizens of a...

New provinces: Unfulfilled promises

Pakistan happens to be a federation with constitutionally mandated power-sharing arrangements between the state and provinces. Diversity in the country is such that countless...

What is happening with the CanSinoBIO vaccine in Pakistan?

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Bestselling Pakistani fiction in 2020

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With unprecedented amounts of time away from work, the global community found itself moving towards reading in an attempt to distract themselves from pressures...

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