Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Govt raises petrol price by Rs6.72 a litre despite cut in crude rate in global market

Instead of giving relief to the masses due to reduction in crude prices in the global market, the government raised the rate of petrol and reduced those of high speed diesel (HSD) and kerosene on Monday for the next fortnight. According to an annou­ncement by the ministry of finance, the prices of petrol and light diesel oil (LDO) were increased...

Instead of giving relief to the masses due to reduction in crude prices in the global market, the government raised the rate of petrol...

Govt raises petrol price by Rs6.72 a litre despite cut in crude rate in global market

Instead of giving relief to the masses due to reduction in crude prices in the global market, the government raised the rate of petrol and reduced those of high speed diesel (HSD) and kerosene on Monday for the next fortnight. According to an annou­ncement by the ministry of finance, the prices of petrol and light diesel oil (LDO) were increased...

IHC forms larger bench to hear prohibited funding case on Aug 18

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The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday fixed the prohibited funding case before a larger bench for August 18. In his remarks during today's hearing, acting IHC chief justice Aamer Farooq...

Oil drops as China data weighs

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Oil prices fell by more than $4 a barrel on Monday on demand fears as disappointing Chinese economic data renewed global recession concerns. Brent crude futures fell $4.75, or 4.84%,...
Rupee hits new low against dollar the correspondent.pk

Pak rupee keeps on flying high against dollar

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Pakistani rupee maintained its upward trend for the 11th consecutive day, hovering around 212.15 against US dollar in the early hours of trading in the interbank market on Tuesday. At...

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

IHC forms larger bench to hear prohibited funding case on Aug 18

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The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday fixed the prohibited funding case before a larger bench...

At least 20 passengers burn to death in bus, oil tanker collision

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At least 20 passengers were killed and six others injured after a bus collided with...

Violence on PTI Azadi March: Ataullah Tarar granted protective bail

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Special Assistant to the prime minister and senior PML-N leader Attaullah Tarar was granted protective...

BUSINESS

Oil drops as China data weighs

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Oil prices fell by more than $4 a barrel on Monday on demand fears as...
Rupee hits new low against dollar the correspondent.pk

Pak rupee keeps on flying high against dollar

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Pakistani rupee maintained its upward trend for the 11th consecutive day, hovering around 212.15 against...

PSX gives positive outlook as KSE-100 index rises more than 450 points

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The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) continued its positive momentum on Monday, rising by more than...

WORLD

UK clears new Moderna vaccine targeting Omicron variant

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The UK’s drug regulator said on Monday it had approved an updated Moderna vaccine against...

Kashmiris mark India’s independence day as black day

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As India marked the 76th anniversary of its independence, Kashmiris on both sides of the...

Danger of disaster at Ukraine’s nuclear plant rising

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The risk of disaster at Europe’s largest nuclear plant is “increasing every day”, the mayor...

SPORTS

Naila Kiani becomes first Pakistani woman to summit 3 above 8,000m peaks

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Mountaineer Naila Kiani became the first Pakistani woman to summit the world's 11th highest mountain, Gasherbrum-1,...

Common­wealth Games close amid spectacular show

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Compe­titions at the 2022 Common­wealth Games came to a close on Monday with Birmi­ng­ham closing...

Arshad grabs gold by hurling spear 90 meters away in Commonwealth Games

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Olympian Arshad Nadeem created history as he became the first South Asian to cross the...

LIFESTYLE

Bollywood under pressure from Hindu hardliners as call for boycott of Aamir’s movie grow

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According to Forrest Gump, life is like a box of chocolates because “you never know...

Old or new? Maria Wasti’s video starts another debate

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Veteran actress and show host Maria Wasti has been under the axe after a video...

‘She-Hulk’ ready to charm fans from Aug 17 on Disney Plus

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We all know the Hulk all too well and now it’s time for us to...

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...

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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