Thursday, February 22, 2024

Shehbaz takes oath, announces raise in minimum wage and pay in first address to National Assembly

Shehbaz Sharif took oath on Monday as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan. He was administered the oath by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani as President Arif Alvi complained of “discomfort”, according to the president's Twitter account, hours before the oath-taking ceremony. Shehbaz was elected premier after former prime minister Imran was removed through vote of no-confidence. Earlier, Shehbaz was elected prime minister...

Shehbaz takes oath, announces raise in minimum wage and pay in first address to National Assembly

Shehbaz Sharif took oath on Monday as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan. He was administered the oath by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani as President Arif Alvi complained of “discomfort”, according to the president's Twitter account, hours before the oath-taking ceremony. Shehbaz was elected premier after former prime minister Imran was removed through vote of no-confidence. Earlier, Shehbaz was elected prime minister...

Abbasi calls to abolish NAB, hold its officials accountable

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PML-N leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday advised the newly-elected government, which is being led by his party's president, Shehbaz Sharif, to dissolve the National...

Hindu-Muslim clashes in Gujarat, police ban gatherings

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Clashes between Hindus and Muslims during a religious festival prompted police in India to impose a curfew in one town and ban gatherings of more than four people in...

Another feather in Babar’s cap, voted ICC Player of the Month

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been voted the ICC Player of the Month for March 2022 on the back of his excellent performance during the Australian series. He defeated West...

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

Abbasi calls to abolish NAB, hold its officials accountable

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PML-N leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday advised the newly-elected government,...

Opposition withdraws no-trust against KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday expressed confidence in Chief Minister Mahmood Khan after the...

President Alvi falls sick, failed to administer oath to Shehbaz

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf appears to be adamant in its stance against accepting the former opposition...

BUSINESS

Pak rupee’s upward journey continues, dollar falls by Rs1.43

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The US dollar in the interbank trading falls by Rs1.43 to Rs183.25 as the National...

Hike in interest rate by SBP draws criticism

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The rec­ent decision of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to increase the interest rate...

Weekly inflation: Prices of essentials record biggest rise since November

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Inflation measured through the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) increased 1.53 percent during the week ended...

WORLD

Hindu-Muslim clashes in Gujarat, police ban gatherings

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Clashes between Hindus and Muslims during a religious festival prompted police in India to impose...

Musk leads Forbes list of billionaires

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Popular American magazine Forbes has issued 36th annual ranking of the world’s richest people. Compared to...

UN suspends Russia from human rights body over Ukraine abuses

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The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has voted to suspend Russia from the organisation’s leading...

SPORTS

Another feather in Babar’s cap, voted ICC Player of the Month

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been voted the ICC Player of the Month for March...

PCB to propose four-nation T20 tournament at ICC board meeting

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will propose a four-nation Twenty20 International tournament — featuring Pakistan,...

Finch regains form to lead Australia to victory over Pakistan in T20

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Skipper Aaron Finch returned to form with a half century and pace bowler Nathan Ellis...

LIFESTYLE

Serena Bee Museum: U.S-Pak entrepreneurs collaborate to set up 1st of its kind project in Pakistan

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Saving bees and promoting raw honey has been a driving passion of Haroon Rasheed and...

Celebs mourn Imran Khan’s fall; ‘He will rise again’

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Imran Khan was voted out on April 10 after 174 lawmakers expressed their mistrust in...

Batman: A grim crusader

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The dark silhouettes and the mascara smudges to strike fear into the criminals of Gotham,...

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...

Pakistan and IMF in 2023: Understanding A Deepening Relationship – Poetic Disharmony

Pakistan, oh land of diverse beauty,Your lush green valleys and towering peaks,Your warm and welcoming people,All make this land a paradise to seek. But challenges,...

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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...

Weekend Unwind

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