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Exports of cutlery increases by 22.5 percent in first five months of current fiscal year: Dawood

December 19, 2020 |

Adviser on Commerce Razaq Dawood has said the exports of cutlery have increased by 22.5 percent to 55.23 million dollars during the first five months of current fiscal year as compared to 45.07 million dollars in the same period last year. In his tweets today (Saturday), he said this is a welcome development. The Adviser […]

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Punjab Govt decides to construct shelter homes in all divisional headquarters

December 19, 2020 |

A meeting of Provincial Cabinet Standing Committee on Finance and Development was held in Lahore on Saturday with Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in the chair. The meeting approved construction of shelter homes in all divisional headquarters of the province in collaboration with Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal. It also accorded approval for inclusion of the project of […]

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Natural resources to be utilized for uplift of living standard of people: CM GB

December 19, 2020 |

The first meeting of new cabinet of Gilgit Baltistan was held in Gilgit on Saturday with Chief Minister Muhammad Khalid Khurshid in the chair. The cabinet discussed matters pertaining to the development of the region. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the natural resources including minerals, tourism and water reservoirs will be […]

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Peshawar-D.I.Khan Motorway Project to usher new era of prosperity: CM KP

December 19, 2020 |

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan says Peshawar-Dera Ismail Khan Motorway Project will usher in a new era of prosperity and development in the region besides uplift of southern districts of the province. Presiding over a meeting in Peshawar on Saturday, he said the project on completion will boost trade and economic activities and create […]

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SBP is all set to launch consultation on Banking on Equality policy for reducing the gender gap in financial inclusion

December 19, 2020 |

Karachi, December 19, 2020 (PPI-OT): Women’s access to financial and economic opportunities is essential for sustainable and inclusive economic growth. However, women in Pakistan are disproportionately under-served by the financial system. Only 18% percent of adult women in Pakistan have an active bank account compared with 51% men. In order to address the gender disparities, […]

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Indian Charge d’Affaires summoned over deliberate targeting of United Nations vehicle in ceasefire violation by Indian occupation forces

December 19, 2020 |

Islamabad, December 19, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Indian Chargé d’Affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office to register Pakistan’s strong protest at the deliberate targeting of Observers belonging to the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). The UN Observers were on their way to Polas village in Azad Jammu and Kashmir to […]

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Covid-19 claims 17 more lives, infects 1120 others

December 19, 2020 |

Karachi, December 19, 2020 (PPI-OT): As many as 17 more patients died overnight, lifting the death toll to 3319 and 1120 new cases emerged when 10372 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here from CM House on Saturday. He said that overnight 17 […]

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Government will request ECP to conduct Senate polls before time: Fawad

December 19, 2020 |

Islamabad, December 19, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has asked the opposition parties to come to the Parliament for legislation and make reforms about various issues including electoral system to ensure more transparency in the elections. Talking to a private news channel, he said the incumbent government is not threatened […]

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Holidays Notice – Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam/Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year

December 19, 2020 |

London, December 19, 2020 (PPI-OT): The High Commission for Pakistan, London and its Sub-Missions at Birmingham, Bradford, Glasgow and Manchester will remain closed on the following dates: 1. Friday, 25 December 2020 Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam/Christmas 2. Monday, 28 December 2020 Bank Holiday / Boxing Day, 3. Friday, 1 January 2021 New Year It may be […]

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Azad Jammu and Kashmir President slates establishing Indian Army settlement in Badgam

December 19, 2020 |

Islamabad, December 19, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has expressed serious concern over Indian government’s move to build the first military settlement in Budgam district of the occupied Kashmir where ex-servicemen who massacred Kashmiris would be settled. In a statement, he said that India had already constructed two […]

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Chairman National Accountability Bureau reviews NAB’s Performance

December 19, 2020 |

Islamabad, December 19, 2020 (PPI-OT): Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal Chairman NAB chaired a meeting which was held at NAB Headquarters. Mr. Hussain Asghar, Deputy Chairman NAB, Syed Asghar Haider, Prosecutor General Accountability, Zahir Shah, Director General Operations, DG Rawalpindi attended the meeting whereas all DGs of regional bureaus attended the meeting via video link. […]

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Murtaza Wahab inspects Clifton Park renovation work

December 19, 2020 |

Karachi, December 19, 2020 (PPI-OT): Barrister Murtaza Wahab, a Spokesperson for Sindh government, and Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Law, Environment and Coastal Development, visited old Clifton Park. He inspected the under-construction wall and beautification work at the park. DMC officials accompanied him on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Wahab said that the […]

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