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Archive for August 24th, 2020

COVID-19 claimed six more lives, infected 172 others: Sindh Chief Minister

August 24, 2020 |

Karachi, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): As many as six more patients of coronavirus lost their lives, lifting the death toll to 2,373 while 172 new patients emerged when 9,426 samples were tested on Monday. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement, He said that 9,426 tests were conducted […]

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24th Apex Committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister

August 24, 2020 |

Karachi, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): The 24th Apex Committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday reviewed the implementation of the decisions taken in its previous meetings and issued necessary instruction for conducting security audit of important installations. It urged Civil Aviation Authority to operationalize Mai Bakhtawar […]

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Director General Karachi Development Authority visits various areas of Malik Jaffer Society

August 24, 2020 |

Karachi, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Director General Karachi Development Authority Mr. Asif Ikram visited various areas of the Malik Jaffer Society. During the visit, the Director General also reviewed the ongoing development works including construction of road construction which is funded by ADP. On that occasion, the Director General KDA Asif Ikram issued a directive […]

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Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi reviews security arrangements made for Muharram in a video link conference

August 24, 2020 |

Peshawar, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Inspector General of Police Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi today through a video link conference held at CPO Peshawar reviewed security steps put in place for peaceful observance of Muharram in the province. In the conference he also took input from the RPOs and issued further necessary instructions for an effective […]

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IG Punjab chaired video link conference to review security arrangements of Muharram at Central Police Office

August 24, 2020 |

Lahore, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Inspector General Police Punjab Shoaib Dastagir said that four layered security must be provided to sensitive and central processions and Majalis during Muharram Ul Haram in all districts of the province whereas for security of mourners, walk thorough gates, metal detectors should be used for full-fledged search and monitoring through […]

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FBR to ensure speedy clearance of perishable goods

August 24, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): In another Trade Facilitation Initiative, FBR has issued instructions to all field formations of Pakistan Customs for ensuring expeditious clearance of imports and exports consignments of perishable goods. The Chief Collectors have been directed to monitor the clearance of perishable goods on daily basis and resolve the issues of the […]

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Banks disbursed Rs 1,215 billion during FY 2019-20 to agriculture sector amid COVID-19 pandemic

August 24, 2020 |

Karachi, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Banks disbursed Rs 1,215 billion to agriculture sector during FY 2019-20. This is 3.5 percent higher than the amount disbursed in the previous fiscal year but less than the credit target of Rs 1,350 billion which was set by Agricultural Credit Advisory Committee (ACAC) in Peshawar in November 2019. Some […]

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Re-designation of Inland Revenue field formations

August 24, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued an order under Section 4 (1) (r) of FBR Act-2007 to re-designate the field formations. The re-designation of IR field formations will be effective from September 1, 2020. According to the order, the Large Taxpayers Unit, Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad have been re-designated […]

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Meeting on FBR Reforms held

August 24, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): An important meeting was held in the Ministry of Finance to discuss FBR reforms. The meeting was chaired by Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and was attended by Abdul Razzak Dawood, Advisor to PM on Commerce, Textile and Investment, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Advisor […]

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Meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Narcotics Control held

August 24, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): The meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Narcotics Control was held on Monday at Parliament House. The Committee stressed the need for greater coordination between the Federal Machinery and the Provincial agencies to check increase in narcotics proliferation in Pakistan. Chairman Committee, Senator Muhammad Shafiq Tareen was of the view […]

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Parliamentary Committee to protect minorities from forced conversions

August 24, 2020 |

Islamabad, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Parliamentary Committee to protect minorities from forced conversions in its meeting on Monday was briefed by Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Dr. Qibla Ayaz and Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari in relation to further discussion on the matter. The Committee deliberated on the interpretation of concept of Wali […]

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Chief Minister Punjab chairs meeting to review Prices of Sugar and Flour in the Province

August 24, 2020 |

Lahore, August 24, 2020 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting at civil secretariat on Monday to review rates and stock situation of sugar and flour in the province. Secretary Food briefed about the reserves and rates of sugar and flour in the province. The CM expressed the satisfaction that a 20-kg […]

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