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Railways land to be developed under public private partnership: Azam Swati

February 26, 2021 |

Minister for Railways Azam Swati has said the land of Pakistan Railways will be developed under public private partnership. Talking to the media persons in Rawalpindi on Friday, he said this will benefit not only Pakistan Railways but the entire country including the builders and investors.   Source: Radio Pakistan

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ECP issues Code of Conduct for Senate elections

February 26, 2021 |

The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued Code of Conduct for political parties, contesting candidates, election agents and voters for the upcoming Senate elections. According to a notification, the Commission said that as per Code of Conduct, the political parties, candidates, voters and election agents will abide by all directions and instructions issued by the […]

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Baloch Culture Day to be celebrated on 2nd of next month across province: Buzdar

February 26, 2021 |

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the PTI government has taken many initiatives to promote brotherhood and national unity in Punjab. In a statement, he said that Baloch Culture Day will be celebrated on the 2nd of next month across the province to promote inter-provincial harmony. He said that Balochistan is the […]

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WB to provide additional grant of $12m for TDPs of tribal district

February 26, 2021 |

World Bank will provide an additional grant of twelve million dollars for Temporarily Displaced Persons of tribal district for their rehabilitation. An agreement to this effect was signed by Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs Noor Ahmed and the World Bank’s Operations Manager, Malinda Good, in Islamabad today (Friday). The project will now also cover four […]

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Sugar being offered at subsidized rate at Utility Stores: MD Lodhi

February 26, 2021 |

Utility Stores Corporation Managing Director Umer Lodhi has said that sugar is being offered at subsidised rate of Rs68 per kilogram at all the Utility Stores Corporation’s outlets. Talking to a private news channel, he said as per prime minister’s directives, the relevant departments were cracking down against the essential commodities hoarders in the market. […]

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Pakistan will come out of FATF grey list by June this year: Hammad

February 26, 2021 |

Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar says Pakistan has complied with 90 percent of Financial Action Task Force’s action plan and rest will be completed by June this year. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said Pakistan has so for completed compliance of 24 out of 27 action points of the […]

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New textile policy being formulated: Asad

February 26, 2021 |

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said a new textile policy is being formulated which will be finalized soon. Speaking at a briefing of businessmen and industrialists in Faisalabad, he said in the second phase of the China -Pakistan Economic Corridor projects, we will upgrade our manufacturing sector on solid footing. Responding to […]

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Everyone’s a winner with SnackVideo’s latest partnership with Multan Sultans and Islamabad United!

February 25, 2021 |

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Islamabad United, won the game with Karachi Kings by 5 wickets in PSL clash, which gave an overall excellent performance. Now people can watch the latest highlights clips at SnackVideo, a leading short video platform in Pakistan that is fast-growing in popularity.SnackVideo has recently announced a sponsorship agreement […]

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CM Punjab approves establishment of 5 more Mother and Child Hospitals

February 25, 2021 |

Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Ahmed Khan Buzdar has approved establishment of five more Mother and Child Hospitals in the province. Speaking at a meeting in Lahore on Thursday, he said that these hospitals will be set up in Attock, Layyah, Rajanpur, Bahawalnagar and Sialkot.   Source: Radio Pakistan

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Constitution of Pakistan guarantees equal rights to minorities: Qadri

February 25, 2021 |

Minister for Religious Affairs, Pir Noorul Haq Qadri has said that constitution of Pakistan guarantees religious freedom, respect and equal rights to minorities. Addressing the Interfaith Harmony Conference in Quetta on Thursday, the Minister said the government is committed to protect the rights of minorities. He said on the other hand, in India, Muslims, Christians […]

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FATF appreciates Pakistan for significant progress on action plan

February 25, 2021 |

Financial Action Task Force has appreciated Pakistan for significant progress made on the entire action plan. According to statement issued by the FATF, Plenary virtual meetings from Monday till Thursday discussed a range of topics relating to Pakistan’s progress. Pakistan’s delegation in the FATF Plenary was led by Chairman FATF Coordination Committee Muhammad Hammad Azhar. […]

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Govt to releases Rs5,500 mln under DLTL Schemes: Abdul Razak Dawood

February 25, 2021 |

Adviser to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood has said the government will release Rs. 5,500 million under Drawback on Local Taxes and Levies schemes (DLTL). In a tweet the advisor said the released drawback includes Rs.1,738 million for non-textiles sector and Rs. 3,762 million for textiles sector.   Source: Radio […]

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