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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


Pharma industry announces to slash prices of 395 essential medicines


KARACHI (DNA) – In order to provide due economic relief to masses, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers  Association (PPMA) on Wednesday announced to curtail prices of 395 essential medicines whose prices had been reduced by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) but not implemented by the pharmaceutical industry and also announced to slash prices of 464 medicines voluntarily by 10 to 15 percent. Addressing a press conference in Karachi on Wednesday, PMMA Chairman Zahid Saeed announced to reduce prices of 395 essential medicines from one percent to 471 percent as perRead More

British High Commissioner celebrates queen’s 93rd birthday


ISLAMABAD, APR 17 (DNA) – British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew CMG, organized a reception to celebrate the Queen’s 93rd birthday, at his residence, on Wednesday. This was the third of three Queen’s Birthday parties, following celebrations in Lahore and Karachi. The celebration of the Queen’s birthday was attended by senior government officials, politicians, military personnel, diplomats from other missions and civil society representatives. Speaking at the Queen’s Birthday Party reception the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew CMG, said:“Thank you all for joining us at our celebrations of theRead More

Digitalization to help improve transparency, good governance: PM


ISLAMABAD, APR 17 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on digitalization of the government processes and how the latest IT solutions such as blockchain could help ensuring efficiency, transparency, eliminating red-tapism and improving overall service delivery in line with the vision of the Government. A team of Pakistani  IT experts from UAE, invited by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, briefed the Prime Minister on way forward in digitalization of various government processes. The discussion encompassed transparency & efficiency in government processes using emerging technologiesRead More

PM Imran Khan launches Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – : Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme at a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday, the mega scheme will help generate many job opportunities and generate economic activity in the country In the first phase, 135,000 residential units will be constructed. 25,000 apartments will be constructed for government employees in the federal capital.

Nicolae Goia discusses export of manpower to Romania with Zulfi Bukhari


ISLAMABAD, APR 17 (DNA) – Nicolae Goia, Ambassador of Romania to Pakistan, called on Zulfikar Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, to discuss issues of mutual interests. Both the dignitaries discussed the export of manpower to Romania and agreed upon deriving out a mechanism for safe and secure migration of Pakistani workers to Romania. Romanian Ambassador apprised SAPM of the recent developments that have taken place in Romania and the scenario that is going to shape up post-Brexit. The Ambassador said that RomaniaRead More

England name squad for series against Pakistan, Cricket World Cup 2019


LONDON, APR 17 (DNA) –  England National Cricket Selectors have named a 15-man preliminary squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup starting at the end of May and an extended 17-man squad for the five-match Royal London ODI series against Pakistan, which precedes the World Cup. England 17-man squad versus Pakistan ODIs Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), JasonRead More