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Monday, May 18th, 2020

 

Dr Ishrat unveils govt’s economic revival plan in wake of COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 18 (DNA) – Adviser to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms & Austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain has said that the government has devised and implemented a well-crafted strategy in wake of COVID-19 enabling the most vulnerable segments of the society to absorb the economic shocks whereas the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are being given support in order to tackle a disruption in the economic activities. He was delivering a keynote speech at an online dialogue titled: ‘Managing Economy in the aftermath of COVID-19: A keynote session with Dr Ishrat Hussain,Read More


Indonesian Embassy facilitates repatriation of its stranded citizens in Pakistan

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  Out of the 182 Indonesian Citizens 136 came to Pakistan to attend the Tablighi Congregation at Raiwind. Others included 17 students at IIUI, 13 Madrasa students and 16 travelers. Ambassador Iwan Amri   ISLAMABAD (DNA) -The Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad successfully facilitated the repatriation of its citizens by a special flight of Pakistan International Airways (PIA) which was announced to repatriate Pakistani nationals from Indonesia. The news of the flight made possible by the Embassy efforts was cheered and admired by the Indonesian citizens majority of whom had beenRead More


RCCI urges Punjab Govt to resolve flour mills issues

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RAWALPINDI, MAY 18 (DNA) – The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has demanded of the Punjab Government that the issues of Flour Mills Association be resolved immediately. The strike will lead to severe shortage of flour. RCCI President Saboor Malik, in a statement said that in the event of a lockdown situation, the unavailability of flour will only aggravate the problem for the masses. The government must realize the gravity of the situation. He said that other sectors are also linked with flour. Shortage will lead to aRead More


40 inmates test positive in Karachi jail

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 18 (DNA) – At least 40 inmates have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus in Karachi Central Jail. Prisons Inspector-General Nusrat Mangan says all inmates and staff will be tested, adding that around 300 prisoners are being tested daily. The senior police official said the affected prisoners have been isolated and tests are also being conducted in other jails of Sindh. There are approximately 3,500 prisoners at the Karachi Central Jail.=DNA =============


15 trains to resume services from May 20

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LAHORE, MAY 18 (DNA) – Pakistan decided to partially restore train services and allowed 15 trains to resume services from May 20 onwards. Khyber Mail, Awam Express, Jaffar Express, Tezgam, Greenline, Pakistan Express, Mehar Express, Subak Raftaar, Islamabad Express, Pak Business Karakoram, Shah Hussain Express, Millat Express, Allama Iqbal Express and Sukkur Express have been given the permission to run, Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed said in a press conference on Monday. He said that the approval has been given by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Railways authorities will ensureRead More


ICCI urges Govt. to accept demands of Flour Millers

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ISLAMABAD, MAY 18  / DNA / =  Muhammad Ahmed Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has called upon the government to take immediate measures for accepting the demands of flour mills owners in order to avert any flour crisis in the country.   He said this while talking to a delegation of flour mills owners that called on him led by Sheikh Tariq Sadiq, Central Executive Member of Flour Mills Association.   The delegation apprised him of the issues being faced by the flour millers due toRead More