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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

 

CM Mahmood inaugurates 58-bed hospital in Peshawar for coronavirus patients

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday inaugurated a 58-bed hospital in Peshawar for Covid-19 patients. Addressing a ceremony, the chief minister Mahmood Khan said that the government will establish another hospital with a capacity of 210 beds in PIC with the help of the National Disaster Management Authority. The hospital will be made operational by the end of this month, he said, and urged the people to observe the standard operating procedures set by the government. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated 250-bed infectiousRead More


PTCL launches Customer Support Services in Sindhi Language

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Islamabad, July 9, 2020: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced the launch of Customer Support Services in Sindhi Language from its helpline 1218. The company had initially planned to offer the Sindhi language service earlier; however, the launch was delayed due to COVID-19. PTCL’s philosophy is based on equality and respect for all, while always striving for inclusion of all customers from different ethnicities, race, culture, religion and languages. Fariha Tahir Shah, PTCL spokesperson, expressed her views, “As a national company, our focus is to serve our customers across Pakistan and weRead More


Pak, Afghan private reps discuss job reaction

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Participants highlighted a desire to forge closer cross-border private sector partnerships and government ties to promote trade between the two countries A.M.BHATTI ISLAMABAD – Private sector representatives from Pakistan and Afghanistan met to boost prosperity and create jobs in both countries.  The participants in this U.S. government-facilitated event addressed a range of trade issues between the two countries that have held back growth of the cross-border economy. The “Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Trade – Private Sector Perspectives, Strategy and Recommendations” conference was a first-of-its-kind, cross-border dialogue.  At an event organized by the United States AgencyRead More


BRI moot calls for joint strategy to address COVID-19 challenges

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ISLAMABAD, July 9 : Representatives of eight countries while participating in first-ever Non-Governmental Online Conference on Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) pledged that they will work closely to address the common challenges of COVID-19, says a report published by Gwadar Pro on Thursday. According to the report, they agreed that the coronavirus crisis had underlined the need for global interdependence to forge closer cooperation to tackle the soci-economic challenges. The conference, organized by Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) on Wednesday was participated by eight countries: Pakistan, China, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Myanmar,Read More


Follow SOPs, don’t throw caution to the winds on Eidul Azha, PM urges masses

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to the masses to celebrate upcoming Eidul Azha with simplicity and not to grow careless and brush aside the government-defined health guidelines to keep coronavirus at bay. Speaking to the media after inaugurating Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Center in the capital, the prime minister stressed that people should not throw caution to the wind this Eid as they did on Eidul Fitr, which, according to him, lead to a rapid increase in the number of cases, piling pressure on hospitals and healthcare workers.Read More


Citizens take K-Electric to court over prolonged power cuts, overbilling

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KARACHI: Perturbed by unannounced load-shedding and overbilling by K-Electric, a number of citizens have taken the port city’s sole power distributor to the Sindh High Court (SHC). A two-judge bench of the high court, headed by Justice Khadim Hussain Sheikh, will hear a petition filed against the power utility over prolonged power outages and excessive billing as the petitioners’ plea for urgent hearing of the case has been granted. The citizens submitted in their petition that unannounced load-shedding is ongoing in Karachi with the power distribution company subjecting various areasRead More