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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020


Al-Ghazi Tractors reports profit of Rs4.65 per share


D G KHAN, JULY 29 (DNA) – Al-Ghazi Tractors (AGTL) reported a profit of Rs4.65 per share in the second quarter of calendar year 2020–for April, May and June–which was 62% better than the profits the company posted the previous quarter. However, the company’s profit reduced this year in the quarter by 32% as compared its profit last year, which was Rs6.84 per share. According to an Intermarket Securities report on Al-Ghazi Tractors’ financial results, the company’s profits have been in-line with their expectations, which they forecast at Rs4.44 perRead More

Govt to set up 24 more electric vehicle charging units: Omar Ayub


ISLAMABAD, JULY 29 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Power Division Omar Ayub Khan on Wednesday announced that the government will set up 24 more electric vehicle charging stations across the country in the future. He said this while addressing the launching ceremony of Pakistan’s first electric charging station here in Islamabad. “The launch of a first electric vehicle charging station in Islamabad is a welcoming initiative and an important step towards Clean and Green Pakistan”. “At least twenty-four new electric stations will be set up in future, which will helpRead More

Around 95% of stranded Pakistanis brought back home: Andleeb Abbas


ISLAMABAD, JULY 29 (DNA) – National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that around 95 percent of stranded Pakistanis have been brought back home in about two and half months in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Parliamentary Secretary on Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas during question hour said that about 250,000 stranded Pakistanis were repatriated from across the world. Majority of Pakistani Zaireen have also returned from Iran. She said that around 25 Zaireen are still living in Iran with their relatives and friends in Qom and Mashhad. She said holy shrines inRead More

IIUI extends last date for submission of applications


ISLAMABAD, JULY 29 (DNA) – International Islamic University Islamabad has extended the last date for submission of application forms for admission (Fall 2020 semester) till August 07 2020. The decision has been taken to facilitate more candidates who intend to apply for admission. IIU has offered admission to BS/MS/PhD programs in 09 faculties including Social Sciences, Basic and Applied Sciences, Management Sciences, International institute for Islamic Economics, Arabic, Usuluddin, Languages and Literature, Engineering and Technology and Shariah and Law. Applicants may apply online by visiting the IIU website or thisRead More

Punjab tailors, laundry shops exempt from smart lockdown restrictions


LAHORE, JULY 29 (DNA) – Tailors, dry cleaners and laundry shops in Punjab have been exempted from the smart lockdown imposed by the government earlier this week. According to a notification issued by the government, the shops will be allowed to remain open from 6am till midnight on Eidul Azha. Currency exchange companies and fertilizers companies have also been granted permission to remain open. “On Eid, people living abroad usually send money to their relatives,” said Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Secretary Muhammad Usman. Fertilizer companies, on the other hand,Read More

CM Murad releases Rs463 million funds for rain emergency measures


KARACHI, JULY 29 (DNA) – The Sindh government on Wednesday released Rs463 million funds to counter emergency situations after heavy rainfall lashed different parts of Karachi during the recent monsoon spells, media reported. The funds were released on the orders of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. According to details, Rs200 million funds had been released by the provincial government for the Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Project (SWEEP) on July 26. The spokesperson said the funds have been utilized for rain emergency purposes and cleaning of Karachi’s stormwaterRead More