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100,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine arrive through COVAX

Saifullah ISLAMABAD: More than 100,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine have arrived in Pakistan through the COVAX facility, UNICEF Pakistan reported on Friday. The doses reached Islamabad this morning with the help of UNICEF, it said, in a statement on Facebook. UNICEF said that a consignment containing diluents as well as syringes is expected in the next two days. The Pfizer vaccine will be utilised across the country in the ongoing vaccination campaign, it said. Friday’s consignment marks the second shipment to have arrived through the COVAX facility. The first,Read More

Shahbaz rubbishes rift claims in PDM

“No one party has the right to bring or kick another party out. PDM is a forum and decisions are taken with consensus,” said Shahbaz Zubair Ahmad ISLAMABAD: Amid attempts to bring back PPP and ANP into the PDM’s fold, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Friday said that no party has the right to kick out another from the alliance. The PML-N president was addressing a press conference in Islamabad alongside PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman after the two met today ahead of tomorrow’sRead More

5th virtual khuli katchery with Pakistani community held in belgium

 Brussels, MAY 28 – /DNA/ – The Ambassador of Pakistan to the European Union, Belgium, and Luxembourg, Zaheer A. Janjua, held the 5th monthly Khuli Katchery in a virtual format with Pakistani diaspora in Belgium and Luxembourg. The event was organized in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, to maintain close engagement with the Pakistani diaspora and to provide seamless services. Ambassador Janjua underscored that Khuli Katchery sessions have provided a forum for direct engagement/interaction between the Embassy and the community and contributed to improved service delivery.Read More

4.8% GDP growth expected: Asad Umar

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said Friday Pakistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth was expected to hit 4.8% in the financial year 2021-2022. Highlighting the achievements of the government during a press conference in Islamabad, Umar said in the nine months of the current fiscal year,  IT exports showed growth of 46%. Umar said the country had “witnessed a strong growth” during the fiscal year, and it is expected that the remittances would shoot up from $21.7 billion to $29.1 billion till the yearRead More

Govt taking steps to give incentives to investors for promotion of industrialization: PM

NOWSHERA: Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is taking all out steps to incentivize investors for promotion of industrialization and exports in the country. He was addressing the ceremony of commercial launch of Rashakai prioritized Special Economic Zone near Nowshera on Friday. The Prime Minister said hurdles are being removed to facilitate the local and foreign investors to invest in Pakistan. He emphasized on establishing export-based industry in the country for wealth creation. He said the future of Pakistan lies in industrialization. Imran Khan said Rashakai Special Economic ZoneRead More

Malaysia PM orders ‘total lockdown’ amid COVID-19 surge

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday announced a nationwide “total lockdown” starting in June as coronavirus infections in the country surged to record levels. The COVID-19 spread in the Southeast Asian nation in recent weeks has been more severe, partly due to highly transmissible coronavirus variants. Hospitals are also strained. “With the latest rise in daily cases showing a drastically upward trend, hospital capacity across the country to treat COVID-19 patients are becoming limited,” Muhyiddin said in a statement. Malaysia reported 8,290 new coronavirus cases on Friday, its fourth straight day of record infections and bringing theRead More