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Asadullah Larik, a proud worker of CPEC role model: Report

BEIJING, June 10 : Asadullah Larik is an interpreter for a coal-fired power station in the Thar Coalfield under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He is not only a fluent Chinese and English speaker, but also a model worker and a considerate helper. According to a China Economic Net’s report, Asadullah is proud to be part of a CPEC project. Driven by passion and a sense of mission, he aspired to do his best. When he encountered any unfamiliar technical term during interpretation, he would figure it out by consultingRead More


Govt’s foremost priority to make people economically self-reliant: PM

Islamabad : Prime Minister Imran Khan says besides financial assistance of the downtrodden segment, the government’s foremost priority is to make the people economically self-reliant. The prime minister expressed these views while presiding over a high level meeting of Kamyab Pakistan Programme in Islamabad. He said it is for the first time in Pakistan that a comprehensive strategy has been formulated to steer the economically weaker segments of the society out of poverty.                  The meeting was briefed about including the Kamyab Business, Kamyab Kissan and Kamyab Hunarmand programmes in theRead More


Saudi Arabia to provide a financing of over Rs37bn for Mohmand Hydropower Project

Islamabad : Saudi Arabia will provide a financing of over 37 billion rupees for Mohmand Hydropower Project. This was announced by Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Maliki who called on Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan in Islamabad. During the meeting, the Saudi Ambassador informed that Saudi Fund for Development has approved this financing at highly concessional terms with two percent interest rate and 25-years repayment period. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Economic Affairs said that Mohmand Hydropower Project will not only help unleashRead More


World leaders pledge for urgent action to end AIDS by 2030

World leaders have pledged to urgent and transformative action to end the gender inequalities, restrictive laws and multiple forms of discrimination perpetuating the global AIDS epidemic by 2030. In the UN General Assembly in New York, world leaders said the end of AIDS is within reach, but urgent action is needed. They pledged to end inequalities faced by people living with HIV and reinforce HIV responses through enhanced engagement with a broad range of stakeholders.


Countrywide load shedding increases as energy shortfall crosses 6,000MW

LAHORE: The electricity shortage has intensified across the country as the power shortfall has crossed the 6,000MW. The shortfall has intensified due to the suspension of hydro generation from Tarbela Dam owing to the presence of silt. The suspension of power generation from the Tarbela Dam has caused massive power outages, which also gripped Lahore and other parts of Punjab, said sources. The demand of Lahore Electric Power Supply Company (LESCO) has reached up to 5,000MW, while the supply is 4,000MW. The duration of the load shedding has also increasedRead More


COVID-19 claims 76 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD : The COVID-19 has claimed 76 more lives and infected 1,303 people over the past 24 hours. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data, 76 more people lost their lives. The overall death toll has surged to 21,453, while 1,118 new infections surfaced when 43,900 samples were tested during this period. The positivity rate in the country witnessed a minor surge and was recorded at 3.1% during the past 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 climbed to 937,434 after 1,303 people tested positiveRead More