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Hammad sees doubling of inflation rate

DNA ISLAMABAD, JUN 13: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Focal Person for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar warned that Pakistan would soon see a doubling of the inflation rate due to wrong policies of the imported government. He said that the imported government headed Pakistan on the opposition direction due to which nothing could be expected from the current ruling junta. Hammad stated that the government was making tall claims to bring to an end the load shedding; but controlling the power outages was beyond their capacity and understanding. Talking about the expensiveRead More

OGRA asks Punjab CS to take action against three illegal oil agencies

ISLAMABAD, JUN 13 (DNA) — The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Monday recommended to the Punjab Chief Secretary for taking action against the three illegal oil agencies, its team unearthed in different localities of the province. The authority’s Enforcement (North) team inspected petrol pumps in the southern region of the province to check accurate measurements of oil, quality and price besides ensuring safety standards at different outlets, OGRA spokesman Imran Ghaznavi said in a news release. He said the team visited around 40 petrol pumps of different OilRead More

Turkish ambassador calls on air chief

ISLAMABAD, JUN 13 /DNA/ – Turkish Ambassador Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force in his office today. During the meeting, both dignitaries discussed matters of professional and mutual interest.  While appreciating the professionalism of the Pakistan Air Force, Turkish Ambassador Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul acknowledged PAF’s rising indigenous capacity in the aviation industry. The Air Chief said that Pakistan and Turkiye have longstanding religious, cultural and historical bonds which were manifested through strong ties between the AirRead More

‘Clique of corrupts’ hell-bent to paralyze Pakistan economically: Farrukh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Secretary Information Farrukh Habib said that the ‘gang of corrupts’ was hell-bent to paralyze Pakistan economically and to make life of all and sundry a hell through flawed economic policies and wrong priorities.Reacting to Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb’s press conference, Farrukh Habib said that the imported government badly exposed during a short span of two months, as the gang of corrupts snatched all facilities from the people. He said that the imported government created a cost-of-living crisis in the country, as prices of daily usedRead More

Forest fires, climate change, public behavior

Mumtaz Ahmed Bhatti Forest fires occur all over the world. So far, millions of acres of forest have been burnt, hundreds of forest workers have been martyred and thousands have been injured. Nowhere in the world is it said that the fire was started by the forest department officials nor did any inquiry report prove that the forest fire was started by the forest employees. Whenever and wherever forest fires broke out in Punjab, Sindh, KP, Balochistan, AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan and without waiting for the inquiry report, some people issue statementsRead More

Govt of Pakistan, Nutrition Int’l launch new implementation research

ISLAMABAD, JUN 13 /DNA/ – The Government of Pakistan and Nutrition International today launched the Advancing Maternal Health through MMS Implementation Research in Pakistan (AMMI) project, funded by the Government of Canada through Nutrition International,that will help to inform the scale-up of multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) for pregnant women, improving health outcomes for women and their babies. Global evidence shows that, in low- and middle-income countries, MMS is more effective and cost-effective than iron and folic acid (IFA) supplementation in improving birth outcomes and equally prevents anaemia during pregnancy. InRead More