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Islamabad wins first victory in National Women’s Basketball C’ship

AFZAL JAVED   ISLAMABAD, OCT 03: Islamabad Blues outclassed Lahore in the first leg of pool round of National Women’s Basketball Championship organized by Pakistan Basketball Federation here at Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on Monday. According to Federal Basketball Association General Secretary Ouj-E-Zahoor, as many as eight top teams including defending champion Pakistan Wapda, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Islamabad whites, Pakistan Army, Lahore, Islamabad Blues and Peshawar were divided into two pools. Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Col. (R ) Asif Zaman was graced as chief guest in the opening ceremony whileRead More

Launch of Revised UN Flash Appeal – Revised 2022 Pakistan Floods Response Plan (FRP)

ISLAMABAD, OCT 3 /DNA/ – On the basis of updated on-ground needs assessment of the floods situation in the country, an up-scaled flash appeal is being jointly launched by the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations (UN) on 4 October 2022 in Geneva. The revised 2022 Pakistan Floods Response Plan would be shared at the event.  Ministerial level participation from the Government of Pakistan will include Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman, attending the event in person in Geneva, and Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives ProfessorRead More

Indian speedster Bumrah ruled out of T20 World Cup

NEW DELHI – India s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was on Monday ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia starting later this month with a back injury, the country s cricket board said. “The BCCI Medical team has ruled out Team India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah from the ICC Men s T20 World Cup squad. The decision was taken following a detailed assessment and in consultation with the specialists,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India said. “The BCCI will be naming a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah in the squadRead More

Officials left red-faced as PM Shehbaz refuses to launch flood relief dashboard

ISLAMABAD, OCT 3: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday issued a rebuke and expressed visible frustration after finding inadequacies in a dashboard built to monitor flood relief assistance, pointing out that it lacked real-time updates and was not of international standards. The prime minister refused to inaugurate the event and remained seated as he outlined his primary objection with the dashboard, saying that it was not being updated in real time. “If real-time information doesn’t arrive in this then it’s of no use. Then we are wasting each other’s time.Read More

Officers of Ministry of I&B, allied entities awarded certificates

Islamabad, OCT 3 /DNA/ – Twenty-five officers of different batches, from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and its allied entities, here today received certificates upon successfully completing weeklong capacity building courses held over the past one month. Officers nominated by PEMRA, PBC, PTV, Audit Bureau of Circulation, APPC and PID attended the training sessions. The Capacity Building Courses were held in tandem with the 5th Domain Specific Training course for 34th MCMC. Mr. Irfan Ashraf Qazi was awarded the special shield and certificate on completing the month-long Domain SpecificRead More

FTO distributes cheques of excess sales tax refunds to taxpayers

Islamabad, OCT 3 /DNA/ – Asif Mahmood Jah, Federal Tax Ombudsman said that the business community was the backbone of the economy and his institution was working as an advocate of taxpayers to provide them speedy, fair and cost free redressal of tax grievances. He said that the mission of FTO was to deliver justice to the taxpayers at their doorsteps. He said this while addressing at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) a cheques distribution ceremony of excess sales tax refunds to the taxpayers in Suzuki Car casesRead More