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SDPI reports Rs567B loss as cigarette makers influence policymakers


DNA Islamabad – Cigarette consumption is increasing in developing countries and Pakistan is no exception and has witnessed an upsurge in recent years and instead of generating additional revenue from the cigarette industry, the country has incurred billions in losses, both in terms of revenue and increased health costs.Pakistan is one of the top tobacco- consuming countries standing at the 7th position globally and 1st in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in terms of the number of tobacco product users.According to an estimate the country produces more than 60Read More

CDA’s decision to build Pakistan’s largest IT park


DNA ISLAMABAD: On the direction of the Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) from the related departments including Member Technology and Digitalization, where all the office affairs of CDA are to be digitized rapidly there, several steps are being taken to provide best IT facilities to the citizens. According to the details, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) board has approved the construction of an IT park on an area of 3.3 acres in Sector G-10 of Islamabad, for which a plot has also been allocated. Further, Islamabad IT Park will beRead More

‘Politics aside, state belongs to all’: PTI, PML-N break ice as KP CM Gandapur calls on PM Shehbaz

Ali Amin Gandapur

In a major political development, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur met Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and hailed his first engagement with the chief executive belonging to rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as “positive”. He stated this while addressing a press conference flanked by Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal and other PML-N leaders following a meeting with the premier. CM Gandapur, who belongs to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), said he stressed the need to hold political dialogue with party incarcerated founder Imran Khan who has been behind bars since August last yearRead More

China says military delegation visited Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal

China says military delegation visited Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal

Beijing: A Chinese military delegation recently visited the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal to discuss further cooperation in defence issues, Beijing said on Wednesday. Beijing is seeking to build closer ties in South Asia in a push to counter its strategic rival India for influence. Last week, the Maldives said it had signed a “military assistance” deal with China after ordering Indian troops deployed in the small but strategically-placed archipelago to leave. Beijing confirmed on Wednesday that a delegation had visited the country and met with pro-China President Mohamed MuizzuRead More

Govt to make all policies with consultation of the business community: Jam Kamal Khan

Govt to make all policies with consultation of the business community: Jam Kamal Khan

ISLAMABAD, MAR 13 /DNA/ – Federal Minister of Commerce Jam Kamal Khan has said that the government is business friendly, will make all the policies with the consultation of the business community and will take all the chambers of the country along with it. The solution of the economic crisis is the first priority. We want the support of the business community for the stability of the business, We will provide facilities to the business community for ease of doing business. The mission of fully facilitating investment and local andRead More

Bahrain National Guard Commander meets CJCSC Sahir Shamshad

Bahrain National Guard Commander meets CJCSC Sahir Shamshad

RAWALPINDI, MAR 13 /DNA/ – General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Commander Bahrain National Guard, called on General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. Matters of bilateral professional interest and further strengthening of security and defence cooperation between the two countries were discussed during the meeting. Both sides reiterated the resolve to further strengthen security and defence cooperation between the two brotherly countries. Earlier, upon arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters, a smartly turned-out tri-services contingent presented ‘Guard of Honour’Read More