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Rise in cigarette prices, 18% Pakistanis quit smoking: CRD Survey

Rise in cigarette prices, 18% Pakistanis quit smoking: CRD Survey

ISLAMABAD, May 04 (DNA): Center for Research and Dialogue (CRD), a Pakistan-based think tank in its recent survey has revealed that following significant increase in cigarette prices, 18 percent of people in the country have quit smoking. Director CRD, Maryam Gul Tahir said that results of survey have demonstrated that tax hikes promise a win-win for both the public health and the government revenue. High tobacco taxation serves as a vital measure in combating tobacco consumption, as was advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the survey findings underscored. Historically,Read More


President Zardari approves appointments of Punjab, KP and Balochistan governors

President Zardari approves appointments of Punjab

ISLAMABAD, MAY 4: In a major development, President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday approved appointments of Sardar Saleem Haider, Faisal Karim Kundi and Jaffar Khan Mandokhail as governors of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, respectively. According to a statement issued from the President’s Office, the head of the state accorded his approval based on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s advice in accordance with Article 101 (1) of the Constitution. The development came a day after PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, following days of consideration, named two of the party loyalists — SardarRead More


Direct flights between Pakistan and Morocco need of the hour

Direct flights between Pakistan and Morocco need of the hour

Tourism is a very important sector in Morocco in which Pakistanis can invest: Mohammad Karamone Saifullah Ansar ISLAMABAD: President of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Atif Ikram Sheikh met with Moroccan Ambassador Muhammad Karamone at the Federation House. On this occasion Atif Ikram Sheikh said that direct flights and strong air links should be established between Pakistan and Morocco. Trade between Morocco is less than expected Joint ventures in new sectors will have to be created CPEC in Pakistan will be a major center of trade inRead More


An Ode to the women of 21st Century

An Ode to the women of 21st Century

By: Dr Hani Zarbaft Ali You are the giver of life, the creator of miracles, the magician. You were born with the heart of a thousand fearless, kind, loving mothers. You were born with the fire of a queen and conqueror, the blood of a warrior who bleeds and dies. You were born with the wisdom of a sage and a shaman, there’s no wound you can’t heal. You were born to tell your own story, so don’t kneel before them. You were born to passionately desire and name yourRead More


China under Xi Jin Ping’s Rule

China under Xi Jin Ping’s Rule

By: Gazala Anbreen In 2012 Xi Jin Ping became China’s president for the first time. In 2018 the China’s National People’s Congress scrapped the two term limit on its President. However, some people have been terming this as Xi’s attempt to become lifelong president. The reason they offer is that there must be robust young leadership who have the ability to handle the contemporary problems. One year ago he was given a historic third term in March, 2023. He is a man of loyalty having an unending patience. Although heRead More