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ILO appreciates Pakistan efforts for eliminating, forced, child and bonded labor

ILO appreciates Pakistan's efforts for eliminating

ISLAMABAD, JUN 4 /DNA/ – The Government of Pakistan is very welcoming and always open to discussions with the International Labour Organization. The country relies heavily export of textiles and no country would buy from Pakistan if there is forced labor, child labor, bonded labor, etc. in the supply chain, said Geir T. Tonstol, Country Director of ILO while having a formal interaction with the journalists here in Islamabad on Tuesday. Pakistan is one of the very few countries that benefits from the GSP+ preferential trade agreement with the EU.Read More

Eid ul Adha in Pakistan: Zil Hajj moon likely to be sighted on June 7

Eid ul Adha in Pakistan: Zil Hajj moon likely to be sighted on June 7

KARACHI, JUN 4: With Pakistanis getting ready for Eid ul Adha by buying sacrificial animals, an official said on Tuesday that the Zil Hajj moon would be born on June 6. Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz told that the new moon, which will mark the beginning of the new Islamic month, would be born at exactly 5:38pm. “There are strong chances of the moon being sighted on June 7 as by then, it will be of more than 26 hours,” he added. The Islamic lunar calendar ends with Zil Hajj, theRead More

Health advocates applaud SIFC, IMF for boosting Pakistan’s economy through tobacco tax hike

Health advocates applaud SIFC

ISLAMABAD, JUN 4 /DNA/ – Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), appreciated Special Investment Facilitation Council’s (SIFC) previous work on investing in better economic decisions. Tobacco tops the list when it comes to increasing taxes on non-essential items for boosting economy. Health activists are hopeful that SIFU will advocate for an increase in cigarettes taxes by 26% in upcoming budget of year 2024-25. This will be a Win -Win situation for both the economy and public health as it will generate  PKR 17 Billion inRead More

PFL will play key role for football development in Pakistan, Farhan Junejo

PFL will play key role for football development in Pakistan

AFZAL JAVED ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Football League (PFL) UK Chairman Farhan Ahmed Junejo has said that PFL will play a key role in the development of football in the country, the visit of a large number of foreign footballers and officials will be an important milestone for the development of Pakistan football. He expressed these views while talking to the media on the occasion of an event held in Islamabad in the honour of foreign football diginities. Former Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi, Senator Abdul Qadir, Senior journalistRead More

SIF hosts World Environment Day event focused on land restoration and sustainable practices

SIF hosts World Environment Day event focused on land restoration and sustainable practices

ISLAMABAD, JUN 4 /DNA/ – Secours Islamique France Pakistan Mission (SIF) Celebrated World Environment Day with French Ambassador along with SIF orphan children and their families. French Ambassador said, ‘as an individual we all have to protect the environment and we have to make the wise choices to conserve our planet and we have only one planet, there is no planet B’ Islamabad, 4 June 2024 – Secours Islamique France Pakistan Mission (SIF) hosted a vibrant World Environment Day celebration, themed as “land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience,” on 4Read More

Judges versus Judges: The SIC Reserve Seats Controversy

Qamar Bashir

By: Qamar Bashir The entire proceeding of the Supreme Court on the Sunni Ittehad Council’s petition seeking the allocation of reserved seats for women and minorities in the National and Provincial Assemblies seemed like a clash between the Chief Justice and the rest of the bench. The Chief Justice used the strength and power of his argument to assert that PTI’s failure to conduct intra-party elections was the root cause of their predicament. Consequently, all actions taken by the Election Commission and the subsequent Supreme Court decision to deprive PTIRead More