Daily Archives: August 22, 2020

ECC ratifies proposal to reduce, remove tax incidence at import stage of sugar: Azhar

Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar says ECC has ratified the proposal to reduce and remove the incidence of taxes at import stage of sugar. In a tweet, he said this will facilitate the private sector imports, improve domestic

Medium to high flood in Chenab at Marala expected

Flood Forecasting Division Lahore has said under the influence of prevailing weather system, medium to high flood in River Chenab at Marala is expected due to likely flood water releases from Salal Dam by India in next 24 hours. Similarly,

PTDC to launch national tourism strategy 2020-30

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation will soon launch a ten-year road-map to invigorate tourism industry. A senior official of PTDC told APP that Prime Minister Imran Khan has okayed National tourism strategy 2020-2030 in a recent meeting to harness the sector’s

Govt prioritizes low inflation, relief to people: Buzdar

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Ahmad Khan Buzdar says that the government attaches top priority to decrease in inflation and provision of relief to the people. In a statement today, he said, Punjab is changing in a positive way and

Security forces foil terror bid in South Waziristan

Security forces foiled a bid of terrorism and recovered two suicide jackets in South Waziristan District today. Later, suicide jackets were defused by the bomb disposal squad.   Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan’s Covid-19 recoveries reach 275,317

The number of patients recovered from Covid-19 in Pakistan has reached 275,317 making it a significant count. According to the latest statistics, there are now only 10,626 active cases in the country. During the last twenty-four hours, 586 new cases

KPK govt will set up industrial units in jails

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to establish industrial units in the jails of Peshawar, Haripur and Mardan. Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Jails Taj Muhammad Khan Tarind said during a visit of Chitral Jail today that inmates in these

Plantation campaign kicks off in desert areas of Punjab

Cholistan Development Authority has launched a big plantation campaign in desert areas of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan in an effort to minimize effects of climate change. The Authority has also initiated work on soil testing and area ide...

Rescue teams working in rain-affected areas in Karachi

Pakistan Army’s rescue teams are working along with the civil administration in the areas affected by the monsoon rains in Karachi. The process of water drainage is underway in the low-lying areas of the city.   Source: Radio Pakistan

Punjab CM directs to ensure implementation of COVID19 SOPs during Muharram

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the authorities concerned to ensure strict implementation of SOPs of coronavirus at Majalis and processions during Muharram-ul-Haram. Chairing a special meeting of the Apex Committee in Lahore today (Saturday), he directed law enforcement