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    Punjab Peri-Urban Low-Cost Housing Scheme aims to facilitate salaried, working class, says PM

    (Karachi) Addressing a ceremony after performing the ground-breaking of a housing project in Lahore under Punjab Peri-Urban Low-Cost Housing Scheme on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government has introduced the housing scheme so that salaried people and those belonging to the working class are able to afford houses for themselves. He added that a society cannot progress until it works for the welfare and uplift of poor and underprivileged segments. He stated that the passing of the foreclosure law had made it possible for banks to provide loans to the people. He said the government had introduced the […] More

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    PM Imran Khan promises ‘revolution’ in Pakistan’s agriculture sector

    Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at an event in Lahore. Photo: Geo News screengrab Pakistan has not given importance to its agriculture sector for the past 50 years, says PM Imran Khan. PM says he is leading the mission to revamp Pakistan’s agriculture sector himself. PM says government’s entire focus is on agriculture sector now. LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday promised to bring about a “revolution” in Pakistan’s agriculture sector.  The prime minister, speaking at an event in Lahore, spoke about the various sectors of Pakistan, including agriculture and tourism, that had been ignored by previous governments.  “First […] More

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    What will remain open during Eid ul Fitr holidays?

    A large number of people shopping at Sheera Bazaar in Lahore on May 3, 2021. — APP/File Government announces curbs to control the coronavirus situation. NCOC forms committees to enforce COVID-19 SOPs. The curbs will remain in place from May 8-16. Like every year ahead of Eid ul Fitr in Pakistan, citizens are flocking to shopping centres and bazaars to get ready for the holy festival that marks the end of Ramadan. Due to the alarming coronavirus situation, however, the federal government has announced a 9-day long campaign “STAY HOME-STAY SAFE — Eid-ul-Fitr-2021 from 8-16 May 2021”. The main objective […] More

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    FPCCI lauds PM development package for GB, terms it an new era of prosperity

    ISLAMABAD, May 04 (APP): Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Tuesday lauded the vision and endeavor of Prime Minister for the development of Gilgit Baltistan. In a press statement, Chairman FPCCI Qurban Ali, appreciated the announcement of the development package of Rs370 billion aiming to promote tourism through development of infrastructure and networking. Expressing his gratitude, Ali said that the development package of Rs 370 billion will begin new era of economic development and social prosperity in Gilgit-Baltistan. This area of Pakistan has been blessed with abundant resources and natural beauty, he said adding that the […] More

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    Covid-19 claims 161 more lives in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The national tally of total active COVID-19 cases reached 86,151 on Tuesday with 3,377 more people testing positive for the deadly virus and 5,018 recoveries. One hundred and sixty-one corona patients died during past 24 hours, 140 of whom were under treatment in hospitals and 21 out of the hospitals in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). During the past 24 hours, most of the deaths occurred in the Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Out of the total 161 deaths, 70 were on ventilators. The maximum […] More

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    Today’s outlook: 120,000 Cansino vaccines reach Pakistan, Covid-19 deaths rise | SAMAA

    HOME > News Notes from the newsroom SAMAA | Web desk – Posted: May 5, 2021 | Last Updated: 6 hours ago Posted: May 5, 2021 | Last Updated: 6 hours ago Listen to the story Here are some of the stories we will be following today (Wednesday): The by-election for Khushab’s PS-84 is underway. The seat fell vacant after the death of PML-N MPA Malik Muhammad Waris Kallu. A consignment of 120,000 Cansino vaccines from China has reached Pakistan. In the last 24 hours, 161 people across Pakistan died from the deadly coronavirus, while 3,377 new cases were reported. […] More

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    NCOC teams to enforce Covid restrictions during Eid holidays | The Express Tribune

    ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) – Pakistan’s nerve centre to control the Covid-19 pandemic – has decided to form monitoring teams to ensure implementation of restrictions during nine-day lockdown starting from May 8 till 16, which also include Eid holidays. The decision was taken in a meeting on Tuesday, which was chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar with National Coordinator NCOC Lt Gen Hamooduz Zaman Khan. Prime Minister Special Assistant on Health Dr Faisal Sultan also attended the meeting. The NCOC earlier this month announced a new set of restrictions, including a blanket ban […] More

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    Italy, G20 Look To Return Of Tourism – UrduPoint

    Italy is ready to welcome back travellers, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Tuesday after hosting a G20 meeting that put tourism at the heart of the global post-pandemic recovery Rome, May 4 (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 4th May, 2021 ) :Italy is ready to welcome back travellers, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Tuesday after hosting a G20 meeting that put tourism at the heart of the global post-pandemic recovery. “It’s time for you to book your holidays in Italy!” Draghi told reporters, promising to provide “clear and simple rules” to ensure visitors could travel around safely. […] More

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    ‘RDA to convert to digital banking’

    KARACHI: Roshan digital accounts will ultimately be converted into digital banking, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari said on Monday. He was in a discussion with Azfar Ahsan, founder of Corporate Pakistan Group (CPG) and Nutshell Group, in an online live session from CPG dialogue platform titled “The Way Forward for Pakistan”. Discussing the problem of Hundi, he said the government is trying to attract overseas Pakistanis away from the use of Hundi and Hawala but to do that we have to match the ease of transfer and are working on it. “With Roshan […] More

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    RDAs to be converted to digital banking | The Express Tribune

    KARACHI: The Roshan Digital Accounts will ultimately be converted to digital banking, said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari. In a meeting with Corporate Pakistan Group (CPG) Founder Azfar Ahsan on Monday, he discussed the problem of hundi and said that government was trying to discourage overseas Pakistanis from using illegal means to transfer money to Pakistan. “To achieve that, we have to match the ease of transfer and we are working on it,” he said. “With Roshan Digital Accounts, we are making efforts to introduce different incentives to curb indirect means of […] More

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