The coronavirus is not only a threat to the human lives but also to the economies of the affected countries. It is indeed a very alarming situation, which unfortunately is a sequel to people not abiding by the SOPs. Our friend and iron brother China has already donated 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines and yesterday 1.5 million more doses were delivered to Pakistan. The best defence against contracting the virus is to abide by the SOPs and also to have yourself vaccinated without any fear. The coronavirus is not only a threat to the human lives but also to the economies of the affected countries.
April 27, 2021 18:22 UTC
KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has welcomed the recent judgement on Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s review petition, alleging that the federal government’s attempt to “blackmail, intimidate and harass an honourable judge of the Supreme Court (SC) has failed”. “It was an assault on the entire judiciary,” Bilawal said in a statement issued on Tuesday. He also demanded accountability for those in the PTI government “who were part of this conspiracy”. “The entire episode is a scathing indictment of this government, its bullying tactics, and its disregard for rule of law,” he maintained. The PPP, Bilawal said, has always been an unwavering advocate of a strong, independent judiciary even when historically the party has been a victim of judicial murder and unfair treatment for three generations.
April 27, 2021 18:00 UTC
For this reason within the first eCommerce awards, we created the Founder’s Choice Awards, where the founders of eCommerce startups could vote for their best service providers in the industry. Article continues after this advertisementFinally, we wanted to understand from actual consumers what their thoughts and views were on the eCommerce industry. Public Choice Awards Where the general public voted for their favorite eCommerce store. Founder Choice Awards This is where each Founder/CEO/Business Manager of a nominated eCommerce company voted for various service providers they used. ConclusionWe believe the eCommerce Awards are an improvement first step to grow the industry and understand where our current limitations also lie.
April 27, 2021 17:23 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday told a group of ruling party lawmakers raising voice for party stalwart Jahangir Tareen that justice would be served with the Tareen family but the investigation would continue. However, the sources said that the prime minister rejected the request and said that justice would be served to the Tareen family. Tareen group presented a charge sheet against Shehzad Akbar to the PM. According to the copy of the charge sheet of Tareen group, it has been alleged by the Tareen group that Akbar is using FIA against Tareen and all the mills of the group were not included in the investigation; further stating that all the mills of Omni Group and Sharif family were also not included in the investigation. Tareen group claimed that all demands were accepted by Prime Minister Imran.
April 27, 2021 16:43 UTC
According to the Ministry of Interior, fresh restrictions also include closure of all tourist resorts, hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, parks, beaches, and other public places from May 8 to 16. There will be a complete ban on inter-provincial and inter-city transport during the Eid holidays, except for the residents of Gilgit-Baltistan, who will be allowed to travel to their hometowns. The country on Tuesday recorded another 4,487 new cases and 142 deaths, raising the total caseload and death toll to 804,939 and 17,329 respectively. Dr Faisal Sultan, adviser to the prime minister on health, told reporters that the government is continuously monitoring the oxygen situation in the country and trying to improve it. The country of 210 million people has so far vaccinated around two million people.
April 27, 2021 15:33 UTC
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday, while warning the state premier about possible rigging in the upcoming polls, said that her party would fight any attempts in this direction. Raja Farooq Haider, the prime minister of the autonomous state, said that any rigging in the upcoming polls would benefit India. “[Rigging in the elections] would benefit India and it will be a move to deceive the people the Azad Kashmir,” he said. AJK is scheduled to see general elections in summer, with the exact date yet to be announced. She lashed out at the government for failing to curb the coronavirus pandemic and protecting public’s health.
April 27, 2021 14:37 UTC
The minister said that Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal and Minister for Planning Asad Umar briefed the cabinet about the latest coronavirus situation in the country. The government, Fawad said, was also considering import of oxygen from China and Iran if the need arose. The minister said that Prime Minister Imran had directed to ensure supply of essential items during the pandemic. So far there had been no meeting between the prime minister and Tareen, he added. Fawad said that Faraz himself might not have knowledge about it as such and based his opinion on the briefings given so far perhaps.
April 27, 2021 14:00 UTC
Gains for women and girls in access to education and public life are repeatedly touted as one of the major successes. She said there was too much uncertainty about the plans for Afghanistan after September 11 to know whether women’s rights would be protected. Shaheen, who is also on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said women’s rights had been discussed at every briefing she had been to. HARSH RESTRICTIONS:Under the Taliban, women were barred from education or work, required to fully cover their bodies and faces and could not leave home without a male relative. Former Republican President George W. Bush, who sent the US troops into Afghanistan in 2001, has also said he is worried.
April 27, 2021 12:58 UTC
KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh requesting him to suspend routine court work in light of the current coronavirus situation. “The current situation demands reiteration of earlier administrative measures taken and implemented by your honour last year,” Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab said in the letter. #SindhGovt in pursuance of decisions made by Provincial Task Force & in order to control rise of #COVID19 cases has requested Chief Justice of Sindh High Court to only take up urgent court matters so that the Hon’ble Judges, learned lawyers, court staff & litigants are protected pic.twitter.com/LdQtRlHiXJ — Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) April 27, 2021“I would, therefore, request and urge if the routine court work is suspended and only matters of urgent nature are fixed for hearing so that the Honorable Judges, learned lawyers, court staff as well as litigants are protected from this pandemic.”He also listed the recent steps taken by the provincial government to curb the spread of the disease in the country.
April 27, 2021 12:11 UTC
The President of Pakistan Arif Alvi and the first lady Samina Alvi recently sat down for a candid interview on a local news channel. President Alvi also discussed his humble journey from a dentist to being the 13th Head of State of Pakistan. Talking about his childhood, President Alvi revealed his elders had always branded him as the 'mischievous one. As far as children are concerned, the couple revealed that they were groomed by Samina while the president looked after their studies. "It was from grade 9 to grade 12 that I taught them," President Alvi shared, "Samina was the one who groomed them otherwise."
April 27, 2021 10:07 UTC
The Argentine took Spurs to the Champions League final two years ago, knocking Guardiola's City out in the quarter-finals. "For me, he is the best," Pochettino, who replaced Thomas Tuchel as PSG boss midway through the season, told British media. "Not only the best manager. Pochettino said his side's loss to Bayern Munich in last season's Champions League final would give them added motivation this time around. Now, we have to beat Manchester City and it is going to be really, really tough."
April 27, 2021 09:22 UTC
Article continues after this advertisementUnder the current financial powers, the CDWP can itself approve projects costing no more than Rs10bn while projects of higher estimated costs are approved by ECNEC once the CDWP clears them on technical grounds. The chief executive officer (CEO) of the P3A Ahmad Khan was directed to also present a Viability Gap Funding (VGF) financing. In case of taking the full obligations on the budget, the VGF requirement would have reduced to Rs75.9 billion. The project was initially expected to be completed at a cost of Rs165 billion, which has now increased to Rs191.5 billion. On Monday, the P3A presented the financial model approved by its board before the CDWP.
April 27, 2021 07:52 UTC
LAHORE: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) on Tuesday arrested Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MP Mian Javed Latif after a sessions court rejected his bail request in a case pertaining to inciting people against state institutions. The defense, Farhad Ali Shah, said the MP was arrested “before the verdict is announced” which “is a violation of the law”. A first information report (FIR) was registered against Latif in March for defaming state institutions and delivering hateful remarks about them. The complainant had claimed that the politician, by making the statements, “threatened” the country’s security, government, and state institutions. The lawmaker, he further said, sowed “seeds of hate” between the PPP and PML-N workers.
April 27, 2021 05:59 UTC
This mega-regional partnership is expected to bring East Asia together in terms of trade and economic cooperation like never before. But as East Asia will reap the benefits of this deep trade integration, what will be its implications for Pakistan? With RCEP countries becoming more competitive, Pakistan’s relative market access to these countries, especially China, could suffer, leading to loss of exports to regional competitors. Considering that almost one-sixth of our exports are destined for RCEP countries, such erosion could be significant. Furthermore, RCEP will be open for accession by any country and will therefore provide an opportunity to Pakistan to join, especially with China’s support.
April 27, 2021 04:52 UTC
In the past six months, auto financing soared from Rs211 billion to Rs262 billion, a jump of Rs51 billion. Speaking to The Express Tribune, he urged the federal government and policymakers to ensure that no further concessions or extensions were offered in the AIDP 2021-26 for the new entrants or existing players of the auto industry. He said that owing to the incentives offered to the new entrants, the stagnation in Pakistan’s auto industry had ended and large-scale investment in car manufacturing created countless employment opportunities while consumers had a wider choice of vehicles now. “The players who have got concessions under the new entrant policy must act to increase production of vehicles and localisation of parts,” he stressed. He said that in order to drive car prices downward and stimulate the auto industry, the reduction in customs duty was a must.
April 27, 2021 03:33 UTC