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Fully vaccinated people now allowed to visit cinemas, shrines: NCOC

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday announced that fully vaccinated individuals can now visit cinemas and shrines. The decision was made during an NCOC meeting headed by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. During the meeting, the forum reviewed the coronavirus situation in Pakistan in proportion to the level of complete vaccination in...

No-confidence motion against Alyani to be presented on Oct 20, says Balochistan Assembly speaker

The Balochistan Assembly speaker and disgruntled members of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), who have been demanding Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani's resignation, said on Friday that a no-confidence motion against the embattled provincial chief executive would be presented in the assembly on October 20. The announcement comes a day after Alyani met Prime Minister Imran Khan and...

US to send another 2.4m doses of coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan

The US government will ship 2.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan on Thursday, bringing the total number of doses sent to the South Asian country to about 18.3 million, more than any other country, a White House official said. The latest shipments of the vaccine lots made by Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech, are due to...

Shaukat Tarin’s tenure as finance minister ends today

The government on Friday decided to appoint Shaukat Tarin as the Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, as his six-month tenure as the finance minister is expiring today. Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to give the approval regarding the change in Tarin's designation soon, sources added. The finance minister was supposed to get elected as a senator — a...

Rs1.39 increase in power tariff will be applicable from Nov 1: Hammad

The government has decided to increase the power tariff keeping in view the soaring circular debt of Pakistan, Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar said on Friday. Speaking during a press conference in Islamabad along with the State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, Azhar said that this increase in power tariff of Rs1.39 will be applicable from...

PM launches Kisan Portal to ‘improve life of small farmers’ in Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan says his vision to promote the agriculture sector is focused on improving the life of small farmers and resolving their grievances on priority. Addressing on Friday the launch of the Kisan Portal, at the Pakistan Citizens Portal, he assured farmers that the government will stand by them, as he believed that “serving the farming community...

OGRA recommends Rs 5.90 increase in petrol price

Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has recommended Rs 5.90 per litre increase in the price of petrol. The authority forwarded a summary to the Petroleum Division in which it suggested increasing the price of petrol by Rs5 per litre from October 16. It also recommended an increase of Rs10 per litre in the price of high-speed diesel. The final...

Corona Update: 1,086 coronavirus cases, 27 deaths in 24 hours

Pakistan has reported 27 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,262,771. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 28,228 on Friday. According to the latest figures issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 1,086 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Punjab...

FBR pondering about Withdrawal of Rs.345 Billions GST exemptions

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is pondering about various options to withdraw Rs334bn in General Sales Tax (GST) exemptions in phases. The withdrawal of exemptions on imports having an estimated cost of Rs178 billion and on local supplies that cost Rs156 billion are in order to strike a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). These are two...

Shahbaz Sharif congratulated students who did well in their intermediate examinations

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday congratulated students who did well in their intermediate examinations. "Heartiest congratulations to all the students who did well in their intermediate exams," he said. "I am particularly happy to know that over 80% of Daanish Schools students have scored A/A+ grades in these exams. My best wishes to...