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    Govt installs EVM at Parliament House to check accuracy

    The federal government has installed an electronic voting machine (EVM) at the Parliament House in a bid to observe its accuracy and efficiency for usage in the upcoming general elections. A display centre of the EVM has been set up at the Gate No 1 of the Parliament House and a technical...
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    Remittances hit all time high of $2.8 billion in April 2021

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday praised overseas Pakistanis for sending a record $2.8 billion in remittances in April. "I have always believed Overseas Pakistanis to be our greatest asset," the premier said in a Twitter post today. "In April, your remittances rose to an...
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    US role in Afghanistan minor, ball in Pakistan court now, Ghani says

    KABUL/ISLAMABAD: As the United States has started formally withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, beginning the end of what President Joe Biden called “the forever war”, President Ashraf Ghani emphasised the “need” for a decision on peace by the regional players and Europe to “get Pakistan on...
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    England players likely to skip rescheduled IPL for Pakistan tour: Giles

    LONDON: England’s centrally contracted players are likely to miss the remainder of the Covid-19-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) season if the T20 tournament clashes with the international schedule, managing director Ashley Giles said. The IPL was suspended indefinitely last week after several...
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    Pakistan submits compliance report to FATF

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has submitted its compliance report on implementation of the remaining three key out of total 27 action plans to the global money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to come out of its grey list, official sources said on Thursday. “We have submitted our...
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    PM Imran Khan to leave for Saudi Arabia on three-day visit today

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia today on the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. During the visit, the prime minister’s consultations with the Saudi leadership will cover all areas of bilateral cooperation...
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    Initial report on Firdous Ashiq Awan's flare-up finds Sialkot AC at fault

    A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has submitted a report regarding Chief Minister's Special Assistant Firdous Ashiq Awan's recent outburst with Assistant Commissioner (AC) Sonia Sadaf over "sub-standard food" at a Ramadan bazaar in Sialkot. A JIT was formed on the directives of the Punjab Chief...
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    Daraz supports PM Khan's Initiative of 'Koi Bhooka Nahin Soye Ga'

    April 23rd 2021, Karachi: As part of government’s Ehsaas Program, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched “Koi Bhooka Nahin Soyega” initiative to provide for the underprivileged and work towards making sure no one is left hungry in the country. Daraz takes part in this drive by providing its platform...
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    Punjab government decides to end stamp papers

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to end stamp papers which will shift the registration process of properties on white paper, ARY News reported on Thursday. A member of the Board of Revenue Babar Hayat Tarar said that the registration of properties will be completed on white paper by...
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    Peshawar's PIC now capable of carrying out open-heart surgery on children

    The Peshawar Institute of Cardiology (PIC) announced on Monday that it is now capable of conducting open-heart surgeries on children. A spokesperson for the hospital told Geo News that apart from open-heart surgeries for children, the hospital is also equipped to carry out heart and lungs...
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    Pakistan posts over $2 billion exports for 7th consecutive month in April

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has posted over Rs2 billion export mark for the seventh consecutive month in April as country’s exports stood at US$2.191 billion in April 2021, ARY NEWS reported quoting Adviser to Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Razak Dawood. Taking to Twitter to share the...
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    FBR surpasses revenue collection target by Rs34bn in April

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) surpassed its revenue collection target by Rs34 billion to Rs384bn in April, the second highest collection in the second half of current fiscal year (FY21), provisional data collected by the tax authorities on Friday showed. April has emerged as the...
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    Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission develops country's first ICU ventilator

    ISLAMABAD: Living up to the nation’s expectations amid the third coronavirus wave, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) announced it has indigenously developed its own intensive care unit (ICU) ventilator named “i-LIVE”. According to a news release, the ventilator has been developed by a...
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    Amritsar MP Ask Modi for 'Oxygen Corridor' From PAK During COVID Crisis

    Jalandhar: Alarmed over the ongoing shortage of medical oxygen in the wake of the deadly COVID-19 second wave in the country, Amritsar Member Parliament (MP) and Congress leader Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Monday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a special ‘oxygen corridor’ from...
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    Current account shows $959m surplus for first nine months

    KARACHI: The country posted a current account deficit of $47 million in March for the fourth month in a row, but the first nine months of FY21 remained in surplus territory, raising hopes the fiscal year would not end with an overall deficit. The data issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)...
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    PM praises overseas Pakistanis after record-breaking remittances in March

    PM praises overseas Pakistanis after record-breaking remittances in March Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday praised overseas Pakistanis with some warm words as remittances sent by them sent back home in March 2021 broke all records. Taking to Twitter, PM Khan shared data of remittances and...
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    SBP reserves at Highest level since July 2017 due to $2.5 billion Eurobond

    Pakistan gets $2.5bn against Eurobond issue ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has received the proceeds of the government’s $2.5 billion eurobond issuance in its account. In a Twitter statement, the central bank said: “SBP has received the proceeds of government’s US$2.5bn Euro...
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    Roshan Digital Accounts Achieve Another Milestone

    Roshan Digital Accounts Achieve Another Milestone The deposited amount in Roshan Digital Accounts (RDA) from overseas Pakistanis has crossed the $800 million mark since its launch seven months ago. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced this through its Twitter account, adding that in...
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    Pakistan’s exports grow to $2.3b in March – ‘highest’ in ten years

    Pakistan’s exports grow to $2.3b in March – ‘highest’ in ten years ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood took to Twitter Thursday to share data on Pakistan’s exports and imports during March 2021. “Ministry of Commerce is glad to share that...
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    Current Account Deficit Falls to $50 Million in February 2021

    The current account maintained an improving trend in February 2021 as the deficit narrowed down to $50 million from the previous levels of $210 million in January 2021 and $652 million in December 2020. The staggering reduction in the deficit was supported primarily by the sustainable high...