Govt to impose health tax on cigarettes in upcoming budget

ISLAMABAD: The government is all set to implement health levy on cigarettes from the upcoming fiscal year to discourage smoking, boost revenues and...

Fawad greets Punjab over record wheat production

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has congratulated the farmers and government of Punjab on the record production of 20...

Vaccination centres being increased in Punjab: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that the number of coronavirus vaccination centres is being increased in Lahore and other...

KP suspends recreational activities to curb virus spread

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Labor and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai Wednesday appealed to the people not to pay visits to tourist spots...

KP doctor dies of coronavirus

PESHAWAR: Yet another doctor lost his life to coronavirus in Peshawar on Wednesday as the number of medics who passed away of...

Sindh cabinet approves Senior Citizens Welfare Rules 2021

KARACHI: A meeting of the Sindh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, on Tuesday approved the Senior Citizens Welfare Rules...

Hamza says brother Salman handled finances of Ramzan Sugar Mills

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz has reportedly blamed his brother Salman Shehbaz for the suspicious transactions carried out by the...

Punjab govt suspends DCs, ACs over negligence in Rawalpindi Ring Road project

RAWALPINDI: On the recommendation of the inquiry committee probing the Rawalpindi Ring Road project, the Punjab government has removed two deputy commissioners (DCs)...

Punjab to vaccinate journalists against coronavirus

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Tuesday directed the authorities to make arrangements to inoculate journalists against coronavirus on a priority...

Pakistan Railways warns KP LG department of ending cooperation

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Railways (PR) has warned the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) local government department of ending all assistance and cooperation, if the latter...

Havelian plane crash report terms pilots’ licences ‘suspicious’

ISLAMABAD: A report on the 2016 Havelian plane crash has termed the licences of both pilots of the ill-fated aircraft “suspicious”, sources disclosed...

Over 16,000 frontline workers affected by Covid-19 across country

ISLAMABAD: Seven more health professionals at the forefront of Pakistan’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic have been afflicted with the virus over the...

NTDC installs shunt reactors on Dadu-Jamshoro transmission line

ISLAMABAD: A National Transmission Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) team installed 3x22 MVAR shunt reactors on 152 kilometers long 500 kV Dadu-Jamshoro transmission...

Sindh to open vaccination for citizens aged 18 and above after Eid

KARACHI: The Sindh government will open coronavirus vaccination for citizens aged 18 and above after Eid. This was announced by Sindh Health Minister...

CITY NOTES: Finding the right instruments

As we came closer and closer to Eid, the prospect of a prolonged holiday loomed ever larger. The government made the best...