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US gives $1m for older refugees, their hosts in Balochistan, KP

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The United States has donated $1 million to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to address the health and protection needs of older Afghan refugees and host communities in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The donation from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population and Refugees and Migration …

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Poverty reduction initiative within days: Imran

LAHORE (Web Desk) Prime Minis­ter Imran Khan has hinted at launching the first-of-its-kind mega poverty alleviation venture within seven to 10 days to bring people out of abject poverty in the country. “The poverty alleviation package will be the most important component in the PTI government’s 100-day performance to be unveiled …

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80pc of Pakistan’s poor live in rural areas, says World Bank report

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Rural areas in Pakistan remain much poorer than urban areas and are far more disadvantaged in all respects of service delivery, and the present conditions show the decline in poverty has not reduced the urban-rural gap by much. According to a World Bank report titled ‘State of Water …

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Govt to officially celebrate month of Rabiul Awwal: Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The federal government announced on Saturday that it will officially celebrate the month of Rabiul Awwal. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced the government’s decision on Twitter. “The government will celebrate the month of Rabiul Awwal officially. The information ministry has chalked-out programs in this regard. Prime Minister Imran …

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PIA plane skids off runway during landing at Panjgur airport

QUETTA (Web Desk) A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Karachi veered off the runway during landing at Punjgur aiport on Saturday morning. The flight, PK-517, from Karachi skid off the runway as soon as it touched ground at Panjgur airport. One of the tyres of the aircraft burst. All passengers …

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TLP protests ‘cost Punjab millions of rupees loss’

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The Punjab government has said it has incurred losses worth millions of rupees during the three-day protests staged across the country in response to the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Asia Bibi case. A senior official of the Punjab government confirmed to The Express Tribune on Friday that …

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Senate seeks details of IMF conditions

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Lawmakers in the upper house of the parliament on Friday demanded of the government to come clean about its economic policies and inform the Senate about the steps being taken to address the issue of inflation. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Sherry Rehman while talking about the ‘precarious’ …

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FO confirms stranded pilgrims in Iraq arrive back home

Islamabad (Web Desk) Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said on Saturday that Pakistan’s consulate in Iraq has successfully managed to send all stranded Pakistani pilgrims back to the country, Radio Pakistan reported. In a tweet on Saturday, the foreign office spokesperson said, “an inquiry is being initiated against the …

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PM seeks performance report from ministers

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday sought a report on the performance of his federal ministries during the first 100 days of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. He also sought a report on austerity measures. During a party meeting, the PM inquired about progress on the various plans …

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Shehbaz arrested in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

Lahore (Web Desk) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday arrested Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif in another case pertaining to Ramzan Sugar Mills. Shehbaz has been in NAB custody in the Aashiana Housing Scheme case and has been on physical remand. His remand ended on Friday and …

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