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Imran Khan directs provinces to constitute finance commissions

– Shibli says Cabinet decides to streamline process to appoint institutions’ heads: Hajj Fund on Malaysian pattern to be set up: Decisions on K-Electric, gas prices to be taken in next meeting ISLAMABAD, July 14: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all provinces to constitute Provincial Finance Commissions to bring …

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State Bank penalises 15 banks for violating the protocols

KARACHI, July 12: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Sunday penalised 15 banks for violating the protocols it has set for banks under the customer due diligence (CDD), know your customers (KYC) and foreign exchange policies. The central bank slapped penalties worth Rs1.68 billion on 15 commercial banks due to …

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SC dissatisfied over Pakistan Railways’ operations

-There seems to be nothing insight by which the operations of the Pakistan Railways could be improved, says CJP ISLAMABAD, July 9: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the working of Pakistan Railways saying that “it is not being operated the way it should be”. Hearing a …

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Imran Khan directs Governor Sindh to resolve Karachi’s electricity woes

ISLAMABAD, July 9: Prime Minister Imran Khan, taking notice of widespread load shedding in Karachi, has directed Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and other officials to swiftly resolve issues of K-Electric. According to details, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Federal Minister Asad Umar and ShehzadQasim had a special meeting with the Prime …

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UN officials seek probe into torture, custodial deaths of Muslims in Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR, July 9: Four UN special rapporteurs have asked the Indian government to investigate the alleged torture and custodial killings of several Muslim men since January 2019. A report was sent to the Indian government on May 4 over “the continued deterioration of human rights conditions” in occupied Kashmir, documenting …

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China hopes Pakistan to get rid of COVID-19 soon

ISLAMABAD, July 9: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Thursday said that he firmly believes that Pakistan would be able to get rid of COVID-19 pandemic soon, sources reported. He made these remarks on the inauguration of the Isolation Hospital and Infections Treatment Centre (IHITC) in Islamabad. I am …

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Govt to reopen educational institutions from September 15 only if health situation improves: ShafqatMahmood

ISLAMABAD, July 9: All education institutions, including universities, will reopen from September 15 if the health situation of the country improved, said Federal Minister for Education ShafqatMahmood on Thursday. The minister said that the government will review its decision in the first week of September by monitoring the situation in …

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Foreign Office dismisses rumours about Foreign Minister’s health

-Says Pakistan invites India to file review petition for Kulbhushan Jadhav ISLAMABAD, July 9: The Foreign Office on Thursday strongly condemned attempts to hack Wikipedia page of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and spread rumours about Continued on page 7 Continued from front page his health. Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui in …

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Kyrgyz President visits daytime inpatient center in capital city

Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov visited a daytime inpatient center in the city of Bishkek, which was opened to provide primary medical care to citizens, his press service reported. For today four similar centers are operating in the capital, five more are being opened. Citizens can apply for consultations and primary …

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Absolutely unacceptable neglect of this dangerous disease: Shavkat Mirziyoyev

The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, at the beginning of the video conference on 8 July, separately focused on the work being done in our country to combat coronavirus infection. The head of state noted in particular: – We are all witnesses today that the coronavirus pandemic, …

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