NAB hands over Rs382m land to govt of Balochistan

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Balochistan, has handed over the agriculture land worth Rs382 million to the Balochistan government after the front man of the suspect of corruption scam in the finance department, Sohail Majeed Shah, failed to deposit the remaining amount of the plea bargain approved by the …

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Tax notices also sent to hospitals all over the country

ISLAMABAD: The country’s top tax machinery has widened the scope of issuing tax notices to the owners of private medical centres, hospitals and doctors. The countrywide tax drive has been initiated to bring maximum professions and sectors into the tax net. The notices were issued to the heads of hospitals, …

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Scientists announce 3D heart-printing breakthrough

WASHINGTON: US scientists have successfully built functional heart parts out of collagen using a 3D bioprinter, a breakthrough they say could one day create entire organs. . Their technique, which was described in the journal Science on Thursday, replicates the body’s own complex biological scaffolds that provide the structure and biochemical …

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IMF representative visits Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry

LAHORE: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative Teresa Daban Sanchez on Thursday visited the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to discuss various issues related to economy, revenue collection, inflation, mark-up, trade deficit, agriculture and other sectors. “Actually Pakistan is in a challenging economic state-of-affairs and it would have …

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Polythene bags will be banned in capital from Aug 14

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said polythene bags will completely be banned Islamabad from Aug 14. Ms Gul was addressing an event for the ‘Plastic Bags Se Azadi’ campaign at NHA headquarters. MNA Sumera Khan, Climate Change Senior Joint Secretary Hammad Shamimi, NHA Member (Admin) retired …

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Disaster management bodies to inspect Chitral’s 17 glaciers

PESHAWAR: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) have decided to carry out physical inspection of at least 17 potentially dangerous glaciers of Chitral district soon. Talking to reporters at the cabinet room of the Civil Secretariat, NDMA chairman Lieutenant General Mohammad Afzal said the …

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News TV blackouts in Pakistan draw fresh accusations of censorship

Opposition parties have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of intimidating broadcasters into a blackout on television coverage of his critics, after several TV channels were briefly taken off-air and opposition protests and news conferences passed unreported. The prime minister denies censoring the media and described such accusations as “a joke” …

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