Consortium of Excellence launched to open new avenues for science diplomacy ISLAMABAD: The OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wednesday launched “COMSTECH Consortium of Excellence (CCoE)” on Wednesday comprising of leading مزید پڑھیں

Medical waste may act as a vehicle in an AIDS-affected area KARACHI: Director General, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Naeem Ahmad Mughal, presided over an environmental review session held here for the installation and operation of four incinerators for the مزید پڑھیں

Federal, Punjab EPA halt four brick kilns for emitting dark smoke ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) and Punjab Environment Protection Department in a joint enforcement drive halted operational activities of four brick kilns emitting dark smoke and violating مزید پڑھیں

SHC orders federal, provincial governments to provide security to PPP chairman KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday ordered the provincial and federal governments to provide complete security to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. A two-member مزید پڑھیں

Asian traders cautious as vaccine hopes offset by virus surgeHong Kong: Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday but investors were shifting cautiously as they weighed hopes for a virus vaccine against surging infections around the world that threaten an already stuttering مزید پڑھیں

APTTA and PTA will be finalized by Jan’21: RazakISLAMABAD: Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) and Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) will be finalized by the end of January 2021.Adviser to PM for Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood had an extensive مزید پڑھیں

BMW motorcycles are launching in PakistanStatesman ReportKARACHI: BMW is finally launching its motorcycles in Pakistan. Deewan Motors, the distributor of BMW vehicles in Pakistan, has decided to capitalize on booming motorcycle market in Pakistan by introducing the automaker’s bike lineup مزید پڑھیں

Govt promoting ease of doing business with reforms in investment regime: HafeezISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said that the government was promoting ease of doing business with reforms in investment regime to مزید پڑھیں

ADB issues first Pakistan rupee-linked bondsStatesman ReportISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised 1.83 billion Pakistan rupees ($11.4 million) in a first issue of local currency Karakoram bonds by a multilateral development bank of which Pakistan is a member.A مزید پڑھیں

PSX to explore further enhancement in circuit breakers to 10% in a phased mannerStatesman ReportKARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) is exploring the possibility of further enhancement in the circuit breakers from the existing 7.5% to 10% in a phased manner مزید پڑھیں

The State of Pakistan’s Economy: Prudent policies kept economy on stabilization pathStatesman ReportKARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in its Annual Report 2019-2020 (The State of Pakistan’s Economy) has stated that prudent monetary and fiscal policies, supported by the مزید پڑھیں

How countries are raising debt to fight CovidShamel AzmehCovid continues to ravage societies around the world, and a key issue is how governments can afford to fight it. As economies are disrupted, governments are stepping in to increase their spending مزید پڑھیں

Biden will keep the Cold War rollingVijay PrashadMuch will certainly change in US foreign policy when Joe Biden enters the White House. There will be a more measured tone, and less reliance on Twitter to announce US policy.Donald Trump is مزید پڑھیں

A president in denialM Serajul IslamUS vice-president Joe Biden has won the US presidential election resoundingly with 306 electoral and 78.6 million popular votes. President Donald Trump received 232 electoral and 73 million popular votes, 5.6 million less than Joe مزید پڑھیں

The global South’s pandemic path to self-relianceSyed Munir KhusroCOVID-19 continues to have a devastating impact on public health and to rattle the global economy with structural shocks. The pandemic has now killed more than one million people, while the International مزید پڑھیں

A pandemic we can preventThomas CueniMore than one in five Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 also contracts a bacterial infection. Absent effective antibiotics, those lucky enough to beat the coronavirus might die at the hands of these not-so-novel pathogens.Unfortunately, the pipeline مزید پڑھیں

Nawaz Sharif being treated for severe kidney pain: Maryam Statesman Report LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been in London since last year for medical treatment, is suffering from severe kidney pain, her daughter and PML-N leader Maryam مزید پڑھیں

FO rejects reports about US pressure to recognise Israel as ‘fabrication’ Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) has rejected as "fabrication” reports quoting Prime Minister Imran Khan as saying Pakistan was facing pressure from the United States to recognise مزید پڑھیں

Coronavirus claims 33 more lives in Pakistan Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday reported 33 deaths due to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the data issued by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC). The country’s مزید پڑھیں

Govt OKs funding for airline PIA’s redundancy scheme ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Tuesday that it has approved cash funding to support its flagship carrier Pakistan International Airline’s planned voluntary retirement scheme that aims to cut roughly one-third of its workforce. مزید پڑھیں