Ghani for collective measures to face challenges PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ghani Wednesday urged all political parties to play a role in containing the spread of COVID-19 which is spreading with an alarming pace. He expressed these views مزید پڑھیں

Nowshera economic zone to create 12000 job opportunities: Bangash PESHAWAR, Dec 09 (APP):Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information, Kamran Bangash on Wednesday said that government has launched numerous economic zones for more job creation and investment in the province. مزید پڑھیں

KTH timely addresses another oxygen deficiency issue Statesman Report PESHAWAR: The administration of Khyber Teaching Hospital late Tuesday night promptly addressed another issue of oxygen shortage by timely rectifying a fault of valve providing water to the oxygen cylinder at مزید پڑھیں

Asian markets boosted by fresh hopes for US stimulus Hong Kong: Asian markets rallied Wednesday as investors cheered news that the White House had put forward a fresh stimulus proposal of more than $900 billion, lifting hopes US lawmakers could مزید پڑھیں

Global security giant G4S backs £3.8b US takeover London: Bosses at British security giant G4S, which guards sites including prisons, offices and Covid test-centres, on Wednesday backed a £3.8-billion takeover from US rival Allied Universal that trumps a bid from مزید پڑھیں

Citigroup heads to trial seeking to undo nearly $900 million Revlon blunder NEW YORK: Citigroup Inc is heading to trial on Wednesday, hoping to convince a Manhattan federal judge to undo a nearly $900 million blunder where it used its مزید پڑھیں

Extension in construction package sought Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: The real estate and construction sector has the potential to uplift the economy and put Pakistan on the path of sustainable economic growth, said Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President مزید پڑھیں

SOPs’ adherence to dampen negative COVID-19 impacts, lead to sustainable growth ISLAMABAD: The negative impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) could be dampened and economy would return to long-term sustainable growth path provided the standard operating procedures (SOPs) are strictly followed, Finance مزید پڑھیں

Tesco’s Asia deal paves way for 5b pound shareholder windfall LONDON: Shareholders in Tesco can look forward to a 5 billion pound ($6.7 billion) windfall in the new year after the group said it would complete a $10.6 billion sale مزید پڑھیں

PKR stands firm against dollar KARACHI: Pakistani rupee (PKR) closed Wednesday’s trading session relatively unchanged against the USD with the rate remained stable at PKR 160.49. The rupee traded within a very narrow range of 18 paisa per USD showing مزید پڑھیں

Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan decrease 12pc in 4 months of FY 2020-21 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s exports of goods and services to Afghanistan witnessed a decrease of 12.55 percent during the first four months of current financial year (2020-21) compared to the مزید پڑھیں

Five cement plants accorded approval in Punjab Statesman Report LAHORE: Punjab has approved setting up five cement plants in the province, with a potential investment of around Rs200 billion, and also initiated action on 11 other applications for such plants. مزید پڑھیں

Lok Virsa serves notice to Najam Sethi to vacate its building ISLAMABAD, Dec 9 (APP):National Institute of Cultural and Hertaige (Lok Virsa) has served notice to journalist Najam Sethi to vacate Lok Virsa display center located at F-6 super market مزید پڑھیں

Man in police custody dies of ‘cold’ in Lahore Statesman Report LAHORE: A suspect in police custody died overnight in Lahore’s Ghaziabad police station on Wednesday. Police said that the 30-year old suspect was in judicial remand and was allegedly مزید پڑھیں

IAG assures full support to Pakistan to eradicate polio ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) has assured its full support to Pakistan for complete elimination of this crippling disease from the country. In its 7th annual meeting مزید پڑھیں

SHC seeks reply of Centre over desalination plant at Karachi island KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notice to the federal government seeking its reply over an agreement it signed for a desalination plant installation at Bundal مزید پڑھیں

24 deaths, 613 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Punjab LAHORE: The 2nd wave of COVID-19 claimed 24 more lives on Wednesday, while 613 new cases were reported in Punjab. According to the spokesperson of the Punjab Primary and Secondary مزید پڑھیں

Alarming situation in Karachi as coronavirus positivity rate crosses 21% for second day in a row Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: Coronavirus case positivity in Karachi surged by over 21% for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, according to data issued by مزید پڑھیں

Sindh asks Centre for Rs4b to better compensate rain victims Losses in the province amounted to Rs8 billion, says CM Murad Statesman Report KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday requested the federal government to provide Rs4 billion in order to مزید پڑھیں

Multi-pronged approach adopted to check population growth: Alvi ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that Pakistan has adopted a multi-pronged approach to check population growth and address other issues like mother child health, malnutrition and stunting growth. The مزید پڑھیں