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Pakistan - General News

CM pledges to revive lost grandeur of Peshawar PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Pervez Khattak here Wednesday pledged to revive the lost grandeur of Peshawar and will again make it the City of Flowers.Addressing a function after performing the ground-breaking ceremony of first ever zoo of Peshawar at the premises of Pakistan Forests Institute (PFI) Peshawar here, the Chief Minister said that establishment of the international standard zoo was the part of KP Government's plan regarding beautification and uplift of Peshawar.The Chief Minister said the zoo would provide better recreational facilities to the citizens of the walled City. He assured to provide development funds for its early completion. The Chief Minister directed the Secretary Environment to ensure its completion within eight months.Reforms has been introduced in all sectors including education, health and environment and its trickle down effects have been started visible, he said, adding one billion saplings of different species would be planted in five years under ...

Pakistan - General News

Ayaz, Abbasi condole acting secretary father's death ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi on Wednesday condoled Deputy Secretary National Assembly Secretariat Sher Bahadur Awan father's death.In their condolence messages to Sher Bahadur Awan, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the death of his father.They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant strength and courage to him and other members of bereaved family to ...

Pakistan - Business & Economy

Traders urged to improve tax compliance ISLAMABAD: The economic experts here in a seminar stressed that trade bodies across the country should play their role for improving tax compliance and minimizing informal economy.They urged that educating taxpayers including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on tax compliance was key to promote tax culture and improve tax revenue.Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) organized a seminar on sales tax on services and inter-provincial harmonization in collaboration with the Association of Chartered Certified ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

PTCL provides free broadband to Pakistan Sweet Homes ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has provided free broadband services to Sweet Homes, established by the Bait-ul-Mal for care of young orphans.Under the scheme, the company has provided high-speed broadband connectivity free of charge to 12 Sweet Homes located in four provinces for a period of three years.The Sweet Homes are located in Sargodha, Gujrat, Okara, Attock, Karachi, Nawabshah, Mansehra, Mardan, Swat, Kohat, Zhob and Quetta.Chief Business Development Officer of PTCL, Sikandar Naqi on ...

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IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Wednesday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to IESCO Spokesperson, the power supply of different feeders and grid stations would remain suspended for the period.On 4 February at 10 am to 3 pm, the power would remain cut off from feeders N.I.H, Treat, Sunny Bank Cecil, Gharial, Blawara, at 10 am to 2pm, Mansoor Shaheed, ...

Pakistan - General News

Kashmir Day to be observed on Friday LAHORE: Like other parts of the country, Kashmir Day will be observed here on Friday, February 5, to express solidarity with the people of Held Jammu and Kashmir.Nazria Pakistan Trust Foundation in collaboration with Tehrik-e-Pakistan Workers Trust will organise a session at Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehrik-e-Pakistan to mark the day.Former president and NPT chairman M Rafique Tarar will preside over the session while several popular personalities will address the session.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016

Pakistan - General News

Sindh is first province to have SBTA: Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that Sindh is the first province to have its own building of Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority and it is a landmark in providing safe blood in the province to the patients.This he said while talking to Secretary SBTA Dr. Zahid Ansari here is Sindh Assembly Chamber on Wednesday.On this occasion Secretary SBTA Dr.Zahid Ansari briefed Health Minister about performance of SBTA.While lauding the services ...