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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 of Secretary SBTA, he directed him to keep an eye on activities of illegal Blood Banks and ensure safe blood to the patients.Health Minister also directed to the Authority concerned to complete on going construction work of SBTA building at earliest so that it might work more effectively.Meanwhile, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has also taken notice of non supply of medicines to the patients in Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences and asked the Director GIMS ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

3G, 4G subscribers reach 23.65mn ISLAMABAD: The number of 3G and 4G subscribers in the country have reached 23.65 million by December, 2015 as compared to 21.68 million by November 2015, showing a reasonable growth in modern mobile broadband services with each passing month.The operators, providing mobile broadband services, have collectively added around two million users during one month.As per recently issued Telecom Indicators by Pakistan Telecommunication Authorities (PTA), among the mobile phone companies, Mobilink stood first with 7.24 million ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

NBP asked to improve its performance KARACHI: Keeping in view genuine issues of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), the Chairperson, National Assembly's (NA) Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization, Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh has advised the NBP to improve its performance for boosting profitability."The committee has asked the NBP to improve its performance for profitability as private banks are earning two-fold more profit if compared to it" said the Chairman.He said it while talking to official media persons ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

SBP, banks to remain closed on Friday KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan will remain closed on February 5, on the occasion of "Kashmir Day" as declared by the Government of Pakistan.According to an SBP circular issued Wednesday all commercial banks and relevant institutions will also remain closed to mark the Day.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016

Pakistan - Business & Economy

Gems and Jewellery can generate thousands of jobs: Masooma QUETTA: Thousands of news jobs could be generated by promoting business, vocational and designing training pertaining to precious gems and jewellery which would help in resolving unemployment issue in the country including Balochistan province.This was said by Member Balochistan Assembly, Masooma Hayat, Principal Gems and Jewellery Training and Manufacturing Centre Quetta, Bashir Agha and other speakers at NAVTCC Competition 2016 held under Prime Minister Youth Skills and Development Programme at Gems and Jewellery Training and ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

Sahiwal coal power project to start production by end of 2017 ISLAMABAD: Secretary Water and Power Younas Dhaga has said that coal fueled 1320 MW power project in Sahiwal would start producing energy by the end of 2017.Talking to a private news channel, he said this was one of the mega energy projects which would be conducive in resolving energy crisis in the country.He said the present government was setting new traditions by completing mega development projects speedily. On his visit to Sahiwal Prime Minister Muhammad ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

PR steadily going back on track prosperity ISLAMABAD: The induction of new locomotives, renovation and refurbishing of out of order engines and launching of cargo trains revolutionized the Pakistan Railways (PR).Official sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP here Wednesday that the decades of mismanagement, bad governance, corruption and lack of committment had ruined the Railways. The positive steps not only arrested the deterioration but helped improve the efficiency of the Railways as well as enhanced the image of the national ...