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EOBI disburses Rs16,706mn among 378,615 beneficiaries ISLAMABAD: Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) has disbursed an amount of Rs. 16,706 million among 378,615 beneficiaries during the period from July 2015-March 2016 under its four schemes.According to an official of EOBI, an amount of Rs. 10,400 million has been disbursed among 231,638 beneficiaries under Old-Age Pension.An amount of Rs 6,011 million has been disbursed among 139,256 beneficiaries in shape of Survivors' pension while Rs. 230 million has been disbursed among 5,364 beneficiaries in shape of Invalidity pension.An amount of 65 million was distributed under Old-age grant among 2,357 beneficiaries.EOBI has targeted to benefit 29,645 workers from the EOBI up to June 2016; an additional amount of Rs. 7,540 million is allocated for Old-Age Pension, Survivors Pension, Invalidity Pension and Old-Age Grants.Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution Act 1976 was enforced with effect from April 01, 1976, to achieve the objective of Article 38 (C) of the Constitution, by providing compulsory ...

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Four SHC judges take oath KARACHI: Four additional judges of the Sindh High Court took oath as judges of the High Court in oath taking ceremony held here on Wednesday.Chief Justice of the High Court, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah administered the oath to Justice Rasheed Ahmed Soomro, Justice Muhammad Humayun Khan, Justice Arshad Hussain Khan and Justice Muhammad Saleem.The oath-taking ceremony was attended by judges of the court, senior advocates and federal and provincial law officers besides senior officers of ...

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Technical Advisory Group reviews Pakistan's progress towards polio eradication ISLAMABAD: The Technical Advisory Group met here Wednesday to deliberate on the progressive efforts to stop transmission of the polio virus in Pakistan.TAG members listened to detailed analyses by the federal and provincial Emergency Operations Centre Coordinators on the progress made, opportunities, and the remaining challenges towards achieving the ultimate goal of eradication.The Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Eradication, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, briefed the meeting of the implementation of the National Emergency Action ...

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Pilot phase of new poverty survey to be launched soon ISLAMABAD: The pilot phase of new poverty survey of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) would be launched soon on latest technology and every deserving woman would be part of the updated National Socio Economic Registry (NSER).The two-survey approaches i.e. Door-to-Door-Approach and Desk-Approach (Self-registration) are being employed in the 16 pilot phase districts to establish value for money.Both the approaches will facilitate in the decision regarding the approach to be adopted in national rollout for 2017-18, ...

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ACCA to promote e-commerce initiatives in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has joined hands with business giant Cheezmall to promote e-business in Pakistan.ACCA would get engaged more profoundly and help students, affiliate and members to get proper insight of this industry segment.Pakistan has said e-business in Pakistan is growing at a very fast pace, with 50% of population less than 24 years of age and with over 100 million mobile phone users and government's proactive initiatives for digital ...

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Two killed in an encounter with Rangers, 11 others arrested       KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh conducted targeted raids in different parts of metropolis, during which 2 accused were killed in an encounter while 11 were arrested. The Rangers conducted intelligence based operations in Nawa Lane Lyari, Orangi, Shah Faisal and Jamshed Town. Two terrorists affiliated with Lyari Gangs, Wasi Lakhu Faction of Ustad Taju Group were killed in exchange of fire with Rangers at Nawa Lane Lyari, while in targeted raids 8 criminals were arrested including ...

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PML-N will win AJK elections; ensure good governance ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Asif Kirmani on Tuesday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would win Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) general election with thumping majority and ensure good governance and a corruption-free government.After wining elections in AJK, PML-N government would bring a revolution in all sectors of the region including infrastructure, health, education and tourism, as envisioned by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, he said talking to the PTV.Incumbent Pakistan Peoples ...