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Fahad Zulfikar

SC directs govt to fix price of oxygen cylinders in two days
Pakistan

SC directs govt to fix price of oxygen cylinders in two days

  • KP's Advocate General says suppliers are charging excessively for oxygen cylinders in absence of official rates
  • DRAP's lawyer says the Ministry of Industries and Production deals with the supply of medical oxygen and that the drug regulator has nothing to do with it
Published 05 May, 2021 02:06pm
COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020
World

COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020

  • The number of Indians living below the poverty line is expected to reach 134 million, which is more than double the 59 million projected prior to the recession
  • The poverty rate in India rose to 9.7 percent in 2020, a sharp increase from the January 2020 forecast of 4.3 percent
Updated 05 May, 2021 11:01am
PSM oxygen plant could be made operational in three months, says CM Murad
Pakistan

PSM oxygen plant could be made operational in three months, says CM Murad

  • CM says the Sindh government is ready to spend Rs1 billion for making the Steel Mill oxygen plant operational as the country, especially the province would need oxygen supplies in case of a surge in coronavirus cases
  • Improving oxygen supplies would enable the provincial government in ensuring the proper treatment of critical patients: Murad
Updated 04 May, 2021 02:38pm
ECP accepts PML-N's plea, orders vote recount in Karachi's NA-249
Pakistan

ECP accepts PML-N's plea, orders vote recount in Karachi's NA-249

  • The votes will be recounted at 9 am on May 6
  • PML-N counsel says a large number of Form 45 were not duly signed by the presiding officers, while agents of PML-N were also not given Form 46
  • PPP lawyer Latif Khosa opposed the re-polling in the constituency saying it is not enough just to say that irregularities were made
Updated 04 May, 2021 02:54pm
Govt decides to form committee over TLP's plea against party ban
Pakistan

Govt decides to form committee over TLP's plea against party ban

  • The meeting discussed the TLP’s review application from all legal aspects and decided to constitute a three-member committee comprising senior officers
  • On April 29, the TLP filed an appeal to the Interior Ministry seeking review of the government’s April 15 decision of banning it over countrywide violent protests
Published 30 Apr, 2021 01:43pm
Total oxygen production operational capacity increased to 798 tons, says Umar
Pakistan

Total oxygen production operational capacity increased to 798 tons, says Umar

  • Minister says the government has coped up in dealing with the rampant increase in the number of critical patients because of proactively building the capacity of the entire system from oxygen production to beds
  • The need for precautions and following SOPs is vital at this point in time as the next few weeks are critical: Umar
Published 30 Apr, 2021 10:48am