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Pakistan Updated 28 Feb, 2021 08:17pm

Health workers in Punjab reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19

  • So far, only 35 percent health professionals have been vaccinated
  • Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences decided to take action against health workers refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus
Health workers in Punjab reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19
Currency Rate
USD PKR Interbank Selling / Feb 27
158.10
USD PKR Interbank Buying / Feb 27
158.00
USD to Japanese Yen / Feb 27
106.57
USD to Swiss Franc / Feb 27
0.91
Pound Sterling to USD / Feb 27
1.39
Euro to USD / Feb 27
1.21
UK LIBOR % / Feb 27
0.08
Stock Volume
S&P 500 / Feb 27
3811.15
India Sensex / Feb 27
49099.99
Tokyo Nikkei / Feb 27
28966.01
Nasdaq / Feb 27
13192.35
Hang Seng / Feb 27
28980.21
FTSE 100 / Feb 27
6483.43
Dow Jones / Feb 27
30932.37
Germany DAX 30 / Feb 27
13786.29
France CAC40 / Feb 27
5703.22
Item Value
Crude Oil / Feb 27
61.50
Karachi Cotton Assoc. / Feb 27
12200.00
Gold 10 Grams / Feb 27
94564.00
Gold Spot / Feb 27
1728.80
Cotton / Feb 27
88.83

Business & Finance

BR Research

NBP: Stellar profits

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has ended CY20 on a grand note, with the after-tax profits almost doubling from last...
Published 26 Feb, 2021 07:31am
Money & Banking

Nigeria seeks asset managers for $2.6bn new infrastructure firm

  • The asset managers will originate and manage infrastructure projects, generating return from investments, the bank said on Saturday. The deadline for submission of proposals is March 16.
  • Initial capital will come from the central bank, the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), and the Africa Finance Corporation, the central bank has said.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 09:09pm
Industry

Hormuud Telecom awarded Somalia's first mobile money licence

  • Hormuud Telecom began operating in Somalia in 2002 and has some 3.6 million subscribers among the country's population of more than 15 million people.
  • The mobile money sector in Somalia has never been regulated, which added to the perceived risk of the financial sector in Somalia.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 09:09pm

BR Research

BR Research
PSEL: still in the red

PSEL: still in the red

Marred by economic sluggishness, Pakistan’s premium hotel sector was already under pressure prior to Covid-19. ...
Published 26 Feb, 2021 07:35am
BR Research

Dismal telecom FDI

Foreign investment into the country’s telecom sector has flipped back to a disappointing trend in FY21 so far. The...
Published 25 Feb, 2021 07:30am

Pakistan

PM launches Al-Beruni heritage trail at Nandana Fort in Jehlum

  • The project was undertaken as part of the Prime Minister's vision to promote tourism in line with the National Tourism Strategy 2020-30
  • The site’s archeological significance dates back to the 11th century when famous scholar Abu Rehan Al-Beruni during his stay quantified the circumference of the earth
Updated 28 Feb, 2021 03:44pm

Pakistan recognizes Saudi Arabia's efforts in Khashoggi murder case

  • FO says we have taken note of the public release of the US Administration's declassified intelligence report, containing its assessment on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi
  • Chaudhry says Saudi government has underlined that it took all possible measures within its legal system to ensure the individuals responsible are properly investigated, convicted and sentenced and that justice is served
Published 28 Feb, 2021 12:19pm

Attorney General Khalid Javed infected with new COVID-19 variant

  • New COVID variant, SARS-CoV-2, has been detected in Barrister Khalid Javed
  • Javed recently represented the government before a larger bench of the Supreme Court in hearing of the presidential reference seeking the court’s opinion over open ballot vote in the Senate election
Published 28 Feb, 2021 11:56am

PM to launch tourist project Al-Beruni Radius at Nandana Fort today

  • Prime minister is keen on the preservation and conservation of the site, aimed at converting it into an international tourism site: PM office
  • The site's archeological significance dates back to the 11th century when famous scholar Abu Rehan Al-Beruni during his stay quantified the circumference of the Earth
Published 28 Feb, 2021 10:57am

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Pakistan

PM to launch tourist project Al-Beruni Radius at Nandana Fort today

PM to launch tourist project Al-Beruni Radius at Nandana Fort today
  • Prime minister is keen on the preservation and conservation of the site, aimed at converting it into an international tourism site: PM office
  • The site's archeological significance dates back to the 11th century when famous scholar Abu Rehan Al-Beruni during his stay quantified the circumference of the Earth
Published 28 Feb, 2021 10:57am
World

US debt soars to $29 trillion, owes India $216 billion

US debt soars to $29 trillion, owes India $216 billion
  • Mooney has cautioned the leadership against galloping foreign debt, the largest of which comes from China and Japan
  • US lawmakers says the top two countries we owe the debt to are China and Japan, not actually our friends
Published 28 Feb, 2021 09:18am

World

Surcharge on electricity

Surcharge on electricity

EDITORIAL: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet approving the revocation of the Neelum Jhelum...

Resurgence of terrorism

EDITORIAL: The killing of four women vocational trainers in North Waziristan on February 22, 2021, an attack on ...