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PM for swift privatization of recommended public sector enterprises

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to accelerate the privatization process of public sector enterprises which the Privatisation Board had recommended. The prime minister, chairing a review meeting to discuss the privatization, said transparency must be the foremost priority in the privatization process. In his remarks...

Religious scholars highlight Pakistan’s initiatives for religious freedom in IRF summit 2023

ISLAMABAD:  A delegation of Pakistani religious scholars including the minority community representatives participated in the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit 2023 recently held in Washington D.C. United States (US) and highlighted Pakistan’s constructive initiatives for religious freedom. The delegation comprised of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad, founder of Bilal Institute and eminent personality Allama Pir Shafaat...

Enforcement campaign for tobacco vendors’ licensing launched in ICT

ISLAMABAD:   The Excise, Taxation, and Narcotics Control Department, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in collaboration with the Ministry of National Health Services on Thursday launched an enforcement campaign for tobacco vendors’ licensing. Addressing the event, Director Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control, Bilal Azam said the drive was launched to enforce the tobacco vendors’ act in the capital. Under the act, tobacco retailers...

Efforts of the Corporate Sector in Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Response 2022

HANDS in collaboration with I-Care Foundation Pakistan organized the 2nd Annual Corporate Awards to commemorate their efforts in response to the Pakistan Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Programs. These awards recognize organizations that have made significant contributions in response to the Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Response for Pakistan Floods 2022. Many corporate designators from Companies like PSO, Shell, Chevron, PARCO, Unilever,...

Denmark embassy organizes 2nd Islamabad Marathon

ISLAMABAD:  The Embassy of Denmark, in collaboration with ‘Islamabad Run With Us (IRU)’, organized the 2nd Islamabad Marathon with over 1,000 runners who participated in different categories, including 42.2 km marathon, 21.1 km half marathon, 10 km and 5 km for both men and women. “Danish Ambassador Jakob Linulf and his brother Michael Linulf participated in the 42.2 km marathon....

Electricity supply to Upper Chitral from Feb 1st

PESHAWAR:   Federal Minister for Energy and Power Khurram Dastgir on Sunday said, on the directives and special interest of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the electricity supply to Upper Chitral would be started from February 1st. Addressing a press conference here at the Governor House, he said that on the directives of the Prime Minister, he especially came to Peshawar to...

Peaceful internationalism is falling apart: HHI chief

MIRPUR: President Human Highness International (HHI) Hameed Shaheen Alvi has said that peace and values worldwide are declining giving way to global hatred and intolerance imprisoning the weaker nations into blackmailing slavery of the big powers. “In the post-WW-II era, healthy human values are on the fast decline, the international institutions like the UNO meant for global peace and security...

IESCO notifies power suspension programme

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Sunday issued a power suspension program for Monday for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work. According to an IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of different feeders and grid stations would remain suspended for the period From 09:00 am to 02:00 pm, Islamabad Circle, Shaheed Millat, Iqbal...

Earthquake jolts Islamabad, other parts of country

ISLAMABAD: An earthquake of 6.3 magnitudes jolted Islamabad and other parts of the country on Sunday afternoon. a Senior Meteorologist of the National Seismic Monitoring Center (NSMC), Islamabad, Sabir Khan said that the magnitude of the earthquake on the Richter scale was recorded at 6.3. The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded in neighboring Tajikistan at a depth of 150 kilometers. There...

President upholds Rs900,000 fine on a hospital, orders refund of Rs2.9 mn to citizen

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Saturday directed the Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) to issue instructions to Shifa International Hospital Islamabad (SHIFA) to refund an amount of Rs 2.9 million to the daughter of a patient who died due to the medical negligence, professional misconduct, and malpractice of the doctors of the hospital. The president also upheld the imposition...

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