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EFP signs MOU to accelerate bilateral trade with Turkey

ISLAMABAD: President Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) Ismail Suttar has highlighted the need for more action-oriented efforts to enhance bilateral trade between Pakistan and Turkey. Ismail Suttar addressed the occasion of the MOU signing ceremony with MUSIAD in Istanbul. The

FBR proposes Rs10 health tax on a pack of cigarettes

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed a health tax on a pack of cigarettes. A health tax of Rs. 10 on cigarettes has long been advocated by the anti-tobacco lobby to discourage smoking among the youth. Approval

Saudi Arabia denies meeting between Crown Prince, Israeli PM

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has denied reports that a meeting took place between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli officials. “I have seen press reports about a purported meeting between HRH the Crown Prince and Israeli officials during

PM convenes NCC meeting to review coronavirus situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened an important meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) to review the national strategy to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The meeting will be attended by officials from the National Command and

Global coronavirus cases exceed 59 million

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has affected 59,514,808 people and killed 1,242,028. So far, more than 41,155,000 patients of coronavirus have recovered and 1,69,57,218 are undergoing treatment. The coronavirus situation in the United States is the most frightening, with more than 172,000

Pakistan records 2,954 new COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded fresh 2,954 COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours amid renewed restrictions and a likely second lockdown. The total number of cases from the contagion has reached 379,883 cases

Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza to be released on parole

LAHORE: The Punjab government has  to release the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz on parole. The cabinet sub-committee on home affairs of the Punjab government will send recommendations to the Punjab chief minister today. Earlier,

Biden nominates long-time adviser Blinken for secretary of state

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden is building out his administration with several key picks for national security and foreign policy roles in line with his pledge to restore the United States’ standing as a world leader. Top of the list was