Irrigation dept embezzles funds for Kotri Barrage repair, canals cleaning

KARACHI: The Irrigation Department embezzled funds for the repair and maintenance of the doorways of the Kotri Barrage and the cleaning of canals for seven divisions, while no action has been taken by the Sindh government. Despite the presence of

Sindh Health Dept transfers officials over misuse of COVID-19 funds

KARACHI: Sindh Health Department has transferred officers facing corruption allegations and misappropriation of funds for efforts against the coronavirus pandemic. Additional Director, Karachi Health Directorate, Dr Nasrullah Memon has been relieved from his post and has been directed to report

Massive irregularities detected in disbursement of Zakat funds

KARACHI: Massive irregularities and misappropriations have been revealed in the deduction and subsequent disbursement of Zakat funds. The funds are being used for political purposes rather than the welfare of the needy and deserving. Well-placed sources informed that Rs8 million

EU spearheads $8 billion virus fundraiser

BRUSSELS: World leaders, philanthropists and celebrities pledged some 7.4 billion euros ($8.1 billion) on Monday for research into coronavirus vaccines, treatments and testing during an EU-led videoconference snubbed by the United States. European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen, who

Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza take part in online concert to raise funds

MUMBAI: India cricket team captain Virat Kohli, cricketer Rohit Sharma and tennis star Sania Mirza were among sports personalities who took part in an online concert to raise funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the initiative by

Trump wants Harvard University to pay back virus aid funds

BOSTON: US President Donald Trump has insisted Harvard, the world’s wealthiest university, return millions it received under a massive government stimulus package meant to protect the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. “Harvard, you pay that money back. I want Harvard

WWII veteran raises £13 mn for UK health workers

LONDON: A 99-year-old British World War II veteran has completed 100 laps of his garden in a fundraising challenge for healthcare staff, raising more than £13 million. “Incredible and now words fail me,” said Tom Moore, a captain who served

Trump threatens withholding WHO funds, citing bias towards China

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias toward China during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told reporters he was going to put a very powerful hold on funding to

Singer Pink recovers from COVID-19, donates $1mn to emergency funds

Singer-songwriter Pink has revealed that she tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago but has since recovered, also announcing that she is donating a million dollars to two emergency funds. In a pair of tweets, she said she and her

Funds for Karachi

Prime Minister Imran Khan has released discretionary funds worth Rs3.4 billion for PTI MNAs in Karachi, making a shift in party policy and also receiving criticism for appeasing only their own parliamentarians. These funds will be used to complete the

Govt releases Rs297.64 bn for development projects

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has released Rs297.643 billion for various ongoing and new social sector uplift projects under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2019-20 from the total allocated budget of Rs701 billion. Under its development programme, the government has

Federal government releases Rs8bn for Karachi: reports

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has released funds of Rs8 billion for the completion of ongoing development projects in Karachi. Earlier this month a notification was released from Prime Minister house in which it was stated that