Punjab govt announces Rs5.5 bn Ramazan package

LAHORE: Punjab’s Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan announced a special Ramazan package worth Rs5.5 billion for the people of province. Addressing a press conference along with Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan after a meeting

USC announces Ramazan relief discount package

KARACHI: The state-owned Utility Stores Corporation will provide necessary food items to people at their doorstep during the holy month of Ramazan. This was stated by Managing Director Utility Stores Corporation Umer Lodhi who said the initiative has been taken

Cabinet approves Rs7.8 billion historic Ramazan package

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has sanctioned a historic Ramazan package worth Rs 7.8 billion for providing 19 essential items on reduced prices. Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of the federal cabinet which approved the package to provide relief

ECC approves Rs 7.8 billion Ramazan Relief Package

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) chaired by Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh approved Rs7.8 billion Ramazan Relief Package. Ministry of Industries and Production presented a ‘Ramadan Relief Package-2021’ in accordance with the directive of

Govt announces assistance package for newspaper hawkers

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced an assistance package for newspaper hawkers and their children under which free medical treatment and educational stipend will be provided. Secretary Information Zahida Parveen announced the package while addressing a news conference along with Information

Bomb defused from vehicle near Bilawal House Karachi

KARACHI: A magnetic bomb was defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) from a suspicious vehicle near the Bilawal House in Karachi. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was called to inspect the suspicious vehicle as fear and panic gripped the

PM announces Rs17 billion development package for Sialkot

SIALKOT: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the mega-development package worth Rs 17 billion encompassing water supply, sewerage system, solid waste schemes and parks would change the fate of Sialkot city. Addressing a ceremony for distribution of cheques of business

Projects worth Rs157bn registered under PM’s construction package: FBR

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has said that 348 people have registered 389 projects with a total estimated cost of Rs157 billion so far under the Prime Minister’s construction package. The pace of registration is getting momentum as

PM will soon announce package for interior Sindh: Mahmood Moulvi

KARACHI: Senior Vice President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi Mr Mahmood Moulvi has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon announce a development package for the rest of Sindh similar to the one for Karachi. Speaking to a delegation of

Will provide Karachi-like package for other areas of Sindh: Asad Umar

GHOTKI: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that a development package given to other parts of Sindh similar to the one announced for Karachi. The federal minister is on a three-day visit to Sukkur, Ghotki, Larkana,

Balochistan package

After the Karachi Transformation Plan, the government has now announced a massive Rs600 billion package for South Balochistan. This raises questions once again whether the project will ever be implemented and see the light of day or is an attempt

Controversy over Karachi package

There has already been controversy over the multi-billion Karachi Transformation Plan relief package announced by the prime minister last weekend. Political parties and governments have sparred over who will foot the chunk of the resources pledged while residents wonder whether

Karachi Package

Prime Minister Imran Khan has unveiled a historic Rs1.1 trillion package for Karachi, considered to be the largest in history. The prime minister vowed that Karachi will not be left behind and he has now delivered with the announcement of

PM Imran Khan announces 1.1 trillion package for Karachi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a ‘historic’ relief package worth Rs1.1 trillion for development projects in Karachi, saying that the package will address the chronic municipal and infrastructure issues of the country’s financial hub. The prime minister expressed

Restarting the economy

The state of a nation’s economy can be gauged from robust trading activities. This helps bring long-lasting security and stability to the country. Pakistan remains largely an agricultural country and the economy is strongly dependent on agricultural products. Our cotton,

Indian PM announces $270 billion virus economic package

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled Tuesday a $270 billion stimulus package for labourers and small businesses to boost flagging growth as the country grapples with the impact of the coronavirus and weeks-long lockdown. The package — worth

Govt announces Ramazan package worth Rs2.5 billion

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced Ramazan package worth Rs2.5 billion for the provision of essential commodities at reduced rates through the Utility Stores Corporation during the holy month. Addressing a news conference along with the Managing Director Utility Stores Corporation,

PM announces stimulus package for construction industry

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced an incentivized package for the construction industry in order to increase employment opportunities in the country in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. Announcing the package on Friday, the prime minister said those who

Relief, not task force

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to set up a separate youth task force, aptly named the ‘Corona Tiger Force’, to help needy people affected by the lockdown imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. During any disaster or

Civic responsibility amid lockdown

The federal and provincial governments are taking effective measures to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus which has claimed fifteen lives so far. The government has unveiled economic and financial stimulus packages to prevent the adverse economic effects amid

Relief package will provide relief to the poor: Hafeez Shaikh

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said the government has announced a massive relief package amounting to Rs1.25 trillion to support the business community and to provide relief to the poor people in wake of

US Senate approves $2 trillion coronavirus rescue plan

WASHINGTON: United States Senate and White House have reached agreement on a gargantuan $2 trillion stimulus package for the economy and millions of Americans affected by the coronavirus crisis. “At last, we have a deal,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Relief package against coronavirus

Reluctant over imposing a nationwide lockdown against the spread of coronavirus, the prime minister has unveiled a massive economic and financial stimulus package to prevent the adverse economic effects and provide relief to the masses. The economic package includes a

PM announces multi-billion relief package, tax concessions

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced a multi-billion package involving relief for the working class and business community besides lowering fuel prices in the country amid a shutdown in various parts of the country. While addressing a group