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Reducing car prices

The decrease in the prices of vehicles comes as a massive relief to customers who desire to buy a new car. The government has once again given a huge tax incentives to the auto sector, but as we have seen

Pakistan offers COVID-19 relief support to India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered to provide relief support in solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current wave of COVID-19. In a statement, the Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said the concerned authorities of Pakistan

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

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

US Congress passes Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives gave final approval to one of the largest economic stimulus measures in American history, a sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that gives President Joe Biden his first major victory in office. The measure

US Senate passes Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill

WASHINGTON: The US Senate voted to approve a $1.9 trillion relief package in what President Joe Biden called a “giant step” towards reviving the pandemic-stricken American economy. Passed by 50 votes to 49 in a strict party line vote, the

Pakistan received $3.7bn for COVID-19 relief efforts: Senate body informed

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Plannning, Development and Special Initiatives was informed that Pakistan received US$3.7 billion worth of grants and loans from various countries to support the country’s corona relief efforts. The senate standing committee’s meeting was held

Gen Bajwa orders army to expedite flood relief operations in Sindh

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed to accelerate flood relief operations in Sindh. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief directed Corps Commander Karachi to step up flood relief operations to assist affected

Pakistan sends relief goods to Beirut after deadly explosions

ISLAMABAD: A plane load carrying relief assistance of eight tons of medicines and food items from Pakistan reached Beirut According to a statement by Foreign Office Spokesperson, the relief assistance was sent as an expression of Pakistan’s solidarity with the

Budget relief

The government is set to pass the federal budget for fiscal year 2020-21. It has already hinted at providing stimulus packages and allocating funds to various sectors in the upcoming budget. The pharmaceutical sector is expected to receive a massive

Shahid Afridi buys Bangladesh cricketer’s bat for coronavirus relief

DHAKA: Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has bought Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim’s bat which he had placed for auction to raise money coronavirus relief efforts. Mushfiqur has used the bat during a Test match when he scored 200 runs against

Sania Mirza donates award prize money to coronavirus relief fund

MUMBAI: Sania Mirza has become the first Indian to win the Fed Cup Heart Award for her successful return to the tennis court post motherhood. Sania won the award for Asia/Oceania zone after securing 10,000 plus votes out of the

PM to address ‘Corona Relief Tiger Force’ members

ISLAMABAD: The Corona Relief Tiger Force set by Prime Minister Imran Khan to help in relief activities during the ongoing pandemic is all set to be operational from today. Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the assembly

Netflix increases relief fund for production workers

LOS ANGELES: Netflix has increased the amount of money in its coronavirus emergency relief fund by $50 million, bringing the total for displaced production workers to $150 million. Film and TV production has been shut down around the world as

Debt relief

A few days back, Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to the leaders of rich countries, the UN Security-General and heads of global financial institutions to provide immediate debt relief to developing countries, such as Pakistan, battling the coronavirus pandemic which

FATF, IMF relief

Amid the ongoing gloom and doom due to coronavirus pandemic, it is hard to even imagine any temporary relief and glad tiding. Global trade is expected to fall by one third and the world is in the midst of a

Construction sector relief

The construction sector is often considered as the spinal cord of a nation’s economy. Whenever tragedy strikes a nation, a crisis develops, or there is an economic crunch, or even if the government is providing any relief measures, the construction

Leonardo DiCaprio helps launch $12 million coronavirus relief food fund

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch a donation drive which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus. The America Food Fund has said that the funds will be aimed to help low-income

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

Angelina Jolie, Kylie Jenner donate $1 million each for cornavirus relief

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie and social entrpreneur Kylie Jenner have donated $1 million each to aid relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jolie is contributing to the No Kid Hungry organisation to keep underprivileged children from

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

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

Relief Package

Amidst the spiraling inflation, the government sprang into action to contain the rising prices approving a relief package worth ten billion rupees to provide some immediate relief. The economic challenges have increased burden on the country and the common man

Will the Relief Package have any real effect?

The inflation rate has been spiraling out of control affecting all segments of society as the prices of essential items keep on increasing. Daily wage earners, salaried workers, and businessmen are concerned about the rising prices as even basic items

Economic relief

If there is one thing that could bring the PTI government down, it would not be any corruption allegations and scandals, but rather the ever-increasing food inflation and rising prices in the country. Many countries in the world have recently

Tendulkar, Courtney Walsh to coach in bushfire relief match

MELBOURNE: India’s Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies’ Courtney Walsh have signed on to be a part of the charity cricket match to raise funds for those affected by the bushfires ravaging Australia. The legends will join the two teams as

Governor Balochistan reviews relief efforts in snow-hit areas

QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai visited snow and rain-hit areas of the province on Sunday to review relief operations. The governor visited Pishin, Killa Saifullah, Muslim Bagh’s Khan Mehtarzai and other areas which were heavily affected by recent rain