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NCOC stresses on vaccination of workers by July 31

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has banned travelling without a vaccination certificate after August 1 as cases rise across the country. According to a statement by the forum, visitors to tourist spots aged 30 and above will

President, PM reiterate commitment to improve working conditions of labourers

ISLAMABAD: The president and the prime minister in their separate messages on the occasion of Labour Day have reiterated the government’s commitment to improve working and living conditions of workers and provision of housing and education facilities and extending health

Worker’s remittances surge 24.2% in February

ISLAMABAD: The worker’s remittances from abroad remained above $2 billion in February 2021 for the ninth consecutive month of the fiscal year. According to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the remittances dispatched by overseas Pakistanis surged by 24.2 percent to

Abbasi slaps activist as PTI, PML-N workers scuffle

ISLAMABAD: A scuffle broke out on Saturday during which former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi slapped a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activist. PML-N leaders Abbasi and others including Musaddiq Malik, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana

Three female media workers killed in Afghanistan

JALALABAD: Three female media workers were shot dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad amid a wave of killings that is spreading fear among professional workers. Zalmai Latifi, head of local broadcaster Enikas TV, said the three women were

Sons of KDA employees received illegal postings, promotions

KARACHI: Work-charge employees at Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have been protesting the non-payment of salaries for the past three years due to the negligence of the Sindh Local Government Department. The department eventually regularized 51 employees.  However, it has been

CDA officer dismissed for threatening to lodge blasphemy case against sanitation workers

ISLAMABAD: An official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) was dismissed for threatening to lodge a blasphemy case against sanitation workers. A video went viral during which the CDA officer can be seen abusing the sanitation workers and also threatening

No inquiries against RMC employees having bogus degrees

RAWALPINDI: Several officers of the Rawalpindi Metropolitan Corporation (RMC) have bogus educational degrees but the investigation against them has been suspended. The sanitary supervisor, sanitary inspector, and chief inspector of the Solid Waste Management Department have bogus degrees and diplomas.

Qatar reforms labour laws to protect migrant workers

DOHA: Qatar has imposed new labour reforms including scrapping a rule requiring employers consent to change jobs will also implement a basic monthly minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals. The landmark announcement was made by the Ministry of Administrative Development,

World Humanitarian Day being observed to pay tribute to aid workers

World Humanitarian Day is being observed on Wednesday to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and express support for people affected by crises around the world. The world commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured

Amazon mistakenly tells workers to delete TikTok from phones

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon said it mistakenly sent workers an email telling them to delete the TikTok mobile application from their mobile phones due to security concerns. The internal message told workers they could still access the popular video-snippet sharing platform

Amazon to pay frontline workers $500 million bonus

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon.com said it would spend $500 million on one-time bonuses to its front-line employees and partners working through the coronavirus crisis. Employees and partners who have been with the e-commerce company through June will receive bonuses ranging from

2,000 sanitary workers in Islamabad denied Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: While the nation is observing Eid, more than 2,000 sanitary workers in the federal capital did not get a chance to celebrate the festive occasion this year. The district administration has cancelled all three holidays of the workers to

World faces shortage of six million nurses: WHO

GENEVA: As the coronavirus crisis spirals out of control and captures global headlines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the world needs nearly six million nurses. The UN’s health agency along with partners Nursing Now and the International

1,300 workers get training to eliminate dengue in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday, the District Health Authority declared that some 1,300 employees would be given a two-month long training session at Government Muslim High School No. 1 in the city to prepare for the region’s prevailing dengue fever. In a

Pakistan signs MoC with Japan to send skilled workers

ISLAMABAD: Door to Japan are now open for Pakistani youth as the first Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) was signed between Japan and Pakistan on import of manpower and new visa category is being launched for those willing to work in

Japan to sign MoU for import of skilled Pakistani manpower

ISLAMABAD: Japan will sign a Memorandum of Understanding in Islamabad on Monday December 23 for import of skilled Pakistani manpower in fourteen different sectors. This was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minster on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource

Japan plans to hire Pakistani blue-collar workers

ISLAMABAD: Japan has planned to hire skilled blue-collar workers from Pakistan to expand cooperation for employment in the country. According to a statement made by the Japanese ambassador, . and offer them working visas to counter a growing decrease in