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  • Pakistan health data worrisome as compared to neighbouring states

    ISLAMABAD: While life expectancy is the lowest in Pakistan as compared to other countries of the region, the cumulative health expenditures by federal and provincial governments in the Financial Year 2019 increased to Rs421...

    According to Economic Survey 2019-20, the national health security is increasingly threatened in Pakistan due to population growth, rising urbanisation, environmental pollution and change in lifestyle of people,...

  • Petrol prices in Pakistan still very cheap compared to rest of the world, says finance minister, day after price hike

    Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on Friday said petrol prices in Pakistan were cheaper than the rest of the region and the world, adding that only 16 countries had lower prices — all of them being oil producers themselves...

    "The finance minister added that Pakistan had cheaper petrol prices than other regional countries as well, such as India and Bangladesh...

  • Remittance processing time improves: survey

    KARACHI: An overwhelming majority of foreign investors recently surveyed by the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) has reported a significant improvement in the foreign exchange remittance processing time...

    The share of respondents reporting this level of processing time was 72pc in the preceding survey conducted in 2019...

  • Babar Azam does not want to be compared to Kohli

    Babar Azam came back with the perfect reply when a fan asked him how he felt about being the "Virat Kohli of Pakistan," on Sunday, during a question and answer session on Twitter...

    The fan asked Azam how he would feel about being called Pakistan's Virat Kohli:Azam did not keep the fan waiting and said: "There is no comparison...

  • League of ‘ageing stars’ cannot be compared with PSL: Sethi

    It also provided the organisers of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), also being held in the UAE, with a few lessons as league chairman Najam Sethi and co look to launch the tournament on February 4...

    The PSL and MCL play on the same day on seven occasions, but according to Sethi, the two league couldn't be compared as was evident by the dismal crowd turnout on Thursday...

  • Pakistani women in UK paid least compared to men

    LONDON: Pakistani and Bangladeshi women in Britain are paid the least compared to men while white Irish women have overtaken male peers in terms of salaries, according to a study of the gender pay gap by ethnicity on Monday...

    “But this is largely due to generational factors as they are more likely to be older, working full-time or in senior or managerial roles,” Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, said in a...

  • Quality of 2018 elections declined compared to 2013: Pildat

    The Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat) while assessing the quality of the 2018 polls at an overall score of 51...

    The assessment shows improved polling-day operations in the 2018 election compared to 2013 in terms of training and impartiality of polling staff and overall management of the polling arrangements for citizens as the process received an overall score of 64pc...

  • Babar can be compared to Kohli, Smith: Hussey

    PERTH: Having managed to end as the highest run-getter for Pakistan in the just concluded T20 International series against Australia, it will be important for Babar Azam to turn on the screws in the longer format as his team gets ready to take on the Aussies in a two-match Test series, which also includes a day-night game at Adelaide...

  • Turkey gifts tea-processing plant to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has sent a latest automatic tea-processing plant to Pakistan as a gift in recognition of the country’s tea-growing efforts...

    Spread over 50 acres, this is Pakistan’s first tea garden where black and green tea is produced...

  • Date farming, processing unit being set up in DI Khan

    In this regard, the board has undertaken measures for setting up a modern date farming and processing unit in Dera Ismail Khan...

    About 1,000 acres of land has been identified for investors to establish a modern date farming and processing unit in DI Khan, with the operational capacity of 50 tons a day, said the board’s vice-chairman Senator Mohsin Aziz in a statement here on Wednesday...

  • Processing of animal hides begins at tanneries

    Once inside a factory, the first thing one experienced was the unbearable pungent smell emanating from raw material and chemicals used for processing...

    “Eid has gone but our work has just begun and there is no time for leisure,” said Tariq Zaman, working as a supervisor at the tannery, adding that the process to treat skins had started at his factory receiving material from across the country...

  • CJ directs timely processing of pension cases

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Thursday ordered the Human Rights Cell (HRC) of the Supreme Court to ensure proper and timely compliance with apex court’s directions by public functionaries...

    The directive to the HRC’s director general was issued after it was noted that despite specific directions by the court in the human rights case of 2009 regarding timely processing of pension cases, the court was...

  • ITMS slow processing irks taxpayers

    MULTAN: A number of taxpayers are facing hardships to file their income and sales tax returns for 2014-15 owing to ‘flaws’ in the Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS) and its slow processing...

    The ITMS software was developed to streamline the sales and income tax issues by the Pakistan Revenue Automation System (PRAL)...

  • Growers happy as modern technology of tobacco processing introduced

    SWABI: Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) has introduced a modern way of curing Virginia tobacco on an experimental basis in three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    They said Sirajul Haq, research and development manager, British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh, and Ghulam Rabani, BAT research officer, during their 10-day stay in Pakistan finalised the plan after visiting different areas...

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