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    Sovaldi Price Reduced In Pakistan Sick

  • CNG price may be reduced by Rs25 in Sindh

    ISLAMABAD: The price of CNG is likely to drop by Rs25 in Sindh from next month as dealers claim to have reached an agreement with the petroleum ministry to sell re-gasified LNG, instead of natural gas, to the CNG sector...

    “After getting the go-ahead from the minister, a delegation of various CNG associations is scheduled to meet the top management of Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd at its headquarters in Karachi on Saturday,” said Malik...

  • Imran wants oil price reduced, privatisation process halted

    DERA MURAD JAMALI: Pak­­­­­istan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has demanded a reduction in fuel prices and electricity tariff, withdrawal of new taxes, rehabilitation of natio­nal institutions instead of privatising them, payment of salary to Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) employees and bringing back the money stashed abroad...

    Mr Khan criticised the government’s plan to privatise national institutions, inclu­­ding Pakistan...

  • Price of hepatitis drug reduced, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar informed the National Assembly on Friday that the original brand of Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) tablets for the treatment of hepatitis C was available at reduced rates...

    The government had fixed the price of Rs5,868 for 28 tablets after modifying provisions of the Drugs Pricing Policy, 2015, after the approval of the prime minister and notified it on Feb 9 for...

  • Obama orders govt contractors to offer paid sick leave to workers

    BOSTON: President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days of paid sick leave a year and, without naming them, knocked Republican presidential candidates for advocating what he said were anti-union policies...

    Obama signed an executive order on sick leave during a flight on Air Force One to Boston, where he spoke at a union event...

  • Sick PIA to get Rs13 billion bailout package

    Sources told Dawn that a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet being called this week will also approve special honoraria for officers working on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), besides allowing four-month salaries to employees of the fledgling Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM)...

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is a chronic recipient of bailouts in the form of capital injections from the budget, or...

  • Taxing the sick at Taxila hospital

    TAXILA: Parking fee charged at the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Taxila has put an additional financial burden on patients and their families...

    This fee has been imposed in contradiction with the orders of the chief minister who abolished parking fee for patients at government hospitals across the province
  • Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

    MUNICH: Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead...

    The burly beer garden worker now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, dons his wetsuit and slides into the River Isar for his journey
  • Alamgir: sick but vibrant

    IN the mid-70s the song Dekha na tha, kabhi hum ne ye saman became an all-time hit on the Pakistan Television...

    This song turned out to be a trend-setter for popularising the pop music in Pakistan...

  • NA committee calls for revival of sick textile units

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday supported the proposal by the textile sector to restructure bank loans of sick units to help their revival...

    Members of the textile sector informed the committee that the revival of sick units will earn $1 billion in foreign exchange and create five million jobs...

  • Rainwater makes Shangla villagers sick

    SHANGLA: The residents of Gumrash area of Chakesar tehsil say that they are vulnerable to water-borne diseases as they use rainwater from a pond for drinking purpose...

    “Provision of potable water to every denizen is responsibility of the government, but over 6,000 people of Gumrash and adjoining localities still consume water of an unhygienic pond,” they said
  • Sick of scandals, pope prescribes cure for Vatican ills

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis vowed on Monday to power ahead with the reform of the Curia, the Church's “diseased” governing body, throwing down the gauntlet to those fostering a climate of intrigue, greed and double-crossing in the Vatican...

    His annual address to cardinals, bishops and priests running the Holy See echoed his speech at this time last year, when he suggested the Vatican's administrative hierarchy was beset by a “spiritual...
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