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  • Ombudsman opens desk for expats at Lahore airport

    LAHORE: Federal Ombudsman Salman Faruqui on Thursday inaugurated one-window facilitation desk at the Allama Iqbal International Airport for overseas passengers...

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr Faruqui said the establishment of the desk would help solve problems being faced by expatriates who were backbone of the country’s economy...

  • Young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

    But it is already contributing to the growth of the local-food movement and could help preserve the place of midsize farms in the rural landscape...

    And she suggested that new policy initiatives, including student loan forgiveness and farm transition programs, could further help them...

  • One window desk starts working at BBIA

    ISLAMABAD: One Window Facilitation Desk has started working at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) which will help overseas Pakistanis in sorting out their grievances relating to at least 12 federal government departments...

  • ‘Doing Business with America’ desk set up at LCCI

    LAHORE: The first ever “Doing Business with America” desk has been set up at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) with an aim to increase US-Pakistan trade which currently stands at $5...

    The desk was inaugurated jointly by US Commercial Counsellor Steve Knode and the Acting President of LCCI Amjad Ali Jawa on Monday...

  • FBR desk set up at HCCI

    HYDERABAD: A desk of the Voluntary Tax Compli­ance Scheme has been set up at the Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (HCCI) with the aim of bringing non-filers into the tax net, said Federal Board of Revenue Management Chief, Yusuf Munir Shaikh on Monday...

  • Chinese desk set up at foreign security cell

    KARACHI: The Sindh police on Monday announced setting up of a ‘Chinese desk’ at its foreign security cell amid growing presence of the neighbouring country’s professionals in the province working on more than 100 projects after reinvigorated economic relations between the two countries...

    “The Sindh IG directed the AIG operations that a Chinese desk be established at the AIG operations office with a monitoring room to further...

  • Peshawar-Kabul motorway’s desk study completed, House told

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate was told on Tuesday that the National Highway Authority had completed the desk study of the Peshawar-Kabul motorway project and was going to hire consultants to prepare its feasibility and preliminary design...

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the house that it had only two state guest houses under its administrative control; one each in Lahore and Karachi...

  • IGP orders to set up security desk

    PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Nasir Khan Durrani on Monday directed the quarters concerned to set up a security desk to deal with the security of sensitive and vulnerable establishments and threats alerts...

  • Info desk to facilitate pilgrims’ relatives

    RAWALPINDI: The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) established a facilitation desk in the District Coordination Office on Monday to help relatives of pilgrims missing after Mina stampede...

    The desk will be staffed by 38 officials who will be available 24 hours to help residents of Rawalpindi to get information on relatives who had travelled to perform Haj...

  • Facilitation desk at airport

    KARACHI: Federal ombudsman Salman Faooqui inaugurated a one-window facilitation desk for overseas Pakistanis at Jinnah International Airport on Thursday...

    A statement of the Civil Aviation Authority issued on Thursday said that this was the third such desk as earlier two desks had already been set up at Islamabad and Lahore airports...

  • IG opens women, child protection desk

    Khowaja on Thursday inaugurated a women and children protection desk at the office of DIG West Zone in Gulberg where only women police would be appointed to deal with cases of violence against women and children...

    He pointed out that the establishment of women and children protection desk was aimed at preventing different kinds of abuses against women and children...

  • ‘He screamed help, help, but no one moved’

    LAHORE: Shahzad, who fell from the fourth floor of the Goldmine plaza in Ichchra and died of multiple injuries, kept crying for several minutes for help from a window when the building caught fire on Tuesday morning...

    He says rescue workers had not arrived at the scene when Shahzad appeared on the window, and screamed “help, help”...

  • Lahore team to help dist admin resolve sewage issue

    BAHAWALPUR: The district administration has acquired the services of a technical team from Lahore to deal with the issue of sewage in various parts of the city...

    He expressed hope that the issue would be resolved soon with the help of technical team from the provincial capital...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

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