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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Economic Affairs Makhdom Khusro Bakhtiar said on Sunday key economic indicators are showing strong performance despite challenges posed by the second wave of COVID 19 and recessionary conditions in many regions globally. He in a statement said current account imbalances inherited from previous governments stand firmly addressed.
KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to apply 50 per cent cut in special salaries, allowances and perks of its aircraft engineers, ARY News reported. According to a notification issued by the PIA, special salaries and allowances of the aircraft engineers will be reduced by 50 per cent from January 2021.
The logo of the Cambridge Dictionary. ? Facebook Cambridge Dictionary ? widely viewed as a benchmark for the English Language ? has added a new word to its list that may have caused many to utter the same in surprise. The word "accha", taken from the Urdu language, has been added to the dictionary, which means okay or is used as an expression of astonishment.
PESHAWAR: At least seven patients died allegedly due to a shortage of oxygen at Peshawar?s Khyber Teaching Hospital, ARY News reported. The deaths occurred last night, sources at the health facility said. Confirming the news, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra tweeted: ?There was an incident at KTH last night involving a shortage of oxygen supply.?
Farmers sit on a tractor during a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near Delhi, India, December 5, 2020. ? Reuters/Adnan Abidi A deadlock between the Indian government and protesting farmers over agricultural reforms persisted on Saturday with the agriculture minister and union leaders saying they will meet again on Wednesday.
LAHORE: The Punjab government has issued orders to make all field hospitals on divisional level functional including Lahore’s Expo Field Hospital amid raging second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, ARY News reported on Sunday. The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Sunday said that the countrywide test positivity ratio of Covid-19 cases was recorded 7.94
Bilal Abbas and Ben Dunk?s hilarious exchange is sure to brighten up your day Pakistani actor Bilal Abbas left fans in splits with his side-splitting exchange with Australian cricketer Ben Dunk. The heartthrob?s new TV serial, titled Dunk, has been the talk of town but its poster has also turned into a meme for the Aussie athlete.
FAISALABAD: A Faisalabad court on Sunday granted post-arrest bail to a suspect in a case related to torture of a minor maid in the city?s Eden Valley housing scheme. Duty Judge Zulifqar Ahmed approved the bail plea of Rana Munir subject to submission of surety bonds worth Rs100,000. Madina Town police had registered an FIR against the suspect and a woman on charges of beating the minor after footage of the torture being inflicted on the maid identified as Sadaf, 11, went viral on social media.
LONDON/BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen instructed their negotiators to resume trade talks on Sunday in a last-ditch attempt to bridge significant differences. The decision to revive the long-running talks after they stalled on Friday over three of the thorniest issues suggests both sides believe there is still some hope they can secure a deal governing almost $1 trillion of trade a year.
This file photo taken on March 22, 2018, shows apps for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks on a smartphone in Chennai. ? AFP/File WhatsApp users might be unable to use the social media platform in 2021 if they do not agree with the Facebook-owned app's terms of service, according to WaBetaInfo.