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Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has taken notice of 300 percent increase in medicine price countrywide and ordered an inquiry against the officials of the Ministry of National Health Services and Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA). Director General NAB Rawalpindi Irfan Mangi has been assigned to investigate the spike in prices and take action.
Investors' faith in the current economic situation hit rock bottom as the KSE-100 index tumbled downwards by 497.66 points and hit nearly a three year low at 36,404.03. The change of the finance minister further delayed the International Monetary Fund package, because of which investors were afraid of the possibility of further monetary tightening.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Aftab Mehmood in assets beyond means and money laundering case involving the Shehbaz Sharif family. He was arrested after another accused, Shahid Shafiq, revealed information about both of them transferring millions of rupees into Sharif family's account illegally.
Abdul Razzaq the adviser to PM on Commerce and Textile stated that a new list of 313 items will be included in the next installment of China-Pakistan free trade agreement (FTA). The country's export revenue could increase by $500 million within 8 months. The second phase of the FTA is to be signed in Beijing on April 28.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will head the weekly federal cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Islamabad. A 16-point agenda has been set to discuss in the meeting, some of which include ratification of decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) and the cabinet committee on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
China's belt and road initiative is getting a full revamp as the government is toning down the rhetoric and increasing oversight. This is being done in response to a large number of corruption allegations that followed the initiative's largest projects. They are adding a number of anti-corruption mechanisms and restricting the use of the BRI brand.
Kashmir Media Service revealed that IOK completely shut down on Tuesday due to the bad treatment and incarceration of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi. The call for the protest was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership.
The Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for the suicide bombings during Easter celebrations in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured another 500. Two of the bombers attacked the Shangri-La Hotel, and others targeted three churches and two hotels. Another hotel and house were also hit.
The administration at Government Girls’ Primary School Mehr Imam Nasheb took students on a field trip of different institutions to encourage them to continue their studies. The students at the primary school are from rural backgrounds and usually work with their parents after school so the trip was a way to get them more exposure.
Sara Haider, who appeared on Coke Studio, just graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The singer spoke at her graduation and was awarded the prestigious Charles Jehlinger Award for developing the most “as a person as well as an artist." Robert Redford, Grace Kelly, Danny Devito and Anne Hathaway graduated from the same school.