Economy on track to achieve set growth target for FY22: Economic Outlook

The country’s economy is on track to achieve the growth target set by the government for the fiscal year 2021-22, according to monthly Economic Update and Outlook for November released by the finance ministry here Monday. According to Associated Press of Pakistan “The economy of Pakistan is on track to achieve the growth target for FY2022,” it says, adding that...

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Economy on track to achieve set growth target for FY22: Economic Outlook

The country’s economy is on track to achieve the growth target set by the government for the fiscal year 2021-22, according to monthly Economic Update and Outlook for November released by the finance ministry here Monday. According to Associated Press of Pakistan “The economy of Pakistan is on track to achieve the growth target for FY2022,” it says, adding that...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hands reins to technology chief Agrawal

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey is stepping down from his role and Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will now lead the company, the social networking site announced on Monday. According  to Reuters The appointment of Agrawal, a 10-year veteran of Twitter, marks an endorsement of a strategy the company previously laid out to double its annual revenue by...

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Pentagon plans stronger US posture toward China, Russia

The US military will reinforce deployments and bases directed at China and Russia, even while maintaining forces in the Middle East adequate to deter Iran and jihadist groups, the Pentagon said Monday based on the results of a review. The US Defense Department will be upgrading and expanding military facilities in Guam and Australia, underscoring its focus on China as...

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Boebert in call refuses to apologize for anti-Muslim remarks

Days after firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was harshly criticized for making anti-Muslim comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat whom she likened to a bomb-carrying terrorist, the two spoke by phone Monday. By both lawmakers' accounts, it did not go well. According to  Associated Press  news agency The conversation, which Boebert sought after issuing a tepid...

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Friday prayers in India

Pakistan reaffirms consistent & unstinted support for Palestinian cause

Pakistan has reaffirmed its consistent and unstinted support for the Palestinian cause and urged the international community to play its role for the resolution of the outstanding issue for durable peace and stability in the Middle East. In a statement on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said we reiterate...

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Covid 19: Crackdown against unvaccinated people continues across the country

In Punjab, significant decline is being witnessed in the coronavirus cases across the province. This was stated by Secretary Primary and Secondary Health Care Punjab Imran Sikandar Baloch in a statement today [Monday]. He said special SOPs have been issued for the various sectors to bring further decrease in the Corona cases. Imran Sikandar urged the citizens to adopt precautionary...

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Pakistan heading towards sustainable growth rapidly: Farrukh Habib

State Minister for Information & Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has said that Pakistan is heading towards sustainable growth rapidly due to prudent policies of PTI government. He was addressing a public gathering after inaugurating a number of development projects in Sir Syed Town here on Sunday night. He said that exports, industry, trade, agriculture and national economy had been put on...

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Madhya Pradesh: Man builds Taj Mahal replica home for wife

A 52-year-old Indian businessman has built a scaled-down replica of the iconic Taj Mahal as a home for his wife of 27 years. Anand Prakash Chouksey built his "monument of love" in Burhanpur city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. "It was a gift for my wife but also for the town and its people," Mr Chouksey told...

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Adele tops UK music charts record-breaking comeback album “30”

Music star Adele soared straight to the top of the UK charts on Friday with her new album "30", making a triumphant and record-breaking return. First week sales for "30" totaled 261,000, giving it the biggest opening week of the year so far, the Official Charts Company said. The figure is the biggest for an album since Ed Sheeran’s "Divide"...

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India’s Bharat Biotech resumes exports of homegrown COVID-19 shot

Indian vaccine maker Bharat Biotech said on Monday it has resumed export of its COVID-19 shot, Covaxin, and has executed long-pending orders in November. According  to Reuters The company also said exports to additional countries will commence from December, according to a statement it shared on Twitter. It was not immediately clear whether or not these exports were made under...

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New Zealand draw opening test against India in Kanpur

 Debutant Rachin Ravindra and number 11 batsman Ajaz Patel survived intense pressure to help New Zealand draw the opening test against India in Kanpur on Monday. According  to  Reuters report Chasing a target of 284 for victory on the final day, New Zealand slumped to 155-9 with nearly nine overs to go and an upbeat India was pressing for victory...

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World Health Organization

WHO chief: Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics

The World Health Organization on Monday is pushing for an international accord to help prevent and fight future pandemics amid the emergence of a worrying new omicron COVID-19 variant. According to  AP  WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said many uncertainties remain about just how transmissible and severe infection by the highly mutated omicron might be. Tedros joined leaders like...

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UN Security Council

Sustainable peace in region not possible without resolving Kashmir dispute: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says sustainable peace in the region is not possible without resolving the Kashmir dispute. Briefing Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir in Islamabad on Monday, he said the matter of human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir was raised at Human Rights Council, OIC and other international forums. Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the UN...

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Sumayya Sajjad

Pakistan’s economy can be strengthened through waste recycling, says Sumayya Sajjad

When we talk about the innumerable issues of the City of Quaid, the problems related to heaps of garbage and their management are at the top of the list. UK-based agency Tearfund is taking steps to playing its part in resolving these issues. It organized the 'Project Orientation' at a hotel in Karachi. People from civil society, Mehran University and...

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PM emphasizes on research in universities to provide informed choices to youth

Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized on research in universities to provide informed choices to the youth. Addressing a ceremony at Al-Qadir University in Jhelum on Monday, he said the universities have a role to play for character building of students in the light of Seera-e-Tayyeba. The Prime Minister said unless we practice Seerat-un-Nabi Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Alayhee Wassalam, we...

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Asad Umar

Reinforced vaccination campaign to start this week to stop new Covid variant: Asad Umar

Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Monday said that keeping in view the impending threat of the new variant of COVID-19, the government had decided to re-intensify the vaccination campaign across the country by utilizing extra resources. “The vaccination process was already going on but now we are going to escalate the process and within two...

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