Tag Archives: 2021

Monsoon 2021: How you can stay safe this rainy season

Monsoon 2021: How you can stay safe this rainy season

KARACHI: Where the current monsoon season has turned the weather of the country pleasant, it has also wreaked havoc causing a great deal of inconvenience to the citizens. Roads are already flooded and citizens are suffering from power cuts. As rain continues to lash several cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi …

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Eidul Azha 2021: Nine-day holiday for government employees?

Eidul Azha 2021: Nine-day holiday for government employees?

File photo KARACHI: This year government employees will likely get nine-day holiday on account of Bakra Eid, according to a Daily Jang report. According to the report, Eid holidays in Pakistan are expected to start from July 17 as the government employees observe Saturday and Sunday as weekly holidays. The …

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NA session to vote on budget 2021-22 underway

NA session to vote on budget 2021-22 underway

ISLAMABAD: A session of the National Assembly to vote on budget 2021-22 is underway.  A resolution to present the budget for approval was adopted after vote count following an objection from an Opposition member over verbal voting. Earlier, PPP MNA Nafeesa Shah had criticised the government’s budget measures, saying that …

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Budget 2021-22: Rs42.45 million allocated for HEC

Budget 2021-22: Rs42.45 million allocated for HEC

The logo of the Higher Education Commission. — File photo ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC)  is set to get Rs42,450 million for the fiscal year 2021-22 under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). According to the budget document issued on Friday, Rs29,736 million have been earmarked for ongoing schemes …

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2021-22 budget expected to have Rs8 trillion outlay

2021-22 budget expected to have Rs8 trillion outlay

Residents shop at a wholesale market in Karachi, Pakistan on June 10, 2020. — Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty Images ISLAMABAD: The third budget by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government due to be presented on Friday (tomorrow) will have an estimated outlay of around Rs8 trillion, state-owned news agency APP reported. The …

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NEC sets GDP growth target of 4.8% for FY 2021-22

NEC sets GDP growth target of 4.8% for FY 2021-22

PM Imran Khan chairs the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Islamabad, on June 7, 2021. — PID The target for the gross domestic product (GDP) growth has been set at 4.8% for the next fiscal year, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said after a meeting of the …

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Earth to witness first 2021 solar eclipse on June 10

Earth to witness first 2021 solar eclipse on June 10

Solar eclipse can be seen in this file photo. — AFP/File Astronomer and Director Institute of Space Science and Technology Karachi University Professor Dr Javed Iqbal said Monday the first solar eclipse of the running year will be witnessed on June 10.  The professor, in a statement, said the eclipse …

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