17 October 2021
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The provincial government has re-structured the Sindh Building Control Authority in Karachi. The SBCA will now be working on the district level, instead of towns. The Sindh Local Government secretary issued the notification, abolishing the posts of SBCA town directors. The government has instead introduced the posts of SBCA district directors. It has appointed Syed […]

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Even though a team of experts has dismissed the lab leak theory behind COVID-19, Who chief calls for further investigation on the issue has put China under pressure over the investigation into the origins of coronavirus. A report by WHO and Chinese experts released on Tuesday had judged the lab-leak hypothesis highly unlikely, saying the […]

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Federal Finance Minister Hammad Azhar announced Wednesday the government’s decision to decrease the prices of petrol and diesel. “This decision is not related to the ECC [meeting that took place] but the first decision we have taken, after consultations with the prime minister, we will reduce the prices of petrol and diesel,” said Hammad Azhar […]

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday rejected the Sindh government’s recommendation to impose a “complete lockdown” across the country for two weeks. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had earlier said the government should impose a “complete lockdown” across the country for two weeks to stem the spread of the virus. Reacting to his comments, […]

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Pakistani banker and former finance minister Shaukat Tareen is likely to be made Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide on finance and revenue. According to the sources, Tareen — who attends important meetings of PM Imran Khan’s finance and economic team — would likely be appointed special assistant to the premier or his finance adviser. However, […]

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At least 4,830 children in Punjab tested positive for coronavirus in March, the provincial health department said Wednesday. According to the Punjab health department, 19,357 children who were aged 15 and below had been diagnosed with the virus since it first emerged in the country. Around 5,000 cases were reported in Lahore alone. In February, […]

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Business in Sindh will only be allowed to remain open from 6am to 8pm, the provincial government announced Wednesday. There will be no business activity on Saturdays and Sundays, according to a notification issued by the Sindh home department. However, medical stores, clinics, hospitals, petrol stations, bakeries and milk shops have been exempted. The restrictions […]

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Mosques will remain open across Pakistan during the holy month of Ramazan, PM’s special representative on religious harmony Tahir Ashrafi announced Wednesday. Prayers and Tarawih will be offered with coronavirus SOPs in place, Ashrafi said at a press conference in Islamabad. Earlier, the religious affairs minister also confirmed that the government would keep the mosques open […]

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https://www.samaa.tv/wp-content/uploads//usr/nfs/sestore3/samaa/vodstore/digital-library/2020/03/SHEIKH-RASHEED-ON-LOCKDOEN-SOT-31-03.mp4 The government hasn’t taken any decision to impose a lockdown in the country, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said Wednesday. “The prime minister had advised people to exercise caution and run a campaign to make people wear face masks,” Rasheed told SAMAA TV after a meeting of the National Coordination Committee. PM Imran Khan spoke with […]

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WHO vaccine experts said Wednesday that an interim analysis of clinical trial data from two Chinese Covid-19 vaccines showed they demonstrated “safety and good efficacy”, but that more data was needed. The Chinese firms Sinovac and Sinopharm, whose Covid jabs are already being used in several countries, have submitted data in applications for the World […]

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