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Eidul Azha to be celebrated on July 31, predicts minister


June 16, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The nation will celebrate Eidul Azha on July 31 (Friday), according to Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry. The minister said in a tweet on Monday the Zilhaj moon would be visible over Karachi and nearby areas on July 21. “The Ruet app may also be used to ascertain the exact location of the moon,” Fawad Chaudhry tweeted. About …

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PTA asks internet users to register VPNs to avoid ban after June 30


June 16, 2020

KARACHI: Internet users in Pakistan will be unable to browse the web using encryption software after June 30, unless they register Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) with the telecom authorities. In a press release dated June 10 and newspaper advertisements, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has invited customers using VPNs to browse the internet to register with their service providers. VPNs …

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Careem launches Super App


June 16, 2020

KARACHI: Careem, the Dubai-headquartered ride-hailing company, launched its super app in a webinar on Monday. The app, in addition to offering rides, will have a host of services across three areas: mobility of people, things and money. It will be rolled out entirely by the end of June and the exact services depend on the local market but range from …

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FBR graft causing Rs1tr loss, minister tells Senate


June 16, 2020

ISLAMABAD: As the government came under fire in the Senate for presenting what the opposition called an unrealistic budget, a federal minister said that corruption and incompetence of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) was causing around Rs1 ­trillion revenue loss to the exchequer. Minister for Narcotics Control Senator Azam Swati in a tirade against the FBR termed it the …

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Banks resilient to Covid-19: SBP


June 16, 2020

KARACHI: The banking sector would remain resilient to Covid-19 under most reasonable shock scenarios, reflecting the strong capital and liquidity positions of the majority of players, the Financial Stability Review (FSR) issued by the SBP said on Monday. “It is encouraging that the strong capital buffers built over the years have significantly enhanced the resilience of Pakistan’s banking sector,” the …

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Provinces asked to chip in Rs110bn for uplift of tribal regions, DHQ hospitals


June 16, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The centre on Monday asked the provinces to jointly allocate Rs110 billion in their respective budgets next year to finance special development of the tribal regions and health sector upgradation in line with the National Finance Commission (NFC) shares. Speaking at a news conference, Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that China has agreed to …

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Marcelo takes a knee as Real win at their training centre


June 16, 2020

MADRID: Playing a home game but not at their famed Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Real Madrid resumed their La Liga campaign with a 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday to keep pace with leaders Barcelona. The game saw Marcelo take a knee during a goal celebration in apparent support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The Brazilian veteran defender put his …

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Djokovic breaks down in tears after hosting Belgrade event


June 16, 2020

BELGRADE: An emotional Novak Djokovic could not hold back the tears while hosting a charity event at his tennis complex by the Danube River on Sunday. Although the world number one missed out on Sunday’s Adria Tour final, in which Dominic Thiem beat Serbian Filip Krajinovic 4-3, 2-4, 4-2, the event revived a lot of fond memories for the 17-time …

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PCB awaiting detailed reply from ECB over bio-secure measures


June 16, 2020

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) expects a detailed reply from its its counterpart, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), by the end of the ongoing week over the arrangements to be made for hosting Pakistan cricket team from July to Sept for three Tests and as many T20I besides holding its training camp there. The officials of the …

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