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Pakistan budget raises subsidies, incentives for big business, manufacturing and agriculture

The Pakistan government on Friday significantly raised subsidies and incentives for big business, manufacturing and agriculture sectors, while proposing around a 24 percent hike in revenues, in its fiscal budget for 2021-22

Awami National Party claims Pakistani mosques collecting donations for Afghan Taliban

Awami National Party, a key opposition party of Pakistan, has claimed donations are being collected in mosques for supporting the Afghan Taliban

Guided-missile cruiser of US Navy visits Pakistan’s Karachi port

USS Monterey, a guided-missile cruiser of the US Navy, visited Pakistan’s Karachi Port and also participated in a passage exercise with the Pakistan Navy, the latter said in a statement

Residents of Paktia demonstrate in support of Afghan security official

Residents of Pakistan's Paktia province recently demonstrated against the Pakistan government and in support of Afghanistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib

Sim cards of people refusing to get vaccinated to be blocked in Pakistan’s Punjab province

Pakistan’s Punjab province government on Thursday decided to block the SIM cards of people refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, an official said

'Pakistan potential buyer of Ukrainian anti-tank guided missile system'

Pakistan is a potential buyer for a new anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system produced by a leading Ukrainian defense company with an operation range of three km with "phenomenal accuracy", according to the Defence Blog website

Bill and Milinda Gate Foundation hails Pakistan Army’s role in polio vaccination

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has hailed the Pakistan Army for supporting the country’s national polio drive, particularly through the involvement of community leaders and influencers

Military cooperation with US has given us space to delay unpopular IMF reforms: Pakistan FM

Pakistan Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has conceded that military cooperation with the United States over its withdrawal from Afghanistan had given the government “some space” to delay unpopular IMF reforms, Financial Times reported

Covid renders 20 million jobless in Pakistan

The Covid 19 pandemic rendered 20 million people jobless in Pakistan, but strong V-shaped recoveries in the services and manufacturing sectors helped the economy expand 3.94 percent despite much lower estimates from both the government and international lending agencies, according to Pakistan’s economic survey tabled on Thursday

Pakistani cleric arrested for threatening suicide attack on Malala Yousafzai

A Pakistani cleric, who threatened the world's youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai with a suicide attack during a speech, has been arrested, from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Vaccine mandatory for all public and private sector employees in Pakistan

Pakistan has made Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for employees of the public and private sectors in the country and set a deadline of 30 June for all government officials to get vaccinated

Two police officers guarding polio workers killed in Pakistan

Two police officers who were assigned to protect a polio workers' team were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan will not host drone bases, CIA chief told

The chief of the US intelligence agency CIA paid a 'secret' visit to Islamabad and met top Pakistan army and intelligence officials in his quest for bases around Afghanistan to launch counter-terrorism strikes

Pakistan train accident toll touches 65; decrepit railway infrastructure blamed

The Pakistan government will present today a full inquiry report of the train collision accident that happened on Tuesday in Ghotki region of Sindh province that killed at least 65 people by Tuesday, reports say

Pakistan government sets aside $1 billion for vaccines

The Pakistan government has allocated $1 billion for vaccine procurement after the National Economic Council of the cabinet recommended allotting the fund for it, reported Dawn

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