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Govt approves 10pc increase in drug prices

Govt approves 10pc increase in drug prices

The federal government on Saturday allowed upto 10 percent increase in the prices of medicines across the country by introducing amendments to the Drug Pricing Policy, 2018.  Through changes to the policy, the government allowed…

Pakistani rupee to remain stable in 2020: Fitch

Pakistani rupee to remain stable in 2020: Fitch

Pakistani rupee will remain stable in the short-to-medium term as soft demand for the country’s assets will cool the pressures on the rupee, said Fitch Solutions — research arm of the Fitch Ratings.  “Soft demand…

SBP extends deadline for debt deferment facility

SBP extends deadline for debt deferment facility

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday extended the deadline for the debt deferment facility till September 30 allowing small and medium enterprises to defer payments on their loan principals.  “Considering the fact that…

Working on googly to challenge England, says Yasir Shah

Working on googly to challenge England, says Yasir Shah

Pakistani spin bowler Yasir Shah on Wednesday said that he has worked on his bowling skills and has prepared a surprise googly to bamboozle the English batting side.  Shah was speaking to journalists through a…

Assistant to PM on Health Dr. Mirza tests positive for Covid-19

Assistant to PM on Health Dr. Mirza tests positive for Covid-19

Special Assistant to the PM on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza on Monday said he has tested positive for the Covid-19 but said he is only showing mild symptoms. In a tweet, Mirza said Last week,…

Kumail speaks up about being first Pakistani to play a superhero

Kumail speaks up about being first Pakistani to play a superhero

Kumail Nanjiani is a big name in Hollywood so when he was asked to do Marvel’s movie Eternal, he was petrified to represent the brown audiences as the first Pakistani star to play a superhero. …

Pakistan’s exports fall 6.8pc YoY in June 2020

Pakistan’s exports fall 6.8pc YoY in June 2020

Pakistan’s exports during the FY2019-20 declined by 6.8 percent to $21.4 billion compared to $22.97bn during the same period last fiscal year, data released by the Ministry of Commerce showed on Friday.  However, detailed numbers…

Gold prices reach a record high level in eight years

Gold prices reach a record high level in eight years

The prices of per tola and 10-gram gold peaked on Thursday as they rose to Rs105,200 and Rs90,192 respectively.  Domestic price increases were prompted by the $12 per ounce jump in the international gold prices…

Pakistan’s inflation rate at 8.59 percent in June 2020

Pakistan’s inflation rate at 8.59 percent in June 2020

The CPI-based inflation during the month of June clocked in at 8.59 percent, data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) showed on Wednesday.  “CPI inflation general increased by 8.6pc on a year-on-year basis…

Pakistan’s Covid-19 cases cross 200,000 mark

Pakistan’s Covid-19 cases cross 200,000 mark

The number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country has increased above 200,000 mark  to 208,021 as of 7:02pm on June 29 with 95,407 recoveries and 4,241 deaths reported since the pandemic first appeared in…