NAB to probe reasons for closure of PIA-owned Roosevelt Hotel

Following media reports on the closure of Roosevelt Hotel, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal on Tuesday ordered the director-general of NAB Rawalpindi to launch an investigation into the PIA-owned asset in New York. “The investigation will review why there was a need to close down Pakistan’s national asset Roosevelt Hotel located in central New York,” said...

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Govt approves up to Rs2.89 per unit surge in power tariff for K-Electric consumers

ISLAMABAD: Amid the ongoing controversy over K-Electric’s exclusivity to supply electricity to the metropolis, the federal government has approved up to Rs2.89 per unit hike in power tariff for the KE consumers with retrospective effect from September 1, it emerged on Monday. The Power Division has notified the increase from Rs1.09 to Rs2.89 per unit which will be applicable from...

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PM Imran stresses on timely action to control second coronavirus wave

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday emphasised that adherence to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) — which includes the donning of masks and maintaining social distance in particular – should be ensured at all costs to ward off the second wave of coronavirus. Chairing a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on COVID-19, the premier said from the...

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PTA, TikTok initiate discussions over resumption of services

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday started discussions with TikTok's senior management on resumption of services by the Chinese-owned app. According to a press release by the PTA, a virtual meeting was held between the two parties today "in an effort to have meaningful engagement with PTA, and in compliance with instructions of the Authority with respect to moderating...

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Hospitals put on alert as heatwave grips Karachi

KARACHI: In the wake of the heatwave forecast by the Met Office, the Karachi Administrator Iftikhar Ali Shallwani has given directives to put all the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) hospitals and 1122 rescue services on alert on Tuesday. All relevant officials and staffers have been asked to remain on duty round the clock. According to a press statement issued by...

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Prime suspect in motorway gang-rape case Abid Malhi sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand

LAHORE: A Lahore anti-terrorism court on Tuesday sent the prime suspect in the motorway gang-rape case, Abid Malhi, to jail on a 14-day judicial remand. The accused was brought to court under tight security, with a black hood covering his face that was removed during the proceedings. During the hearing, Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta approved a request by the prosecution to hold...

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