PIA pilots are overpaid, spend on expensive hotels, reveals internal audit report

Pilots of the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are overpaid despite low productivity and spend on luxurious hotels causing a loss of billions of rupees to the airlines, reveals an internal audit report. The report, compiled by officials of the PIA and the Civil Aviation Authority, states that the productivity of pilots “was extremely low with respect to industry standards"....

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PIA pilots are overpaid, spend on expensive hotels, reveals internal audit report

Pilots of the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are overpaid despite low productivity and spend on luxurious hotels causing a loss of billions of rupees to the airlines, reveals an internal audit report. The report, compiled by officials of the PIA and the Civil Aviation Authority, states that the productivity of pilots “was extremely low with respect to industry standards"....

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SHC orders strict action against private schools not giving 20% fee concession

The Sindh High Court on Thursday ordered action to be taken against private schools that were not giving a 20% discount in fee to the people. The court directed the director-general of private schools to ensure that the court's orders are being implemented and parents of schoolchildren are being provided a 20% discount. The high court urged parents to register...

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Biden, Kamala formally launch bid for White House

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his vice president running mate, Kamala Harris, announced Wednesday — after formally launching their bid for the White House — that they will "rebuild this country" after racial tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic have compounded the superpower's domestic problems in the past couple of months. Making their first appearance as running mates, before a...

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19th death anniversary of Pakistani pop queen Nazia Hassan observed today

KARACHI: 19th death anniversary of renowned pop singer Nazia Hassan will be observed on Thursday (today). She ruled the music field in Pakistan during the decade of 1980’s. Her song “Aap Jaisa Koi” (1980) made her a legend and pop icon in Pakistan and in South Asia. Her debut album Disco Deewane (1981) also charted in fourteen countries worldwide and...

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12PM Bulletin | 13-August-2020

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COAS Bajwa to visit Saudi Arabia in quest to strengthen ties

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will visit Saudi Arabia this weekend, officials said, seeking to calm diplomatic strains over Kashmir as financial support for Islamabad hangs in the balance. The two countries are traditionally close and Saudi Arabia in 2018 gave Pakistan a $3 billion loan and $3.2 billion oil credit facility to help its balance of payments crisis....

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FO dismisses allegations of ‘illegal fencing’ along Pak-Afghan border

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday rejected Afghanistan's insinuation that the military was conducting "illegal fencing" along the Pakistan-Afghan border, adding that it was being done to address "serious security concerns". In a statement. FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that the fencing was "fully in accordance with the established norms of international law without encroaching into Afghan territory"....

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One killed, seven wounded in Quetta grenade attack

QUETTA: A child was killed and seven people were injured after unidentified persons hurled a hand grenade at a shop on Barori Road in the city on Thursday. According to police, unidentified persons hurled a hand grenade at a shop in the Micro area of ​​Barori. The explosion injured several people, two among them children. The injured were rushed to...

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92% of coronavirus patients in Pakistan recover as per NCOC data

With a steady decline in coronavirus cases across country, over 92% of COVID-19 patients have recovered in Pakistan, according to the latest statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday. As many as 264,060 people have recovered from coronavirus across Pakistan so far, making it a significant count, as it constitutes 92% of the total number...

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SC turns down request to reassign charge of drain cleaning from NDMA to Sindh govt

The Supreme Court of Pakistan turned down on Thursday a petition to reassign the responsibility for cleaning Karachi’s drainage system to the Sindh government from the National Disaster Management Authority, which it had assigned in the last hearing. The apex court, under Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, made the decision after resuming hearing a case regarding rain-related problems and unscheduled loadshedding...

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Pillion riding banned by Sindh govt on Muharram 9, 10

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday imposed a ban on pillion riding on Muharram 9 and 10 to avoid any untoward incident and maintain law and order in the province. According to a notification issued by the provincial home department, the ban on pillion riding does not apply to senior citizens, women, children below 12 years of age, journalists and...

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