PML-N submits bill for creation of South Punjab, Bahawalpur provinces

  Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday submitted a constitutional amendment bill in the National Assembly for the creation of “Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces.” The bill was submitted to the NA secretary by MNAs Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Tanvir and Rana Sanaullah. The bill demands that Article 1 of the Constitution be amended to create the Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces. The Bahawalpur province will consist of the current administrative division that is considered Bahawalpur, while the current divisions of Dera Ghazi Khan and Multan will fall into the…

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Shahid Khaqan terms economic growth biggest challenge of country

Terming economic growth the biggest challenge of the country, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday demanded of the government to take the parliament into confidence over foreign loans. Addressing a joint press conference along with PML-N leaders in Islamabad, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that his government had initiated the projects of dams to tackle the water scarcity in the country. He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government should have pursue the dams projects. The PML-N leader said that his government faced the challenges…

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Faysal Bank Reinforces commitment to Islamic Banking

Pakistan’s premier banking institution, Faysal Bank Limited,reiteratedits plans at IBA City Campus to convert into a full-fledged Islamic banking financial institutionover the next few years.Faysal Bank currently has a branch network of 455 branches with 255 dedicated Islamic branches. 100 new Islamic branches are to be opened this year, the Bank intendsto consolidate itsnetwork around 600 plus. Present at the event were Mr. Yousaf Hussain, President & CEO of Faysal Bank, Dr. Ishrat Hussain Chairman IBA CEIF and Mr. Ahmed Ali Siddiqui, Director IBA CEIF as well as various dignitaries…

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Kohli bows out with India undefeated in New Zealand

  WELLINGTON: Virat Kohli bowed out of the New Zealand tour with India in an unbeatable position after they won the third one-day international by seven wickets in Mount Maunganui on Monday. With India up 3-0, world player of the year Kohli is to be rested for the remaining two matches and the following Twenty20 series. Kohli’s 60 off 74 deliveries and a 113-run partnership with Robit Sharma saw India chase down their 244-run target with seven overs to spare. It gave the tourists back-to-back series wins against Australia and New…

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Etisalat sets new record as the first and only Middle East brand portfolio to break $10bn brand value barrier

Etisalat has been declared as ‘The Most Valuable Portfolio Brand’ in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand business valuation and strategy consultancy. The recognition is for the company’s impressive portfolio of brands becoming the first Middle East group to surpass some of the finest MENA brands across the telecom, aviation and FMCG sectors to break the $10 billion barrier in terms of wider portfolio value. Etisalat boasts of a portfolio of brands, i.e. Etisalat UAE, Etisalat Misr, PTCL, Ufone, Mobily, Maroc Telecom…

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Huawei pledges to invest a total of more than 100 billion US dollars into R&D in the next five years

In his first interview since 2015, Ren Zhengfei broke his silence on the series of allegation that have roiled Huawei since the second half of 2018, from restrictions on the company selling 5G products and infrastructure in some Western countries, to the arrest of his daughter Huawei CFO in Canada. Mr. Ren Zhengfei spoke openly to journalists at a press conference organized at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The press conference focused heavily on the topic of cybersecurity as journalists questioned the Huawei founder onallegations by some Western countries that…

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IGI Life Insurance launches IGI Life Vitality to help Pakistan’s people become healthier

IGI Life Insurance and Vitality Group, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited, on Monday announced the launch of IGI Life Vitality, a first-of-its kind Shared-Value Insurance offering in Pakistan. Vitality Group’s Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model, applied by major insurers globally, incorporates Vitality, a scientifically-validated health promotion program, into insurance. The program provides participants with the knowledge, tools and the motivation to improve their health using a digital app and wearable devices. When linked to insurance, it becomes a powerful mechanism for a differentiated insurance offering. Syed Hyder Ali, CEO of IGI…

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LMS with collaboration of Sportfever360 launched First Cricket League in Islamabad

  Last Man Stands (LMS) originated back in 2005 with a few players only, but with a passage of time, it has become a widest amateur cricket league in the world. LMS unites together like minded individuals from all walks of life, countries, religions, and races, to enjoy this wonderful format of cricket. Last Man Stands offer a support system of training, technology and development. Through this unique initiative, young and talented players are groomed and provided with unlimited exposure. LMS is affiliated with English Cricket Board (ECB) and has…

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Sindh Govt yearns to facilitate the people: Yasmeen  Shah

  BADIN: Sindh Government was providing better facilities to the people of public private partnership. These views were expressed by former Senator and PPP leader, Bibi Yasmeen Shah while addressing the ceremony of inauguration of new building of Syed Ali Bux Shah rural health center Wehanai Sharif near Tando Bago on Sunday. She said they were serving the people and striving hard to resolve the issues people were facing. Bibi Yasmeen Shah said it made her so pleasure that such hospital established in rural area with basic and modern facilities including…

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Rehan Hashmi declare emergency for expected rain

KARACHI:The DMC Central Chairman Rehan Hashmi has declared emergency in central Karachi due to the prediction of met office expected heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday . Following the emergency Hashmi took a whirl wind tour of his area and directed cleaning of nulahs  and also sewerage lines . He observed that encroachments in district central are the biggest hurdle in cleaning small and big nullahs . Due to the emergency sanitary staff and kundi men  have been directed to report on emergency duty due to expected rainfall . Chairman…

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