February 2024

Sindh Health Care Commission Imposes Penalties Of Rs. 4.45 Million On ‘Quacks’

KARACHI: The 18th meeting of the Anti-Quackery Committee was held by the Sindh Health Care Commission at its Head Office a few days ago. The meeting was chaired by Convener Anti-Quackery Committee Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Shoro, attended by Commissioners Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Siddiqui and Prof. Shoaib Gangat and also attended by CEO -SHCC Dr. Ahson Qavi and Director Anti Quackery Syed . Zeeshan A Shah along with other team members.

President calls for financial inclusion of weaker segments of society through digital transformation

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday called for enhancing the inclusion of deprived sections of society, especially women and persons with disabilities, in the mainstream of the economy through the digital transformation of the financial sector for socio-economic development. The president gave these remarks while addressing the third edition of Hosting Business Net 2024, a platform to promote financial inclusion and digital transformation and recognize the contributions of companies

China congratulates Pakistan for holding general elections smoothly

BEIJING, Feb 19 (APP): A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Monday congratulated Pakistan for holding general elections of the national and provincial assemblies in a steady and smooth manner and hoped that the political parties in Pakistan could work together to form a new government after the polls. “We noted that general elections in Pakistan were held in a generally steady and smooth manner, and we offer our congratulations,” Mao

Pakistan's Economy and Regional Challenges: A Comprehensive Overview

By: FARAZ AHMED CHANDIO Pakistan, a country of approximately 220 million people, is strategically located at the crossroads of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. This geographic positioning offers significant strategic advantages but also places Pakistan at the center of complex regional dynamics. These dynamics influence its economic stability and growth prospects. This article delves into the multifaceted economy of Pakistan, highlighting its sectors, the challenges it faces,

Chinese cities cancel Argentina matches after Messi no-show

KARACHI: The sports bosses in China have cancelled two friendly matches featuring Argentina’s Lionel Messi as the soccer star failed to make an appearance for his club Inter Miami in a Hong Kong exhibition match recently. Argentina had scheduled a tour of China from March 18 to 26, during which it was set to clash with Nigeria in Hangzhou and Ivory Coast in Beijing. But last week a high-profile friendly

Noval Djokovic sets eyes on specific target in 2024

KARACHI: Novak Djokovic, a 24-time Grand Slam champion with over 100 career trophies, has set his eyes on one specific target in 2024 to complete his Greatest of All Time (GOAT) legacy. According to a tennis commentator, Nick Lester, the Serbian star will concentrate on winning a gold medal at the Paris Olympics to achieve one of the few remaining milestones in his career. Among the modern greats, such as

Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to historic Super Bowl victory over 49ers

KARACHI: The Kansas City Chiefs have secured their second consecutive Super Bowl title, becoming the National Football League’s (NFL) latest dynasty, after defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 25-22, in overtime, USA Today reported. They have won three Super Bowls in five years and are the first repeat champions since the New England Patriots in February 2005. The Chiefs’ victory marks the ninth time in history that a team has won back-to-back Super

Spotify names Annural Khalid Pakistan's first 'RADAR Artist'

KARACHI: Pakistan is a land with a rich music history producing music icons such as Noor Jehan, Mehdi Hassan, Ahmed Rushdi, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and others, and it seems that the younger generation is no different as it is making its mark in the ever-changing music industry. One such emerging artist is Annural Khalid who has been named Pakistan’s first woman RADAR Artist for the year 2024 by the

'People still believe that I'm married to Shoaib Malik'

KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik’s announcement of his marriage to actor Sana Javed took social media by storm with fans and netizens giving mixed reactions to the “hot topic” that has been the talk of the town for the past couple of days. Fans of Shoaib and Sania Mirza, his now-former wife, have been engaged in online banter with the former defending the cricket star against the latter’s criticism. It

Zayn Malik invited to tour Pakistan after featuring in Aur's 'Tu Hai Kahan'

KARACHI: UK High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriott on Monday invited British singer Zayn Malik to tour Pakistan after the latter collaborated with Pakistani band Aur for an Urdu song. “Time to plan your Pakistan tour, Zayn Malik! Loving this UK-Pakistan Urdu collaboration with Aur,” the UK diplomat wrote on her X handle. British heartthrob Zayn Malik, who is known to the world for his melodious vocals in English, tested