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Economy faces first-ever contraction since 1951

For the first time in nearly seven decades, Pakistan’s economy is expected to post a negative growth rate of about


8 Minutes and 46 Seconds: How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody

The Times has reconstructed the death of George Floyd on May 25. Security footage, witness videos and official documents show


Deadly Thunderstorm Damages Taj Mahal

AGRA: A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the


10,000 trees planted in Nowshera in one day

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Housing Minister Dr Amjid Ali on Monday inaugurated the tree plantation campaign in Jalozai Housing Scheme Nowshera


Thar coal power plants could cause 29,000 deaths from pollution, says new study

KARACHI: A cluster of coal-fired power plants in the Thar desert, some of which are already operational, could expose around


Searle to launch a lifesaving drug for hospitalized Covid19 patients Posted on May 31, 2020 UTC

KARACHI: The Searle Company Limited has successfully entered into an exclusive licensing & marketing agreement with Beximco Pharmaceuticals, Bangladesh. Searle


How Vietnam managed to keep its coronavirus death toll at zero

When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were


Pakistan studies Turkish Model for Power Firms

Pakistan government is studying a Turkish model for privatising power distribution companies (DISCOs), under which private sector will be engaged


A Model for Corona Virus’ Economic Impact

As the government, private businesses, civil society, and the public at large grapple with the emerging pandemic situation across the


Fiscal Mess Straighten the Priorities

Budget-making is in the process. This one is a tough budget to make. Covid-19 demands stimulus; but the fiscal deficit


IMF Sees Negative 1.5pc Growth in Pakistan This Year

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected economic recession for Pakistan following the coronavirus-related ‘The Great Lockdown’ that


How Taiwan changed its attitude to landfills

From landfills that were bursting at the seams to remarkably clean cities, Taiwan’s changing attitude to waste has transformed the


Thar coal pollution will cause serious health risks

The emissions from the massive clusters of coal mines and power plants in Thar will cause alarming levels of toxic


Power sector entities: ECC questions Rs200bn disbursement plan

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has raised serious questions over the disbursement plan of Rs200 billion to


NDMA says locust attacks causing damage in more than 60 districts across Pakistan

The National Disaster Management Authority’s spokesman informed on Friday that 61 districts across the country are under attack from locusts,

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