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IMF, Pakistan, government, salaries

IMF wants Pakistan to freeze salaries of government employees

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Pakistan to freeze salaries of government employees and adhere to the fiscal consolidation path by showing a nominal...

Pakistan, lockdown, SOPs, violation, government, Pakistan lockdown

Govt warns of re-imposing strict lockdown if people continue violating SOPs

The federal government has said that it would impose another lockdown if the people did not follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for protection from...

SBP, State Bank of Pakistan, economy, Pakistan, coronavirus, COVID-19, SBP lockdown, Pakistan, growth target, SBP

State Bank of Pakistan says further lockdown will harm the economy

The State Bank of Pakistan has said national economy faces downside risks, stemming from the virus-induced lockdown due mainly to the country’s multidimensional...

Pakistan, inflation rate, May

Pakistan inflation rate slows to 8.22% in May

Pakistan’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate slowed to 8.22% year-on-year in May, the country’s statistics bureau said on June 1. The inflation rate was 8.5%...

Pakistan, World Bank, ecosystem restoration pact, Pakistan World Bank

Pakistan, World Bank to sign disaster resilience, ecosystem restoration pact

The World Bank has agreed to join hands with Pakistan to support the latter’s disaster resilience and ecosystem restoration initiatives through more reliable and...

People, masks, fine, coronavirus, COVID-19, Pakistan

People who do not wear masks will face Rs 3,000 fine

People who don’t wear masks in Islamabad will be fined Rs3,000 and may also face jail time. A tweet by the office of Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat announced on...

Pakistan, Bangladesh, COVID-19, treatment drug, remdesivir, Pakistan covid-19 drug

Pakistan pharma firm to import covid-19 treatment drug from Bangladesh

A pharmaceutical company in Pakistan plans to import the antiviral drug remdesivir, which has shown promise in treating coronavirus patients, from Bangladesh, it said in...

China, legal services, Zhongao Law Firm, Pakistan

Chinese-funded law firm to provide legal services to Chinese citizens in Pakistan

Zhongao Law Firm, a first Chinese-funded law company has been established to provide legal services and assistance to the Chinese enterprises and citizens in Pakistan....

Coronavirus, Pakistan, death toll, Pakistan coronavirus

Coronavirus kills 57 Pakistanis in one day as cases mount to 64,028

Pakistan confirmed 57 more deaths from novel coronavirus in one day as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,317 and positive cases surged to 64,028,...

Pakistan, coronavirus, cases, COVID-19, WHO

91% of Pakistan’s coronavirus cases are locally transmitted: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its latest country report on the coronavirus pandemic has said local coronavirus transmission in Pakistan has risen to 91% up...