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Balochistan, Sindh surpass 30-year rains record

Balochistan, Sindh surpass 30-year rains record

However, in the same period this year, Balochistan received around 45.9 mm of rainfall — 39 mm more than usual. Similarly, Sindh receives an average of 10.5 mm of maximum rainfall from July 1 to 9. However this year during the same period, the province received a downpour of 72.1 …

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Finance Bill 2022 sails through National Assembly

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The National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday approved the passage of the Finance Bill, 2022, commonly known as the federal budget, with a majority vote after taking it up clause by clause. There was virtually no opposition to the passage of the bill — similar to last year. The passage of the …

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Pakistan needs to ‘do more’ for double IMF payout

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Additional prior actions include passage of budget as agreed with IMF, ensuring Rs750bn provincial surplus • Officials say toughest part of stabilisation exercise already completed ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will have to take at least two more “prior actions” to secure two combined tranches of about $1.85 billion from the International Monetary …

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Revenue collection surpasses upward revised target

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The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has collected a net revenue of Rs6,125 billion during the fiscal year 2021-22, which has exceeded the upward revised target of Rs6,100bn by Rs25bn. This represents a massive growth of about 29.1 per cent over the collection of Rs4,744bn during the preceding fiscal last …

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Veronica dreams of Olympic glory

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“My dream is to win the Olympic gold medal in 2024,” the 18-year-old Veronica Sohail beamed as she talked about her inclusion in the Pakistan Olympic Association’s Athletes’ Commission that held its election on June 10. Veronica has been the youngest in the family of the female star weightlifters and …

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Cabinet rolls out first policy to tackle hazardous waste

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The federal cabinet approved on Tuesday country’s first-ever National Hazardous Waste Management Policy, 2022, hoping that the Centre and provinces would finalise a National Action Plan (NAP) implementation framework of the policy within three months so that the country does not become a dumping ground of hazardous disposals. Minister for …

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A costume show without the costumes

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Even a slight whiff of fashion can be exciting in these dark, dreary times. The pandemic came along and Pakistan’s fashion industry struggled to remain afloat and the market for luxury wear contracted. Fashion weeks promptly came to an end. Solo fashion shows only surfaced sporadically. Catwalks gathered cobwebs. Even …

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From reversed rainbow eye to loving your skin

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Everyone loves a good makeup look and so do I. It could be a simple blush and smudged eyeliner or colourful eyeshadow — I love it all and I’m here to present to you some of my favourite makeup looks this summer. When we talk about beauty trends these days, …

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