Keeping in view the outbreak of coronavirus and rising number of cases in Karachi, Chairman Businessmen Group Siraj Kassam Teli, Office Bearers and Managing Committee members of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) have decided to shut down KCCI for one week hence all departments of the Chamber will remain closed from March 24th to March 29th as a precautionary measure to save the public and staff from the life-threatening disease caused by coronavirus.
In the best interest of public health, PTCL & Ufone have announced closure of Sales & Service Centers and Joint Shops across Pakistan till March 31, 2020, due to the increasing number of Coronavirus cases emerging in Pakistan.
In order to serve customers better and ensure business continuity, services will be provided to both PTCL and Ufone customers through alternate business and digital channels.
Medical graduated from different medical and dental universities facing serious difficulties in getting their medical and dental practitioners registration certificates due to nonfunctioning of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, is a statutory regulatory authority that maintains the official register of medical and dental practitioners in Pakistan.
Huawei Pakistan has donated a video conference system worth about 300,000 U.S. dollars to the Ministry of National Health Services (MNHS), Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan to help the country fight against COVID-19.This system can connect the World Health Organization Pakistan Office, the government departments and all the emergency control centers for COVID-19 across Pakistan.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to impact lives across Pakistan, Jazz is mobilizing its resources to fight against the virus’ spread and safeguard service continuity for over 60 million subscribers.
Following meetings with the Ministry of National Health Services, National Disaster Management Authority and the National Institute of Health, Jazz has pledged to support all national measures to fight the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
SBP has a strategic objective to support exports for sustained improvement in Pakistan’s balance of payments and growth. To this end SBP provides refinance to banks to provide cheap credit at interest rates that vary between 3 to 6 percent to exporters for working capital and new projects under Export Finance Schemes (EFS) and Long Term Financing Facility (LTFF) schemes.
WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd), in his message on the occasion of World Water Day to be observed on March 22, said climate change has been impacting the availability of surface water in Pakistan, as climate and water are inextricably interlinked.
President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday said the slight reduction in the interest rates by the central bank has left the business community disappointed.
The total liquid foreign reserves held by the Pakistan stood at US$ 18,743.0 million on 13-March-2020. The break-up of the foreign reserves position is as under:-
Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan: US$ 12,679.6 million
Net foreign reserves held by commercial banks : US$ 6,063.4
National Highway Authority is undertaking pragmatic precautionary measures against Corona Virus spread throughout the country. To this effect, protective steps are being taken in headquarters of the National Highway Authority, its Zonal Offices located in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan, Sukkur, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan and also at maintenance units.