Connect with us

Islamabad

Activists welcome hike in tax on cigarette pretty much as good transfer for public well being

Published

on


ISLAMABAD: The tobacco management activists, well being professionals, policymakers and nongovernmental organizations, particularly the Society for the Safety of the Rights of Little one (SPARC) have termed the federal government resolution to extend the Federal Excise Responsibility (FED) on cigarettes an amazing success in direction of the purpose of curbing the rising development of smoking among the many youthful era.

They mentioned it’s the results of joint efforts that led to doubling the tax on domestically produced cigarettes.

Malik Imran, the nation head of the Marketing campaign for Tobacco-Free Children (CTFK), expressed his gratitude to the federal government for rising the FED. In accordance with Imran, the current issuance of a Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) on February 14, 2023, has revised the taxes on domestically produced cigarettes, with FED doubled on cigarettes which have an preliminary worth on the packaging exceeding 9000 per 1000 cigarettes, to 16500/- per 1000 cigarettes. This transfer is anticipated to generate billions of rupees in income for the nationwide exchequer, whereas additionally discouraging smoking amongst kids.

Khalil Dogar, Program Supervisor at SPARC, additionally recommended the federal government for its resolution to double the FED on cigarettes. Dogar highlighted the constructive influence this coverage can have on the financial system, in addition to its potential to cut back smoking amongst kids. In accordance with Dogar, rising the price of cigarettes will make it tougher for younger folks to afford them, finally lowering the variety of kids who turn into hooked on tobacco.

The rise in FED is a major step in direction of controlling tobacco use in Pakistan, a rustic the place tobacco consumption is widespread and a significant public well being concern. In accordance with the World Grownup Tobacco Survey, carried out in 2014, roughly 24.3 million adults in Pakistan use tobacco in some type, and round 163,000 folks die annually from tobacco-related ailments.

Tobacco management activists hope that the federal government will proceed to take daring steps to cut back tobacco consumption in Pakistan. This contains implementing stronger tobacco management insurance policies, similar to rising taxes on tobacco merchandise, banning tobacco promoting and promotion, and creating smoke-free public areas.

In conclusion, the federal government’s resolution to double the FED on cigarettes is a welcome transfer for public well being and the nationwide financial system. It’s a testomony to the tireless efforts of tobacco management activists, well being professionals, and policymakers, who’ve been advocating for stronger tobacco management insurance policies in Pakistan. The hope is that that is only the start, and that the federal government will proceed to take daring steps to cut back tobacco use within the nation.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Islamabad

Fariha Farrukh: making waves as a sports activities anchor

Published

on


ISLAMABAD: Sports activities journalist and TV host Fariha Farrukh has mentioned that Pakistani media has made lots of headway over the previous couple of years with work locations offering extra alternatives to ladies and implementing insurance policies round equality and equity.

The TV host mentioned that there’s nonetheless a protracted approach to go however the progress made up to now is commendable.

Fariha Farrukh made her identify when she began internet hosting a present on a mainstream TV channel. She interviewed some well-known politicians in addition to different notables from numerous fields.

She subsequent ventured as a social media supervisor with The youth and sports activities division of the federal government of Punjab. She additionally coated the Asian Rugby matches held in Lahore. The Asia Rugby contains 37 sports activities federations. She additionally began a YouTube present primarily based on cricket World Cup and gained nationwide appreciation for her crispy interviews and commentaries, that had been quoted in Indian media as nicely.

She is now set to return to the TV display together with her personal brand-new present, the place she’s going to host a federal minister to debate present affairs and world points together with the infotainment tinge. Her return to the mainstream TV screens marks a brand new starting for her.

In an interview, Fariha Farrukh, the celebrated host and anchor shared that she by no means feels complacent at solely elevating the marginalized voices to consideration however endeavours to make it an attainment image and inspiration for others to comply with.

Having studied Masters in Political science and minors in journalism, Fariha Farrukh’s distinctive journalistic abilities and dedication might allow her to face out amongst the contemporaries. She talked about that she was born for media and since childhood she was into debates and media competitions. She represented her establishments at numerous debating competitions and received accolades.

She was additional appointed because the goodwill ambassador by the Worldwide Human Rights Fee (IHRC) and will likely be representing within the summit to be held in Dubai in December.

She highlighted that within the early phases, she needed to show her formidable presence demanding power as journalist in addition to a resilient girl from Pakistan.

She mentioned: “I imagine in elevating marginalized voices, questioning absurd societal norms and serves as an inspiration for optimistic transformation. I imagine in steadfast dedication to reality and dedication to humanity and set up myself as an important influencer in shaping world discussions.”

Fariha Farrukh sees her braveness and dedication serving as motivation for many who are aspiring to contribute to fostering a extra equitable world. Her difficult stereotypes throughout the context of Pakistan are really noteworthy.

She staunchly upholds the assumption within the energy of humanity and stays unwavering in her dedication to reality, no matter the results. She has demonstrated her skilled traits whereas internet hosting applications on non-public channels, masking Asian Rugby matches held in Pakistan, working as social media supervisor of Youth and Sports activities Board Punjab, and doing a profitable world cup present.

Fuelled by a ardour for revealing reality and dedication to make it logically comprehensible, Fariha Farrukh has proven potential to navigate world complicated points and shed gentle for a transparent visibility. She carries scorching matters from easy initiating, by way of logically shaping of dialogue, fixed engagement of members in addition to viewers, to a consummate finish. Beside a media scanning, she is visionary on the geopolitical affairs and is a targeted freelance author.

Continue Reading

Islamabad

ninth Islamabad Literature Competition ends on a excessive be aware

Published

on


  • Three-day pageant brings collectively authors, readers, and literary fans for a memorable educational exploration and dialogue

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Literature Competition (ILF), a celebration of literature and the humanities, got here to an in depth, marking the top of a profitable and inspirational occasion. The pageant, which started on November 3, 2023, introduced collectively authors, readers, and literary fans for a memorable occasion of educational exploration and dialogue.

It offered enriching experiences, partaking conversations, and deep appreciation for the influence of literature on society, and lined e book launches, creator signings, movie screenings, panel discussions, and artwork exhibitions; ILF 2023 has served as a platform for celebrating the world of literature in all its types.

The closing ceremony comprised keynote speeches by Senator Sherry Rehman and Anwar Masood. Senator Rehman expressed her appreciation for the revival of the Gandhara Residents Membership and was impressed by the theme as a result of it’s essential to the instances, we stay in. Reiterating the significance of a sustainable planet she shared: “The planet is underneath stress, and we have to take a look at potentialities. We aren’t accountable for the melting glaciers, heatwaves, or monsoons however this doesn’t translate to a complete abjection of accountability at our properties. No military of consultants will be capable to formulate insurance policies or develop tasks for us and governments alone may also not do that. Local weather successes are collaborations, and all of us have to play our half in doing so.”

In his vote of thanks, Arshad Saeed Hussain, Managing Director, Oxford College Press (OUP) Pakistan was grateful for the exceptional response, “Immersed within the compelling narratives and profound discussions of this literary pageant, we’ve unravelled the deep ties binding humanity, the planet, and the realms of potential. In these attempting instances allow us to supply hope, fostering a united consciousness for a world that thrives on sustainability and empathy.”

Muhammad Mikal Soomro, Supervisor Company Communications, Getz Pharma, Pvt. Ltd., lauded the efforts for placing collectively such an impeccable literary occasion.

Interim Minister of Data Murtaza Solangi additionally attended all three days of the occasion.

ILF 2023 has highlighted the significance of literature as a way of inventive expression and societal connection. The primary half of the day featured varied discussions like Curriculum, Textbook, Excessive Stakes Assessments- A Method Ahead, and Hamari Mitti hui Zabanain. A presentation on Aag ka Darya was adopted by a dialogue alongside extra panel discussions; Resilient Pakistan- The Sociocultural Impression and Concord Throughout Borders, Capital Discuss: In dialog with Hamid Mir and Quest for Peace and Safety Amongst Neighbours.

Numerous informative conversations like Securing Pakistan’s Curiosity: Navigating Overseas Affairs and Safety Coverage, The Idle Stance of the Tipple Pigeon, Duktar-e-Rumi, Siyaah Heeray, 1980 ki Dehai Ka Ashob and Rawal Raj additionally captivated the viewers.

Moderated by Raheela Baqai, the session on Haya Fatima Sehgal’s e book, Resilient Pakistan- The Sociocultural Impression, touched upon varied inspirational features from the lifetime of Jinnah and Fatima Jinnah. Mushahid Hussain Syed appreciated Haya’s work that it addressed the established order and centered on the probabilities and resilience of the nation. Raheela commented that the e book proves to be a lightweight on the finish of the tunnel.

The gang was in awe of Swaang Theatre Group, which introduced a play, Aao Drama Karain, by Saadat Hasan Manto whereas Aisha Sarwari. Moneeza Hashmi took a visit down reminiscence lane within the session, Conversations with my Father: Forty Years on- a Daughter Responds, which was moderated by Aisah Sarwari.

Hamid Mir in dialog with Tauseeq Haider spoke concerning the present political situation by referring to quite a few writers who’ve fictionalised their accounts to achieve a wider viewers at the price of compromising the integrity of the state. He hoped that future generations will as a substitute, do our nation the justice it deserves.

Victoria Schofield in her dialogue Concord throughout Borders: The Quest for Peace and Safety amongst Neighbours spoke concerning the geopolitical significance of Pakistan and identified that to realize peace within the area nations would want to alter views on the definition of the ‘enemy’. Zahid Hussain additionally mentioned that given this area has 1/3 of the world’s inhabitants and is house to 3 nuclear powers, anticipating volatility and battle shouldn’t be uncommon within the area.

The latter half of the day noticed a powerful line-up of specifically designed panel discussions; Pakistan’s Overseas Coverage and Financial Challenges, Ishq Nama Shah Hussain, A Columnist’s Voice: A Dialog a few Life Lived with Ardour, Human Rights: Is There a which means left?, Tarjuma Nigari ki Ahmiyat, Music in COVID Instances: Album Launch, Aye Aasman Neechay Utar, Voices from the Foothills; Pakistani English Verse; Enterprise and Financial system, Shaping the Method Ahead;  and Movie: The Energy of Storytelling.

A full-packed auditorium which hosted the dialogue between Maleeha Lodhi and Aizaz Ahad Chaudhry Pakistan’s Overseas Coverage and Financial Challenges delved into the historical past of Pakistan’s relationship with its neighbours within the context of economics particularly the choice to halt commerce with India.

 

Continue Reading

Islamabad

Main UK-based firm launches mega-million-dollar venture in Federal Capital

Published

on


ISLAMABAD: A number one UK-based property funding and improvement firm has introduced one other mega-million-dollar venture in Pakistan.

The corporate, One Properties, recognized for bringing worldwide manufacturers like Versace, Varabyeu Companions, Kobi Karp and lots of others to Pakistan introduced their newest venture The Haute Assortment by Sarah Rahal. That is the second time One Properties is collaborating with Sara Rahal, the extremely profitable One Canal Street Lahore being the primary. Set to be Pakistan’s first resort-style residing, the venture is positioned at One Serene, DHA Islamabad – the centre of Pakistan’s thriving capital.

Sarah Rahal is the Founder and Lead Designer of The Haute Interiors primarily based in Chicago. Identified for her architectural and inside experience, she is well known for her creativity and mixing fashionable aesthetics with the setting in her venture.

Talking on this event, Sarah Rahal talked about, “That is my second time working with One Group and similar to the earlier venture, this too has a particular place in our coronary heart. What we have now ended up making collectively is one thing actually spectacular. On this occasion it was essential for us to absorb the environment and setting and translate that tastefully inside our venture’s ideation and conceptualisation. What we’re providing is a brand new method of residential residing within the coronary heart of Islamabad making a first-of-its-kind resort type residing expertise for the subtle abroad Pakistani property consumers.”

The Haute Assortment is a restricted version collaboration introduced forth by One Properties. An unique assortment of bespoke fully-furnished residences tailored for luxurious residing, inserting way of life, expertise and abroad Pakistani expectations on the epicentre of its idea. When talking about this venture’s imaginative and prescient, Aqib Hasan, Chief Business Officer of One Properties mentioned, “We at the moment are bringing The Haute Assortment that has been particularly designed to cater to the worldwide requirements of luxurious residing and a resort way of life”.

“It is going to be a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the town, an distinctive place to name residence. It’s our intention to supply a life-style that’s second to none and to supply our purchasers with an unforgettable expertise that’s unmatched in Pakistan. By bringing the world’s best consultants to Pakistan and leveraging their expertise together with our worldwide improvement experience, we’re creating actual property and existence which have by no means been seen earlier than within the nation.”

Situated inside One Serene, DHA – Islamabad, Pakistan’s first resort-style residing vacation spot and cocooned by 2500 acres of Excellent Pure Fantastic thing about the Takht Pari Nationwide Forest. It’s a $40 Million venture tailored for the abroad Pakistani diaspora, designed to supply residents with a real vacation spot residing expertise.

Continue Reading

Trending