Federal cabinet meeting, Omicron in Pakistan, winter vacations
Notes from the newsroom
Here are some of the stories we will be following today, Tuesday, December 14.
- The federal cabinet will meet today to discuss a 15-point agenda. The prime minister and his federal leaders will mull changing old currency notes.
- The National Institute of Health confirmed Pakistan's first Omicron case on Monday. The woman, who came to Karachi on December 1, is at home and doing well, the AKUH said.
- FIA has submitted a challan against PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz in a special court against their involvement in laundering Rs16 million in a sugar scam.
- After Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched health cards for Punjab. Families across the province will be given 100% free health insurance under the initiative.
- The provincial and federal education ministers will meet today to discuss moving winter vacation for schools to January.
- Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the local bodies act passed by Sindh Assembly is “revolutionary” and "historic”. “Even a peon doesn’t give away his powers, but our [Sindh] government has devolved the power to local bodies,” he said
- Pakistan beat West Indies in their first T-20 match of the tournament Monday. The teams will lock horns again today.
- Several motorways across Pakistan have been closed due to intense fog.
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