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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