PM Imran announces refunds of Rs100bn to businesses

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the government will announce a Rs100 billion package for the construction industry as the government tries to keep the country afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We have decided we will give necessary incentives to the construction industry in order to provide job opportunities to people during this time of crisis,” PM Imran said...

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Govt decides to ‘restrain’ congregational prayers amid coronavirus pandemic

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to 'restrain' Friday congregational prayers as new cases of the novel coronavirus continue to emerge across the country. "It has been decided with a consensus that Friday prayers will be 'restrained'," said Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri during a news conference. "Only mosques' administration staff and a limited number of worshippers...

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PM Imran visits isolation centre in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited on Thursday an isolation centre in Islamabad and was briefed about the arrangements by the chairman of National Disaster Management Authority. The 50-bed isolation centre has been made for patients who have contracted the coronavirus. During his visit, the premier also performed ground-breaking of an isolation hospital and Infectious Diseases Treatment Center established by the...

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Saudi Arabia tells Pakistan to not prepare Hajj agreement amid coronavirus epidemic

RIYADH/ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia on Thursday told Pakistan not to prepare a Hajj agreement this year as the coronavirus panic spreads throughout the world, according to a letter received from the kingdom. In the letter sent to Religious Affairs Minister Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Saudi Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten said there should be no agreement this time...

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Medical experts to arrive in Pakistan to help combat coronavirus: Chinese vice minister

BEIJING: Vice Minister of China’s National Health Commission Zeng Yixin announced on Thursday that Beijing will send a team of medical experts to Pakistan to work closely with the health authorities and provide assistance and expertise in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. “As required by Pakistani side, China is preparing a medical team to visit Pakistan and this team of...

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Shehbaz unveils plan to combat coronavirus

LAHORE: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday unveiled a plan to ensure the uninterrupted supply of food and medicines across Pakistan amid a virus lockdown. The plan envisions the use of utility stores for the purpose of ensuring continuity of food supplies to different districts. "Citizens should use phone lines and mobile phone applications to order food and medicines to...

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Dollar surges to Rs166 in interbank market amid coronavirus outbreak

The value of the United States dollar against the rupee rose Rs4.4 to Rs166 in the interbank market on Thursday at 1:31pm. A day earlier, the dollar touched Rs161.6 agai­nst the rupee from Rs159 on close of business on Tuesday, according to the ready rates provided by the State Bank of Pakistan. The SBP’s latest data had revealed that outflow of investment...

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NCC meets today to discuss lockdown outcomes, coronavirus scenario

The National Coordination Committee (NCC) on the coronavirus epidemic will meet today with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair to review the implementation of decisions taken by the National Security Committee. The participants will take stock of the situation arising from the stricter measures adopted by provincial authorities to limit the virus. The NCC was formed earlier this month...

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Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 20,000

MADRID: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 20,000 live worldwide as governments stepped up their efforts against the disease. As the number of confirmed cases worldwide soared past 450,000, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that only a concerted global effort could stop the spread of the virus. In Spain, the number of fatalities surpassed those of China, where...

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ICC postpones World Cup qualifiers amid coronavirus fright

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday that all qualifying events for the 2021 T20 World Cup and 50-overs version in 2023 that were scheduled to be held before June 30 have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The flu-like virus has infected more than 470,800 people around the world and killed over 21,200, according to a Reuters tally, since...

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Pakistan’s confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 1,119

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan jumped to 1,119 Thursday morning after more people tested positive in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad Capital Territory. Sindh reported eight new cases in the country, seven in Karachi and one in Hyderabad, taking the provincial tally to 421. Punjab also reported 12 new cases, taking...

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