Important to strike balance between preventing spread of coronavirus and keep economy running: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said on Tuesday that it is important for the government to strike a balance between preventing the spread of the coronavirus and keeping the economy running. He made these remarks during a joint press conference with Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister...

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Centre directs Rangers post Sindh govt’s failure to implement transport agreement

The government's chief spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Sindh Rangers to ensure supply of goods from Sindh is maintained after it was found the provincial government had failed to implement a transport agreement "in true spirit". Awan, in a media briefing following a meeting between the cabinet, said that the...

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Raiwind city placed under complete lockdown post positive testing of 27 in religious gathering

Punjab police on Tuesday put Raiwind city put under quarantine and shut down all general and medical stores, while no one is being allowed to leave their homes. Even now more than 2,200 people of the tableeghi jamaat are present in the gathering, police said. Adjacent to Raiwind city is a tableeghi mosque where it was suspected that 50 people have contracted the virus....

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Govt maintains petrol prices starting April 1

ISLAMABAD: Prices of petroleum products will be maintained effective April 1, a spokesperson for the Petrol Division said Tuesday. According to the spokesperson, the per litre prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene oil, and light diesel will be maintained at Rs96.58, Rs107.25, Rs77.45, and Rs62.51, respectively. On the other hand, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) issued a notification on the...

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COVID-19: Shair-e-Aman holds telephonic conversation with Deputy Commissioners; conveys well wishes for their enormous efforts

Renowned poet & columnist Kashif  Shamim Siddiqui held telephonic conversation with Deputy Commissioners of various districts of sindh province. Purpose of the contact was to demonstrate his unequivocal solidarity with the administrative authorities of the districts. Siddiqui expressed sincere sympathies and best wishes to the Deputy Commissioners over the epidemic, and highly appreciated their rigorous response measures. Shair-e-Aman underscored that...

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Registration for ‘Corona Relief Tiger Force’ to begin from today

Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the registration of the volunteers for the 'Corona Relief Tiger Force' today, said the Ministry of Youth Affairs. The ministry said the registration portal will be launched tonight on the orders of the prime minister and will remain open till April 10. The ministry also revealed that young senators will also get themselves registered...

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Cabinet approves PM Khan’s Rs1.2tn relief package for coronavirus crisis

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday reviewed and approved a Rs1.2-trillion economic relief package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan last week as the number of confirmed cases rise exponentially. Currently, more than 1,800 people have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, while 25 have lost their lives to it, across Pakistan. During the meeting, which also deliberated upon...

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US coronavirus death toll surges past 3,000 on deadliest day of rising health crisis

NEW YORK: The US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country's mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the city's desperate fight. In a grim new milestones marking the spread of the virus, total...

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Chairman, Printer Publisher Jang Group Mir Javed ur Rahman passes away in KHI

KARACHI: Jang Group's publisher Mir Javedur Rehman passed away in Karachi on Tuesday, Geo TV reported. Mir Javed was fighting lung cancer and was undergoing treatment in Karachi, senior anchorperson Hamid Mir told Geo News. https://twitter.com/HamidMirPAK/status/1244890003920093184 The deceased was the older son of Mir Khalilur Rehman, the founder of Jang Group and the brother of Mir Shakilur Rehman, who is the editor-in-chief of...

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Chaudhry Sugar Mills case: Sharifs granted exemption from personal appearance by court

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday granted exemption from personal appearance to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and nephew Yousaf Abbas in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills money laundering case till the filing of a reference. As the hearing commenced on Monday, the counsel of the Sharif family argued before the court that his clients have been...

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Coronavirus: Pakistan’s confirmed cases mounts to 1,871 with 76 patients recovered

The total number of coronavirus cases rose to 1871 on Tuesday in Pakistan with the country reporting 76 recoveries from the disease. Coronavirus has killed 25 people in Pakistan. The cases in Sindh soared to 627 today, 658 in Punjab, 153 in Balochistan and 221 in KP. In Islamabad, 58 cases have been confirmed and Gilgit-Baltistan has confirmed 148. Azad...

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Nation will battle the coronavirus with two key elements: faith, young population, says PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday addressed the nation, saying that he had not imposed the lockdown across the country as the poor would suffer. "If we cannot provide food to the people of the country, then this lockdown will not be successful," he said. "Look at India. Their prime minister said sorry to the people today for imposing...

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ECC approves Rs1200bn coronavirus relief package by PM Imran

The Economic Coordination Committee on Monday approved the Rs1200 billion economic relief package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan last week. The meeting of the committee was chaired by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh. The package was given the final shape so it can be presented before the cabinet for approval when it meets...

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Dr Mirza, Wahab announces raising recoveries from coronavirus nation-wide

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza on Monday said that the number of patients tested positive for the coronavirus over the past day had decreased compared to the previous twenty-four hours. "99 people were tested positive for the virus over the past day. In the coming few days, more and more positive virus patients will start recovering...

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Sindh minister Ghani recovers from coronavirus

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education and Labour Saeed Ghani on Monday said that his report for the coronavirus had come back negative after he isolated himself following a positive diagnosis for the virus earlier this month. https://twitter.com/SaeedGhani1/status/1244636459249926144

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