Queen of Pop: Happy 55th Birthday to one and only Nazia Hassan

Today is the 55th birthday of legendary Singer and icon Nazia Hassan. She began her professional career in 1980 at a tender age of fifteen and also sung along with his brother Zohaib Hassan in several songs. She got fame from her solo song “Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye”. Her other famous songs include “Boom Boom”, “Lekin Mera...

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Karachi policemen assaulted by lockdown violators

Police said on Friday its officials were assaulted after they stopped congregational prayers from taking place as Sindh undergoes a lockdown owing to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Police said a local mosque’s Imam led the Friday prayers despite the three-hour complete lockdown in place in the city's Liaquatabad area. Upon violation, police officials tried to stop the prayers...

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PM Khan thanks Facebook COO for coronavirus campaign collaboration

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday thanked Chief Operating Officer Facebook Sheryl Sandberg for the awareness campaign the social media service’s team is running in collaboration with the federal government. “Thank you for your partnership. I am so glad we are working together to provide timely, accurate information and help people fight the coronavirus in Pakistan,” Facebook’s COO said. PM...

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Coronavirus lockdown: PM Khan announces grand incentives for construction sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the government has decided to give the status of industry to construction sector. Announcing special package for construction industry on Friday, he said that the sector plays an important part in development of a country. The prime minister said that those investing in the construction sector will not be asked about their source...

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Coronavirus outbreak: World Bank, govt sign $200 million agreement

ISLAMABAD: World Bank and federal government on Friday signed an agreement under which the former would provide $200 million to help the country improves its coronavirus response, said Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar. “The sum shall be utilised for emergency preparedness/response, emergency cash transfers to poor, emergency food supplies for quarantined populations, mitigation of impacts in education,” said the minister....

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Actress Nadia Jamil announces she has breast cancer

Nadia Jamil has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The actor took to Twitter to let her fans and followers know. https://twitter.com/NJLahori/status/1245866762068885505 "Last week, I was diagnosed with cancer," said Jamil. "Now four days into treatment. In the last few days, [I] have felt all sorts of feelings from apprehension, fear, unbeatably huge love to calm, acceptance,...

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Pakistan, Bangladesh impose lockdowns to restrict Friday prayers to prevent coronavirus spike

Police enforced a strict lockdown across the country to restrict Friday prayer congregations and curb the spread of the coronavirus, officials said, after failing to prevent large gatherings last week. Health experts have warned of an epidemic in South Asia, home to a fifth of the world's population, that could easily overwhelm its weak public health systems. But authorities in...

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Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass one million globally

The coronavirus pandemic has affected more than one million people globally, according to a Reuters tally of official data as the world grapples to contain the spread of the virus that has claimed over 52,000 lives. Italy had the most deaths, more than 13,900, followed by Spain. The United States had the most confirmed cases of any country, more than...

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Oil, shares slip on doubts over Saudi-Russia deal

TOKYO/NEW YORK: Oil prices retreated on Friday after massive gains, while stocks in Asia edged down, as doubts grew over an oil price deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia that US President Donald Trump said he had brokered. With the coronavirus pandemic raising the risk of a prolonged global downturn, investors continued to seek the safety of the US dollar...

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