IHC discards petition filed against Corona Relief Tiger Force

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed the petition filed against the formation of the Prime Minister's Corona Relief Tiger Force – which was introduced by PM Imran to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus in the country by engaging the youth in relief work. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah took up the petition filed by the chairman of...

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PM Khan says provision of relief to daily wagers is govt’s top priority

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the provision of relief to impoverished segments of society – including labourers, daily wagers and common people – is the top priority of the government. The meeting, chaired by prime minister in Islamabad on Monday, reviewed implementation of the economic stimulus package announced by government to support economic activities in the...

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Testing and quarantining will help curb coronavirus spread: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Testing, tracing and then quarantining people who test positive for the novel coronavirus will help in containing the pandemic, said Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Monday. The minister was addressing a press conference with Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Health Dr Zafar Mirza. The briefing was held after a meeting of the...

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Sindh wants stricter lockdown for two more weeks as extreme measures are necessary: CM Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday defended the PPP government's decision to impose a lockdown in the province in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. "We took the extreme step after reviewing and observing what other countries were doing to curb the spread of the virus," Shah said while addressing a press conference. Speaking...

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Pakistan Secretariat empties after employee tests positive, three ministries sealed

Block B of the Pakistan Secretariat has been emptied after an employee tested positive for coronavirus, said a notification issued on Monday. The secretariat serves as the headquarters for the cabinet and federal government. Three ministries sealed in Pakistan Secretariat   Authorities have sealed the ministries of Food Security, Housing and Overseas Pakistanis after an employee tested positive for the virus...

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Director Public Health KP tests positive for coronavirus as nation-wide tally surges to 5,478

PESHAWAR: Director Public Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Ikramullah has been tested positive for the coronavirus, said Health Minister KP Taimur Jhagra on Monday. Taimur Jhagra in his tweet said, Dr Ikramullah, who is a member of COVID19 response team has tested positive for the virus. “He is in high spirits, feeling good, and isolated at his home.” https://twitter.com/Jhagra/status/1249598128921157632 Last week,...

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Dow University experts claim to have developed vaccine to cure coronavirus

KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) medical experts have claimed on Monday that they have created a drug to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus disease. As per details, medical experts from the DUHS claimed that Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) can cure the COVID-19 patients. Professor Muhammad Saeed Qureshi, member of the research team, said that Intravenous Immunoglobulin is a...

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Saudi Arabia to suspend taraweeh prayers in Ramazan amid coronavirus pandemic

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced that taraweeh prayers during Ramazan will only be performed at home as the suspension of prayers at mosques will not be lifted until the eradication of the coronavirus, according to a report in Al Riyadh. The newspaper quoted Dr Abdul Latif Al Sheikh, Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, as saying: “The suspension of performing the five daily...

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COVID-19 in Karachi: Gulshan-e-Iqbal’s UC 8 and 9 declared ‘Red Zone’

KARACHI: Amid confusion over the decision of the Sindh government to seal certain areas of Karachi where confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in high numbers, two union councils in Gulshan-e-Iqbal were declared a 'Red Zone' on Monday by the city administration. Deputy Commissioner East early on Monday issued fresh directives in this regard under which Union...

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PM Khan appeals to overseas Pakistanis for donations to coronavirus relief fund

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appealed to overseas Pakistanis to donate “generously to the PM Relief Fund” for COVID-19 to cope with the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic In a video message, he said the entire world is struggling against the pandemic, which has led to lockdowns. https://twitter.com/PakPMO/status/1249617329593425921 “The lockdown has adversely affected the world economy, including Pakistan, resulting in...

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PM Khan to review coronavirus situation in NCC meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting in Islamabad today, in order to review the country-wide measures taken so far to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The meeting, which will be attended by provincial chief ministers, alongside federal ministers and diplomats, will focus on the formulation of strategies to ensure continuity of the...

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