Pakistan has seventh-highest daily positivity rate of coronavirus: Johns Hopkins data

Pakistan has the seventh-highest average daily positivity rate compared to other impacted countries, show data from Johns Hopkins University. The US-based University, which has been keeping a tally of coronavirus cases and deaths from 188 countries, ranked Brazil the highest in terms of positivity rate at 36.68% on June 23. Next was Peru at 30.56%, Qatar at 22.56%, Chile at...

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Over 5,000 healthcare workers infected by coronavirus

Over 5,000 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers have been infected by the deadly coronavirus to date, reveals official data. According to the daily tally of the ministry of national health services, regulation and coordination, in Islamabad, a total of 5,164 healthcare providers have been sickened by the virus across Pakistan, as of June 24. Majority of the infected medics...

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Rental Power Plant reference: Raja Pervez Ashraf acquitted by accountability court

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court acquitted former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the Rental Power Plant reference on Thursday. The accountability court hearing the reference against Ashraf and other suspects had reserved its judgment in the case during the last hearing. The court announced that it had accepted the former prime minister's acquittal plea in the case. Ashraf was charged...

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PTI, PML-N lock horns over pilots’ fake licenses issue

Former Punjab government spokesman Shahbaz Gill alleged on Thursday that the former ruling parties PML-N and PPP hired pilots on fake degrees and certificates, a day after Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said 40% of the pilots were holding fake degrees. In a statement, Shahbaz Gill said that the 262 pilots, as said by Sarwar, have been found to possess...

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T-Series takes down song by Atif Aslam over backlash from Indian users

Pakistan’s leading singer Atif Aslam’s hit rendition of Kinna Sona wreaked havoc on T-Series’ YouTube channel recently. After the song was uploaded, the music label became target of immense censure online and was forced to take down the video and also issue an apology. The criticism poured in as Pakistani artists have been barred from working in India by the Federation of...

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Plane crash: PIA grounds 150 pilots for possessing ‘dubious licenses’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday said it had grounded 150 pilots with "dubious licenses", a day after the preliminary report of the Karachi plane crash blamed the pilots and the air traffic control (ATC) for the incident. A spokesperson for the national carrier said those pilots who get their licenses verified will be allowed back on duty. “Grounding...

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