World No-Tobacco Day 2020 being observed globally today

To talk about the ill effects of consuming tobacco, the World Health Organization (WHO), in the company of the global public health champions, observes the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on May 31. The day is observed to encourage people around the globe to pledge to walk on the path towards a tobacco-free world. World No-Tobacco Day was introduced in...

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Masjid-e-Nabawi, Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopen to public after coronavirus closure

Saudi Arabia reopened the doors of Masjid-e-Nabawi in Madinah on Sunday as the Kingdom continued with its phased plan to ease coronavirus restrictions, reported Arab News. Worshippers entered Masjid-e-Nabawi or the Prophet’s Mosque, as it is also known, for group prayers, with a limit of 40% capacity, starting from Fajr prayers on Sunday. The government has issued precautionary measures including the...

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George Floyd death: Curfews and clashes in US as protests rage across country

MINNEAPOLIS: Protests continued across the United States on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets over the the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white police offical knelt on his neck. Los Angeles, Atlanta and Philadelphia were among several cities to order people to stay indoors after thousands took to streets nationwide to protest...

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French experts to begin working on PIA plane’s flight data from June 2

The Pakistani investigators involved in the Karachi plane crash probe will also fly to France along with the foreign experts where the work on the flight data and cockpit voice recorders will begin on June 2, investigators said on Saturday. “The mission on site (of the crash) is about to be completed,” BEA, the French air safety investigation authority for...

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Wife of deceased Quetta doctor claims husband was falsely diagnosed coronavirus negative, ‘died waiting for treatment’

The wife of deceased Quetta doctor, Muhammad Zubair Khan, has claimed that her husband "died waiting for treatment" on May 28 and was initially given a false diagnosis for COVID-19. Dr Zubair was in charge of the Trauma Centre at Bolan Medical Complex and after the coronavirus outbreak, was looking after the isolation ward. he got his family tested for...

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Coronavirus: Pakistan reports record 3,039 new cases, 88 deaths over 24 hours

The coronavirus pandemic is showing no signs of slowing in Pakistan as the country reported the most number of deaths, 88, and a record number of COVID-19 cases, 3,039, over the past 24 hours on May 30. According to statistics provided by the official government website on the coronavirus situation in Pakistan, Pakistan topped its previous record number of new COVID-19 cases...

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No decision taken on reopening Sindh schools yet: Education minister

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has said that no decision to reopen schools has been taken yet as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the province. “Once we have taken a look at the situation at hand, we will decide about reopening schools,” Ghani told Geo News on Sunday. The education minister revealed that a meeting of the...

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Foreign dramas like Ertugrul will ruin Pakistani productions, says Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has become the latest person to join the Ertuğrul debate, saying that foreign dramas will 'ruin' Pakistani productions. The federal minister took to Twitter on Sunday to exclaim his 'surprise' at the PTV for "taking pride on other countries productions". https://twitter.com/fawadchaudhry/status/1266962071037661184 "Surprised on @PTVHomeOfficial taking pride on other countries productions,you guys must...

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NCC to finalise lockdown strategy tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) will finalise the strategy for tackling the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown restrictions imposed in the country on Monday. The meeting will be attended by all four chief ministers, federal ministers, chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the provincial health ministers. The meeting will decide whether to ease the lockdown...

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