Deaths surges in New York to more than 1,900

New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers on Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot spots flared around the US in places like...

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Deaths surges in New York to more than 1,900

New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers on Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot spots flared around the US in places like...

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Asian markets sink as Trump warns of ‘horrific’ days ahead

Asian equities fell for a second session on Thursday, after a dire warning about the US coronavirus death toll had investors looking to the safety of dollars and bonds and bracing for more bad news from US jobless figures. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.2%. Japan's Nikkei extended Wednesday's heavy drop with a 1.5% fall, and...

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Coronavirus lockdown: HRW urges Pakistan to take special measures to protect workers’ welfare

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Pakistani government to take urgent steps to mitigate the economic impact of coronavirus on the most vulnerable workers in the country. In a statement released by HRW on Wednesday, the group urged the government to adopt measures to protect workers from suffering a loss of income which they believe can push them...

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PM Imran announces refunds of Rs100bn to businesses

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the government will announce a Rs100 billion package for the construction industry as the government tries to keep the country afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We have decided we will give necessary incentives to the construction industry in order to provide job opportunities to people during this time of crisis,” PM Imran said...

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Pakistan dismisses India’s move to change demography of IoK

Pakistan on Thursday condemned and rejected the introduction of "Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020” which it termed as an attempt to illegally change the demographic structure of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK). The Foreign Office, in a press release, said that the order was another illegal step by India to settle non-Kashmiris in the occupied territory by changing the domicile...

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Daniel Pearl murder case: SHC converts death penalty for prime accused, acquits three accomplices

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday acquitted three persons accused of being involved in the kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl back in 2002. The court also converted the death penalty of the prime accused in the case, Omer Saeed Sheikh, into a seven-year imprisonment. A two-judge bench of the high court, headed by Justice Mohammad Karim...

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Coronavirus: Confirmed cases across Pakistan rise to 2,291

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Pakistan rose to 2,291 on Thursday after 252 new cases were reported in the country over the past twenty-four hours, according to the National Command and Control Centre. The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus rose to three in Gilgit Baltistan on Thursday after one more death from the virus was reported...

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PIA to resume flight operation for stranded Pakistanis abroad

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been given permission to partially resume its flight operations to help repatriate citizens stranded abroad, it emerged on Wednesday. In the first stage of operations, PIA will bring back a limited number of Pakistani travelers, the PIA spokesperson said in an announcement. PIA will initially fly stranded passengers from Canada and the UK who were...

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