FO discards ‘mischievous’ Indian media reports linking Pakistan to Afghanistan temple attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday rejected reports circulating in the Indian media that linked Pakistan's security agencies to an attack on a gurdwara in Afghanistan last month. At least 25 people were killed in the attack on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital on March 25 where worshippers were offering morning prayers. The attack had been claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group. According...

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FO discards ‘mischievous’ Indian media reports linking Pakistan to Afghanistan temple attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday rejected reports circulating in the Indian media that linked Pakistan's security agencies to an attack on a gurdwara in Afghanistan last month. At least 25 people were killed in the attack on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital on March 25 where worshippers were offering morning prayers. The attack had been claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group. According...

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Dr Abdul Qadir Soomro becomes second doctor to lay aside life in fight against coronavirus

Dr Abdul Qadir Soomro on Monday evening became the second doctor in Pakistan to lay down his life in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic after Gilgit-Baltistan's Dr Usama Riaz, who had passed away last month while treating COVID-19 patients. Dr Qadir passed away at an isolation centre of the Indus Hospital Karachi on Monday evening, his family members and...

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China claims no new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday

WUHAN: China on Tuesday reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since it started publishing figures in January, just a day before it plans to lift travel curbs from the contagion's epicentre of Wuhan. The twin milestones illustrate the progress China says it has made in its all-consuming battle against the pandemic, which originated in Wuhan and spread...

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Will expand capacity to conduct 25,000 coronavirus tests daily until end of April: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Asad Umar said on Tuesday that the government aims to eventually increase its coronavirus testing capacity up to 25,000 per day until the end of this month. The federal minister was addressing a press conference, along with Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, where he spoke about the coronavirus spread in the country. Umar...

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Tribute paid to frontline workers during Corps Commanders Conference

A Corps Commanders Conference in Rawalpindi has paid tribute to those on the frontline of the coronavirus battle. According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), doctors, paramedics, health care workers and law enforcement agencies were lauded "for braving this pandemic under [a] challenging environment". Over the course of the meeting, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed...

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Who is Dominic Raab? The Brexiteer ex-lawyer deputizing for Boris Johnson

LONDON: When Boris Johnson announced he had tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would deputise if the British prime minister was incapacitated. Few expected him to do so, as Johnson and his office repeatedly maintained the prime minister's symptoms were mild. But after Johnson was taken to hospital on Sunday night, and transferred to intensive care just 24 hours...

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Boris Johnson receives oxygen treatment in ICU amid questions about who’s running the UK

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been receiving oxygen treatment for coronavirus in intensive care, a senior member of the Cabinet confirmed. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said in an interview with the BBC that the Prime Minister was "not on a ventilator" but had "received oxygen support." He told BBC Radio 4's Today program that Johnson was "receiving the very best care"...

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Fakhar Imam sworn in as federal minister, Babar Awan notified as adviser

ISLAMABAD: PTI-lawmaker Syed Fakhar Imam was sworn in as federal minister today. President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to him at a ceremony held in the lawns of the Presidential House. On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan replaced Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar with Syed Fakhar Imam as Federal Minister for National Food Security after the former was named in an...

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World Health Day being observed today

World Health Day is being celebrated on Tuesday (7 April). The day provides a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. World Health Organization (WHO) is leading a global campaign on depression for World Health Day 2017. Its goal is to enable more people with mental disorders to live...

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Coronavirus: Tally of confirmed cases in Pakistan mounts to 4,006

The countrywide tally of positive cases rose to 4,006 after two new cases were reported in Balochistan. According to the provincial government spokesperson, they had recieved 65 reports of suspected coronavirus cases and two of the them came out as positive. He added that both cases were of local transmission. The countrywide deaths due to the coronavirus rose to 55...

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