Pakistan

PPP leader Maula Bakhsh Chandio tests positive for COVID-19

PPP Senator Maula Bakhsh Chandio has tested positive for coronavirus after which he went into self-isolation. "My wife and son have also tested positive for the virus," he said, adding: "I am spending my time in my room along with my books." Furthermore, he said that he was "fine".

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PPP leader Maula Bakhsh Chandio tests positive for COVID-19

PPP Senator Maula Bakhsh Chandio has tested positive for coronavirus after which he went into self-isolation. "My wife and son have also tested positive for the virus," he said, adding: "I am spending my time in my room along with my books." Furthermore, he said that he was "fine".

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Federal cabinet agreed to tighten grip around sugar mafia: Sheikh Rasheed

Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad on Tuesday said that the federal cabinet has decided to tighten the noose around the sugar mafia. In a conversation with the media, following a federal cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, the minister vowed that the sugar mafia "will not be spared". "The arrest proceedings of these evil doers will...

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Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil injured after falling due to low blood pressure

Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel has sustained injuries after he fell due to low blood pressure at his residence. In a Twitter post, the scholar said that he is feeling better and expressed gratitude to his supporters for their prayers. https://twitter.com/TariqJamilOFCL/status/1267724072374452225 He requested his followers to continue prayers for his complete recovery and good health. Two days earlier, another...

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Pakistan strongly condemns extrajudicial killing of 13 Kashmiris in IOK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the extrajudicial killing of 13 Kashmiris in a single day by Indian occupation forces in the disputed territory, ramping up tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi. A statement by the Foreign Office said Pakistan was deeply concerned over unabated extrajudicial killings of Kashmiri youth in fake encounters and so-called “anti-infiltration” operations. “While the international community is...

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NAB team searches for Shehbaz at Model Town residence, heads to Jati Umra

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) team left Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif's Model Town residence after staying outside for almost two hours as a heavy contingent of police officers blocked media personnel and protesting party workers with a barricade. The NAB team and police officers instead headed to Shehbaz's brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's home...

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Shahbaz moves LHC for pre-arrest bail in assets beyond means case

LAHORE: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Monday approached the Lahore High Court for pre-arrest bail with an apprehension of his arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in an investigation of assets beyond means against him. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi and Justice Farooq Haider is likely to hear the bail petition on...

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COVID-19: Pakistan reports record 3,938 new cases over 24 hours

With no signs of coronavirus pandemic going away anytime soon, Pakistan on Tuesday reported a record number of 3,938 new coronavirus cases with 78 deaths over the last 24 hours. The latest surge in cases takes the nation-wide tally of reported cases to 76,398 while the death toll has crossed the 1600 mark. According to statistics provided by NCOC, Pakistan has broken...

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Schools will be the last to be allowed to reopen as coronavirus cases rises: Saeed Ghani

Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said on Tuesday that there is no final decision as yet regarding the reopening of schools in the province as the coronavirus cases continued to rise in the country. Ghani said that the schools will be the last places to be reopened in the province. The minister said that in the current situation, parents will...

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Justice Isa reference: Farogh Naseem faces criticism over representation of govt

ISLAMABAD: Barrister Farogh Naseem faced objection for his representation of the government in the presidential reference filed against Supreme Court judge Justice Faez Isa on Tuesday, a day after the former law minister said he has resigned from the post. A ten-member full court, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, resumed hearing the case today, where the former law minister...

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MQM-P submits resolution in Sindh Assembly on issuance of fake domiciles, PRC

KARACHI: Pakistan Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-P) on Tuesday submitted a resolution on issuance of fake domiciles and Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) in Sindh Assembly. The resolution states that transparent jobs should be provided in Sindh and local people should be recruited for Grade 1-15 jobs in government sector. It also demanded 100% implementation of rural and urban quota in recruitment...

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MMA lawmaker Munir Orakzai passes away after coronavirus diagnosis

Member of the National Assembly Munir Orakzai, who tested positive for COVID-19 in April and had fallen ill during a session of the Lower House last month, passed away on Tuesday, confirmed the lawmaker’s nephew Irfanullah. According to Irfanullah, the family got to know that the MMA lawmaker had passed away after he did not wake up for the Fajr...

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Second alert issued by Met Office for cyclone in east Arabian sea

The Pakistan Meteorological department (Met) on Tuesday has issued a second alert for a cyclone developed in the eastern Arabian sea, as the depression in the southeastern region of the sea intensified. "The depression has deepened and is directing towards the north to take the shape of a cyclone today [Tuesday]," the meteorological department said, adding that after becoming a...

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Coronavirus lockdown: Sindh government gives approval to resume public, online transport

KARACHI: The Sindh Government gave the green signal to resume public and online transport services across the province on Tuesday. This was announced by Sindh Transport Minister Awais following successful negotiations between transporters and the Sindh government. A monitoring and inspection team has been constituted to ensure that social distancing guidelines and SOPs are followed by transporters to stem the spread...

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CM Punjab warned 670,000 may be infected with coronavirus in Lahore alone

LAHORE: A summary forwarded to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar last month said that an estimated 670,000 could be affected by the coronavirus in Lahore alone. Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman, Secretary, Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department, said that the summary was forwarded to CM Buzdar on May 15. It contained results of samples collected from hotspots, residences and offices in...

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Sindh coronavirus death toll surges past 500

KARACHI: In yet another grim landmark, the death toll from the deadly coronavirus surpassed 500 in Sindh on Monday while the number of confirmed cases topped 29,000 with 1,402 new infections reported in the past 24 hours. In his daily situation report on the pandemic, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said the local transmission cases of the novel coronavirus...

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Coronavirus: NCC meeting resolves to complete lockdown on weekends, shop timings to remain unchanged

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan in a live televised address apprised the nation on the decisions made regarding the lockdown in Pakistan to contain the novel coronavirus during the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting held on Monday. Noting that the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) met every morning and consulted everyone, including health experts from Pakistan and around the world, on...

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