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Pakistan Army downed Indian spy drone that crossed over LoC: ISPR

Pakistan Army downed an Indian surveillance drone that had crossed over the Line of Control into the Rakh Chakri sector, the military's media wing said on Wednesday. According to a statement by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, the quadcopter had intruded 650 metres into Pakistani territory. https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1265640415954337792 At the turn of the new year, on...

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PTI leader calls for imposition of emergency in Sindh over alarming coronavirus situation in province

KARACHI: PTI Sindh opposition leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi called for the imposition of emergency in the province on Tuesday, saying that the coronavirus situation in Sindh was alarming. Addressing the media, the PTI leader said that the situation in Sindh is deteriorating rapidly, therefore, there was nothing wrong with imposing a governor's rule in the province. "Sindh government claims it...

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The courts should think whether the decision they are taking can be followed by govt: Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education, Labour and Human Resources Saeed Ghani on Tuesday said that that courts should "think about whether the decisions they take fall within the ambit of the government's authority". Speaking at a press conference in Karachi, Ghani said that the limit of any minister or chief minister's authority was laid out by the Constitution and the...

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‘Supreme Court less concerned about money being spent on coronavirus but the quality of services being provided’

The Supreme Court of Pakistan questioned the authorities on Tuesday regarding the provision of facilities at the coronavirus quarantine centres across the country to isolate and treat patients. The five-member bench of the apex court resumed hearing the suo moto case today, where the National Disaster Management Authority’s Chairman LT Gen Mohammad Afzal was also present. “The videos on social...

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Coronavirus Lockdown: Unlike Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan carry on public transport ban

Public transporters have refused to resume transport services in Sindh and Balochistan after inter-city and intra-city public transport resumed partially in Punjab on Monday. In Balochistan, the government and transporters failed to reach an agreement on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the resumption of public transport. The transporters also refused to reduce fares and the number of passengers at...

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By using coronavirus situation in Pakistan; mosques, madressahs are being targeted: Wafaq ul Madaris

The coronavirus pandemic has been used to stoke sectarian tensions and provoke people, said a joint press release from the Wafaq ul Madaris Al Arabia Pakistan on Tuesday. The ulema said that the behaviour exhibited by government officials, representatives and targeting of the religious community is condemnable. "Using the coronavirus situation in Pakistan, mosques, madressahs and religious matters are being...

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Karachi to brace up to 40°C rise in temperature today

The MET Office has warned that mercury is expected to rise to 40°C in the metropolis today, with a moderate heatwave likely to grip the city. According to Chief Meteorological Officer Sardar Sarfraz, due to the suspension of sea breeze, a mild heatwave is likely to grip the city and its outskirts over the next two days. “The latest meteorological...

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With over 43,000 coronavirus cases, Pakistan 19th most affected nation in the world

Pakistan is now the 19th most-affected country by the coronavirus across the world, as it witnesses a surge in cases to over 43,000. According to data from the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which has maintained a dashboard of COVID-19 cases worldwide, Pakistan is listed at 20 in terms of the number of people infected, out of a total of 188...

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Seven FC personnel martyred in two separate attacks in Balochistan: ISPR

QUETTA: Seven Frontier Corps personnel were martyred in Balochistan's Kech and Mach areas on Tuesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to the military’s media wing, the FC personnel were martyred in two different attacks in Balochistan. “Six soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and a civilian driver embraced Shahadat in the IED attack in Pir Ghaib, Mach,...

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Soldier martyred, three injured in North Waziristan blast

MIRANSHAH: A soldier was martyred and three others sustained injuries in a bomb blast in Mir Ali sub-division of North Waziristan tribal district on Monday. Official sources said a patrolling party of the security forces was targeted with a bomb near Eidak village in the morning in which one security personnel was martyred, while three others were injured. The deceased...

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PM Imran has given permission to resume nation-wide train services: Sheikh Rasheed

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said Monday Prime Minister Imran Khan has given the permission to resume train services in Pakistan on the condition that standard operation procedures (SOPs) were adhered to as the country battles the novel coronavirus. Rashid, addressing a press conference, said: "No one will be allowed on the train stations without having a ticket....

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PM Khan launches Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday formally launched the disbursement process of Ehsaas Emergency Cash to those unemployed due to the pandemic from the PM COVID-19 Relief Fund. The prime minister visited an Ehsaas cash distribution site set up at the Pakistan Sports Complex and met with the first batch of job-loss/livelihood-loss affectees, who received the emergency cash assistance of...

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Punjab transporters refuse to restart inter-city bus operations despite govt orders

Despite orders from the provincial government, public transport owners in Punjab have refused to resume operations in the province, with bus stands wearing an empty look on Monday morning. According to Geo News, no drivers, conductors or any staff could be seen at the inter-city bus stands. The Punjab government on Sunday had issued a notification outlining protocols for inter-city transport...

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Coronavirus outbreak: 864 new cases, three deaths reported within a day, says CM Sindh

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said on Monday that three more patients of the coronavirus lost their lives in a single day, after which the provincial death toll reached 280. The CM Sindh said that in the past 24 hours, 4,679 tests were conducted and 864 were reported positive. He said that currently there are 12,472 patients under-treatment in...

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Traders at come face to face with Sindh govt over reopening of businesses in Karachi

KARACHI: Traders and the Sindh government came face to face over the decision to resume businesses in the metropolitan city after the business community on Monday announced to open shops six days a week and for longer than the stipulated time. In response, the provincial government has said that an immediate action will be taken against those violating government orders...

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SC directs provinces, capital to open shopping malls, markets seven days a week

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered on Monday that shopping malls and markets should remain open seven days a week, which were earlier shut down during the lockdown imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic. The five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court was hearing a suo moto case regarding measures taken against the virus outbreak. The bench was headed...

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Modi wants to deprive Kashmiris of their right to self-determination by illegally annexing an occupied territory: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan in a series of tweets on Sunday denounced Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s RSS-inspired doctrine on India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said Modi’s RSS-inspired doctrine regarding Kashmir is very clear as first, he wants to deprive Kashmiris of their right to self-determination by illegally annexing an occupied territory. https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1261976539836620800 Second, Prime Minister Khan expounded, the...

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