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PIA plane crash: Sindh govt bars Punjab body from collecting DNA samples

KARACHI: The Government of Sindh has barred the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) from taking DNA samples from the corpses of the passengers aboard the ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that crashed on Friday in Karachi's Model Colony area. The PIA Airbus A-320 jet with 99 people onboard, of whom two miraculously survived, had crashed into a crowded residential...

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Toshakhana case: Asif Zardari, Nawaz Sharif, Yousaf Raza Gillani summoned by NAB

ISLAMABAD: In a latest development, accountability court on Friday has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in fake bank accounts case. During the hearing of Toshakhana reference, NAB prosecutor said that Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif got cars from Yousaf Raza Gillani through illegal way. Zardari had only...

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Imperative to save people from financial woes amid coronavirus outbreak: Asad Umar

Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar said on Friday that the entire world is coming to the same decision on lockdown against the pandemic, as Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier envisaged and emphasised in his speeches. The federal minister said that the government is saying since day one that it is imperative to save people from financial woes. Umar...

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Mild heatwave in Karachi for next week forecasted by Met Dept

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast a mild heatwave in Karachi starting from Sunday and stretching to Friday. The PMD expects mercury to rise up to 42 degrees Celsius during daytime if the sea breeze stops during the day. Hot winds blowing from the desert areas in the northwest of the country will cause a rise in the temperature...

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MNA Munir Orakzai who tested positive for coronavirus falls ill during assembly session

ISLAMABAD: Member of National Assembly Munir Orakzai, who tested positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago, fell ill during a session of the Lower House on Friday. The MMA lawmaker, who had arrived to attend a session of the parliament in a wheelchair, fell ill during the session. He was shifted to the Polyclinic Hospital from the National Assembly immediately....

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Coronavirus pandemic: Pakistan extends suspension of int’l flight operations till May 31, says CAA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has extended the ban on international flight operations till May 31, announced the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday. "As per the decision of the GoP, the suspension of International flight operations as effected earlier has been extended upto Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2359 hours PST. Remaining provisions as applicable to the suspension of Int flights reflected...

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Pakistani company to start manufacturing COVID-19 drug within two months: Dr Mirza

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani pharmaceutical company will start to manufacture coronavirus drug Remdesivir within two months, said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Friday. "American company Gilead has manufactured this drug and it has proven effective in treating coronavirus patients," he said during a press conference. "It is said that the use of the drug...

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Fawad Chaudhry decides not to attend NA virtual session after reporters, senators test positive

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has decided not to attend the ongoing National Assembly sessions after three reporters and two lawmakers tested positive for the virus. “On the request of deputy speaker, I had decided to attend today’s parliament session but three parliamentary reporters and two senators have tested positive for the virus,” said the minister in...

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Youm-e-Ali: Procession takes place amid coronavirus lockdown

Despite of ban on processions & religious gatherings, streets are being blocked with containers to provide the security to the attendees. A complete lockdown will be imposed in Sindh today from 6 am to 3 pm on the account of Youm-e-Ali. The federal government has imposed a ban on holding processions. All markets in the province will remain closed during...

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Classes 9 to 11 students to be promoted without exams: education minister

Education minister Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday said that it had been decided that students from classes 9 and 11 will be promoted to the next class and awarded an extra 3% marks. Mehmood said that all the provincial education ministers held a meeting today to decide the future course of action with regard to education in the country as it...

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Pakistan strongly opposes annexation of Palestinian territories: FO

Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that Pakistan has always opposed any move regarding the annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories and supported the two-state solution to the Palestine issue, as per a Radio Pakistan report. In her weekly press briefing, the FO spokesperson said: “Pakistan always opposed any move for annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories as it would be a...

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PM Imran declares smuggling ‘a menace’ for Pakistan’s economy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday termed smuggling "a menace" for the Pakistani economy and said no compromise will be made in this regard. Smuggling, PM Imran said, posed a grave danger to the nation's food security, leading to stress and challenges for the common people when a shortage of basic necessities arose. He was chairing a meeting on...

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Pakistan among countries predicted with rise in child mortality due to coronavirus outbreak

A United Nations report has named Pakistan among 10 countries where deaths from preventable diseases in children under five could rise by almost 45% over the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic could divert scarce health resources. Poorer nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America could see an additional 1.2 million infants die over the period, according to the...

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Saeed Ghani rules out board exams for matric, intermediate students

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said on Thursday that the board examinations for matriculation and intermediate students will not be held this year due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The Sindh minister cleared the air regarding the situation after a meeting of the Sindh Education Steering Committee session. The provincial education minister, in a statement, said that the students...

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Coronavirus: Yaum-e-Ali processions, gatherings banned by Punjab govt

The Punjab government on Thursday announced a ban on Youm-e-Ali processions in the province in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a notification issued by the home department, the government has allowed the holding of majalis in Imam Bargahs and houses on the basis that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government are strictly observed. The...

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Power China, FWO jointly awarded Diamer-Bhasha dam contract

In the wake of a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan two days prior about water security and construction of mega dams, the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has awarded the contract of the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha dam, WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen (retired) Muzammil Hussain said on Wednesday. Hussain said that the contract for the construction of the...

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Lockdown: Major markets, shopping centres sealed in Karachi over violation of coronavirus SOPs

Karachi police on Wednesday sealed the city's major markets — including Zainab Market — over the shopkeepers' failure to adhere to safety protocols to guard against the spread of the coronavirus. After the government announced an ease in restrictions beginning May 9, all major retail outlets and markets had rushed to open stores on Monday. The past two days have...

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