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KP chief secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz has tested positive for Covid-19 and subsequently gone into quarantine, it emerged on Monday. In a statement, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan wished Niaz a speedy recovery. https://twitter.com/IMMahmoodKhan/status/1264818011489304576 "He [Niaz] has been working day and night against the coronavirus outbreak. He has gone above and beyond his duty in this regard." The chief...

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Coronavirus deals US job losses of 20.5 million, historic unemployment rate in April

The US economy lost a staggering 20.5 million jobs in April, the steepest plunge in payrolls since the Great Depression and the starkest sign yet of how the novel coronavirus pandemic is battering the world’s biggest economy. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report on Friday also showed the unemployment rate surging to 14.7% last month, shattering the post-World...

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PTI demands CM Shah resign over Sindh govt’s coronavirus ‘failures’

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has called for Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to step down over his government’s alleged failures in dealing with the COVID-19 health emergency, The News reported on Friday. The party made the demand while talking to the media on Thursday after the opposition in the provincial assembly filed a requisition for convening a...

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Karachi sees rise in deaths of ‘healthy’ virus-positive patients

KARACHI: 60 COVID-19 patients, including 52 in Karachi, who were mostly asymptomatic (showing no symptoms of the disease), physically healthy and advised to isolate themselves at home, have died in the past 40 days in Sindh, The News has learnt. The province has so far recorded 171 virus-related deaths, most of them in the metropolitan city. However, 60 of them, who were...

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Governor Sindh Imran Ismail tests positive for coronavirus again

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail again tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, a few days after he had announced testing positive for the infection. Ismail had tested positive for the virus on April 27, after which he went into self-isolation. He had also attended several meetings just days before contracting COVID-19. The Governor, in a Twitter post, said that against...

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PTI Senator Faisal Javed’s mother passes away

Mother of senior PTI leader and close aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Senator Faisal Javed Khan, passed away on Friday morning in Islamabad. According to PTI Central Media Department, her funeral will be offered this afternoon and she would be laid to rest in the federal capital. The party also appealed people to remember and offer fateha and special...

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Pakistan witnesses highest surge in infections with more than 1,700 new COVID-19 cases

ISLAMABAD: The day Prime Minister Imran Khan announced to ease lockdown restrictions in the country, 1,764 new cases were recorded with 35 fatalities, according to an update by the central authority tracking the spread of the virus. This was the highest jump recorded in a single day. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country has soared to...

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Nation-wide educational institutions to remain close till July 15, says minister

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood said educational institutions will remain closed till 15 July. He said all the board examinations have been cancelled and students will be promoted to the next class and they can get admission in colleges and universities on the basis of their previous result. For example, a student can get admission in...

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Coronavirus: Sindh reports 14 deaths, 453 new cases in last 24 hours, says CM

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said Thursday the province recorded 14 deaths within 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths in the province to 171 as COVID-19 cases continue to emerge across the country. According to a statement issued by the Chief Minister House, Murad said: “Though the deaths in terms of total patients are 1.9% we...

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Notice issued to NAB in petition filed by PML-Q leaders

The Lahore High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a plea seeking to determine the jurisdiction of its chairman to reopen 19-year-old inquiries. PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervez Elahi had filed a petition in the high court, alleging that the anti-graft watchdog was an institution of political engineering and raised...

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Sindh governor rejects provincial govt’s coronavirus emergency relief ordinance

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Thursday rejected the “Sindh Covid-19 Emergency Relief Ordinance” approved by the provincial cabinet last week. “The provincial government has no authority to provide concession in electricity and gas. It is purely a federal subject,” Governor Ismail said. As the Sindh Assembly is not in session, the provincial government had drafted the ordinance through the law...

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Trump declares COVID-19 worse than Pearl Harbor, 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of China over the global coronavirus pandemic and said it has been worse for the United States than Pearl Harbor and 9/11. As Germany unveiled plans for a return to near-normality — including a May 15 restart of the Bundesliga — the European Union forecast a historic recession on the virus-battered continent. Countries in...

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Pakistan to lift coronavirus lockdown in phases from Saturday, announces PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday that the government has decided to lift the lockdown in phases starting from Saturday. Briefing the nation about decisions made during today’s meeting of the NCC, he said the decision to lift lockdown has been taken to mitigate the suffering of people. “The decision has been made due to the suffering of...

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Indian troops kills top freedom fighter in occupied Kashmir

Indian troops killed four Kashmiri fighters in gun battles in Indian-occupied Kashmir on Wednesday, including the commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi in the disputed Himalayan region, a police official said. Hundreds of Indian soldiers launched an operation late on Tuesday after receiving intelligence that Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo was hiding in a village in south...

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No new coronavirus-related code of conduct being issued for the last 10 days of Ramadan: Ijaz Shah

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ijaz Shah said Tuesday no new coronavirus-related code of conduct was being issued for the last 10 days of Ramadan. The ulema agree that the Eid-ul-Fitr congregational prayers should be offered in open spaces instead of inside mosques, he said, adding that if even one person from a neighbourhood attended the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers, it would be equivalent to the entire...

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Fire breaks out at UAE residential tower, seven injuries reported

Firefighters brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday night, Sharjah’s government media office said. Seven people were treated for minor injuries from the fire in the tower in Sharjah’s Al Nahda area and taken to hospital for treatment, the media office tweeted. https://twitter.com/newsonepk/status/1257869439103631361 Videos on social...

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Iran warns US of ‘crushing response’ in case of arms embargo extension

DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened a “crushing response” on Wednesday if the United States goes ahead with plans to extend an embargo on Iranian trade of conventional arms, which the United Nations is set to lift later this year. Under Iran’s deal with world powers to accept limits to its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions,...

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