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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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Retired doctor loses battle to coronavirus after allegedly being denied treatment at Karachi hospitals

A retired doctor, who had tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago, died on Sunday morning after he was allegedly denied treatment at various public and private hospitals in Karachi, The News reported. “He was dying due to shortness of breath after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, but no hospital admitted him,” the wife of Dr Furqan-ul-Haq, a retired practitioner...

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NAB summons Shehbaz Sharif again on June 2 after ‘unsatisfactory response’ to questioning

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif again on June 2 in an investigation pertaining to alleged money laundering. The former Punjab chief minister appeared before the accountability watchdog today to respond to the questions related to the investigation. According to NAB officials, the PML-N president was questioned for two hours. The NAB alleged that the...

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Coronavirus lockdown: NADRA reopens offices to public across country

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has reopened its offices across the country to facilitate the general public after a hiatus in operations due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. According to instructions issued on the resumption of activities, NADRA offices will remain open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, while Friday timings will be from 10am-1pm. Citizens have...

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PM Khan seeks Canada’s backing for debt relief initiative in call with Trudeau

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday underscored the need for international cooperation to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in a telephonic conversation with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau. PM Imran thanked Canada for its support for Pakistan’s inclusion in the G20’s debt relief initiative. Underlining the need to create greater fiscal space for developing countries to save lives, and undertake...

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CJP Ahmed questions lack of transparency in govt’s COVID-19 response

Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Monday expressed his indignation over what he believes are 'opaque' procedures and measures adopted to combat the coronavirus crisis in the country, while questioning the transparency in distribution of aid and medical supplies. The criticism came as a five-member bench of the apex court under the CJP conducted a suo moto hearing into...

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Govt to decide on lockdown relaxation with all provinces’ consensus after May 9: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that a decision regarding a relaxation in the lockdown will be taken with all the provinces' consensus after May 9. “The government will decide its post-May 9 strategies after a meeting of the National Coordination Committee,” Umar told media in Islamabad on Sunday. The federal minister said...

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North and South Korea exchange gunfire at border

North Korean troops fired multiple gunshots towards the South in the Demilitarised Zone dividing the peninsula on Sunday, prompting South Korean forces to fire back, Seoul said. The rare exchange of gunfire comes a day after North Korean state media reported that leader Kim Jong Un had made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks following an absence that...

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World Press Freedom Day being observed today with resolve to peruse mission without intimidation

World Press Freedom Day is being observed today in Pakistan and around the world with journalists making a resolve to keep pursuing the mission without being intimidated by the rival forces. The theme for this year's World Press Freedom Day is “Journalism without Fear or Favour” with sub-themes discussing the safety of journalists and all the media workers. It also...

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PTM leader Arif Wazir dies of wounds received in drive-by attack

Political leader Arif Wazir dies of injuries received in drive-by attack A leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), Arif Wazir, on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries after being seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting the previous evening. Wazir had been targeted by unidentified persons, who opened fire on him near his house in Wana on Friday night. He had...

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26-year-old doctor loses battle to coronavirus in Rawalpindi

A 26-year-old female doctor passed away from the coronavirus at Rawalpindi's Holy Family hospital, it emerged on Saturday. The hospital's medical superintendent, Dr Shehzad, confirmed that the young doctor died due to Covid-19. He revealed that Dr Rabia Tayyab had complained about mild flu and cough symptoms on April 20 which the doctors declared as "normal fever". When her condition...

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Coronavirus pandemic: India allows 193 stranded Pakistanis to return on May 5

The Indian government has allowed 193 Pakistanis stranded in the country due to the coronavirus lockdown, to return on May 5. The Indian External Affairs Ministry has directed state police chiefs to facilitate the travel of the stranded Pakistanis back to their country via the Attari-Wagah border crossing next week. The Pakistani nationals have been told to arrive at the...

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Sindh info minister deems federal govt responsible for coronavirus spread in province

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Saturday said the federal government was responsible for the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, criticising Prime Minister Imran Khan for his doublespeak on imposing a lockdown in the country. Addressing a press conference in Karachi alongside Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani and other senior officials in the provincial...

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Pakistan cannot sustain a prolonged lockdown as labourers, daily wagers were suffering: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan once again reiterated that the country could not sustain a prolonged lockdown as labourers and the daily wagers were suffering. “The entire world is trying to restart its economy. Places like New York where thousands are dying have also decided to re-open their industries,” PM Imran said at the launch of a web portal supporting...

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Twitter user recalls accidentally ‘getting married’ to Priyanka Chopra prior to Nick Jonas

Global icon Priyanka Chopra’s fans were left startled following a confession by a Twitter user alleging that he had been 'accidentally' married to Priyanka Chopra before Nick Jonas. The social media user was responding to a tweet by Chrissy Teigen asking people their experiences on finding temporary fame. “Have you ever been famous but for like 1 minute? a talking...

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Technical talks with IMF underway for finalising outline of upcoming budget

ISLAMABAD: Technical talks between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are underway for finalising the blueprint and salient features of the upcoming budget for 2020-21 in post COVID-19 pandemic situation. Top officials said that the IMF has also linked resumption of Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme with approval of the next budget for 2020-21 in compliance with broader framework...

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Sindh thrusting incompetence upon federal govt over coronavirus crisis: Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz, in his first press conference since taking charge of the ministry, said that Sindh was thrusting incompetence upon the federal government in relation to the virus crisis. Faraz said that the federal and Sindh governments were evolving consensus regarding the coronavirus situation. He assured reporters that the government would take...

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