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Medical equipment provided by China to strengthen Pakistan’s capacity to counter coronavirus pandemic: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed sincere gratitude to China for supporting Pakistan in helping contain COVID-19 by sending medical assistance. Talking to Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing in Islamabad, the premier conveyed the gratitude and said

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PM Imran visits Coronavirus Isolation Center in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Coronavirus Isolation Center in Islamabad today (Thursday). According to media details, the Isolation Center is a fifty-bed facility for coronavirus patients. Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal briefed the Prime Minister regarding the

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Jack Ma, Alibaba foundation donation arrives in Karachi to help fight against COVID-19

KARACHI – Today, the first batch of the much-needed medical supplies donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation arrived in Pakistan. The shipment is part of the donation of medical supplies to 10 Asian countries announced on

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Son of Pakistani Army general dies of coronavirus in US

LAHORE –  A 26-year-old son of Major General died of COVID-19 in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. The deceased Rehman Shukr, a young talented Pakistan was serving as Financial System Specialist in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Rehman was a son

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SBP allows importers to advance payment, op

ISLAMABAD – State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday allowed importer to advance payment and open account without any limit for the import 0f medical equipment, medicines and other ancillary items for the treatment of COVID-19. According to a press

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Pakistan welcomes IMF, WB statement for suspending debt payment by dev countries

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Economic Affairs Division Hammad Azhar has welcomed the joint statement of World Bank (WB) and IMF calling for suspending of debt payment by developing countries and hoped that it would be accepted. In a tweet, he

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LHC adjourns hearing of Mir Shakil’s bail pleas till March 30

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday adjourned till March 30 the hearing of the post-arrest bail petitions, filed by Geo/Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. A division bench, headed by Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem, heard the petitions, filed by Mir Shakil and his wife, Shahina Shakil. Barrister

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Coronavirus: WHO terms COVID-19 ‘a global pandemic

GENEVA – The COVID-19 viral disease that has swept into at least 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. Addressing a news conference in Geneva today (Wednesday), Director

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Germany, France impose strict measures to halt coronavirus epidemic

BERLIN/Paris – Germany and France have imposed stringent new measures to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. French President Emmanuel Macron in a televised speech announced an enforced lockdown saying we are in a health war. He said 100,000

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Two corona suspects tested positive in AJK

MIRPUR – Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan Friday expressed satisfaction over the coordinated efforts of various government departments and the state institutions to contain COVID-19 pandemic in the liberated territory as only 2 of 83 corona suspects

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