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Friday, February 14th, 2020


Virus has no boundaries: Wang Yi calls for global cooperation against COVID-19


BEIJING, FEB 14 — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday in Berlin that virus has no boundaries and the international community should work together to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “In this battle to safeguard human health, mutual understanding, trust and support across national borders matter the most,” Wang stressed at a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas. Since the epidemic broke out, the Chinese government has taken the most comprehensive and strictest measures to control and prevent the disease, said Wang. He said those efforts haveRead More

Social media regulation perfectly in public interest: Fawad


ISLAMABAD, Feb 14 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday said that regulating social media is perfectly in the public interest. In his tweet, Fawad Chaudhry said, no one has ever criticized the United States of America (USA) and United Kingdom (UK) over stringent regulations but for Pakistan, some elements want zero regulation. The minister said it is imperative to bring companies in Pakistan economic laws framework registration. He continued these rules are framed in exercise of the powers conferred under clause (c) of sub-sectionRead More

IHC says will not intervene in state policy on evacuation of Pakistanis from Wuhan


ISLAMABAD, FEB 14 (DNA) : The Islamabad High Court on Friday said it would not interfere in Islamabad’s policy on the evacuation of stranded Pakistanis in China’s coronavirus-hit Wuhan, but asked the government to provide concrete assurances to the families of those affected that the citizens were in good hands. The foreign ministry subsequently informed the Islamabad High Court that two diplomats have already been dispatched to Wuhan to assess the problems being faced by the Pakistanis stuck there. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Friday heard a petition filedRead More

Pakistan, Azerbaijan discuss military education cooperation


BAKU, AZERBAIJAN:  — The Director General of the Directorate of Military Training of the General Headquarters of Pakistan Armed Forces Major General Saqib Mehmud Malik along with a delegation visited Baku. In Baku, the delegation visited the War College of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan wherein the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Chief of the Main Department of Combat Training and Military Education Lieutenant General Nizam Osmanov briefed it about reforms carried out in theRead More

Myanmar’s Navy arrests 48 Rohingya off country’s coast


PETHEIN, FEB 14 (DNA) : Nearly 50 Rohingya Muslims have been detained at sea by Myanmar’s navy, a local official said Friday, the latest from the persecuted minority to be caught trying to flee camps in Bangladesh and Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state. It was not immediately clear where the group started their boat journey but they were likely aiming for Malaysia or Indonesia, predominantly Muslim countries with large Rohingya diasporas. Thousands of Rohingya have taken to the sea over the years in high-risk attempts to escape sprawling refugee camps inRead More

China coronavirus death toll nears 1,400

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BEIJING, FEB 14 (DNA) :  The death toll from China’s virus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday, as the United States complained of a “lack of transparency” from Beijing over its handling of a crisis that has fuelled global panic. Nearly 64,000 people are now recorded as having been made ill by the virus in China, with the last two days showing a steep rise after a change in diagnostic methods. The National Health Commission disclosed a statistical error, however, saying it removed 108 deaths in Hubei that had been double-counted, butRead More