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Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

 

PPP to call Multi Party Conference on Corona Virus 

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ISLAMABAD, MAR 22,  (DNA) – A video conference of the Central executive Committee of the Pakistan People’s Party was held today to take stock of the situation arising out of the corona virus pandemic, the measures taken by the Sindh government and suggestions for a way forward. In a statement Secretary General of the PPPP ex Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the meeting presided over by Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Bilawal House Karachi and participated by Party leaders from all over Pakistan in their respective home towns and communicatingRead More


Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 687 as Sindh reports 41 new cases

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 22 (DNA): The coronavirus cases in Pakistan have surged to 687 as 333 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Sindh, 104 in Balochistan, 152 in Punjab, 31 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 55 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 11 in Islamabad and one Azad Kashmir. Pakistan has so far confirmed three fatalities from the pandemic, with latest casualty being a 77-year-old man in Karachi on Friday. The first two deaths were reported in Mardan and Hangu of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The death in Karachi was verified by Sindh Health Minister DrRead More


All shopping malls, restaurants shut for week in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 22 (DNA): The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration on Sunday notified new measures in an effort to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the capital city. According to details, the civic administration ordered the closure of all shopping malls and restaurants in Islamabad for a week. The notification said grocery stores will shut at 8 pm instead of 10 pm in the capital city. In a televised address to the nation earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan said a lockdown is not being considered as 25%Read More


MQM-P announces rejoining federal cabinet as deadlock ends

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KARACHI, Mar 22 (DNA): Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has announced to rejoin federal cabinet after holding a meeting with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui announced in a press conference that MQM-P leadership has decided to become part of the federal government and retain alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government. The convenor said both political parties have to make decisions on ‘many matters’ and major progress was seen in the fulfilment of the demands raised by MQM-P leadership. “MQM-P is now satisfied over the progress made onRead More


FM telephones Iranian, Sri Lankan, Nepalese counterparts, discusses COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 22 (DNA): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday telephoned his Iranian and Nepalese counterparts and exchanged views on situation arising out of the outbreak of COVID-19. Talking to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, he expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of precious lives in Iran due to Coronavirus. Conveying deep concern and sorrow over the tragic loss of innocent lives in the on-going pandemic, the Foreign Minister commended the government and people of Iran for valiantly combating the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Foreign Office said. TheRead More


Complete lockdown to have serious implications for country: Ejaz Shah

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 22 (DNA): Minister for Interior Ejaz Ahmed Shah Sunday said the complete lockdown could have serious implications for the country, which was why the federal government was not deciding about it. The World Health Organisation (WHO) lauded the prompt response of the Pakistani government to curb coronavirus outbreak, he said talking to a private news channel. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address had asked the masses to go into self-isolation because taking precautionary measures was better than cure. The minister said after the 18th amendmentRead More