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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020


Shaban moon sighted: Ruet-e-Hilal Committee


The Shaban moon has been sighted and the first of Shaban will fall on March 26, the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee said Wednesday. Shab-e-Barat will be observed on April 8, said committee’s chairperson Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman. The month of Ramazan is likely to start from 26 or 27 April, depending on the moon sighting.

Dairy farmers in Karachi cut milk prices amid coronavirus lockdown


KARACHI, MAR 25 (DNA) – The Karachi Dairy Farmers Association has announced to decrease milk prices in the metropolis following the situation that emerged after the coronavirus pandemic.   As per details, the dairy farmers have decided to reduce milk prices by Rs6 to Rs90 per litre. They said that they’re doing it voluntarily to help people.   Sindh government had imposed a complete lockdown for 15 days from March 23 in order to contain and curb further spread of coronavirus. Sindh has reported 414 COVID-19 cases thus far withRead More

Confirmed COVID-19 cases mounting in Asia-Pacific as restrictions upgraded

LAHORE: Mar18- People stand in queue for test regarding Corona Virus in Mayo Hospital. ONLINE PHOTO by Malik Sajjad

ISLAMABAD, MAR 25 (DNA) – To contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia-Pacific countries including Pakistan have upgraded restrictions as the Philippines and New Zealand declared states of emergency, while Malaysia extended “movement control order.”   PAKISTAN: In Pakistan, the total number of confirmed cases reached 1,000 on Wednesday while eight infected patients have died. The national dashboard, maintained by the federal ministry of health, reported that another patient of coronavirus had passed away taking the nation-wide toll to eight.   Sindh remains the worst affected province by theRead More

PIA to operate four special flights for UK, Canada

Pakistan International Airline (PIA) planes are positioned on the tarmac at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad on October 10, 2012. PIA have planed to reopen its flights for Swat valley which was shut down in 2007 due to the security situation.   AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM

KARACHI, MAR 25 (DNA) – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday decided to operate four special international flights for United Kingdom (UK) and Canada as international operations remain suspended from the country amid coronavirus outbreak.   According to the national-flag carriers’ spokesman, the decision taken on humanitarian basis was made to facilitate passengers willing to return to their home countries. “The booking for the flights have begun and people will be provided with tickets on first come first basis,” he said.   Sharing details of the flights, the spokesman saidRead More

Experts call for integrated approach to mitigate COVID-19 impact on labour force

Seminar Pic

ISLAMABAD, MAR 25 (DNA) – Experts at an Online Seminar at SDPI stressed the need for a coordinated policy approach mechanism among the federal and provincial government institutions which they said is crucial to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on the labour force, a pandemic that has surrounded almost the whole world. The participants agreed that the implementation time to deal with this crisis could have been greatly reduced if local governments and local actors were engaged. The online seminar on ‘Mitigation action against COVID-19 and its impact on Pakistan’s labourRead More

SAP Pakistan helps businesses manage coronavirus in real time


ISLAMABAD, MAR 25 (DNA)  – In the wake of COVID-19 coronavirus, Pakistan’s trade, logistics, and travel organizations are called on to adopt real-time solutions to re-design supply chains and procurement to deliver medical supplies, support travel evacuations, and enhance staffing and procurement. Supporting Pakistani organizations in this time of need, SAP has opened access to SAP Ariba Discovery for real-time procurement and to TripIt Pro from Concur to manage safe and easy travel itineraries. Safety and well-being continue to be the top priority as the world manages through the deepeningRead More