Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Sunday, June 28th, 2020


NDMA to be handed first batch of locally manufactured ventilators this week: Fawad


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry announced on Sunday that the first batch of locally manufactured ventilators will be handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) this week. “The first tranche of ventilators made in Pakistan will be handed over to the NDMA this week,” the minister tweeted while congratulating the NRTC on the achievement. Chaudhry also shared that three more ventilator designs were in the last phase of development. “After approval, Pakistan will be among those countries which will be able to manufacture complexRead More

IT Ministry announces winners of national education challenge


DNA ISLAMABAD, JUNE 28 –  Top 3 innovators of the National Education Challenge were announced in a ceremony that was held on Sunday through a video link by the Ignite – MoITT. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Secretary IT & Telecom graced the event as chief guest on behalf of Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Amin Ul Haq. The challenge was launched on 18th of this month by the Ignite – MoITT through NIC Karachi to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 outbreak on education and literacy. The top solution, (Project Name)Read More

Over $30b needed to develop vaccines, end COVID-19 pandemic: WHO


The World Health Organisation said Friday that a global initiative to speed up the development and production of Covid-19 tests, vaccines and treatments will require more than $30 billion over the next year. Providing details of the so-called ACT accelerator, launched in April and aimed at pooling international resources to combat the pandemic, WHO said “the costed plans presented today call for $31.3 billion in funding”. So far, $3.4 billion of that had been pledged, the UN health agency said, pointing out that an additional $27.9 billion was needed overRead More

NAB committed to logical conclusion of mega corruption cases: Chairman


DNA ISLAMABAD, JUNE 28 –  Justice (RETD) Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has said that NAB under its effective and comprehensive National Anti-Corruption Strategy is committed for logical conclusion of mega corruption white collar crimes cases by adopting “NAB’s Faith-Corruption free Pakistan” Policy as the figures of complaints in 2019 were much better as compared to the figures of complaints received in 2018. The overall complaints in 2019 were 53643 and processed 42760 whereas complaints in 2018 were 48591 and processed 41414. NAB during 2019, processed 1308 complaint verifications, 1686 inquiries and 609Read More

One dead in shooting at US Black Lives Matter rally


One person was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter rally in the US state of Kentucky, police said. The incident Saturday took place at Jefferson Square Park in the center of Louisville where protestors have gathered for weeks over the killing of African American woman Breonna Taylor. Her death in March helped fuel a campaign against racism and police brutality in the United States that has since spread across the globe. Louisville Metro Police Department said officers were called to the park at aroundRead More

Islamabad’s Sectors G-9/2 and G-9/3 reopened


ISLAMABAD, JUNE 28  –  Islamabad’s Sectors G-9/2 and G-9/3 have been reopened. They were previously sealed as part of the government’s smart lockdown. On Monday morning, the Karachi Company commercial area will also be reopened. These areas were sealed on June 13 after a rise in coronavirus cases was reported. So far, Pakistan has reported 200,000 coronavirus cases and over 4,000 deaths.