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Pakistan borrowed $2b last week, returned 40% as debt payment

Pakistan read $2 billion in fresh foreign loans only to return $809 million or 40% of that amount to repay foreign debt in the week ended June 26. After adjusting that debt payment, the country’s net dollar reserves increased by $1.2 billion, according to the data the SBP released on Thursday. Our foreign exchange reserves held as on June 26 reached $11.2 billion for the first time since April 2020. This is contrary to the preceding week’s tally when they fell to their lowest level in seven months. The increaseRead More

Army chief expresses grief over loss of lives in tragic train accident

RAWALPINDI, JUL 3 (DNA) – Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed grief on the loss of precious lives in today’s tragic train accident near Sheikupura. “Condolences to the bereaved families, prayers for early recovery of injured” COAS said. DNA ============

Shahid Afridi recovers from coronavirus

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi announced that he and his family members have recovered from coronavirus. He took to social media website Twitter to make the announcement. The prolific cricketer had revealed on June 13 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. “I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday,” Afridi had stated in a tweet. “My body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately I’m COVID positive.” The all-rounder was busy in philanthropic work during the pandemic situation which has affected millions of people in the country. HeRead More

FM Qureshi holds telephonic talk with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

DNA ISLAMABAD, JUL 3 –  Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. During the telephone conversation bilateral, regional, and international issues were discussed. Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored that Pakistan and China are ‘All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partners’ and had preserved the fine tradition of expressing solidarity, mutual assistance and mutual support to each other in the face of common challenges.   Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated that Pakistan remains committed to ‘One-China policy’ and firmly supports China on its core interestsRead More

Pak’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 4,500 as 78 more people perish in last 24 hours

ISLAMABAD, JULY 03 (DNA) – 78 more people lost their lives in the country in the past 24 hours due to complications related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the death toll to 4,551. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 4,087 new infections were detected after 22,941 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours, taking the national tally of cases to 221,896. More than 1.3 million tests have been conducted in the country while 103,722 COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment and 113,623 patients have recuperated fromRead More

New Zealand mosque shooter to be sentenced in August

An Australian white supremacist who murdered 51 Muslim worshippers in last year’s New Zealand mosque shootings will be sentenced next month after delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, court documents revealed Friday. Far-right extremist Brenton Tarrant was convicted in March of 51 murder charges, 40 of attempted murder and one of terrorism, after dropping his previous not guilty plea. At the time, New Zealand was in COVID-19 lockdown, meaning surviving victims and families of the slain could not attend court to see him sentenced. The South Pacific nation has sinceRead More