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Saturday, July 11th, 2020


Uzbekistan’s President addresses ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work


On July 8, 2020, Geneva hosted ILO Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work, Uzbekistan MFA reports. According to the Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan in Geneva, the summit was attended by over 80 heads of state and government, international organizations, including the UN, WTO, WHO, World Bank, IMF. Participants presented information on measures taken to overcome the negative consequences of the pandemic at the national, regional and international levels. At the invitation of the ILO Director-General, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev addressed the Virtual Global Summit. In hisRead More

NAM member states praise Azerbaijan’s efforts in fight against COVID-19


The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) chaired by Azerbaijan has held its first online meeting on combating the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Ministry reported on July 10. NAM working group on COVID-19 was established upon Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s initiative on May 4. During the online meeting held on July 9, the representatives of WHO expressed gratitude for Azerbaijan’s international efforts in fight against COVID-19, including permanent support to the activity of WHO, and expressed support to the activity of the Working Group established upon Aliyev’s initiative. Moreover, the WHO representatives noted that based onRead More

Hikmat Hajiyev: Azerbaijan to continue bringing back its citizens from abroad


Azerbaijan will continue bringing back citizens from abroad next week, Assistant to Azerbaijan’s President, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said. Hajiyev made the remark at the briefing of the Operational Headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan. “Some 250 Azerbaijani citizens who are on the border area between Azerbaijan and Russia, as well as the Azerbaijani citizens from Iran, Turkey and other countries are planned to be brought back to the homeland,” the assistant to Azerbaijan’s president said. “Approximately 200 ofRead More

Bushra Ansari apologises to drama critics, says she overreacted


Actor Bushra Ansari has apologised to drama critics and fans for her outburst last month. The actor was trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. Here’s what happened: Ansari left a harsh comment on a review of her drama serial, Zebaish, by YouTube channel Amma TV Aur Mein by Momin Ali Munshi and his mother Lubna Faryad. The idea behind the show is to review Pakistani dramas through the lens of an ordinary mom watching television. The reviews are supposed to be humorous, blunt and representative of what the common Pakistani womanRead More

Seven illegal Islamabad clinics sealed


ISLAMABAD – JUL 11 –  Seven illegal clinics in Islamabad were sealed on Saturday. It was done after inspection by drug inspector Maria Zafar of various clinics and pharmacies. The sealed clinics are in Islamabad’s Sector G-13, G-9, E-11 and Shams Colony. Zafar also checked the medicines at various stores. She instructed several clinics to ensure cleanliness and better arrangements. “No one is allowed to play with people’s lives,” Zafar said.

Ajmal Wazir removed as KP spokesperson on corruption charges


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa MPA Kamran Bangash has replaced Ajmal Wazir as the government spokesperson of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Bangash said that evidence of corruption was found against Wazir. Following this, Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an high-level inquiry to be constituted against the former spokesperson. “The chief minister has written a letter to the chief secretary for the inquiry and until then Wazir has been removed from the post,” he said. Bangash said that an audio recording of Wazir and the owner of an advertising agency regarding commission for a dealRead More