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NCOC forms monitoring teams to ensure SOPs

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday decided to form monitoring teams at federal, provincial, and district levels to ensure the implementation of coronavirus SOPs from May 8-16. The NCOC, in a statement, said the development came during a meeting chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar and co-chaired by National Coordinator Lieutenant General Hamood Uz Zaman Khan. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan was also present at the meeting. During this period, all businesses and shopsRead More

COAS reaches Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached Saudi Arabia on official visit. According to the DG ISPR, COAS will meet Saudi Arabia’s civil military leadership during the visit. It is pertinent to mention here that Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia this week in a crucial trip that suggests a thaw in ties between the two countries which were marred by differences on certain regional issues. “I can confirm that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be undertaking an official visit to the KingdomRead More

Lockdown urged as India’s cases cross 20 mn

US stops all kinds of air traffic from India; Gandhi calls for complete lockdown NEW DELHI: Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi called for a nationwide lockdown as the country’s tally of coronavirus infections surged past 20 million on Tuesday, becoming the second nation after the United States to pass the grim milestone. India’s deadly second wave of infections, the world’s biggest surge in coronavirus infections, has seen it take just over four months to add 10 million cases, versus more than 10 months for its first 10 million. Currently, theRead More

India violates ceasefire agreement after 2 months

An Indian diplomat was called to the Foreign Office to lodge a protest against the violation ISLAMABAD: India has violated the ceasefire along the Working Boundary, the first time since the two countries agreed to restore the truce on February 25, the Foreign Office confirmed on Tuesday. The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) violated the ceasefire at the Charwa Sector of the Working Boundary on Monday, foriegn office spokesperson Zahid Hafiz Chaudhri said. The spokesperson confirmed that the Indian Charge d’Affaires was called to the Foreign Office to lodge aRead More

Electoral reforms: two ordinances approved

The Information Minister said the Covid SOPs are not being implemented in letter and spirit in Karachi ISLAMABAD, MAY 04 (DNA) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the Federal Cabinet has approved two ordinances as part of electoral reforms to ensure transparency in elections. He was briefing media about the decisions taken in the Federal Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad Tuesday. The Minister said one ordinance will enable the Election Commission of Pakistan to use electronic voting machines in elections,Read More

NA-249: PML-N’s request for vote recount accepted

The recounting would be conducted of all the polling stations in the constituency ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has accepted PML-N candidate Miftah Ismail’s request for a recount in the NA-249 by-poll. The ECP, in a statement, directed all the political parties to reach the office of Returning Officer at 9:00am on May 6 where the recounting would be held. The recounting would be conducted of all the polling stations in the constituency. Ismail had written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, seeking a voteRead More