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President urges people to get vaccinated against Coronavirus

KARACHI, May 15 (DNA): President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday urged the people to get vaccinated against Coronavirus in the best interest of everyone. Chairing a high-level review meeting about countrywide Covid-19 situation in Karachi today [Saturday] and government measures to prevent spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, he appreciated the nation for strictly adhering to Covid SOPs during Eid holidays. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, federal ministers Asad Umar and Ali Haider Zaidi, Senator Saif Abro, MNA Jai Prakash, MPAs Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Haleem Adil Sheikh, Khurram Sher Zaman, Bilal Ghaffar, SaeedRead More

Foreign Ministers of Pak, Sudan hold telephonic talk

ISLAMABAD, MAY 15 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a telephonic call from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan, Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, in which the rapidly evolving situation in Palestine was discussed. Foreign Minister Qureshi thanked the Foreign Minister of Sudan for reaching out to Pakistan to discuss the situation in Palestine. Sharing his apprehensions about the rapidly deteriorating situation, he briefed his Sudanese counterpart on Pakistan’s consistent and steadfast support to Palestine. He also informed her about Pakistan’s outreach with regional countries onRead More

FM Qureshi, Egyptian Foreign Minister discuss rapidly evolving situation in Palestine

ISLAMABAD, MAY 15 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Hassan Shoukry to discuss the rapidly evolving situation in Palestine. Foreign Minister Qureshi expressed deep concern and anguish over the desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest Muslim site. He strongly condemned the attacks of the Israeli Forces against innocent Palestinians, including children. Foreign Minister Qureshi conveyed his apprehensions about the rapidly deteriorating situation and emphasized the need for regional powers and international community to play their part inRead More

Avengers star Mark Ruffalo demands sanctions against Israel

Avengers star Mark Ruffalo has called for sanctions against Israel for its aggression against Palestine. Ruffalo, who plays the role of Hulk in the much-beloved franchise, shared the statistics of the casualties in Palestine in a tweet. Ruffalo is not the first celebrity to speak against the ongoing situation in Palestine. Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize Award winner Malala Yousafzai along with actor Riz Ahmed and musician Zayn Malik have spoken against Israel’s relentless aggression. The death toll in Gaza since Monday stands at 139, at least 39 of them children.Read More

FM Qureshi phones Chinese counterpart, discussed Palestinian issue

ISLAMABAD, MAY 15 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephone conversation with the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The Palestinian issue, peace process in Afghanistan, and Pakistan-China bilateral relations were discussed. The Foreign Minister congratulated Chinese leadership and its people for successful landing of Chinese spacecraft at Mars and underlined that it was a historic milestone for China in the technological realm. The Foreign Minister underscored that the year 2021 had a special significance as it marked 70th anniversary of the establishment ofRead More

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 4.67 mln: Africa CDC

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,677,798 as of Saturday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 125,890 while 4,232,974 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease. South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent, according to the Africa CDC. In terms of the number of cases, southern AfricaRead More