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Covid restrictions further relaxed

Ban on sports lifted; walk-in vaccination for 18+; two-day weekly ban reduced to one day; 100 % attendance in office allowed; ban on transport also goes Mahnoor Ansar ISLAMABAD: NCOC Session, chaired by Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, co-chaired by National Coordinator Lt Gen Hamood uz Zaman Khan was held. The forum took a comprehensive review of vaccination process and implementation of Covid SOPs (NPIs). Decisions regarding National mass vaccination campaign • Country wide mass vaccination campaign will be run under three pronged strategy based on • VoluntarilyRead More

Lowest positivity rate in four months

Saifullah ISLAMABAD, JUN 09 (DNA) – The national tally on Wednesday of total active COVID-19 cases was recorded 44,987 with 1,118 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 2,244 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours. Seventy-seven corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 69 of whom were under treatment in hospital and eight out of the hospital in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC). During the past 24 hours, mostRead More

Afghan attack leaves ten aid workers dead

Monitoring Report KABUL: Gunmen killed 10 people and injured 16 in an attack on a mine-clearing organization in northern Afghanistan, the humanitarian group said Wednesday. An “unknown armed group” entered a de-mining camp in Baghlan Province, north of the capital, Kabul, and opened fire on HALO Trust staff at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday (1:20 p.m. ET), the organization said in a statement.  Around 110 men from local communities in northern Afghanistan were in the camp at the time, having finished their work on nearby minefields, the trust said. The Afghan InteriorRead More

Turkish foreign minister meets Kyrgyz counterpart in Ankara

ANKARA – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Wednesday met his Kyrgyz counterpart Ruslan Kazakbaev to discuss bilateral and regional issues. The minister added that he will be pleased to meet Kazakbaev at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, a gathering of political leaders, diplomats, opinion makers, and academics scheduled from June 18-20 in the Turkish resort city of Antalya.

AJK PM for resolving Kashmir dispute as per UN resolutions

BAGH, JUN 09 (DNA) – Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider said the Kashmiris living at both sides of the line of control were always committed to encourage early resolution of the Kashmir issue. “Holding of an impartial plebiscite in line with the United Nations relevant resolutions is the only way to settle the long standing Kashmir dispute for establishing durable and ever lasting peace in the region”, he said while addressing public meetings at various places in Dheerkot Sub Division of Bagh district late Tuesday. FarooqRead More

EU aware of nuclear material proliferation incident in India

BRUSSELS: The lead spokesperson for the External Affairs of the European Union Peter Stano has said that the European Union is aware of the nuclear material proliferation incident in India and at the moment, investigations are underway. He said this while talking to a Private News Channel of Pakistan. The South Asian region, in particular, and the world, in general, is concerned about international peace and security as the current incidents in India indicate the presence of a nuclear black market there. This is not the first case of itsRead More