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Canada provides essential medical supplies

Staff Report Islamabad: The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination, the National Disaster Management Authority, and the High Commission of Canada held a handover ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday, for the donation of medical ventilators from Canada to Pakistan. In response to a request by the Government of Pakistan, Canada delivered 162 ventilators and related medical supplies via a Royal Canadian Air Force flight on June 27, 2021. The ventilators will be distributed based on the specific needs identified by the Government of Pakistan. “CanadaRead More

Aug 31 the deadline for Coronavirus vaccination

Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday set August 31 as deadline for anti-COVID vaccination, following which only vaccinated staff and people would be allowed to enter both public, private sector offices, businesses and high risk sectors. “This is being done for you. This is not a punishment but acknowledgement to make you realize that you play an important role for this society and economy. And we, on priority basis want that your health is not compromised so that your livelihood continues and economy also continues.,” Minister for PlanningRead More

Bilawal tells PPP to be ready for elections

The PPP chairman said Sindh had been subjected to injustice DNA KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said general elections in the country “can take place at any time” and asked his party members to be prepared for such a situation. The PPP chairman, addressing an event in Karachi, said the Sindh government had competed against MQM-P and the federal government in recent years. “Only PPP can save Karachi,” Bilawal said, adding that the party aims to resolve Karachi’s issues, including water shortages and garbage disposal. The PPPRead More

Belgian envoy meets Army Chief

Ambassador lauded Pak efforts for peace in the region DNA ISLAMABAD: Philippe Bronchain, Belgian Ambassador to Pakistan called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ. During the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including latest situation in Afghanistan and enhanced bilateral & defence cooperation were discussed. COAS said that Pakistan earnestly looks forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations with Belgium based on common interests. Visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan PeaceRead More

Pak gets 3m doses of Moderna vaccine from US

Saifullah ISLAMABAD: The United States was pleased to donate three million doses of the life-saving Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the Government of Pakistan for distribution to the Pakistani people.  These vaccines were delivered in partnership with the COVAX facility and UNICEF. This donation is part of the 80 million doses the United States is sharing with the world, delivering on our pledge to facilitate equitable global access to safe and effective vaccines, which are essential to ending the COVID-19 pandemic.  As President Biden has said, the United States is committedRead More

Sindh govt. mulls complete lockdown

Nazir Siyal KARACHI: The Sindh government is mulling a complete lockdown in Karachi as the city’s hospitals are “nearing saturation point”, members from the provincial task force on coronavirus told media on Thursday. The task force’s members said the final decision to impose a lockdown in the port city would be taken in a meeting today (Friday) at 11am, with Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah in the chair. Provincial government officials told media that medical experts within the task force have asked for a complete 14-day lockdown in the city. “Hospitals are nearingRead More